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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.