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Name: Shanika

Question: I have started using hair loss treatment 8 days ago. I am sure I can see a difference already. Is that possible? Could I have to shorten my treatment plan if it is working so quickly?

Answer: Hi, Shanika. Eight days is a very short time in which to see genuine results.

Am I Seeing Results from Hair Loss Treatment in Just Days?Depending on your hair loss condition and level of shedding, it usually takes between three to four months to see a significant difference. There are a number of stages of regrowth that tend to occur over the course of a treatment plan – including an initial shedding period in some people – from stabilisation, where further hair loss is prevented, to visible regrowth. However, it is unlikely that any of these have taken place within such a short amount of time.

This is not to say that you are imagining the difference to your hair; whilst it could be a placebo effect, another reason behind any noticeable changes could be that the hair loss treatment you are using has had a volumising effect on your hair. This would cause it to look thicker although purely in a cosmetic way.

Whilst this is good and a positive effect to enjoy whilst the treatment itself gets to work on actively addressing your thinning hair, it does not mean that you should shorten the duration of her treatment. You do not mention which treatment you are using and whether you are a Belgravia client but following the initial advice regarding timelines (generally a minimum of six months) is always recommended.

If you are a Belgravia client, the best thing to do is to contact your dedicated Treatment Advisor – you can do so by calling 020 7730 6666 or by emailing them directly – as they will be able to provide you with more personalised advice.


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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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Two teenagers from Meir, Staffordshire have shaved off their hair in support of a friend suffering from Alopecia.

‘Scared’ and ‘embarrassed’ by alopecia

Left to Right: Gabbi Hassall, Courtney Hassall and Oliwia Kaczmarek

Left to Right: Gabbi Hassall, Courtney Hassall and Oliwia Kaczmarek

Sixteen-year-old Courtney Hassall starting losing her hair while studying for her GCSE exams.

She said, “I was really scared because I didn’t know what was happening to me until I went to the doctors. I had hair down to my waist and I had to have it cut short and combed over my crown to cover patches.”

Alopecia Areata, or sudden patchy loss of hair, is an autoimmune condition which can be triggered by extreme stress.

Affecting both men and women, it can be very distressing problem, not least for self-conscious teenagers. Courtney says, “It was really difficult at school because people didn’t understand and I was too embarrassed to talk about it.”

Friends show solidarity

Courtney’s sister Gabbie and her friend Oliwia Kaczmarek had their cut off in solidarity with Courtney. The pair also donated their ponytails to the Little Princess Trust – a UK charity that creates real-hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss usually due to chemotherapy or alopecia. They also managed to raise £500 in sponsorship for the charity.

Gabbie explained, “We wanted to show support for her and to do something to raise money for the Little Princess Trust, so we thought having our hair cut off would be the most noticeable thing to do”.

The pair, pictured here before the chop, are happy to share the experience with Courtney and are learning to deal with their different hairstyles. Oliwia said, “I was very nervous as I have always had long hair, but now it’s off I won’t cover my head up with hats or wigs”.

Grateful for brave support

Courtney is now taking steps to deal with stress and is thankful for her friends’ support. She added, “I am really proud of Gabbie and Oliwia for doing this. I wouldn’t have been able to do it if I had had a choice.”

If you are concerned that you have signs of hair loss, an early diagnosis gives the best chance of regrowth and recovery. Hair loss specialists are available for consultation, and will be able to diagnose your condition an advise on the bespoke hair loss treatments to suit your needs. Whilst Alopecia Areata treatment is available, and can often produce promising regrowth results in Belgravia’s adult clients, if started soon enough, it is advisable for teenagers under the age of 18 who are experiencing hair loss to contact their GP first.


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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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Neve Robertson, aged 15 from Plymouth, has been thanked by the Little Princess Trust for donating 18 inches of her hair to the charity.

The teenager, who had waist-length hair, was inspired to donate her hair to help increase the confidence of children with hair loss. “If I can help children to feel good about themselves then I know I’m doing the right thing,” said Neve. “The children’s hair might not grow back but mine will.”

An inspiration to others

Neve before and after her hair donation to the Little Princess Trust

Kind Neve Pictured Before and After The Charity Cut

Neve’s mum Jane is proud of her daughter’s decision to help others, especially as she was nervous about getting her hair cut: “She was scared about doing it but thought she could help children going through a very upsetting time in their lives, so she made her decision. She’s definitely a thoughtful and giving child.”

In addition to donating her hair, Neve is also fundraising for the charity which provides wigs for children affected by hair loss. When she got her hair cut off, she also inspired the hairdressers at the salon to donate to the cause. Hairdresser Pam Doidge said: “Young girls can be very precious about their hair but her dedication to raising money and providing hair for the charity is wonderful. We’ve done the cut for free and are donating to Little Princess trust ourselves.”

A special thank you

Little Princess Trust Charity Manager, Monica Glass, is delighted with Neve’s efforts: “On behalf of all of the children that the Little Princess Trusts assists, I would like to extend a very special thank you to Neve. It is wonderful that someone so young wishes to do so much for others. Neve’s donated hair will be blended with other contributions, just like hers, and will be made into a wig for a child either with cancer or with another illness or condition that causes associated hair loss.”

The Little Princess Trust help children who have lost their hair through conditions such as Alopecia or following chemotherapy treatment. Thanks to the charity, children with hair loss are able to access realistic wigs – something that was difficult to find and often prohibitively expensive before the charity was set up. The money raised by Neve will go towards the production and purchase of wigs, something Monica is also grateful for: “The money Neve is raising, thanks to her kind and generous supporters, will go towards the purchase of further wigs for other boys and girls suffering in the same way. Neve is a true inspiration and we are very grateful to her.”


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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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Prince Charles has called on people to look after the environment – not just for the sake of the sake of the planet, but for our own health as well. The environmental factors which the prince seeks to address (pollution, radiation, herbicides and more) have all been linked to hair loss.

Air pollution and human health

Prince of Wales Gives Speech on Saving The Environment Being Good For Our HealthDelivering his keynote address to the Royal Society in London, the Prince of Wales outlined his argument for reducing greenhouse gases. “Reductions in air pollution also result in separate and additional benefits to human health,” the Prince explained.

Amongst those benefits, reduced air pollution from traffic and industrial sources could help prevent hair loss. Research has shown that toxins and carcinogens in polluted air can upset bodily protein-production processes which boost hair growth, and that those living in lower pollution-index areas are therefore less at risk of developing certain hair loss conditions.

Chemicals from industrial waste can also cause environmental hair loss: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and heavy metals in the ground can cause those living on the land to develop conditions such as environmentally-triggered Alopecia Areata – an autoimmune condition which presents as sudden, patchy hair loss of the scalp. Prince Charles’ general clean-up call aims at eliminating these chemicals as well.

Healthier lifestyles for the planet and our hair

Taking care of the planet could also help to fight hair loss by encouraging healthier lifestyles. “Taking a more active approach to transport by walking and cycling and adopting healthy diets reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also reduce rates of obesity, heart disease, cancer and more,” Charles said.

Cycling can help reduce environmental damage and health issuesA healthy diet and more exercise lead to better circulation and higher vitamin and nutrient levels, all of which are essential for hair health. Smoking, which pollutes air in the home, is also clearly linked to hair loss, as it adds toxins to the bloodstream and restricts circulation – giving up smoking is key to a healthier life for the planet and your hair. If you are concerned by signs of hair loss, for any reason, you can seek advice and a professional diagnosis from a hair loss specialist.

As for the environment, we must hope that a solution for treating the planet’s problems will emerge, and bring benefits for all. The Prince of Wales concluded: “We can only pray that our sick planetary patient might be placed on a road to recovery, in the process bringing gains for human well-being.”


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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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They say moving house is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life but a new survey finds that those who rent rather than own their home may be hit the hardest. Renters are 75% more likely to experience serious anxiety and depression than homeowners, and this could in turn lead to stress-related hair loss.

‘Precarious existence’ causing depression

Renting Your Home May Cause Hair LossAccording to a poll commissioned by campaign group Generation Rent, 37% of people renting their home have experienced serious anxiety or depression in the past twelve months. Just 21% of those who own their homes reported similar experiences.

Alex Hilton, Director at Generation Rent, explained a possible reason for this, “Renters live in a precarious existence where they have no idea if they’ll be living in their home in a year’s time, or if they’ll be able to afford to”. Alex added, “That lack of stability and comfort erodes their wellbeing so it is no surprise that levels of anxiety and depression are higher than for home owners.”

Depression and hair loss

Depression has been linked with hair loss in two ways:

  • a small number of people taking particular anti-depressants could develop a type of Alopecia that causes hair to shed at the start of the telogen (resting) phase (in contrast to Alopecia Areata, which usually causes hair to be shed around 3 months after the start of the resting phase). Such hair loss is likely to be temporary, and hair growth should resume once the medication course in completed although it may be possible to speed this process up with the use of minoxidil.

 

 

Junk Food Can Lead To Hair LossDepression can also have a negative effect on a sufferer’s diet and social habits such as smoking and excessive drinking, which can all cause thinning hair and either trigger temporary hair loss conditions. They can also exacerbate genetic hair loss in those who are already predisposed to male pattern baldness or female hair loss.

Anxiety disorders can also cause Trichotillomania, a psychological condition where the individual is compelled to pull or twist at their own hair until it comes out. This can lead to bald patches, cause irreversible scarring and permanent hair loss.

Managing stress and hair loss

There are many ways to help manage stress caused by lifestyle issues such as renting, and you can thus avoid hair loss from stress-related conditions or depression. However, in dealing with stress caused by renting, a full solution may require an overhaul of the legal system relating to renting. Alex Hilton confirmed, “Better rights for renters would not only create a fairer housing market, but there’d be public health benefits too.”

If you are experiencing depression, stress or are concerned about trichotillomania, speak to your GP who will be able to help you with coping strategies and, if need be, medication. Anyone experiencing excessive hair fall should make an appointment with a hair loss expert, who will assess you and advise on any suitable hair loss treatments needed to restore your hair to its full health.


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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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A young girl’s hair loss condition has inspired a campaign for greater awareness of Alopecia and the need for better support.

Madison Page, from Bracknell, was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata as a very small child. Now 13, Madison, pictured here, suffers with widespread hair loss and is often mistaken for a cancer patient.

Lack of Alopecia awareness

Madison Page Reveals The Extent Of The Patchy Hair Loss Caused By Her AlopeciaSeeing how upsetting the condition is for her daughter, Madison’s mother Lisa Page has called for greater public awareness of the condition. She said, “I really think Madison would feel a lot happier if people understood what she was going through and had others who are in the same situation as her to talk to”.

Lisa has also sought the help of national charity Alopecia UK to establish a support group in their local area. The charity highlights the psychological impact of Alopecia and stresses the need for greater support.

Amy Johnson, Communications Manager for Alopecia UK, commented that a lack of public awareness of the condition can be a real problem for sufferers. She said, “We find that one of the many challenges that people with Alopecia face is the lack of awareness of the condition. Upon seeing a woman or child with hair loss, there can be an automatic assumption that they are undergoing chemotherapy.”

Madison Page Shows Off Her New Wig - The Results Of Her Mum's Fundraising EffortsBuilding more support

Amy also stressed that the charity encourages anyone looking to set up a support group for Alopecia sufferers in their local area.

She added, “At Alopecia UK we seek to highlight the psychological impact of Alopecia and promote the need for greater support for those diagnosed. We believe that while Alopecia is not life-threatening, it can be life-changing.”

Lisa has been fundraising to have an £1,800 custom wig made for her daughter, and thanks to the generous donations of friends and supporters, Madison now has ‘new hair’ which she proudly showed off on her Facebook page (pictured right). If you are interested in joining or helping to set up an Alopecia support group in the Bracknell area, do leave a message for Madison and her mum on her page.

Whilst adults with signs of alopecia should seek the help of a hair loss specialist as there are a number of treatments for Alopecia Areata available, if you are a parent concerned about hair loss in children, do not hesitate to seek advice from your GP.


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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic - City of LondonThe 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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A new survey conducted by British Heart Foundation has revealed work pressures are causing working people to live an unhealthier lifestyle. Nearly half of the respondents to the survey said work stress has a negative impact on their health. In addition, more than half said they have become more stressed because of their job over the last five years. Many admit to being concerned about the effects of stress on their long term health but we wonder how many realise that this stress can also cause hair loss?

Lisa Young, from the British Heart Foundation said: “Millions of people say they are smoking more, exercising less and putting on weight because they’re not considering the impact their job is having on their health and wellbeing”.

Work stress and hair loss

British Heart Foundation Study Backs Links Between Work Stress And Health Issues Including Hair LossThe findings of the study highlight the stress many suffer from work, and the potential for workplace stress to contribute to hair health and hair loss. Stress has been found to cause a number of hair loss conditions, and can also exacerbate genetic hair loss (androgenic alopecia, most commonly known as male pattern baldness or female hair loss).

Stress is the most likely trigger for the temporary hair loss condition Telogen Effluvium. Hair growth normally returns after six months, although if this anxiety is ongoing it could continue for longer than this, leading to a more persistent form known as Chronic Telogen Effluvium. Both conditions cause diffuse hair loss which presents as thinning hair all over the head, not just around the top of the head, as is seen with hereditary conditions.

Extreme or sudden stress can cause Alopecia Areata, a condition which is recognisable by patchy hair loss, often in circles, that can appear anywhere on the scalp. Once the underlying cause of the alopecia has been dealt with, hair growth will normally resume around three-to-six months later but regrowth may appear white or pale in colour at first.

British Heart Foundation Study Backs Links Between Work Stress And Health Issues Backing Hair Loss FindingsWeight gain

A third of workers surveyed say they have put on weight because of their work, and almost half say their job has driven them to eat more junk food. An unhealthy diet can also affect hair health – a balanced diet is required to maintain a healthy head of hair and nutritional deficiencies can have a negative effect on the hair’s condition, and in some cases can even cause hair loss.

Lack of exercise

43% said that they exercise less than they would like, due to their work demands. This could be detrimental to their hair as exercising regularly helps to promote good circulation, which is essential for maintaining blood flow to the scalp.

Smoking

Smoking Can Cause Hair LossAs well as being an incredibly expensive vice, smoking is detrimental to health in many ways, causing everything from heart disease to lung cancer. With this in mind, it’s perhaps unsurprising to find that studies have found links between smoking and hair loss. Whether or not electronic cigarettes cause hair loss is still to be established although early assumptions seem to lean towards e-cigarettes being somewhat better for hair health than traditional tobacco products. As smokers tend to smoke more when they’re stressed, as this survey confirmed, this could have a major effect on their hair, prompting premature greying as well as hair loss.

Treating stress-related hair loss

Living a healthy lifestyle and taking steps to manage the cause of any anxiety will help to reduce the risk of stress-related hair loss. For some this may even mean considering a change of career, particularly as it was recently discovered that high-earners are more prone to hair loss from stress.

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Even though some of the conditions brought on by stress may be temporary, lasting around six months, treatment for Telogen Effluvium is available to help speed regrowth, as well as options for Alopecia Areata treatment which many clients choose to explore.

There are also two medically-proven treatments for male hair loss, and we often see significant results from patients using high strength minoxidil as part of a comprehensive female pattern hair loss treatment course. You can see over 1,000 of these results in our extensive Hair Loss Success Stories gallery which provides images of clients from before and after starting their Belgravia treatment to give you a realistic representation of the kind of results that can be achieved and the time it takes to see them.

If you are feeling the pressure at work and think it may be starting to affect your hair, speak to a specialist who can diagnose your condition and provide professional options for a personalised hair loss treatment programme to help promote regrowth.


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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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A survey of 22,000 UK men has revealed that men rate glossy brunette locks highly as an attribute in a potential partner. The study, carried out by a dating site which surveyed its male members, aimed to reveal what UK men deemed as the ‘perfect’ woman.

As well as listing behavioural traits such as drinking and smoking habits (social drinking and non-smokers were preferred), and a desire for intellect (a university education was found attractive), men defined the ‘perfect’ woman as having a slim physique, green eyes and dark brown hair – physical attributes which are not dissimilar to the Duchess of Cambridge herself.

Striving for bigger, better hair

Survey Finds British Men Consider The Perfect Woman To Have Hair Like Kate Middleton, Duchess of CambridgeBut Kate Middleton‘s thick, glossy brunette hair is not easy for us all to achieve and a combination of good genes, a healthy diet and active lifestyle and carefully selected haircare products are probably responsible for keeping her looking lovely.

Women across the world are constantly bombarded with images of celebrities in the media sporting volumised, healthy looking, shiny tresses, which is why female hair loss can be so distressing for women affected – it can have a serious impact on your self-image and self-confidence.

Many women turn to hair extensions to add volume and length to their hair as they strive for bigger, better and healthier looking hair. Unfortunately, wearing hair extensions could damage your own hair and even lead to the development of Traction Alopecia, a condition caused by excess tension on the hair shaft, which leads to patchy hair loss.

Growing beauty trend

The results of this latest survey will surely boost the growing numbers of women seeking female hair loss treatments. Traditionally a ‘taboo’ subject, more women than ever before are finding the confidence to speak out about their hair loss and the treatments they have tried, from algae supplements to laser therapy and medication. This growing beauty trend, and awareness of the many possibilities for treatment of thinning hair in women, will surely help guide many more women to seek out, and find, the right treatment for their hair with the help of a hair loss expert.

Caring for your hair

The best way to achieve healthier, glossier hair is to stick to a simple hair care regime using natural products wherever possible, and to protect your hair from the environment (for example, by wearing a hat in cold, windy weather). Tight hairstyles and over-styling should also be avoided, as these can cause breakage which could lead to hair loss. If you are experiencing thinning hair or other signs of hair loss, there could also be an emotional factor – stress can actually cause or exacerbate existing hair loss.

If you are concerned, it is best to consult a hair loss expert as soon as possible – they will be able to help you to establish what is causing your hair loss condition and prescribe a bespoke treatment plan, to restore your hair and your confidence.


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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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First launched in 2012, The Alopecia Project is a recurring exhibition designed to raise awareness of the different forms of Alopecia and what people with the hair loss condition look like.

The brainchild of 28 year-old photographer Daniel Regan, The Alopecia Project displays black and white photographs of a wide variety of people affected by Alopecia, helping to demonstrate the fact that the condition affects people from all walks of life.

The Alopecia Project continues to gain great respect, having started with photographs of just ten subjects. The project’s profile continues to rise: Last year the exhibition was shown to delegates of the World Congress for Hair Science, and this year it formed part of the Alopecia UK conference.

Publicising Alopecia

Speaking about his photographs Regan said:

“I wanted to challenge the traditional images portrayed surrounding body image in today’s society and at the same time empower people with Alopecia. I want to promote dignity and respect for the people who don’t conform to what is perceived as ‘the norm’ and challenge social expectations.”

The Alopecia Project Photography Exhibition by Daniel Regan

An often-ignored condition

Regan was inspired to begin his project after offering to photograph a woman named Nataleigh at a party. Regan was impressed by Nataleigh’s hair, but learned that it was in fact a wig worn to hide the signs of hair loss caused by Alopecia.

“She told me she had Alopecia and the more we spoke about it, the more apparent it became that the photographs people were shown of the condition were awful snapshots taken in doctors’ offices,” Regan said of their chance meeting.

Despite the positive reception to The Alopecia Project, Regan still finds it hard to recruit models for his photographs. “As a society we’re not used to seeing women without hair or eyelashes,” he explained. “Although it is not damaging to physical health, Alopecia can have a destructive effect on a person’s confidence and self-esteem.”

Alopecia affects approximately one in every thousand people at some point in their lives, and Regan’s photography project is helping to reduce the stigma surrounding the condition. By telling the stories of the people affected by Alopecia, Regan is ensuring that they are able to combat any stigmas associated with the condition and that they are able to rise above any labels applied to them because of their appearance.

“The true message of the project is that it’s OK being you, but most importantly being the you that you choose,” concluded Regan. You can see Daniel’s stunning portraits from The Alopecia Project on his website, and if you would like to take part, you can email him here, or leave us a comment below and we will pass on your message.


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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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BeBold Sainsburys Buxton The Belgravia CentreThe staff at Sainsbury’s in Buxton put together a special fundraising weekend to help raise money for hair loss charity, BeBold Alopecia Awareness.

Employees at the Eagle Parade store created a festive atmosphere by donning colourful costumes and bright wigs in support of the charity. They were joined by special guest Julia Ross, who suffers from Alopecia, and was on hand to raise awareness about the charity and living with the condition.

As a result of their hard work, the staff at Sainsbury’s in Buxton raised over £200 for BeBold.

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia Areata is a form of hair loss characterised by sudden patchy loss of hair, caused by follicles prematurely entering the telogen (resting) phrase. Alopecia Areata is quite common, affecting as many as one in one thousand at some time in their life. The good news is, depending on its severity, hair loss treatment for Alopecia Areata can be very successful.

Severe Alopecia Areata may develop into Alopecia Universalis, where all hair on the body is lost – including eyebrows and eyelashes. This condition is far more difficult to treat.
The exact cause of Alopecia is not known, but it is classed as an auto-immune condition.

BeBold Alopecia Awareness

BeBold Alopecia Awareness is a charity dedicated to helping build confidence and self-esteem in children and adults who suffer from Alopecia. Members of the charity become part of a wide support network of people who either suffer from the condition themselves, or who are able to offer information and resources on living with the condition. Through their work, the charity seeks to help those with Alopecia create positive strategies to manage their condition, as well as increase general community awareness of the condition.

Find out more about the charity by visiting their website: http://www.bebold.org.uk/

The Belgravia Centre

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 diagnostic 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 0800 077 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

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29 May

10 Bollywood Stars Who Have Had Hair Loss Surgery

When your next job hangs as much on your appearance as your skill as a performer, it is little wonder that “hair loss” is the single most dreaded terms for actors all over the world. What is certainly no secret is that many actors take steps to deal with Male Pattern Hair Loss, the genetic […]

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28 May

‘Is Diffuse Hair Loss Also Causing a Receding Hairline?’

Name: Jen Question: I have been suffering from a diffuse hair loss for around seven months and have lost a considerable amount of hair fairly evenly. My dermatologist diagnosed me with a telogen effluvium but my hairline appears to be receding and I cannot seem to see any follicular holes where my hair line has gone back slightly. […]

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27 May

Teen Says Cricket Has Helped Him Deal With Alopecia Universalis

A youngster from Nottinghamshire whose hair loss has been caused by Alopecia Universalis is celebrating a bit of good news that will see him fulfilling a childhood cricketing dream. Fateh Landa, 13, has been playing the sport since he was three and was recently picked as the winner of tickets to see his choice of […]

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