Why Doesn’t William Get A Hair Transplant?

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Why Doesn’t William Get A Hair Transplant?

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John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

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Why does Willian not get a hair transplant? The future monarch may not get a hair transplant for many reasons, and I’m sure some of them are personal and should not be shared in any public forum.

Prince William may not be a good candidate for a hair transplant because there would be colossal press coverage worldwide, causing unwanted attention and embarrassment for the future monarch.

Male Pattern Baldness

As the year’s progress, most of us will experience some hair loss, and for those of us who are predisposed to hair loss, the inevitable will happen.

In the case of Prince William, he has lost his hair at a relatively young age, with his sibling Harry catching up at a rapid pace.

However, men feel about losing their hair, and the fact is it’s all about genetics. 

If you look at the recently deceased Prince Philip and his son Prince Charles, they all have the same characteristics of hair loss.

So, it’s no real shock to expect Prince Willian and Prince Harry to follow the genetic code. Indeed their children will at some time experience the same fate.

Has William Passed The Point Of No Return To Have Hair Replacement Surgery?

There is a point when surgery is not a viable option. The hair transplant surgery may not be an option for people who have lost so much hair at a young age for the following reasons.

In terms of meeting your expectations, you may not have enough hair left to transplant. You have lost a substantial portion of your hair, and a transplant would never restore your full head of hair.

Looking at the rapid hair recession for Willian, I would think it’s okay, but I’m not a professional.

What Happened To Williams’s Hair?

Hair loss is normal in men and women. We lose hair daily, and women tend to notice hair loss more than men simply because their hairstyles are longer and the hair is more visible.

At night when we toss and turn in bed, we create friction and our hair breaks and even comes out by the roots, never to grow again.

In Prince William’s Case, his hair loss is more complicated but equally common among men worldwide.

We all know that the primary male hormone is testosterone, which makes men, men. Testosterone is singularly responsible for many aspects of the male attributes, from the hair on our body to our manly voices and the hair on our heads and the amount of aggression we can display.

However, from testosterone, we can convert it into an androgen hormone called DHT Dihydrotestosterone. 

DHT is where the problems lie. DHT is responsible for male pattern baldness, and it causes your hair to fall over some time.

Hereditary

Mainly the production of DHT is a hereditary condition. It does mean you are less of a man. It could suggest the opposite with the adage “bald men are more virile”.

I’m not sure if bald men are more virile, but they are producing more DHT. Hence they lose their hair.

Age is not a factor. Most of us lose our hairdo so in our 40’s or 50’s, but some can start losing their hair in their late teens and early twenties. 

Interestingly your father does not need to be bald, and it is just your turn to express the family genetics.

How can Willian protect his remaining hair?

If you use aggressive shampoos, then this can cause hair loss and irritation to the scalp. If this is your case, change to a mild shampoo and take better care of those diminishing hair follicles.

 Willian could take a drug called Propecia. 

Let’s discuss what’s the leading cause of Willian’s hair loss. Prince William is producing DHT or the full name Dihydrotestosterone.

If you were to have hair transplant surgery, then Propecia or Finasteride would be prescribed by the doctor or surgeon.

Propecia and Finasteride are precisely the same drugs so let’s not get hung up over names.

Propecia Is a drug that blocks DHT and prevents hair loss. It is a widely used drug for treating hair loss and has its origins in fighting prostate cancer.

DHT is a somewhat powerful drug and comes with some potential side effects, and unless His hair loss perturbs William, I doubt he would consider taking Propecia.

Side Effects Of Propecia

Although a significant drug in many respects, there are reports through clinical studies of side effects, which some can be long term.

  • Erectile dysfunction,  you may find it challenging to attain an erection or maintain the erection. This side effect dissipates typically quickly once you cease taking the drug.
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Cold sweats
  • Dizziness

And a few more side effects. It is reported that the side effects are few and far between and only affect 2% of male users.

Why Can’t Prince William Shave His Head?

Is there a royal protocol against shaved heads? I doubt it very much, and if Prince Willian wants to Share his remaining locks, it’s his personal decision.

I seem to recall from recent years Prince William did have a very close haircut, and he looked fabulous as he sported his new look.

For those of us who are less fortunate in the gene department than Prince Willian, a shaved head can make us look thuggish and is not a good look unless you want to scare someone half to death.

The truth is Prince Willian is free to do whatever he sees fit with his barnet, or in his case, lack of barnet.

He has excellent defined features, and he carries himself exceptionally well. This now middle-aged man would be considered a sex symbol if he wasn’t married to Kate.

However, Prince William decides to cut or not cut his hair. No one can dispute the fact he is a good looking guy, and he can carry off whatever style of hair he wishes.

Media Intrusion

If Prince Willian did decide to have a hair transplant, can you imagine the intrusive media attention he would get?

Let’s not forget the low opinion of the media both Prince William and Harry have for excellent reasons.

Any invitation to the media to scrutinise the actions of our future Monarch would not be missed.

A hair transplant would certainly garner worldwide attention and probably wrongfully cast some aspersions over why William would do such a thing.

It may bring some doubt into his confidence as a person and the acceptance of his appearance. It simply would not be worth the potential embarrassment as the media clamour for a story.

Hair Transplant Procedure

We shouldn’t forget that any surgical procedure comes with its risks. Although hair transplant surgery is carried out as a day patient and primarily under local anaesthesia, it is still invasive.

Depending on the scale of the transplant, you could be dealing with multiple hundreds of puncture wounds in the scalp.

After this procedure, there is downtime, and William would be out of action for a couple of months.

As a royal who is stepping up to more and more royal duties, it is possible that this downtime would be considered an unnecessary and frivolous waste of the public purse.

We didn’t consider the pain he would need to endure with young kids and an active father. I doubt William has even considered a hair transplant procedure.

Could He Have  A Hair Transplant Surgery In The Future?

Anything is possible in this world, but in terms of reproducing a full head of hair as he enjoyed in his youth, No, The bus has left a long time ago to achieve that type of hair transplant.

I think you would agree if a hair transplant were on the agenda, he would have pushed forward with it a long time ago.

The Bottom Line

Prince William is a recognised figure throughout the world, and it is doubtful he will try and change his appearance in any way.

Why should he?  He is a good looking man who many of us would change within a heartbeat to have his good looks.

Why go through the hassle with the media? Would the result be worth the hassle?

He has a beautiful adoring wife and kids. Who could ever imagine Prince William sporting a full head of hair again?

Top 5 Reasons to go abroad for a Hair Transplant

1. Save at least 60% on the cost

A hair transplant in Europe is at least 60% cheaper than in the UK. And most packages are all inclusive, including your accommodation and airport transfers.

2. Europe has some of the most experienced surgeons in the world

Europe has more clinics, which have been established and running for much longer than clinics in the UK. The price is also lower, making it more accessible for people.

Surgeons in Europe will have carried out hundreds, if not thousands more procedures than UK based surgeons. Because of this some UK clinics will bring in surgeons from Europe to carry out your procedure.

3. Hair restoration clinics in Europe are state or the art

Many facilities in Europe are dedicated hair restoration clinics. They only perform that type of treatment. As such all equipment, facilities, techniques and staff are specialists in hair restoration. 

Hair restoration is only now becoming more popular in the UK, so many UK clinics are general cosmetic facilities that carry out various procedures.

4. Get even more value by making your transplant into a holiday

Europe is such a popular holiday destination for many reasons, the culture, history, sights, cuisine, shopping, great weather, your money goes further, it’s widely English speaking, and it’s just 2 or 3 hours away by plane. 

The list goes on! So why not travel a few days earlier, grab a low cost Airbnb or hotel, take a friend or partner and enjoy the city for a few days before your transplant.

5. Hassle free process

It’s so easy to get an assessment and price. Contact the clinic, arrange an initial consultation in the UK with your surgeon, or do an online consultation by sending a few pictures and answering some basic questions. 

Once you’re happy, pick a date and you’re done! The clinic will send you all the paperwork and itinerary so you know exactly what’s happening. You don’t pay until you go for treatment. 

You just hop on the plane. A transfer car will meet you as you get off the plane and take you to the clinic. It’s such an easy process. Easy!

Top 5 Hair Transplant Tips

1. Know your post-op timeline – The key dates!

  • You need to take the upmost care in the first 7 days
  • You can leave the house after 7 days, but I advise you take at least 2 weeks off work.
  • You won’t be able to wear a hat or exercise for up to 4 weeks after.
  • Around 2 – 4 weeks your new hair will fall out, you’ll look a little red and sore – similar to sunburn.
  • Around 4 months your new hair starts growing and looking good.
  • By 6 months you can’t tell you’ve had a transplant.
You can get a haircut after the first month, or you can keep it short yourself with clippers until it starts to grow back.

2. Pick the right time to schedule your treatment

Good clinics will be busy, so you may have to wait 2 months to get an appointment – this is a good thing. So knowing that and knowing your post-op timeline (above) means you can plan the perfect time around your social or work calendar. 

If you have important social events coming up, particularly if you know you’ll be photographed then you may plan your transplant 6 months in advance, or wait until your calendar is free.

3. Set your expectations

If your hair has receded at the front you’ll want the clinic to draw an expected hairline on your head or on pictures of you as soon as possible. They’ll then also talk about the number of grafts or hairs you’ll need and how thick the result will look. 

The sooner you can establish this, the sooner you’ll know exactly what to expect. A good clinic will also take into consideration a natural looking hair line for your age and your face and head shape. Have an honest conversation and be open to their expert feedback.

4. Knowing what the journey home looks like

There’s no way around it, you’ll have to go out in public to travel home. The worst part is sitting at the airport for 2 hours or so whilst you wait for your plane. 

I found it was best to embrace it. People are nice for the most part and won’t stare, and if one or two do who cares – you will never see those people again! You may even be at the airport with other transplant patients, I wasn’t the only one! 

Take a travel pillow and have someone pick you up if possible, so you can exit swiftly and get back home as soon as possible. It’s natural to be self-conscious, but it’s over fast and well worth it.

Tip! Just take carry-on luggage to keep your check-in and wait time down.

5. Choosing the right clinic

  • Pick somewhere you can travel to and from easily
  • Check their reviews online, not just on their site!
  • Do they have a good quality website and professional looking emails?
  • Can you see actual case studies of previous patients online?
  • Do they have an address? Can you see it on Google street view?
  • Can you meet your surgeon for a consultation beforehand?
  • Do you know someone who’s been there before – first hand opinion is amazing!
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

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