News Wednesday September 22, 2010

Calum Best uses hair loss treatment

Calum Best, son of legendary footballer George Best, has been undergoing hair loss treatment at a specialist clinic in Dublin.

The 29 year old is said to be "petrified" that if he loses his hair, no TV or modelling work will come his way, The Daily Star reports. Best's hair has been rapidly thinning over the past year. A friend of the model told The Star: "He's been going to the clinic for months telling staff that going bald has affected his self esteem. He turns 30 next year and is worried about losing his pretty boy looks."

Hair replacement surgery is expensive, costing between £500 and £2,500 for a course of treatment. The particular clinic that Best is attending specialises in restoring hair using an implantation pen to replace hair follicles.

Calum has famously been involved with several glamorous women, including Kate Moss, Agyness Deyn and Lindsay Lohan, and may be worried about losing such female attention. However he could take comfort from the success other bald celebrities have had in attracting women. Vin Diesel, John Travolta and Bruce Willis have been singled out by women’s magazines as being sexy despite their hair loss.

Androgenic alopecia (otherwise known as male pattern baldness) usually starts in men aged 20 to 30 and follows a typical pattern. First a receding hair line starts to develop, and then eventually hair on top of the head begins to thin. Male hairloss is caused by genes and there is no cure. However, treatments may prolong the onset of baldness. One such treatment is Propecia. Propecia has been shown to delay the hair loss process.

If you are concerned about hair loss, speak to a specialist. While hair loss replacement therapy, drugs like Propecia and wigs are all ways you can hide baldness, many men feel comfortable enough to simply let nature take its course.

Latest Stories

Get your daily dose of inspiration from our Best of healthexpress blog , where we showcase some of the most stunning stories and information.

News

Could Obesity treatments serve t...

Scientists have found that through helping obese patients to lose weight, they can also help reduce the number of cases of Obstructive sleep apnea,...

News

Italy called to action for 2 hou...

Italy is a nation that loves it's food. However, ministers have been forced to call it to action, and pose the question as to whether their culture...

News

Toddler's appendix bursts after ...

A 2 year old child, suspected of carrying the H1N1 virus suffered a burst appendix as the result of a mis - diagnosis from health experts. The Tots...

News

Scientists Prove Link between Ob...

22-December-2008 - Recent scientific studies have provided strong evidence to prove a connection between obesity in men and erectile dysfunction....

News

Calorie Overdose can Short Circu...

22-December-2008 - Excessive calorie intake can be a self perpetuating habit which has devastating health effects. This habit sets off a series of...

News

Fake Viagra King And Spam Networ...

A federal Court in Chicago is celebrating an important victory against a global internet spamming group offering, among other things, copied and...

Load More Stories
comments powered by Disqus