Wayne Rooney is in need of another hair transplant

Wayne Rooney was pictured with noticeably thinning hair on the top of his scalp while he was on holiday with his wife Coleen in Greece last week.

You can see just how thin his hair looks from these two pictures taken when he was relaxing on the beautiful island of Mykonos.

The England soccer captain has probably done more than any other male on the planet to popularise hair transplants over the last six years.

Wayne, 31, started losing his hair in his teens and he has a strong baldness gene running in his family. His father, Wayne Senior, is almost completely bald.

The Manchester United star realised quite early that he would need to have at least one hair transplant if he was not go the same way as his father.

Wayne has had at least two FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedures since 2011.

He has been remarkably brave in making no secret of the fact that he has sought treatment. Interestingly, he has suffered no backlash from fans who no doubt admire him for his honesty and can understand why an international sports icon might want to protect his highly lucrative image rights by avoiding baldness.

Wayne has a reasonable covering of hair on his scalp and he would be completely bald on top if he had not taken preventative action. Neverless, Wayne has a growing bald spot on his crown. Understandly, the treatment he had previously has concentrated on the more noticeable hairline and front of the scalp and he may need some further work around the crown and further back on the scalp. Wayne often uses hair thickener when he plays in big games which gives the impression that his hair is a bit thicker than it really he is. Hair thickening treatments are an an attractive short-term solution to baldness but unfortunately when you wash your hair, you are back to square one because all the thickener washes out.

Wayne’s problem is that he started losing his hair at a very early age, and hair loss is a continual process.

Wayne has around another three weeks off before he needs to report back for pre-season training, and it would be no surprised if he was to have a further hair transplant.

Several Crown Clinic patients have had FUE transplants with our surgeon Asim Shahmalak including the model Calum Best, Gogglebox star Chris Steed, Homes Under the Hammer presenter Martin Roberts and the football pundit and former German international Didi Hamann.

Around 80% of Crown Clinic patients chose FUE as their preferred method of transplantation.

Around 20% of Dr Shahmalak’s patients prefer the less expensive FUT (follicular unit transplantation) method favoured by Crown Clinic patient, TV doctor Christian Jessen.