I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Stars Accused of Male Hair Loss Cover-Up

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121doc reports on the growing speculation as to whether prime-time reality stars, such as Joe Swash secretly receive hair transplant surgery in an attempt to conceal the visible signs of male hair loss.

121doc reports that several news sources suspect I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! presenter Joe Swash used hair restoration surgery behind closed doors. Swash has so far refused to qualify or deny if the hair loss allegations are true.

Swash claimed the title of King of the Jungle by winning the 2008 edition of I’m a Celeb and although he wore a hat for the best part of the show, the young soap actor was helpless in covering up his balding crown in front of the TV cameras. But in 2011, Swash sparked controversy when returned to co-host the show, sporting a healthy head of hair.

The story was first brought to light on the Belgravia Centre website, which reported that Swash paid £3,000 for an operation to stimulate the regrowth of hair, a procedure that has helped a growing number of men, including footballer Wayne Rooney. This story came just one month after the Daily Mail published an article on Swash discussing the extent of his hair loss condition on the ITV show.

It turns out that Swash is not the only I’m a Celeb star accused of having hair transplant surgery as back in 2011 rumours spread that presenter Declan Donnelly also went under the knife to put an end to male hair loss. The News Of The World reported that the 34-year-old’s hair appeared “thick and bushy”, despite having apparently thinned in recent years.

It is thought that Donnelly took action before the symptoms of male hair loss became too visible, which is practical advice patients receive during a private consultation. There is little evidence that suggest if Donnelly chose surgery or medication to achieve hair regrowth.

The Belgravia Centre website points out that aside from hair loss surgery, there are only two medicines that have shown sufficient evidence for preventing hair loss and encouraging hair regrowth following recognised clinical trials.

The two medicines are called Minoxidil and Propecia. Minoxidil works to encourage blood flow to the follicles and has an estimated 70% success rate for users. Propecia acts within the body to reduce the levels of DHT and allows the hair growth cycle to continue uninterrupted. Evidence from studies shows the medicine works for 70 - 80% of men suffering from hair loss, a common lifestyle condition for men in their twenties and thirties.

121doc is a leading online clinic specialising in treating sensitive health concerns, such as male hair loss. Men who are looking for more information or alternative remedies to hair transplant surgery can visit 121doc for impartial advice.



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