One of the most common signs of hair loss in men is a thinning crown, which can develop over time into a ‘bald spot‘. Whilst this manifestation of male pattern hair loss, the type of balding that affects 95% of men with hair loss, is easy to diagnose and treat, patches of hair loss elsewhere on the head are a little more complicated.
Depending on how the hair loss looks, various different root causes could be identified. If the patch of loss has appeared suddenly and there doesn’t seem to be any other symptoms such as flaky skin, it may be that you’re experiencing alopecia areata. This type of hair loss is thought to be caused by an auto-immune disorder that causes the affected hair follicles to rapidly enter the telogen (resting) phase of the hair cycle sooner than they would otherwise have done, and subsequently shed sooner, too.
Although you may not have heard of this type of hair loss, it’s relatively common and can affect as many as 1 in 1000 people at some point in their lives. Depending on the severity of your individual condition, a hair loss treatment programme containing Belgravia’s 12.5% minoxidil is generally the most effective means of treating the hair loss.
A free consultation with one of our hair loss specialists can determine whether or not attempting to reverse your condition is feasible. As seen in the picture accompanying this article, treatment can potentially yield brilliant results.
However, if your hair loss has other symptoms such as a flaky scalp or a bad smell, it might be that a fungal infection is to blame. Called Tinea Capitis and also known as ringworm of the scalp, the condition first appears as a raised red ring which feels itchy and uncomfortable, with dandruff potentially also becoming an issue.
Tinea Capitis should be treated with oral anti-fungal prescription drugs, which should address the problem and allow the scalp to heal and hair to grow back over time. If you’re unsure as to what is causing your hair loss, or want to find out whether it can be medically treated, a hair loss specialist can help advise you.
A medical-based hair loss treatment programme would involve at least one medication, such as minoxidil, which has been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA as a hair loss treatment. Belgravia’s pharmaceutical laboratory produces liquids and high strength minoxidil creams that can be tailored to your exact treatment needs.
Alongside minoxidil, a second proven hair loss medication, Propecia, can also be prescribed for men under certain circumstances. Your hair loss specialist can also recommend certain hair growth boosters that can ensure that your hair is kept in its optimum condition, such as the nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics and a selection of shampoos and conditioners for every hair and scalp type.
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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.