Many celebrities suffer from hair loss to varying degrees, but tend to hide it using a variety of methods. However one who has never made any attempt to hide his baldness, and has in fact made it part of his screen persona, is TV funny man Harry Hill.
So viewers were no doubt surprised to see him with a head of strawberry blonde hair when he first appeared as a guest on the Jonathan Ross Show on ITV recently.
‘I’m thrilled with my new hair’
‘I went to that same place that Wayne Rooney and my friend Jason Gardiner went to,’ said Hill when asked about his hair. He added, ‘I had a little bit from the back put on the front. I’m thrilled with my new hair.’
But anyone who was in any doubt over whether Harry Hill really had had a hair transplant wasn’t left wondering for long when the star of TV Burp and other shows entered the studio set for his interview.
‘What’s going on with your head?’ asked Ross upon seeing the new barnet, ‘That’s not right Harry.’
‘It’s still quite sore actually, don’t touch it, it’s still quite sore,’replied Hill as the presenter moved closer. A slight tug later and the hair came away, revealing that it was in fact a wig. ‘My hair, my hair, give it back,’ exclaimed Hill in mock dismay, before adding, ‘It’s got to go back in the bag.’
So, Harry Hill has not had a hair transplant, and it seems unlikely he’ll be donning a hairpiece anytime soon for anything other than comedic effect.
Zany comedian Hill, a former doctor, suffers from Male Pattern Baldness. Rather than taking measures to ‘save’ his hair or conceal his baldness, it would appear that he embraced the look long ago by shaving his head in its entirety. Certainly he has had a bald head for the duration of his TV career, and it is as iconic as his trademark thick-rimmed glasses and larger-than-life collars.
Male Pattern Baldness: No laughing matter
Some people, like Harry Hill, are comfortable with their baldness and are able to make jokes about it. But for some men it is a source of embarrassment and stress. Fortunately, there are treatments for hair loss which can help men who suffer from Male Pattern Baldness.
As Hill mentioned, while many celebrities, such as Wayne Rooney and Jason Gardiner turn to hair transplants to deal with their hair loss, for most people these expensive procedures are not really an option. Hair Transplants also carry the risks associated with any kind of invasive surgery, and despite the high costs, there is no guarantee of success.
Hairpieces are another option, but to get a high quality one is exceedingly expensive, they can be uncomfortable to wear and, as Jonathan Ross revealed, they can come off.
At The Belgravia Centre we don’t use expensive and risky surgery, or rely on hairpieces to mask the problem. Our hair loss experts use the most up to date and effective pharmaceutical and clinical hair loss treatments available to deliver great results at affordable prices.
Two of the pharmaceutical treatments we use are Propecia and Minoxidil. Both have been scientifically proven to be effective in the treatment of Male Pattern Baldness and are licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency(MHRA).
Propecia works because it reduces the body’s levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – the chemical responsible for the follicle shrinkage that results in genetic hair loss. Minoxidil works by opening up potassium channels in the scalp, and increasing the blood flow to the follicles, ensuring they are well nourished.
We use these pharmaceutical treatments in conjunction with hair growth boosters such as the HairMax LaserComb and our own Hair Vitalics nutritional supplement to achieve optimum results and maximum hair re-growth. Each case of hair loss is different, so we tailor our treatment approach to best suit the individual.
Speak to The Belgravia Centre’s hair loss experts
Take a look at our website to read Belgravia’s large collection of success stories which include comments written by happy hair loss treatment users and their ‘before and during treatment’ photo-scans. If you’d like to take the next step and find out more about how we can help you to stabilise hair loss and re-grow your hair, contact us today for a consultation at our London clinic with no obligation. Alternatively, fill in our online diagnostic form to arrange for a home-use treatment programme which can be delivered to you, wherever you are in the world.