He’s known for being a bit of a recluse, but actor Daniel Day-Lewis broke his habit for a stroll around Manhattan with his teenage son this week. Cutting a dashing figure in a smart coat and dark denim jeans, the 55 year old was nevertheless showing signs of hair loss around his temples.
The Lincoln star didn’t appear to be experiencing a thinning of his hair, which remains thick even as his once striking black locks have since faded to salt and pepper grey. However, even though Day-Lewis wears his hair reasonably long, a receding hairline was still clearly visible.
There Will Be Hair Loss
Now, it’s certainly possible that Day-Lewis has attempted, and to a certain degree successfully treated, his hair loss. The first of two medications proven for hair loss, Propecia, is great at treating overall thinning of a man’s scalp hair. Propecia works by blocking DHT, a powerful androgen that causes male pattern hair loss by causing scalp follicles to shrink and produce thin, weak hair in place of previously healthy growth.
If Day-Lewis is indeed using Propecia, which is taken as a tablet, he could have it to thank for stopping his hair thinning, but Propecia alone is not the best way to treat a receding hairline. Rather, a combined approach that includes both Propecia and minoxidil, the only other hair loss medication licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, in our experience is the most effective way to treat pattern balding.
The Unbearable Lightness Of Hair
Minoxidil comes in the form of a liquid of a high strength minoxidil cream. With a strong combined daily dose for particularly stubborn patches of hair loss, minoxidil can be tailored to each patient’s specific needs. Other ingredients which appear to locally block DHT can also be combined with the minoxidil solution, meaning that hair has the best chance possible of growing back.
Of course, Day-Lewis may find that patches where his hair used to grow have ceased to produce hair at all, and when these areas become shiny and bald hair cannot be regrown, however a hair loss treatment programme can still ensure that hair is grown back where possible, and hair loss is halted to prevent further damage to the follicles.
As well as halting hair loss, Day-Lewis can further help his hair by integrating a number of hair growth boosters into his hair care routine. From specialist shampoos and conditioners catered to his hair type, to the FDA cleared LaserComb which can speed up hair growth, a hair loss specialist would be able to advise Day-Lewis on everything he needed to halt hair loss and keep hair healthy.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics 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 pharmacies produce 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 centres 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 that 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.