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

alert female pattern hair loss traction alopecia hair breakage the belgravia centre 16 08 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair LossTraction Alopecia  and Hair Breakage Treatment Success Stories galleries.

Ms D, pictured, is happy with the way her hair is continuing to improve since she started using treatment.

Find out what she had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about the treatment of  Female Pattern Hair LossTraction Alopecia and Hair Breakage 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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Research into what causes hair loss seems to be at an all time high. With an ageing and increasingly stressed global population, where the problem of genetic and/or lifestyle-related hair thinning is growing apace, finding new methods of preventing baldness has become a stated ambition of many pharmaceutical companies.

Exploring the biological mechanisms that contribute to different hair loss conditions often opens up new explorative avenues for teams involved in the development of new treatments.

Now, new research from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) unveils what appears to be a critical breakthrough in stimulating hair growth.

Hair Loss research alopecia areata microscopeActivating stem cells to stimulate hair growth

The American team’s findings, published in the Nature Cell Biology journal, explain how the team investigated how hair follicle stem cells could be stimulated in order to produce hair growth.

Heather Christofk and William Lowry led the team from UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. Together they made the breakthrough discovery that hair follicles have a unique stem cell metabolism.

The team’s study found that stem cells in hair follicles are usually dormant but, when a new hair growth cycle begins, they quickly become active. Their inactive state is known as “quiescence” and there are many factors involved in regulating this period. Hair loss can occur when this regulation fails in some way and the follicles fail to switch into an active state.

The follicle stem cells process glucose, sourced from the bloodstream, turning it into something called a ‘pyruvate metabolites’.  These small, organic molecules are necessary for creating energy when the pryurvate is sent to the mitochondria – essentially the power source of cells. But, if the pryurvate is instead converted into a different metabolte called lactate, this can result in increased hair growth activity.

By testing this theory on mice, UCLA researchers, working with the University of Utah’s Rutter laboratory, managed to successfully boost lactate production. In turn, this caused an increase in the hair follicle’s stem cell activation and a resultant speeding up of the hair growth cycle in the test mice.

“Our observations about hair follicle stem cell metabolism prompted us to examine whether genetically diminishing the entry of pyruvate into the mitochondria would force hair follicle stem cells to make more lactate and if that would activate the cells and grow hair more quickly,” said Christofk.

Lowry added, “Before this, no one knew that increasing or decreasing the lactate would have an effect on hair follicle stem cells. Once we saw how altering lactate production in the mice influenced hair growth, it led us to look for potential drugs that could be applied to the skin and have the same effect.”

Hair Growth Cycle DiagramTreating hair loss via the JAK-Stat pathway

According to the UCLA team’s findings, two separate types of experimental drugs were tested – also on mice – in order to encourage increased lactate production. The first of these was RCGD423, a drug that activates the JAK-STAT pathway, leading to inflated levels of lactate.

The JAK (Janus tyrosine Kinase) -STAT (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription), or ‘JAK-STAT’ pathway has come under increased scrutiny from hair loss researchers recently. It was discovered that manipulating this cell-signalling channel, which transmits outside information to the heart of cells, could extend the ‘anagen’ active growth phase of the hair’s natural cycle.

Since then researchers have been trying to develop JAK inhibitor drugs to treat a number of hair loss conditions. These have mostly concentrated on the most severe forms of the autoimmune disorder, Alopecia Areata – Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis which both cause total baldness and, unlike moderate Alopecia Areata, are currently untreatable.

In addition to RCGD423, a second drug called UK5099 was also developed. This showed during the UCLA trial that it could force the follicle stem cells into lactate production by blocking pyruvate from the mitochondria.

Predoctoral trainee Aimee Flores, who was named as a study author and works alongside Dr. Lowry, explained, “Through this study, we gained a lot of interesting insight into new ways to activate stem cells. The idea of using drugs to stimulate hair growth through hair follicle stem cells is very promising given how many millions of people, both men and women, deal with hair loss. I think we’ve only just begun to understand the critical role metabolism plays in hair growth and stem cells in general; I’m looking forward to the potential application of these new findings for hair loss and beyond.”

US patent applications in relation to promoting hair growth have been filed for both drugs by the UCLA Technology Development Group on behalf of UC Regents.

Exciting as these breakthroughs appear, it can take many years for new medicines to pass the necessary safety, tolerability and efficacy tests in order to then be released for prescription. These trials are in the pre-clinical stage, which is extremely early on in the research and development process. Other JAK inhibitor treatments for Alopecia Areata, such as baricitinib, are currently further along and are estimating a 2020/2021 release. Pfizer, the big pharma giant which produces Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) – another potential Alopecia Universalis treatment – is also entering the later stages of testing with new JAK inhibitors for hair loss.

It is understood that once these drugs have managed to be successfully released as alternative alopecia areata treatments, they will be redeveloped for use on genetic hair loss – Male Pattern Baldness and, for women, Female Pattern Hair Loss. There are, of course, already clinically proven hair loss treatments that help many, many men and women prevent shedding and promote hair growth, worldwide. Given this inherited form of alopecia causes thinning hair that progressively worsens over time, it can be a relief when people discover these options already exist so there’s no need to wait years to start treatment!


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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

alert female pattern hair loss post partum alopecia the belgravia centre 11 08 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment and Telogen Effluvium success story galleries.

Mrs C, pictured, has two separate conditions – Telogen Effluvium and Female Pattern Hair Loss which are being treated simultaneously, thanks to a personalised treatment plan, based around a high strength minoxidil product available from Belgravia, as devised by her dedicated hair loss specialist. This particular form of Telogen Effluvium, also known as Postpartum Hair Loss, is common following childbirth.

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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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Women who experience hair loss after having a child have been turning to the internet for help and advice – and are frequently finding it difficult to work out which snippets of wisdom are actually useful.

Not all women lose hair after giving birth, but Post Partum Alopecia is quite common. There are a few hair loss conditions that can cause postnatal thinning, however, so, before any advice is sought it is important for a woman to know which she is affected by.

Is Post-Partum Hair Loss Permanent?Hair returning to normal

Postpartum hairloss is essentially a “returning to normal” situation in which the abundance of hairs that were built up during pregnancy are shed. The hormonal changes women experience during their pregnancy cause the active growth phase of the hair growth cycle to become extended. The outcome is that normal hair fall levels are reduced by around half. This is why many women report being complimented on their thick hair in the run-up to the birth.

Once they have given birth and hormones start to return to normal, the cycle returns to normal and these stored hairs will shed. For some women this may be more intense than for others and, though the hair will generally return to its pre-pregnancy state by the time their baby celebrates its first birthday, postpartum hair loss treatment is possible. Bespoke courses featuring topical applications of high strength minoxidil and appropriate hair growth boosters can be followed once the mother has given birth or, if she is breastfeeding, then once she has finished nursing.

We have had a number of female clients tell us that they have caught their partners secretly trying their treatment to see if it would help their receding hairlines, so anyone going down this route may want to keep an eye on their supply!

Intensely thinning hair after giving birth

If postnatal shedding causes more acutely thinning hair (i.e., a woman has noticeably fewer hairs than when she first got pregnant), this may be caused by the trauma of giving birth. The temporary hair loss condition Telogen Effluvium tends to happen when the body has experienced a shock of some kind. Given the physiological wringer the body goes through during child birth, it’s little wonder that this form of diffuse hair thinning could be triggered. Whilst Postpartum hair loss is essentially a form of Telogen Effluvium, the triggers tend to be slightly different.

If there is hair fall coming from all over the scalp that seems worse around three months after having given birth, it is possible that Telogen Effluvium may be in play. But how can a woman deal with this temporary thinning condition? One way is to seek out Telogen Effluvium treatment at a specialist hair loss clinic. At Belgravia, tailored treatment plans – which again can be started as soon as the condition becomes noticeable or once the new mum has finished nursing – can help to speed up recovery, which might otherwise take between 6 and 12 months.

If the thinning is more pronounced along the top of the scalp and/or at the temples, it is worth checking with a hair loss specialist. This can signify the permanent genetic condition Female Pattern Hair Loss which can be triggered or exacerbated by stress in individuals with an underlying hereditary predisposition. This causes hairloss only in the areas mentioned and can generally be successfully managed through the use of a tailored women’s hair loss treatment course to stabilise shedding and promote regrowth.

The Daily Mail, meanwhile, looked into the wide range of advice that is available online on chat sites such as Reddit. Some of the tips are helpful, such as choosing a new haircut that better conceals the hair thinning or may help shift the focus from hairs which are at an awkward regrowth stage and may be sticking straight up. When new hair growth is frizzy, as it often is, many women suggest a headband – which is also good advice. However, a Brazilian Blowout, as recommended by some, is more questionable.

This is because Brazilian Blowouts – which use chemicals and heated straighteners on frizzy hair to make it straight – come with a list of potential problems. Just this month, the Environmental Working Group wrote of a complaint it has made to America’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about how the Brazilian Blowout and many other keratin-based treatments contain formaldehyde. Among the complaints that people have made are that keratin treatments can cause a runny nose, burning eyes, hair breakage and even hair loss.

Approach peer advice with caution

Further proving that advice sought online should be approached with a raised eyebrow are a number of tips from new mums who suggest tying wispy hair back in a tight ponytail – a potentially terrible tip for anyone whose hair is going through a vulnerable period.

The Belgravia Centre london clinic Womens hairloss treatmentBy yanking hair back into a tight ponytail, a further problem named Traction Alopecia may arise. This far-from-uncommon condition is seen when women (and, occasionally, man bun-loving men) choose a hairstyle that places prolonged and excessive stress on the hair follicles. While a ponytail may indeed be practical for new mums who want to keep their hair securely fastened out of the way, caution is advised unless the next search term they want to seek out is ‘treatment for Traction Alopecia’.

One thing that is mentioned in the Mail article – and also in an older thread about the same subject on mumsnet.com – is the importance of vitamins when trying to tackle Post Partum Alopecia. This falls into the “good advice” category, as one thing that can certainly help hair growth is ensuring a balanced diet that provides a potent supply of the necessary vitamins and minerals. For those who want to top-up their dietary intake with a range of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botancial extracts,  Belgravia’s Hair Vitalics for Women supplement can be especially useful. This convenient and highly-targeted one-a-day tablet was specially designed to help women easily access top hair-friendly nutrients that are essential for healthy hair growth.

As with all hair loss conditions, the internet can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to seeking information (as the many desperate men trying to reverse male pattern baldness with onion juice will attest). A no-obligation consultation at a specialist clinic is probably a better way to proceed.


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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 10 08 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Miss S, pictured, is seeing lots of new growth since she started her course and tell us she is “Very pleased with how the treatment is progressing”.

Find out what else 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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Natural hair loss remedies are something experts at The Belgravia Centre are frequently asked about, especially whether there are any DIY hair growth treatments that can be made at home.

Whilst there are many recipes for cosmetic hair care treatments, such as conditioners, rinses and hair masks, there are not yet any clinically proven natural hair loss treatments.

Belgravia specialists also advise caution when using any ‘natural remedies’. Despite sounding fairly innocuous, some of these products and homemade hair treatments can be incredibly harmful to the scalp – and may even worsen hair thinning. Others, such as argan oil, are simply based on myths and will have no effect on hair loss whatsoever.

Unpleasant to fatal side effects of ‘natural’ hair loss remedies

curry-hair-loss-prevention-foodMany people wish to avoid using pharmaceutical hair loss treatments as they are concerned about potential side effects. What is important to understand, however, is that ‘natural’ products and ingredients can have very real side effects, ranging from unpleasant to fatal.

Natural Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicines for hair loss should be approached with extreme caution. This is even more crucial for people with additional health concerns or for pregnant women. Whether the preparations are topical or oral, pre-made or provided in kit formats to be made at home, natural remedies can carry bigger risks than one might assume.

Ingredients used in traditional forms of alternative medicine can often interfere with, or have consequences for people with certain illnesses or medical conditions. For example:

Amla – Also known as the Indian Gooseberry, dried amla berries are a popular ingredient in natural hair growth potions. WebMD cites the potential side effects as decreasing blood sugar levels, making this dangerous for diabetics, and – when combined with ginger, tinospora cordifolia and Indian frankincense – worsening liver function in people with liver disease. Also these berries are understood to increase the risk of bleeding or bruising in some people, particularly those with a bleeding disorder or during/following surgery.

Fenugreek – Despite having no proven benefits to hair growth, this seasoning is often touted as beneficial for hair loss as some people believe it can stimulate hair follicles. Side effects are known to include stomach upsets and bloating when taken in large amounts. Pregnant women should not use fenugreek as, in large amounts WebMD advises this “can stimulate the uterus to contract”. It is also advised that people with liver or kidney disease, diabetes and nursing mothers should avoid fenugreek supplements as they can interact with certain prescription medications.

Hibiscus – Herbal remedies made from the flowers and stems of the Hibiscus plant have shown promise in lowering hypertension and high cholesterol. One study also showed that, when combined with other herbs and made into a tea, hibiscus proved effective at treating head lice. It has not been studied nor shown any indication of being useful in relation to treating hairloss. WebMD states that “hibiscus may cause blood pressure to drop. It has also been linked to dermatitis, headache, nausea, and ringing in the ear.” Further adding that people should: “Avoid hibiscus if you are allergic or sensitive to it or members of the Malvaceae plant family. Use with caution if you have low or high blood pressure. Also use with caution if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as little is known about its safety in these cases.” Hibiscus tea may also interfere with the effectiveness of some anti-malaria drugs.

Heshouwu – This buckwheat-related plant, also known as Chinese Knotweed, is said to have anti-ageing properties that can return grey hair to its natural colour. These claims are not only unproven but taking he shou wu can be extremely dangerous. There has been at least one recorded fatality caused by heshouwu. In this instance it led to lethal liver damage in a student using it to treat male pattern hair loss. This plant is known to have a number of serious side effects which include liver dysfunction, hepatitis, as well as skin rashes and diarrhoea. According to Jerry Rankin, a doctor of Oriental medicine writing on Livestrong.com, it’s estrogenic effect can also “stimulate the growth of cancers that are sensitive to oestrogen-like substances, so women battling certain cancers should not take it.”

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Men Women Hair Growth Hair Care 360pxOnions and/or garlic – Regardless of numerous myths to the contrary, neither onions nor garlic applied topically to the scalp will do anything to help hair loss. Whilst the sulphur they contain is good for hair growth when eaten as part of a balanced diet, neither applying them to the scalp nor eating them will treat genetic hair loss from male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss.

Only the two MHRA and FDA approved treatments minoxidil and finasteride 1mg (which is for suitable men aged 18+ and cannot be used by women) have been endorsed by these respected medical bodies for this use. Belgravia also offers a range of non-pharmaceutical hair growth boosters which can be used alongside finasteride (men) and topical applications of high strength minoxidil (men and women). These include the exclusive Hair Vitalics hair growth supplements which contain a highly-targeted, potent blend of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts identified as benefiting healthy hair growth.

Dangers of using essential oils

Peppermint OilEssential oils are a popular part of holistic alternative therapies. Many are touted for their aromatherapy benefits for health conditions but it is their use in topical lotions or oils – especially when made inexpertly at home – that is somewhat controversial.

When using essential oils as hair care or skin care, if they are not properly diluted and used as directed, they can have harmful effects. An article on WebMD showed examples of the types of skin rashes, swelling, burns and oozing sores that can occur when essential oils are over-used and under-diluted. Other potential consequences include respiratory problems, chemical burns and allergic reactions. Even if the oils are not used on the hair or scalp, these types of reactions can still cause thinning hair from a temporary condition known as Telogen Effluvium. This, in turn, is known to be able to speed up the onset of or the rate of existing shedding in people with active or an underlying genetic predisposition to pattern hairloss.

It’s not just topically-applied essential oils that can be hazardous. Having been shown to be beneficial as a natural digestive aid, peppermint oil taken in supplement form, has also been promoted as a hair growth product. There is no robust medical evidence to support this theory, though one small-scale clinical trial found it may be useful in treating thinning hair from temporary hair loss conditions and not female or male pattern baldness. There are still a number of side effects associated with its use though, ranging from headaches and mouth sores, to anal burning during diarrhoea.


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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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One of the internet’s most popular fitness bloggers has spoken for the first time about the genetic hair loss that she has been dealing with for many years.

Instagram sensation Kayla Itsines, who has more than seven million followers, decided to talk about her hair woes on the social media channel in an effort to let other women know that thinning hair is “nothing to be shy about.”

“I have hade a lot of you girls ask me about my hair,” she begins her post, “so here is a fact that I haven’t ever really spoken about. My natural hair is actually super-short. I have genetically thin hair (my grandma and mum both have really thin hair, as does a lot of my family). I often just wear a clip-in pony tail when I want long hair.”

Family history of hair thinning

Kayla Itsines Hair LossThe Australian fitness expert goes on to explain that she has a family history of female pattern hair loss, a common condition that affects millions of women around the world.

Female pattern hair loss causes thinning hair along the top of the head and is often particularly noticeable around the hairline, temples and at the parting. Many women with longer hair tell us that one of the first signs of hair loss they noticed was a drop in hair density as their ponytail felt thinner than normal.

When women are genetically predisposed to this type of permanent, hereditary hair thinning, a female pattern hair loss treatment course can often help them to successfully manage their condition. At Belgravia, many female clients enjoy hair growth after following bespoke courses featuring recommended formulations of the topical drug, high strength minoxidil.

This is usually paired with hair growth boosters appropriate to the individual, such as the HairMax Lasercomb device and highly-targeted Hair Vitalics for Women food supplements, in order to maximise results. The latter contains key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botancials known to promote healthy hair growth, such as biotin, zinc and selenium. These vegetarian, gluten, lactose, sugar and salt-free one-a-day tablets for women also feature plant-derived phytoestrogens – soy isoflavones called genistein and daidzein – which are understood to lower levels of DHT in the bloodstream.

DHT, or ‘dihydrotestosterone’, is the hormone which latches on to follicles around the top of the scalp in men and women with a genetic predisposition to pattern hair loss. This slowly crushes them, resulting in the outward appearance of gradually thinning hair and eventual hairloss.

The Belgravia Centre london clinic Womens hairloss treatment“I know we all have our own little insecurities, and one of mine has always been my hair,” Kayla writes, “but it is just me! I can see my hair getting thinner and thinner the older I get. Yes, of course I’m super conscious about it and I’ve tried everything to fix it, trust me. But, at the same time, I am at peace with it and I will not let it rule my life. So instead I focus on being healthy and happy.”

Whether or not Kayla has tried a tailored treatment course is unclear, as her assertion that she has “tried everything” may allude to the abundance of natural products on the market, some of which make bold and questionable claims about their ability to regrow hair. In fact, only minoxidil has been clinically tested and licensed by the UK and US medical regulatory bodies, the MHRA and FDA for the treatment of female pattern hair loss.

We were delighted to see one of The Belgravia Centre clients recommend our treatment services to the blogger, in case she changes her mind and wants to seek help. Advising her of her own experiences, Instagram user and Belgravia client @liriade_ commented:

“hi @kayla_itsines have you ever got in touch with @belgraviacentre in London? I don’t work for them or anything, actually it’s the opposite since i’m a client, I had tried a few different options before finding them the 3 years ago and the results are just amazing. they are very serious and consistent, and don’t use anything that may harm our health. i would certainly give it a try, since thinning hair has stopped to be a subject for me to feel self-conscious about after started their simple topic treatment. all the luck, thanks for bbg and i really like your way of thinking :)”

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An example of a Belgravia Centre client being treated for both Female Pattern Hair Loss and Traction Alopecia – Click to view more Women’s Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories (results may vary and are not guaranteed)

Hair pieces and extensions

Though little talked about, women’s hair loss is rife, and most people will know someone who is affected, though because the thinning rarely becomes as pronounced or localised as when seen in cases of male pattern baldness, it can be easier to conceal. Images of Kayla, for example, certainly don’t show a woman who appears to be on the verge of going bald. Rather, her hair density is perhaps less than is seen in some women.

Kayla ends her post with an appeal for her followers to open up about their own hairloss issues in a bid to help people feel more at ease with their insecurities. She seems to have tapped in to something, as her words have prompted over 75,000 likes and numerous comments, including from other women who are losing their hair. In response to Kayla’s admission that she uses clip-in hair extensions, one of her followers writes that her hairdresser has given her some extensions, having assured her that they would be safe if she were to give her hair plenty of breaks.

Hair extensions or clip-in hairpieces, as well as the tight, high ponytail hairstyles Kayla usually sports, are known to cause hair loss from Traction Alopecia, which can present simultaneously alongside other hair loss conditions. People with thin hair who turn to clip-ins and bonded or woven hair extensions run the risk of further damaging their already vulnerable follicles. This is particularly true when extensions are left in for too long as they can place too much stress on the scalp. Though treatment for traction alopecia is available, it is a condition that is easily avoidable and one that those already troubled by thinning hair are generally keen to avoid as it can make hair loss appear much worse, particularly around the hairline.


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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

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 09 08 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr K, pictured, is very pleased to see solid signs of improvement in the areas affected by his hereditary hair loss condition.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness 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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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 04 08 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Improvement is visible in all of the areas affected by Miss B’s hereditary hair loss condition.

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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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New research from America suggests that huge numbers of adolescent females and young women could be suffering from iron deficiencies that go undetected for years – and it could possibly be why some have issues with hair loss.

A good intake of iron is essential for everyone as it can help maintain a strong immune system; it is also one of a handful of key minerals and vitamins that play a role in healthy hair growth. Women are known to be much more likely that men to display a deficiency of iron because they shed it on a monthly basis when they have their periods, and the new American research suggests that deficiencies can begin not long after periods first begin. In fact, nine per cent of females aged between 12 and 21 in a study were found to have an iron deficiency.

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A total of 6,000 females aged between 12 and 49 took part in the National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 2003 and 2010, and were tested for iron deficiency as well as anaemia, which iron deficiency is closely linked to.

Researchers from Penn State University analysed the data and found that women were typically only tested for anaemia in their teens, as this was quick and affordable. However, low iron levels can be missed when testing for anaemia, meaning that a deficit can quietly develop over many years.

Deepa L. Sekhar, a physician and one of the lead authors of the study, said: “If you think about your car, you have to run your gas tank all the way down before the red light goes on, and that’s similar to the way we’re screening for iron deficiency. We’re basically waiting until their red light goes on. You have to be really low on your iron storage before you’re going to flag as anaemic.”

When a young woman visits a hair loss clinic to talk about shedding hair there are several possible explanations, and they are not all hair loss conditions, per se.

Alopecia Areata, is actually an autoimmune disorder rather than a hair loss condition. Rather than thinning, it causes sudden hair fall which results in a very distinctive rounded bald patches which can vary in number and size. This is something that may clear up naturally of its own accord though whether or not it will, or when it might is unable to be predicted. Alopecia areata treatment can help to accelerate the regrowth process up and, as with all women’s hair loss treatment options, is generally available from 16 years of age.

The most common diagnosis for a teenager with diffuse hair thinning all over their scalp would be Telogen Effluvium, which can arise when a person is undergoing “change” of some kind. It is a temporary hair loss condition that tends to last for no longer than six months and may take three months after being triggered to become noticeable.

Among the things that can trigger it are dietary deficiencies, smoking, stress – including not just emotional stress but also strains but on the body by, for example, not getting enough sleep, and certain prescription medications. As many of these lifestyle issues are intrinsically linked with teenage life, it is perhaps unsurprising that many may experience this type of temporary hairloss. Some may even recover before they notice anything is wrong, whilst others may become acutely aware of the problem.

Though telogen effluvium itself is temporary – even in its chronic form it tends to last no more than 12 months – it can lead to permanent hair loss for some. Teenagers with a inherited predisposition to androgenetic alopecia can find that a bout of telogen effluvium speeds up its onset.

It is possible for the genetic hair thinning condition female pattern hair loss to begin any time following puberty. This has traditionally presented later on in life for women, whereas men have often started to notice signs in their 20’s. With the pressures of modern life increasing, this genetic condition is becoming increasingly common in younger women from their 20’s too, and – occasionally – in their late teens.

Hair Vitalics for women hair growth food supplement The Belgravia Centre LondonIt causes thinning hair along the top of the scalp, most usually prominent at the parting – which can appear wider than normal – and at the temples. Whilst this is a permanent hairloss condition, the rate of shedding varies from person to person. This can often be successfully managed with a bespoke female pattern hair loss treatment course tailored to the individual’s levels and pattern of shedding.

Alarm bells ringing

But the new research from America points to the good sense of testing for iron levels at a GP if and when a teenage girl suddenly starts to feel that her hair is thinning. If her diet doesn’t contain good sources of iron, such as red meat, sea-food, pulses and green vegetables then alarm bells should ring all the louder.

Whilst never a substitute for a balanced diet, a highly-targeted hair growth supplement, such as Hair Vitalics for Women, can help to give the body an extra nutritional boost in this area. Hair Vitalics for Women has been formulated exclusively by Belgravia’s experts to be female-focused and to include key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts needed for hair growth. These include biotin, zinc, selenium, grape seed extract and iron.

Caution is advised against self-diagnosing, however, as suddenly turning to fortified iron supplements, particularly if your iron levels are already above normal, can lead to further complications – including, somewhat ironically, hair loss.

Following a consultation, Belgravia hair loss specialists may advise clients they suspect may have a specific deficiency that is contributing to their shedding to have a blood test. This can help to establish the best way to treat any underlying health issue as well as deal with any related hair thinning.


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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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