Appearing before the public on a regular basis is a high maintenance job for any celebrity. This requires the person to look his best each and every time. He would either voluntarily or involuntarily subject himself to definite scrutiny whenever he does present himself to the public. Not that being talked about is a bad thing, after all, any publicity whether positive or negative is generally regarded as productive.

A celebrity that seems to have garnered a good amount of discussion is Jeremy Piven. He is most known for his role as Ari Gold in the hit HBO drama series, Entourage. His character demanded that he appear as a high-powered, moderately neurotic talent agent. Piven was able to play this to a hilt and did it so well that he was nominated for successive awards such as the Golden Globes and Emmys. He is set to reprise his role in the movie release of Entourage, due to come out in 2015. Currently he appears as Harry Selfridge, the starring role as a department store owner circa 1910s in the television drama named as Mr. Selfridge.


One topic that has been going around the rumour mill is that of Piven’s hair. He is close to fifty years old which age is ripe for a noticeable onset of male pattern baldness. His androgenic alopecia began in the nineties with the movies he had appeared in serving as firm evidence of its onset. He also had some television roles that clearly depicted his hairline already having obvious recession with the top of his scalp exhibiting thinning density.

Piven’s hair treatment was documented in turn by the media. There have been some photographs of him circulating that displays his revealing linear scar at the back of his scalp. This was evidence that the hair transplant surgery he benefitted from was a follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure. It is a method that harvests a strip of skin from the donor area to be divided into smaller grafts for implantation into the balding area. These grafts will be spaced in such a way as to create a denser effect upon the hairline as well as the overall scalp. Note that there are no new hair follicles generated from this procedure. It only moves the healthy ones into a new location where the thinning is most apparent. The scar is generated where the incision was made to extract the strip of skin is sewn together. An FUT procedure would take about thirty days or so to heal and it is discouraged to do any prolonged physical activities such going to the gym during this time.

Jeremy’s FUT was clearly done well. The top of his scalp has been able to regain its density and the hairline looks to have advanced adequately toward the frontal as well as temporal regions. It could be quite possible that he also used other hair remedies in combination with his FUT. Procedures such as a scalp micropigmentation (SMP) can complement an FUT by “filling-in” any gaps that are left behind by an inadequate supply of healthy hair follicles.

The successful hair transplant of Jeremy Piven