Prince Harry’s hair loss is accelerating, according to Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak

POSTED: 17 November 2017

We shared a new story from Crown Clinic and our surgeon Asim Shahmalak about Prince Harry's accelerating hair loss.

It got some great coverage in nationalcc media including this piece here:


Here's the full details of story:

Pictures show how Prince Harry's hair loss is accelerating fast - and he will be as bald as his big brother William if he does not take action, according to Britain's leading hair transplant surgeon

Prince Harry's hair loss is accelerating quickly and he will be as bald as his brother William if he does not take action now, according to Britain's leading hair transplant surgeon.
These picture show how the thinning has got noticeably worse in the last two years.
They expose a growing bald patch on 33-year-old Harry's crown and significant gaps have appeared at the front of his hairline since 2015.
The royals' baldness gene has struck Harry around ten years later than his brother William, 35, who was thinning in his early 20s.
But the younger prince will also lose most of his hair if he does not take steps to halt the problem, according to Crown Clinic's consultant surgeon Asim Shahmalak.

Dr Shahmalak said: "You can see there has been a significant deterioration in Harry's hair over the last two years.

"He is developing an appreciable bald spot around his crown and the thinning towards the front of his hairline is accelerating. There are significant gaps in the cover right across the top of his scalp.
"If he does nothing he will go bald as his older brother over the next 10 years."
Prince Harry first grew his beard three years ago.
And Dr Shahmalak believes that he may be using the facial hair to compensate for the hair loss on his scalp.
He said: "It is very common for men who are thinning on top to grow a beard. It does detract a little for the hair loss in the scalp. Beards are also a sign of virility and men are often reassured by the fact that while they may be losing hair on top, it still grows well in other parts of their body."
Prince Harry has been dubbed the world's most eligible bachelor and there is a growing speculation that he will be announce his engagement soon to girlfriend Meghan Markle, 36.
Dr Shahmalak said: "They are a lovely couple and I think the whole nation is hoping that they will announce their engagement.
"Harry would not be human if he was not concerned about his hair loss when he is in a relationship with such a beautiful woman.
"There are simple ways that he could reverse his hair loss. He could start by taking a clinically proven drug such as Propecia which should halt or at least significantly slow down his hair loss.
"And he can follow the lead of other celebrities such as Calum Best and Wayne Rooney in having a hair transplant."
Dr Shahmalak's celebrity clients include Gogglebox star Chris Steed, TV doctor Christian Jessen and Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts.
He has seen a 25% rise in bookings at Manchester-based Crown Clinic thanks to the 'Rooney effect'- with increasing numbers of young men following the lead of the former England captain in having a hair transplant.

Surgeon Asim Shahmalak, of Crown Clinic, recommends four ways that Harry could stop his baldness

1 Medication -£100 a month

Dr Shahmalak said: "There are clinically proven drugs such as Propecia (also known as Finasteride) which will stop or at least significantly slow down Prince Harry's hair loss. These drugs have passed all known clinical trials and they do really work. I should warn that around 2% of men who take Propecia suffer side effects such as the loss of libido. Harry could also use a hair mousse such as Minoxidil which will again halt the natural loss of his hair. What these treatments cannot do is replace any of his lost hair - they will just stop him from losing any more. But it is a good first step in addressing the problem."

2 FUE hair transplant - follicular unit extraction -£10,000

Dr Shahmalak said: "This is the most popular hair loss treatment and the only permanent cure for male pattern baldness. Grafts are removed individually from the back and the sides of scalp and replanted into the balding areas. The technology has improved markedly in the last 20 years and Harry would be able to get a wonderful natural result. Wayne Rooney, Calum Best and a string of other stars chose this method. Around 80% of my patients have FUE. It is the most popular because scarring is minimal. Harry would need to spend around £10,000 to replace his lost hair."

3 FUT hair transplant - follicular unit transplantation, also known as strip harvesting -£6,000

Dr Shahmalak said: "This is the more traditional method of hair transplantation which has been around for decades. A strip of skin is cut from the scalp to obtain the donor grafts and then they are replanted in the balding areas in the same way as FUE. It is less labour intensive than FUE because all the donor hair is removed at the same time which means it is cheaper - it would cost Harry around £6,000 to sort out his hair with this method. The main disadvantage is the scarring where the strip is removed is more noticeable than with FUE. As Harry does not shave his head, his natural hair would cover up the scar."

4 Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy -£1,500

PRP is a new treatment being offered for hair restoration. It is a simple, non-surgical procedure where a patient’s own Platelet Rich Plasma from their blood is injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth and provide fuller and healthier looking hair. The procedure takes approximately 60 minutes and provides reliable results with a very quick recovery period. It is perfect for patients looking for a cheaper alternative to a full hair transplant, but it is also used to supplement a hair transplant procedure. Harry would need three sessions to get the best results and it costs £500 a session.

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