Footballer Ryan Giggs has recently been pictured with what seems to be significant hair loss, despite The Sun alleging in 2011 that the Manchester United player had spent £30,000 on a hair transplant. Of course, the hair transplant rumours were just that, and it’s possible that Giggs regrew his hair using a hair loss treatment programme, but it would appear that he hasn’t been maintaining his hair transplant (which is essential) or keeping up with his hair loss treatment.
Has He Or Hasn’t He?
The Premier League star is experiencing a thinning crown, which occurs due to the onset of male pattern hair loss. This manner of shedding is genetic, which means that the predisposition to baldness is inherited from our family tree. If Giggs has inherited the genes for balding, there’s nothing that he can do to ‘cure’ his condition, and any hair loss treatment plan needs to be kept up in order to maintain its effectiveness.
An effective hair loss treatment programme needs to contain clinically proven hair loss medications, and if Giggs has been trying to maintain his transplant with anything less it’s no surprise that the transplanted hairs have been shedding. There are two medications proven for hair loss that men can use, and each of them has been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, the UK and US medical regulators.
The first of these medications, Propecia, is an oral tablet that undoes the damage caused by DHT, a powerful androgen that attacks follicles atop the scalp in men experiencing pattern hair loss. Propecia is particularly effective at improving the overall thickness of the hair, but balding of Giggs’s extent often needs something more to recover.
This is when the second medication, minoxidil can come in useful. Minoxidil appears to stimulate regrowth when applied locally, and as such can be particularly effective on a thinning crown. This medication comes in a variety of strengths including a high strength 12.5% minoxidil cream.
A combination of these two medications and a selection of hair growth boosters such as the nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics would have given Giggs the best chance of either maintaining his hair transplant or treating his shedding. However, if his hair follicles are still producing hair, even if it’s in thin, wispy strands, there’s every chance that he could halt further loss and regrow hair using the above method.
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