Prince Harry Hair Transplant. Hair loss is a challenge for both men and women who are struggling with hair loss and want to maintain a fuller head of hair. The most effective treatment for permanently resolving this problem is a hair transplant from the back of the head to the thinning areas. Our surgeon and his team of experts specialize in the latest hair transplant technology offered by Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) for male and female patients. Prince Harry, who struggled with hair loss, eventually became a hair transplant treatment.
Prince Harry Hair Transplant
He was born the younger son of Prince Charles of Wales and Princess of Wales Diana. He was born on September 15, 1984, in London. With his involvement in military service, he lived a life full of the events of his delegation in Afghanistan in 2007-2008 and 2012-2013.
He has been involved in philanthropic activities such as supporting poor youth and enhancing the welfare of employees who have served or have served the armed forces. He was also interested in conservation laws. Also, Prince Harry is an avid athlete. In the remnants of his busy life, he joined rugby union and polo. He often enjoyed watching these sports.
We also offer pre-hair prescription medical products to minimize hair loss and improve results before and after surgery.
Advantages of hair transplant
- Permanent solution for hair removal and thinning
- Re-create your natural hairline and growth
- These implanted hairs are resistant to the hormone that causes hair loss – dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
- Treatment in the office
- Minimum downtime
What you need to know about hair transplants
- We offer two collection methods for hair restoration surgery: follicular transplantation (FUT), in which the surgeon makes a smooth incision to remove a strip of hair from the donor site.
- Another method is follicular resection (FUE). The FUE harvest is the most popular choice – probably because there are no significant scars, only tiny dots that are easily covered as the hair grows.
- You may start to notice new hair growth about 3-4 months after the procedure and the results will continue to improve for up to a year after the procedure.
- The transplant is adapted to the needs of each individual and to the desired results.
- The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and we offer pain relief during the procedure.
Causes of hair loss in men
Most causes of hair loss in men can be attributed to one of the following reasons:
- Male pattern baldness (Androgenetic alopecia)
- Hereditary (family history of hair loss)
- Medical diseases and medicines
- Changes in your hormones
- Scar from accidents, surgery and chemical / thermal burns
- Hair loss due to hair pulling (knitting / weaving)
While knowing the cause of hair loss is not going to solve it on its own, determining the type of hair loss you have is the first step in determining the ideal treatment plan.
What is DHT?
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is androgenic. Androgen is a sex hormone that contributes to the development of what are considered “male” characteristics, such as body hair. But it can also make you lose your hair faster and earlier. There are treatments that aim to slow the onset of baldness in men with specific DHT targeting.
The connection of DHT with baldness
Hair grows all over your body from structures under your skin, known as follicles, which are essentially tiny capsules that each contain a single strand of hair. The hair in a follicle goes through a growth cycle that lasts about two to six years.
Even if you shave or cut your hair, the same hair will grow behind the follicle from the root of the hairs contained in the follicle. When these follicles rupture or fall out, they are not replaced by new follicles, just as with Prince Harry. In this case, it is necessary to have a hair transplant treatment.
At the end of this cycle, a few months later the hair enters what is known as the resting phase before the hair falls out. The follicle produces new hair and the cycle begins again.
High levels of androgens, including DHT, can shrink your hair follicles and shorten this cycle, causing hair to grow thinner and more brittle and fall out faster. DHT can also slow down your follicles to grow new hair once old hair falls out.
Some people are more sensitive to these effects of DHT on scalp hair based on variants in the androgen receptor (AR) gene. Androgen receptors are proteins that allow hormones such as testosterone and DHT to bind to them. This binding activity usually leads to normal hormonal processes such as body hair growth.
However, variations in the AR gene can increase the androgen capacity of the scalp follicles, making you more likely to develop male pattern baldness.
Male pattern baldness (Androgenetic alopecia)
As its name suggests, the male pattern baldness usually shows an unpredictable pattern, with hair loss gradually decreasing from the hairs above the temples. The most common cause of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness, which accounts for more than 95% of hair loss cases.
Male pattern baldness causes your hair follicles to shrink slowly over time until they stop growing. Without proper care, it can eventually move to the point where only the hair on the sides and back of the head remains. With timely treatment, this effect can be prevented.
Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
Much less common than men’s hair loss is hair loss and baldness of the scalp, also known as Alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles, leaving a smooth, round patch of hairless skin. Hair loss can occur in different healthy people.
What to expect after surgery
Often, hair may fall out after the transplant, but new hair will grow back into the transplanted hair follicle. But it may take some time to see the new hair growth.
Everyone who had a hair transplant (including Prince Harry) went through these processes and as a result, they got their new bushy hair. You can consult our clinic for more information about hair transplantation.