Baldies in Britain could be a thing of the past in just over 100 years, according to an expert.
With more and more men turning their follicle clocks back with hair transplants an expert believes there will be no baldies in Britain by 2138.
The prediction came as the number of UK slap-heads fell by 500,000 in the past decade thanks to the increasing popularity and accessibility of treatments.
In 2012 there were an estimated 7 million men in the country with either thinning hair or none at all.
In the 10 years since, around 550,000 had transplants, taking the total down to little more than 6.4 million.
Some celebs — such as actors Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, and Italian World Cup ref Pierluigi Collina — have embraced baldness.
But experts say ops have been popularised by stars including Wayne Rooney, Bradley Cooper and Jimmy Carr who have reversed their receding hairlines, and emerged once again with thick manes.
Electrical engineer Steve Graves, 42, of Maidstone, Kent, is saving up for an op. He told The Sun: “I’m not one of those guys who actually suits a bald head.
“Transplants seem pretty successful these days and you can get it done from between £3,000 and £7,000 which I think is worth it.”
He added: “Wayne Rooney changed the industry overnight when he had his operation.
"He was open about his hair loss, which broke down barriers.”
Meanwhile there's good news for some people suffering from a specific type of hair loss as initial trials by US-based drugs company Concert Pharmaceuticals of a twice-a-day pill are said to look "promising."
A study found that four in 10 patients suffering from alopecia areata were able to regrow nearly a full head of hair within six months.
Unfortunately, the scientist behind the drug says it can’t be used by the millions of men worldwide who lose their hair as they age.
While alopecia is the general term for hair loss – and includes male-pattern baldness – the drug targets a more specific cause called alopecia areata.
This is when the body attacks its own hair follicles.
There are around 100,000 sufferers of alopecia areata in the UK and 6.8 million in the US.
In some cases, it can cause a person to lose all their hair in a matter of weeks.
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