Whilst some may associate male pattern hair loss (which is the reason behind 95% of hair loss in men) with a gradual thinning towards a ‘bald spot‘ or a receding hairline that only becomes very noticeable as men reach middle age, hair loss often does not occur in this way.
For instance, androgenic alopecia can onset at any point after puberty in young men, and once it starts, thinning can occur relatively quickly. At Belgravia, we see many patients in their twenties, and even some in their late teens. For some of these men, the aim will be to halt hair loss that may be barely noticeable before it progresses, and to regrow the thinning area using a clinically proven hair loss treatment plan.
A 20’s Thing?
However, for some men, hair loss will progress relatively quickly, in some cases worsening noticeably each month. This is naturally very alarming, and the first step is to establish that the hair loss is genetic, as supposed to conditions like telogen effluvium, which can result in sudden shedding but which will tend to grow back without treatment.
Once a hair loss specialist has established that the cause of the shedding is pattern hair loss, a treatment plan should be started as soon as possible in order to halt the rate of loss and potentially regrow thinning areas. There are two clinically proven medications that can help and which have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA for treating hair loss.
The first of these, Propecia, blocks DHT, the androgen hormone which causes pattern hair loss by miniaturising the hair follicles atop the scalp. Propecia is most effective at halting hair loss atop the scalp and on the crown. However, Propecia is not very effective for treating the hairline, which is where the second medication comes is useful.
Minoxidil, a topical treatment, works by stimulating new hair growth, even in damaged or rapidly balding areas, as long as there is some degree of hair still remaining. As is clear from Belgravia’s large collection of before and during treatment photographs, minoxidil can regrow a significant amount of hair in just a few months.
Whilst Propecia comes in a standard dose, minoxidil can be varied according to your individual case, and for stubborn hair loss a high strength minoxidil cream that includes added ingredients that appear to help block DHT can be effective where over-the-counter formulations have failed.
Belgravia’s bespoke treatment plans include not only medication, but a variety of hair growth boosters that ensure both existing hair and regrowth is healthy and looking its best. Boosters include the FDA cleared LaserComb and the nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics, which combine to ensure a comprehensive approach.
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.