The former Tour de France champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong made an emotional apology on television to American talk show host Oprah Winfrey, following a doping conviction that resulted in Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
Visibly distressed, the cyclist apologised in the interview and expressed his regret over the long running controversy relating to performance enhancing drugs, but stopped short of admitting anything. Armstrong has always sported a short hair cut, but as he appeared with Oprah, the hair around his temples appeared to have thinned, indicating a slight receding hair line.
Strong Hair For Armstrong
But why would Armstrong be experiencing this ‘V’ pattern frontal hair loss? The most likely cause is male pattern baldness, a genetic condition that can begin at any point after puberty. Armstrong could treat this condition using a combined hair loss treatment approach that includes The Belgravia Pharmacy’s minoxidil 10% and 12.5% high strength creams, which are applied to the thinning areas twice a day and have shown great results when used to treat a receding hair line.
Minoxidil is thought to work by activating potassium channels within the scalp. Whilst scientists are unsure what exactly makes minoxidil so effective, the MHRA, the UK’s medical regulatory body, and its equivalent in the US, have both licensed it for use as a hair loss treatment.
The Belgravia Centre has established that the best way to treat pattern hair loss in men is to combine minoxidil with another proven medication, Propecia, and a number of hair loss treatment boosters to give hair the best possible chance of growing back healthy and strong. By using our many years of experience and expertise to create bespoke treatment plans based on the exact needs of our clients, our success stories show what clients can expect to achieve.
Can Drugs Damage Hair?
Is it possible that the doping drugs that Armstrong appears to have taken had an effect on his hairline? This is unlikely, although a sudden shock to the system, which in theory can occur from taking a drug, can result in short term hair loss. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has accused Armstrong of taking a variety of drugs including Corticosteroids, Human Growth Hormone and Testosterone. The taking of these drugs may have caused some hair loss at the time, but this kind of hair loss usually regrows within six months or so.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leading hair loss clinic in the UK, 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 pharmacy produces 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 centre 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 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.