How going bald has aged Prince William by 8 years

POSTED: 20 August 2019

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 a 45-year-old man even though he is only 37.
That is because balding ages men more quickly than any other physical trait - putting up to eight years on the age of sufferers.
The second fastest ageing factor is greying hair which puts seven years on the age of the average man.
It means a silver-haired star like George Clooney would look 51 rather than his real age of 58 if he were to start dying his hair.
The third fastest ageing trait is having a full beard - which puts five years on the age of men.
So 44-year-old David Beckham would look 39 if he were to have a shave.
The fourth-biggest ageing factor was having a goatee which ages men by four years.
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio looks 40 when he is clean-shaven but his real age of 44 when he is sporting a goatee.
The fifth biggest ageing factor is being heavily unshaven, like Simon Cowell on the X-Factor, which ages men by three years.
So Cowell would look 56 if he shaved rather than his real (unshaven) age of 59.
The findings came from a survey of 1,000 people by Crown Clinic in Manchester, Britain's leading hair transplant centre.
Other ageing factors include being overweight, having man boobs and sporting a moustache, which all age men by an average of two years.
England football captain Wayne Rooney is 33 but would have the looks of a 41-year-old if he had not take steps to address his baldness.  
Hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak from Crown Clinic said: "Nothing ages a man faster than losing his hair.
"Prince William was one of the most desirable men in the world when he was in his early 20s but he has aged fast because he has done nothing to remedy the Windsors' strong baldness gene which has also affected his father and his grandfather.
"Wayne Rooney has turned back the clock very successfully by having two FUE hair transplants. Just image how much less attractive he would look to sponsors if had let nature take its course and and now had the looks of a 41-year-old man. I am sure it has also helped to prolong his football career because he looks younger and fresher with hair."
Dr Shahmalak is Britain's leading hair transplant surgeon and his celebrity hair transplant clients include Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd, model Calum Best, TV doctor Christian Jessen and Chris Steed, star of Gogglebox.
He has seen a 25% rise in young men seeking hair transplants since Rooney had his first procedure five years ago. 

How balding ages men           With hair           Without hair (real age)
1 Prince William                         37                     45
2 Jude Law                                 38                     46
3 Jason Statham                         44                     52 
4 Woody Harrelson                     50                     58
5 Bruce Willis                              56                    64
 

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