The movie director Guy Ritchie appears to have undergone a hair transplant.
Pictures reproduced below show the star who is famous for making blockbusters such as Sherlock Holmes and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels with a revamped hairline.
In the first picture on the left with his wife Jacqui Ainsley ten years ago, the 52-year-old is clearly receding at the temples.
In the second picture on the right taken earlier this year, also with Jacqui, the balding areas have been filled in and Ritchie has a completely replenished hairline.
The star is a great advert for hair transplantation because he has not aged a bit in the last decade.
Ritchie will almost certainly have had a FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure. This is where hair grafts are removed individually from the back and side of the scalp and replanted in the balding areas. The advantage of this method is that the scarring is minimal.
Around 80% of Crown Clinic patients choose FUE.
Our consultant hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak has provided FUE transplants for several well known stars including Coronation Street actor Jack P Shepherd, Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts and the former footballer Didi Hamann.
Around 20% of Dr Shahmalak's patients still opt for the more traditional form of hair transplantation, FUT (follicular unit transplantation). This is where a strip of skin is surgically removed from the back of the scalp to obtain the donor hair which is extracted from the strip by technicians under a microscope and then replanted in the balding areas by Dr Shahmalak.
The advantage of this method is that all the donor grafts are extracted at the same time, saving time and making it more affordable than FUE.
Whatever method Guy Ritchie chose he has got a great result and his hair is looking fantastic.