New Year’s Resolutions. What will yours be? Giving up alcohol? Stubbing out the cigarettes once and for all? Saying goodbye to chocolate? As the year draws to a close, many people will be thinking about making positive changes to their lifestyle, usually to improve their health or appearance or both, but would hair loss figure in your resolution? While a healthy diet is important for hair growth, if you are interested in preventing thinning hair and hair loss then you may need to take some extra measures.
Unfortunately making sure you get your 5-a-day will not stop DHT from affecting the hair follicles. This leads to Androgenic Alopecia, more commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss. It affects upto 80% of men and 40% of women. Men often start to see the early signs of a receding hairline and thinning around the crown while still in their 20s or 30s (and sometimes in the teens). The hair loss will follow a distinct pattern as shown on the Norwood Scale. Women on the other hand will tend to experience a thinning throughout the top of the head or crown. Some women also see a male pattern to the hair loss and may go bald.
Lifestyle factors, such as stress, can act as a trigger for genetic hair loss however once DHT starts to attack the hair follicles, the condition requires treatment to stabilise the shedding and restore hair growth. There are only two products that have shown significant evidence in large scale clinical trials. Minoxidil (for men and women) and Propecia (for men only) have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, the medical regulatory bodies in the UK and USA respectively.
The Belgravia Centre is a leading hair loss specialist with two centres in the heart of London, offering professional treatment to clients worldwide.
Treatment, featuring topical applications of high strength minoxidil is available for both Male Pattern Baldness and for Female Pattern Hair Loss, and helps to promote regrowth. For men, there is the added option of using the Propecia tablet to compliment one of these Minoxidil treatments. This usually brings about a higher level of regrowth.
To see the results of these treatments in men and women suffering from all types of hair loss, take a look at the collection of hair loss success stories.
If you would like to find out whether a Belgravia treatment course can assist you, make it your New Year’s resolution to contact the centre and have a consultation with a specialist. Appointments are available 7 days a week, take 30 – 45 minutes and are free-of-charge. To book, call 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. For a home-use treatment course via mail order, simply submit the online diagnostic form.