He’s known for playing the crotchety character House in the Fox TV show of the same name, and before that was comedy partner to Stephen Fry, but since ending his eight year stint on the famous show, Hugh Laurie appears to have experienced significant hair loss in less than a year since he was seen with a full head of hair.
More Hair, Jeeves?
The former Jeeves and Wooster actor, who was pictured leaving the Gard du Nord station in Paris yesterday, appeared to have a thinning crown, a common sign of male pattern hair loss. This type of shedding, which affects 95% of men who experience hair loss, is genetic and cannot be ‘cured,’ though it’s possible that Laurie was treating the hair loss whilst filming House in order to prevent it from worsening, and has since stopped treatment.
A hair loss treatment plan that contains clinically proven medication for hair loss (that has been licensed by the MHRA or approved by the FDA, the UK and US medical regulatory bodies) can both halt hair loss and regrow thinning areas on the scalp, so should Hugh wish to save the hair he has and potentially regrow thinning, he does have this option open to him.
Propecia, the first of the two medications, works by blocking the naturally occurring androgen DHT. Whilst DHT performs no useful function in the male body after puberty, it does cause hair loss atop the scalp by causing the hair follicles there to shrink, and therefore produce weaker, thinner hair that can break easily.
House’s Hair Loss
Eventually, after an extended period of time, DHT causes follicles to stop producing hair completely, and at this point hair loss can no longer be treated medically. Therefore, those wishing to halt hair loss should ensure that treatment is sought before areas become completely shiny and bald. It’s also important to ensure that treatment is kept up, to prevent the regrown hair shedding and hair loss worsening once more, as may have happened to Laurie.
Minoxidil, a second proven treatment, can help to regrow thinning hair by stimulating the scalp. Belgravia’s unique high strength minoxidil cream has proven to be particularly effective at regrowing a receding hairline such as Laurie’s (sometimes also called a widow’s peak). Of course, if Laurie has chosen to begin to bald, that’s fine, but he would need to act soon if he wished to prevent baldness from becoming even more established.
Propecia and minoxidil are highly complementary when used together, and alongside these medications our treatment plans contain a variety of hair growth boosters, which ensure hair is kept in the best possible condition. From the FDA cleared LaserComb to tailored nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics, plus added ingredients in our various minoxidil formulations which appear to block DHT when applied locally, your hair loss specialist can ensure that every angle is covered when it comes to tackling your specific case.
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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.