Justin Bieber, teen heart throb and singing sensation, has controversially suggested that Prince William should be seeking hair loss treatment. In an interview with Roll Rollacoaster magazine, the 18 year-old Canadian said, “I don’t know why he doesn’t just get those things, those products?”
He went on, “You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. Have you not got it over here?”
Hair loss treatment requires genuine expertise
Although partially right with his suggestion, there are many more factors to consider for men losing hair before suggesting a course of treatment, which Bieber is not qualified to do. In order to create a successful treatment plan, it is essential that a proper diagnosis of the cause of the hair loss is obtained, along with other medical details which may affect treatment.
In Prince William’s case, his hair loss appears to be a classic case of male pattern baldness, characterised by a receding hairline and a distinct bald patch developing on the crown. By far the most common cause of hair loss in men, male pattern baldness, or Androgenic Alopecia to give the condition is scientific name, affects millions of people across the world.
Androgenic Alopecia is a genetically inherited condition that sees the male hormone testosterone converted into a secondary compound nicknamed DHT. For people like Prince William who are genetically pre-disposed to Androgenic Alopecia, DHT goes on to attack their hair follicles, causing them to shrink and the attached hair to fall out. Over time more and more follicles shrink, preventing hair from regrowing and resulting in the development of distinctive bald patches.
Not just Propecia
As Justin Bieber pointed out, Propecia has a proven track record of successfully treating hair loss conditions, but it is just one of two medications licensed for treating hair loss. Choosing the right one depends on the specific needs of the patient and it is therefore critical that any man or woman experiencing hair loss seeks professional advice before commencing treatment.
One of the other medications used by The Belgravia Centre when treating hair loss with a high degree of success is Minoxidil. The clinic produces special extra-strength formulations with hair growth additives that aren’t available anywhere else. The actual chemical effect of Minoxidil is different to Propecia, but the clinical outcome is similar – reduced hair loss and a greater degree of natural regrowth.
The custom treatment plans created by The Belgravia Centre also include the use of unique Hair Growth Boosters to provide all of the building blocks for healthy hair growth. To find out more about our fully personalised treatment plans, call us today on 0800 077 6666 or contact us online.
For Prince William, the news isn’t all bad. He’s married to the stunning Kate Middleton, and Hollywood star Jennifer Anniston told London radio station Capital FM she thought he was “gorgeous”. Bieber, however, may have jumped the gun with his criticism of hair loss – by the age of 20, one-fifth of men experience some thinning, so as his age increases he may find himself affected by hair loss too. But hey, at least he knows what to do!