Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd’s hair is looking brilliant – three years on from his Crown Clinic hair transplants.
Jack, 34, who has played David Platt in the hit soap since he was a boy, came to see our team at Crown Clinic twice for help with his hair.
He explained to our consultant hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak that he had been losing his hair since his twenties and it was affecting his mental health.
As one of the most successful actors in the country, he was worried too about how premature baldness would impact on his acting roles.
Would he only be considered for unglamorous roles playing older men if he was completely bald?
Dr Shahmalak was only too happy to help.
With his team, he did two FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplants for Jack – extracting hair from the back and side of his scalp and replanting it in the areas at the front of his hairline – effectively filling in the gaps.
If you look at the photo of Jack with his girlfriend in the picture below the front of his hairline is completely straight. It didn’t look like when he first came for his consultation.
Because of his role on Coronation Street, Jack had both procedures during the two week Christmas break from filming.
We used a technique called long-haired FUE where the donor hair is extracted in a small strip in the back of scalp which is shaved. It has longer hair growing above it which falls over the shaven strip so that the extraction is only visible to those with eagle eyes. In this way, Jack was able to carry on with his role without disruption.