Charles Hanson Hair Transplant

Star of BBC’s Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip, Charles Hanson is rumoured to have had a hair transplantation surgery. Although the TV show host has not admitted to getting this procedure, the recent comeback made by his hair has left many wondering about this possibility.

Seeing as how the auctioneer has appeared on different TV programs since 2002, for more than two decades, his viewers have noticed the changes in his hair. Along the way, it had become quite clear that Charles was on the way to lose most of his hair as the top of his head had thinned out significantly. But what’s changed now? Did Charles Hansons get a hair transplant, or is he wearing a wig? Let’s find out!

Who Is Charles Hanson?

Born in England on 29 May 1978, aged 46 at the time of writing, Charles Hanson is an auctioneer – he buys things and tries to sell them at a profit. After working a traditional job as a valuer, Charles joined BBC’s Bargain Hunt as one of the experts on the show.

Additionally, he’s also been a part of other antique-related shows, including Flog It!, where the general public brings in their antiques for valuation by experts. and the Antiques Road Trip, another show in which experts take to the road to find antiques. But other than being a part of the reality TV circuit, he is also the owner of the auction house Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers.

Did Charles Hanson Have A Hair Transplant?

Charles Hanson has not admitted to getting a hair transplant, but it’s widely believed that he had the procedure. From very early on, Charles had shown signs of androgenetic alopecia or classic male pattern baldness. His hairline had receded quite significantly, and the hair at the top of his head had also thinned out quite a bit.

Classic androgenetic alopecia

However, now, it almost looks like he was never even experiencing hair loss in the first place. Not only has his hairline been restored, but the overall density has also improved significantly, which might suggest the possibility of this surgery.

There are others who think that it’s not a transplant but a wig that Charles has been wearing to hide his bald spot. While we don’t know for sure, his hairline doesn’t look unnatural on closer inspection. Although, because it’s so “neatly” outlined, it has cast doubts in some people’s minds.

Why Did Charles Hanson Lose His Hair?

In addition to possibly losing hair due to androgenetic alopecia, Charles Hanson’s hair loss might also have been the result of his cancer treatment.

As reported in The Express, in 2012, Charles was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After he had a surgery for it, the cancer came back, for which he then got chemotherapy.

In both these instances, it’s possible to experience hair loss. The stress of getting a cancer diagnosis and then getting a surgery of it may trigger hair loss due to telogen effluvium. However, this kind of hair loss is not permanent.

Hair loss man

Chemotherapy, on the other hand, can cause permanent hair loss in some people according to Cancer Research UK. While this is not always the case, it can happen.

In Charles’ case, it probably was’t permanent either, as taking to Twitter in 2014, he had said “hair loss (sic) the result of chemo I’m afraid but touch wood it’s coming back….thin but curly!”

In instances where hair loss is not permanent, there’s not really a need for hair transplant since the hair is going to come back. So, if Charles had a hair transplant, it’s quite possible that he had it due to androgenetic alopecia, which results in permanent miniaturisation of hair follicles and baldness.

Charles Hanson Hair Transplant Before And After

Before Charles alleged hair transplant, there was visible thinning at the front and top of his head. Charles Hanson’s new hair, however, is visibly denser, and his hairline has also been restored quite nicely. Still, in some places, you can still see his scalp, especially in the top part.

It’s important to note that a hair transplant is not a cure. It’s a treatment for androgenetic alopecia. While you shouldn’t lose your transplanted hair (the results are permanent), the non-transplanted hair can still fall off and the hair loss can continue to progress. In this case, you can consider getting a second hair transplant to improve the overall density.

What Type Of Hair Transplant Did Charles Hanson Have?

Assuming Charles had a hair transplant in more recent years, it’s likely that his hair transplant would’ve been done using the FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction technique.

In this, the surgeon removes individual follicular units from the donor area at the back of the head. These units or grafts are then harvested and implanted into the bald spots.

FUE hair transplant technique

The FUE technique has become more popular compared to the FUT or Follicular Unit Transplant method because the latter involves cutting out a piece of skin from the scalp and then stitching the skin back up. It can leave a relatively prominent linear scar, and the recovery can also be more difficult.

FUT hair transplant


So, has Charles Hanson had a hair transplant? Looking at his hairline, it does seem like he had a hair transplant. However, because getting a hair transplant is a very personal decision, no one should be “made” to talk about it.

If you’re also thinking of getting this surgery, make sure to first get a proper diagnosis for your hair loss as it can have many different causes. Your doctor will prepare a suitable treatment plan for you based on your needs.

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