Wayne Rooney: One of the world’s most famous hair transplant recipients
Not only is Wayne Rooney one of the world's most famous football players, he's also one of the world’s most famous hair transplant recipients.
As a leading professional football player in the public eye, his rapid loss of hair at a young age became a conversation point. It's apparent from the photographs of him playing football, he appears to have rapid onset of male pattern balding, or androgenic alopecia.
Androgenic alopecia is a form of genetic hair loss which occurs mostly in men; it's characterised by the thinning and receding of the hair at the temples and on the crown. However, most men will experience some form of hair loss and for some it can begin during their late teenage years. By the time these men reach 40, most of them will have significant hair loss.