Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chris Pratt - Time for a Hairline Intervention?

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Chris Pratt's career is booming, but could his hairline be about to tank?

Recent photos show what appears to be the beginning of recession in the temporal points. Just a "normal" sign of aging, you say? Well the hairline does mature over time but typically hair loss is a key component. Although the 35-year old star isn't in trouble yet, now would be a good time for him to get tested to see if he's likely to develop androgenetic alopecia and begin early preventive treatments - like Propecia and Formula 82M.

Pratt's new movie, "Jurassic World," releases next month.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Entourage the Movie - Hair Line Mashup

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Eleven years after the hit series debuted on HBO, "Entourage" is finally getting its own role on the big screen this summer. Vince, E, Turtle were all young guys when the series began - but after more than a decade since the premiere, how well are their hair lines holding up?

Vince - i.e., Adrian Grenier (38)

It'd be hard to complain about Adrian's hair. So far, the 38-year old actor still has what appears to be a full and healthy hair line, and doesn't show any signs of recession yet.

E - i.e., Kevin Connolly (41)

Kevin's hair line, on the other hand, shows clear signs of temporal recession. But altogether, it's still a fairly strong hair line.

Turtle - i.e., Jerry Ferrara (35)

Jerry has another solid hair line. We can just see what may be the beginning of temporal recession, but that also occurs as the hair line matures. 

But let's not forget about the other two stars - Johnny Drama and Ari Gold. Both are much older than their co-stars, but their hair lines are in remarkably good shape 11 years later.

Johnny Drama - i.e., Kevin Dillon (49)

Dillon's hair line has clearly recessed at the top and along the temporal regions, but for his age it's in great shape. There's a good chance he's been using a multi-therapy regimen to keep it that way - and more than likely that includes finasteride and minoxidil.

Ari Gold - i.e., Jeremy Piven (49)

Piven's hair loss has been well documented and previous reports have shown a long linear scar at the back of his head - followed by a miraculous revival of his hair line. It's clear he's had hair transplant surgery, but unfortunately Piven must have opted for the old-fashioned "strip harvest" hair transplant, which leaves that noticeable scar at the back of the head. It's strange that a movie star who's always in the spotlight wouldn't opt for the modern micro-surgical procedure known as FUE, which leaves no visible scar at all.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Does Kris Jenner Have a Bald Spot?

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Recent photos of Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian reality TV clan, show noticeable signs of thinning in the 59-year old's hair line. In fact, photos cited by Radar Online show the beginnings of a bald spot above her left temple.

Why do women go bald?

There are a wide range of reasons for this - genetics (women can inherit the "hair loss gene" too), hormonal imbalances, medications, health, physical damage from hair extensions, styling or over-treating the hair, and plain old stress - which can lead to temporary fallout. 

It's impossible to say without examining Ms. Jenner what the true cause of her hair loss is, or whether or not it will be permanent, but I'd advise her to see a board-certified hair restoration physician right away. Hair loss doctors can perform a number of tests to determine the cause of hair loss and how best to treat it, including genetic tests (HairDX), hair mass index tests (HairCheck) and a physical exam. And even if it is female-pattern hair loss, instead of simple fallout or breakage, there are special treatments that can help women - like Formula 82M, platelet-rich plasma therapy (or PRP), low level laser therapy, minimally invasive micro-surgical hair transplants (NeoGraft FUE) and off-label treatments like finasteride and dutasteride.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Where Does Jude Law Fit on the Norwood Scale?

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Jude Law has been going bald for as long as anyone can remember, but except for a few rumored treatments, he's been largely nonplussed about his shrinking hairline. 

For those who do care about hair loss and want to avoid it, it's important to know how baldness progresses, the pattern it takes, and what your hairline will eventually look like if you let it go too far. Hair restoration specialists use the "Norwood Scale" to categorize hair loss cases and estimate its progression. Take a look at the chart below. Which of these hairlines matches Jude Law?


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What's George Clooney's Secret?

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George Clooney's new sci-fi film "Tomorrowland" hits theaters later this month, but what's more exciting than the CGI special effects is the actor's hairline. At 54, his hair looks better than many men half his age. How does he do it?

There's a good chance Clooney is using a multi-therapy regimen to stave off hair loss and boost the overall health and quality of his hair. For a man his age, Propecia combined with low level laser therapy, nutritionals like Viviscal and Formula 82M would do the trick. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy would also be advised.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Aging of a Hair Line - Matt Dillon Edition

On May 14th, former 80s star Matt Dillon will have one of the most important premieres of his 30-plus year career, when the new TV series "Wayward Pines" airs on FOX. 

While there's plenty to talk about with Dillon, his unusual career choices, his ambitions for the future (and speaking of which, there's a great piece on Dillon in The Telegraph), this is a hair blog - so let's dive into it!

Here's a great side-by-side that shows the aging of Dillon's hairline over the last 10 years:

It's easy to see that the 51-year old actor's hair has noticeably aged over the last decade, with deep recession in the temporal points and across the hairline. While the actor's hair is still rather good for his age, he could certainly benefit from an advanced suit of treatments to boost what he has - and prevent any further losses. Treatments like Formula 82M, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and a minor FUE hair transplant could do wonders for his hairline.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Are the Avengers Losing Their Hair?

Are the Avengers losing their super powers?

Out of the franchise's five leading men, how many do you think are showing early signs of hair loss?

The answer: all five.

As stated before on this blog, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth both show signs of recession - but add to that list Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr.

In all of the photos temporal recession is clearly evident. Evans spoke with E! Online about his hair loss fears years ago. Aside from the temporal points, however, the hairline looks fairly healthy, so he may already be undergoing treatment - such as Propecia or a minoxidil formulation (I'd recommend Formula 82M).

Hopefully all of the Avengers will take their hair loss seriously. After all, how often is a super-hero bald? That look usually goes to the villain. 

*Celebrity photos provided by PR Photos.