He may play the sartorially gifted entrepreneur Mr Selfridge in ITV’s latest new drama, but according to a national newspaper, actor Jeremy Piven may have spent £9,000 on a hair transplant to reverse his balding. If the tip-off is true, Piven joins other celebrities experiencing hair loss, including footballer Wayne Rooney and hair stylist James Brown, on the list of famous men who have had a hair transplant.
Photos taken in Hawaii in 2010 appear to show the actor sporting a large scar on the back of his head, and some have speculated this may be from a hair transplant, where healthy hair follicles are transplanted from the back of the head to the balding area. However, Piven has stated that the scar is actually from surgery done to conceal an old acting injury.
If the Mr Selfridge star has indeed had a hair transplant, was it his only option to halt his balding and regrow thinning hair? Actually, unless his hair loss was to the extent that the area was shiny and completely bald, there is another option. If Piven was experiencing hair loss on his crown, or a receding hair line, it’s likely that he would have been diagnosed with male pattern baldness by our hair loss specialists.
No Need To Be Selfridge
Male pattern hair loss can be treated, often extremely effectively (check out our hair loss success stories) via a combined treatment approach at The Belgravia Centre. A free consultation would establish the cause of Piven’s hair loss, and a bespoke treatment plan would be built around this diagnosis.
Propecia would usually be used to block the action of DHT, a hormone that attacks the scalp hair follicles on the heads of genetically predisposed men, causing the follicles to shrink and produce weaker hair, and eventually no hair at all.
Alongside Propecia, baldness can be simultaneously treated with minoxidil. Applied to the affected areas of the scalp, minoxidil is thought to work by activating potassium channels in the scalp, and like Propecia has been licensed for use as a hair loss treatment by the MHRA, and its US equivalent the FDA.
For particularly stubborn patches of hair loss, The Belgravia Pharmacy often recommends appropriate formulations of high strength minoxidil which have shown extremely positive results for men who have previously tried and failed to regrow hair with weaker hair loss products.
Avoiding The Transplant
If you’ve been considering a hair transplant, it may save you a lot of time, stress and money if you check your suitability for our medically-based hair loss treatment first. A free consultation or filling out an online diagnostic form will be enough to diagnose your type of hair loss and outline a potential treatment programme tailored specifically for you.
Of course, there’s no obligation to go ahead with treatment after the consultation and diagnosis, but you might be treating yourself to a few Selfridges trips with the money you’d be saving by avoiding a hair transplant.
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.