David Beckhams Hair Loss Journey
Posted on 21st December 2022 at 14:33
Has David Beckham Undergone Hair Transplant Surgery?
David Beckham has transcended the fame he earned as a footballer to become an icon in his own right. He managed to maintain a prestigious public image all over the world even after he retired from professional football.
He’s packed a wealth of amazing achievements into his life so far, despite still being some years away from 50. We all know he was a star player with Manchester United, but he also showed his remarkable talent on the pitch with Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, and England’s national squad.
But for many fans, a common talking point remains his haircuts and his rumoured hair transplant surgery.
Did he really start to experience hair loss in recent years? Did he undergo a hair transplant to restore his confidence? And if so, which transplant type did he choose to combat his hair loss? So many specialist have very different opinions.
Over the years there has been an insane amount of speculation on the theory about David Beckham and the number of eye-catching haircuts, some of which show some thinning. In the late ‘90s, he was known for a then-popular look also associated with famous boybands, such as Backstreet Boys and Westlife.
He soon swapped this style for a drastic buzz cut, before landing on one of the most iconic David Beckham hairstyles, vibrant blonde highlights, a side-swept fringe, and textured spikes. This looked fantastic at the time — and it still does almost two decades later.
Highlighted, spiked haircut was a common choice for young men at the time, and it was a far cry from the shaggier style that had dominated much of the ‘90s. in fact we have this image in one of our private offices at Elite Hair Restoration celebrating yet another glorious goal from the man himself!
His hairstyles continued to change dramatically in subsequent years, as he experimented with no-frills ponytails and sophisticated side-parts, to varied responses.
However, recent media coverage of his hair has focused more on its apparent shedding rather than its trend-setting style.
David Beckham hair transplant rumours
Hair transplant rumours quickly started to circulate in the media, after the former Real Madrid star appeared to be going bald in his early 40s.
It’s possible that he cut his hair short in preparation for a restorative procedure, based on photographs from summer 2018.
By September 2018, the David Beckham hair transplant speculation seemed to be well-founded: his hair had clearly grown out from its buzzcut into a thicker, fuller style with no signs of a receding hairline. This was evident in the pictures taken when he made a notable public appearance in Hong Kong.
David Beckham hair transplant: true or false?
Beckham has remained tight-lipped about his hair transplant unlike his former teammate Wayne Rooney, who was much more open about his hair loss journey. But by studying images from later in 2018, we can see that his hair did appear to be much thicker than it had been earlier in the year.
His hair growth looked more youthful but still natural — could this possibly be a sign of a hair transplant.
And if he did undergo a hair transplant, the results were certainly impressive.
That’s because the latest hair restoration technology enables surgeons to perform transplants with incredible accuracy and efficiency, which is why many celebrities decide to undergo the procedure. While it’s obvious that a significant change occurred in his hair within a fairly brief period in 2018, there were no scars visible at the end of his healing process.
In 2020 he appeared to have signifacntly thinning hair, as he was spotted out and about in the Cotswolds, but gain in bright sunlight directly ontop of his head. If he did get a hair transplant before, would he have another in the future? That’s certainly something that only he and the people close to him would know.
What hair transplant did David Beckham have?
If David Beckham underwent a hair transplant in 2018, he likely opted for an FUE hair transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction) as he wears his hair short around the back and there has never been any evidence of a linear FUT scar.
What exactly is an FUE hair transplant?
The FUE technique is a common solution for anyone looking to restore their hairline and reignite healthy growth for natural, lasting results.
It’s a minimally-invasive procedure that leaves very small dot like scars that are easy to hide with short hair, unlike the FUT method. A surgeon uses a small handheld motorized tool to extract follicular units from the back and sides of the head (the donor area). These are removed in a set method as to not overharvest the donor region in order to avoid thinning patches that may draw unwanted attention.
Once this extraction process is complete, the patient enjoys a break before the follicles are implanted into the balding areas of the scalp normally in in the Hair Line, Mid Scalp and/or Crown.
Patients must have healthy hair growth on the back and sides of the head (as David Beckham did), to provide surgeons with ample donor follicles for the surgery.
Hair will grow from the follicles as per the natural growth cycle. And the hair will be as dense as it used to be within 12-18 months or less.
How can you have the David Beckham hair transplant?
If you’re experiencing hair loss, you may be a suitable candidate for an FUE hair transplant like David Beckham, although at Elite Hair Restoration we also do the FUT procedure also, unlike many other clinics that only do FUE.
This isn’t the case for everyone, though: hair loss on the back and sides of the head can be an issue, as can persistent balding. For example, an individual affected by male pattern baldness would need to wait for the condition to run its course. Why? Well if you undergo a hair transplant procedure before the male pattern baldness is complete could cause the implanted hair to fall out in the future and ruin your new hairline and no one wants to pay for a hair transplant for it only to fall out as incorrect susceptible hair have been used.
That’s why a consultation ahead of your surgery is so important. Our fully trained team of Hair Loss Experts will discuss all aspects of hair loss properly to determine if the thinning is likely to continue and whether it may be best to wait before performing the transplant.
Elite Hair Restoration Ltd is dedicated to helping you understand why a hair restoration treatment is right for you. We specialise in FUT & FUE Hair Transplant Surgery, we treat Male, Female and Transgender Clients from all over Europe and even the USA. Every procedure is a bespoke package to meet the patients needs and expectations/budget. Our Surgeons are highly trained and experience medical professionals and that allows them to achieve exceptional results.
To learn more about Elite Hair Restoration Ltd - get in touch with our expert team today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08001712430
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