Wayne Rooney: One of the world’s most famous hair transplant recipients
Not only is Wayne Rooney one of the world's most famous football players, he's also one of the world’s most famous hair transplant recipients.
As a leading professional football player in the public eye, his rapid loss of hair at a young age became a conversation point. It's apparent from the photographs of him playing football, he appears to have rapid onset of male pattern balding, or androgenic alopecia.
Androgenic alopecia is a form of genetic hair loss which occurs mostly in men; it's characterised by the thinning and receding of the hair at the temples and on the crown. However, most men will experience some form of hair loss and for some it can begin during their late teenage years. By the time these men reach 40, most of them will have significant hair loss.
Wayne Rooney's hair loss
It should also be noted that while Wayne Rooney's hair loss was subject to close scrutiny, it did follow the normal trajectory that experts would expect for male pattern balding or androgenic alopecia. The only difference was that the onset began very early and it rapidly progressed.
There are many topical treatments that can be used successfully in treating male pattern baldness and hair loss such as that suffered by Wayne Rooney. These include surgery, such as undergoing a hair transplant, as well as non-surgical hair replacement which may include laser treatment.
Hair experts say that Wayne Rooney underwent at least one hair transplant surgery with tell-tale marks of follicle implantation along the front hairline from his ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures.
One reason for this, is that if the surgeon cannot achieve enough grafts in the first surgery, they will recommend a second surgery for hair transplantation.
Undergoing hair transplantation
It also needs to be appreciated for anybody thinking of undergoing hair transplantation, that after a few months the hair begins to regrow and the results will look even better.
Indeed, without a little maintenance after hair transplant surgery, then it should be expected that some hair loss will occur and this may lead to a second surgery.
If you, or anyone you know is, suffering with hair loss in a similar way experienced by Wayne Rooney, then contact the Landmark Hair team for a free consultation so we can help restore and improve your hair. We can also help with non-surgical options and post-surgery maintenance as well.