Sir Elton John’s foray into music began in 1964 and continues to this day. It produced a body of work that includes hits such as “That’s What Friends Are For”, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Candle In The Wind”. He has won awards in film (Academy), music (Grammy) and theatre (Tony). Now sixty-seven years old, his fans still hope that he can add on to the list of wonderful songs he helped create.
The public was able to witness the many changes in their idol during his fifty years of amazing creativity. One physical characteristic that was surely noticed would have to be his thinning hair. It is quite normal for this to happen to a majority of men. In fact, most males in their late twenties will experience a receding hairline. The same is true for Sir Elton John. File photographs would reveal that he had the condition termed as androgenic alopecia all throughout his singing career. The slow progression of his receding hairline and thinning hair was noticeable with each and every passing year. Fans were sure to make a comment or two about his condition. Sir Elton however was smart because he did not remedy it until more advanced and refined methods for treating hair loss came out.
His male pattern baldness was already quite obvious when he was in his late thirties. The remedies to counteract alopecia at that time comprised of quick fixes such as toupees or styling one’s hair in certain ways to cover the balding areas. Scientific methods for treating it were yet to be devised. Sir John had to use what was available to him to hide his condition. Not surprisingly, many followed his lead and started to use hairpieces and combing their hair over bald spots as well.
Sir Elton played his cards right. He decided to undergo a hair operation when the procedures available allowed for better hairline reconstruction and recovery. It is not certain however, which method he selected in particular. What is plain to see is that his hair has been able to regain its density and luster.
Experts would often site the work performed on him to be of excellent quality. There is no exact report confirming what procedure was used. Those who have offered an educated guess posit it to be either a follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or a follicular unit extraction (FUE).
While this may be true, others may also conclude that he should have considered scalp micropigmentation to add the illusion of additional density. Sir Elton John’s scalp could have benefitted from this clean and precise method for hiding hair loss. It actually places micro pigments into the scalp to cover up the balding areas.
Whatever combination was used, the work performed is certainly of great quality. It inspires viewers by informing them that such work is possible. Anyone who is gathering information on the success of hair transplants may look to Sir Elton John’s example. Hopefully, this can give an added boost to anyone deciding to seek treatment for alopecia.