At Belgravia, we often see patients whose balding has caught them unawares on account of them having a strong hairline, but a thinning patch on the back of their hair that couldn’t be seen without the help of two mirrors, or if their hair loss was caught on camera.
It’s even possible to retain a juvenile hairline (the hairline that you have when you’re young, as supposed to a mature hairline that usually recedes somewhat between the ages of 17 and 29) whilst simultaneously experiencing a thinning crown. It can even happen that a juvenile hairline is kept throughout adult life, though this is unusual.
Juvenile Or Mature Hairline?
You can usually ascertain whether or not you have a juvenile hairline by wrinkling the forehead: if the hair touches the highest wrinkle you probably still have a juvenile hairline. It should also be noted that a mature hairline is not male pattern hair loss, which causes a noticeably higher receding hairline.
However, whether your hairline is juvenile or mature, just because it shows no sign of pattern hair loss it doesn’t mean that excess shedding won’t be occurring on the crown. So, what can men who are experiencing vertex hair loss do to halt the loss and prevent baldness?
There are two hair loss medications that have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, and any hair loss treatment plan should contain at least one in order to have a chance of growing back hair rather than merely improving the condition of existing hair.
Caught On Camera?
The first of the two medications, Propecia, is particularly effective for treating a thinning crown. The medication works by blocking DHT, an androgen hormone that attacks hair follicles atop the scalp in those who have a genetic predisposition to pattern hair loss. Blocking DHT gives follicles the chance to recover and to begin producing healthy hair once again.
The second medication, minoxidil, is a twice daily topical treatment that stimulates regrowth on the scalp. It can be applied directly to the thinning crown, either as a clear liquid or a high strength minoxidil cream, and whilst scientists are still establishing exactly why it’s so good for treating hair loss, clinical trials and the many patients Belgravia has successfully treated are testament to minoxidil’s effectiveness.
When used together, these two medications are the best means by which to treat a thinning crown, providing that the area in question has not become completely shiny and bald. A comprehensive treatment programme would also contain a variety of hair growth boosters, which maintain hair health and ensure it is kept looking its very best. These range from nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics, to the FDA cleared LaserComb, which can encourage and potentially speed up regrowth.
The Belgravia Centre—————————————————————————————————–
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.