Female Hair Loss Treatments
The Most Effective Treatment Courses Available for Female Hair Loss
Within every Belgravia female hair loss treatment course there are a number of components that contribute to the optimum hair loss treatment course to suit the individual’s particular hair loss stage and condition. This page explains each of these components, what they contain and how they work to prevent female hair loss and regrow hair. Treatment users can visit the centre in London or alternatively receive a home-use treatment programme anywhere in the world.
A Belgravia female hair loss treatment course deals with as many ways as possible to counteract every element that causes women’s hair loss. When you visit Belgravia or complete our on-line diagnostic form, the trichologist dealing with your case will decide on the most suitable and effective treatment course components for your particular condition. Belgravia’s treatment courses consist of treatments proven to prevent and reverse hair loss, and will do just that in the majority of cases.
Firstly, it is important that you know exactly why hair loss takes place in women
There are enzymes in men and women who are genetically predisposed to hair loss (called 5-alpha reductase), that turn the hormone ‘testosterone’ into another hormone derivative, ‘dihydrotestosterone’ (DHT). When DHT is formed, it attaches itself to the hair follicles on the top of the head, causing them to continually shrink with every growth cycle. This causes the hair to gradually become thinner until the follicles finally become dysfunctional and the hair no longer grows.
Hair loss in women is also frequently caused by lack of intake of certain nutrients, amongst other physical and psychological factors such as hormonal problems or stress.
Our first objective is to ensure the hair follicles are receiving as much blood as possible
Minoxidil is the first medical hair loss treatment that was proven to reverse female hair loss and to be medically licensed by the MHRA in the UK and ‘FDA Approved‘ in the USA. Belgravia’s pharmacy formulates a minoxidil 4% or 5% solution with MPG or in an extra-strength 12.5% minoxidil cream with azelaic acid.
Minoxidil increases the blood supply to the area that it is applied which increases the nutrients delivered to the hair follicles and prevents shrinkage of the follicles, resulting in prevention of female hair loss and regrowth of the hair in most cases. Minoxidil acts by opening up potassium channels, which has been found to prevent male and female hair loss.
Our second objective to prevent further hair loss is to block any DHT from reaching the hair follicles
Unfortunately there is no treatment clinically proven to prevent the formation of DHT in women but Medroxyprogesterone (MPG) or Azelaic Acid (AA) are products that may help to prevent DHT and will usually be found in Belgravia’s main formulations of minoxidil. Belgravia’s healthy hair growth supplement, Hair Vitalics (described in more detail below), contains a product called saw palmetto, which may also help to inhibit the formation of DHT.
The LaserComb is a low-power hand-held laser device designed especially for the scalp. It should be used three times per week and involves slow combing of the hair for 10-20 minutes, depending on the device you decide to purchase (SE Compact device or Pro Device). The LaserComb can help to promote hair loss stabilisation and regrowth and is particularly beneficial when used as part of a combination treatment course consisting of the primary medications for hair loss. We are currently offering a FREE LASERCOMB with most hair loss treatment courses.
Hair Vitalics is our recommended daily herbal supplement that contains a number of important nutrients required to make sure the blood being delivered to the follicles contains all that is needed for the healthiest hair growth. One of Hair Vitalics’ ingredients is ‘Saw Palmetto’ which is an herbal product that contributes to hair loss stabilisation and is commonly used as a booster within a full hair loss treatment course.
Clinical treatment therapy can be included in a scalp problem or hair loss treatment course on a fortnightly, monthly or quarterly basis. It involves visiting the clinic and takes about 1 hour. Treatment involves steam, scalp treatment, ultra violet and infra red light therapy, laser and massage. The purposes of clinical treatment for female hair loss are to stimulate activity in the scalp which further encourages hair growth, and to keep the hair in good condition, making sure the pores are clear to allow healthy hair to grow through.
Belgravia’s specially formulated shampoos and conditioners are designed for every hair type. They will not contribute towards hair loss stabilisation or regrowth but will help to maintain ones hair and scalp in a healthy and vibrant state.
Whilst on a Belgravia hair loss treatment course it is important to keep in contact with the centre and make sure that your hair is being treated as safely and successfully as possible, whether it be by visiting the centre for a hair loss check-up or by keeping in contact by telephone or internet.
Check-ups/keeping in contact
Check-ups are available to patients at their own convenience. Quarterly check-ups are advised but if a patient has any question or requires a visit they are always welcome. For those on a home use treatment course, one of our trichologists will be more than happy to discuss any queries over the phone or via the internet.
It is very important when using prescription medications that female hair loss treatment is monitored by a specialist. If you have any queries during your treatment period it should be addressed and answered in as short a time as possible. A Belgravia trichologist or treatment advisor will always be available to deal with your request during clinic opening hours, 7 days a week.