Did Elon Musk Have A Hair Transplant?

Did Elon Musk Have A Hair Transplant? 

We are all collectively fascinated with celebrities. What they wear, what they drink, who they date, and what cosmetic procedures they’ve undergone. Certain celebrities are open about their cosmetic procedures, while others choose silence on the topic. Many have speculated that Elon Musk may have undergone a hair transplant. However, he has never been forthcoming about the rumors.

His hair has undergone major changes throughout the last twenty years, and his hairline has improved. There is no real way to know if he had a hair transplant without him confirming it, but we can use what we know about hair growth and Elon to take a deeper look into his possible hair transplant. 


What We Know 

We know that from a young age, Elon began showing signs of male pattern baldness. His hair was beginning to thin in his twenties, and his hairline was already showing signs of unevenness and recession. These are the first common signs of male pattern baldness. During the late nineties, we saw Elon’s hairline recede even further to the middle of his scalp, with his hair only maintained at the top of his head. In truth, over 80% of men are affected by male pattern baldness, and Elon is not the only one who has struggled with hair loss. 


Signs Of A Hair Transplant

We saw a new Elon in the early 2000s. His hairline had bounced back, and many speculated that he was taking medication for hair loss. However, later into the 2000s, his hair seemed thicker and sat naturally on his head.  Most cosmetic surgeons believe this is impossible without undergoing a hair transplant. 

During the early to mid-2000s, the FUT hair transplant was the most commonly used method, so if Elon did undergo surgery, he would likely have had the FUT hair transplant. This method uses strips of hair to restore the hair follicles. It leaves long, linear scars on the scalp, but they are not visible once the hair grows back, so it’s impossible to tell if Elon underwent this procedure. 

If he had the FUT hair transplant, his hairline would never falter throughout the years due to the hormone-resistant hair used in the procedure. And since we know his hairline has remained stable, it’s a good indication that Elon could have undergone this procedure. Some also believe he has had a second hair transplant to add volume to his hair, but PRP injections can aid in adding thickness and volume to the hair. 

Whether Elon had a hair transplant or not, he now has a healthy, full head of hair that looks natural. Hair transplants have many benefits, and if he did indeed have one, he is by far benefitting from it. 



Hair transplants are not just for celebrities. They aid in boosting the confidence and hairlines of men nationwide. And they’re not just for men. Women also undergo hair transplants as a way to combat hair loss that can come with age. Schedule a hair restoration consultation at JIYA Cosmetics in Raleigh by calling 919-861-4494. Patients can also contact us online.

Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Jindal is a board certified surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services in Raleigh, North Carolina.