Why the comedian Jimmy Carr is considering a hair transplant

POSTED: 27 March 2019

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 presenter of the Channel 4 show 8 Out Of Ten Cats said he wants a procedure so that he can have a 'proper Elvis quiff.'

He said: "We were talking about hair transplants. I want a proper Elvis quiff. I want to go big. Go big or go home. I'm going to have it down to there (he points to the bottom of his forehead). It's showbusiness baby, let's enjoy ourselves."

Carr first became interested in hair transplants after he had his teeth replaced with veneers and was very happy with the results of his new beaming white smile.

Carr is 46. By that age, around half of men are experiencing some form of hair loss.

Obviously this has more impact when you are a comedian who needs to look good on TV and presents a TV show (8 Out Of Ten Cats) featuring lots of other comedians who are younger than you.

At Crown Clinic, our consultant surgeon Asim Shahmalak does lots of hair transplants with celebrities.

Many of these have shared their stories publically including Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd (David Platt in Coronation Street), the model Calum Best, soccer star Didi Hamann, Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts and, most recently, Ben Jardine from the Channel 4 show Married At First Sight and Celebrity Big Brother. All these celebrities had Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures with Dr Shahmalak at Crown Clinic. This is where the donor hairs are harvested individually from the back and side of the scalp and then replanted in the balding areas. The advantage of this method is that the scarring is minimal. Around 80% of the patients at Crown Clinic opt for FUE. It is more labour intensive and therefore a little more expensive than the more traditional method of hair transplantation, FUE (Follicular Unit Transplantation). The TV doctor Christian Jessen has had two FUT transplants with Dr Shahmalak. The donor hairs are obtained by surgically removing a strip of skin from the back or side of the scalp. FUT is cheaper than FUE but not suitable for men who like to wear their hair short or shaved because the scarring where the strip is removed is noticeable unless you like to wear your hair slightly longer (the hair covers it up).

Jimmy Carr could get a great result from either method. He is primarily thinning around the temples and it is men with this kind of hair loss who can look years younger with a simple procedure involving around 1,500 grafts (3,000 hairs).

The TV doctor Christian Jessen was also thinning around the temples and looked years younger after his two procedures with Dr Shahmalak.

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