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    Lewis Hamilton’s Hair Transplant: Is it True or False?

    Sir Lewis Hamilton, renowed British Formula 1 driver, activist and selected as man of the year by many different media outlets, is definitely one of the fastest men on earth. He is depicted as a legend after Michael Schumacher for the last decade when it comes to driving. He has become Formula 1 champion seven times and started his career at a very young age - at 22. He also has a record of 103 wins, 103 pole positions and 188 podium finishes. 

    He was born and raised in Hertfordshire and joined the McLaren young driver programme in 1998. He has become the youngest Formula 1 World Champion. This was the beginning of a series of successes. He has become the first and only black driver so far. He has also emerged as a leading proponent of action to fight prejudice and promote more diversity in race. He was knighted in 2021. However, these successes did not rescue him from the problem that many men suffer from: hair loss. 

    Lewis Hamilton and Hair Loss

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    Hair loss can be the result of various causes: genetics, illness, poor hair care, accidents, hormones, ageing, and stress. When you look at Hamilton’s early photos in 2007, it can be seen that thinning has begun. Apparently, he started to suffer from male pattern baldness (MPB) but now he enjoys his thick, long, and fuller hair with diverse hair styles. How did it happen? He accused poor hair care regimen -hotel shampoos and soaps he used to wash his hair for the hair loss and says that the change of hair care cured his problem. Is it possible to regain hair with cosmetic products instead of a surgical operation for good? When it was asked if he had a hair transplant operation , he denied it. The solution was simple: it was just nicer shampoos and serums.. Is it so? Let’s take a close look and see whether he is right or not. 

    Did He Have a Hair Transplant?

    Most men and women will start to lose hair by the time they are 60. Androgenetic alopecia is the medical term for this typical form of hair loss, and in 2007, it appeared as though Lewis Hamilton had the condition at a very young age. There are undoubtedly several reasons behind Lewis Hamilton's hair loss, and each one is speculative. His hair loss must have been strongly influenced by the pressure of competing as well as the risks of speeding. In their teens or early 20s, some men do start losing their hair. Male pattern hair loss frequently runs in families. Lewis Hamilton's father, Anthony Hamilton's, almost full baldness on the top of his head gives rise to the theory that he may have had a hair transplant due to male pattern baldness. However, in the photos that were taken after the late 2010's, it can easily be noticed that there was a massive change in his hair and he became an icon for his numerous hair styles. It is said that this was not possible without having a hair transplant operation. Many surgeons agreed that he had the surgery at some level and really benefited from it.

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    What Kind of Hair Transplant Did Lewis Hamilton Get?

    In general, all hair transplant surgeries are carried out in the same manner. Healthy hair follicles are removed from a donor area (usually the back of the head) and then inserted into the balding area during a hair transplant. Although Lewis Hamilton's hair transplant's specifics are a tight secret, expert surgeons can make some guesses based on his before and after images. Lewis Hamilton was a perfect candidate for a DHI Hair Transplant (Direct Hair Implantation) or FUE Hair Transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant since he still had a lot of healthy hair on his head.  He still had thick hair on the back of his head, and his hairline had only receded a few inches. He most likely went with FUE hair transplant surgery. One of the most popular transplant techniques is this one. FUE is preferred by more than 90% of hair transplant surgeons worldwide since it doesn't require stitches and doesn't produce linear scars as the strip harvesting that is the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) approach does.