Is James Bond going bald Hair surgeon says Daniel Craig is receding at the temples – and should have a follicle transplant before he ends up like Sean Connery
15:09 GMT, 6 November 2012
James Bond needs a hair transplant, according to a leading hair loss expert.
Even the world's hunkiest secret agent isn't immune from the trials of male pattern baldness, says hair transplant surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak, who has voiced his concerns over 007's receding temples in hit movie Skyfall.
Balding Daniel Craig reveals his receding hairline at the temples in a scene from Skyfall, and right, in 2000 when he had a fuller head of hair
Dr Shahmalak said: 'Like Sean Connery before him, Daniel Craig's Bond is receding slightly around his temples.
obviously a very physical role, and Craig bulks up considerably to play
'It's possible dramatic changes in diet, exercise and his body's
muscle mass will have a knock-on effect on his testosterone levels, and
thus his hair.
Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Dalton were also all slightly receding
on the temples when they played James Bond, so maybe it's something the
producers look for
'I'm sure Daniel Craig doesn't want to lose all his hair like Connery, so he should seek professional advice.
'I think he would benefit from 1,500 to 2,000 individual follicle grafts from the back of his head where his hair is still thick and resilient. That would bulk out his temples nicely.'
Male pattern baldness, the main cause of hair loss, affects an estimated quarter of all men by the age of 30 and two thirds by the age of 60 – meaning that Bond is far from alone.
Hair loss specialist Dr Shahmalak, right, says unless Craig takes action soon, he will end up hairless like former Bond star Sean Connery, left
At 44, Craig is relatively high-risk for hair loss from MPB, the main cause of men seeking the 8,000 replacement treatment from Dr Shahmalak's Crown Clinic in Manchester.
Sir Sean Connery is now totally bald on the top of his head, and wears his hair short.
According to Dr Shahmalak, Craig would need individual follicle replacement therapy FUE, where each follicle is extracted before being re-planted where it is needed.
This treatment leaves minimal scarring, vital because Craig wears his hair short for many roles.
But the secret agent's hair loss should not take the sheen off the new film's box office performance.
It is already on course to become the highest-earning Bond film ever, having made 32.7million in its first seven days in the UK, even before opening in the USA.