WE CAN HELP
Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

How Can I Tell If I Am Going Bald?

Male suffering hair loss the belgravia centreMale Pattern Baldness is a progressive condition, the signs of which are often hard to spot. Often hair loss has progressed for quite some time before the affected person notices.

There are many reasons that people affected by balding might not immediately recognise their situation, not least the fact that its onset can be very gradual. There are some signs, however, that can be monitored for evidence of baldness.

Family history

Even if both parents haven’t been troubled by hair loss, you can still inherit the predisposition to baldness from your family tree. Therefore, it pays to be vigilant; as the sooner pattern hair loss is identified, the sooner treatment can begin to not only halt the loss, but to also regrow hair.

Age

The beginnings of a receding hairline or bald patch can begin any time after puberty, and it is often the case that younger men aren’t immediately aware of the fact that they’re experiencing hair loss.
Many men assume they are too young to be affected by balding. However by the age of 25, a quarter of all men will have been affected by significant hair loss. Male Pattern Baldness can begin at any time and the chances of its occurrence increase with age.

Lifestyle

Certain lifestyle factors can affect hair health, although they do not directly cause baldness. People who experience stress or do not get enough minerals and vitamins within their diet can find that their hair becomes more brittle or, in the case of stress-triggered conditions such as Telogen Effluvium, that it can start to fall out. However, the condition of Pattern Baldness is genetic in origin and as such cannot be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.

Early signs of baldness

Male Pattern Baldness usually manifests itself in two ways: the development of a bald patch on the top of the head and/or a receding hairline, where hair at the front of the scalp forms a ‘V’ shape or ‘widow’s peak’.

Everyone loses between 50 and 100 hairs each day as part of the natural growth cycle. Under normal circumstances this hair is quickly replaced and any loss is invisible to the naked eye. If hair loss rises above the 100 hair threshold, or is not replaced by new growth, baldness starts to develop.

Men who have noticed increased hair shedding, or a change in their hair’s appearance are advised to seek the opinion of a trained hair loss professional who will be able to diagnose and treat any hair loss condition.

The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our online diagnostic form from 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 success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

21 Nov

Hair Growth Success: “…my treatment advisor is very professional…”

“Cherie, my treatment advisor is very professional and was able to help me swiftly agree to proceed with my renewal treatment.  I came slightly unsure, but left with full confidence to proceed.  Thanks.” Mr A Age: Early 30’s Diagnosis:  Male Pattern Hair Loss

Read full article »
21 Nov

Woman Admits Husband’s Hair Loss Affected Their Marriage

Is your husband experiencing hair loss? You might not think it’s a big deal – after all, around 30% of 30-year-old men are affected by male pattern baldness, and this figure rises to around 50% of men in their 50s. Yet hair loss can place a strain on your relationship; not necessarily because of balding […]

Read full article »
20 Nov

Hair Growth Success: “…very friendly, nice location…”

Facebook Review “Nice staff, very friendly, nice location, easy access.” Ms Ven Age:  Early 20’s Diagnosis:  Female Pattern Hair Loss

Read full article »