Hair Loss Treatment – A Comprehensive Guide
Identifying the most effective hair loss treatments can be an extremely difficult task. There are hundreds of products that claim to prevent and reverse hair loss so for somebody with no prior knowledge, it can be a long and difficult process to find an effective solution, by which time your hair could have deteriorated further. This ‘Hair Loss Treatment’ section has been developed to provide you with everything you could wish to know about hair loss treatments, from details of the ones that are most effective (and why you can be assured they are the very best available), to an index of the most well-known ‘off-the-shelf’ products that you would most likely have heard of, so you can read an expert report on each treatment in order to form your own opinion about its effectiveness.
The Belgravia Centre offers the most effective treatment programmes available for men, tailored for each individual. Here you will find out about each component provided within these treatment courses, including the primary medications, the hair growth boosters and the clinical aftercare options. Belgravia’s medical expertise has ensured over many years that these carefully-tailored treatment courses are the most effective available and will achieve the very best levels of hair regrowth.
Women’s hair loss can be more complicated than men’s, but there is only one clinically proven treatment that can help most hair loss conditions in women. Belgravia provides a number of pharmaceutical variations of this product to suit each individual female hair loss sufferer and offers a range of additional hair growth boosters to improve results. Belgravia’s hair loss specialists will additionally offer lifestyle and nutritional advice that will help to strengthen your hair and improve its density. Find out more about Belgravia’s effective hair loss treatment solutions for women.
Every Belgravia Centre patient who visits one of the Central London clinics has periodic photos taken throughout their treatment programme in order to monitor the changes in their hair density compared to before they started treatment. This is one of the most exciting aspects of a Belgravia treatment programme – the results for many patients far exceed their expectations. Belgravia’s success stories feature these ‘before/after’ photos, as well as patients’ comments taken from Belgravia’s Facebook and Google+ pages, or one of the clinic’s comments books. You can view these comments yourself by visiting one of the pages, or browsing through our comments books, found in reception. No other hair loss clinic in the world can boast such a large and impressive collection of success stories, which is why Belgravia’s title as ‘The UK’s Leading Hair Loss Clinic’ is probably an understatement. Be sure to bookmark Belgravia’s hair loss success stories as they are updated on a daily basis.
Minoxidil is the first of two medications clinically proven for the treatment of hair loss and is effective for both men and women. It is medically proven for androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern hair loss) but is also known to be effective for various other hair loss conditions. Minoxidil is a topical liquid that can be applied once or twice a day depending on the formulation prescribed. For more information on the preparations of high strength minoxidil available from Belgravia, please contact the centre. You can do so by calling 020 7730 6666 or messaging the centre. We recommend arranging a free consultation at one of our London clinics or alternatively completing our on-line consultation if you are from outside London.
Finasteride 1mg is the second of the two only clinically proven treatments for hair loss and is only effective in men. It is a daily pill that works by inhibiting the product that is produced by the body which causes genetic hair loss – dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. In a 2 year clinical study, over 83% of the 1,153 men that took part, maintained or increased their hair count. Visit our finasteride page for more information, including details on a follow-up 5 year study, how to get the best out of the medication and details of possible side effects.
Which non-clinically proven treatments are worth using? There are many available but most of those hold minimal, or no efficacy, with a lack of clinical evidence showing that the product actually works. The hair growth boosters that The Belgravia Centre’s hair loss experts primarily recommend are low-power laser treatment such as the HairMax LaserComb and a hair growth supplement such as Hair Vitalics, which contains a number of products known to promote health and vitality of the hair including saw palmetto to assist with DHT prevention. Additives such as medroxyprogesterone, azelaic acid and caffeine are also products aimed at assisting the hair loss stabilisation process.
Hair Loss Products Guide
Our expert analysis of most of the hair loss products available on the market. Searching online will present you with a plethora of websites promoting various hair loss solutions, each making its own convincing claims about the best hair loss treatments. Browse through our index of hair loss products to view a summary of each product’s effectiveness as reviewed by some of the UK’s most experienced hair loss specialists. You can view a summary of each product or click on a product to find a detailed expert analysis, any evidence for or against its effectiveness and its ingredients.
Hair Transplant Surgery
Surgical hair replacement is a popular and effective solution for filling in areas of thinning hair or baldness. The two most popular procedures are FUT (follicular unit transplantation) and FUE (follicular unit extraction). FUT is the more classic procedure, which involves removing a strip of skin from the back of the scalp and removing the hair follicles to insert into another area of the scalp. FUE involves removing hair follicles directly from the scalp for transplantation to other areas. Find out about the pros and cons of each of these procedures and the amount you can be expected to spend. We also discuss the importance of maintaining the ‘old hair’ with clinically proven medications to avoid patchy areas of baldness post-hair transplant, and whether or not using the correct combinations of treatments might promote enough hair growth to avoid the need for a hair transplant.