New father Wayne Rooney has revealed his drastically thinning hair just two years after a £15,000 surgical hair transplant procedure was carried out in an attempt to replace the hair atop his head. However, whilst the transplanted hair still remains, Rooney is experiencing hair loss behind the transplant area in the middle of his head.
Two noticeable bald patches have now appeared, although because the areas are not completely bald and shiny, Rooney could potentially prevent further hair loss and regrow his thinning patches by beginning a hair loss treatment plan.
In order to be effective, and to regrow hair as supposed to just improving the condition of existing hair, a treatment programme would ideally contain the only two medications proven for hair loss that have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA. These are the UK and US medical regulatory bodies, whose license or approval means that stringent testing has been carried out to ensure that the medications do what they claim they can.
Avoiding A Hair Transplant
The first medication that could help Rooney prevent the need for another hair transplant is Propecia, a once daily oral tablet that inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which joins with testosterone to form dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. This powerful androgen hormone attacks hair follicles atop the scalp causing them to shrink and produce wispy, thin-looking hair.
Taking Propecia can help to slow and often halt the progression of male pattern hair loss, which can prevent baldness. However, another medication called minoxidil is needed to encourage hair regrowth in the thinning areas.
This topical treatment comes in a variety of formulations. Belgravia specialists believe using high strength minoxidil as part of a combination treatment programme could recommend the optimum solution for his case. There is also the option to include certain added boosters, offering a dual approach to protecting the hair follicle.
A Comprehensive Treatment Approach
A comprehensive hair loss treatment programme is always advisable after a hair transplant, in order to maintain your hair and to prevent shock loss immediately after the transplant. However, a hair transplant should only be considered if a medical approach has been attempted for at least six months, as this often renders a transplant unnecessary.
As well as taking the two medications discussed above, Rooney would also benefit from a number of treatment boosters to ensure that his hair remains healthy and nourished as it regrows. From nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics to the FDA cleared LaserComb, which can help stimulate regrowth, a comprehensive treatment programme ensures that every base is covered when it comes to your hair.
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.