Drake could be on route to try medical treatment or a hair transplant due to Covid-19

MHR Clinic consultant Dean Watson investigates pop artist Drake’s hair loss from Covid-19 and explains why the superstar may need hair loss treatments or surgery to regain a full head of hair. 

Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and businessman Drake has revealed Covid-19 caused him to lose his hair.

Explaining his hair loss, the superstar told a fan on Instagram who contrasted two photos of his sculpted hairline: “I had Covid that s**t grew in weird.”

In the last year hair loss has become a commonly reported symptom of Covid-19.

For Drake, who posts under the Instagram handle champagnepapi, hair loss from the virus was like resetting some of his hair’s growth cycle. 

He wrote: “I had to start again. It’s coming back don’t diss.”

MHR Clinic is treating several clients for hair loss as a result of Covid-19.

Called telogen effluvium, hair loss from Covid is a type that occurs suddenly in the hair’s growth phase after the body experiences shock from illness, accident, medicine or surgery.

Telogen effluvium normally takes place weeks or months after the body experiences shock. It is usually temporary but some recoveries can require a medical or, in rarer cases, surgical remedy.

During talk about Drake and his Covid related hair loss, Craig Henton offers his say.

Does Drake need a hair transplant?

MHR Clinic owner Craig Henton said: “If Drake has hair loss from Covid, he is one of many unfortunate people who have suffered hair loss as a result of the virus.

“Typically, telogen effluvium is temporary. Hair usually returns in time as follicles recover their normal growth cycle.

“If that doesn’t happen easily then Drake may need medical treatments, or in time a hair transplant, to recover a full head of hair.   

“We have several clients who are battling hair loss from Covid by using a range of treatments.

“If Drake’s hair won’t grow back fully, naturally, and it seems that it might not, he may need prescription medicines like finasteride, topical applications like minoxidi and regular sessions of cold laser therapy.

“And if that doesn’t work then he might be looking at a hair transplant.”

MHR Clinic Manchester completed Mark Clattenburg, Ryan Giggs and Michael Vaughan’s hair transplants.

It is a popular destination soap stars living in Cheshire. Actor Adam Rickitt is a regular at the clinic and ‘The Street’s Catherine Tyldesley was recently photographed attending her husband’s hair transplant at MHR Clinic.

Cheshire based transplant clinic MHR Uk deal with the ongoing battle of hair loss due to COVID 19

Hair loss as a symptom of Covid

MHR Clinic is also treating several clients from the local area for Covid hair loss.

In 2019 our client Cameron Bentley, from Nantwich in Cheshire, spent two weeks in intensive care on a ventilator as he battled what he assumes was Covid-19. Within a fortnight of leaving hospital he had begun to lose his hair.

The 27-year-old recalled: “The quality of my hair and its covering were suddenly terrible. 

“Every day my hairbrush was full of hair that I would put in the bin. It was falling out in clumps on my pillow at night. 

“It was a hard time. Horrifying. Absolutely mortifying to be honest.”

Cameron was able to recover a full head of hair with medical treatments.

He explained: “None of the follicles were dead. Hair was still growing from them. They could be regenerated with medicines, laser therapy and lotions. My hair responded immediately to the treatment.”

Last year, actress Alyssa Milano posted a video to Twitter of clumps of her hair falling out as a result of Covid-19.

She wrote: “Thought I’d show you what #Covid19 does to your hair. Please take this seriously. #WearADamnMask #LongHauler.”

If you’re battling Covid hair loss and would like to talk to an expert about restoring a full head of hair, talk to MHR Clinic today on 01565 745 344 or reach out to us with contact through this website.