Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prince William - Hair Loss Clock is Ticking

Exciting news yesterday, as Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton - with a wedding planned for the spring or summer of next year. 

But what is he going to do about his hair loss before then?

At 28, Prince William has advanced male pattern hair loss for his age - in fact, he's a Norwood Class III-vertex, progressing quickly toward IV and beyond. Unfortunately, he doesn't have much time to fix the problem before the wedding - especially if it takes place in the spring. What the prince needs to be thinking about now is damage control.

He needs to throw 'everything but the kitchen sink' at this problem - and ASAP. Prince William should start a multi-therapy approach immediately that combines finasteride (Propecia), minoxidil (Rogaine) and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). Non-invasive FDA-approved therapies can start reversing the miniaturization of the hair follicles immediately. Because hair growth rates are slow, the results will take 3-9 months to become appreciated.

A microsurgical FUE hair transplant with NeoGraft (the "Cadillac of hair transplants") would also do wonders for him - however, he's running out of time before the wedding. If he did the FUE/NeoGraft hair transplant today, in six months his hair would certainly be improved, but only half-way grown in. Like all wedding planning, you need to get started early!