It was the event that gamers the world over had been waiting for, and this week Sony released some titillating details about their latest gaming console, the PlayStation Four. Rather than focusing on the appearance of the console, however, they focused on the new technology instead, with one game developer using a rather interesting method to showcase the cutting edge graphic potential of Sony’s latest offering.
High Resolution Hair Loss
Quantic Dream, a french video game developer, showed off a tech demo of a man’s bald head, to indicate how far the company had come in the quest for games to mimic real life in terms of graphic quality. Gaming commentators have noted how lifelike the man looks, discussing his long hair at the back of the head, which appeared as almost single strands. The head of Quantic Dream, David Cage, stated that: “We are now limited only by our imagination.”
The new technology displayed is undoubtedly impressive, but how close to real life was the depiction of hair loss? The pattern of shedding was actually a fairly accurate representation of very advanced male pattern hair loss, which affects the top of the scalp in those with a genetic predisposition to it. Pattern hair loss happens when a powerful androgen, DHT, which occurs naturally in the body, attacks the scalp follicles atop a man’s head in those who have inherited the predisposition to this manner of balding from their family tree.
New Technology, Old Problem
The man depicted in the graphic is at a late stage of balding, though you don’t need to be at a similarly advanced age to lose a noticeable amount of hair due to genetic hair loss, and we see many patients in their twenties who want help halting their shedding. From the very first signs of hair loss, to the point where only thin, wispy hairs still remain, there is a good chance that you can medically regrow your hair using a combined hair loss treatment approach tailored to your exact needs.
Men looking to regrow their thinning hair would benefit from two clinically proven hair loss medications. The first of these, Propecia is a standard dose oral tablet, which works to block the affects of DHT as mentioned above.
A Real Life Solution
The second, minoxidil, is especially good at stimulating the growth of new hair, but unlike Propecia, it comes in a variety of strengths and formulations. Ranging from a 4% liquid formulation up to the Belgravia Pharmacy’s unique 12.5% minoxidil cream for particularly difficult thin patches. A number of additional ingredients can then be combined with the minoxidil, all of which appear to block DHT, which is particularly handy for men who do not wish to take Propecia.
So, if you’re worried about a future that sees you become more and more similar hair-wise to Quantic Dream’s latest development, the above medications combined with a number of hair growth boosters could set your mind at ease. For an idea about the various degrees of baldness that we can successfully treat, you can look at our vast archive of before and during treatment photos on our hair growth success blog.
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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.