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A Cure For Baldness: Worth Waiting For?

bald manCertain patients who visit Belgravia for a consultation are initially hesitant to begin treatment based on the idea that a cure for baldness could be just around the corner (or around several corners after that one!). So, is the gamble worthwhile?

There are currently no preventative medications for treating hair loss, nor is there a definitive ‘cure’ for male pattern hair loss. This is the most common type of hair loss, and it can be treated consistently in order to prevent its progression and to regrow thinning hair, but the hair loss treatment must be maintained to keep the benefits.

A Risky Business

Hair loss stands a better chance of being treated successfully the earlier you address the thinning (or the receding hairline). This is due to the fact that pattern hair loss occurs when the  hormone DHT attacks hair follicles atop the scalp, leading to follicular miniaturisation, which in turns leads to visibly thinner, weaker hair being produced.

Eventually, the hair follicles cease to produce hair altogether, and at this point the hair loss cannot be treated medically, instead requiring a surgical hair transplant procedure. So, in order to prevent your follicles reaching this point of no return, it’s important to begin treatment before this stage is reached.

Propecia, one of two medications that have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA as a hair loss treatment, works by blocking DHT, preventing further miniaturisation. Propecia needs to be taken continually in order to be effective, but can halt hair loss for many years.

The Proven Approach

For those who want to regrow thinning hair, a second medication called minoxidil can be used alongside Propecia. Minoxidil appears to work by stimulating the follicle to begin producing healthy hair once again, and a hair loss specialist would be able to recommend an ideal daily dosage based on your individual condition, up to our 12.5% minoxidil cream for particularly stubborn patches of thinning.

So, rather than waiting it out for a miracle cure for baldness, something that could be many years away, if it’s even possible, a bespoke Belgravia treatment programme could halt hair loss and regrow thinning hair. Vastly cheaper than a hair transplant and more reliable than a cure that is yet to be invented, the medical approach to treating hair loss is the clinically proven way.

The Belgravia Centre—————————————————————————————————–

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.

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