Readers of this blog will have seen that following many months of speculation, TV star Declan Donnelly has spoken out to quash persistent rumours that he has undergone a hair transplant operation to combat hair loss. Stories had been circulating in the press for months regarding Dec’s receding hair line and that of his ‘I’m a Celebrity’ co-star Ant McPartlin.
Following his appearance at the National Television Awards in Februady in which he was photographed with a new, thicker head of hair, gossip columns began to speculate as to whether Donnelly had had a hair transplant. The latest tittle-tattle comes on top of a story earlier in 2011 which suggested a number of ‘I’m a Celebrity’ stars had undergone transplants, including presenter Joe Swash and Declan Donnelly himself.
How has Declan Managed to Regrow his Hair?
Despite the suggestion that Dec has ‘done a Rooney’, he instead attributes his new growth to use of Propecia. Approved for treating hair loss in men by the UK health regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Propecia has a proven track record in encouraging hair regrowth.
Unlike a hair transplant operation, Propecia does not require any kind of invasive surgery or recovery period and can be as simple as taking a single pill on a daily basis. Propecia-based treatment plans are far cheaper and less distressing than a transplant, and provide patients with a high level of satisfaction with the results.
What Happened to Dec’s Hair?
Because Declan rarely talks about his hair loss, it is difficult to be certain as to what the root cause of his thinning was. Paparazzi photographs taken over the years suggest that the most likely cause was male pattern balding, or Androgenic Alopecia to give the condition its proper name.
Androgenic Alopecia is a condition which affects men and women and is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Some people are genetically predisposed to Androgenic Alopecia which sees testosterone broken down into a compound known as DHT which then attacks the hair follicles. Over time the hair follicles shrink and the attached hair falls out; the shrunken follicle cannot then usually grow a new hair. Dec’s partner Ant may well have the same problem.
How Does Propecia Help?
Propecia helps to restore the normal hormonal imbalance by preventing the formation of DHT, and thereby protecting the hair follicles from further attack. When DHT production is regulated, the hair follicle can once again begin growing hair normally.
Is there anything even better than Propecia?
The simple answer is yes! At The Belgravia Centre, hair loss experts have found from many years of experience that using another clinically proven and medically licensed treatment, as well as some specific hair growth boosters can dramatically increase results.
But what about Ant?
Although Declan Donnelly has finally gone on record to talk about his hair loss and the Propecia treatment he is receiving for it, his comedic partner has not. Of the cheeky Geordie duo, Ant McPartlin has for many years shown signs of a clearly receding hairline.
As the other half of the duo cruelly nicknamed “the two foreheads”, Ant may become envious of Dec’s new hair. Fortunately, subject to consultation, Ant should also be able to use hair loss treatments to help encourage his own hairline revival if he is so minded.
More than Propecia
Propecia is one of two clinically approved medications used by The Belgravia Centre as part of their hair loss treatment plans. These are created to meet the specific needs of their patients and depend on the pattern of a patient’s hair loss and how advanced their condition has become.
Our patients also benefit from specialised formulations unique to The Belgravia Centre which have been created to maximise hair regrowth potential. Depending on an individual’s circumstances, they may be offered one or more of our exclusive Hair Growth Boosters, such as our Hair Vitalics dietary supplement which contains all the vitamins and minerals required for healthy hair and follicles, or the HairMax Laser Comb which is designed to stimulate blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles, delivering key nutrients to the point at which they are needed most.
Key to everything The Belgravia Centre does, is the unique needs of every client. From their very first appointment, our patients, be they Ant, Dec or anyone else, male or female, receive the outstanding service to be expected from the UK’s leading hair loss clinic. Contact us for a free no obligation consultation.