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Multiple factors including rising levels of GDP and “an emphasis on looking good” are driving an increase in the number of people from China and India who are seeking out treatment for genetic hair loss.

According to a new report from New York-based Persistence Market Research, the Asia Pacific region as a whole is set to experience the fastest growth for products designed to treat male pattern baldness and its women’s equivalent, female pattern hair loss, in the coming years.

The report states that more than 800,000 people are seeking some kind of hair loss treatment worldwide and makes the case that: “Changing lifestyle, along with an increase in stress levels among the working class population is expected to boost the demand for treatment of hair loss globally.”

Hair Loss in China Male Pattern Baldness Treatment Asian MenStress is part of the problem

The mention of stress as being part of the problem refers in this instance to the accepted wisdom that stress is a known accelerator of androgenetic alopecia in men and women who are genetically predestined to lose hair in this way. While it is unclear by exactly how much stress can speed up shedding, many experts believe that latent genetic hair loss can begin sooner than it may have otherwise when a stressful lifestyle is a factor.

In one report, stress as an accelerator of male pattern hair loss was thought to be especially problematic in India, where a study of 1,000 men with hair loss who were aged between 25 and 35 found that more than 80 per cent of them also had hypertension. The study, which took place in Bangalore, made the assertion that large numbers of stressed-out city workers (Bangalore is a progressive, high-profile city which has been named “India’s Silicon Valley”) were losing their hair.

In addition to this, local newspaper The Bangalore Mirror stated in a separate story that around 20 per cent of the city’s women were reporting thinning hair before they were 30. Doctors said they noticed that the trend was most commonly seen amongst women with stressful lifestyles.

The American report says that demand for hair loss products in India and the wider Asia region is being driven by multiple factors as well as stress levels, including a rise in geriatric populations, increasing disposable incomes, an emphasis on looking good, and also technological advances in treatment options.

Products for hair loss

These include clinically-proven products that have been licensed by the MHRA in the UK and cleared by the FDA in the US for treatment on male pattern hair loss (one of the products, minoxidil, can also be used on women).

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Men Women Hair Growth Hair Care 360pxBelgravia hair loss treatment clients are based all over the world, not just in the UK, as we are able to send our products by mail or courier where this is permitted. Whilst we cannot send treatments to India at present, we are able to treat clients based in China. After completing an online consultation form and receiving their diagnosis, tailored hair loss treatment courses are recommended. These often comprise advisable formulations of high strength minoxidil, and, where appropriate, the oral men-only tablet finasteride 1mg.

Further products known as hair growth boosters which are designed to maximise the chances of regrowth, may also be suggested to use alongside the hair loss drugs. These include an exclusive gender-specific hair growth supplement named Hair Vitalics, which contains key nutrients needed for men and for women to helps ensure the scalp receives highly-targeted, hair-friendly nutritional support. Additionally, clients are offered the HairMax LaserComb, an FDA-cleared device which stimulates the follicles. A choice of a laser comb or a 12 month supply of Hair Vitalics can often be included free of charge when purchasing a full Belgravia treatment course.

As a general rule, the Asian hair type is not quite so prone to genetic thinning as western hair, but that still leaves many millions of men and women affected. In fact, the new data from the US suggests that in China 21 per cent of men have genetic hair loss, while the figure for women is six per cent.


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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 17 07 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Richard, pictured, is thrilled with his regrowth to date, saying “Everyone says I’ve had my hair dyed!”

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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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The hair loss experts at Belgravia are regularly called on by magazine and newspaper journalists when they are writing about thinning hair and baldness, and this month has been no exception.

Senior hair loss specialist Leonora Doclis was asked to comment on why men lose their hair (answer: the genetic condition male pattern baldness in the lion’s share of cases) for an article on the Mr Porter website.

Belgravia-Centre-Mr-Porter-Hair-Loss-Advice-Mens-HairHairstyles for thinning hair

While the focus was on which hairstyles men should choose if they have thinning hair – the best two apparently being the French crop and a fade, with or without the high top.

The writer also wanted to know if anything could be done to combat a receding hairline, losing hair on top and a thinning crown. Leonora explained that the only clinically-proven solution is medical, and pointed out that well-established drugs (finasteride and minoxidil) can help to stop shedding and encourage new hair to grow back.

At Belgravia, most tailored male hair loss treatment courses come with important extra ‘booster’ products, specifically chosen based on the individual’s condition, level and pattern of shedding. These can include the exclusive one-a-day hair growth supplement Hair Vitalics For Men, and home-use laser device, the HairMax LaserComb to complement the action of a client’s clinically-proven hair loss treatments.

The article features advice from Leonora about lifestyle choices, too; she explains how high-intensity, muscle-building exercise regimens, especially those that involve sports nutrition supplements such as whey protein and creatine, have been linked to higher levels of DHT in men. DHT, aka dihydrotestosterone, is the testosterone by-product that causes follicles to shrink around the top of the head and hairline in men who are genetically predisposed to male pattern hairloss. She adds that stress and smoking may also cause the acceleration of androgenetic alopecia.

Hello Magazine hair perfume hair loss advice Belgravia Centre LondonLeonora also shares her wisdom on the subject of washing thinning hair, which is something many men avoid at the first signs of shedding for fear that it will cause even more hair to fall out. “Washing hair regularly – daily or every other day – not only helps keep the scalp in good condition, but can keep your hair looking thicker, too,” she is quoted as saying.

Smelly hair and scalp problems

Hello magazine also quotes Leonora in a feature about scented hair mists. She advised as to one common factor that can cause the hair and scalp to smell, namely the over-production of sebum. “Sebum has the added effect of making hair oily, which in turn increases the likelihood of hair ‘picking up’ scents from the local environment,” she explained.

Hair perfume may be a big beauty trend at the moment but it is not something Belgravia’s hair loss specialists would recommend using, especially not on a regular basis. This is because alcohol, particularly when it is the main ingredient, can be drying and therefore damaging to the hair. Rather than spraying it directly onto the hair, it is often suggested that the product be sprayed onto a hair brush and then brushed through the hair, though the safest thing is to avoid it altogether or choose a natural, alcohol-free formulation. Continues below…

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Abundant locks

In separate news, The Belgravia Centre was also name-checked in a story in the Sun about the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United following his recent tax woes in Spain. Sun writer Dave Kidd wrote that “personally, I reckon United supporters have more chance of seeing Marouane Fellaini down at the Belgravia Hair Loss Centre.”

Fellaini, of course, is the big-haired Belgian who plays for Manchester United and whose locks are so abundant they have inspired a number of terrace chants.


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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 14 07 17A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr G, pictured, is thrilled with his regrowth since starting his Belgravia course.

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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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Facial filler injection syringeThe global “facial injectables” market is on track to grow to $5.4bn over the next three years, but what few people consider in their quest to smooth out wrinkles is that there is a chance that products could lead to hair loss.

What could make things worse is that unapproved versions of dermal fillers are starting to become more widely available, especially online, including Juvéderm Ultra 2, 3 and 4 which the FDA has flagged up as currently being distributed illegally in the US.

Not cleared for sale online

The FDA – America’s Food and Drug Administration – cautions that these products are not cleared for sale in the country, and further warns that any Juvéderm products should only be injected and sold by a licensed health care provider.

While stories of hair loss caused by approved or unapproved versions of facial fillers are not widespread, one story in 2015 highlighted the potential dangers. So severe was the incident that the FDA published an inquiry report into the event, which was a woman’s account of patchy thinning following Restylane dermal filler injections.

The case had been reported to the FDA by a physician after a woman undergoing facial augmentation had developed what was described as an “intense burning sensation” in her right temple.

Two weeks later, she had a bald patch on the same spot, something that was diagnosed as having been caused by the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata. A degree of Scarring aka Cicatricial Alopecia was also observed. The FDA recommended that patients considering dermal fillers were warned of Alopecia Areata as a rare potential side-effect.

Using unlicensed fillers and those from questionable sources is only likely to increase the chances of potential problems, which would certainly not be limited to hairloss. When people buy drugs online, they sometimes either knowingly or unwittingly bypass a huge number of safety-nets that have been put in place by regulatory bodies, not least the proper storage of medications which is needed to retain their efficacy.

Several years ago, a former doctor named Raghbir Singh was given a suspended sentence for selling hair loss drugs that were not legally available in the UK; the same year a man living in Wales was found guilty of selling more than half a million pounds’ worth of fake health products, including some aimed at people who were losing their hair.

In fact, Ronald Noble, the Secretary General of Interpol said that counterfeit drugs were ‘more deadly than terrorism’, with 200,000 people dying from using ‘fake drugs’ in a single year in China alone. As long ago as 2008, 10 per cent of UK men admitted to buying prescription-only medicines from unregulated sources such as the internet.

Why take the risk?

But why would anyone take such a risk? The answer, usually, is that the price of name-brand medications is sometimes cheaper online, and there is also the potential appeal of saving time by not having to visit a doctor or specialist. But a customer can never really be sure what he or she is buying. One US hairdresser recently spoke out about the dangers of buying cheap shampoos and conditioners, for example, explaining that when they are discounted it is often because they are no longer fit for purpose and are potentially dangerous.
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The most common hair loss drugs in the UK and US are called minoxidil and finasteride 1mg and these have been approved by the MHRA and FDA regulatory bodies for use on Male Pattern Baldness, and as treatment for female pattern hair loss (Minoxidil only).

At Belgravia, male pattern hair loss treatment can include the DHT-blocker finasteride 1mg as well as recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil which form the cornerstone of women’s hair loss treatment courses. Additionally, many of these custom hair loss treatment courses are augmented by special hair growth boosters which can help improve the chances of regrowth. These range from clinical therapy for clients who visit our Central London hair loss clinics in person, to convenient at-home LLLT treatments and bonus nutritional support from Belgravia’s exclusive Hair Vitalics hair growth supplements.

When following a treatment plan from a reputable hair loss centre you not only have peace of mind that the medication you are prescribed is genuine and suitable for use. Clients also benefit from on-going support from their appointed, dedicated specialist who can answer any queries as they come up. In addition to this they regularly monitor changes in hair growth and – where necessary – tweak their course components to ensure they are following the optimum plan for their needs at all times.


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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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Afro hair loss menName: Carl

Question: I am a black male who used to have corn rows and a healthy head of hair for 10 years after years of corn rows I decided to have a new look and shaved of all my hair that when I noticed the baldness on top of my head can you recommend anything I can do or buy to reverse the baldness.

Answer: Hi, Carl. First we would need to establish the precise cause – or causes – of your hair loss.

Whilst it does sound as if the most likely reason for losing your hair along the top of your scalp is Male Pattern Hair Loss, it is important to also check for any damage the years of cornrows may have done. This is because tight hairstyles, especially in afro hair due to its naturally more brittle texture, can damage the hair follicles. The hair loss condition this causes is called Traction Alopecia and in some cases it may only become apparent once the braids have been removed.

Many men tell us that they first noticed signs of hair loss – usually, but not always, from androgenetic alopecia – after they shaved their head.

It is possible for both Male Pattern Hair Loss and Traction Alopecia to be present simultaneously. This is why it is crucial to know precisely what you’re dealing with before starting treatment. There are effective hair loss treatment options for both conditions provided the follicles are in an active state. Traction alopecia may cause some follicles to become permanently damaged and, as is also the case with total baldness from MPB, in these instances treatment will not be possible.

Whilst Traction Alopecia is generally a temporary hair loss condition, Male Pattern Baldness is a permanent one, though both are often reversible. Whilst there is no cure, it can be effectively managed using clinically-proven male hair loss treatment to regrow lost hair and, moving forward, to prevent baldness.

A Belgravia specialist can diagnose the relevant hair loss condition (s) and tailor a bespoke course accordingly, to prevent further hair fall and promote healthy new hair growth.


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The kind of hair loss caused by the genetic condition Male Pattern Baldness typically happens over the space of many years, giving those who are susceptible to it plenty of time to try out “miracle cures” and new hairstyles.

Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing appears to be leaving no stone unturned in his quest to try and deal with his thinning hair, and his latest haircut – a very short style of the buzz-cut variety – could well be an attempt to hide things.

Short can accentuate

The problem is that a grade three or four cut, as Jamie appears to be sporting, can actually accentuate thinning hair as there are no longer any “concealer” hairs that can be brushed over patches that have started to go bald. Arguably the best cut of this type for men who have a receding hairline or are thinning on top is a grade one – especially when hair is light in colour – as this can make the hair and the scalp somewhat indistinguishable from each other. Another popular hairstyle for hiding hair loss is a high-top fade, especially for men with afro hair, or the Caesar cut for men with Caucasian/European or Asian hair types.

It could be, however, that Laing is seeing what the shape of his head is like in readiness for a day when he does lose his locks. Clearly someone who is concerned about androgenetic alopecia, Laing may be seeking to gain comfort in knowing that he is at least well-suited to the hair-free look. As he wrote alongside the Instagram photo that showed off his new look: “You have to shave your head at least once in your life… right?” He later posted the following photo claiming the short crop is for a TV show that airs in September 2017, so we shall have to wait to see the reason for the new style. Continues below…

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While the reality TV star and heir to the McVities fortune is showing signs of a receding hairline, there’s no reason to think that a life of comb-overs and hats is a foregone conclusion. As many thousands of men will attest, male pattern hair loss is something that can be tackled head-on (no pun intended) because clinically-proven products licensed by the MHRA have been honed to address the reasons why hair is falling out and to encourage new growth.

At Belgravia, men’s hair loss is approached on a case-by-case basis, with bespoke hair loss treatment solutions being tailored for each individual client.

The Belgravia Centre london clinic Mens hairloss treatmentThese often involve using recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil – a topical drug that can be particularly effective for regrowing hair in stubborn areas such as the hairline and crown – and the oral DHT-blocker, finasteride 1mg. Additionally, a range of hair growth boosters, including highly-targeted nutritional support in the form of Belgravia’s one-a-day hair growth supplement, Hair Vitalics for Men, can be used where necessary alongside the primary medications.

Laing may well have already tried the clinical approach – his hair certainly looks thicker than in previous years – as he was reported two years ago to be using “hair drops” in an article in The Debrief, whose writer spent a day with him. It was never fully ascertained what these drops were, though it is possible that he was using topical minoxidil, as this corresponds with the description.

As stated above, however, different formulations are available and it could be that different products would provide better results.

Lasers to stimulate scalp

According to his MIC cast-mate Spencer Matthews, Laing is on a fast-track to baldness; something Laing is clearly not prepared to take lying down. In his quest to stave off thinning, the TV star has also tried Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), which is typically administered with either a hand-held device or by using a special “cap” which can be left on the head for set periods.

These products can help to boost hair growth by stimulating the scalp, and one company in particular has recently made some bold claims about their efficacy. At Belgravia, many hair loss treatment plans for men include a free PRO 12 HairMax LaserComb, which makes use of LLLT. HairMax is the original company to use this technique and gain FDA approval for it in relation to treating hairloss.

Anyone thinking that Laing, at 28, seems to be unusually young to be affected by male pattern hair loss need only look at Premiership footballers to see a wide variety of men in their 20s who are losing their locks. While far more commonly seen in men in their 50s, this genetic condition affects millions of men who are much younger as well.


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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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With the popularity of vegan diets on the rise, it may be helpful to remind people that hair loss can become an issue when certain foods or nutrients are not present.

Of course veganism is not a guaranteed fast track to baldness. However, when dairy products, eggs, meats and fish are suddenly removed from the diet – as with any significant shift in diet – it is certainly possible that this can adversely affect the hair.

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According to new Mintel research, 11 per cent of the world’s vegan food-based start-ups in 2016 were based in the UK, and in Germany the figure was 18 per cent. Clearly, veganism in Europe is as popular as ever.

Opinions on whether a meat and dairy free diet is as good for individuals as it is the animals they hope to protect is divided, but what a sudden change in diet can do is kick-start a hair loss condition named Telogen Effluvium, which leads to an all-over thinning across the head.

The shedding it causes can be extremely alarming when first noticed, and while thinning is usually not as dramatic as that seen when people have the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata, for example, it is nonetheless worrisome, as people don’t understand what is happening.

Treatment for Telogen Effluvium at Belgravia will typically start with an assessment of the causes of the hair thinning, and as well as recommending tailored solutions based around the topical hair loss drug high strength minoxidil. Clients will also be advised about non-pharmaceutical hair growth boosters and lifestyle approaches to consider, which may include trying to replace the minerals and nutrients that have suddenly stopped being supplied to the body with those that come from meat-free alternatives.

Telogen Effluvium can occur due to a lack of amino acids, something quite commonly seen when people turn to a vegan diet if they aren’t careful to replace them with a suitable source. These acids are essential for the production of keratin, among other things, and given that keratin accounts for almost 90 per cent of what your hair is made of, it is obvious that replacement sources need to be sought out.

Hair Vitalics hair grow supplements hair growth tabletsVegetarians who feel that they are not getting enough from their diet alone can top up by taking a targeted hair growth supplement such as Belgravia’s exclusive Hair Vitalics products, though these are not suitable for strict vegans. This is because the Vitamin D3 that they contain, whilst being responisbly and sustainably sourced is derived from lanolin which was taken from the wool of healthy, live sheep.

As there are various levels of veganism, including people who follow a ‘vegan diet’ in the sense that it does not contain animal flesh, eggs or dairy products but do not follow a vegan lifestyle (still wearing wool or silk, for example), some vegans may feel comfortable with this. Fortunately, for those who don’t, amino acids can also come from certain vegan-friendly foods, with good supplies being found in lentils, sprouts, tomatoes and leafy greens.

Genetic hair thinning cannot be avoided

HairLoss Treatment Men and LasercombWhile Telogen Effluvium is more common in women and men, both sexes can be affected, and likewise they are both susceptible to the condition either speeding up or initiating genetic thinning if they are already genetically-predisposed to hair loss. Not everyone is earmarked for male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss, but those that are may find that Telogen Effluvium starts the clock a little earlier than they would have liked.

If you have inherited an active predisposition to genetic hair loss then there is no avoiding this without intervention. Pattern hair loss treatment for men and women is well-proven and can help to stabilise shedding, promote regrowth and prevent baldness through on-going use.

It may also be a good idea to adopt a proactive approach to making sure a switch to a vegan diet is as undemanding on the body as possible. In this way, Telogen Effluvium may be avoided and with it any early onset or unnecessary acceleration of male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss.

The Mintel report states that processed “meat substitutes” appear to be losing popularity, with vegans and vegetarians looking for natural alternatives instead. Given that processed foods with artificial additives and sugars are so often linked to obesity and Type 2 diabetes, this can only be a good thing. The strain placed on the body by both of these health conditions is known to be another cause of thinning hair as these too can lead to Telogen Effluvium.

In fact, a report in 2016 noted that plant-based diets were associated with lower risks of obesity, certain cancers and heart-disease. The secret to a successful vegan diet, said the experts, was to ensure that it was healthy and balanced.


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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 belgraviacentre 12 07 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr Ade, pictured, is thrilled with his regrowth to date, saying he is “having the last laugh with family and friends making fun of me going bald.”

Find out what else 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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A debate is raging in the State of Wisconsin, USA, over whether or not Governor Scott Walker is stretching the truth when he says his hair loss was caused by a bump on the head.

The Republican politician is currently embroiled in something of a furore over his party’s controversial plans for the American healthcare system, which prompted a rival to state that “the most original thing he said recently is that he got his bald spot from hitting his head on a cabinet.”

Circular bald spot on head

Governor Scott Walker HairIndeed, this does seem to be Walker’s explanation for a circular patch on the top of his head of the kind that is synonymous with the genetic condition male pattern baldness. According to the Politifact website, Walker said in 2015 that “I wish I could grow a little bit more hair on my scar up there.” It was while fixing a sink some years ago that the injury is said to have happened.

So what’s going on? There are two distinct possibilities: the first is that Walker’s injury was sufficiently bad enough to cause severe scarring. When this is profound enough, it can permanently kill hair follicles and is known as ‘cicatricial alopecia or Scarring Alopecia. At present, there is no effective method for making dead follicles start to regrow, though a hair transplant may be an option in some cases and researchers are currently investigating ways from regenerative stem cell procedures  to 3D printing in order to produce functioning hair follicles artificially. The aim is that these could then be grafted into the scalp in cases of extreme hair loss, including cicatricial alopecia.

The second scenario is that the local skin trauma and/or the shock of the injury caused the onset of the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata, which can appear as at least one rounded bald patch that is the size of a coin, or larger. In photographs, however, Walker’s hair loss doesn’t quite appear to match the typical profile of an Alopecia Areata patch, and it would be unlikely that the hair had not regrown by now, as the condition usually heals itself within six months.

Scarring Alopecia is commonly seen after burns to the scalp, though it can also happen after extreme inflammation, as seen as a result of dermatological conditions such as lichen planus and pseudopelade. Alopecia Areata is more common, affecting around 2-3 per cent of all people in their lifetime and Alopecia Areata treatment at a specialist clinic can often yield successful results. Belgravia has a large number of case studies showing hair lost to the condition having grown back.

Possible third option?

The third option that may explain Mr Walker’s bald patch is that he is, in fact, mistaken, and he has a thinning crown because of genetic reasons – just millions of fellow 49-year-olds around the world. It is clear from photos that the Governor is already affected by Male Pattern Hair Loss as can be seen in his general thinning on top, so it could well be the case that this has also affected his crown. Male pattern baldness causes thinning of the hairs located around the top of the scalp – including the crown, vertex and hairline – so developing a bald spot on his crown is likely if the politician is not using preventative treatments, like the GOP’s leader, Donald Trump.

Male hair loss treatment at Belgravia takes a bespoke approach, with clinically-proven hair loss drugs – finasteride 1mg and minoxidil – frequently being used alongside recommended boosters.

By tailoring the components of each course to the specific needs of the individual and their level and pattern of shedding, Belgravia’s hair loss specialists find that many clients experience significant results from stabilising hair fall to increasing hair density and promoting healthy hair growth – as well as preventing baldness on an on-going basis.

What would be interesting would be to see Mr Walker’s bald patch up close; this would allow for a definitive diagnosis, and may prove that what began as a scratch on the head actually coincided with the start of genetic hair thinning, which will only intensify with each passing year without treatment.


The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic - Hair Loss Specialist ConsultationThe 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 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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