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Dr Who’s Karen Gillan Shows Off Shaved Head at Comic-Con

karen gillan shaved head comic-conShe had tricked fans the day before at Comic-Con International by wearing a red wig, but Karen Gillan decided to bare all on Saturday at the Marvel press line, fittingly after shaving her head for her role in the 2014 Marvel film Guardians Of The Galaxy

The Doctor Who actress, who will be playing the villainous pirate Nebula, has also recently starred in the British romcom Not Another Happy Ending, and will also be appearing in the upcoming supernatural thriller Oculus.

Bald and Beautiful

Gillan joins another successful British export Jessie J in going bald, and it will be interesting to see whether Gillan has as much fun with hair dye as Jessie J has been having! Gillan will also undoubtedly serve as a talking point for the issue of hair loss in women.

Sudden patchy hair loss due to the autoimmune disorder alopecia areata affects many women, and can be alarming due to how suddenly it can onset. The patchy hair loss is a result of hairs rapidly and prematurely entering the telogen (resting) stage of their cycle, where they remain for some time before shedding.

Coping With Hair Loss

The cause of this shedding varies from person to person, and there are many potential reasons. From a genetic predisposition, to chronic stress, shock, illness and pregnancy, alopecia areata can be triggered by a wide variety of environmental and internal factors.

If your hair loss due to alopecia has progressed to alopecia totalis (where all the scalp hair is lost) or alopecia universalis (where all scalp and body hair is lost) it is unlikely that treatment will help the condition. However, if the hair loss remains patchy, it’s possible that a clinically proven hair loss treatment may have an impact.

Minoxidil has been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA for use as a hair loss medication for both men and women. Belgravia produce the treatment in a unique high strength minoxidil cream formula, which has produced some excellent results for patients with alopecia areata. You can view two such sets of before and during treatment photographs here (mens) and here (women’s).

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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.

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