The majority of patients we see at Belgravia are experiencing pattern hair loss. This genetic condition has no cure as such, but there are clinically-proven treatments available which can help halt your hair loss and even regrow thinning hair.
The question often asked by those with a family history of baldness who are keen to prevent it is: when do you need to begin treating your hair? At what age should you be looking out for a receding hairline or thinning on the crown? We take a look at how likely hair loss is in each age group for both men and women.
- By the age of 35, 40% of men will have noticeable hair loss
- By the age of 60, 65% of men will have noticeable hair loss
- By the age of 80, 80% of men will have noticeable hair loss
- Before the menopause, 13% of women will have noticeable hair loss
- By the age of 60, 80% of women will have noticeable hair loss
How Can I Prevent My Hair Loss Worsening?
Hopefully, the above statistics will bring some comfort to those who are already seeing signs but consider themselves too young to be losing their hair to pattern hair loss.
In men, a receding hairline or thinning crown often signposts the onset of pattern baldness, whereas women usually notice an overall thinning on the top of the scalp. In both men and women, pattern balding can begin any time after puberty, though as the statistics above show, the likelihood of you showing noticeable hair loss increases with age.
The sooner you address your hair loss, the sooner you can be on track to halting the loss, and regrowing the hair using clinically proven medical treatments as part of a personalised hair loss treatment plan.
For male hair loss, the first stop is blocking the androgen DHT using the medication finasteride 1mg, which is often referred to by the brand name Propecia but is available from other manufacturers too, including Aindeem.
DHT causes scalp hair follicles located around the top of the head to gradually shrink, producing ever-weaker thinner hair, and, eventually, no hair at all.
Whilst finasteride 1mg is only available for male patients, both women and men can use minoxidil, the only other hair loss medication approved by both the UK’s and US’s medical regulatory bodies, the MHRA and the FDA respectively.
Scientists are unsure of the exact reason why minoxidil helps regrow hair in areas affected by hair loss – it may be linked to the fact that it activates potassium channels in the scalp – but the fact is that it can make a real difference to both men and women being treated for hair loss.
As we mentioned, female hair loss cannot be treated with finasteride, but Belgravia offers a range of high-strength minoxidil products which frequently produce significant results for clients when used as part of a comprehensive, bespoke treatment programme alongside hair growth boosters.
What Else Can I Do To Help My Hair?
The Belgravia Centre offers a comprehensive service which combines clinically proven medications with treatment boosters that can speed up hair growth and keep hair in it’s best possible condition, ensuring that what you regrow looks and feels great. These hair growth boosters include the FDA-cleared LaserComb, which employs easy-to-use low level laser technology to promote hair growth, plays a part in many treatment plans, and can be used at home.
Additionally, Belgravia’s specially formulated nutritional food supplement Hair Vitalics contains all the proteins, vitamins and minerals that you need to keep hair in a great condition when used alongside a balanced diet. Hair boosters will not treat hair loss by themselves but our clients nearly always notice a positive difference when they incorporate the various components into their treatment routine.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from 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 success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.