How Jimmy Carr completely changed his appearance with a hair transplant

The comedian Jimmy Carr has spoken in more detail about his decision to have a hair transplant.

He said that he decided to boost his hairline at the front so that he would no longer have the ‘look of a snooker-playing vampire’.

Viewers agree that 48-year-old Jimmy looks years younger and far better with his boosted hair – and the improvement in looks is evident in the before and after pictures below.

He got a fantastic reaction to his new appearance on the Channel 4 show, Big Fact Quiz of Everthing.

Posting on Twitter, one person wrote: “Is Jimmy Carr getting younger or is it just me? Does he not age? How does he look so fresh-faced after the year-that-shall-not-be-named?”

While another viewers said: “Big Fat Quiz of Everything is really challenging to watch due to Jimmy Carr and his hair…Holy hell!”

A third viewer added: “New Big Fat Quiz! Still getting used to Jimmy Carr post hair transplant.”

Unlike many celebrities, Carr has been completely open about the recent work he has had.

First he sorted out his teeth, getting them straightened, and then he moved on to his hair.

Like most celebrity clients of Crown Clinic’s consultant surgeon Asim Shahmalak, Jimmy has almost certainly had a FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant.

This is where the donor hair is extracted from the back and sides of the scalp and replanted in the balding areas.

The reason why Jimmy transformation is so noticeable and positive is that the transplant has been concentrated around the temples.

So Jimmy has been able to completely straighten his hairline – avoiding that ‘snooker-playing vampire look’. We think he is referring to the former snooker player Ray Reardon.

Jimmy is a fantastic example of how you can completely change your appearance with a simple hair transplant procedure taking up no more than a day.

Jimmy explained exactly what happened in the procedure.

He said: “My hair was socially distancing from my forehead and I’d just had enough of it.

“I shaved my head and what they do is take hairs from the back of your head and they put them on the front.

“Basically, I had enough hair, it was just in the wrong place. It was a bit of restribution.”

Dr Shahmalak has helped lots of stars like Jimmy to transform their appearance in a similar way.

His famous FUE patients at Crown Clinic include the Coronation Street actor Jack P Shepherd, model Calum Best, Googlebox star Chris Butland-Steed and the Homes Under the Hammer presenter Martin Roberts.

Around 20% of the patients at Crown Clinic choose the more traditional method of hair transplantation, FUT (follicular unit transplantation). This is where a strip of skin is surgically removed from the back of the head to obtain the donor hair. Because FUT is less labour intensive than FUE, it is slightly cheaper.

The TV doctor Christian Jessen has had two FUT hair transplants with Dr Shahmalak.