As the media frenzy surrounding the pregnancy of the Duchess of Cornwall reaches fever pitch, spare a thought for the soon-to-be-born heir to the British Monarchy. Not only will the youngster one day rule the Commonwealth, they could also be at significant risk of pattern baldness.
The baby’s father, Prince William, has been experiencing a receding hairline for many years, as has grandfather Prince Charles. It is therefore not unfeasible that if the child is a boy, he will display the same genetic predisposition to hair loss as his relations.
A Question Of Genetics
Genes play a major part in male pattern baldness, a common hair loss condition that affects thousands of men across the globe. Male pattern baldness, or to give it its proper name, androgenic alopecia, is caused by hormones called androgens that act on hair follicles, inhibiting the growth of new cells and new hair. Eventually the growth stops completely, leading to the development of bald patches.
The affected hair follicles demonstrate a genetic predisposition to attack by androgens, suggesting that androgenic alopecia can indeed be inherited.
If My Parent Had Pattern Balding, Will I?
In the case of the Royal baby, and anyone else with a balding parent, there is a statistically higher chance of developing androgenic alopecia at some stage in life. Male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss worldwide, and those who experience the condition often have parents that experienced it before them.
However, because genetics are involved, there is always the chance that the child of balding parents will not be affected – it’s impossible to accurately predict either way, as every case is different.
Hair Loss Need Not Be Permanent
The good news for the Royal baby and anyone else at risk of genetic hair loss is that there are proven treatments that can stop the loss of hair and even reverse it completely. Here at The Belgravia Centre, we specialise in hair loss treatment using clinically proven medications, including minoxidil and Propecia as part of custom treatment plans designed to target every aspect of your particular hair loss condition.
To complement their personalised treatment plans, The Belgravia Centre also offers a celebrity hair loss service which offers unparalleled levels of confidentiality – ideal for any public figure who requires a more discreet approach. For more information, call 0800 077 6666 and request a call back from Olivia Jenner – she’ll be happy to help in any way that she can.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leading hair loss clinic in the UK, based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacy produces high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centre or for home-use, 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 hair regrowth so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.This entry was posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 2:36 pm and is filed under General Hair Loss, Hair Loss, Male Hair Loss. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.