It was announced last weekend that Peter Capaldi, famous for playing spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, would be taking the reigns as the new Doctor Who in the hit BBC show. Fans of the show have been accused of ageism when they complained that Capaldi, 55, was too old for the role.
The Scotsman, who had been the bookies favourite to win the role, is the same age as the original Doctor, William Hartnell, who took up the role in 1963. Capaldi, whose somewhat unruly hair appears thick and healthy, will most likely be keen to prevent hair loss to ward off further comments about his age.
Who’s the Doctor?
So, what are the possible reasons behind Capaldi’s great head of hair? He may be genetically lucky, and not carry or be carrying without expressing baldness genes. We inherit the predisposition to hair loss from our family tree, although environmental factors can mean that we begin to express the gene sooner than we may have otherwise have done, so Capaldi may just be fortunate in this respect.
It is also possible that Capaldi is undergoing treatment for hair loss. Hair loss cannot be treated pre-emptively, but when the first signs of male pattern hair loss appear, commonly a general thinning atop the scalp or a receding hairline, a hair loss treatment plan can be begun to hopefully stop the baldness progressing and regrow the thinning hair.
Fighting Hair Loss
In order to prevent hair loss progressing, the first of two medications licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, Propecia, can be used to block DHT, the androgen hormone that causes follicular miniaturisation atop the scalp, the process that leads to thinner, weaker hair being produced. If left untreated, DHT can eventually cause follicles to stop producing hair altogether, at which point the hair loss becomes medically untreatable.
Propecia is most effective when combined with the second proven medication, minoxidil, a topical treatment that stimulates hair regrowth. For particularly stubborn thinning, Belgravia produce a high strength minoxidil cream, which also contains azelaic acid, an ingredient that appears to block DHT when applied locally.
A Belgravia treatment programme would contain the two medications along with a range of treatment boosters selected by your hair loss specialist. Whilst these additions will not treat your hair loss, they will ensure all-round hair and scalp health, providing the ideal basis for good regrowth results, leaving you with all the time in the world for saving the universe.
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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.