Medically untreatable hair loss has troubled men since we’ve walked the earth, but the hair transplant procedure truly joined the 21st century last week when the first European robotic hair transplant took place in London.
The Robots Are Coming
Costing a tidy quarter of a million dollars, the robot aims to harvest hairs successfully from the back of the head without damaging the grafts. Surgeons believe it may lead to 50% more hair being harvested from the same areas as when hairs are manually removed. Hair from the back of the head is used in a hair transplant procedure, as male pattern hair loss only affects the top; however all hair transplanted must be maintained with a clinically proven hair loss treatment programme to prevent the hair transplant shedding.
Of course, this new technique is intriguing, and we welcome any advancement in hair transplant technology. However, before you start looking into this type of hair loss procedure it’s important to try a medical-based non-invasive hair loss treatment programme for a minimum of six months. This period of time is generally enough to establish whether you can medically regrow your hair. We see so many patients who believe that a hair transplant is their only option, and whilst there are some brilliant hair transplant surgeons out there, some do try to push a transplant onto men who don’t yet need one.
Exciting News, But Do You Need A Transplant?
If you’re experiencing an overall thinning of the hair, or perhaps you’ve noticed a receding hairline developing, you have a great chance of improving your hairline and increasing hair density all over the scalp by using a tailor made treatment programme. After a hair loss specialist establishes the cause of your shedding, providing that the areas you wish to regrow are not completely bald and shiny, either one or two clinically proven medications will be prescribed.
Less Robots, More Real People
The first medication that we treat patients with, which has been licensed by the MHRA and the FDA (which ensures that it is both safe to use and effective), is minoxidil. This formulation is applied directly to the scalp, and works locally to stimulate hair regrowth. There are a number of ingredients that the Belgravia Pharmacy adds to its minoxidil formulations which appear to block the androgen that causes male pattern baldness, DHT, and we vary the strength of the minoxidil that we provide for each patient depending on the severity of the baldness. Particularly stubborn areas of hair loss respond extremely well to our unique high strength minoxidil creams.
Alongside minoxidil, the second clinically proven hair loss medication, Propecia, can be taken daily in tablet form. Propecia blocks the androgen DHT, like the minoxidil added ingredients appear to, and as such complements minoxidil itself by tackling hair loss in a different way. DHT causes hair follicles to shrink and produce weaker hair in those with a genetic predisposition, and as such it is vital to stop its effects before areas of the scalp become completely bald.
Together with the medically approved hair loss treatments, a number of hair growth boosters are included in our treatment programmes to ensure that hair grows back in great condition, and at the fastest rate possible. We provide a truly comprehensive service, including support seven days a week on the phone, by email or in person. And if a hair transplant is the only way to improve your hair’s density, we can provide you with information and recommend a surgeon for you, too.
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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.