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Did Elon Musk Have a Hair Transplant?

Let’s Discuss Tech CEO Elon Musk 

There’s no question about it, in 2020, Elon Musk is a household name. With many accolades and innovations under his belt, a new child, and a blooming personal life, he is constantly in the headlines. His hair is a hot topic of discussion online, as well. There is no doubt that Elon Musk is one of pop culture’s most adored (and not so adored) personalities.

Based on the photos we’ve seen, we must ask, has Elon Musk undergone hair restoration in the past? Has he had a hair transplant?

Signs of Early Hair Loss

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In old photos of a young Elon Musk, we can see he has early-onset receding hair, a sure-fire sign that this science superstar would end up with male pattern baldness (MPB). Stating from the frontal temple area, on the right side of his forehead, you can see the hair he has lost, which also seems to be creeping toward the crown area. If young Elon Musk came to us for help at this time, we would surely advise that he could face further hair loss as he aged.

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Eventually, his hair loss did advance to his crowns, and Elon Musk went from receding to balding. The globally acknowledged standard to diagnose the intensity of hair loss, the Norwood Hamilton Scale, would see Elon sitting at about a 4 around this time. Without hair transplantation or another form of hair restoration, he would eventually arrive at Norwood 5 or 6.

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In the above photo of Elon, we can see that the frontal area and temples are without hair. It appears that the only hair Elon Musk had on the crown was very thin, an indication that the hair loss would continue to advance at this stage without intervention.

One of the main culprits for hair loss is Dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT.

DHT is an androgen, and it helps give male persons their male characteristics. Dihydrotestosterone can cause hair follicles to miniaturize, thus resulting in male pattern hair loss. For the most part, by the age of 50 years old, over half of the men in the U.S. will most likely experience hair loss mediated by DHT. We can only assume, as we have never discussed Elon Musks’ hair loss with him, that DHT may be the cause of the PayPal owner’s hair loss.

Fast forward to the present day, looking at Elon Musks’ current hair, it seems he ended up with the perfect result.

He looks great!

When it comes to hair transplantation, one of your doctor’s main jobs will be to assess your hair loss and come up with a plan of action that works best for you. At the Toronto Hair Transplant Centre, we design a new hairline for each patient while determining the density and the approximate number of grafts that will be extracted and planted during the transplantation.

Elon Musk, without a doubt, had a wonderful hair transplantation team behind him.

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With the perfect blend of density and volume, you can see in this updated photo (taken May 2020) that Elon Musk is sporting the look most men end up with after professional hair transplantation.

For hair loss as advanced as his, he easily received 4000 grafts or more to correct his male pattern baldness.

If you have hair loss similar to Elon Musk and would like to discuss your options with our Toronto Hair Transplant Doctors, book a no-obligation virtual consultation today by clicking here.

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