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‘Can Hereditary Hair Loss Be Stopped or Reversed?’

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Name: Himanshu

Question: I am having the hair loss through due to heridity because my grand parents and parents having, I am at the age of 18, can my hair loss be stopped or also it can be reversible.

Answer: Hi, Himanshu. If your hair loss is genetic then there are steps you can take to stabilise the shedding and promote regrowth. The earlier treatment is sought, the better so your age is definitely in your favour.

There are two clinically-proven treatments that can be extremely effective in dealing with male pattern baldness. These are finasteride 1mg and minoxidil. As you are 18 years of age, you are old enough to use both of these if you are also confirmed to be otherwise suitable.

The reason for hair thinning in cases of hereditary hairloss is something called the ‘miniaturisation process’. This occurs when an enzyme in the body called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) binds to the hair follicles around the top of the scalp in people with the ‘balding gene’. The DHT gradually weakens and wears down the hair, making it look thinner and leading to balding.

Finasteride 1mg is a daily oral tablet which helps prevent further shedding by inhibiting DHT. Belgravia male hair loss treatment courses are customised to each client’s individual needs but will feature some formulation of high strength minoxidil. This vasodilator is applied directly to the scalp to accelerate regrowth and is particularly effective on stubborn areas such as a receding hairline or a thinning crown. Further hair growth boosters can also be used alongside the pharmaceutical treatments to maximise your efforts at reversing 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. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from 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 success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

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21st October, 2016 at 5:52 pm


Keeping fingers crossed, I've tried everything...

21st October, 2016 at 8:37 pm


I’ve tried finasteride – paid in bitcoins btw – and I just started my second month so right now it’s a waiting game.

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