The Salman Khan Hair Transplant Story

Salman Khan is one of Bollywood’s brightest stars and a well-respected actor, producer, and writer. Because of his fame, he experienced high pressure from the entertainment industry to maintain his good looks even as he began to see the effects what most other men endure with age – male pattern baldness. To combat the effects of nature, Khan chose to undergo hair transplant surgery.

Unsuccessful first surgery

Hair transplant surgery is pretty common throughout the world. Ranker even made a list of some of the most beloved celebrities who have likely gotten hair transplants, including big names like Matthew McConaughey, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Bono, and Sean Penn. So why did Khan’s surgery cause such a stir? It is perhaps because his first hair transplant surgery was unsuccessful.

In 2002, fans began to notice Khan’s hairline receding and his famous hairstyle looking a little thinner than normal. Khan knew that it wouldn’t be long before he would become bald or have to make the tough decision to shave off the rest of his hair to avoid hair thinning. He underwent his first transplant in 2003 using the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) technique. FUT takes strips of hair and moves them to the balding area, which leaves a noticeable scar on the back of the head.

Second surgery

Because of the noticeable scar, Khan decided to go under the knife again in 2007. But this time, he opted for the follicular unit extraction (FUE) treatment, which takes individual hairs and transplants them one by one, instead of a swath of them. However, Khan chose to use synthetic hair to avoid getting another scar on his scalp from extracting the hair from a donor site. The synthetic hair was then woven into his scalp.

The Trillium Ink solution

Khan underwent hair transplant surgery to protect his standing in a highly competitive environment that values physical appearance. But many everyday people choose this surgery to boost their self-confidence. However, even wealthy celebrities like Khan suffer the pain and embarrassment that comes with a hair transplant scar. The technicians at Trillium Ink use medical-grade equipment to apply micropigmentation to a patient’s scalp, effectively covering up these scars. The process is known as scalp micropigmentation. Call our office at 425.238.1222 or get in touch online to learn more.