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alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 26 07 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr Whyte is happy with the way his treatment is going saying he “should have started taking them earlier!”

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Two common concerns among men with hair loss are whether people will find them attractive if they go bald, and if losing their hair will affect their career.

Whilst some may dismiss these worries as trivial, various studies have shown that there may actually be something to these stereotypes.

Varying perceptions of men with hair loss

Perceptions of bald men and men with hairWhen it comes to dating, a man’s hair – or lack of – is entirely a matter of personal preference. Famous bald men including Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) are happily coupled. Conversely, hirsute Harry Styles remains single – though we doubt hair had a role to play in any of these relationship statuses.

A 2008 study carried out by an online matchmakers found that women in the UK are more likely to date men with hair loss than women from other parts of Europe, while a 2015 survey discovered that two-thirds of Singaporean women would not date a balding man.

Interestingly, this new study which notes the negative connotations of hair loss was carried out by a hair transplant company (DHI), whilst a 2009 survey which found bald men made the best lovers, was conducted on behalf of the Wilkinson Sword razor brand.

In 2016 a BBC documentary explored the importance of hair in making a first impression. Psychologist Dr Graham Hole explained to viewers that it takes “as little as 13 milliseconds to decide whether you find a face attractive or unattractive.

The tests carried out during the programme found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that thicker hair was generally perceived as more youthful than thinning hair. This supports the findings of a small 2016 study which found that men displaying clear signs of male pattern baldness were thought to be up to eight years older than they actually were.

It is this link between youth, ageing and hairloss that can be of concern to men in the workplace. It is not just actors and celebrities whose looks are critical to career success who worry about how losing their hair will affect their job chances. Though studies have found that bald men can be considered aggressive and more dominant – traits which may be considered useful in certain fields – it is men with hair who get the business opportunities. A Canadian study from 2000 that explored the effects of hair loss when job hunting, found that 41 per cent of male candidates with a full head of hair were selected for interview. Only 27 per cent of balding candidates were seen.

Ironically, though having a thick head of hair may help you to get ahead, men in top jobs are considered more prone to hair loss from stress than their more junior counterparts.

Confidence in how you look

What is arguably more important to how someone is perceived is confidence. This notion is supported by researchers at the University of Florida, who revealed that ‘good-looking’ people tend to earn more and go further in their careers, and theorized that self-confidence plays an important role.

Whether you are bald, balding or have a full head of hair, self-confidence is key, so for men who are losing their hair it is important to decide what is best for them. This incredibly personal choice – whether to shave or save and regrow their hair – can make a huge difference to a man’s self-esteem.

Some bald men are incredibly confident in their look, especially when a smooth scalp suits them and their head shape. There are a number of men, including footballing and acting legends Gianluca Vialli and Patrick Stewart, who seem to look better with no hair!

For others, taking steps to proactively prevent baldness and grow their hair back is the solution they are most comfortable with. This is something we hear constantly from clients at Belgravia, many of whom tell us that as their hair grows back, so does their confidence.

From nine months it’s been such a game-changer,” says Male Hair Loss treatment client, Rohit about his Belgravia Centre experience. “It’s improved my my self-esteem, self-confidence and certainly my self-image.”  Watch Rohit’s full testimonial video below.


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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 female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 24 07 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Miss A, pictured, is very happy with the way treatment is going. She’s seen lots of new growth in the areas that were thinning.

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Women tend to be at risk of developing a wider range of hair loss issues due to hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during pregnancy or the menopause, which can trigger unusual shedding.

One of the hair loss conditions that has, until now, been almost exclusively associated with women is a form of scarring hair loss known as Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA).

However, a small retrospective review has discovered that seven men treated in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, were diagnosed with this rare issue between 1992 and 2016. This has led to the advice that the “distribution of hair loss and associated hormonal abnormalities” are issues to take into account when diagnosing FFA in men.

Receding hairline from lichen planopilaris

Example of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

An Example of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Researchers have published the results of their study, conducted using the research database from the Mayo Medical Centre Minnesota, in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Of the 182 men studied, 7 men, with a median age of 53 when they were diagnosed, were diagnosed with FFA. Following biopsies, they were all also found to have lichen planopilaris.

FFA causes a different type of receding hairline to that commonly seen in patients with Male Pattern Hair Loss. Instead of gradually thinning or causing a widow’s peak, FFA leads to a wide band of smooth bald skin around the entire frontal hairline.

It is one of a group of forms of scarring hair loss known collectively as cicatricial alopecia. These are rare hair loss conditions that are caused by inflammation, many of which are permanent and cannot be treated. Cicatricial alopecia is made up of two distinct groups: primary and secondary. Both Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia and Lichen Planopilaris are considered primary cicatricial alopecias. This means they can come on gradually and may go unnoticed for a period of time, but always attack the hair follicle directly. Secondary cicatricial alopecias occur when the follicle is damaged unintentionally, for instance as a result of fire or radiation therapy.

Hair loss from sideburns

Interestingly, whilst six of the seven men displayed the classic frontal hair loss associated with FFA, four patients also had their sideburns affected and four had hair loss in the temporal scalp region. Furthermore, four of these men had facial hair loss – three whose eyebrows were affected and one with hair loss on the upper lip.

Lichen Planopilaris

An example of Lichen Planopilaris

Whilst one of the men diagnosed with FFA was also diagnosed with male pattern baldness, none of the patients had autoimmune or thyroid issues, both of which can lead to hair loss in some instances. What was discovered, however, was that six of the seven men also had erythema, four had scalp hyperkeratosis and one presented with discoloured scalp macules.

The research paper advises that FFA is “thought to be a variant of [lichen planopilaris] based on the similarity of histopathologic findings.”

“Although [frontal fibrosing alopecia] in men is rare, it does occur and presents with clinical and histopathologic features similar to those in women with [frontal fibrosing alopecia],” it states.

“In men, however, involvement of the sideburns and facial hair is a notable finding, and eyebrow and sideburn alopecia can help distinguish [frontal fibrosing alopecia] from [androgenetic alopecia]. We hope that additional larger studies will more fully elucidate the clinical features and etiology of [frontal fibrosing alopecia] in men.”

Due to the damage generally inflicted on the follicles, the majority of cicatricial alopecias cannot be treated except, in some cases, via surgery. At Belgravia, however, hair loss treatment for Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia is often possible. Firstly, a professional diagnosis of the condition and the extent of the shedding being experienced, as well as whether there is more than one hair loss condition present simultaneously, is needed. This will allow for an accurate prognosis to be given and, where appropriate, a bespoke treatment course to be tailored.


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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 21 07 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr K, pictured, is seeing improvement in all areas affected by male pattern hair loss.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

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Turkish doctors have found that low levels of vitamin D in children can worsen and prolong hair loss that is caused by the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata.

Their findings confirm long-held beliefs that vitamin D can play a part in Alopecia Areata, and while the team does not suggest that low levels of vitamin D directly cause the condition, its tests do confirm, it says, that the severity of the disease, the number of patches and the disease duration can be aggravated by low levels of the vitamin.

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Egg yolks are one of the only food sources of vitamin D

Vitamin levels compared

The researchers, who are based at the Konya Numune Hospital in the city of Konya, south of Ankara, looked at the vitamin D levels of 20 paediatric patients with Alopecia Areata and compared them with 34 children who were not losing their hair.

Significant, negative correlations were seen for vitamin D concentration with the Severity of Alopecia Tool score (P < 0.001; r, −0.831), number of patches (P < 0.001; r, −0.989), and disease duration (P < 0.001 and r, −0.997).

In summing up, the researchers stated: “Vitamin D deficiency is not the only etiologic factor in AA pathogenesis, but in the presence of other etiological factors, this deficiency can aggravate AA severity, and thus, vitamin D supplementation may be beneficial in treatment of paediatric AA.”

But why does vitamin D play a part? Unsurprisingly, the answer is complex – as the Turkish doctors note: “Besides playing an important role in calcium homeostasis and bone health, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D3] is a modulator of immune systems via its varied effects on cells expressing vitamin D receptors (VDRs) such as T and B lymphocytes, dendritic cells, and macrophages.”

They also suggest that a vitamin D deficiency might be an environmental trigger for the induction of autoimmunity – meaning that it might “kick-start” a condition that may otherwise effectively lay dormant. Other experts have wondered much the same thing – though there are always two ways of looking at things. As one doctor in Houston recently admitted, it may be that people with Alopecia Areata have low levels of vitamin D because they are less inclined to go outdoors for fear of being looked at (vitamin D is made by skin that has been exposed to sunlight).

It’s also safe to say that no studies have yet shown that giving people with Alopecia Areata vitamin D supplements actually improves their prognosis.

Time helps in many cases

What does tend to lead to improvements is time: in many cases patchy hair loss caused by the disorder will grow back in a few months, although this isn’t always the case and the number of patches can increase.

Alopecia Areata treatment at a specialist hair loss clinic begins with a conversation about what the trigger event that caused the autoimmune disorder may be. Several such triggers are commonly thought to initiate the condition, including psychological long-term stress, physical trauma and sudden shock. A genetic link is also suspected, though the precise cause of autoimmune hair loss remains unknown.

At Belgravia, this peek into a client’s history and lifestyle is followed up with a tailored treatment course that makes use of high strength minoxidil and a number of hair growth boosters such as the vitamin and mineral supplement, Hair Vitalics which contain vitamin D.


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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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24 Jul

‘Is Hair Loss From Smoking Permanent?’

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Name: Theresa

Question: I quit smoking a few months ago. Will I see any difference in my hair or Does smoking cause permanent damage?

Answer: Hi, Theresa. For the purposes of answering your question we’re assuming that you are experiencing hair loss and believe it may be linked to smoking.

Many Young Women Class Themselves as Light SmokersVarious studies and theories have linked smoking to hair fall, mostly due to the negative effects it is believed to have on the hair growth cycle by worsening circulation and leeching nutrients from the blood.

When it comes to smoking and hair loss, we would need to examine you before confirming what precisely was causing your shedding. Giving up smoking is a great step for both your hair and your general health, however, so is certainly beneficial.

Smoking cigarettes has been linked to both temporary hair loss from Telogen Effluviumand the permanent hair loss conditions male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss. The easiest way to tell which you may be experiencing is to note the location of the hair thinning.

Telogen Effluvium causes hair fall from all over the scalp. This is a temporary hair loss condition that generally clears up naturally within around six months though telogen effluvium treatment can help to speed this process along. It is often caused by underlying lifestyle issues, such as dietary imbalances or stress, and illness.

Female pattern hair loss is a permanent, genetic condition which is inherited. It causes thinning hair around the top of the scalp in women, which is often most noticeable along the parting and at the temples. If this condition is already present, then smoking is believed to be able to worsen it by increasing the level and rate of shedding. If it is not already active but there is an existing genetic predisposition to this type of female hair loss, it can be triggered by a bout of Telogen Effluvium. Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment can help to prevent further hair fall and regrow hair in these cases.

It is also possible for both hair loss conditions to present simultaneously. In this instance it is likely that you would notice thinning hair all over your scalp which is worse along the vertex, crown and hairline. A Belgravia hair loss specialist can tailor a bespoke treatment course featuring recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil and boosters such as the exclusive Hair Vitalics for Women hair growth supplement, to treat both complaints at once.

In order to know which approach to take, we recommend you have a consultation in order to receive a professional diagnosis. Once the cause of your hair loss has been pinned down, personalised treatment recommendations can be made and any further queries you have can be answered. In the meantime, congratulations on giving up smoking and we wish you the very best of luck in keeping it up.


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A trial into the use of a modified bone cancer drug as a possible treatment for people with the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata, which leads to sudden, patchy hair loss, has been green-lit to continue by America’s Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA had caused some concern among investors in US company Concert Pharmaceuticals when it put a temporary halt on a trial into its variation on the JAK inhibitor drug ruxolitinib as a possible treatment for Alopecia Areata. Ruxolitinib is also known by its current brand names Jakafi or Jakavi; it is currently prescribed in oral form for conditions such as myelofibrosis. It is being explored as a topical drug for Alopecia Areata after clinical trials in the USA discovered the topical formulation to be potentially more effective than an oral tablet.

Less than two months after the FDA-sanctioned halt was called, Massachusetts-based Concert has amended the scope of the trial into its orally-administered CTP-543 drug and been allowed to proceed.

food-and-drug-administration-usa-fdaDesign of trial modified

Roger Tung, Concert’s CEO, said: ““We believe the FDA is taking a measured approach for the development of Janus kinases inhibitors, or JAK inhibitors, for autoimmune dermatological disorders, including alopecia areata. Accordingly, we agreed to modify the design of our Phase IIa trial to evaluate CTP-543 in the patient population in a more step-wise fashion.”

Specifically, Concert has agreed to test low doses of the drug – 4mg and 8mg twice daily, or a placebo – before they will consider whether it is safe to increase it. Adds Tung: ‘It is important to note that CTP-543 has been well-tolerated in clinical evaluation to date and demonstrates a non-clinical safety profile consistent with JAK inhibition.”

The company plans on using a group of around 100 volunteers with patchy hairloss caused by Alopecia Areata for the double-blind trial. Though ruxolitinib itself has shown a great deal of promise as a possible future treatment option for the condition during its numerous clinical trials to date, Concert’s deuterated ruxolitinib drug may have the potential to offer patients a less-frequent dose regimen. This is because it has been engineered to have a longer half life than regular ruxolitinib, or, simply put, it should remain in the bloodstream for longer.

Drugs need to be proven

Studies into possible new treatments for the autoimmune disorder – which affects at least two per cent of all people in their lifetime – are ongoing at multiple locations around the world, though as all drugs need to be proven to be both safe and effective before they are cleared/licensed by the regulatory bodies of whichever countries they are intended for sale, it is a necessarily slow business.

At Belgravia, Alopecia Areata treatment is currently offered in the form of topical applications of the drug high strength minoxidil which has been seen to often produce highly effective results in regrowing hair on the scalp. Minoxidil is licensed by the MHRA for use on pattern hair loss in men and women, though it has also resulted in many success stories when used to treat Alopecia Areata.


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Cold cap devices which chill the scalp during cancer treatment in order to help reduce hair loss are to be offered to more and more patients in the US following a new government ruling.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a device named the DigniCap Cooling System for use on people with different types of cancer than those it is already cleared for.

The Dignicap Scalp Cooling SystemStudy on 122 women

Since 2015, DigniCap’s device has been cleared for use on patients with breast cancer following a study on 122 women with the disease who were undergoing chemotherapy. This study showed that two thirds of those who wore the device during treatment lost less than half of their hair.

In support of the expanded use of the device, DigniCap submitted evidence from published, peer-reviewed articles that analysed the application of the DigniCap to cancer patients with solid tumours in other areas of the body.

This data was deemed by the FDA to be sufficient scientific evidence to support the safety and efficacy of DigniCap for expanded use.

“We are pleased to expand the use of this product for cancer patients with solid tumours to potentially minimise chemotherapy-induced hair loss,” said Binita Ashar, M.D., director, Division of Surgical Devices, in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “Managing the side effects of chemotherapy is a critical component to overall health and quality of life.”

Total baldness possible

The side effects she mentions do include hair loss in a great many cases, as drugs designed to treat tumours are often unable to detect between healthy cells and cancerous ones and can cause damage to hair follicles, which leads to thinning. This can range from patchy hair loss to rather more severe shedding and even total baldness.

The cold cap chills the scalp to an optimal temperature to significantly reduce the flow of blood around that region. As the circulation reduces locally, so too does the likelihood that the cancer drugs will wreak havoc with the hair follicles, preventing hair fall. It can be a huge boon to people undergoing chemotherapy treatment, as when people are already feeling especially vulnerable and often physically weakened by their exposure to cancer drugs, the highly visible sign of losing their hair can often feel like the ultimate slap in the face.

The downside of cold caps is that they can be rather uncomfortable to wear due to the low temperatures involved, though few people seem to find them unbearable. There’s also no guarantee that hairloss won’t happen. Trials by UK company Paxman, however, have shown them to be very effective, and their own device – the Paxman Scalp Cooling System – claims an 89 per cent success rate on breast cancer patients.

When hair is lost to cancer drugs it usually grows back in a matter of months, though it can take up to a year for a full head of hair to properly regrow. A strange quirk of chemotherapy treatment is that hair quite often grows back slightly differently to how it was before – once-light hair can return slightly darker, and curls where hair used to be straight are common, too. Fortunately, this is usually only temporary, lasting around a couple of hair growth cycles.


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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 alopecia areata ophaisic and alopecia areata belgravia centre 20 07 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Alopecia Areata Treatment Success Stories gallery. In this particular case, the condition is referred to as Ophiasic Alopecia Areata due to the pattern.

Ms Price, pictured, is very pleased to see lots of new growth in the affected areas.

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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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