Louis has recently admitted that his newly regrown hairline is the result of a hair transplant operation. 59-year-old Walsh is believed to have undergone the radical hair loss treatment at the prompting of media mogul and paymaster Simon Cowell.
Earlier this year, Walsh reports that Cowell approached him in rehearsals saying, ‘You know, you’re starting to lose your hair dear.’ This unprompted comment forced Walsh to investigate further and after catching sight of footage showing a bald spot on the back of his head and hearing about Wayne Rooney’s hair transplant, he was spurred to act on Cowell’s advice.
Walsh has been extremely open about the whole procedure, speaking to the press about his hair loss and the treatment. ‘I wanted to get the problem solved before it became a problem,’ he said, ‘It’s called maintenance.’ Many commentators suggest that Walsh has been under increasing pressure from Simon Cowell to ‘improve his appearance’, to help maintain the youthful looks of the rest of the X Factor panel of judges.
So pleased is Louis Walsh with the results of his transplant that he has spoken with the media far and wide to extol the virtues of his improved hairline. With Simon Cowell’s obsessive attention to detail, it is only a matter of time before Barlow comes under pressure to restore his locks. Always assuming he returns for another series of X Factor.
But would a transplant be the right option for Barlow? In Dr. Elena Koleva’s opinion, probably not! “Gary Barlow’s hair is at the perfect stage to respond to a treatment course specially tailored to his pattern and stage of hair loss. This would stop further hair loss and could well increase the density of his hair”. Dr. Koleva is The Belgravia Centre’s doctor and has dealt with many similar cases to Barlow’s. “A transplant would be a waste of money and probably a waste of time. Using treatments will ensure his hair density is maintained long into the future, without the need for surgery.”
Has Walsh wasted his money?
It is undeniable that hair transplant techniques have come a long way in the past two decades. The old punch graft technique has been replaced by ‘mini’ and ‘micro’ graft transplantation. While the old punch graft technique often created a ‘doll hair’ look, modern hair transplant techniques can create a very natural appearance. Today’s ‘mini’ and ‘micro’ graft technique allows single hairs or a natural group of 2 or 3 hairs to be re-planted in the direction of the individual’s natural growth pattern. However, there are significant disadvantages to hair transplants.
First, no matter how casual celebrities may be in their attitudes, a hair transplant carries all the risks of any surgery. Then one has to bear in mind that preventative treatment will still be needed to maintain the natural hair around the transplant since this will continue to shed in the normal way. The Belgravia Centre offers effective hair regrowth treatments that Louis Walsh could have used in the first place with a very high chance of good results. That would have saved him almost £30,000 at could have achieved the same or similar results.
What Are The Alternatives?
Hair loss experts at The Belgravia Centre would recommend a course of treatment prior to electing for expensive transplant surgery. This will give you a chance to see how you will respond and if it is worth undertaking surgery. A number of proven medical treatments have been developed which have a very high success rate in reversing hair loss.
Depending on the specific needs of a client, medications such as Propecia or Minoxidil can be used for treating conditions such as male pattern balding with often excellent results. Used as part of a personalised treatment plan and combined with our Hair Growth Boosters, including our dietary supplement HairVitalics, these clinically approved medications have helped us help thousands of men and women regain not only their hairlines, but their confidence too. Maybe they could have helped Louis Walsh.
Age Is Not A Factor
By the time men reach Louis Walsh’s age, approximately 60% of them will also be experiencing hair loss of one form or another. Hair loss can affect men as early as their twenties and has usually become apparent by the age of Gary Barlow himself – 40.
Hair loss specialists now suggest that persons under the age of 30 should always investigate options other than transplant surgery because of the varying degrees of success and problems with future hair loss.
The Belgravia Centre ensures that their custom treatment plans extend far beyond simply prescribing medications by taking a holistic view of each client’s needs. This individualised approach is what gives our clinic the X Factor and is responsible for the vast number of success stories we get from our satisfied clients.
So should you or Gary Barlow think about following in Louis’s footsteps our advice would be to contact us at the Belgravia Centre first. You, and Gary, could save yourselves a lot of cash.