Prince Harry has arrived in Edinburgh with his fiancee Meghan Markle, 36, today. However, some have noticed the Prince’s hair might be thinning.The redheaded 33-year-old has sparked balding rumours before, most recently in Nottingham.Both Prince Charles and Prince William are balding, and now it seems Prince Harry might be going the same way.The Prince admitted to going bald in 2015 on a tour to New Zealand, after being told by a fan that he looked like his father, he replied ‘I’m losing my hair like him too!’
Trichologist Steven Goldsworthy says “Hair grows, rests, falls out then grows again. We have between 100,000 to 150,000- hairs of which 6 per cent are in the falling out stage, known as Telogen, at any given time. “It is when this amount becomes larger or the growing back stage gets interrupted that we experience hair loss or thinning hair”Prince Harry may have grown his beard to compensate for balding, says Harley Street surgeon Asim Shahmalak of Crown Clinic.Dr Shahmalak, of Crown Clinic, 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.”He added: “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.”
One Twitter user wrote, on the day that Harry and Meghan visited Nottingham: “Prince Harry going bald is a national tragedy first William and now this.”Thinning hair seems to run in the Royal Family, with Charles and William losing their hair.It was even claimed Prince Harry could be bald by his wedding, which is scheduled for May.Hair transplant surgeon Dr Thomy Kouremada-Zioga told Daily Star Online: “Harry will definitely lose more hair – he is in his early 30s and his hair loss is in progress. He will continue to lose hair until at least age 50.”
Prince Harry balding first appeared noticeably December 2015, almost two years ago.
The Prince, dressed in a blue winter coat smiled and waved to well-wishers as he joined the Queen, Kate, William and his father Charles at St Mary Magdalene for Sunday morning mass at Sandringham.Images showed his hair was thinning on the crown, with some scalp visible below. Jonny Harris, hair loss expert at the Belgravia Centre, London said: “Harry may have extremely thin hair by the time he his 50.”
Surgeon Asim Shahmalak, of Crown Clinic, recommends four ways that Harry could stop his baldness
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
Meghan and Harry in Nottingham will have a day at a World Aids Day charity fair hosted by the Terrence Higgins Trust. The couple, who are due to marry at Windsor Castle in May, will then meet teachers at a nearby school.Nottingham is important to Harry, and he spent time there meeting young people since 2013, when he was exploring issues around youth violence.The prince’s communication’s secretary, Jason Knauf, said the prince was looking forward to introducing Ms Markle to a community that had “become very special to him”.
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