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USA Today Reports on Wes Welker’s Hair Transplant

It seems like just about every week now we hear from another celebrity or professional athlete who is proud of their hair transplant. This is a great trend, as it chips away at misconceptions about what hair transplant results look like as well as the stigma sometimes associated with hair restoration procedures. This week, we heard from Wes Welker, who is moving from the New England Patriots to his new home with the Denver Broncos.

Welker is quoted as saying, “It’s nothing to be embarrassed about,. If you want to have hair, have hair. I don’t like to sit there and say ‘What are you talking about? I never got my hair done.” People can notice it without wondering.”

The following excerpt is from a story by Chris Strauss published by USA Today. To see the original, click here. Other stories appeared in the Daily News, CBS Sports, ESPN, Yahoo Sports and a number of other online publications.

Wes Welker is happy to talk about his hair transplant

The Denver Broncos receiver had the procedure done prior to last season’s training camp with the Patriots.

No, the Denver Broncos wideout didn’t have surgery on his knee or ankle last summer but a hair transplant procedure at the Rhode Island office of Dr. Robert Leonard.
“[The growth] doesn’t happen right away,” Welker told For The Win. “You start to see a little bit after two or three months and in six months you get to see a little more. Once you get up to a year you’re really starting to see the difference. It takes a full 18 months till it’s fully grown in.”

While plenty of pro athletes wouldn’t want to make such a public admission of cosmetic procedures, Welker has no problem with his role as the president of the NFL’s new de facto hair club for men.

“It’s nothing to be embarrassed about,” he said. “If you want to have hair, have hair. I don’t like to sit there and say ‘What are you talking about? I never got my hair done.” People can notice it without wondering.”