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Most people who contact the Belgravia Centre are seeking advice about a personal problem with hair loss, but quite often newspapers and magazines call to ask for help with articles, too.

Other times, existing information on the Belgravia website and blog is borrowed by the media to add weight to their stories; occasionally Belgravia is mentioned in first-person articles by people who have been in for a consultation, too.

Stress and struggles with Alopecia Areata

Sophie AlopeciaThe latest batch of Belgravia’s press articles began with a report in Cosmopolitan by a young woman named Sophie, who described her struggles with Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disorder that leads to sudden, patchy hair loss. She explained how her hair started shedding following the breakdown of a relationship and the loss of a friend in a car accident just after her first year at university.

“When I went home a few weeks into the term,” she writes, “my mum spotted that I had very little hair behind my ears. I hadn’t noticed it at all, but when I went back to uni I saw a doctor about it just in case. She told me it wasn’t severe enough to refer me to a dermatologist, so I went away and tried to forget about it.”

The hairloss continued, however, and Sophie decided to visit another doctor. She was told it was likely that she had stress-related Alopecia Areata. The disease has a number of suspected triggers, and psychological long-term stress is one of them – as is shock and sudden, extreme stress.

In her account of the resultant struggles of trying to come to terms with her shedding, Sophie details how she also had to deal with the hair from the rest of her body starting to fall out, too, suggesting that her condition had developed into Alopecia Universalis.

A glimmer of hope came when hair started to regrow on her head around eight months ago, but it fell out again. Sophie writes that she was told upon visiting The Belgravia Centre that the pattern in which her hair had fallen out – “starting behind my ears and then snaking across my head” – indicated that there was a good chance it may never grow back.

While Alopecia Areata treatment at Belgravia has certainly resulted in many success stories, this is only suitable for the scalp-only form of the condition. There are currently no truly effective treatments available for the more extreme types of autoimmune hair loss, though many are in development.

Stress was mentioned again in the context of Belgravia in another article on Livestrong.com, which was looking at how men might grow thicker facial hair. “Leonora Doclis, senior trichologist at the Belgravia Centre, reports that stress can actually cause hair loss,” stated the article.

Indeed it can, and not just in cases of Alopecia Areata, or – as the article referenced, beard hair loss known as Alopecia Barbae. In fact, stress is more often thought to be behind a temporary all-over shedding condition named Telogen Effluvium, which can happen when the body reacts badly to something and causes an increase in the number of hairs that enter the resting phase, before falling out. This can exacerbate or even trigger the early onset of androgenetic alopecia in men and women with a predisposition to this hereditary type of hair loss.

The Belgravia Centre london clinic Womens hairloss treatmentPostpartum hairloss

Next, in an article on Romper.com about postpartum hair loss, their journalist was contemplating whether or not certain hairstyles could exacerbate the problem of thinning hair after having a baby. The writer states that the advice from “the hair loss specialists at The Belgravia Centre is to try and wear it loose as much as possible.”

This is so as not to cause further shedding to already-vulnerable hair (many women experience Postpartum Alopecia, a form of Telogen Effluvium which follows pregnancy) and would also minimise the risk of a separate condition named Traction Alopecia, which is sometimes seen when people frequently wear very tight hairstyles or hair extensions for long periods of time.

Treatment for Traction Alopecia and, for women who are not – or are no longer – nursing,  postpartum alopecia treatment are both possible. These can help speed up the regrowth process by combining recommended high strength women’s minoxidil products with boosters such as the highly-targeted hair growth supplement, Hair Vitalics for Women.

Hair Loss Consultation Trichocheck at The Belgravia CentreMale pattern hair loss

For an article on WebMD, Christina Chikaher, Belgravia’s superintendent pharmacist, is quoted as saying that “some people are of course of the opinion that bald men are more attractive, so not all men have a problem with losing their hair.” The story was headlined “Tips for men to cope with hair loss” and focused on the genetic condition Male Pattern Baldness, which – despite Christina’s encouraging words – is still viewed by plenty of men as a disastrous phase in their life.

Luckily, there are clinically-proven male hair loss treatments which, in many cases, can provide an effective way of regrowing a receding hairline and/or a thinning crown. Through using the key medications finasteride 1mg and minoxidil in recommended formulations, alongside appropriate hair growth boosters, Belgravia has been successfully helping men to prevent baldness for over 25 years.

Lastly, the Daily Mail featured a response from Leonora (pictured) giving Belgravia’s views on the announcement of a new Help Hair protein shake “that promises to reverse hair loss”.

The Mail Online quotes her explanation as to why the nutritional supplement may help to keep hair in good condition but will not stimulate hair growth.

“‘Protein and amino acids are indeed essential for healthy hair growth but they will not reduce levels of DHT – the hormone that causes genetic hair loss,’ she said. Her practice offers a similar product, but without the protein, which she says is not designed as a stand-alone hair loss treatment and that the Help Hair shake should not be classed as one either. ‘These products, as much any vitamin supplement, can be very helpful if nutritional deficiency caused the hair loss and if taken in combination with the proven hair loss medications. ‘Dr Shapiro’s shake may have gone a step further in incorporating most of the essential vitamins and mineral in a protein shake compared to other brands.'”

Recent media reports on studies and anecdotal evidence has also suggested that nutritional supplements, particularly whey protein shakes, that are taken in drink form may even contribute to hair loss. This is believed to be due to the different rates of absorption seen between liquid supplements and solid formats.

For more information on hair loss issues, visit the Belgravia blog, which is updated daily. Or, for personalised advice you can ask a question, here, or arrange a free consultation either in person at one of our Central London hair loss clinics, or via our website consultation form for those based further afield.


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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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As the leading hair loss clinic in the UK and with a reputation that spans the globe, specialists from The Belgravia Centre are often called upon to give hair loss advice to the media. Here are some of the press articles they have been busy contributing to over recently…

Excess oil on scalp

First up were the BBC, who wanted to know what Belgravia’s experts thought about Gary Barlow’s revelation on Twitter that he had just washed his hair for the first time in 14 years. It was something of a surprise revelation that arguably had more fans going, “Eww!” than wanting to emulate his approach to shower time. As regular readers of this hair loss blog will already know, the “no ’poo” trend, as it has been called, is not something we would advise.

“Rinsing your hair is not going to be very effective after certain activities that make the scalp sweaty, such as exercising or using a sauna,” Belgravia is quoted advising, as well as pointing out that shunning shampoo is not going to remove bacteria from the hair or remove excess oil from the scalp if you are prone to greasy hair.

Wanting to avoid potentially harmful chemicals that may be found in some shampoos was entirely understandable, we agreed, but explained that there were many great shampoo formulations out there that did not contain such harsh chemicals so were kinder on the hair and scalp.

Belgravia Centre Mens Hair Loss Treatment Advice FashoinbeansMen’s hair loss prevention

Next we were asked to settle the proverbial $64,000 question for the popular fashion and lifestyle website fashionbeans.com: how can men make their hair last longer? Senior hair loss specialist, Leonora Doclis, provided a range of advice on the causes of thinning hair, Male Pattern Hair Loss treatment, the dietary and lifestyle factors that can influence hair growth and tips for hair loss prevention.

She explained that, in men who are genetically predisposed to be affected by male pattern baldness, there are also factors which can accelerate its onset or speed up the rate of shedding in those already showing signs of hair loss. These include diet, lack of exercise and “bad habits” such as smoking or regularly drinking too much alcohol. Leonora also looked at ways to try and avoid these acceleratory factors, for example, did you know that some forms of exercise can be better than others for men who are worried about losing their hair?

Belgravia Centre Womens Hair Loss Advice ShowbeautyHelp for “partied-out” locks

Finally, Belgravia’s superintendent pharmacist Christina Chikaher was asked to contribute to the showbeauty.com website for an article advising women “How To Avoid Partied-Out Locks”.

Among Christina’s top tips were to stay hydrated in order to keep hair frizz-free and load up on sweet potatoes to avoid or calm an itchy scalp. She also advised on choosing the right kind of alcoholic tipple to avoid greasy hair (Christina suggests that vodka is low-sugar compared to some drinks, the more sugary of which may lead to increased sebum on the scalp and inflammation).

She also said it might be a good idea to quit smoking: “Smokers may notice that the top and face-framing layers of their hair are brittle, causing strands to break off,” she said. “This is most likely because they’re malnourished – cigarettes contain 4,000 different chemicals and gases and when you smoke, your blood carries around poisonous carbon monoxide gas which hijacks the red blood cells, preventing them from carrying oxygen around the body and hair and thereby inhibiting nutrient absorption.”

You don’t have to be a member of the press to get expert help; an initial consultation at Belgravia is free – whether it takes place in person at one of our Central London hair loss clinics, or via the Online Consultation form. During these sessions the reason for your shedding will be diagnosed, discussed with you and all of the most suitable hair loss treatment options available to you will be fully explained.


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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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It’s rarely the done thing for the Belgravia team to blow their own trumpet, but a spate of recent press articles about hair loss for which we were asked to contribute has left us with a bit of a warm glow.

As the UK’s leading hair loss clinic, with more than two decades of experience in treating everything from Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss to Traction Alopecia and Telogen Effluvium, we are regularly contacted by the world’s media for help in explaining to their readers what can be a fairly baffling subject to laymen. And over the past few weeks we’ve been especially busy.

Hair Loss Consultation Trichocheck at The Belgravia CentreStylist and Yahoo! Beauty quotes on causes of hair loss

Yahoo! Beauty contacted us for information about the kind of hair loss experienced by Canadian singer Alessia Cara, who had penned an essay for Glamour about her struggles with thinning hair. Belgravia’s senior hair loss specialist Leonora Doclis (pictured) explained the difference between Alopecia Areata – an autoimmune disorder which leads to patchy hair loss and may possibly have been behind Alessia’s problems – and Female Pattern Hair Loss. The latter is a genetic condition which Leonora said “can start to appear any time following puberty, so some teenagers may notice thinning hair.”

Yahoo also sought our expert opinion on whether frequent use of hair dye can cause hair loss, following actress Keira Knightley‘s revelations that she has been wearing wigs for the past five years due to over-dyeing her hair for film roles.

Following our contributions to the debate about whether or not dry shampoo can cause hair loss in Mashable, we were also asked to give our thoughts on the subject of “how often should I wash my hair?” for an article in the popular freemium magazine Stylist. Leonora was quoted again, this time stating: “There’s a lot of debate about whether you should wash your hair every second day or just twice a week, but it depends on your hair and scalp type. Frequent shampooing, even daily, is recommended if you have a flaky scalp to get rid of dead skin cells as they may cause problems with the production of natural scalp oils. If you have a healthy scalp with hair that gets oily, wait two days before washing.”

Leonora went on to explain in the article that if your hair is dry and highly porous – and you’ll know this is the case if your hair almost immediately dries after showering – then it should be shampooed no more than twice a week as the hair is likely to be soaking up large amounts of water. Leonora explained that this weighs down each strand, resulting in loss of elasticity and leading to breakage.

Bull Sperm for Hair LossDaily Express article on bizarre hair loss treatments

The Daily Express also quoted Belgravia in a piece concerning the percentage of men likely to show visible evidence of Male Pattern Baldness by the time they were 35. The answer, if you’re wondering, is 40 -per cent.

The article referenced a number of rather bizarre “alternative” treatments for hair loss that we have covered on the Belgravia blog, including cow urine and bull sperm.

Neither of these options – alongside one of the most common myths (onions) were deemed a likely fix for a genetic condition that is more traditionally – and more successfully – treated with a personalised hair loss treatment course featuring clinically-proven medications, designed to reduce the production of the testosterone by-product which causes hair to gradually thin fall out, as well as encouraging new hair growth simultaneously.

Lastly, Irish sports blog, Balls.ie featured quotes from Leonora in a piece regarding why so many male professional golfers have hair loss. Genetics are clearly the cause but could the stress of media scrutiny and pressure to succeed exacerbate their shedding? It’s definitely possible.

Just like the media, many thousands of people have cottoned on to the fact that Belgravia takes hair loss very seriously. Thanks to a skilled team of trained experts who keep abreast of global developments, Belgravia is able to offer advice and medication that can alleviate a wide range of hair loss conditions in both men and women.


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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’s flagship hair loss clinic (top) and our City of London Belgravia Centre

This month sees the 25th anniversary of The Belgravia Centre – the UK’s leading hair loss clinic.

Since it was established in 1991 Belgravia has gone from strength to strength, quickly adding a worldwide home-use hair loss treatment service for clients based outside London or abroad, and opening its thriving City of London clinic opposite Liverpool Street in 2013.

The original Grosvenor Gardens flagship clinic continues to thrive, and Belgravia’s online Success Stories gallery – the largest of its kind in the world – now contains over 1,000 examples of our male and female clients’ regrowth results. Photo-scans show them before and after starting their bespoke treatment courses for a variety of different hair loss conditions.

Whilst thinning hair caused by male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss continues to be the most common concern at both our Central London clinics, in the past 25 years Belgravia’s hair loss specialists have seen a noticeable rise in people visiting us for Alopecia Areata treatment.

Belgravia Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories - Male Pattern Baldness - Female Pattern Hair Loss - Alopecia Areata

Providing support, treatment and advice since 1991

We are proud to have helped many tens of thousands of people in the UK and abroad – if not more – in Belgravia’s 25 years“, says Belgravia MD, Jonny Harris.

Not just through providing high levels of client support, monitoring and – of course – our personalised hair loss treatment courses, but also through establishing a comprehensive source of hair loss information via BelgraviaCentre.com.

Thank you to all our clients past and present – especially those who have been with us since the very beginning! – and we look forward being at the forefront of non-surgical hair loss treatments for both men and women for the next 25 years and beyond.”

Throughout August we will be introducing you to the Belgravia Centre team, including those behind the scenes who you might not get to see so often, such as the pharmacists based in our in-clinic hair loss pharmacies. So stay tuned to the Belgravia blog in order to learn more about us in our anniversary year.

Click on the Success Story images featured here – top to bottom, Male Pattern Baldness, Female Pattern Hair Loss, Alopecia Areata – to view our full gallery.


The Belgravia CentreThe 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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See Inside The Belgravia Centre Clinics - Google ToursEver wondered what goes on inside The Belgravia Centre? Now’s your chance to have a look!

Google are hosting virtual tours of both our Central London hair loss clinics which allow you to go inside and have a look around as part of their Google Maps service.

You can explore our hair loss treatment advisors’ and consultation rooms. You can also view our clinical treatment areas and check out our receptions so you know what to expect when you arrive, whether you’re visiting our City of London centre opposite Liverpool Street station, or our flagship Belgravia location, opposite Victoria station.

To access these tours simply Google ‘Belgravia Centre Victoria’ or ‘Belgravia Centre New Street’ then on the right hand side of your screen (from a desktop, scroll down on a mobile) you will see a map come up with images of inside the centre of your choice along with the option to ‘See Inside’ – choose this and away you go! Alternatively you can select from the buttons below to take you straight to the tours for each clinic.

Navigate through our clinics by clicking on the screen where you want to see, just as you would when using Google Maps. For our New Street centre which has three floors for you to explore, simply click on the key on the right hand of the screen to select which floor you wish to look around – G(round), 1 or 2.

As Google doesn’t allow people to appear in the tours, if you’d also like to find out more about the Belgravia team, you can visit our Meet the Team page.

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The Belgravia Centre City of London Hair Loss Treatment Clinic

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 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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Jonny Harris MD of The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinics Talks Hair Loss Treatments of the Future in the Mail OnlineWhen it comes to reports on hair loss remedies, sorting the wheat from the chaff to uncover those key studies that present significant, new information regarding hair loss conditions or potential treatments, can be a time consuming process.

In a time-saving summary published on the Daily Mail website, Belgravia MD Jonny Harris reviews the latest research and rates the likelihood of these developments leading to effective hair loss treatments in the next five years.

The article covers everything from the hair growth potential of bee product Propolis, to stem cell treatment and why people with alopecia may want to include beetroots in their diet.

We regularly publish information on the latest studies into and development of hair loss and hair growth treatments here on the Belgravia blog, so to keep up to speed with this fast-moving area of research, keep checking back. You can also follow The Belgravia Centre on social media to have alerts delivered straight to your Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Facebook feeds.


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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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As hair is often a source of pride for many women, discovering hair loss can cause acute embarrassment so it is always good to remind sufferers that they are not alone.

Following Belgravia Centre client, Alya Mooro’s recent piece in The Telegraph, where she spoke frankly about her struggle with Alopecia, we caught up with her to provide further insight into her story.

Belgravia Client Writes in The Telegraph About her Experience of Alopecia Areata Hair LossGetting a diagnosis

Alya came to us as she had been experiencing patchy hair loss, which was discovered by her hairdresser. As she explains in her article, ‘I started losing my hair at 23 and felt like a failure’.

A Belgravia hair loss specialist quickly diagnosed her condition as classic Alopecia Areata; an autoimmune disorder which causes the hair to fall out in clumps. The condition is easily identifiable by the patches of scalp it leaves visible, which are often circular in shape, and can present anywhere on the scalp.

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia Areata occurs when the hair follicles shut down, often as the result of extreme stress or a sudden shock although the precise cause is unknown.

Follicles prematurely enter the resting (‘Telogen’) phase of the growth cycle, lying dormant as they await a signal to resume normal hair production. However, it is impossible to know when, or indeed if, this signal will come.

Although there is no cure available as yet, Alopecia Areata treatment can be effective, particularly in the condition’s earlier stages.

Treatments and results

Daily applications of high strength minoxidil – a topical medication licensed for the treatment of genetic hair loss – have been seen to produce significant regrowth in many Belgravia clients in the early-to-mid stages of Alopecia Areata.

This is what we prescribed to Alya at her initial consultation and photoscans were taken in order to chart her progress. She was advised how to apply minoxidil directly to the scalp in areas where hair loss had occurred, helping to stimulate blood flow and shock sleeping follicles back into action.

Alya also visited us each month for regular clinical treatments, and started taking Hair Vitalics supplements to ensure her hair was getting its nutritional needs met, all of which can further promote healthy regrowth

Belgravia Centre Client Experiences Regrowth Following Treatment for Alopecia AreataAlya says, “It took several months to start noticing results… I felt, as I couldn’t see the back of my head – where the hair loss was, that my hair was starting to grow back“. This is why taking photoscans of clients, so that they can see what is happening and visually chart their progress, is such an important part of our service. As you can see from her images above, taken before and four months after starting her treatment course, Alya’s hair grew back, with dense regrowth apparent at the four month mark.

When faced with a hair loss condition like Alya’s, although it can feel like a lifetime from starting treatment to seeing your hair start to grow, it usually takes three-to-four months for regrowth results to become visible. This timeframe generally depends on whereabouts you are in your hair growth cycle when you first start treatment.

Alya’s thoughts on her treatment

We caught up with Alya who explained how even the process of getting treatment was helpful to her. “The treatment provided routine and the opportunity to feel like you were actually doing something, contributing in some way, rather than waiting helplessly for your hair to grow, or not grow back“, she told us.

Coming in to the clinic every month and applying the cream and using the shampoo and conditioner helped put the power back in my hands and helped me feel like I was doing something to ameliorate my situation.”

I would definitely recommend the treatment to others with hair loss. At the end of the day, there’s nothing to lose! At the time I was willing to do anything and everything that could have potentially helped with hair re-growth. I’m sure most people in my situation would be willing to do the same.”

If you are concerned about patchy hair loss and would like to speak to an expert about the causes and possible treatment options, contact a hair loss specialist who will be able to offer you advice and support as well as a diagnosis.


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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 long-term Belgravia favourite, the HairMax Lasercomb features in the April issue of Marie Claire magazine, in a beauty report on ‘Ingenious Gadgets’.

HairMax LaserComb hair growth booster featured in Marie Claire magazine - April 2015 UK EditionThicker hair in a month

As part of their Beauty Power List, the UK edition of this top women’s magazine had a tester try out the laser comb’s effects.

According to the piece, some of which you can view below, she reported thicker hair after just one month’s use.

Marie Claire heralded the the LaserComb hair growth-boosting device – which is included free of charge with most of Belgravia’s comprehensive hair loss treatment courses for men and women – as one of ‘this year’s hottest hi-tech beauty gizmos’, including it alongside other salon-quality, home-use gadgets like the Clarisonic.

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HairMax LaserComb hair growth booster featured in Marie Claire magazine

What is a LaserComb?

The HairMax LaserComb is an award-winning handheld device that uses gentle laser therapy, known as LLLT, to boost hair growth.

Hair Growth Cycle DiagramSuitable for home use, when it is combed through the hair, the gadget’s teeth help to part the hair, allowing low level laser light, emitted from the comb to get straight to the scalp, where this laser therapy helps to stimulate the hair follicles and increase blood flow to the scalp. This in turn helps to both reduce hair loss and promote hair growth by encouraging dormant hair follicles out of their resting (Telogen) phase and back into the active stage of the hair growth cycle.

In addition to being included free of charge with many of our annual treatment plans, this FDA-cleared LaserComb is also used during our Clinical Therapy sessions.

Find out more about hair growth boosters

If you are experiencing thinning hair and are interested in how hair growth boosters, such as the Laser Comb, may work for you, speak to a hair loss specialist. They will be able to diagnose the reason for your shedding and advise on the best way to combat your hair loss condition.

LaserComb + Hair Vitalics Small The belgravia centreWhilst hair growth boosters can help to improve the condition and health of the hair, as well as promoting quicker regrowth, they cannot tackle the root cause of many conditions, such as genetic hair loss. There is, however, a medically-proven hair loss treatment for women available, called minoxidil, which often produces promising regrowth results and works well in conjunction with these booster products.

If you would like more information on the LaserComb or a personalised treatment plan based on your specific type and stage of shedding, give the Belgravia Centre a call on 020 7730 6666 or drop us a message to book your free consultation. Alternatively, if you are unable to visit one of our Central London hair loss clinics, simply complete our Online Consultation for further assistance.


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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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Jonny Harris Belgravia CentreIs shaving your head really the only option if you start to experience signs of hair loss? That’s what Telegraph journalist, Andrew Shanahan wanted to know so he turned to Belgravia Centre managing director, Jonny Harris, pictured right, to evaluate a few of the other options for men with hair loss.

If you are struggling with male pattern baldness, whether you’re considering a hipster beard-with-bald head combo, a Donald Trump-style combover, or just want to know what a ‘skullet’ is, read what Jonny and Andrew think are some the best options for bald men.

Not ready to say goodbye to your hairline just yet? Have a look at Belgravia’s range of medically-proven male hair loss treatments that can help to prevent hair loss and promote regrowth. Our clients often tell us they can’t believe how good their results are – and you can see over 1,000 of them for yourselves in our exclusive collection of Hair Loss Success Stories.

To find out what the best treatment options are for you, book your free hair loss consultation at one of our Central London clinics by calling 020 7730 6666 or sending us a message. If you are based outside London, or the UK, you can complete our online consultation for the Belgravia home-use service.

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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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