Some people accept hairloss as a natural part of the aging process or as a part of their genetic make-up which they must learn to live with. But for others, losing their hair can prove to be highly detrimental to their self-confidence and self esteem, and will take steps to either return their hair to its former glory, or mask their hairloss condition.
Executives seek hair loss treatments
A recent survey by SurgeryNetwork questioned both male and female executives in the UK to determine their attitudes towards cosmetic surgery – including hair loss treatments – and how important they felt their looks were in succeeding in their careers.
Of the men surveyed, it was revealed that 17% had had some form of cosmetic surgery, and 7.4% had undergone hair transplant procedures. Meanwhile, 50.6% of men and 54% of women said that they would consider having cosmetic surgery if it would improve their career chances.
These findings reflect the importance that many career-minded people put on their physical appearance, and how they feel that they will be perceived by their bosses, colleagues and subordinates if they suffer from hair loss.
Covering up baldness with the use of hair transplants has gained popularity in recent years, perhaps partly due to the number of male celebrities undergoing cosmetic surgery for hair loss. Celebrities who are rumoured to have had hair transplants include fiery chef Gordon Ramsay, actor James Nesbitt and Australian cricketer Shane Warne.
However, it is not necessary to resort to expensive and invasive surgical procedures to treat hair loss. The results achieved from hair transplants vary widely and if the cause of the original hair loss remains then it is probable that the patient will continue to experience hair loss in the future. On top of this, transplants are expensive, costing anything between £5,000 to £15,000 depending on the amount of hair that needs to be replaced.
The methods that The Belgravia Centre uses to treat Male Pattern Baldness and other forms of hair loss are entirely non-surgical, less financially draining than cosmetic procedures and have been successful in restoring hair to thousands of clients. Our team of hair loss experts deal with a wide range of conditions on a daily basis, and are able to develop a treatment programme suited to the individual.
Pharmaceutical methods for treating Male Pattern Baldness
There are two pharmaceutical treatments which are scientifically proven to be effective in treating Male Pattern Baldness, or Androgenetic Alopecia, and which have also shown great results in the treatment of other hair loss conditions. Both are licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) in the UK, and are also approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States.
The first, Propecia, works by inhibiting the formation of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) within the individual’s body. DHT is one of the principal chemical agents responsible for male pattern baldness, and by reducing the levels of it, the patient’s hair loss will often cease and re-growth will commonly begin. A five year study of Propecia by an independent panel of dermatologists found that, of 279 men studied, nine out of ten achieved visible results, with 42% ceasing all hair loss and 48% experiencing hair re-growth.
This successful hair loss drug is often combined with Minoxidil for optimum results. Minoxidil works by increasing the flow of nutrients to the hair follicles and opening up potassium channels in the scalp. At the Belgravia centre we also combine Minoxidil with Medroxyprogsterone or Azelaic Acid for even greater results.
What the Belgravia Centre can offer you
But for hair loss to be safe, steady and successful, the best approach is to use a carefully regimented plan that combines a range of hair re-growth treatments in conjunction with close trichological monitoring, and that is what we offer here at the Belgravia Centre. We have found a combination of Propecia, Minoxidil and other treatments, such as our vitamin supplement Hair Vitalics, to be highly effective in treating a range of hair loss conditions in both men and women.
One size definitely does not fit all: different combinations of treatments, of different strengths, suit different people. You should always consult a qualified trichologist before embarking on a hair loss treatment programme.