He’s known the world over for his great looks and successful acting career, and Brad Pitt seems to be ageing gracefully. As his 50th birthday approaches towards the end of this year, Pitt shows no sign of slowing down with his career and has five films due to come out in the next two years.
However as the star got stuck into his presenting gig at this year’s MTV Movie Awards, his ponytail hairstyle looked thin, with his scalp showing through, indicating that hair loss might be becoming an issue.
Of course, it may have been a case of unflattering lighting, but if the famous partner of Angelina Jolie was indeed experiencing a thinning of the hair, something that gets increasingly likely with age, what could he do to prevent baldness?
The Curious Case Of Brad’s Thinning
There are a number of key factors that combine to form an effective programme, the first of which being medication that has been both licensed by the FDA and approved by the MHRA to treat hair loss. These important bench marks mean that stringent clinical trials have been passed to ensure that the medication can do what it claims to achieve.
To understand how the medications work, it’s important to know what causes male pattern hair loss (which affects 95% of men with hair loss). We inherit the predisposition to baldness from our family tree, and those affected are sensitive to DHT, an androgen that is created in hair follicles when the hormone testosterone combines with the enzyme 5-alpa reductase to form DHT.
Inglorious Hair Loss
DHT causes miniaturisation of the hair follicles, leading them to produce thinner, weaker hairs, usually leading to an overall decrease in the thickness of hair atop the scalp. Propecia, the first clinically proven medication that forms a key part of any male treatment programme blocks DHT, giving hair follicles the chance to recover. This medication is particularly effective for overall thinning such as what Brad appears to be experiencing.
Minoxidil, the second clinically proven medication, appears to stimulate regrowth in damaged follicles providing that they have not totally ceased to produce hair altogether. Minoxidil is available in a range of strengths, enabling our hair loss specialists to select the ideal minoxidil formulation for your specific condition, up to our extra-strength minoxidil creams.
We also add extra ingredients which appear to block DHT when applied locally, giving your hair the best chance of recovering and growing back thick and healthy. Combined with various treatment boosters, a comprehensive programme that can be administered in the comfort of your own home can be created. So, if Brad wants to keep his youthful looks going forward, he might consider beginning a hair loss treatment programme to ensure he doesn’t lose his status as Hollywood’s favourite actor.
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.