Prime minister David Cameron was sporting a rather interesting hair style in the Commons yesterday, as he appeared to try to conceal his growing bald patch. Despite trying to comb over the area, however, his hair seemed to have slipped back into its original style, leaving Cameron with a problem faced by many men: how could he regrow his thinning crown?
Head Of The Nation?
David Cameron appears to be experiencing the progression of male pattern hair loss, the most common type of hair loss, which affects 95% of men experiencing shedding. It can manifest in a variety of ways, from an all over thinning of the hair, to a receding hair line, or in Cameron’s case, a growing bald spot. Our PM will be pleased to know, however, that providing his balding area is not completely devoid of hair and shiny, there is every chance that he can halt the rate of hair loss and regrow the missing hair.
Male pattern hair loss occurs when the powerful androgen DHT (created when testosterone joins with enzyme 5-alpha reductase) attacks the hair follicles on top of the scalp, causing miniaturisation that leads to weaker, wispier hairs growing. If left untreated, the baldness could become irreversible, but if Cameron acts now, he should be able to regrow his loss with a comprehensive hair loss treatment programme.
How To Prevent A Bald Spot Growing
The first of two clinically proven medications that the prime minister could use is the DHT blocker Propecia. This daily oral medication is the first important step to take in preventing hair loss from worsening. It is particularly effective for all over thinning, but if Cameron wants to regrow his balding area, Propecia alone will not achieve the best result.
The second (and only other) hair loss treatment licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA (important benchmarks in the safety and effectiveness of medications) is minoxidil. This treatment is applied direct to the area of loss, and whilst we don’t know the exact reason why minoxidil is so effective, extensive clinical trials have shown consistently impressive results. The PM would also benefit from using a high strength minoxidil cream, which can be applied nightly to the scalp and has shown remarkable results on areas that are proving difficult to treat.
A Unique, Proven Hair Growth Method
The high strength minoxidil cream is great for targeting tricky areas of loss, because the medication is dose dependent, and also because it contains the added ingredient azelaic acid, which appears to inhibit the enzyme 5-alpha reductase that leads to DHT being formed. At The Belgravia Pharmacy, there are a number of other added ingredients that we include in our different strengths of minoxidil, ensuring that each patient’s treatment programme is optimised to give them the best chance of hair regrowth.
Of course, medication is just one part of the treatment programmes that we offer, and Cameron can take a variety of other measures to ensure that his hair grows back thicker and healthier than before. A variety of treatment boosters that include the FDA cleared LaserComb are included within our plans, and whilst they alone will not tackle hair loss, they can make a significant difference to the overall result.
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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.