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What Type Of Hair Transplant Has Steve Carell Had?

Updated - April 10th, 2024

Has Steve Carell had a hair transplant?

Popular actor and comedian Steve Carell is best known for his role in award-winning The Office and for his voice acting in the Despicable Me franchise. He’s regularly voted as one of America’s favourite comedians and his antics continue to delight and entertain millions every year. Although he is relatively private with his personal life and keeps out of the spotlight on most occasions, there was one change that Steve Carell went through that was noted immediately by fans and critics alike: his changing hairline.

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Many eagle-eyed fans noted that in the first series of smash hit The Office, Steve Carell’s character had a thinning hairline and was noticeable on screen. But when series 2 launched, the actor was sporting a nearly full head of hair, at odds with his previous appearances. The most obvious answer was a hair transplant between the seasons. This was later confirmed by producers, who asked Carell if he’d be open to going to a hair transplant clinic to make the character look less severe and to help the character age better as the series went on.

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So what exactly is an FUE hair transplant?

To achieve such high quality and long-lasting results like Carell has, he would very likely have chosen an FUE, or follicular unit excision hair transplant. FUE is one of the most modern hair transplant techniques and it provides natural-looking results that blend in with the patient’s hair.

FUE hair transplants take hair from the patient in areas unaffected by thinning – this is usually around the base of the head towards the neck. The individual hair follicles are then removed and carefully implanted into the thinning areas of the scalp – in Carell’s case, the front of his hairline was receding and he underwent a hairline transplant. As the hair is taken from the patient’s own head, they are a perfect match, and once healed, provide excellent natural coverage which blends with the existing hair. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic with light sedation and patients can be in and out the same day, making it a great choice for people looking for a quick procedure and recovery time.

The results from an FUE hair transplant can start to be seen within 3-4 months, with full results and coverage within 12-18 months. FUE hair transplants are designed to last for years and once fully healed, require no maintenance besides good hair care practices. Carell had his hair transplant around 2006, and his results are still in top condition today, almost 18 years later.

Steve Carell hair transplant before/after

Steve was exhibiting the typical signs of male pattern baldness: a receding hairline and thinning on top towards the crown, but you wouldn't know it to look at him today.

It's possible Steve undertook one of the most popular treatments for baldness, an FUE hair transplant (follicular unit excision) or FUT hair transplant surgery.

FUE hair transplant surgery is the most common method used at The Treatment Rooms London which leaves minimal FUE scarring and provides incredible results that help to blend new hair into existing old hair. To get a better visual understanding of the FUE hair transplant results, take a look at some of our FUE hair transplant before and after case studies.

For more information on the costs associated with an FUE hair transplant, take a look at our dedicated hair transplant cost page or, why not try out our hair graft calculator to find out how many grafts you might need.

Steve Carell hair transplant process

Being an actor, Steve Carell would have likely preferred to get back to work quicker without looking like he had undergone the procedure. There are a few ways this can be achieved, with the main method being an unshaven hair transplant. This method of hair transplant surgery requires little shaving of the scalp allowing patients to keep the majority of their hair long. By doing so, they are able to hide their newly implanted hair with surrounding long hair. By keeping your existing hair long, you can also go back to seeing friends, family and work commitments quicker without sporting a shorter unusual hair cut.

At The Treatment Rooms London, our award winning Surgeons are specialists in performing such surgery and can plan this procedure for you.

At treatment rooms we specialise in FUE hair transplants, feel free to get in touch to find out more, or browse our other articles for answers to common questions:

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