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Thinning Hair - Thin Ponytail - Women's Hair LossName: Payal

Question: This article helped me to understand the possible cause of my hair fall . It suddenly started around a month back and I feel I have only half the amount of hair left . Also my scalp hurts when I go with a high ponytail which never happened earlier . I get around 8 to 9 hours of sleep daily but these days I have started sleeping late and then getting up late . Is it that shifting my sleeping time is making my scalp weak ?

Answer: Hi, Payal. A month is a short period of time in which to experience what sounds like fairly drastic hair loss from what you say here.

If your scalp is also hurting it suggests you may have an underlying health issue and/or scalp condition. The shift in sleep patterns should have little to no effect on your hair as you are still getting a good amount of sleep on a regular basis.

There are a number of illnesses and disorders that can cause intense shedding over a short period of time and it is more likely that this is the reason for your hair fall. This is due to a temporary condition called Telogen Effluvium which causes thinning hair from all over the scalp and a noticeable drop in hair density. It can be triggered by stress placed on the body – emotional or due to an illness or medication side effect – or a sudden shock, as well as other issues such as dietary imbalances.

Usually the hair starts to shed around three months after the trigger incident so if you think back to four months ago you may be able to determine the cause yourself. If not then a specialist can work with you to diagnose the condition and likely cause. They can also discuss the options for telogen effluvium treatment with you although in most cases the hair will grow back naturally in around three months time. It is often best to have this type of hair loss checked out as it can exacerbate or accelerate female pattern hair loss in those who have an existing genetic predisposition to this hereditary condition.

If you are scraping your hair back tightly into a ponytail then there is the possibility that you may have a sensitive scalp that is being aggravated by your hairstyle. If you wear your hair like this frequently there is also a possibility of Traction Alopecia. This occurs when excessive strain is placed on the follicles and it can present simultaneously alongside other hair loss conditions. One of its primary causes is regularly wearing tight hairstyles, including high ponytails.

Traction Alopecia mostly affects the hairline, causing it to recede particulalry around the temples, and can cause thinning or hair breakage at the point where the style is secured. Whilst effective traction alopecia treatment is available, this is a fully preventable condition so consider wearing your hair more loosely, at least every other day, in order to give your follicles a rest. If it is determined that you do have a number of conditions that are contributing to your hair fall, a hair loss specialist will be able to tailor a treatment course to your precise needs, including for any scalp issues, as there are treatment options for all the conditions mentioned here.


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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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Thinning Hair in Women - HairstylesName: Natasha

Question: I am suffering from hair loss. My hairs are getting thin. I don’t know what to do i am just 18. I don’t know the exact problem. Please help.!

Answer: Hi, Natasha. There are a number of hair loss conditions – some permanent, many temporary – that can cause thinning hair in women.

This type of shedding, that results in a decrease in hair density, can be linked to stress, diet, an underlying illness or side effect from medication – which usually cause Telogen Effluvium – or your genetics – which causes Female Pattern Hair Loss.

The easiest way to tell the two conditions apart are that whilst Telogen Effluvium causes diffuse thinning from all over the scalp and lasts no longer than six months, Female Pattern Hair Loss is a permanent condition which only affects the top of the head and hairline. Hair loss treatment courses are available to help deal with both of these conditions.

If you are unsure as to where precisely the shedding is located, we recommend you keep an eye on this as with temporary hair loss conditions the hair will often regrow naturally within three to six months. If you are still concerned after this time, have a professional consultation in order to get a diagnosis and relevant treatment recommendations. You are of course welcome to come in sooner if it would help to give you peace of mind.


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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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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 19 01 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Georgina, pictured, is thrilled with the condition of her hair and her regrowth to date, saying she is “delighted with how healthy it feels!”

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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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Throw a dart at the average family’s weekly grocery shopping list and it’s likely that whatever item you hit will have been hailed at some point as a miracle cure for hair loss.

Garlic, cinnamon, honey, onions– they’ve all been singled out as magical treatment options for those with the genetic conditions Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss, and sometimes as cures for the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata, too. This is a very different condition to these hereditary ones, and much rarer too – though far from uncommon.

Turmeric promoted as hair loss treatment

Turmeric - Spice - Hair LossWarming spices are traditionally believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. As certain hair loss conditions can involve inflammation of the hair follicles, this often leads people to believe that spices such as ginger and turmeric – which has become particularly popular among the health conscious – can treat hair loss. Though, alas, it is not quite that simple.

Recently a press release from a Vegas-based herbal supplement company hailed turmeric as “a potential natural alternative for hair loss.”

The article cites unnamed studies in which it states “researchers tried turmeric essential oils in the potential treatment of Alopecia Areata.” Two success stories were apparently recorded – one patient achieving “peach fuzz” on the head with the other seemingly enjoying freshly-grown locks of hair.

What should also be noted, however, is that in many cases of this autoimmune hair loss condition the hair regrows naturally within up to twelve months.

Although the precise reason for this disorder, which can cause patchy hairloss anywhere on the scalp, is unknown, triggers include sudden shock or trauma. The body responds by suspending non-critical processes, such as the hair growth cycle, leaving hair production stuck in the dormant phase where hair sheds with no new hair being produced to replace it. In the majority of cases normal hair growth will resume of its own accord, but this is not always the case. Unfortunately, and frustratingly for those affected, it is impossible to predict which outcome is likely.

As such, whether the turmeric supplements being promoted actively helped to promote hair growth, or if it was simple coincidence, is unknown.

Natural hair loss cure myths

Sadly, the internet is awash with unsubstantiated reports that claim to prove the efficacy of natural products as a cure for hair loss. This can be extremely misleading given there is currently no cure for alopecia areata nor for androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss). What is certainly true is that following a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals and other natural products can improve the condition of both the scalp and the hair. What none of these can do, however, is reverse hair loss. Luckily, however, many hair loss conditions can be treated.

Minoxidiil and Finasteride 1mg tablets - hair loss treatment SMALLThere are only two clinically-proven hair loss treatments available for Male Pattern Baldness – finasteride 1mg and minoxidil – and these are both also MHRA and FDA approved for this purpose. Minoxidil, which is a topical solution applied directly to the scalp where needed, can also be used to treat Female Pattern Hair Loss and in both cases these can be augmented with hair growth boosters.

These include low-power laser treatment delivered by a patented hand-held device called the HairMax LaserComb, and also Belgravia’s proprietary dietary supplements – Hair Vitalics – which contain a blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to promote nourished hair and a healthy scalp.

Despite minoxidil being medically-proven and approved for the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss, it is widely known to help other conditions. One of which is Alopecia Areata. At Belgravia our approach to alopecia areata treatment involves using individually recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil tailored to each client’s particular needs. This has resulted in many Success Stories with clients often achieving full regrowth.

Whether or not turmeric does have magical hair growing properties remains to be scientifically investigated. There is certainly a chance it can promote healthy hair – just a few months ago, in fact, a nutritionist in Japan made a claim for curry (and the spices that go into it) being one of the reasons that Japanese and Indian men have relatively low baldness rates. As was pointed out at the time, however, the argument falls flat by dint of sheer common sense: no matter how much curry Japanese people eat, it is probably far less than in the UK, which is one of the baldest nations on earth.


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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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Hair Loss Women - PonytailName: Anon

Question: Hi. My cousin was around 2 when her head got burned from boiling oil. Her scalp got destroyed and there is a huge bald patch in the middle of her head. It can be covered up by tying her hair. Do you think there”s a chance of full hair growth? She’s 18 now and tiny hair follicles have grown but it has been 16 years and that’s all that has happened

Answer: Hi there. Unfortunately it is unlikely that hair growth will occur as, in burns cases such as this, the hair loss is often permanent due to a condition called scarring alopecia – also known as cicatricial alopecia.

This happens when the hair follicles are destroyed or weakened so severely that they stop functioning and can no longer produce hair. If the scalp takes on a smooth, shiny appearance where it was burnt, this is a sign of permanent baldness. Hair loss treatment requires active follicles in order to stimulate regrowth so is futile in these cases.

Sorry not to have better news for your cousin but there are treatments being developed that may potentially help this type of hair loss in the future. For now though, and most likely for the next few years, there are no effective means of treating hair loss where scar tissue is involved.

We would recommend caution in wearing the hair in a ponytail too often as this can stress the follicles, causing further hair loss from the condition traction alopecia. Perhaps your cousin could speak to her hairdresser to get some suggestions for looser hairstyles and cuts that may help to disguise her bald patch without causing so much strain to her hair follicles. Although traction alopecia treatment is available, this hair loss condition is fully preventable so – particularly if your cousin is already sensitive about her hair loss – it is worth looking into a range of styles she can alternate in order to avoid this happening.


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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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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 16 01 2017 2A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Lots of new growth can be seen in this happy patient’s month 4 check-up photoscans.

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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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At the start of each new year, once the hangovers have cleared, many of us turn our attention to defining goals for the year ahead and devise a set of New Year’s Resolutions. Along with the usual suspects of losing weight, exercising regularly and eating more healthily, there is also another change many people seek to make… Each January Belgravia sees an influx of men and women who hope to tick off dealing with hair loss from their list.

Yet, despite the initial good intentions, these plans for self-improvement or lifestyle changes often do not come to fruition. According to research from Waze, 19th January is the day by which New Year resolutions tend to be broken by.

In order to help motivate those who want to tackle issues with hair thinning or sudden hair fall, we have compiled some advice below that may help to put you on the right track.

TrichocheckGet a professional diagnosis of your hair loss condition

They say the first step is the hardest but at Belgravia we aim to make it as easy as possible. If you are concerned about losing your hair, let a hair loss specialist assess you. This can be done free of charge at one of our Central London hair loss clinics. Alternatively, if you are based elsewhere in the UK or abroad you can complete a quick Online Consultation form which allows you to upload photos from your computer, phone or tablet.

We often hear from clients how just having someone listen to their concerns then give them a clear picture as to what was happening – from the type of hair loss condition to advice on how to treat it – can be extremely comforting. Equally, knowing that expert support is available can also be a huge relief, particularly when dealing with such a sensitive and personal subject. Once you’ve taken this first step you will be in full possession of the facts and can decide what action to take.

Be honest about what you will do

Following their initial consultation, a hair loss specialist will provide you with recommendations for treatments, products and formulations they believe to be best-suited to your precise condition, pattern and level of shedding. It is important to be honest about what you realistically will – and what you will not – use. That way a hair loss treatment course can be tailored to your exact needs and situation, making it more likely that you will use it regularly – which is key.

We find that when clients’ results are not going quite to plan it is often because they have been skipping treatments or have stopped and started again,” explains senior Belgravia hair loss specialist Leonora Doclis. “Just like buying new trainers won’t make you fit, it’s no use having treatments if you’re not going to use them. This is why we aim to provide the best and most convenient course possible – to encourage regular usage. Using the treatments exactly as explained is crucial in order to give yourself the opportunity of seeing maximum results.

Once they have put their mind to it, some clients like to go full steam ahead with a comprehensive treatment course from the get go. Others prefer to start off with a more streamlined routine and build it up with additional hair growth boosters as they go along. Both are completely viable options and ones that your dedicated specialist and Treatment Advisor can discuss with you.

Get into a routine

To start with, it is worth considering the advice of AXA PPP healthcare psychologist, David Williams: “It’s key to pinpoint what you are really looking to achieve. Once you’ve found that out, set a few short term goals that add up to the main goal.” 

So, for instance your first goal could be to get professional hair loss advice regarding your condition and looking into treatment options. Your second goal could be starting a hair loss treatment plan, with your third goal of seeing results – from stabilisation of existing thinning or receding, to initial signs of regrowth – set to coincide with your first quarterly check up.

Fit your treatments into your lifestyle so that using them daily becomes a habit. If you are using applications of high strength minoxidil, we often recommend leaving this in the bathroom near your toothbrush so that you can apply it quickly before cleaning your teeth. If you are using a LaserComb booster device you can use this whilst watching one of your favourite TV shows so that, again, it becomes a regular habit. We have also heard from clients who keep theirs in their car’s glove compartment so that they can use it when they’re stuck in traffic – a fantastic way to multitask!

Depending on how advanced the hair loss is when treatment is started it can take three to six months – or twelve in some extreme cases – to start seeing results. Meaning those who start their new treatment courses in January should start to see visible progress by Easter time and, should they continue, by the Summer they should have to worry less about sunburned scalps!


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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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“Monika Was such a nice person, she treated me in the kindest way possible. What I liked about Monika is she was honest with me and she told the truth without hiding anything. She clearly explained what the reason for my hair loss was and made everything clear, also after meeting her I felt more confident that my hair will grow back. I am looking forward to meeting her again in three months for my check up!

Farzana was very informative and kind. She told me that I look nervous (Which was 100% true) and told me not to worry about anything which made me feel a lot better. She was really informative about the treatment course and gave me all the information I need. Such a great person!

The receptionists were awesome! They had a big smile on their face and greeted me in the nice and professional way possible. I don’t know what else to say but they are doing a great job. A big thumbs up from me! The clinic was really well maintained and looked presentable. It also had the facilities that most people will require when the visit the clinic on the other hand the environment of the clinic was calm and quiet. Just the way I like it! Overall you guys are providing a great service and once again a big thumbs up from me!”

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“Julia was articulate and concise with her consultation. Attentively, she listened to my story and appeared to advise honestly and sincerely rather than tell me that I wanted to hear. Pam was very helpful; also sincere, honest and pragmatic. A short meeting but a good conversation. Reception staff were indeed prompt and polite and the clinic appearance/atmosphere was fine, no issues.”

“I can confirm that I was very happy with my first visit to the Belgravia Centre yesterday. I found Daiva to be very professional and the advice and information she provided me with was both helpful and reassuring. She was also very sensitive to my initial anxieties and concerns. Your treatment advisor, Cherie was equally helpful and pleasant and clearly explained the costs involved with the proposed treatment plan. The reception staff were polite and welcoming.”

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 13 01 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Ms L, pictured, has seen an increase to growth at her hairline and temple area since treatment began.

Find out what she had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hereditary hair loss in women by clicking the buttons below…

 

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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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Hair Loss in Women - FFA Receding HairlineName: Meryl

Question: I am post-menopausal and because I have an autoimmune disease, I suffer from Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia. I find this very distressing as I have already lost 3 – 4 inches of hair from my hairline. Is there a possibility that eventually this condition can be successfully treated with JAK Inhibitors?

Answer: Hi Meryl, at this stage it is impossible to say for certain whether JAK inhibitors could be developed to treat FFA in the future. They have not yet been cleared for use on Alopecia Areata/Totalis/Universalis – the area of hair loss they are being actively explored for – and are still in the early stages of small scale clinical trials. Also, the stated goal after gaining clearance for treating these conditions is for the drug to be developed further in order to treat androgenetic alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss).

There are, however, studies that point to various teams trying to develop cures or treatments for FFA. One study recently investigated corticosteriods for this use, whilst another potential hair loss treatment being explored involves lab-grown skin that contains active hair follicles and could help people with various forms of scarring alopecia – also known as cicatricial alopecia – including FFA.

We will keep the Belgravia blog updated on developments in this area and believe there is a stronger possibility now than ever before of a future treatment being developed for this permanent hair loss condition. Though please do be aware that this is a long process which can take a number of years to pass all necessary safety and efficacy tests. In the meantime, as this is causing you so much distress, you may want to investigate hair replacement systems – modern types of wigs and hair pieces which can be used with your own hair to create the effect of fuller hair. Or even discuss cut options with your hairdresser, who may be able to recommend cuts or styling techniques that can help to make the receding less obvious.


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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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23 Jan

Success Story Alert! New Male Hair Loss Treatment Entry

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. Mr O, pictured, is thrilled with his regrowth to date, saying he is “Really pleased with the progress made in such a small amount of time” Find out what else had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out […]

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23 Jan

‘Is Changing Sleep Patterns Causing Hair Loss?’

Name: Payal Question: This article helped me to understand the possible cause of my hair fall . It suddenly started around a month back and I feel I have only half the amount of hair left . Also my scalp hurts when I go with a high ponytail which never happened earlier . I get around 8 […]

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22 Jan

Hair Loss Tops Another Men’s Body Image Concern Survey

Two thousand men who were asked about the things they most worried about confirmed what countless other polls that have gone before unearthed: men are absolutely terrified about hair loss. Losing their hair to the genetic condition Male Pattern Baldness, which is on the cards for the lion’s share of men by the time they […]

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