The beginnings of a receding hair line can begin any time after puberty, and it is often the case that younger men aren’t immediately aware of the fact that they’re experiencing hair loss. Even if both parents haven’t been troubled by hair loss, you can still inherit the predisposition to baldness from your family tree. Therefore, it pays to be vigilant; as the sooner pattern hair loss is identified, the sooner treatment can begin to not only halt the loss, but to also regrow hair. Take a look at our hair loss success stories to get an idea of what results are achievable.
What To Look For
A receding hairline usually manifests itself as a ‘widow’s peak‘ pattern, where hair at the front of the scalp forms a ‘V’ shape: see the picture opposite for an example of frontal hair loss. If hair is thinning in this way, it is really important to seek treatment before the thinning areas become shiny and bald. At this point, the hair follicles have generally died, meaning no more hair can be produced. However, if caught in time, this manner of hair loss can be treated with a personalised treatment programme, that generally includes two clinically proven medications.
How To Treat It
The Belgravia Centre produces consistently good hair loss treatment results using a combined treatment method tailored to the needs of each client. The first medication, minoxidil, is applied directly to the scalp onto the thinning areas twice daily. Available in various strengths, The Belgravia Centre hair loss specialists have found our high strength minoxidil 10% and 12.5% creams to be particularly effective on stubborn bald patches, so those with thin hair needn’t worry if over-the-counter hair loss medications have proven ineffective (please note: as we make the high strength minoxidil cream exclusively in our pharmacy your GP is unable to prescribe it). Take a look at the video below for more information about using minoxidil.
Scientists are still unsure as to the exact mechanism within minoxidil that makes it so effective for hair loss, and whilst it is thought to have something to do with the Potassium levels in the scalp, the MHRA and the FDA have both licensed it as a treatment for hair loss.
The second medication, Propecia, is an orally administered tablet taken once daily. Propecia works by blocking the androgen DHT, a powerful hormone that attacks the scalp follicles on top of the head in genetically predisposed men, causing the receding hair line and also thinning on the crown. As DHT has no useful function in the body after puberty, blocking it poses no risk to adult males.
A Comprehensive Approach
There are also a number of hair loss treatment boosters provided by The Belgravia Centre which contribute to the overall health and vitality of hair. The FDA cleared LaserComb can speed up the regrowth of hair in thinning areas, and help prevent hair loss. This device is free with most Belgravia Centre treatments plan. Our Hair Vitalics supplement, another item produced exclusively by The Belgravia Centre, is a dietary supplement which ensures that your hair is receiving all the nutrients, minerals and proteins necessary for healthy hair growth. Alongside this, patients able to visit our London clinics can enjoy relaxing clinical treatment therapies, which encourages scalp health and keeps hair follicles in good condition.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leading hair loss clinic in the UK, 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 pharmacy produces 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 centre 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 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.