Calum Best, former model and son of Manchester United star George Best, has reportedly undergone a hair transplant procedure. Calum first noticed his hair loss starting from the age of 23, and now at the age of 31, has fought back against his receding hairline with the surgery, which cost him approximately £8,000.
As a former model, and with two upcoming movies in the pipeline, Calum’s appearance is obviously of significant importance to his career, and he has admitted that his hair loss had an effect on his self-confidence.
Calum was quoted in the Daily Mail saying, “You drop your head to look at your phone and you are thinking all the time, ‘Are they looking at my bald spot?’ It really affects your confidence. You find it hard to concentrate fully, because you are worried that they will be noticing your hair.”
Calum, who had the surgery at the Crown Clinic, has now joined the ranks of other famous faces, including Wayne Rooney and James Nesbitt, who are reported to have had hair transplants over the last few years.
Is surgery the answer?
Calum blames his hair loss on a combination of peroxide damage and Traction Alopecia, a condition where hair shafts are placed under excessive tension, causing the hair to be pulled and the follicle to be damaged.
Traction Alopecia is generally the result of extreme styling, such as braids or cornrows, or continual wearing of hair extensions – in Calum’s case, he spent much of his early 20s with his hair pulled back into a tight ponytail, which possibly contributed to his receding hairline. Although Calum states his hair loss is down to external factors, his receding hairline and thinning crown do in fact indicate genetic hair loss, or Male Pattern Baldness was in fact the cause.
Although Calum, as well as a number of other celebrities have opted for surgery, it is not necessarily required in order to repair the damage, and indeed should not be assumed to be the best course of action to treat receding or thinning hair. A carefully balanced combination of medicinal treatments as part of a holistic treatment plan can help to regrow hairs that have been lost and prevent further shedding, without the need for expensive surgery.
Medicinal treatment options
Calum or any other man experiencing symptoms of hair loss – either through Traction Alopecia or other common conditions such as Androgenic Alopecia – should be aware of all of the options available to them, in order to make an informed decision.
The Belgravia Centre offers a range of hair loss treatment options specifically designed to target male hair loss – from medically proven medications such as Minoxidil and Propecia to our unique range of Hair Growth Boosters. Because all of our treatment programmes are bespoke and tailored to the needs of each individual client, you can be sure that you’re receiving the best possible help for your particular hair loss condition. These are the treatments that need to be used to maintain the hair following a hair transplant, so using them before may save you many thousands of pounds and the need for a surgical procedure.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the hair loss treatment options available through the Belgravia Centre, you can contact us online or call 0800 077 6666 to arrange a free, no obligation appointment at our London clinic. If you’re not based in the city, you can also complete our online diagnostic form for a remote diagnosis and a home use treatment programme that can be posted to you anywhere in the world.