Sir Elton John has had one of the greatest careers in music. Since his rise to fame in the 1970s, he’s remained popular as one of the world’s most loved musicians. Throughout his career, however, his struggle with hair loss has been equally in the public eye. The Rocketman’s flamboyant style helped draw attention away from his receding hairline, with elaborate sunglasses and outlandish wigs cementing his eclectic look. However, in the 1980s, fans noticed he was sporting more hair and now today, his head of hair is thicker and fuller than it was even in his 20s.
The musician has been coy about the exact procedures he’s had to restore his head of hair, but it seems reasonable to assume he’s had FUT (follicular unit transplantation) or FUE hair transplant (follicular unit excision).
Both methods help achieve an excellent and natural look and are especially successful in targeting thinning or receding hair in men caused by male pattern baldness. FUT is a more traditional method whereby discreet strips of the scalp are removed and then grafted into the affected areas. If Sir Elton had this procedure, it would likely have been in the 1980s or 1990s, which is when he first admitted to having hair surgery.
FUE hair transplant, a more modern technique, provides better coverage and has a much quicker recovery time for patients. FUE removes individual hairs from the areas of the head unaffected by thinning and carefully implants the separate follicles to provide a natural look and thicker, fuller hair. The implanted hairs have a 98% success rate and result in a more even and seamless look. FUE is carried out at a hair transplant clinic, using local anaesthetic and is non-invasive – perfect for patients with a busy lifestyle who still want to look and feel their best.
Our expert team of surgeons are able to advise you on the best procedure and will work with you to ensure you’re getting the more appropriate course of treatment for your desired outcome, while accommodating your lifestyle and work schedules.
To achieve the same result as Elton John’s hair transplant, contact our team today and find out how a hair transplant could work for you: