Hair Loss Treatments
The Most Effective Hair Loss Treatment Programme Available
Within every Belgravia male hair loss treatment course there are a number of components that contribute towards the optimum hair loss treatment programme. This page explains each of these components, what they contain and how they work to prevent hair loss and regrow hair. Those experiencing hair loss can visit one of our centres in London for a free consultation or submit an online consultation if you are unable to visit one of our London clinics. The consultation process will be used to decide if you are suitable for treatment and if so, which treatments are suitable for you dependent on your hair loss condition, your pattern and stage of hair loss, and your medical profile.
A Belgravia treatment course deals with as many ways as possible to counteract every element that causes hair loss. When you visit one of our clinics or complete an online diagnostic form, your dedicated hair loss specialist will tailor the most suitable and effective treatment course components (details of all treatment options can be found below) for your individual condition and stage of hair loss.
Please be aware that the many products that are advertised for hair loss have no clinical evidence to support their claims for hair loss prevention. The ‘primary’ hair loss treatments that form the core of most of Belgravia’s hair loss treatment programmes are medically proven to prevent hair loss or regrow hair and most men who use our treatment combinations will achieve this goal. You can get an idea of results by viewing our Hair Loss Success Stories and ‘before and during treatment’ photos. You can also find impartial and evidence-based information on most of the well-known hair loss products (clinically proven or not) by viewing our hair loss products page.
How We Prevent Hair Loss and Regrow Hair for Most Men…
Firstly, it is important that you know exactly why genetic male pattern hair loss takes place
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 hair no longer grows. These symptoms of hair loss are mostly found in men between the ages of 18 and thirty five, for whom it is normal to see high levels of testosterone. The hair loss treatments that we offer work in the following way:
The first objective to prevent further hair loss is to block DHT from reaching the hair follicles
Primary Hair Loss Medications
Finasteride 1mg is one of the medically proven products, licensed by the UK medical regulatory body the MHRA, and approved by its US counterpart the FDA. The product is classed as a ‘5-alpha reductase inhibitor’, which means that it prevents the formation of DHT. DHT has no major uses in the body of a developed man but but does help to prevent hair loss and re-grow hair.
Medroxyprogesterone (MPG), Azelaic Acid (AA) and/or caffeine can be found in some formulations of minoxidil (see next paragraph for information on minoxidil). These ‘hair growth boosters’ are added with the aim of contributing to the blockage of DHT locally around the hair follicles. Although MPG, AA or caffeine are not advised as individual hair loss treatments and are not clinically proven for hair loss, they can be added to assist in contributing to the complete blockage of DHT for those who use finasteride, or helping to block DHT for those who don’t.
The second objective is to ensure the hair follicles are receiving as much ‘hair-friendly’ blood as possible
Minoxidil was the first hair loss treatment proven to reverse genetic male (and female) hair loss. Belgravia’s Pharmacies, located within our Central London hair loss clinics, offer a number of minoxidil products. For more information on high strength minoxidil please contact the centre to ask a question or arrange a free consultation with a hair loss specialist.
Minoxidil increases the blood supply to the areas that it is applied, which increases the nutrients delivered to the hair follicles and prevents shrinkage of the follicles, resulting in prevention of hair loss and regrowth of the hair in many cases. Minoxidil acts by opening up potassium channels, which has been found to prevent male and female hair loss. Belgravia’s hair specialists have found through experience that finasteride 1mg and minoxidil complement each other superbly.
Hair Growth Boosters
The LaserComb is an ‘FDA cleared’ 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 (Premium device or Pro 12 Device). The LaserComb helps to promote hair loss stabilisation and regrowth and is particularly beneficial when used as part of a combination treatment course based around the primary medications for hair loss. The HairMax LaserComb can be included free with Belgravia’s treatment programmes when a 12 month course is purchased.
Hair Vitalics is Belgravia’s recommended daily herbal supplement that contains many important nutrients to keep your hair at its healthiest. 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. Hair Vitalics is most beneficial when used in conjunction with one or more of the minoxidil formulations available from Belgravia, to ensure the blood being delivered is in perfect condition for healthy hair growth. As with the the LaserComb, a 12 month supply of Hair Vitalics* can be included in a patient’s treatment programme if an annual treatment course is purchased.
* Please note that either a LaserComb or a 12 month supply of Hair Vitalics may be included with an annual treatment course and your treatment advisor will discuss these options with you.
Clinical treatment therapy can be included within a scalp problem or hair loss treatment course on a fortnightly, monthly or quarterly basis. It involves visiting one of our clinics and takes about 1 hour. Treatment involves steam, scalp treatment, infra red light therapy, laser and massage. The purpose of clinical treatment is to help maintain the condition of the hair and scalp and stimulate activity in order to further encourage hair growth.
Belgravia ’s specially formulated shampoos and conditioners are designed for every hair type. They will not contribute towards hair loss stabilisation or hair 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 so that we can make sure that your hair is being treated as safely and successfully as possible. You will receive routine maintenance calls from your dedicated medical hair loss specialist, but you are also advised to contact us by phone, email, or by visiting the centre, should you have any questions or queries…
Check-ups/keeping in contact
Check-ups are available to hair loss 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 who cannot visit their local centre, patients’ dedicated hair loss specialists will be more than happy to discuss any queries over the phone or by email.
Clinical Monitoring and Hair Growth Photos
All Belgravia’s hair loss patients that live in or around London are monitored with hair growth photos. To view the world’s largest collection of hair loss success stories, featuring comments and regrowth photos from many of Belgravia’s happy hair loss treatment users, visit our Hair Loss Success Stories pages.
The Importance of Specialist Care
It is very important when using prescription medications, that hair loss treatment is monitored and that if you have any queries during your treatment period with regard to anything to do with your hair loss condition or the treatment you are using, it should be addressed and answered in as short a time as possible. That is what our hair loss experts are here for.