Since he first announced that he’d had one done on Twitter, Wayne Rooney’s hair transplant has seldom been out of the news. In June, he tweeted, “Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant… I was going bald at 25, why not? I’m delighted with the result.”
However, according to the Daily Mail, just over half a year on from the procedure, he may be less delighted with the results. “It seems that maybe the time has come for Wayne Rooney to request a refund,” says the Mail. It says that recent pictures of the now 26-year-old footballer in Switzerland show signs of thinning, “on top and at the front,” and may be a sign that the transplant is, “wearing off.”
This follows on from recent reports that the Manchester United and England striker’s hair has been turning grey, something the clinic that carried out the transplant claims is normal.
£30,000 down the drain?
This isn’t the first time that Rooney’s transplant has been in the news for a surprising lack of re-growth. Last time, the clinic said that it can take 6-12 months to notice re-growth, but as it has now been seven months, Rooney might have expected to have seen better results, particularly taking into account the £30,000 price tag for the procedure.
Whether or not he does see better results in time, the fact is that hair transplants are a very expensive way of dealing with hair loss, with no guarantee of results. Rooney’s, like Louis Walsh’s recent hair transplant, was a particularly expensive one at £30,000, but even the more standard-priced hair transplants cost anywhere between £3,000 and £12,000.
Hair transplants also involve invasive surgery, which, as with any kind of surgery, carries risks such as infection. On top of this, there is always a chance that the transplanted follicles will not take, and the money will be wasted.
Would Rooney have been better off with Propecia?
Often celebrities with money to burn seem instinctively to go for the more expensive option. But just because something is expensive, doesn’t necessarily mean it works (take a look at some overpaid yet underperforming footballers for evidence).
Wayne Rooney could have saved himself a lot of money if he would have acted earlier and used the optimum combination of hair loss treatments for his stage and pattern of hair loss. At The Belgravia Centre we prevent and reverse cases of Male Pattern Baldness such as Rooney’s, by using a combination of medically proven treatments and hair growth boosters to achieve truly astounding results in many cases.
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