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Footballers and Hair Transplants

Friday, 10 June 2016 marked the start of the UEFA Euro 2016, a highlighting event for any footballers’ career with 23 teams playing 51 matches over a period of 31 days, it is a time when all attention is focused on what team is going to come out on top.

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Wayne Rooney ©BPI/Reuters

With all eyes on the game, it can be difficult for any footballer to go through any change in appearance unnoticed, this includes balding or the reverse of it some cases.

The unfortunate angle of how a football game is filmed means that quite often the most looked at area of a football player is the top of the head, so is this the reason why so many footballers are deciding to book in for hair transplant procedures?

The most well-known hair transplant story in the sporting world was of course Wayne Rooney announcing his hair transplant treatment in 2011, since then he has returned to Harley Street for a second treatment in 2013 and it has been reported that he is considering a third session after looking a bit sparse on top ahead of England’s first euro match against Russia.

Rooney has admitted that the main reason for his decision to go through with the procedure was that he felt uncomfortable going bald at 25 and getting Bobby Charlton comparisons.

More recently Dimitar Berbatov has been in the press with the claim that his hair transplant is possibly the best to date! The former Manchester United striker stepped out once more on the pitch at the recent Soccer Aid match but onlookers were more focused on his sudden head of hair rather than his football skills. Even before he left the Premier League, the flowing black locks he once sported at Spurs and Manchester United were diminishing fast and fans were quick to take to Twitter to share their observations.

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Dimitar Berbatov ©joe.co.uk/Twitter

 ‘If Carlsberg did hair transplants…’

“Berbatov’s hair is looking decidedly suspect. Has he had a Rooney-style transplant?!”

Another footballer to have a hair transplant is ex-Rangers player Kris Boyd who in 2015 aged 31, underwent FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) treatment and had a total of 1,762 grafts implanted.

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Kris Boyd ©Dominic Cocozza

Kris has said: “To be honest, I looked at James McFadden’s hair and I knew straight away I had to get one. Someone posted a picture of Faddy’s hair online and I thought god his hair was worse than mine. Once I saw the difference it has made to Faddy I thought – I’m for a bit of that myself.

It is not just the lads on the pitch that are looking to replenish their Barnet’s. Former England football captain David Platt has undergone a hair transplant so he looks better during his appearances as a television pundit. Platt had around 2,500 grafts of hair transplanted from the back of his head to the front of his scalp although most interestingly the procedure itself was carried out by intelligent robotic software, the ARTAS system.

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David Platt ©Cavendish Press

“’I’ve struggled with male pattern hair loss for many years, and eventually got to a point where I decided it was time to address it, I’d  seen the results of other public figures’ transplants and I thought, why not? Being on television meant that my hair – or lack of it – was very visible.”

Antonio Conte also underwent a hair transplant after he ended his playing career. Now a professional football manager managing the International Italian team, Conte travelled to Vancouver Canada to remedy his battle with baldness after two failed attempts to reverse the process in Italy. Conte can be seen sporting a full head of rather long hair at the UEFA Euro 2016 games.

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Antonio Conte ©DailyMail/Getty Images

Of course, you do not need to be a footballer to qualify for hair restoration treatment. Here at The Private Clinic, we have a specialised team of Trichologists and Hair Transplant surgeons who will work with you to decide the best course of treatment for you.

Hair Restoration at The Private Clinic

The Private Clinic of Harley Street offers the latest and most advanced FUE Hair Transplant procedures available, including hair transplants to the face and eyebrows. Hair Transplants are the only permanent hair loss solution.

The Private Clinic prides itself on ensuring you have the best quality and most comprehensive care:

  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your Hair Transplant surgeon and nursing team as required.
  • Highly experienced Hair Transplant Surgeons who have many years of experience.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way.
  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound head of hair.
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Our specialist hair transplant surgeons – Dr Raghu Reddy and Dr Luca De Fazio in London Harley Street,  Dr Michael Mouzakis in BirminghamManchesterLeeds and Northampton and Dr Ismail Ughratdar in Birmingham and Dr Furqan Raja in Leeds and Manchester offer the most advanced, minimally invasive Hair Transplant techniques available today.

Hair Transplant treatment is available at our London Harley StreetBirminghamManchesterNorthampton and Leeds clinics. To find out more about FUE Hair Transplants call 0333 920 2471 or use our hair transplant online contact form.

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