CORONATION Street’s Jack P Shepherd has shown off his hair transplant success and revealed it saved him from quitting the soap.
The actor – who plays David Platt in the ITV soap – underwent a hair transplant after noticing his hair was falling out due to stress.
Jack has revealed the hair transplant saved him from quitting the soap[/caption]
The actor has undergone a complete hair transformation since losing most of his hair[/caption]
But now he has revealed how the operations have been a success and the extent to how loss his hair loss made him feel.
Jack posted on Twitter: “9 months it’s been since my hair transplant, I decided to get one as my hair was falling out and it was affecting my mental health to the point where I considered giving up acting and not being in the public eye.”
He had previously said how issues in his personal life caused stress related hair loss forcing him to take action.
The actor said in a candid post on Instagram: “I could see the difference when I watched myself on screen and when I was travelling in a lift and the mirror would highlight my hair loss.
The transformation is staggering[/caption]
Hair was taken from the back of his head and added to the front[/caption]
The painful looking procedure was carried out nine months ago[/caption]
“A few of the make-up girls at Corrie suggested that I should have it done and I have talked it through with a few people at work.
“My hair loss has definitely accelerated in the last year. I have had a few personal issues off-screen which have been stressful and I am also an insomniac which just adds to my stress levels.”
He added: “”It is such a common thing for guys to have now – like a male version of the boob job.
“I decided to have it done because my hair loss has really escalated in the last year, particularly at the front of my scalp. I remember seeing myself on screen and thinking: ‘Oh my God, it is really falling out.'”
“One of my mates had a transplant and he looked so much better afterwards that I didn’t recognise him. I was blown away by the improvement and he told me he wished he had done it earlier.
“I thought if I am going to do it, I should act now so that I can get the benefits for longer. I want to get my hair back to what it was like before so that I can style it at the front any way that I like.
He joked at the end of his post: “It would great to be in a position to have an Elvis quiff and really have some fun with my hair.”