13/12/2013 06:35 GMT | Updated 11/02/2014 05:59 GMT

James Nesbitt Boasts Fuller Head of Hair

He's gone on the record as having boosted his natural locks by having hair transplants. Hair transplants have become a very popular procedure over the past 5 years with over 102,000 procedures performed in the US alone last year. And actor James Nesbitt, 48, sported a considerably fuller head of hair as he attended the Groucho club in London on Tuesday. He has come a very long way since his days on the UK hit soap 'Cold Feet'

The Hobbit actor, who wore a smart grey suit, showed off a healthy head of salt and pepper hair which appeared to have been styled with gel as he attended the Radio One Christmas party.

He has a very good hair characteristic for hair transplantation however it wouldn't surprise me at all that on these red carpet events if he adds a little body and thickness to his hair with 'concealers' such as . Nanogen Fibres as I know for a fact many hollywood stars do.


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Three years ago, the Northern Irish star admitted undergoing two operations to enhance his hair. The actor, who has always been open about his fear of going bald, discussed his transplants very openly to date. In a video online, he said: 'Several years ago, I began losing my hair and like a lot of men it was a major concern to me, in fact it was practically an obsession. But, also I'm an actor so I'm in the public eye a lot and I really felt that my hair loss could affect my career prospects.'


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'Since then I have had two hair transplants and I am very pleased with the results. In fact, I'd go as far as to say they've changed my life.'

Nesbitt also revealed he used the FDA medications Finasteride Finasteride and Minoxidil to improve his hair quality and prevent further loss. These treatments are the foundation of any successful hair transplant in my opinion as help stabilise existing hair loss.

He also explained in the video: 'Now, my new hairline has attracted quite a bit of media attention so I've decided to use my positive experience to help other men who are suffering from hair loss.' Before undergoing the two transplants, the actor was quite open about his 'obsession' with trying to stop his receding hairline. In 2001 he admitted taking vitamin tablets in an attempt to slow his hair loss, and eight years ago he said he was using a lotion to try to stimulate his follicles.

Although he said the sensation made his scalp feel like it was 'going to explode', he added: 'It opens the pores of the scalp to encourage new growth. It's ridiculous, but it's horrible going bald. Anyone who says it isn't is lying.' Nesbitt, who used to worry that his baldness would affect his career, wore a thick black wig for his lead role in 2007 BBC drama Jekyll.

A representative for James Nesbitt declined to comment and said: 'I think we'll let his hair speak for itself.'