An infographic based on a Fryday poll has revealed that 87% of British men are unaware that there are clinically proven medical hair loss treatments available to them to prevent baldness. The results also revealed that despite being the most likely of all European men to experience hair loss, they are the most likely to avoid treatment.
This information is worrying, as hair loss is harder to treat the longer that it’s left to develop. Male pattern hair loss occurs when men with a genetic predisposition (inherited from the family tree) are sensitive to the powerful androgen hormone DHT.
Brits In The Dark
DHT causes follicular miniaturisation atop the scalp, leading to follicle damage that means that weaker, wispsy ‘baby’ hairs are produced.
Because pattern hair loss is down to genetics (although you can carry the gene without expressing it, and it is thought that certain environmental factors such as stress can trigger the early onset of pattern hair loss) there is no way to ‘cure’ it. However, a hair loss treatment plan that contains at least one medication that has been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA (the UK and US medical regulatory bodies) can both halt hair loss and regrow thinning areas.
Because there are so many supposed hair loss treatments on the market that on closer inspection merely claim to improve the condition or apparent thickness of existing hair, many men feel overwhelmed by choice and put off committing to a treatment.
Clinically Proven Medications
Only two medications carry the approval of the key bodies mentioned above, and due to being highly complementary they can be used simultaneously.
The first of these medications, Propecia, works by blocking DHT. Providing that DHT is blocked before the area of scalp you wish to treat becomes shiny and bald, there is every chance that follicles can be treated successfully to halt the rate of hair loss.
Propecia is great for treating an all over thinning of the top of the head, but it has little effect on a receding hairline, which is where the second medication minoxidil comes in useful. This topical liquid, or high strength minoxidil cream for stubborn thinning, can stimulate hair growth even in damaged follicles providing that they haven’t scarred.
So, for men confused about what options are open to them, they should ensure that any hair loss treatment plan that they embark on contains either (or preferably both) Propecia and/or minoxidil. However, alongside these medications, there are a number of hair growth boosters which, whilst they cannot regrow hair when used alone, can contribute to all-round hair health in both existing hair and regrowth.
At Belgravia, we understand how daunting addressing your hair loss can be. That’s why we offer free consultations with no obligation to buy, where a hair loss specialist will diagnose you and recommend a course of treatment. We also offer a mail order service for patients unable to attend our London clinics: just fill in an online diagnostic form and someone will contact you to discuss your hair loss.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, 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 hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.