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Beauty brand GHD held a day of haircuts at salons across the UK in aid of children’s hair loss charity, the Little Princess Trust on 21st September.

The aim was to raise not only money but also actual hair. This is because the Trust takes donated hair and turns it into real hair wigs which are then given free of charge to children with hair loss, often through cancer or alopecia areata.

#ChopToYourChin Day

Dubbed #choptoyourchin the event encouraged people to donate the minimum seven inches of hair – or more – needed for wig-making. One of those taking part was model, Amber Le Bon who had her hair cut broadcast live on Elle magazine’s Facebook page.

Amber, who is the eldest daughter of original supermodel Yasmin Le Bon and Duran Duran singer, Simon, took a break from her Fashion Week schedule to help the charity.

GHD ambassador and hairstylist Adam Reed, who did Amber’s cut, took 7 inches from nervous Amber’s long hair. He demonstrated how to measure the hair and band it in order to ensure there is enough hair to meet the minimum donation requirements. Though Reed advised anyone considering such a drastic change to have it done by a professional rather than doing it yourself. He also noted that bobbed hairstyles and long bobs – or ‘lobs’ – were a big fashion trend so it was a great way to get a current look whilst donating to a worthwhile and very grateful charity.

Making children with hair loss feel special

During the chop Le Bon said, “The good thing is that hair will grow back and you’re giving it to people whose hair isn’t growing. And I love that idea that my hair will grow back and it will take time but actually I like that process, seeing it change… But this is going to people who are so young – kids! – whose hair isn’t growing… It will make a child feel so special.”

Amber, who said that one of her sisters had also donated her hair to the charity, noted, “As you get older you do lose more hair… but as a child going through that it must be devastating… It can be difficult being a child at the best of times.”

Commenting on the video, the Little Princess Trust – which celebrated its centenary in 2016 – said, “We are SO grateful, Amber, thank you so much from everyone here at LPT!”

“Receiving a wig has a profoundly positive effect on those we assist. Thanks to Amber and everyone participating today in #choptoyourchin as well as all of our incredible supporters who donate their hair to our charity, the children and young adults being supported by Little Princess Trust will benefit at a very stressful time in their lives.”

Whilst Little Princess Trust supplies real-hair wigs to both girls and boys, the UK-based charity recently relaunched a separate boys division called Hero by LPT. Anyone wanting to donate their hair – or money to help produce the wigs and fund paediatric cancer research – can find out more on the charity’s website.


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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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“Saive was courteous and clear. Very informative. Spoke very fast but happy to repeat information and answer any questions. Pam was also courteous and clear, informative and all options given. At reception I was dealt with promptly and efficiently. The Centre was calm, a clean and serene place. Very good service all round including from the person who provided the massage treatment. It was a pleasure to be at the centre.”

“Both Rali and Farzana were really helpful and answered all the questions I had. The front desk was also very polite and helpful. Overall I would say the clinic is very welcoming and considerate to it’s patients. Facilities and amenities were good.”

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“Saive was lovely to speak to and really reassuring that what I had was normal and treatable. I walked in very nervous but by the end I felt confident that there was a solution available. She answered all the questions I had and explained thoroughly the specific hair loss condition along with the medical background which supported it. The actual examination was less intense than what I imagined and was fairly quick. Overall she was really friendly and made my first ever consultation enjoyable. The treatment advisor, Farzana, was very helpful. She discussed treatment recommendations as well as the cost effective options for the treatment reassuring me that I did not have to make my decision right away. She also gave her card which was useful and makes further contact more convenient, avoiding any long winded process. I was very happy by the manner I was greeted by the reception staff. They were very smiley and friendly. They confirmed my appointment and answered any questions I had. Really lovely. One of the best clinics I have visited. Excited for possible treatment there. Thank you again.”

“Alexandra was lovely, she made me feel very comfortable and relaxed straight away. Everything was explained very well and I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the information. She had great people skills and made a positive impact on my first impressions of the clinic. Pam was also really helpful and friendly. She explained everything to me clearly and went through the different options with me to work out which option was best for me. All the reception staff were friendly, smiley and helpful. I thought the clinic was lovely. It was very clean and modern, I don’t have any constructive criticism to offer!”


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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 perils of over-bleaching have become all too real for former One Direction star Zayn Malik, whose decision to shave off his damaged hair may actually have prevented future hair loss.

Solo artist, Malik was first seen sporting a totally bald head in a photo with his girlfriend, supermodel Gigi Hadid, on his mum’s Instagram page. He later appeared in a similar snap on the Instagram account of Hadid’s mother, former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Yolanda Hadid, sporting some solid regrowth which showed off his widow’s peak.

Talking to Radio 1’s Scott Mills about his bold – and temporarily bald – new look, the 24-year-old Yorkshireman said, “the bleach affects your hair, doesn’t it? So you’ve got to shave it off.”

Zayn Malik Bald Shaved Head After Over-BleachingHair breakage and chemical trauma

It is likely that Malik had been suffering from hair breakage: this happens when excessive styling and bleaching weakens the hair shaft and leaves it dry and brittle. The hair then snaps along the shaft, resulting in damaged hair that often looks not only dull and unhealthy, but also appears thinner than normal. Bottle blondes Madonna and Lady Gaga are also known to have dealt with this issue; something Gaga refers to as having a ‘chemical haircut‘.

Malik’s love of the bleaching bottle is well documented, and what has probably made things even worse for his hair is his decision over the years to add colours to his peroxide locks. He has been seen sporting both green and pink hair in the past. Whilst the use of temporary hair colourants is unlikely to cause hair loss, the bleaching required to ensure these vivid colours show up on his naturally black hair is pretty intense.

As a general rule, regular bleaching is not recommended for anyone who wants to ensure their hair is kept in tip-top condition, as chemicals in the mix can be extremely strong.

When it causes shedding from the root, rather than breakage of the hair shaft, hair loss caused by over-bleaching and other chemical treatments is known as chemical trauma. Whilst Zayn Malik shows no signs of this, it is something to be mindful if you dye your hair regularly, or undergo other harsh, chemical treatments such as perming or relaxing.

Zayn Malik Short Crop Shaved Head After Over-BleachingRepairing damaged hair

If breakage is the sole cause of hair damage then it can indeed often be dealt with by a good haircut, though this does not have to be as extreme as Zayn’s bald look. A trim or ‘dusting’ technique can be used to remove the damaged hair, or layers may be another option for people with long hair who want healthy hair without losing too much length.

Ensuring you keep your hair sufficiently nourished is also important. Using shampoos and conditioners for your specific hair type is advised, as is regularly having strengthening conditioning treatments to help repair any remaining cosmetic damage.

Ensuring you are getting the right balance of nutrients needed for healthy hair from your diet can also help to strengthen hair from the inside, out. A highly-targeted food supplement such as Belgravia’s exclusive Hair Vitalics can be beneficial for those who feel they need additional nutritional support. It contains a range of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts known to assist healthy hair growth.

During the interview Malik told Mills, “I just shaved my head because I’d bleached it too many times and it was a bit destroyed.”

While shaving it off was a drastic solution, it doesn’t take too long for hair to grow back – as Malik found out, reporting new growth in just two days. So long as the follicles were not damaged during the bleaching process, and there is no other hair loss condition at play, new hair growth should return in a normal state.

For those with patchy hair loss, thinning hair or excessive shedding, a consultation at a dedicated hair loss clinic is recommended. That way a professional diagnosis of the cause, and advice regarding the most appropriate hair loss treatments can be given.


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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: Sebastian

Shower shampoo hair wash hair lossQuestion: Hello. I’m using the Vichy anti-dandruff shampoo for greasy hair for some years. I’m dandruff free now, had seborrhoeic dermatitis. But now my concern is that I’m losing hair and my question is … it is possible that I used only this type of shampoo for years that causes my hair loss?

Answer: Hi, Sebastian. It is highly unlikely that your choice of shampoo has lead to hair loss.

We would need to assess you to determine the precise hair loss condition you are experiencing but, if you have excessive hair fall resulting in thinning hair from areas around the top of your scalp and/or hairline, this is most likely to be Male Pattern Baldness. This is determined by genetics.

Whilst it can be triggered into presenting earlier than perhaps nature intended by certain lifestyle factors, including stress and illness, unless you had a fairly intense allergic reaction to the shampoo, this is almost certainly not a factor here.

If your hair is shedding from all over your scalp it could be Telogen Effluvium, a temporary form of hair loss often brought on by the aforementioned lifestyle factors. This condition does tend to affect women more than men but it is possible for men to experience it too.

If you are concerned about your level of hair loss we recommend having a consultation, either in person or online, so that you can receive a professional diagnosis and appropriate hair loss treatment recommendations.


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

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 19 09 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr T, pictured, has seen a significant improvement in the thinning areas saying he “Would definitely recommend”.

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A new long-term study in Singapore has found that people who eat higher quantities of red meat are more likely to develop diabetes, which can then lead to hair loss.

Researchers working for what’s known as The Singapore Chinese Health Study recruited an astonishing 63,257 participants in the mid 1990s, and followed their dietary habits and health issues over the next 11 years. They found that the quartile which had consumed the most red meat was 23 per cent more likely to have developed diabetes than those in the quartile that had eaten the least. The biggest poultry eaters were also more likely to get diabetes, with an increased risk of 15 per cent.

The reason this ties in to hairloss is that diabetes wreaks havoc with the body in a multitude of ways, and several of these can lead to thinning hair from all over the scalp, due to a condition named Telogen Effluvium.

Hormonal imbalances and circulation

Meat food diet nutritionOften, diabetes-related hair loss is a result of hormonal imbalances that the illness can cause. Diabetes can also affect the circulatory system, leading to poor circulation which can stop nutrients getting to hair follicles.

Additionally, the immune system is affected when levels of blood sugar rise above normal. As a result of this, people with diabetes have a heightened risk of developing an infection, which the body is less capable of dealing with. This, too, can affect the hair growth cycle.

Treatment for Telogen Effluvium at Belgravia will typically start with an assessment of the causes of the hair thinning, and as well as recommending tailored solutions based around the topical hair loss drug high strength minoxidil. This is applied directly to the scalp, is suitable for both men and women, and comes in a range of formulations, the most appropriate of which will be recommended by the diagnosing specialist. Clients will also be advised about additional hair growth boosters which may be beneficial and can be used alongside their pharmaceutical treatment, all determined by their specific level of shedding and medical profile.

While Telogen Effluvium cases do usually clear themselves up once the “shock to the system” that has initiated the hair fall is resolved, an unfortunate side effect of the condition is that it can speed up or exacerbate long-term, genetic hair loss in people who are predisposed towards it. Male Pattern Baldness and, in women, Female Pattern Hair Loss are simply “waiting in the wings” for millions of people thanks to this hereditary condition. Unlike Telogen Effluvium, genetic hair loss in men and women is a permanent condition but there are effective, clinically-proven hair loss treatments available to help stabilise shedding and promote regrowth.

Vegans at risk of hair loss, too

Vegan food hair growth nutrition diet hair loss healthDiet and hair loss are often linked, and the complete opposite of too much meat – a vegan diet – can also lead to problems. Veganism is on the rise (up a reported 500% in three years in the US), and when people suddenly abandon meat entirely this can also cause hair-related issues.

Once again, Telogen Effluvium is the most common diagnosis when shedding is seen after switching to a vegan diet, though it is certainly not true to say that everyone who ditches meat should expect to experience hair loss.

Telogen Effluvium can occur due to a lack of amino acids, something quite commonly seen when people turn to a vegan diet – or even a vegetarian one – if they aren’t careful to replace them with a suitable source. These acids are essential for the production of keratin, among other things, and given that keratin accounts for almost 90 per cent of what hair is made of, it is obvious that replacement sources need to be sought out.

Belgravia’s exclusive hair growth supplement, Hair Vitalics can fill in key dietary gaps when it comes to hair health. These are available in highly-targeted for Men and for Women formulations and are suitable for vegetarians. Though these supplements are not suitable for strict vegans as they contain vitamin D3 derived from lanolin, taken from the wool of healthy, live sheep. Some people who follow a plant-based diet but do not follow a vegan lifestyle won’t see this as an issue, but for those who do then hair-friendly amino acids can also be found in certain foods, such as sprouts, tomatoes, lentils and leafy greens.


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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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alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 15 09 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

With lots of new growth appearing in the affected areas, Ms D, pictured, is pleasantly surprised by her results to date.

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When nature has been cruel enough to single a man out for genetic hair loss, you might think that his bad luck would end there. Unfortunately, as Macedonian player Goran Pandev has discovered, this isn’t always the case.

The 34-year old, who plays for Italian team Genoa, was being substituted in a match against Udinese when TV cameras followed him to the dugout – an aerial shot which gave a clear view of the top of Pandev’s thinning hair.

As many media outlets, including The Sun and SPORTbible, were quick to pick up on, the TV footage sparked hilarity on social media because the player’s advanced hairloss formed an unfortunate shape… that looked rather like a penis.
Footballer Goran Pandev male hair loss on top unfortunate pattern

Shape of male pattern hair loss

Pandev’s hair thinning is caused by Male Pattern Baldness, a common condition that will affect more than half of all men, and there is no doubt that his has taken an unfortunate shape here. This is especially true for a man whose career often involves having people looking at him from above, with the added pressure of TV cameras and their zoom lenses.

Believe it or not, what Pandev is experiencing is actually a typical shape that male pattern hair loss can take. Though with cameras and fluorescent lighting focused on it, the shape may look somewhat exaggerated in his case. It appears that Pandev’s balding areas at the crown merged with localised thinning on top. The former Inter Milan forward also has a pronounced receding hairline, which seems to emphasise things.

“It looks just like the normal progression of male pattern baldness,” says senior Belgravia hair loss specialst, Leonora Doclis.

“The areas along the top of his head and crown that appear bald in this photo are likely to still have hair growth, but thinner and lighter colour. Really, it is almost certainly just the lighter hairs against the thicker ones that has caused this shape to appear. It is common that a bridge forms from the corners while the peak part stays thick.”

The reason this happens is that Male Pattern Hair Loss only affects the top of the scalp and tends to present in three distinct areas. These are the crown, the hairline and the vertex (top of the scalp) as, for men with a genetic predisposition, the follicles in these areas are the ones sensitive to a hormone called DHT which causes their gradual deterioration. The hair may not shed from all these areas at once – hence it is possible to have a good head of hair with a receding hairline – and even if there is thinning from two or more of these locations, the rate of hairloss may differ. In Pandev’s case it seems his crown and widow’s peak are at a more advanced stage of thinning than his vertex.

Options for dealing with hair loss on top

Non-surgical male hair loss treatment programmes, featuring MHRA and FDA approved medications, are a popular option with men worried about thinning and preventing baldness. This can generally produce results for most men, as long as there is hair there to work with.

By utilising two clinically-proven drugs – finasteride 1mg and minoxidil – as their base, custom treatment courses can be tailored for each client, according to their pattern and level of shedding, their medical and lifestyle requirements. At Belgravia the DHT-blocking tablet finasteride 1mg is often paired with recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil, which is applied directly to the scalp, to help encourage regrowth. Belgravia experts find it to be particularly useful when treating stubborn areas of male pattern hair loss, such as a receding hairline or a thinning crown.

Complementary hair growth boosters used alongside the prescribed medications can further augment this approach, which has been effective for many clients who decided that hair loss was not for them. These range from low level laser therapy – LLLT – which can be used at home via a handheld device with a patented combing mechanism, to nutritional support from Belgravia’s exclusive hair growth supplements, Hair Vitalics for Men.

In order for this combined approach to be effective it is crucial that the hair follicles are still functioning. If there are areas of baldness or scarring, a hair transplant may be worth considering. Even then, a pharmaceutical hair loss treatment course will be a vital part of the on-going aftercare. This is to prevent the hairs at the top of the scalp and hairline – which still remain subject to the effects of DHT – shedding around the new grafts. Failure to properly preserve the hair in this way may lead to the transplanted hairs ‘floating’ alone as an island, as the hair around them thins and falls away, giving an unnatural look. Something Pandev knows all about already – especially if he uses Twitter.


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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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Mr J, pictured, has seen amazing results since he started following his recommended plan.

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When hair loss strikes some men decide a transplant is the way to go, but surgery is not always the quick and permanent fix that many assume it to be.

There is little doubt that men’s hair restoration procedures, whether FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction – or FUT – Follicular Unit Transplantation – have become more advanced over the past decade. Surgeons have become more skilled at excavating follicles and implanting them where they are needed, thanks to technological developments in the devices used. But there’s a lot more to it than that.

Male pattern baldness and hair transplants

Areas of the scalp affected by male pattern hair loss baldness - Belgravia CentreMost men undergoing a hair transplant do so to combat the genetic condition Male Pattern Baldness. Hair is harvested from a donor area at the back of the scalp between the nape and the crown – the ‘occipital’ area, shown in grey here. This is because the hair in this area tends to be fuller, given it is not subject to the effects of the hormone DHT which causes thinning hair in cases of genetic hair loss. This only affects the follicles located around the top of the scalp and hairline.

Donor hairs are then ‘replanted’ into small incisions in the thinning or receding areas where grafts are required. Male pattern hair loss tends to appear in distinct patterns such as a receding hairline or as bald spot due to a thinning crown, so these are the areas most commonly addressed by hair restoration surgeries.

It can take 12 to 18 months for the new grafts to take properly and for normal hair growth to become noticeable. However, how successful an operation of this kind will be in the long-term depends on a whole host of factors, crucially including how he approaches preventing baldness after the op.

Many men think that simply by getting a hair transplant this will permanently cure for their hair loss but that is rarely the case,” says senior Belgravia hair loss specialist, Leonora Doclis. “It is important for those with androgenetic alopecia – male pattern hair loss – to understand why they are losing hair in the first place and why the hair surrounding the new grafts at the top of their scalp will continue to thin and eventually fall out unless specific steps are taken to intervene.”

The ‘specific steps’, Doclis mentions are following a pharmaceutial hair loss treatment course. At Belgravia these feature the once-a-day DHT-blocking tablet finasteride 1mg and topical applications of recommended high strength minoxidil formulations. These are often also combined with the use of additional hair growth boosters to help the hair reach its full potential.

Hair loss after hair restoration surgery

Any man who has a hair transplant will likely see their new hair shedding again in a relatively short time – but often this is nothing to worry about. Any operation can cause temporary hairloss from a condition called Telogen Effluvium which tends to present around three months after the trigger, and lasts for no more than six months. The implanted hairs will also shed as part of the follicle’s bedding in process. Again, this is rarely anything to be concerned about as they are likely shedding in order to make way for thicker, stronger hair to grow through.

What is key for men wanting to preserve the look of their new hair and prevent hair loss moving forward, however, is to follow an aftercare programme.  Generally this takes the form of the same hair loss treatment course their surgeon likely recommended using for at least six months ahead of the procedure. This usually means no break in taking finasteride 1mg tablets, with minoxidil use stopping just before the operation and resuming once the scalp has healed.

If the transplanted areas do not provide the right look or level of hair density that the client was expecting, or if another area starts to look thinner and a further top up is required, it is common to have another hair restoration procedure. Whilst for some men one hair transplant is enough, this is not the case for everyone. Two or three can be normal. This is only possible, however, if there is sufficient donor hair available.

Everton footballer and celebrity hair transplant poster boy, Wayne Rooney is believed to have had at least two restoration ops. Actor James Nesbitt has admitted to having two hair transplants, whilst Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte has had three hair transplants to try and fix his thinning hair. The Daily Mail states that his third was necessary because of two earlier “botched” operations in his native Italy. Reality TV star Calum Best has also had three hair restoration surgeries, and tweeted that he could have no more following his third transplant. He didn’t explain why, but the most obvious reason is that he has exhausted his donor areas.

Any man considering dealing with his hair loss is made aware of the best options for his specific situation during a consultation with specialist. This includes whether or not the surgical route may be beneficial. Even though Belgravia specialises in non-surgical hair loss treatment programmes, anyone visiting our London hair loss clinics who decides to investigate this option further can be referred on to a reputable surgeon for advice and assessment.


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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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