Did Megan Fox’s Fiancé, Machine Gun Kelly Have a Hair Transplant?
Machine Gun Kelly has always been the ultra-talented actor, singer, and rapper under the radar. But with his current romantic relationship and engagement to actress Megan Fox, MGK has been showing up on social media feeds more frequently, probably ever in his career.
So, when you become part of a high-profile celebrity scene, this also means old pictures from the past will resurface. And for MGK, images of the musician in the mid-2000 have been popping up on Google, and back then, he had a different hairstyle and hairline. You see a dramatic contrast to his locks of hair now, at age 31 compared to when he was in his 20s. When he was in his twenties, his hairline had an “M” shape, a visible sign of a receding hairline, but fast forward to today, and his hairline is definitely filled in on the sides.
We believe Machine Gun Kelly had a hair transplant way before he met Megan Fox and was constantly photographed. Let’s explore which hair transplant method he could have performed on him.
Machine Gun Kelly’s Hairline Before the Hair Transplant
Before MGK met Megan Fox, he built his career on music and performed at the MTV award shows and various concerts. His images in the early 2000s show a different hairstyle than we see today. He sported a mohawk that gave him an edgier look. That was an ideal hairstyle he could pull off for his musician image and his receding hairline.
A receding hairline is when the hairline on the sides of your head near your temples slowly moves back. With a receding hairline, the hairline starts to take a “V” or “M” shape, where the hairline grows further away from the forehead, especially at the temples. And for MGK, in his early 20’s, he had a significant “M” shape hairline.
Comparing the latest images of his hairline today, we believe he has had a hair transplant. His hair around his temples has grown in which has filled the sides, and the top looks fuller and thick. Dramatic results like this couldn’t come from a prescription medication because medications work to stop hair loss, not re-grow hair.
So which type of hair transplants could have been performed on MGK? We take a closer look at the two most common methods.
What Are the Different Types of Hair Transplants?
A hair transplant helps restore the balding areas on the scalp with high-quality and vital follicles transferred from a donor area of the head that is not prone to hair loss. There are two methods of transplanting hair Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
A Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is when a strip of the scalp skin is removed from the donor area on the scalp (usually the back and sides of the head). The strip of skin allows hair follicles to stay intact its natural cluster without damaging them for the extraction or translating. Hair follicles tend to grow in units of 1-4 hairs per unit. After removing the donated strip of skin, the surgeon closes the opening while the follicular hair grafts are removed microscopically to be transplanted into the balding areas. This method does leave a linear scar on the patient’s scalp.
A Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant involves removing individual hair follicular units one at a time from the donor area into the balding areas of the scalp. The surgeon can use automated, robotic, or manual devices to harvest viable hair grafts to remove the follicles. This hair transplant method makes the transplanting process more efficient and avoids cutting a strip of the scalp that would ultimately create a scar.
Final Takeaway – Machine Gun Kelly’s Hair Transplant
So, there you have it, the two possible hair transplant techniques that Machine Gun Kelly may have had done that completely changed the shape of his hairline.
If you notice similarities of your hairline to MGK’s old “M” shape hairline, you don’t have to wait to see how much further the sides of your temples go further back. You can have your scalp evaluated for the possibility of a receding hairline with a Miniaturization Study.
The evaluation should be performed by an experienced hair restoration practitioner trained to determine if the hair follicles under the microscope have begun the process of miniaturization. Miniaturization is the technical term for thinning hair when the hair shafts can no longer produce viable hairs. If the scalp area shows a high level of miniaturization, it is highly likely to lead to active hair loss.
If you are interested in having your scalp evaluated for the possibility of miniaturization of follicles around your hairline, please contact our highly-trained and experienced hair restoration specialists.