Rafe Spall might not be a name you know, but you’ll definitely know at least one film he’s starred in, from Shaun of the Dead, to One Day alongside Anne Hathaway; from Life of Pi to his latest movie, I Give It a Year alongside Rose Byrne. Son of the universally loved character actor Timothy Spall, Rafe has forged his own way on both sides of the Atlantic as an accomplished actor.
“My Hair Is My Career”
Back in 2010, Spall did an interview with a newspaper where he jested: “I do lots of period roles, I suppose because of my hair. My hair is my career.” Indeed, his debonair style, striking features including a high forehead, and combed-back hair make him instantly recognisable. But, as he approaches his 30th birthday next month, should he be considering the best way to keep his stylish locks and avoid hair loss?
There is no doubt that Rafe’s hair looks in great condition in terms of its thickness, it could be that he’s yet to experience the onset of male pattern hair loss, or perhaps he is taking Propecia as a precautionary measure.
Propecia is an oral medication taken daily, which works by blocking DHT, a powerful androgen that occurs naturally in the body (though performs no useful purpose after puberty in men) but attacks scalp follicles on the top of the head, causing thinner hairs to grow. After an extended period of time, which varies from person to person, follicles cease producing hair at all.
More Than One Way To Prevent Baldness
However, the best way to address male pattern balding is not just with Propecia, but via a combined treatment approach that helps prevent balding from a number of angles. Propecia is not the only clinically proven hair loss treatment medication available; the MHRA and the FDA have also licensed and approved minoxidil for this purpose.
Minoxidil works in a totally different way to Propecia: it is applied locally to the scalp, and is particularly effective at regrowing a receding hairline. The exact science behind this proven hair loss treatment is still a bit of a mystery, but extensive trials have shown that it gives consistently good results, something backed up by our extensive archive of hair growth success stories.
Of course, should Rafe decide to address his hairline, as many men in their 20’s come to us to do, there are a multitude of different approaches on offer to him. A hair loss specialist would assess the actor to establish what treatments at what strengths are required – for instance, we provide a high strength minoxidil + azelaic acid cream that has shown hitherto unforeseen results in hairline regrowth – and also which of our treatment boosters might be effective in improving the hair’s condition and even speeding up regrowth.
It Can Be A 20’s Thing
It really is never too early to explore your options to prevent baldness; many of our patients first come to us in their twenties after noticing the initial signs of hair recession. By approaching us at an early stage the patient enables us to undo the damage done by DHT and to also provide a long term solution to hair loss via a hair loss treatment plan that doesn’t involve invasive or time consuming techniques. So, even if your hair isn’t quite so important to your career as Rafe’s, it is always better to act sooner rather than later.
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.