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How Wayne Rooney restored his hair with several hair transplants

Wayne Rooney is probably the UK's most famous hair transplant patient. When he had his first procedure nine years ago, it caused a sensation. He was the hottest young footballer…
02nd September 2020

Andy Murray says his wife wants him to have a hair transplant

Tennis ace Andy Murray has revealed how his wife Kim wants him to have a hair transplant. The former Wimbledon star is only 33 but increasing numbers of younger men in…
25th August 2020

How Rob Brydon transformed his appearance with a hair transplant

Gavin and Stacey star Rob Brydon is one of many stars to have transformed their appearance with a hair transplant. The 55-year-old actor looks years younger than his real age after…
20th August 2020

5 things you need to know before having a hair transplant

There has been a surge in men having hair transplants in the UK in the last five years. Inspired by well known celebrities such as Coronation Street star Jack P…
13th August 2020

Dangers of having a hair transplant abroad

You may well have seen the pitch-side ads for Turkish transplants since football returned to our screens following lockdown. It might be tempting to think that jetting off to the…
06th August 2020

Jimmy Carr’s appearance transformed by hair transplant

The comedian Jimmy Carr has come out of lockdown with a completely new look after having a hair transplant. Jimmy, 47, did not have severe male patient baldness like a lot…
23rd July 2020

What celebrity patients have said about Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak

Crown Clinic hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak is known for his work with famous celebrities. He does two types of hair transplant procedure, FUE (follicular unit extraction) and FUT (follicular…
23rd March 2020

Why does our hair become less shiny as we get older

Dr Asim Shahmalak is Britain’s leading hair transplant surgeon. Dr Shahmalak, who practices in Harley Street and at his Crown Clinic in Manchester, and is one of the few surgeons…
11th March 2020

Why is Prince Harry’s hair loss accelerating so quickly?

Dr Asim Shahmalak, consultant hair transplant surgeon at Crown Clinic, is one of the UK's leading expert on hair loss. His celebrity clients include Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd, TV…
03rd March 2020

Crown Clinic’s surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak answers 5 popular questions about female hair loss

Consultant hair transplant surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak from Crown Clinic is one of the UK's leading experts on hair loss. His celebrity clients include the Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd, model Calum Best, TV doctor Christian Jessen, former footballer…
27th February 2020

5 tips for avoiding bad hair days

Crown Clinic's consultant hair transplant surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak is one of the world's leading experts on hair loss. He is also the current President  of the Trichological Society  Here…
17th February 2020

Prince Harry seeks treatment for his hair loss

There were well-sourced reports at the weekend that Prince Harry has been seeking treatment for his hair loss. We suspect that these reports are true (there has been no official…
10th February 2020

Half of women experience hair loss after the age of 40

Many people don't realise that more than half of women experience some kind of hair loss after the age of 40. By 65, three-quarters of women are thinning. At Crown…
06th February 2020

Why does our hair go grey? Crown Clinic’s consultant surgeon Asim Shahmalak answer 6 key questions

Dr Asim Shahmalak, consultant hair transplant surgeon at Crown Clinic, on going grey.     1 Why do we go grey? Asim Shahmalak said: "Cells called Melanocytes produce the melanin,…
27th January 2020

Has Wayne Rooney had a third hair transplant?

Wayne Rooney made a triumphant return to British football earlier this month with a victory in the FA Cup for his new side Derby County. There was a lot of speculation…
21st January 2020

Crown Clinic surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak is honoured by Boris Johnson

Crown Clinic hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak has been honoured by Prime Minister Boris Johnson for providing life-changing surgery for acid-attack victims in Pakistan. Dr Shahmalak received a Point of Light award…
13th January 2020

How going bald has aged Prince William by eight years

Prince William appears eight years older than his real age because of his hair loss, according to a new survey. The 37-year-old heir to the throne has the looks of…
17th December 2019

Taking it on the chin - rise in beard transplants

Men are splashing out £4,000 on beard and sideburn transplants to copy the more hirsute look favoured by stars like Hugh Jackman and David Beckham. Beards have never been more…
11th December 2019

Six common questions about hair transplantation

Crown Clinic's Dr Asim Shahmalak is one of the leading hair transplant surgeons in the world. He often contacted by the media to provide his expert opinions on developments in…
02nd December 2019

Guide to eyelash transplants at Crown Clinic

Surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak from Crown Clinic in Manchester is one of the few surgeons in Europe carrying out eyelash transplants. The procedure was pioneered in America where Dr Shahmalak was taught…
27th November 2019

Guide To Eyebrow Transplants at Crown Clinic

Eyebrow transplant Eyebrow hair transplants are surging in popularity as women and even some men seek ways to permanently restore or establish hair in the area. The process typically involves…
19th November 2019

Has I’m A Celebrity star Declan Donnelly had a hair transplant

The hit ITV show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! kicks off on Sunday. The highlight of every series is the banter between the two presenters Declan Donnelly and…
12th November 2019

How you can suffer from hair loss due to tight hairstyles such as a ponytail

Many people are unaware that you can permanently damage your hair and suffer premature hair loss by adopting tight hairstyles such as a ponytail. Crown Clinic's client, the model Calum…
05th November 2019

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd shows off results of his Crown Clinic hair transplant

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd has shown off the results of his hair transplant at Crown Clinic and revealed: “I had to do it to protect my mental health.”…
08th October 2019

Hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak answers 5 popular questions about hair loss

Crown Clinic's hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak is one Britain's leading experts on hair loss. Here he answers 5 of the most common questions on hair loss and looks at the…
17th September 2019

Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s hair transplant

Rafael Nadal claimed his fourth US Open title over the weekend. It was his 19th Grand Slam title, placing him only one behind Roger Federer in the overall standings. The…
10th September 2019

Chris Evans is having treatment for hair loss

The DJ Chris Evans has spoken about his battle with hair loss and how he is addressing the condition with medication. In his younger days, the 53-year-old was famed for his…
03rd September 2019

How West Bromich Albion manager Slaven Bilic transformed his appearance with a hair transplant

Gary Lineker joked that the stress of being a football manager had caused Slaven Bilic to GAIN more hair rather than lose it. And today the truth about the West Bromwich Albion…
28th August 2019

How going bald has aged Prince William by 8 years

Prince William appears eight years older than his real age because of his hair loss, according to a Crown Clinic survey. The heir to the throne has the looks of…
20th August 2019

6 common questions about female hair loss

Consultant hair transplant surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak from Crown Clinic in Manchester is one of the UK's leading experts on hair loss. His celebrity hair transplant clients include the Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd, model Calum Best, TV…
05th August 2019

Why new Open Golf champion Shane Lowry could benefit from a hair transplant

Millions saw the Irish golfer Shane Lowry easily winning the British Open Golf Championship at Portrush in Northern Ireland at the weekend.  Lowry won by a six shots from the…
23rd July 2019

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd’s hair transplant is growing back nicely

We were delighted to see pictures of Crown Clinic client, the Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd, enjoying himself on holiday in Greece this week. Jack was pictured having the…
17th July 2019

Coldplay singer Chris Martin’s remarkable hair transformation

There has been a lot of speculation in the media about whether the Coldplay singer Chris Martin has had a hair transplant. Pictures do indicate that the 42-year-old star may…
09th July 2019

The Truth About Elton John’s baldness and hair transplants

The big movie hit of the summer so far has been the Elton John biogpic, Rocket Man. The movie deals honestly with the singer's battle with hair loss which dates…
25th June 2019

Woman has eyelash transplant to aid medical science at FUE Europe conference at Crown Clinic

A woman has undergone an eyelash transplant to aid medical science at the FUE Europe conference at Crown Clinic.  Itinder Kaur was filmed as surgeons Asim Shahmalak and Parsa Mohebi…
17th June 2019

Thanks to everyone for attending the 8th Annual FUE Conference at Crown Clinic

We have all enjoyed an incredible three days hosting the 8th Annual FUE Conference at Crown Clinic and the Radisson Blue hotel here in Manchester It was a great pleasure…
11th June 2019

Prince William’s criticised over his hair loss by Hollywood star Rob Lowe

Prince William has been criticised over his hair loss by the Hollywood star Rob Lowe. Lowe said the 36-year-old royal's baldness must have been 'traumatic' and he wondered why British…
04th June 2019

Asim Shahmalak welcomes delegates to the 8th Annual FUE Europe Conference at Crown Clinic next week

We are hugely honoured to be hosting the 8th Annual FUE Europe Conference at Crown Clinic and the Radisson Blu hotel in Manchester next week. More than 200 distinguished delegates…
28th May 2019

Dr Asim Shahmalak answers 8 questions about his work as a hair transplant surgeon at Crown Clinic

The most important decision any patient makes when deciding to have a hair transplant is their choice of surgeon. Here at Crown Clinic we have one of the world's best…
20th May 2019

Prince Harry’s bald patch has doubled in size in the last year

Is Prince Harry Going Bald?   Prince Harry's hair loss has acclerated in the last year and his bald spot has doubled in size, according to the UK's leading hair…
13th May 2019

Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak answers 7 of the most common questions about hair loss

What are the main causes of premature hair loss? Asim Shahmalak, consultant hair transplant surgeon at Crown Clinic,  said: "Premature hair loss is primarily a hereditary condition. You can see how…
08th May 2019

Woman who had simultaneous eyebrow and eyelash transplant at Crown Clinic

At Crown Clinic, our consultant surgeon Asim Shahmalak is one of the few surgeons in the UK who performs more unusual procedures including eyebrow transplants and eyelash transplants. With one…
29th April 2019

Take That stars on their fears of going bald

At Crown Clinic, our consultant hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak treats lots of celebrity clients. Some of these go public such as the Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd and the…
23rd April 2019

How David Beckham has benefitted from a hair transplant

You may well have seen the pictures of David Beckham from Miami last September showing clear signs of having a hair transplant. Look carefully at the pictures - including one…
15th April 2019

Men are having beard and sideburn transplants to copy hirsute looks of their favourite stars

Crown Clinic is one of the few clinics in the UK which offers beard and sideburn transplants for men. You may have seen stories in the media of some stars…
02nd April 2019

Why the comedian Jimmy Carr is considering a hair transplant

The comedian Jimmy Carr is considering getting a hair transplant. He talked about his body image issues including his thinning hair in an interview on the Jonathan Ross show on ITV. The…
27th March 2019

TV star Ben Jardine boosts his self-confidence with hair transplant at Crown Clinic

Married At First Sight star Ben Jardine has told how he had a hair transplant at Crown Clinic to boost his self-confidence. Ben became famous on the hit Channel 4…
21st March 2019

Five of the most common questions about hair transplants answered by our surgeon Asim Shahmalak

Dr Asim Shahmalak, from Crown Clinic is one of the UK’s leading hair transplant surgeons. He is known as the surgeon to the stars through his work with Coronation Street…
14th March 2019

Coronation Street’s Jack P Shepherd had a hair transplant without shaving his head

Some patients are put off having a FUE (follicular unit transplant) hair transplant procedure because they are worried that they will have to fully shave the back and sides of their…
05th March 2019

Writer whose life was transformed by a hair transplant at Crown Clinic

It is always nice to share stories on this blog of former Crown Clinic patients who are delighted with their results. Today, we tell the story of writer Darren Scott…
27th February 2019

Three reasons why Prince Harry’s hair loss is accelerating including stress

Lots of the world's media has picked up on the analysis by Crown Clinic's hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak about Prince Harry's accelerating hair loss. You may have seen stories…
18th February 2019

Has Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds had a hair transplant?

Ryan Reynolds is one of Hollywood's biggest stars. The 42-year-old actor has starred in a string of big movies and is probably best known for the Deadpool franchise. He is…
12th February 2019

Has Hollywood star Bradley Cooper had a hair transplant?

Is It True That Bradley Cooper Has Had A Hair Transplant? Bradly Cooper is the latest Hollywood star to face speculation that he has had a hair transplant. With some…
06th February 2019

Coronation Star Jack P Shepherd chooses Crown Clinic’s for his hair transplant

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd has told how he had a hair transplant at Crown Clinic after stress made him go bald. The actor said there had been a…
22nd January 2019

10 things you need to know about having a hair transplant

Crown Clinic's consultant hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak is one of the best-known hair transplant surgeons in the world. He gets asked all the time by the media for his…
14th January 2019

David Beckham’s hair transplant starts to show

David Beckham Hair Transplant - Latest Progress   There were some fresh pictures of David Beckham in the media this week with a full head of greying hair which he had…
10th January 2019

Has Man City star David Silva had a hair transplant?

David Silva Hair Transplant - Are the rumours true?  There has been a lot of speculation amongst football fans for the reasons why Man City star David Silva has shaved…
17th December 2018

6 common questions about hair loss in women

1. What are the symptoms of thinning hair in women and how can you determine whether you’re suffering from hair thinning or hair loss? In women, hair loss more often…
11th December 2018

Donald Trump - “Never go bald - the worst thing a man can do is go bald.”

Donald Trump splits opinion around the world and would not win any popularity polls in the UK. But it is hard not to disagree with his opinion on hair loss. "Never…
04th December 2018

Premiership star Andros Townsend’s dramatic hair transformation

Andros Townsend Hair Transplant Transformation The former England star and Crystal Palace forward Andros Townsend is to be congratulated on his remarkable hair transformation. If you look at the pictures…
27th November 2018

6 things you need to consider before having a hair transplant

Crown Clinic's consultant surgeon Asim Shahmalak is often asked about the key questions patients need answering before embarking on a hair transplant. Dr Shahmalak has summarised the following important points.…
22nd November 2018

Football players who have had hair transplants

A surprisingly high number of footballers have had hair transplants. We all know about very famous cases such as the former England captain Wayne Rooney who has had at least…
14th November 2018

Prince Harry’s bald spot has doubled in size in the last year

Prince Harry’s bald patch has doubled in size in the last year - and his marital happiness with new bride Meghan could be to blame, according to Britain’s leading hair transplant…
08th November 2018

Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak honoured to be President of The Trichological Society

Crown Clinic's consultant surgeon Asim Shahmalak is the new President of the Trichological Society. He was appointed to the role for a two-year term earlier this year and is busy…
01st November 2018

Questions You Should Ask Your Surgeon Before a Hair Transplant

There are several factors that determine whether a hair transplant is right for you. At your consultant appointment, the surgeon should assess you by your age, health and the condition…
26th October 2018

Do Hair Transplants Work?

In the hands of the right surgeon, hair transplants have a high chance of success and are a far more reliable long-term solution than using restoration products. However, if you’re…
26th October 2018

Rugby star Stuart Hogg’s hair transplant

Stuart Hogg's Hair Transplant Success   The Scottish rugby international Stuart Hogg appears to have undergone a highly successful hair transplant procedure. You can see quite a stark difference in…
24th October 2018

Is your lifestyle making you bald? We look at the common causes of female hair loss

A fifth of women are losing their hair due to a number of factors such as crash dieting, increased stress and processed food, according to a new survey. A total…
17th October 2018

How stress can make your hair fall out like Coronation Street’s David Platt

Our consultant surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak is often asked about the most common causes of hair loss. By far the most significant factor is family history - if your father…
08th October 2018

Tiger Woods’ rapid hair loss

It was great to see Tiger Woods back to somewhere near his best at the Ryder Cup over the weekend. The 14-time major winner was on the losing side against…
01st October 2018

What is going on with David Beckham’s hair?

You have may have seen stories in the media in the last week about David Beckham's hair. Our consultant hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak was contacted by the media for…
26th September 2018

Crown Clinic’s consultant surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak hosts next year’s FUE Conference

Our consultant surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak is delighted to be hosting the 8th annual FUE Europe Conference in Manchester next year. These fantastic events are where the very best hair transplant…
17th September 2018

David Beckham’s male pattern baldness and signs he may have had a hair transplant

Britain's leading hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak said that David Beckham was showing clear signs of having a hair transplant and he would have done it to protect the earning…
10th September 2018

Risks of having a hair transplant abroad explained by our consultant surgeon Dr Shahmalak

Health tourism is booming with a 109% rise in the number of Britons having cosmetic surgery overseas in the last two years Turkey and Thailand are popular destination with some clinics using the…
05th September 2018

Tennis star Rafael Nadal considering second hair transplant

The tennis star Rafael Nadal is reportedly considering having his second hair transplant at the age of 32.   Nadal, one of the most successful players of all time, had…
28th August 2018

How stress caused Spurs’ £25 million winger Lucas Moura to lose his hair

Spurs' £25 million winger Lucas Moura has blamed STRESS for his rapid hair loss over the last five years. The Brazilian winger said that worries over his move to Europe…
22nd August 2018

Billy Bob Thornton has one of the most successful celebrity hair transplants

Billy Bob Thornton has had one of the most successful celebrity hair transplants of recent years. If you look at the before and after pictures of him below he looks…
15th August 2018

Six questions you need to ask before having a hair transplant

Having a hair transplant is a big decision and not one anyone should take lightly. A good procedure can transform a patient's life - improving their appearance, self confidence and…
09th August 2018

Why are so many footballers having hair transplants?

You may have noticed lots of stories in the media about footballers having hair transplants. Since the most famous footballer hair transplant patient, Wayne Rooney, had his first FUE (follicular unit…
23rd July 2018

World Cup TV pundit Slaven Bilic has a hair transplant

We've all seen a lot of the former Croatia and West Ham football manager Slaven Bilic during the World Cup when he was one of the main pundits on ITV…
17th July 2018

Dimitar Berbatov’s amazing hair transplant

You may have noticed that several footballers have benefitted from hair transplants. There are many reasons for this trend. The most obvious is the former England football captain Wayne Rooney.…
12th July 2018

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp inspires men to seek a hair transplant

Jurgen Klopp - Spreading a Positive Hair Transplant Message Stars of the world of football have inspired thousands of men to seek hair transplants. It all started with Wayne Rooney…
04th July 2018

Most popular female and male haircuts of all time

We commisioned some research recently at Crown Clinic to find the most popular hairstyles of all time for both men and women. Here are the full findings with analysis from…
26th June 2018

Rob Brydon’s successful hair transplant

Has Rob Brydon Had A Hair Transplant?   The comedian Rob Brydon is a wonderful advert for hair transplantation. He has never spoken about having a procedure but he appeared…
20th June 2018

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte transforms his appearance with a hair transplant

There are several people working in the world of football who have benefitted from a hair transplant. The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made no secret of the fact that…
14th June 2018

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte transforms his appearance with a hair transplant

There are several people working in the world of football who have benefitted from a hair transplant. The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made no secret of the fact that…
14th June 2018

Has Gordon Ramsay had a hair transplant?

Is there truth in the Gordon Ramsay hair transplant rumours?  There has been a lot of speculation over the years about whether the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has had a…
06th June 2018

Has the Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey had a hair transplant?

There has been a lot of speculation over the years that the Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey has had at least one hair transplant. This started back in 1999 when he…
30th May 2018

Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak takes over as President of the Trichological Society

Crown Clinic's consultant surgeon Asim Shahmalak has taken over as President of the Trichological Society. You can see Asim being passed on the ceremonial chain worn by Presidents by the…
23rd May 2018

Crown Clinic’s surgeon Asim Shahmalak honoured by the Sunday Times

Crown Clinic's surgeon Asim Shahmalak was hugely honoured to be featured in the Sunday Times' Altnernative Rich List at the weekend.  We are all familiar with the Sunday Times' Rich List which lists the…
15th May 2018

Why more men are turning to hair transplant surgery

More men are turning to hair transplantation surgery to restore their thinning hair - and the procedures work just as well for women, too. Over the last five years, we…
08th May 2018

How having a full head of hair can boost your chances of finding love

We had some fresh national newspaper coverage for Crown Clinic on Mail Online this week. http://http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5686953/Model-conducts-experiment-makes-women-swipe-right.html Here are the full findings of our new research. Hair we go...how having a full…
04th May 2018

5 reasons for booming demand for hair transplantation

A survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) has shown a boom in the demand for hair transplantation procedures. In 2016, there were 635,189 hair transplants…
27th April 2018

Why it is so important to pick the right hair transplant surgeon

The most important decision you make when you decide to have a hair transplant is the choice of your surgeon. There is a huge difference in the quality of hair…
19th April 2018

Hair loss - why does it happen and best ways to stop it?

Losing your age at any age can be a worry, but even more so when it's premature or severe. We all develop some degree of hair loss as we age…
11th April 2018

The 7 most common questions about hair loss procedures answered

Crown Clinic's surgeon Asim Shahmalak sees dozens of potential patients each month who are considering a hair transplant - either a FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure or the more traditional FUT…
26th March 2018

Most frequently asked questions about FUE hair transplants at Crown Clinic

Around 80% of the patients at Crown Clinic choose a FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure with our surgeon Asim Shahmalak. This is where individual grafts are removed from the back…
20th March 2018

How my life was transformed by a hair transplant with Crown Clinic’s Asim Shahmalak

A high-flying magazine editor who partied with stars such as Madonna and Kylie Minogue has told how he overcame crippling low self-esteem with a hair transplant by Crown Clinic's Asim Shahmalak. Darren Scott spent…
15th March 2018

7 myths about female hair loss

There is a lot of 'fake news' in the media about hair loss in both men and women. Here's Crown Clinic's hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak dispels 7 of the…
06th March 2018

5 things you need to know about a hair transplant

Around 50% of men will have experienced hair loss by the time they reach 50%. And around 40% of women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives.…
23rd February 2018

Gogglebox star Chris Butland-Steed has his third hair transplant in two years with Crown Clinic

Gogglebox star Chris Butland-Steed has had his third hair transplant in just two years after admitting: "I am the vainest man in the world!" The TV favourite sought help with…
21st February 2018

Health tourism - dangers patients face in seeking cut-price hair transplant surgery abroad

Health tourism is booming with a 109% rise in the number of Britons having cosmetic surgery overseas in the last two years Turkey and Thailand are popular destination with some clinics using…
13th February 2018

5 Things You Need To Know About Female Hair Loss

Around 10% of the patients at Crown Clinic are women. Here are surgeon Asim Shahmalak answers five common questions about female hair loss and remedies available to women.  Are there…
09th February 2018

Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak’s new mercy mission to help acid attack victims in Pakistan

Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak lead a team from Crown Clinic on a new mercy to help victims of acid attacks and burns in Pakistan. He provided free eyebrow transplants…
02nd February 2018