Alan Halsall health latest: Coronation Street star has new look after undergoing procedure
Alan Halsall, 36, has played Tyrone Dobbs in ITV’s Coronation Street since 1998. He was around 16 at the time and sported a short straight-cut fringe. But like many men as they get older, Halsall has been experiencing hair loss. In a bid to beat his receding hairline, the actor has chosen do undergo hair transplants. He shared his latest look with his fans on Instagram.
On Wednesday, Halsall shared a picture of himself on Instagram Story, unveiling the results of his second hair transplant.
The soap star shared the selfie, pulling a fake shocked face, and thanked his followers for their support.
He wrote: “Thanks for all your lovely messages, everything went well and I feel great aside from looking like a naughty 90’s pop star.”
Halsall underwent his first hair transplant in 2016 and shared that his co-stairs were “impressed” by the results.
Prior to hair transplant number two, he shared a throwback snap of his first hair transplant.
His pre-treated hair could be seen in the background, and the Corrie actor wrote: “Off for transplant no2 tomorrow can’t wait. Hope you’re on good form @bessamfarjo.”
Launching into a Q and A session on his Instagram with his followers, the father-of-one answered questions about the treatment.
Responding to one fan he wrote: “Why not? Since I had my first a few years ago I’ve spoken with so many men who have confidence issues etc. because of their hair, maybe this will let some of them know they have options and people have it done all the time.
“It’s not something to be ashamed of.”
When asked if his first hair transplant hurt, Halsall said: “From what I remember of my first…no. Some discomfort afterwards but that’s all.”
What is a hair transplant?
The NHS describes a hair transplant as a procedure to move hair from an area unaffected by hair loss to an area of thinning or baldness.
“A hair transplant in the UK can cost anywhere between £1,000 and £30,000, depending on the extent of hair loss, the type of procedure you have, and the quality of the clinic and its team,” explains the health body.
It adds: “If you’re looking in England, check the Care Quality Commission (CQC) website for treatment centres that can perform hair transplants.
“All independent clinics and hospitals that provide cosmetic surgery in England must be registered with the CQC. The CQC publishes inspection reports and performance ratings to help people choose care.
“Also, research the surgeon who is going to carry out your hair transplant.
“All doctors, must as a minimum, be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). Check the register to see the doctor’s fitness to practise history.”
Another Coronation Street star who has spoken out about their health problems is Rob Mallard, who plays Daniel Osbourne.