If we talk about famous people, Elon Musk is easily in the top 3. Everything he does, from technological innovations to his inspiring story, is something with the potential to be talked about. Even information about his hair transplant is all over the internet! So today, we will discuss everything you must know about Elon Musk’s hair transplant.
Was Elon Musk bald? How did Elon get his hair back? These are some of the frequently asked questions by many of his fans and even hair transplant surgeons.
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Elon Musk Before The Hair Transplant
On the left side, we can see Elon as a kid, and on the right side, we can see him as a young adult. His hair seems healthy and dense, but… if you take a closer look, you can notice that he has a thin hair type. The hair on his forehead looks weaker as it is not as dense as the rest of the hair, and for hair transplant surgeons, this is usually considered a sign of hair loss in the future.
When Did Elon Musk Hairline Start Receding?
Some years later (when he was 16), Elon had the typical receding hairline. This is the most common starting point of male pattern baldness, starting from the frontal area and progressing towards the temples.
In the photo below, you can spot a space without hair on the right side of his forehead. Looking closely, you can see its progression slowly towards the crown area. This hair loss development will be more noticeable in a couple of years.
You can notice the Hair Loss Pattern on Musk’s left side.
Even When He Became A Billionaire, The Hair Loss Didn’t Stop
As you may already know, Elon Musk founded PayPal, an online payment platform, and became a billionaire. That was his first giant step into becoming a worldwide figure… but his hair wasn’t so lucky!
According to our team of specialists, in the photo above, Musk was on stage three on the Norwood scale, the worldwide acknowledged standard to indicate the hair loss level. If he hadn’t done anything about it, it would have reached level 5 or 6.
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Elon Musk Balding On The 90s
We can see that the frontal area and temples are without hair. The crown’s hair area looks thin, indicating an extensive hair loss progression. DHT does not forgive even if you are a billionaire!
DHT is a hormone derived from another hormone that you probably know about, testosterone, the male reproductive system’s primary hormone. So, if your testosterone is affected, you start to produce this hormone that makes your hair fall.
How Did Elon Regain His Hair?
Specialists believe that Musk had his hair implant in 2002. If you compare this photo to the previous ones, you will notice that he achieved a significant volume! But it does not look as dense as today, and because of this, some people wonder if he has undergone a second hair transplant, but this may be just a rumor.
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Is suspected that Elon had his hair transplant using the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) technique, which involves cutting a strip of skin from the back of the head to extract the follicles. You can see the scar on the sides of his hair; this method is known for leaving a noticeable scar on your scalp.
Take a close look at Elon’s right side, and you will notice a scar left behind after a FUT Hair Transplant.
Nowadays, the FUE (Follicle Unit Extraction) and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) are the most advanced hair restoration techniques. Still, because Elon Musk had his hair transplant before these techniques were so popular, he chose the FUT Method – which was the staple at the time.
At Hairfix, our specialists use the FUE/DHI technique for hair transplantation. Here are the procedure steps:
- Donor Area Preparation. The doctor evaluates the donor area, the one from which the hair will be extracted. Then, the hair in this area is trimmed to facilitate the identification and removal of hair.
- Extraction Phase. The follicles are extracted from the scalp with a specialized tool that, with only 1 mm in diameter, allows the hair to be removed safely, precisely, and without the risk of leaving scars.
- Implantation Phase. The extracted follicles are now implanted in the areas affected by baldness, such as the crown or sides. Our doctors control each implanted hair’s direction, depth, and angle, achieving natural-looking results.
- Healing And Hair Growth. In the first two weeks, following the post-op care instructions indicated by your doctor will be very important. After a month, you will fully recover, and from the 4th month onward, your hair will begin to grow. The final results of your hair transplant will be fully appreciated within 12 months.
Hair Transplant – FUE/DHI Technique Results
With Hairfix, you will achieve natural-looking results and full density without scars.
Hair Transplant Before And After
How Much Is A Hair Transplant In Mexico?
At Hairfix, a hair transplant cost starts from $2990.
If you are experiencing hair loss and are concerned about it, we can help. Our hair transplant doctor in Mexico has years of experience helping people regain their hair and feel more confident about their appearance. Don’t let thinning hair keep you from feeling your best! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.