In our celebrity-obsessed culture, we often tend to think of big name actors and pop stars as being free from body image concerns. But they are of course just as human as the rest of us, as a look at the male celebrities experincing Male Pattern Baldness will demonstrate.
Causes of Male Pattern Baldness
Male Pattern Baldness is also known as Androgenic Alopecia, or Genetic Hair Loss, and can also affect women (known as Female Pattern Hair Loss). It can be inherited from either the mother or father’s side of the family. It has been estimated that half of all men will suffer from the condition by the time they are 50.
This common condition often manifests itself with hairloss, thinning and bald patches on the crown, and/or a receding hairline. It is relatively common in older men, but it can affect men even in their late teens or early twenties.
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You don’t have to look far to find the famous face of Male Pattern Baldness. A number of big name film stars who suffer from the condition can regularly be seen on the silver screen. Veteran actor John Travolta suffers from a significantly receding hairline, and has is known to wear a hair system. Fellow actor and Face Off co-star Nicolas Cage has also been suffering from thinning due to Male Pattern Baldness for some time now, and it has been speculated that he has had treatment to help re-grow his hair.
At ages 57 and 46 respectively, it is perhaps unsurprising that Travolta and Cage are suffering from hairloss. But Genetic Hair Loss is not purely restricted to the middle-aged. Earlier this year, 30 year-old Captain America star Chris Evans revealed that he is suffering from Male Pattern Baldness. He told E! Online: “The fear is [the Captain America role] can span 10 years, so I can be doing this character until I’m 40. Captain America … can’t be balding.”
His namesake, British DJ Chris Evans, has also revealed concerns about his balding crown. After taking an unnamed hairloss remedy for his Male Pattern Baldness, he told listeners that he had begun sprouting hair all over his body.
Wayne Rooney is of course a famous example of how the hair loss condition can affect the young. The 25 year-old Manchester United striker’s attempts to tackle his hair loss off the pitch have been talked about almost as much as his flamboyant football and colourful personal life.
Prince William is another high profile individual whose hairline seldom escapes the tabloid journalist’s eagle eye. He has suffered from hairloss since his early twenties, and has so far shown no sign that he plans to take action over it. His father, Prince Charles, has also experienced hairloss for many years, and has also had no visible treatment.
Is Male Pattern Baldness treatable?
In short, yes. There are economical and effective treatments out there which can not only prevent further hair loss but also help to re-grow hair lost to Male Pattern Baldness. There are also a numerous non-effective treatments, so it’s important you do your research before taking any action or wasting any money!
At The Belgravia Centre we use a bespoke selection of available treatments to produce optimal results. Often at the core of our treatment programmes are the pharmaceutical products Propecia and Minoxidil. Both have been scientifically proven to be effective in treating Genetic Hair Loss, and are the only pharmaceutical treatments which have been licensed for this use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US. Our own formulations of Minoxidil 4 or 5% + MPG solution, and/or Minoxidil 12.5% with Azelaic Acid cream have proven very effective in treating Genetic Hair Loss for tens of thousands of men.
Furthermore, our hair loss experts use a range of hair growth boosters to increase re-growth rates as part of a holistic hair loss treatment programme. All clients are monitored by our hair loss experts to ensure maximum results. Read through some of our success stories for real-life testimonials and photos.
If you’re seeking treatment for Male Pattern Baldness, contact us at The Belgravia Centre for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you’re not local to our London hair loss clinic, you can instead fill out our online diagnostic form for a home-use treatment programme that we can post anywhere in the world.