Why Doesn’t Prince William Get A Hair Transplant? Hair Expert Answers

The new Prince of Wales’ baldness has been a topic of discussion for a long time. William himself hasn’t shied away from poking fun at his hair loss. But many people have wondered why he doesn’t simply get a hair transplant. According to the hair experts at Longevita, Prince William might make a poor candidate for a hair transplant. 

Back in the day, when William had hair, no one could deny that he looked strikingly handsome. However, fewer and fewer people thought of him as that as he lost more and more of his.

No wonder there was much controversy regarding him bagging the title of the world’s sexiest bald man.

While the Prince of Wales has been at the receiving end of much-unsolicited advice regarding his hair, there may be a few reasons why he can’t do anything about it. 

Reasons Why Prince William Doesn’t Get A Hair Transplant 

It may be because of the following: 

He’s Too Bald 

Many bald people are told to get a hair transplant. Only the problem is that not everyone can get a hair transplant.

Prince William's alopecia in 2023
Prince William’s hair in 2023

That’s because for this surgery to take place successfully, you need to have sufficient hair on the back and sides of your head (called the donor area).

In this procedure, the surgeon basically removes some follicles from the non-balding areas and places them in the balding areas. 

However, if your balding area is too large like Prince William’s is, you’d need a lot of hair follicles to cover the bald area.

If the hair transplant is done regardless, you’d end up with permanent bald patches on the back and sides of the head.

Additionally, the bald area will also have poor coverage and density. The hair there will look sparse.

Aesthetically, this outcome is worse because it looks botched. So, it’s a no-brainer that the Prince chooses to stay bald. 

He Has A Poor Donor Area 

You also make a poor candidate for a hair transplant if your donor area is weak, meaning you don’t have sufficient hair there.

Prince William's hair loss 2017

If you don’t have enough hair on the sides and back of your head, it’s better to let things stay as they are.

That’s because if a hair transplant is done, the donor area will be again left with permanent bald patches, and your bald area will basically still be bald.

Keep in mind that usually, those who have a large balding area also have a weak donor area. 

He May Be Sick 

A hair transplant is usually contraindicated for those who have chronic health conditions like hepatitis, HIV, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease.

Now, the Prince of Wales is in his early 40s, and he appears to be in excellent health. He has no health issues that the public is aware of, but it may still be a possibility.

It’s because genetic hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) has been associated with other illnesses, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes 
  • Prostate problems 
  • Hypertension 

Therefore, it is possible that this may be preventing William from getting a hair transplant. 

Other Speculated Non-Medical Reasons 

The Prince and Princess of Wales 2017
Prince William and Princess of Wales, 2017

If not for his unsuitability for a hair transplant, the Prince of Wales might not be undergoing this surgery for the following reasons: 

He Doesn’t Want To Look Vain 

It’s a well-known fact that the royal family hasn’t dabbled in cosmetic surgery. It was once rumoured that Kate Middleton had baby Botox, but even those were denied by the Palace.

And it may be because the royal family doesn’t want to come off as vain, despite all the regal glamour.

It was once reported that the late Queen Elizabeth refused to dye her hair because she wasn’t “vain.” This could explain why William chooses not to have one of those celebrity hair transplants

He May Not Be Allowed 

There’s no explicit prohibition against cosmetic surgery, but there may be an unspoken rule against it.

Royal Family 2017 3
Royal Family, 2017

No cosmetic surgeon has been appointed by the royal family, anyway. So, that may be another reason why William isn’t getting a hair transplant. 

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