He's best known for his days spent kicking a ball around, but Premier League footballer Andros Townsend has also proven a cut above the opposition when it comes to his hair.
However, the winger who smashed home a wonder volley for Crystal Palace against Manchester City, plus stunning strikes for England against Montenegro, Italy, and San Marino, has also experienced a hair-raising moment off the pitch.
This has come with the remarkable transformation of his hair, and although the 29-year-old has never confirmed or denied the reports, it appears highly likely that he has visited a hair transplant clinic.
Andros Townsend hair transplant before and after
Watching Andros Townsend playing a few years ago, it was noticeable that he had lost hair at the front of his scalp, a receding hairline. It was also receding around the temples and thinning on top of his head (back towards the crown).
Fast forward to more recent seasons and he has an impressive full head of hair, with his hairline totally restored. The explanation for this is that he has probably elected to have an FUE hair transplant (follicular unit extraction).
This involves grafts being removed individually from donor areas including the back and side of the scalp and then replanted in the balding areas. It's a method that has the advantage of minimal scarring. Patients tend to be left with a collection of red pinpricks about 1 millimetre in diameter where hairs have been extracted and replanted, but these are unnoticeable once the hair has grown back.
FUE is particularly effective for patients who like to wear their hair short or shaved - something which Townsend has regularly done, making him highly suitable for this treatment. More details on the treatment can be found on our FUE hair transplant page.
Andros Townsend hair transplant photos
Looking at photographs of Andros Townsend gives further credence to the reports that he has been the beneficiary of treatment at a hair transplant clinic.
They show how the former Tottenham Hotspur forward's hair, which was clearly receding and thinning, is now flourishing again as he sports a thick thatch on top of his head.
It's plain to see that an FUE hair transplant enables the hair to grow, move and feel the way it used to.
How to get ahead with a hair transplant like Andros Townsend
An FUE hair transplant may not turn you into a Premier League footballer, but it could help restore your looks and at the same time, boost your confidence. The beauty is that you don’t need to be on a football player’s salary either with treatments for mild cases starting at £3,000 from The Treatment Rooms London. For more information, take a look at our hair transplant cost page.
Here at The Treatment Rooms London, we put our patient’s journey to a full head of hair at the top of our priority list. If you are asking yourself ‘is Fue for me’, then get in touch. Our specialists are on hand to walk you through our process and what your tailored hair transplant surgery might look like.
So if you'd like to follow in Andros Townsend's footsteps and you're interested in how you might benefit from a hair transplant, please contact The Treatment Rooms London today.