Prince William has been showing signs of a thinning crown for ages, but is his little brother Prince Harry starting to follow in his footsteps? Photographed this week on a trip to Lesotho in Africa with his charity, the Prince seemed to be showing some scalp through his famous ginger locks, indicating the beginnings of pattern hair loss.
At the age of 28, it certainly wouldn’t be unusual for Harry to be beginning to show signs of male pattern hair loss: many of our male patients come to us in their mid to late 20’s (just look at the ages on our before and during treatment blogs) keen to find out how they can stop their condition worsening and prevent baldness.
The gene for baldness certainly seems to run in Harry’s family, with his brother and father apparently experiencing male pattern hair loss, along with his father’s brothers, Andrew and Edward.
Whilst it is possible to carry the gene for baldness without ‘expressing’ it, male pattern baldness affects half of men by the time they reach 50, going up to 80% by the age of 80. Although for many men, the first signs appear in their late 20’s and early 30’s,
So, if you spot a thinning crown like Harry’s in the mirror, what can be done? The best means to treat hair loss is by approaching it from a number of angles, which all come together to form a bespoke treatment approach tailored to the individual. This would usually involve the medication Propecia, which is licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA as a hair loss treatment.
His Royal Hair Loss
Propecia works by blocking the powerful androgen DHT, which occurs naturally in the body but serves no useful function after puberty. What DHT does do, though, is cause male pattern baldness by making hair follicles atop the scalp to shrink and produce weak, wispy hair. By continually blocking this hormone, the scalp can recover and begin to produce healthy hair.
Sometimes, your hair might need a helping hand to grow back to its previous healthy state. This is when minoxidil, the only other clinically proven hair loss medication available, can come in useful.
Minoxidil is applied directly to the relevant area, and if Harry is finding his thinning crown hard to treat, the Belgravia Pharmacy’s unique high strength minoxidil 12.5% cream has shown very encouraging results, even for men who have previously used lower strength formulations to no effect.
Of course, dealing with hair loss can be a daunting prospect when you don’t know where to start, especially for busy men like Harry. A comprehensive treatment programme from the Belgravia Centre takes care of everything from monitoring your progress to ensuring the all round health of your hair using a number of hair growth boosters, as well as regrowing your hair to the farthest extent possible.
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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.