The famously irreverent BBC music quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks is know for hosting a bevy of stars from the worlds of music and comedy, and last night was no exception with acclaimed comic Rufus Hound amongst the panelists. Despite wearing a new longer hairstyle than he usually sports, Rufus appeared to be showing signs of hair loss.
Hound’s receding hairline is a classic example of male pattern hair loss. Whilst growing his hair longer has made the recession less noticeable, the thin areas at his temples will only get more pronounced unless he decides to treat his condition.
Happily, medical treatment for this genetic form of hair loss can be, and in the majority of cases is, very successful. There are two aims of treatment: to stop the damage that the androgen DHT is doing to hair follicles atop the scalp in those with a genetic predisposition to hair loss, and to encourage hair to regrow.
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Because treating hair loss isn’t as simple as taking one miracle cure, a combined hair loss treatment approach is the most effective way to tackle the condition. Firstly, the DHT blocker Propecia is used to halt the damage of DHT and give hair follicles the chance to recover from the miniaturisation that this androgen causes.
Providing that hair has not ceased to grow in the area completely (wispy ‘baby’ hair is fine) there’s every chance that follicles can recover.
Often, though, Propecia is not enough by itself to regrow a receding hairline to its full potential. This is where minoxidil comes in handy. As the only other medication proven for hair loss (Propecia and minoxidil are the only hair loss medications passed for use by the UK and US medical regulatory bodies) minoxidil appears to stimulate new growth in hair follicles.
Whilst the exact science behind why minoxidil is so effective is still a subject of scientific debate, its effectiveness is widely acknowledged, just take a look at our hair loss success stories for an idea of the results you can expect and the time frame you can expect them in. In Rufus’s case, a high strength minoxidil cream alongside a variety of hair growth boosters carefully selected by a hair loss specialist would give him a great chance of not just halting his receding hairline, but regrowing hair.
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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.