He’s shortly to be the subject of a Hollywood blockbuster film starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and Liberace himself is a legendary figure of the entertainment industry. However, few people know about the trials that the star underwent in terms of his hair loss.
According to a TV documentary, Liberace was extremely uncomfortable with his baldness, so much so that he allegedly slept wearing one of many hairpieces, even once almost refusing to undergo a planned facelift after the doctor asked him to remove his toupee.
Frustratingly for the entertainer, medically approved hair loss treatments weren’t around in his heyday, and for many men a surgical hair transplant procedure was the only option in terms of remedying hair loss. However, hair transplants were generally carried out using the strip surgery method, which has now largely been replaced by the FUE method to avoid the large scar in the donor area on the back of the head.
Had Liberace been around in the current day, there’s every reason to think that he would have been able to prevent the need to sleep in a hairpiece. Providing that the area of scalp that is thinning receives treatment before it’s completely shiny and bald, there’s every possibility that hair loss can be halted and thinning hair regrown.
A hair loss treatment plan, in order to be effective, would need to contain at least one (or usually both) of the two medications proven for hair loss that have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, the UK and US medical regulatory bodies respectively.
The first of these medications, Propecia, works by blocking the hormone that causes male pattern hair loss in the first place, DHT. By blocking DHT, hair follicles are no longer attacked and miniaturised, meaning hair is still able to grow.
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A second medication, minoxidil, can be used simultaneously to stimulate new growth. Ranging in strength up to a unique extra-strength minoxidil cream, this topical treatment is especially good at regrowing receding hairlines, something that would have seemed impossible in Liberace’s day.
So, a bespoke hair loss treatment programme could prevent the need for both surgical procedures and hair pieces by combining proven medication with a variety of hair growth boosters, which can improve the condition of both hair and scalp.
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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.