WE CAN HELP
Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

Declan Donnelly – No Hair Transplant (But May Use Hair Loss Treatment)

Ant and Dec at The NTA's 2012 The Belgravia Centre

Ant and Dec (right) at the National Television Awards 2012

A little while ago we reported that Declan Donnelly – Dec, of Ant and Dec fame – had been rumoured to have had a hair transplant or some other form of hair loss treatment.

Now, a source close to the star has come forward to put the record straight on the popular presenter’s hair loss and apparent re-growth.

At the end of January, the unnamed source told The Sun that, “Declan has certainly not had a transplant.” Some in the media, The Sun included, have speculated in the past that Dec’s changing hairline might have been the result of a surgical procedure, though this was based entirely on speculation.

According to The Sun, Dec had, “set tongues wagging by appearing at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night with a luxuriant head of hair – a far cry from his previous thinning mop.

The source went on to say that, “He knows his hairline is receding and has taken some steps to tackle it. There are all sorts of remedies out there you can get, including tablets and shampoos. He’s not exactly kept it a secret. He was even joking about it at the NTAs (National Television Awards) as people he hadn’t seen for a while had noticed the change.”

The source does not appear to have gone on record saying that Dec is definitely taking the aforementioned tablets and shampoos, but according to The Sun, “He is understood to have opted for a mix of special one-a-day tablets of hair growth chemical and shampoo… one tablet he is likely to have started taking is Propecia.”

What is Propecia and how does it work?

Propecia is one of only two pharmaceutical treatments which have been scientifically proven to actively stabilise and reverse hair loss due to Male Pattern Baldness. It works by inhibiting formation of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase in the body, which in turn prevents the formation of the natural chemical Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is this DHT which is responsible for the shrinking of hair follicles to an almost microscopic level, thus leading to the appearance of hair loss. By reducing levels of DHT in the body, Propecia can effectively keep Male Pattern Baldness at bay, and give it a chance to re-grow.

If Declan Donnelly is indeed using Propecia to treat his hair loss condition, then he should be reassured by the fact that it has been licensed for this purpose by the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency(MHRA) here in the UK, and has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The only other pharmaceutical treatment to receive this recognition is Minoxidil.

For many people, Propecia, and Minoxidil, are a far better way of dealing with hair loss due to Male Pattern Baldness than having and expensive hair transplant. Hair Transplants can also be risky, as they are a form of invasive surgery, and what’s more, no guarantees are provided that they will work, despite their often £6,000+ price tag. In fact Propecia is often given to people after they have had a hair transplant.

It’s likely that Dec is taking Propecia as part of a comprehensive treatment programme which includes a variety of complementary hair loss treatments. This would involve first a diagnosis, to assess and evaluate the state of the hair loss, followed by the recommendation of a number of treatments.

Hair loss treatments at The Belgravia Centre

This is what we do at The Belgravia Centre. We treat each case of hair loss individually, and rather than prescribing a single ‘miracle cure’ for all, we take time to identify the treatments which will work best for the individual with hair loss. As well as Propecia and Minoxidil, we may recommend a course of clinical treatments, such as laser and infra-red light therapy, steam and massage treatments.

We also use hair growth boosters to stimulate the follicles and ensure that your hair is at optimum health. These include FDA cleared HairMax LaserCombs – a handheld laser device for use on the scalp – and our own Hair Vitalics nutritional supplement.

If like Dec you suffer from Male Pattern Baldness or another hair loss condition, you can take steps to prevent further hair loss and re-grow the hair you’ve lost. To find out more about our hair loss treatments contact us today for a no obligation consultation. Alternatively, fill in our online diagnostic form to receive a home use treatment programme, wherever you are in the world.

Interesting articles

Hair Colour in the Workplace – Blondes are Paid Less

Farrah Fawcett’s Hair Sale Sparks Fury

Hair Loss Doctor Jailed Over Sex Therapy

Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

24 Apr

Success Story Alert! New Male Hair Loss Treatment Entry

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. Brian, pictured, is thrilled with his regrowth to date, hes improvement in all areas affected by his hereditary condition. Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking […]

Read full article »
24 Apr

‘My Daughter Has Severely Thinning Hair Following PCOS Diagnosis’

Name: Richa Question: My teenage 14 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with PCOS and she has been experiencing severe hair loss since last year. Her beautiful thick hair are now very thin and scanty. please advise Answer: Hi, Richa. Diffuse hair loss is common in cases where there has been an underlying medical issue. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is […]

Read full article »
23 Apr

FDA Clearance for Paxman Cancer Hair Loss Prevention Cold Caps

The British maker of a device to prevent hair loss during cancer treatment has been given a huge boost in the States, where the government has cleared its product for use. Paxman’s proven and popular scalp cooling system is already a feature in hundreds of clinics across the UK and the world, and will now be […]

Read full article »