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Autoimmune Hair Loss Research Alopecia Areata StudyScientists in Canada think they may be on the verge of being able to “supress” over-reactive cells in the body that lead to autoimmune disorders such as Alopecia Areata, which causes sudden, patchy hair loss.

According to a new report from the team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, regulatory T Cells – also known as Tregs (“tee-regs”) – play a key role in managing the body’s response to potential threats. When Tregs are not functioning properly, the body can “over-react” and start attacking when there is no need. This is the essence of an autoimmune disorder.

Common cause of hair loss

Alopecia Areata is the second most common cause of hair loss after androgenetic alopecia – more commonly known as male and female pattern baldness. It is estimated to affect around three per cent of people at some point during their lifetime, worldwide.

It has a number of suspected triggers, including physical trauma (such as a car accident), shock and sudden extreme stress (such as a bereavement) and long-term psychological stres, though the underlying biological mechanism that causes this form of autoimmune hair loss remains unknown. Accordingly, people who visit a specialist clinic for Alopecia Areata treatment can be frustrated as to why they are not given a precise reason as to what caused their hair loss, only what is likely to have triggered the issue.

Like all autoimmune disorders, alopecia areata is complex, and research aiming to establish more about the enigmatic condition is underway in a number of countries. Additionally, as there are currently only effective alopecia areata treatment solutions for the patchy, scalp-only variant, the medical community is highly focused on helping those with the presently untreatable, more extreme versions Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis. These cause sudden hair fall from the whole head, and from head to toe respectively. By understanding more about how autoimmune hair loss works, it is more likely that effective treatments for all severities will be discovered. For this reason, research like that of the Canadian team is vital.

Areas of the Head and Body Affected By Alopecia Areata

Areas affected by autoimmune hair loss from Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis are shown in blue

The researchers were investigating a rare mutation in a gene called FOXP3 which they found to affect the Treg cell’s ability to dampen the immune response. This, said the study’s lead author Dr Ciriaco Piccirillo, “results in the immune system overreacting and causing inflammation. This discovery gives us key insights on how Treg cells are born and how they can be regulated.”

His colleague, Khalid Bin Dhuban, added that: “Understanding this specific mutation has allowed us to shed light on how many milder forms of chronic inflammatory diseases or autoimmune diseases could be linked to alterations in FOXP3 functions.”

Inspired by its findings, the team went on to develop a molecule that could restore the Treg cells’ ability to control the immune system for patients with the same mutation. It has now been tested in animal models, and the researchers now hope to develop new drugs that will work with other conditions where defective Treg cells are thought to be an issue.

Immune system must be protected

What’s important, of course, is that new drugs don’t take things too far and inadvertently turn off the whole immune system. As Dr Piccirillo says: “Our goal is to increase the activity of these Treg cells in certain settings, such as autoimmune diseases, but we want to turn it down in other settings, such as cancer.”

While Alopecia Areata is just such an autoimmune disorder that might benefit from the team’s work, there appears a chance that developments in Treg research may even throw some light on possible new treatment options for genetic shedding conditions such as Male Pattern Hair Loss. A recent study by the University of California, San Francisco, found that defective Tregs may also play a part in genetic thinning, too.


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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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“I came for a consultation appointment on Tuesday a week ago, 13th June and was very anxious and worried about my apparent hair loss and thinning having never expected to encounter this problem, having had actually what was considered ‘lovely hair’ all my life. I found the whole experience at your clinic positive and enjoyable.
Alexandra Berkeley was very knowledgeable and efficient and put me at ease. I had already investigated all possibilities as to what was going on with my hair, so I understood all what she was saying, and although she came out with the diagnosis of female pattern hair loss (which is something I wouldn’t like to have) it wasn’t a shock to find that out and the way she presented the diagnosis and outcome was professional and well dealt with and didn’t leave me feeling hopeless. Farzana Maudhoo was very helpful in taking me through my treatment recommendations and gave me good information about the costs options available to help with this. I found everyone on the reception desk and the general atmosphere at the centre a good experience. Also Alicia – a spanish lady who did my first clinical treatment therapy was lovely and provided a very relaxing treatment and said a lot to encourage me to stop worrying. And I have to say, for the first time in ages I woke up the next day feeling happy which has continued.”

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“I had a fantastic time yesterday during my first visit at Belgravia Centre Liverpool street. Mohammed checked my hair very professionally and advised me the best possible way to recover. Very gentle and helpful person. Cherie recommend good deal and reasonable options for treatment. Excellent atmosphere. But price should be considered in future for the long-term patients. The receptionist was very friendly and welcoming to every patients in the centre. Well mannered and helpful. Very good location and easy to pop in at anytime. Clean and attractive reception and building.”

“First off I thought the customer service was fantastic, from reception all the way to the specialists. Very friendly and helpful and did not make me feel uncomfortable. I was out of my comfort zone and felt welcomed as soon as I walked in. Would highly recommend to anyone. Mohammed was polite, knowledgeable and I felt as if I was in good hands. Keep up the good work. Many thanks.”

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The Belgravia Centre Will Be Open Over the UK August Bank Holiday WeekendThis year’s Summer Bank Holiday falls on Monday 28th August so, if you’re worried that you’ve been feeling more sun on your head than usual, there’s still time to book in for your free consultation!

Both Belgravia’s Central London hair loss clinics will be open over the Bank Holiday weekend. Our flagship clinic opposite Victoria station will be open every day, while our City of London branch, just two minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station’s Broadgate exit, will be open as usual – closing on the Sunday but reopening Bank Holiday Monday. So, if you’re visiting London for the Notting Hill Carnival, it’s the perfect time to pop in en route!

Opening hours for both centres are listed below so, if you would like to arrange an appointment to see how we can help you get your hair back on track, simply call us on 020 7730 6666 or drop us a message with your preferred date, time and clinic location.

Date Clinic Opening Hours
 
Friday 25th Grosvenor Gardens (opposite Victoria Station) 9am – 6pm
New Street, City of London (opposite Liverpool St Station) (Both)
 
Saturday 26th Grosvenor Gardens 9am – 5pm
New Street, City of London (Both)
 
Sunday 27th Grosvenor Gardens 10am – 4pm
New Street, City of London CLOSED
 
Monday 28th Grosvenor Gardens 10am – 6pm
(Bank Holiday) New Street, City of London (Both)
 
Tuesday 29th Grosvenor Gardens 9am – 8pm
New Street, City of London (Both)

 


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Multiple factors including rising levels of GDP and “an emphasis on looking good” are driving an increase in the number of people from China and India who are seeking out treatment for genetic hair loss.

According to a new report from New York-based Persistence Market Research, the Asia Pacific region as a whole is set to experience the fastest growth for products designed to treat male pattern baldness and its women’s equivalent, female pattern hair loss, in the coming years.

The report states that more than 800,000 people are seeking some kind of hair loss treatment worldwide and makes the case that: “Changing lifestyle, along with an increase in stress levels among the working class population is expected to boost the demand for treatment of hair loss globally.”

Hair Loss in China Male Pattern Baldness Treatment Asian MenStress is part of the problem

The mention of stress as being part of the problem refers in this instance to the accepted wisdom that stress is a known accelerator of androgenetic alopecia in men and women who are genetically predestined to lose hair in this way. While it is unclear by exactly how much stress can speed up shedding, many experts believe that latent genetic hair loss can begin sooner than it may have otherwise when a stressful lifestyle is a factor.

In one report, stress as an accelerator of male pattern hair loss was thought to be especially problematic in India, where a study of 1,000 men with hair loss who were aged between 25 and 35 found that more than 80 per cent of them also had hypertension. The study, which took place in Bangalore, made the assertion that large numbers of stressed-out city workers (Bangalore is a progressive, high-profile city which has been named “India’s Silicon Valley”) were losing their hair.

In addition to this, local newspaper The Bangalore Mirror stated in a separate story that around 20 per cent of the city’s women were reporting thinning hair before they were 30. Doctors said they noticed that the trend was most commonly seen amongst women with stressful lifestyles.

The American report says that demand for hair loss products in India and the wider Asia region is being driven by multiple factors as well as stress levels, including a rise in geriatric populations, increasing disposable incomes, an emphasis on looking good, and also technological advances in treatment options.

Products for hair loss

These include clinically-proven products that have been licensed by the MHRA in the UK and cleared by the FDA in the US for treatment on male pattern hair loss (one of the products, minoxidil, can also be used on women).

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Men Women Hair Growth Hair Care 360pxBelgravia hair loss treatment clients are based all over the world, not just in the UK, as we are able to send our products by mail or courier where this is permitted. Whilst we cannot send treatments to India at present, we are able to treat clients based in China. After completing an online consultation form and receiving their diagnosis, tailored hair loss treatment courses are recommended. These often comprise advisable formulations of high strength minoxidil, and, where appropriate, the oral men-only tablet finasteride 1mg.

Further products known as hair growth boosters which are designed to maximise the chances of regrowth, may also be suggested to use alongside the hair loss drugs. These include an exclusive gender-specific hair growth supplement named Hair Vitalics, which contains key nutrients needed for men and for women to helps ensure the scalp receives highly-targeted, hair-friendly nutritional support. Additionally, clients are offered the HairMax LaserComb, an FDA-cleared device which stimulates the follicles. A choice of a laser comb or a 12 month supply of Hair Vitalics can often be included free of charge when purchasing a full Belgravia treatment course.

As a general rule, the Asian hair type is not quite so prone to genetic thinning as western hair, but that still leaves many millions of men and women affected. In fact, the new data from the US suggests that in China 21 per cent of men have genetic hair loss, while the figure for women is six per cent.


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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 17 07 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Richard, pictured, is thrilled with his regrowth to date, saying “Everyone says I’ve had my hair dyed!”

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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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Name: Niki

Question: Hi I’m a 16 year old female. My hair used to always be super thick soft and silky until about when I started high school. I was undergoing a lot of stress that year and I noticed I was losing more hairs. I used to never be able to notice any hairs coming out but then I started to notice 5-10 hairs come out at different times throughout the day. People brushed it off and said it might be from stress and everything would go back to normal. But then it remained that way for a whole year. I have still been stressed with relationships and school work and have noticed a slight increase in hair loss. Just in the shower I lost about 40 hairs. My hair has gotten noticeably thinner compared to a couple years ago. I am thinking of trying minoxidil but it says you should be 18 and I’m only 16. I’m really worried this hair loss will continue. Please help.

Teenage Girl Worried About Hair Loss Thinning HairAnswer: Hi, Niki. We would recommend you have a professional consultation about your hair loss so that your scalp can be assessed.

This will not only put your mind at rest but, if there is a problem that is causing you to experience thinning hair, a specialist will pick up on this. At 16 years of age you are able to start hair loss treatment including various non-pharmaceutical hair growth boosters. This would only be an option if you are found to have a hair loss condition, however, If this is the case then recommendations for a course tailored to your medical profile and hair growth needs would be provided following your consultation.

From what you say here, however, it sounds like there may not be an actual hair loss condition at play, and if there is it is likely to be temporary. It is normal for everyone to lose around 100 hairs per day so what you describe is well within the normal hair loss range and does not sound like anything to be concerned about. At certain times of the year, and at different points in our hair growth cycle, we naturally shed more hair than usual. It is only when there is sustained hair loss above the normal range over a period of around three months or more – or where there is sudden, excessive hair fall – that it tends to become an issue.

The Belgravia Centre london clinic Womens hairloss treatmentIf you are experiencing stress-related hair loss – something which appears to be becoming increasingly common earlier on in life for both men and women, thanks to the strain modern lifestyles can place on the body – then this will appear as shedding from all over the scalp. It should start to become noticeable around three months after being triggered and will likely rectify itself within up to six months if it is Telogen Effluvium. If it has become Chronic, it will last for at least six months but, again, can clear up naturally once the pressures and stresses that caused the hairloss are under control.

It does not necessarily have to just be emotional stress – or ‘feeling stressed’ – that can be involved; it can also be physical stress caused to the body by a dietary deficiency or an underlying illness. Issues with iron levels are a common cause of thinning hair in women so it could be worth speaking to your doctor for a full check up, especially if you have any other symptoms.

If either of these hair loss conditions are present and confirmed via a professional diagnosis, then treatment is available and is based around recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil. These liquids are applied directly to the scalp. Minoxidil encourages hair growth and can be used from 16 years of age if the client is deemed medically suited.

We cannot diagnose you or assure you one way or the other for sure without examining you so, whether you choose to visit a hair loss clinic in person or have an online consultation where you upload photos, we definitely recommend this as the best first step.


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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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The hair loss experts at Belgravia are regularly called on by magazine and newspaper journalists when they are writing about thinning hair and baldness, and this month has been no exception.

Senior hair loss specialist Leonora Doclis was asked to comment on why men lose their hair (answer: the genetic condition male pattern baldness in the lion’s share of cases) for an article on the Mr Porter website.

Belgravia-Centre-Mr-Porter-Hair-Loss-Advice-Mens-HairHairstyles for thinning hair

While the focus was on which hairstyles men should choose if they have thinning hair – the best two apparently being the French crop and a fade, with or without the high top.

The writer also wanted to know if anything could be done to combat a receding hairline, losing hair on top and a thinning crown. Leonora explained that the only clinically-proven solution is medical, and pointed out that well-established drugs (finasteride and minoxidil) can help to stop shedding and encourage new hair to grow back.

At Belgravia, most tailored male hair loss treatment courses come with important extra ‘booster’ products, specifically chosen based on the individual’s condition, level and pattern of shedding. These can include the exclusive one-a-day hair growth supplement Hair Vitalics For Men, and home-use laser device, the HairMax LaserComb to complement the action of a client’s clinically-proven hair loss treatments.

The article features advice from Leonora about lifestyle choices, too; she explains how high-intensity, muscle-building exercise regimens, especially those that involve sports nutrition supplements such as whey protein and creatine, have been linked to higher levels of DHT in men. DHT, aka dihydrotestosterone, is the testosterone by-product that causes follicles to shrink around the top of the head and hairline in men who are genetically predisposed to male pattern hairloss. She adds that stress and smoking may also cause the acceleration of androgenetic alopecia.

Hello Magazine hair perfume hair loss advice Belgravia Centre LondonLeonora also shares her wisdom on the subject of washing thinning hair, which is something many men avoid at the first signs of shedding for fear that it will cause even more hair to fall out. “Washing hair regularly – daily or every other day – not only helps keep the scalp in good condition, but can keep your hair looking thicker, too,” she is quoted as saying.

Smelly hair and scalp problems

Hello magazine also quotes Leonora in a feature about scented hair mists. She advised as to one common factor that can cause the hair and scalp to smell, namely the over-production of sebum. “Sebum has the added effect of making hair oily, which in turn increases the likelihood of hair ‘picking up’ scents from the local environment,” she explained.

Hair perfume may be a big beauty trend at the moment but it is not something Belgravia’s hair loss specialists would recommend using, especially not on a regular basis. This is because alcohol, particularly when it is the main ingredient, can be drying and therefore damaging to the hair. Rather than spraying it directly onto the hair, it is often suggested that the product be sprayed onto a hair brush and then brushed through the hair, though the safest thing is to avoid it altogether or choose a natural, alcohol-free formulation. Continues below…

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Abundant locks

In separate news, The Belgravia Centre was also name-checked in a story in the Sun about the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United following his recent tax woes in Spain. Sun writer Dave Kidd wrote that “personally, I reckon United supporters have more chance of seeing Marouane Fellaini down at the Belgravia Hair Loss Centre.”

Fellaini, of course, is the big-haired Belgian who plays for Manchester United and whose locks are so abundant they have inspired a number of terrace chants.


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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 14 07 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr G, pictured, is thrilled with his regrowth since starting his Belgravia course.

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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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Facial filler injection syringeThe global “facial injectables” market is on track to grow to $5.4bn over the next three years, but what few people consider in their quest to smooth out wrinkles is that there is a chance that products could lead to hair loss.

What could make things worse is that unapproved versions of dermal fillers are starting to become more widely available, especially online, including Juvéderm Ultra 2, 3 and 4 which the FDA has flagged up as currently being distributed illegally in the US.

Not cleared for sale online

The FDA – America’s Food and Drug Administration – cautions that these products are not cleared for sale in the country, and further warns that any Juvéderm products should only be injected and sold by a licensed health care provider.

While stories of hair loss caused by approved or unapproved versions of facial fillers are not widespread, one story in 2015 highlighted the potential dangers. So severe was the incident that the FDA published an inquiry report into the event, which was a woman’s account of patchy thinning following Restylane dermal filler injections.

The case had been reported to the FDA by a physician after a woman undergoing facial augmentation had developed what was described as an “intense burning sensation” in her right temple.

Two weeks later, she had a bald patch on the same spot, something that was diagnosed as having been caused by the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata. A degree of Scarring aka Cicatricial Alopecia was also observed. The FDA recommended that patients considering dermal fillers were warned of Alopecia Areata as a rare potential side-effect.

Using unlicensed fillers and those from questionable sources is only likely to increase the chances of potential problems, which would certainly not be limited to hairloss. When people buy drugs online, they sometimes either knowingly or unwittingly bypass a huge number of safety-nets that have been put in place by regulatory bodies, not least the proper storage of medications which is needed to retain their efficacy.

Several years ago, a former doctor named Raghbir Singh was given a suspended sentence for selling hair loss drugs that were not legally available in the UK; the same year a man living in Wales was found guilty of selling more than half a million pounds’ worth of fake health products, including some aimed at people who were losing their hair.

In fact, Ronald Noble, the Secretary General of Interpol said that counterfeit drugs were ‘more deadly than terrorism’, with 200,000 people dying from using ‘fake drugs’ in a single year in China alone. As long ago as 2008, 10 per cent of UK men admitted to buying prescription-only medicines from unregulated sources such as the internet.

Why take the risk?

But why would anyone take such a risk? The answer, usually, is that the price of name-brand medications is sometimes cheaper online, and there is also the potential appeal of saving time by not having to visit a doctor or specialist. But a customer can never really be sure what he or she is buying. One US hairdresser recently spoke out about the dangers of buying cheap shampoos and conditioners, for example, explaining that when they are discounted it is often because they are no longer fit for purpose and are potentially dangerous.
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The most common hair loss drugs in the UK and US are called minoxidil and finasteride 1mg and these have been approved by the MHRA and FDA regulatory bodies for use on Male Pattern Baldness, and as treatment for female pattern hair loss (Minoxidil only).

At Belgravia, male pattern hair loss treatment can include the DHT-blocker finasteride 1mg as well as recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil which form the cornerstone of women’s hair loss treatment courses. Additionally, many of these custom hair loss treatment courses are augmented by special hair growth boosters which can help improve the chances of regrowth. These range from clinical therapy for clients who visit our Central London hair loss clinics in person, to convenient at-home LLLT treatments and bonus nutritional support from Belgravia’s exclusive Hair Vitalics hair growth supplements.

When following a treatment plan from a reputable hair loss centre you not only have peace of mind that the medication you are prescribed is genuine and suitable for use. Clients also benefit from on-going support from their appointed, dedicated specialist who can answer any queries as they come up. In addition to this they regularly monitor changes in hair growth and – where necessary – tweak their course components to ensure they are following the optimum plan for their needs at all times.


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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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Afro hair loss menName: Carl

Question: I am a black male who used to have corn rows and a healthy head of hair for 10 years after years of corn rows I decided to have a new look and shaved of all my hair that when I noticed the baldness on top of my head can you recommend anything I can do or buy to reverse the baldness.

Answer: Hi, Carl. First we would need to establish the precise cause – or causes – of your hair loss.

Whilst it does sound as if the most likely reason for losing your hair along the top of your scalp is Male Pattern Hair Loss, it is important to also check for any damage the years of cornrows may have done. This is because tight hairstyles, especially in afro hair due to its naturally more brittle texture, can damage the hair follicles. The hair loss condition this causes is called Traction Alopecia and in some cases it may only become apparent once the braids have been removed.

Many men tell us that they first noticed signs of hair loss – usually, but not always, from androgenetic alopecia – after they shaved their head.

It is possible for both Male Pattern Hair Loss and Traction Alopecia to be present simultaneously. This is why it is crucial to know precisely what you’re dealing with before starting treatment. There are effective hair loss treatment options for both conditions provided the follicles are in an active state. Traction alopecia may cause some follicles to become permanently damaged and, as is also the case with total baldness from MPB, in these instances treatment will not be possible.

Whilst Traction Alopecia is generally a temporary hair loss condition, Male Pattern Baldness is a permanent one, though both are often reversible. Whilst there is no cure, it can be effectively managed using clinically-proven male hair loss treatment to regrow lost hair and, moving forward, to prevent baldness.

A Belgravia specialist can diagnose the relevant hair loss condition (s) and tailor a bespoke course accordingly, to prevent further hair fall and promote healthy new hair growth.


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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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