We recently reported on Celtic FC footballer Anthony Stokes’ hair transplant – after experiencing early male pattern hair loss, he made the decision to undergo the pre-season treatment in 2014. And it seems the 26 year old striker is pleased with the results of his surgery, having tweeted this photo with the message, “Barnet is almost back!” to his 127,000 followers.
Stokes is not the only Celtic footballer to undergo hair restoration; team-mate Leigh Griffiths has also recently undergone the same type of hair transplant. Premature signs of male pattern baldness can affect confidence, and it seems that Stokes is now more than happy to be back in the limelight, proudly showing off his improved head of hair after his FUE transplant. You can see what he looked like just after the surgery in the video below where Stokes and Griffiths discuss their expected results. (Story continues below the video)
A growing trend
Hair transplants are a popular choice for men experiencing thinning hair – and it’s not just Celtic players who are signing up. Leeds United and Republic of Ireland striker, Noel Hunt follows in the footsteps of the Celtic boys and Wayne Rooney, after recently announcing on Twitter that he’s planning a close-season FUE transplant – reportedly the most popular surgical procedure requested by men experiencing hair loss. He tweeted, “Well that’s me booked in for the Rooney at the end of the season.”
Hunt explains the reason behind his decision, “I know a few of the kids who have had it done and after seeing their results I knew it was time to get my hair sorted,” he said.
Costly procedure and the alternatives
Hair transplants are only recommended for those who have not experienced success with medically-proven hair loss treatments, and it is recommended that a course of non-invasive, pharmaceutical male hair loss treatment is tried for at least six months before, as well as continuing use after, undergoing a transplant.
Sometimes the regrowth from the use of medications like Propecia and minoxidil can be so significant that men decide they no longer have any need for surgery. You can find over 1,000 examples of Belgravia clients’ regrowth results, like those pictured right, from following our bespoke pharmaceutical treatment plans rather than surgery in our Hair Loss Success Stories.
Hair restoration surgery is also expensive, costing anywhere from £3,000 to £30,000, with a strict aftercare regime required to maximise the surgery’s effects, and a number of procedures may be required to get the desired result. In addition, many hair transplant surgeons won’t accept patients younger than 30, although these footballers, who are all in their 20’s, were accepted for the procedure.
If signs of male pattern baldness or a receding hairline are causing you concern but you don’t wish to explore the option of a hair transplant, there are other treatments open to you. Make an appointment with a hair loss specialist as soon as possible and they will be able to prescribe a personalised treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.