He may have relocated to the other side of the pond, but British actor Paul Bettany remained firmly in the public eye this week as he was papped out enjoying the sunshine with his daughter. Bettany, who was the voice of Jarvis in the Iron Man movie franchise and has had many roles in big name films such as the Da Vinci Code, also seems to be dealing with thinning hair.
The Hair Loss Code
Whilst many might associate male pattern hair loss with a bald spot or receding hairline, a general thinning over the top of the scalp is often the way that this type of hair loss manifests itself. However, it’s also true that the Wimbledon star may have a beginnings of a receding hairline.
What is apparent, though, is that Bettany’s hair is becoming thinner. This is due to the action of the powerful androgen hormone DHT, which causes follicular miniaturisation atop the scalp, leading to thinner, weaker, ‘baby’ hair being produced where healthy hair once grew. Because DHT occurs naturally in the body, it will continue to attack the hair follicle, and eventually no more hair can be grown.
If Paul wanted to prevent his hair loss from progressing to baldness, he could block DHT using the proven hair loss medication Propecia. This daily oral tablet has been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA as a hair loss treatment, and for many patients it can halt the progression of hair loss.
Keeping Your Hair On
However, in order to give himself the best chance of not only halting hair loss but regrowing hair, a second medication called minoxidil (which is the only other hair loss treatment approved by the UK and US medical regulatory bodies) can be used alongside Propecia.
Minoxidil works by stimulating new hair growth where it’s applied. Whereas Propecia comes in a standard daily dose, minoxidil can be varied depending on the individual case of hair loss. Belgravia has found our extra-strength minoxidil cream to be particularly effective for regrowing a receding hairline.
So, a combination of Propecia and minoxidil would potentially be able to regrow Bettany’s thinning hair and prevent further hairline recession. When used as part of a bespoke hair loss treatment plan that also contains certain treatment boosters to ensure good hair health, these medications give men the best chance possible of preventing baldness without the need for a surgical hair transplant.
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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.