DANCING On Ice star Ryan Sidebottom has had a hair transplant in a bid to save his showbiz career.
The 41-year-old cricketer explained: “The hair makes all the difference. It was really important for me to keep my hairstyle and have the surgery.”
Dancing On Ice star Ryan has had hairs put back on his head[/caption]
He became worried he was losing his hairline on the show this year[/caption]
Ryan, who lasted until week seven in the last series, had 2,450 hairs put back on his receding hairline in a ‘follicular unit extraction’ procedure at the MHR Clinic in Harrogate.
He said the show made him realise that his image was key to lasting in showbiz, explaining: “Being on the skating has broadened my horizons in terms of people seeing me as a personality.
“My hair is my image, it is part of my personality. It’s what I’m known for in a way.
“I’ve probably another 40 years ahead of me, probably another 30 years to work. It is like: ‘Right, how am I going to support my family? How am I going to pay the bills?’
Ryan believes his curly hair is part of his look now[/caption]
A team of medics worked on the Dancing On Ice star[/caption]
He had a procedure called ‘FUE’ where hairs are grafted onto his head from elsewhere on his body[/caption]
“I would love to stay in cricket in some capacity but I want to enjoy going down other avenues whether that is in radio, TV, hosting, whatever.
“The hair makes all the difference. It was really important for me to keep my hairstyle and have the surgery.”
The former England cricket star, who has had long curly hair since he was 15, also takes micro doses of hair loss medicine finasteride to stop him shedding the rest of his hair.
He also has fortnightly low-level laser therapy at the MHR Clinic and uses special shampoos and lotions to boost his hair’s volume.
The treatment is designed to give him a younger-looking hairline[/caption]
Ryan has laser therapy on his head every fortnight[/caption]
Ryan, seen here playing for Surrey in 2018[/caption]
Ryan explained that the modern online world means people now want to look younger
He said: “In terms of Instagram, social media, Twitter, everyone wants to look good, regardless men or women.
“Modern man now is looking after himself a lot more. We all want to look good. We all want to make sure we don’t have that many wrinkles. We want to look as young as we possibly can for as long as we possibly can.
“I was losing my hair at the front. I noticed it a little bit on Dancing On Ice in hair and makeup. When you see yourself on TV or in any newspaper, if you see that and don’t think it looks good, it’s a confidence thing.
“It would have changed my outlook. It would have changed my personality and probably I would have become more introverted on the back of it.”
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