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Thinning Hair in Women - HairstylesName: Natasha

Question: I am suffering from hair loss. My hairs are getting thin. I don’t know what to do i am just 18. I don’t know the exact problem. Please help.!

Answer: Hi, Natasha. There are a number of hair loss conditions – some permanent, many temporary – that can cause thinning hair in women.

This type of shedding, that results in a decrease in hair density, can be linked to stress, diet, an underlying illness or side effect from medication – which usually cause Telogen Effluvium – or your genetics – which causes Female Pattern Hair Loss.

The easiest way to tell the two conditions apart are that whilst Telogen Effluvium causes diffuse thinning from all over the scalp and lasts no longer than six months, Female Pattern Hair Loss is a permanent condition which only affects the top of the head and hairline. Hair loss treatment courses are available to help deal with both of these conditions.

If you are unsure as to where precisely the shedding is located, we recommend you keep an eye on this as with temporary hair loss conditions the hair will often regrow naturally within three to six months. If you are still concerned after this time, have a professional consultation in order to get a diagnosis and relevant treatment recommendations. You are of course welcome to come in sooner if it would help to give you peace of mind.


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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

female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 19 01 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Georgina, pictured, is thrilled with the condition of her hair and her regrowth to date, saying she is “delighted with how healthy it feels!”

Find out what she had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hereditary hair loss in women by clicking the buttons 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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Washing Hair - Shampoo - Scalp - DandruffName: Mohammed

Question: I am losing about 100 hair a days since 2 months. Especially, when I wake up from bed, I see around 30 hair on my pillow. I`m really worried and depressed. I have consulted dermatologist she prescribed me vichy dercos noegenic shampoo and to avoid hair oil. It’s making my scalp too much dry and increasing my hair fall. Please suggest shall I opt for Sebamed Anti-dandruff shampoo

Answer: Hi Mohammed, it is absolutely normal to lose around 100 hairs per day so what you describe does not sound like anything to worry about. It sounds like your dermatologist has prescribed you treatments to deal with a scalp condition rather than hair loss.

If you have a problem with dandruff then by all means try anti-dandruff shampoos that are designed for frequent use as they will be more gentle on the hair and scalp. Some formulations are designed to be used every other day or twice per week, however, you can still wash your hair in between these times; just take care to use a shampoo that is suited to your hair type. Please do note that shampoo will not treat hair loss though.

If your hair fall increases and you are still concerned about losing your hair then we recommend you have a consultation with a specialist. They will be able to assess you, diagnose any hair loss condition and explain any scalp issues you may be experiencing. This will at the very least help to put your mind at rest and provide you with options for a plan of action to address these issues.


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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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Throw a dart at the average family’s weekly grocery shopping list and it’s likely that whatever item you hit will have been hailed at some point as a miracle cure for hair loss.

Garlic, cinnamon, honey, onions– they’ve all been singled out as magical treatment options for those with the genetic conditions Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss, and sometimes as cures for the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata, too. This is a very different condition to these hereditary ones, and much rarer too – though far from uncommon.

Turmeric promoted as hair loss treatment

Turmeric - Spice - Hair LossWarming spices are traditionally believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. As certain hair loss conditions can involve inflammation of the hair follicles, this often leads people to believe that spices such as ginger and turmeric – which has become particularly popular among the health conscious – can treat hair loss. Though, alas, it is not quite that simple.

Recently a press release from a Vegas-based herbal supplement company hailed turmeric as “a potential natural alternative for hair loss.”

The article cites unnamed studies in which it states “researchers tried turmeric essential oils in the potential treatment of Alopecia Areata.” Two success stories were apparently recorded – one patient achieving “peach fuzz” on the head with the other seemingly enjoying freshly-grown locks of hair.

What should also be noted, however, is that in many cases of this autoimmune hair loss condition the hair regrows naturally within up to twelve months.

Although the precise reason for this disorder, which can cause patchy hairloss anywhere on the scalp, is unknown, triggers include sudden shock or trauma. The body responds by suspending non-critical processes, such as the hair growth cycle, leaving hair production stuck in the dormant phase where hair sheds with no new hair being produced to replace it. In the majority of cases normal hair growth will resume of its own accord, but this is not always the case. Unfortunately, and frustratingly for those affected, it is impossible to predict which outcome is likely.

As such, whether the turmeric supplements being promoted actively helped to promote hair growth, or if it was simple coincidence, is unknown.

Natural hair loss cure myths

Sadly, the internet is awash with unsubstantiated reports that claim to prove the efficacy of natural products as a cure for hair loss. This can be extremely misleading given there is currently no cure for alopecia areata nor for androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss). What is certainly true is that following a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals and other natural products can improve the condition of both the scalp and the hair. What none of these can do, however, is reverse hair loss. Luckily, however, many hair loss conditions can be treated.

Minoxidiil and Finasteride 1mg tablets - hair loss treatment SMALLThere are only two clinically-proven hair loss treatments available for Male Pattern Baldness – finasteride 1mg and minoxidil – and these are both also MHRA and FDA approved for this purpose. Minoxidil, which is a topical solution applied directly to the scalp where needed, can also be used to treat Female Pattern Hair Loss and in both cases these can be augmented with hair growth boosters.

These include low-power laser treatment delivered by a patented hand-held device called the HairMax LaserComb, and also Belgravia’s proprietary dietary supplements – Hair Vitalics – which contain a blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to promote nourished hair and a healthy scalp.

Despite minoxidil being medically-proven and approved for the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss, it is widely known to help other conditions. One of which is Alopecia Areata. At Belgravia our approach to alopecia areata treatment involves using individually recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil tailored to each client’s particular needs. This has resulted in many Success Stories with clients often achieving full regrowth.

Whether or not turmeric does have magical hair growing properties remains to be scientifically investigated. There is certainly a chance it can promote healthy hair – just a few months ago, in fact, a nutritionist in Japan made a claim for curry (and the spices that go into it) being one of the reasons that Japanese and Indian men have relatively low baldness rates. As was pointed out at the time, however, the argument falls flat by dint of sheer common sense: no matter how much curry Japanese people eat, it is probably far less than in the UK, which is one of the baldest nations on earth.


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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

male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 18 01 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Simon has seen regrowth appearing at the crown, top and hairline since he started his bespoke treatment 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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Hair Loss Women - PonytailName: Anon

Question: Hi. My cousin was around 2 when her head got burned from boiling oil. Her scalp got destroyed and there is a huge bald patch in the middle of her head. It can be covered up by tying her hair. Do you think there”s a chance of full hair growth? She’s 18 now and tiny hair follicles have grown but it has been 16 years and that’s all that has happened

Answer: Hi there. Unfortunately it is unlikely that hair growth will occur as, in burns cases such as this, the hair loss is often permanent due to a condition called scarring alopecia – also known as cicatricial alopecia.

This happens when the hair follicles are destroyed or weakened so severely that they stop functioning and can no longer produce hair. If the scalp takes on a smooth, shiny appearance where it was burnt, this is a sign of permanent baldness. Hair loss treatment requires active follicles in order to stimulate regrowth so is futile in these cases.

Sorry not to have better news for your cousin but there are treatments being developed that may potentially help this type of hair loss in the future. For now though, and most likely for the next few years, there are no effective means of treating hair loss where scar tissue is involved.

We would recommend caution in wearing the hair in a ponytail too often as this can stress the follicles, causing further hair loss from the condition traction alopecia. Perhaps your cousin could speak to her hairdresser to get some suggestions for looser hairstyles and cuts that may help to disguise her bald patch without causing so much strain to her hair follicles. Although traction alopecia treatment is available, this hair loss condition is fully preventable so – particularly if your cousin is already sensitive about her hair loss – it is worth looking into a range of styles she can alternate in order to avoid this happening.


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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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British firm Paxman have been given a huge boost with the release of clinical trial data which shows their “cold cap” device can help women avoid hair loss caused by cancer drugs.

Announced last month at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in Texas, the data showed that the company’s scalp-cooling system, known as Orbis, prevented associated hair fall in just over half of the women who used it during breast cancer treatment. All forty-seven women in a control group – who did not use the device – lost their hair during chemotherapy treatment.

The system works by having the patient wear a helmet, known as a ‘cold cap’, during chemo to chill the scalp to extremely low temperatures. By doing so, blood circulation to the scalp is temporarily minimised, meaning the cancer-fighting drugs that are carried in the bloodstream are prevented from reaching the follicles.

Paxman Scap Cooling Cold Cap Hair Loss Prevention SystemSeveral cities involved

The trial was named The Scalp Cooling Alopecia Prevention (SCALP) trial and took place across several American clinics last year; all participants had stage one or two breast cancer. The trials were headed up by Julie Nangia, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Reporting from the event, Reuters quoted Ms Nangia as saying: “Scalp cooling devices are highly effective and should become available to women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy.

On the back of the announcement, Paxman is now seeking FDA clearance for its system, which has already become a popular fixture at many cancer hospitals in the UK. in fact, the company say that their scalp cooling technology is now used in more than 2,000 clinics, hospitals and treatment centres around the world. In the US, a similar device known as the DigniCap has already been cleared for use.

Responding to the San Antonia announcement on Paxman’s website, their CEO Richard Paxman said: “With society’s emphasis on a woman’s appearance and the cultural significance of a woman’s hair, it is no wonder that women find the prospect of losing their hair as one of the most distressing aspects of the disease (cancer) and its treatment.

“It is such an honour that our clinical trial findings used in the FDA submission were chosen to be presented as a late-breaking abstract at SABCS. This is a real privilege for not only the researchers involved but for all the patients that took part in the trials.

Slower to catch on in US

Reuters states that Nangia noted during the San Antonio event how scalp cooling technology had been slower to catch on in the US than Europe, due in part to some concerns about the potential for cancer spreading to the scalp. However, they point out that assurance was given at the event by briefing moderator Dr Kent Osborne, who said: “We have tons of data from different trials looking at the site of first recurrence in patients with stage 1 or 2 breast cancer and I don’t think we found a single patient that recurred in the scalp only, ever.”

Hopefully, the day will soon come where no woman – or man – needs to lose their hair during chemotherapy treatment, but until then there is a faintly promising statistic for those who aren’t able to use or aren’t suitable for cold cap treatment. That is the fact that more that three quarters of women who lose their hair during chemotherapy see it grow back naturally within a year.

Sometimes cancer survivors choose to pursue a treatment programme at a recognised hair loss clinic such as Belgravia, in order to spur their regrowth along. This is often possible but only as long as their oncologist provides written permission that this is a suitable option in light of the patient’s overall medical history.


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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

female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 16 01 2017 2A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Lots of new growth can be seen in this happy patient’s month 4 check-up photoscans.

Find out what she had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hereditary hair loss in women by clicking the buttons 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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Alopecia Barbae - Facial Hair Loss - Bald Patches in BeardName: DJ Holli

Question: Hi, I have had two lower wisdom teeth removed. This was in April 2016, well in August 2016 I have noticed patches of hair missing from my beard. Do you think this is connected and how long will it be for the hair to grow back?

Answer:  Hi, DJ. It is hard to say for definite but, whilst possible, as it sounds like you are experiencing alopecia barbae – alopecia areata of the beard – it seems unlikely the two are linked.

Alopecia barbae is an autoimmune condition that displays as rounded bald patches in the beard and can present quickly following shock or trauma. As your bald patches have taken three months to appear this is unlikely to be the cause, or at least the sole cause, unless there were on-going after effects such as tooth infection which you have not mentioned here.

Hair loss that follows around three months after a sudden shock or huge stress tends to affect the scalp only and is known as telogen effluvium. This also causes hair thinning rather than defined bald patches.

We cannot treat facial hair loss here at Belgravia so recommend you speak to your GP if you are concerned. They should be able to prescribe a steroid cream to help your condition although generally this hair will regrow naturally within 12 months. It may come back white or yellowish at first due to an initial lack of pigmentation, but this usually rectifies itself within a few 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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At the start of each new year, once the hangovers have cleared, many of us turn our attention to defining goals for the year ahead and devise a set of New Year’s Resolutions. Along with the usual suspects of losing weight, exercising regularly and eating more healthily, there is also another change many people seek to make… Each January Belgravia sees an influx of men and women who hope to tick off dealing with hair loss from their list.

Yet, despite the initial good intentions, these plans for self-improvement or lifestyle changes often do not come to fruition. According to research from Waze, 19th January is the day by which New Year resolutions tend to be broken by.

In order to help motivate those who want to tackle issues with hair thinning or sudden hair fall, we have compiled some advice below that may help to put you on the right track.

TrichocheckGet a professional diagnosis of your hair loss condition

They say the first step is the hardest but at Belgravia we aim to make it as easy as possible. If you are concerned about losing your hair, let a hair loss specialist assess you. This can be done free of charge at one of our Central London hair loss clinics. Alternatively, if you are based elsewhere in the UK or abroad you can complete a quick Online Consultation form which allows you to upload photos from your computer, phone or tablet.

We often hear from clients how just having someone listen to their concerns then give them a clear picture as to what was happening – from the type of hair loss condition to advice on how to treat it – can be extremely comforting. Equally, knowing that expert support is available can also be a huge relief, particularly when dealing with such a sensitive and personal subject. Once you’ve taken this first step you will be in full possession of the facts and can decide what action to take.

Be honest about what you will do

Following their initial consultation, a hair loss specialist will provide you with recommendations for treatments, products and formulations they believe to be best-suited to your precise condition, pattern and level of shedding. It is important to be honest about what you realistically will – and what you will not – use. That way a hair loss treatment course can be tailored to your exact needs and situation, making it more likely that you will use it regularly – which is key.

We find that when clients’ results are not going quite to plan it is often because they have been skipping treatments or have stopped and started again,” explains senior Belgravia hair loss specialist Leonora Doclis. “Just like buying new trainers won’t make you fit, it’s no use having treatments if you’re not going to use them. This is why we aim to provide the best and most convenient course possible – to encourage regular usage. Using the treatments exactly as explained is crucial in order to give yourself the opportunity of seeing maximum results.

Once they have put their mind to it, some clients like to go full steam ahead with a comprehensive treatment course from the get go. Others prefer to start off with a more streamlined routine and build it up with additional hair growth boosters as they go along. Both are completely viable options and ones that your dedicated specialist and Treatment Advisor can discuss with you.

Get into a routine

To start with, it is worth considering the advice of AXA PPP healthcare psychologist, David Williams: “It’s key to pinpoint what you are really looking to achieve. Once you’ve found that out, set a few short term goals that add up to the main goal.” 

So, for instance your first goal could be to get professional hair loss advice regarding your condition and looking into treatment options. Your second goal could be starting a hair loss treatment plan, with your third goal of seeing results – from stabilisation of existing thinning or receding, to initial signs of regrowth – set to coincide with your first quarterly check up.

Fit your treatments into your lifestyle so that using them daily becomes a habit. If you are using applications of high strength minoxidil, we often recommend leaving this in the bathroom near your toothbrush so that you can apply it quickly before cleaning your teeth. If you are using a LaserComb booster device you can use this whilst watching one of your favourite TV shows so that, again, it becomes a regular habit. We have also heard from clients who keep theirs in their car’s glove compartment so that they can use it when they’re stuck in traffic – a fantastic way to multitask!

Depending on how advanced the hair loss is when treatment is started it can take three to six months – or twelve in some extreme cases – to start seeing results. Meaning those who start their new treatment courses in January should start to see visible progress by Easter time and, should they continue, by the Summer they should have to worry less about sunburned scalps!


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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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20 Jan

Success Story Alert! New Female Hair Loss Treatment Entry

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. Georgina, pictured, is thrilled with the condition of her hair and her regrowth to date, saying she is “delighted with how healthy it feels!” Find out what she had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more […]

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20 Jan

‘Will Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Stop Hair Loss?’

Name: Mohammed Question: I am losing about 100 hair a days since 2 months. Especially, when I wake up from bed, I see around 30 hair on my pillow. I`m really worried and depressed. I have consulted dermatologist she prescribed me vichy dercos noegenic shampoo and to avoid hair oil. It’s making my scalp too much dry and […]

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20 Jan

Is Turmeric an Effective Natural Hair Loss Treatment?

Throw a dart at the average family’s weekly grocery shopping list and it’s likely that whatever item you hit will have been hailed at some point as a miracle cure for hair loss. Garlic, cinnamon, honey, onions– they’ve all been singled out as magical treatment options for those with the genetic conditions Male Pattern Baldness […]

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