James Nesbitt appeared at the recent Ballon D'Or football gala last week sporting an extraordinary hairstyle.
The acclaimed TV actor had considerably bolstered his hairline, leading to speculation that he was wearing a hairpiece.
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James has spoken of how he fears his male pattern baldness could harm his career as an actor.
He has said: “I am actor so I am in the public eye a lot and I really felt that my hair loss could affect my career prospects.”
James, who has previously had two hair transplants, would not be the first star to use a hairpiece to cover up his baldness.
The American actor Kevin Spacey was spotted wearing a hairpiece at the Australian Open tennish championship two years ago.
Hairpieces can provide an immediate 'quick fix' to men suffering from male pattern baldness. But there are obvious drawbacks.
Once you start wearing a hairpiece, it is difficult to stop because the change in your hair will be immediately apparent if you stop using it. Many men become fed up with wearing them – they require regular maintenance.
When you first wear a hairpiece, there is a farily stark change in your appearance – advertising to all those closest to you that you can taken a fairly drastic step to combat your baldness.
Also, hairpieces are only a temporary solution to the problem of male pattern baldness.
Dr Shahmalak works with celebrities all the time who want to protect their careers by finding a solution to their baldness. Crown Clinic's celebrity clients include the model Calum Best, the TV doctor Christian Jessen and the former footballer Didi Hamann.
Both procedures are highly effective and provide a more long-term solution to the problem of hair loss than a hairpiece.