With their energetic cheeky-chappie on-screen personas, it’s easy to forget that it was 22 years ago when popular presenting duo Ant and Dec first graced our television screens in 1989 as characters PJ and Duncan in children’s show Byker Grove.
Since then they have seldom been off the television screen, and their youthful looks have led some to believe that there might be a pair of steadily aging portraits locked away together in the corner of some secret attic. But look closer next time you tune into the current series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and you may just catch a glimpse of signs that the two 36 year-olds are indeed aging. But then again, you might not.
The boys begin to lose their hair
Both Ant and Dec, aka Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, have showed signs of hair loss in recent years, in the form of receding hairlines and thinning hair. In 2009, The Sun printed pictures of Dec with clearly thinning hair across his crown. More recently many have commented that his hair appears much thicker in appearance, prompting much speculation over whether he had had a hair transplant or thickening treatment. He has however made no comments to confirm or deny the rumours.
Ant too has had a steadily receding hairline over the past years, though he has shown no signs of attempting to reverse it.
There is of course nothing at all unusual about men, or women, losing hair as they get older, and even the perpetually boyish Geordies Ant and Dec can’t avoid nature and aging. That said, there is also nothing unusual about having treatment to reverse the process of genetic hair loss, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, and whether or not the TV duo have pursued these, many other fellow celebrities, and ordinary people, have.
Is a hair transplant the answer?
There have been a lot of celebrity hair loss stories recently revolving around hair transplant procedures. But the fact is that for many people, particularly those not on multi-million pound salaries, a hair transplant is far from the best option. Not only are they expensive (with a ‘cheap’ one costing anything between £3000- £9000), they also require risky invasive surgery and there is no guarantee that they will work.
There are however treatments which are much more affordable, safe and effective. At The Belgravia Centre we use the scientifically proven hair loss medicines Propecia and Minoxidil to stabilise Male Pattern Baldness and stimulate re-growth. These products have been clinically proven to be both safe and effective, and are the only pharmaceutical products which have been licensed for treating Male Pattern Baldness by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
In addition to these proven methods of tackling genetic hair loss, we utilise treatments which we have found to complement their action, including LaserCombs, clinical treatments and our own nutritional supplement, Hair Vitalics.
If you suffer from Male Pattern Baldness and you’re looking for a safe, effective and affordable way to reverse your hair loss, contact us at The Belgravia Centre for a consultation, or fill in our online diagnostic form for a home-use treatment course.