We inherit the predisposition to male pattern balding (which affects 95% of men with hair loss) from our family tree. What this means, in practice and according to the latest scientific thinking, is that the hair loss gene may not be expressed by either of our parents, but either of them can be carriers of the gene.
This means that even if you inherit your father’s hairline in terms of its shape, you may still experience pattern hair loss, even if he didn’t. Similarly, you may begin to lose your hair at a later or earlier age than other men in your family. This is because the predisposition to baldness and the shape of a hairline are different variables.
Impossible To Predict
What all this means is that hair loss cannot be treated preemptively. So, it’s important to be vigilant and mindful with regards to the onset of male pattern hair loss. It’s also true that the hairline will move up slightly from a juvenile to a mature hairline, which is not to be confused with the beginnings of pattern hair loss.
In order to establish whether your hair loss has begun, a visit to the Belgravia Centre for a consultation will enable a hair loss specialist to determine whether an inherited predisposition to hair loss has begun to express itself. It’s worth remembering that it’s generally thought that certain environmental triggers such as stress can lead to the early onset of pattern hair loss, too.
So, if pattern hair loss has indeed begun, it’s important to address the issue to prevent it from worsening. This can be done with a targeted hair loss treatment programme from Belgravia, which can both potentially halt hairloss and regrow the thinning area, providing that it is not shiny and bald already.
Hedging Your Bets
There are only two medications that have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA (the UK and US medical regulatory bodies) to treat male hair loss. The first of these is Propecia, a DHT blocker which halts the rate of hair loss.
The second, minoxidil, is a topical treatment that comes in a variety of strengths up to an extra-strength minoxidil cream, which has been able to treat many a stubborn receding hairline for Belgravia patients. Together, minoxidil and Propecia are highly complementary, and can regrow thinning hair in just months. To get an ideal of the results that can be achieved, you can take a look at the before and during treatment photographs of current patients.
A Belgravia Centre treatment plan typically contains the above medications alongside a variety of treatment boosters. These boosters will not regrow hair when used alone, but they complement the medications by ensuring all-round hair health. Ranging from added ingredients in our minoxidil formulations to the FDA cleared LaserComb, treatment boosters ensure hair is kept in its optimum condition.
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.