Jimmy Carr’s Hair Transplant Details

When celebrities choose not to disclose a cosmetic surgery they underwent, that’s fine. It’s their life, their choice. However, there are some celebrities who go to great lengths to deny any causation between their dramatic transformation and cosmetic surgery. That’s irksome.

Why? Because it’s misleading and simply disinformation. If a star claims to “naturally” have started growing their hair after suffering from permanent hair loss, that’s a lie. There’s no miracle cure for androgenetic alopecia.

Fortunately, Jimmy Carr isn’t one of them. In fact, he’s been very open about his hair transplant journey. His honesty about it is something that we can all appreciate. In this blog, we will explore the details of Jimmy Carr hair transplant. 

Did Jimmy Carr Hair Transplant Really Happen? 

100% yes. He has admitted to it himself. And not just once, but on numerous occasions. Even before he had gotten the surgery, Jimmy Carr discussed how he was considering getting a hair transplant.

In March 2019, the comedian while speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show said, “We were talking about hair transplants. I want a proper Elvis quiff. I want to go big. Go big or go home. It’s show business baby, let’s enjoy ourselves”. 

So, Jimmy Carr had revealed his intention to get a hair transplant surgery quite some time ago. This is rare. Mostly, celebs reveal that they’ve had a hair transplant after it has taken place.

It was on Peter Crouch’s: Save Our Summer game show that he told everyone that he had had a hair transplant. When the presenter Maya Jama remarked, “It’s a very different look for you”, the 48-year-old said, “I tell you what I did, I went and had a hair transplant.”

He even said that he looked like a snooker-playing vampire. He went on to say, “So what happened was my hair was socially distancing from my forehead and I’d had enough of it.” 

He then told the world how he’d gotten his head shaved so that the hair transplant could take place. Hair is taken from the back of the head and put to the bald region, in his case, the front. Pointing toward the strength of his donor region, he said, “Basically I had enough hair, it was just in the wrong place. It was a bit of redistribution.” 

What Was the Baldness Pattern of Jimmy Carr? 

For that, all you need to do is take a look at his old pictures. You’ll find that his hairline was clearly receding in a V-shape.

This happens in androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness, where the hairline starts to recede first. This keeps on going until the crown also starts shedding hair permanently. Usually, hair is left on the back and sides of the head. 

Jimmy Carr hairline recession
Jimmy Carr’s hair in 2007

In Jimmy’s case, he might’ve needed about 1500-2000 hair grafts and he would also have a strong enough donor area to allow harvesting this many grafts to restore his hairline adequately enough.

His hair transplant surgery probably would have taken place in one session only, since his balding area wasn’t that large. As his hair seems thick and strong, it’s no surprise that his results look natural.

With a hair transplant surgery, it can take a year, sometimes a few months more, for the results to see the final results. However, since the comedian’s balding area was small and his donor area was quite strong, he looked great just a few months after the hair transplant.

When Did Jimmy Carr Hair Transplant Take Place? 

The stand-up comedian states that he had his hair transplant during the lockdown, saying it was the best thing to do while you’re locked in the house. His hairline did dramatically change around July 2020.

It can take around three or four months for the transplanted hair to start growing. Initially, you might experience temporary hair loss. This condition is called shock loss. The roots of the transplanted hair follicles remain intact in this case.

So, your hair will start growing healthily after some time. It is normal, and you have nothing to worry about. However, after 3-4 months, you should start seeing a change in your hair density. You’ll notice the growth of the hair in the transplanted area slowly, over time. They’ll continue to grow, and the hair density will go on increasing.

Interestingly, did you know that Jimmy Carr has also experimented with some other cosmetic surgeries? His interest in hair transplant could have its origins in a tooth replacement procedure where he got his veneers! We’ll discuss this more later on. 

Which Hair Transplant Technique Did He Go For? 

Since its introduction, FUE hair transplant has gradually become one of the most popular hairs transplant surgery techniques. The relatively less prominent scars from this technique has given it an edge over the FUT hair transplant technique, where a strip of skin is taken from the donor area instead of individual hair follicles. 

FUE VS FUT hair transplant

Besides the more prominent linear scar at the back, recovery from FUT can be more difficult as well. Keeping these things in mind, it’s possible that Jimmy Carr had an FUE hair transplant surgery to restore his hairline.

When Will You See the Full Results of Jimmy Carr Hair Transplant? 

Hair transplant recovery can take a whole year or sometimes one and a half years to show complete results. The total recovery period can vary for different patients. It can depend on the area where the hair is transplanted, the immune system, genetics, age, medical history, etc. of the patient. 

Greater blood circulation occurs around the frontal area, so the speed with which transplanted hairs start growing is fast. Here, the blood flow feeds and nourishes the roots of the hair follicles even better than in other areas of the scalp.

So, you’ll likely see faster results there. On the other hand, blood circulation is not as good around the crown area. The hair will start growing the slowest there. It may take more than a year to show full results.

What Other Procedures Did Jimmy Carr Have? 

Other than Jimmy Carr hair transplant and veneers, he also got some extra work done for a more youthful appearance. We’re talking about none other than Botox here. Isn’t it refreshing to hear someone admit it that they had some work done to themselves?

For celebrities, things are a bit rough, they are in the constant limelight. There are people out there constantly criticising them. The treatments that Jimmy Carr has gotten have taken years off of him. He looks good and he’s certainly following in Simon Cowell’s lead in that! 

Last But Not Least 

Celebrities like Jimmy Carr’s hair transplant can be inspirational to other hair loss sufferers thinking of getting a hair transplant. The surgery can give permanent and natural-looking results.

You don’t need to hesitate about getting a hair transplant just because you’re afraid of what others will say. It’s a very personal decision. However, before seeking treatment, you should get an accurate diagnosis of your hair loss from a board-certified medical professional.

Reviewed and Approved by Dr. Cagla Yuksel.

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