Recent news stories have prompted many questions surrounding Donald Trump’s hairstyle and if he has, in fact, had a hair transplant.
Videos show Donald Trump boarding a plane when an unfortunate gust of wind blows his hair revealing, what many have reported to ne an incision line on his scalp and a very obvious sign of thinning hair in the back of the scalp.
It is difficult to tell and without Donald Trump admitting it himself I don’t think we will ever know the answer but the scar that we can see on the back of his head does arouse some suspicions.
A FUT (Follicular unit transplants) Hair Transplant could cause scarring to the back of the head however the position of the scar is debatable. Others have commented that rather than a Hair Transplant, Donald Trump instead most likely had a scalp reduction.
Scalp Reduction is not a procedure that is commonly performed these days and is usually reserved for extreme cases of alopecia or traumatic burns to the scalp. Back in the 1980s however, scalp reduction was a popular procedure for ‘treating’ baldness. The procedure involves removing a section of skin from the scalp before it is sewn back together, essentially stretching the skin that contains healthy hair follicles with the premise of moving the follicles on the scalp closer together to give the impression of a full head of hair. This procedure was very invasive and painful for the patients who often had long recovery times too so you can see why it is not commonly used anymore.
These days, if you are struggling with hair loss aside from visiting a trichologist the main procedure you would be looking into would be a hair transplant.
FUE Hair Transplant Procedure
An FUE Hair Transplant, in particular, is the more favoured hair transplant method due to its minimally invasive approach and shorter recovery periods. During an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure hair follicles are removed using a specialised punch device that separates surrounding tissue from the follicle, meaning minimum trauma. These follicles are then transplanted into the areas that are thinning or receding in an artistic way to replicate your hairs natural growth.
Celebrities such as Wayne Rooney, Calum Best, Brian McFadden and James Nesbitt have all admitted to having FUE Hair Transplants and Wayne Rooney’s story in particular really opened up the world to seeing that hair transplants do not look how they once did and they can be done in a really natural and dignified way without looking fake. To read more about celebrities who have had hair transplants click here.
When asked about hair transplants, many will think back to FUT (Follicular unit transplants) otherwise known as the strip method as this procedure requires a strip of the scalp to be surgically removed from the donor area before the hair follicles are then carefully dissected from the tissue under a microscope, before being transplanted into the bald patches. This method often caused scaring at the back on the head which is visible when hair is short. The new FUE procedure removes the need for this scar making it a preferred option when it comes to deciding which hair transplant procedure is right for you.
To find out more about scarring after a hair transplant procedure please see our previous blog here
Or to find out more about the differences between FUE and FUT procedures click here.
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Hair transplant consultations and procedures are available in London Harley Street, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. Consultations with a hair transplant surgeon or adviser are also available in Northampton.
- Dr Raghu Reddy MBBS, MRCHP, DPD, GMC Number: 6041095
- Dr Luca De Fazio MD, BSc, MSc, GMC Number: 7095123
- Dr Michael Mouzakis S.C.F in Plastic Surgery, GMC Number: 7237640
- Dr Ismail Ughratdar, MB ChB, GMC Number: 6103427
- Dr Furqan Raja, MB ChB, GMC Number: 7419667
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