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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 22 11 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Miss P, pictured, has seen significant improvement to her thinning hair since starting her Belgravia course.

Find out what she had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hereditary hair loss in women by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

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The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe 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.


Mindfulness apps such as Headspace and Calm have been a runaway success over the past few years – but what may be surprising is that these and similar tools may be reducing people’s chances of hair loss.

According to new research from the Carnegie Melon University in Pennsylvania, mindfulness meditation apps can categorically help to lower stress levels – and stress plays a part in a number of different hair loss conditions.

Stress and the hair growth cycle

Stress frequently correlates with thinning hair which sheds diffusely from all over the scalp and can seem quite sudden, despite being triggered around three months before the hair fall becomes noticeable. This is called Telogen Effluvium and is a temporary form of shedding which lists stress as one of its triggers.

Mindfulness app for stress relief appAlongside a number of other factors, including nutritional imbalances, a change in medications and overly-strenuous fitness regimes, stress can sufficiently jolt the body into making a greater than normal number of hairs prematurely enter into the telogen (resting) phase of the growth cycle. Though it tends to last for no longer than six months, it can affect as much as 70% of the hair so may be incredibly troubling when it develops.

Stress can also play a part in the genetic conditions male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss. In people who are already genetically predisposed towards these, long-term or extreme stress – whether physical or emotional – can both speed up their onset and make existing conditions worse. Whereas telogen effluvium causes hair fall from the whole scalp, male and female pattern baldness only affect the follicles located around the top of the scalp and hairline. This condition is, however, permanent.

Importantly, the 2017 research from Carnegie Mellon found that acceptance training was a vital component in reducing stress levels during mindfulness practices. Researchers developed three separate programs which they then tried out on 144 stressed adults over two weeks. Each day for 20 minutes one third of the group received training in monitoring the present moment with acceptance; another third were coached in training in monitoring the present moment only; the final third were tutored in active control training.

At the end of the trial, each participant was placed in a stressful situation while cortisol levels and blood pressure were measured.

According to the university’s website, the results show that the participants in the combined monitoring and acceptance program had reduced cortisol and systolic blood pressure reactivity. Their blood pressure responses were approximately 20% lower than those in the other two groups. More impressive still, their cortisol responses were more than 50% lower.

The findings suggest that using the right kind of mindfulness app can lower stress responses in the body – and while the medical benefits of this were not explored in the study, it stands to reason that there could be many health-related positives, a reduction in the risk of certain types of hair loss among them.

Proactive approach

That is not to say that spending longer on your phone will prevent hair loss. Whilst it is possible to minimise the chances of developing Telogen Effluvium, when it comes to hereditary hair thinning this is simply a case of not making things worse.

Hair Loss Consultation Trichocheck at The Belgravia CentreIf you have an active genetic predisposition towards male or female pattern baldness, then signs can develop from any time following puberty. Whilst traditionally men tended to lose their hair earlier than women – generally from their 30’s onwards, whilst women would normally develop thinning hair from their 40’s onwards – these timelines are shifting.

Now, it is far from uncommon to see young men and women in their 20’s experiencing pattern hair loss. The reason for this trend towards increasingly premature hairloss is widely considered to be the effects of rising stresses of modern life.

Stress has a drying effect on the hair, so one of the first signs may be strands becoming dull and lifeless. Should excessive hair loss follow, there are a number of steps that can be taken but the most important is the first one – getting a professional diagnosis. Once the problem has been identified, if the shedding is due to a hair loss condition, then advice and treatment recommendations can be provided, and combining an established medical approach with an holistic one, including relaxation and mindfulness techniques, can certainly be helpful.

At Belgravia personalised courses are devised by each client’s dedicated specialist based upon their unique factors, including pattern and extent of shedding, medical profile and lifestyle requirements. Custom hair loss treatment programmes are a popular, convenient non-surgical option featuring clinically-proven medications to help promote hair regrowth and prevent baldness.

Complementary hair growth boosters, designed to be used alongside the pharmaceutical treatments, often form part of these personalised regimens. These range from home-use LLLT via the FDA-cleared LaserComb and Hair Vitalics supplements for healthy hair growth developed exclusively by Belgravia’s hair experts. In addition to providing a wealth of key nutritional support, featuring premium vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts known to benefit the hair, the Men’s and Women’s formulations also include elements shown to reduce serum levels of DHT – the hormone responsible for causing thinning hair in cases of genetic hair loss.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe 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.


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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 21 11 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

After just three months, Mr C, pictured, is seeing lots of new growth.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe 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.


A device which uses low-level laser light as a treatment for hair loss has been involved in a new trial in Taiwan.

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) as a way to address thinning hair caused by androgenetic alopecia in men and women has been around for over a decade with the first home-use device to receive FDA-clearance being the HairMax LaserComb in 2007.

There are now several models on the market which range from the LaserComb, which features a patented action which helps to direct the lights directly to the scalp as opposed to just the hair, to headband, helmet and cap versions. However, all are considered to be hair growth booster products, used as an adjunct to pharmaceutical hair loss treatment courses, rather than being primary treatments in their own right.

Confusing trial data

The latest LLLT device to undergo testing is the iRestore, a helmet-type device, not dissimilar in appearance to the Theradome, which was trialled by the National Taiwan University Hospital.

Website Trial Data from iRestorwebsiteA randomised double-blind study tested the iRestore at several locations across the country. Around 100 people appear to have taken part in the study which actually began back in March 2015; researchers are currently analysing the data gathered during the trial, which closed in December 2016. To help evaluate the device’s efficacy, some of the participants were given a dummy model which was indistinguishable from the real iRestore.

Treatment lasted for 24 weeks and was open to both men and women with genetic hair loss . Unsurprisingly, participants were excluded if they had recently used the hair loss drugs minoxidil or finasteride 1mg, the only two clinically-proven medications which typically form the backbone of genetic hair loss treatment courses, though finasteride is suitable for medically-approved men aged 18 years and over.

Results from this study had not been published on the clinical trial records for this research at the time of writing.

Interestingly, however, the device’s website claims that, because all participants using the iRestore noted hair growth during a 16 week trial, it has a 100 per cent success rate. The devices were used by participants for 25 minutes every other day during this time. A side note adds that the figures mentioned are ’rounded’ and are ‘not the real statistics’ underneath a diagram which states that of trial volunteers using the real iRestore device 43.2% ‘grew hair’, versus 5.7% of the placebo users. So, mathematically at least, these numbers are a little confusing, however, the device has now been cleared by the FDA so there must have been enough merit in the actual findings to warrant this being granted.

The company’s 2017 marketing material explains: “This past spring, 40 men and women who suffered from genetic hair loss and thinning hair were selected to be a part of the 16-week study for the iRestore conducted by Dr. Adam Bodian, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York. The goal of the third-party-conducted study was to research the effectiveness of our hair growth device in a clinical setting.

In this double-blind experiment, 20 people were randomly selected to be given a real iRestore System while the other 20 were given a placebo system. The placebo systems were specially made for the study. They looked identical to the real iRestore on the outside but were built with normal incandescent lights instead of the clinical-strength lasers and LEDs (at the wavelength of 650 nm) in the real devices.”

Clinically-proven hair loss treatment

At Belgravia clients who want to address their receding hairline or thinning hair caused by male pattern baldness are offered tailored hairloss solutions in the form of programmes featuring the once-a-day oral pill finasteride 1mg alongside recommended formulations of the topical drug, minoxidil.

Each of these drugs has a complementary action, which Belgravia’s experienced hair loss professionals find makes them the perfect pairing for a two-pronged combination treatment course. Finasteride acts to block the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which causes hair miniaturisation – and  can ultimately lead to baldness in the affected areas around the top of the scalp – in people with genetic hairloss. Applications of high strength minoxidil can be applied directly to the scalp where needed, either once or twice per day as advised.

These key medications can be further bolstered by adding additional hair growth boosters into the mix. These include premium hair growth supplements developed exclusively by Belgravia, called Hair Vitalics for Men, and the HairMax LaserComb which is included free of charge with most annual Belgravia treatment plans. The well-established device is FDA-cleared, meaning there was sufficient evidence provided to the American Food and Drug Administration following clinical trials to show that the device effectively helps to prevent hair loss, whilst also meeting the relevant safety and tolerability criteria.

Scientific studies on cell cultures have shown that laser light energy penetrates soft tissue and increases the action of a key molecule that is a major carrier of energy from one reaction site to another in all living cells. These findings mean that using the LaserComb can help to improve and speed up hair growth and revitalise, thicken and strengthen existing hair. The device is seldom used on its own, however, as it is at its most effective for preventing baldness when used as part of a tailored treatment course for eight minutes, three times per week.

A slightly different approach is taken when dealing with women’s hair loss. As finasteride is for men-only, female pattern hair loss does not have this option available. Luckily, however, women do not experience the effects of DHT to the same extent as men – this is why the condition is known as female pattern ‘hair loss’ rather than female pattern baldness. Whilst advanced hair thinning is possible if left untreated, women rarely become bald due to androgenic alopecia. Instead, in addition to increased hair fall, they tend to lose volume and develop thinning hair along the top of the scalp, including the crown and temple areas, which can result in an increasingly wider-looking parting.

To stabilise this type of shedding, topical applications of women’s high strength minoxidil – which are, again, applied directly to the scalp either once or twice a day as advised – are used, in addition to appropriate boosters. Belgravia’s highly-targeted one-a-day Hair Vitalics for Women hair growth supplement is often taken alongside the topical treatment. It not only contains a unique blend of high quality vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts known to promote healthy hair, but also contains the soy isoflavones genistein and daidzein which have been shown to reduce serum DHT. These can all be used alongside the LaserComb device which is also generally included free of charge when purchasing a 12 month female pattern hair loss treatment course from Belgravia.


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Growth supplements boosters lasercombThe 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.


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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 20 11 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr A, pictured, is thrilled with his treatment results to date saying “The medicine really works”.

Find out what else had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe 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.


An unorthodox new way of purportedly tackling hair loss is springing up across America, where some black women claim a household item can help to regrow afro hair.

Vicks VaporubAccording to an article in essence.com, family medicine cabinet staple Vicks VapoRub is just the ticket for women with thinning edges – which is seen when hair is lost at the temples. The most common cause of this is the hair loss condition traction alopecia, which is frequently observed when women choose a hairstyle that places undue stress on the hair follicles. Among the worst offenders are tight braids, high ponytails, dreadlocks and hair extensions which place significant extra weight as well as strain upon the follicles.

Women also sometimes see thinning around the temples if they have the condition female pattern hair loss. This tends to be accompanied by thinning hair along the top of the scalp and at the crown, too as these are the areas affected by genetic hair loss in both women and men.

Can Vicks VapoRub regrow hair?

The essence.com article states that the awareness of Vicks as a potential treatment for thinning edges appears to have begun in March 2016 in Atlanta when it was first mentioned by a vlogger who goes by the name of Just Jocq on YouTube. She talks of one of her followers who mixes it with castor oil and coconut oil before applying it to the scalp and hair. Whilst castor and coconut oil are both beneficial to the condition of the hair – especially for people with afro hair as this hair type is naturally more brittle so can benefit from moisturisation – they are not capable of regrowing hair.

Since then, other women with afro hair have been extolling the virtues of Vicks online, with some of them claiming that around one to two months will be needed before regrowth is seen.

Leonora Doclis, senior hair loss specialist at Belgravia, is skeptical – though she does understand where the claims about Vicks may be coming from. “It’s all to do with the menthol and eucalyptus which can be found in Vicks,” she says. “These ingredients won’t cause hair that has been lost to traction alopecia or female pattern hair loss to regrow, but they may help existing hair to grow in length – although we wouldn’t recommend putting Vicks onto scalps. Vicks contains petroleum jelly, which is not generally advisable for the scalp, although it shouldn’t pose too much of a problem if the scalp is healthy.”

Leonora points out that Vicks would likely give the same kind of sensation as Belgravia’s menthol cream or oil of wintergreen which are used in some tailored clinical treatments that take place in our Central London and City of London hair loss clinics. Though neither ingredients have been proven to stimulate hair growth, they can be beneficial to the health of both the hair and the scalp.

Tailored hair loss treatment

It is important to distinguish between ‘hair growth’ and ‘hair regrowth’ in this context. Promoting hair growth involves optimising or ensuring the normal functioning of the hair growth cycle. This applies to anyone regardless of whether or not they have a specific hair loss condition and is something that can be helped by non-medicinal hair growth booster products. At Belgravia we offer a premium food supplement for healthy hair growth called Hair Vitalics for Women which non-clients can buy online directly from the dedicated website hairvitalics.com. This highly-targeted product has been developed after extensive research by Belgravia’s hair experts and contains high quality, potent vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanicals – including zinc, selenium, biotin and grape seed extract.

Those who do have an actual condition generally want to stop hair loss and encourage hair re-growth – this is a different proposition to simply encouraging non-affected hair to grow stronger and/or longer. Whilst hair growth boosters can certainly be used by people with a hair loss condition, these are considered an adjunct to pharmaceutical hair loss treatment, designed to maximise their hair’s potential in tandem with the relevant medications.

If women’s hair thinning or patchy hairloss becomes a concern, a specialist consultation – either in person or online – can provide an assessment, diagnosis, and – where necessary – personalised treatment recommendations. These are based upon the individual’s condition, pattern of shedding, medical and lifestyle requirements.

For women who have lost their edges to Traction Alopecia, Belgravia specialists use appropriate formulations of high strength minoxidil from those available at the in-clinic pharmacies. These solutions are applied directly to the scalp where needed, either once or twice per day, as directed. Although minoxidil is only clinically-proven as a treatment for female pattern hair loss, it is widely accepted to be useful in treating other types of hair loss in men and women by opening the potassium channels and encouraging localised blood flow.

Though results are not guaranteed, traction alopecia treatment at Belgravia often produces significant hair regrowth for women whose follicles have not been critically impaired. In cases where the damage to the follicles means they are no longer able to produce hair, treatment is not advisable as it will be ineffective. In these instances the hair loss will be permanent. This is why it is so important to be proactive if you suspect there may be an issue with your hairline. By taking advice early you can get all the facts regarding your situation and learn about the options available, in order to make a decision as which you are most comfortable with, whilst the decision is still yours to make.

 


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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.


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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 17 11 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr L, pictured, is thrilled with the results of his treatment to date. Lots of new growth is appearing in the thinning areas.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe 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.


A new survey has confirmed what medical experts the world over have known for some time now: that many of us are working too hard or are too preoccupied with our jobs. But one thing that not everybody knows is that work-related pressures can lead to the kind of stress that causes hair loss.

The survey was conducted by the Wooden Furniture Store and found that today’s family interacts with each other in quite a different way to our predecessors. Specifically, the report reveals that 30% of people admit to not speaking to their loved ones when they get home. Meanwhile, 57% of adults owned up to bringing their work home with them outside of office hours, thus letting their job get in the way of quality family time.

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Stress caused by work is a huge global problem with estimates putting the cost of stress-related sick days in the UK up to £10 billion per year. Almost 26 million days are lost each year to work-related illnesses, with almost half of these caused by stress, anxiety or depression.

One quite telling link between work stress and hair loss came after a poll in which it was discovered that men earning more than £75,000 were twice as likely to blame work stress for their thinning hair than those earning £15,000 or under.

What is likely to be happening in these instances is that the wear and tear of stress upon the body has caused the genetic condition Male Pattern Baldness to initiate earlier than it might have otherwise, or it has worsened an existing case of Male Pattern Hair Loss. It could be argued, of course, that men with better salaries are likely to be older, this putting them in the “hot zone” of hair loss for men (30s-50s). However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that young men are experiencing premature baldness ever earlier – thought to be down to the pressures of modern life – and it is quite common for male pattern hair loss to now start in their early 20’s.

Either way, work stress is certainly not a trivial matter, as one study in the United States found that stress is quite literally killing people. Research into more than 2,000 people from Wisconsin in their sixties found that those who felt they had a little control of their workload had a heightened risk of dying.

Women are certainly not immune from stress-related shedding, either, and are, in fact, more likely to be affected as they have a far greater chance than men of developing a temporary hair loss condition named Telogen Effluvium. A recent survey carried out by L’Oréal, for example, revealed that a third of female respondents had experienced hairloss. One-sixth of the women who took part said they had first shown signs of hair loss before their 30th birthdays. As with men, Female Pattern Hair Loss can also be exacerbated by stress.

Hair loss solutions for men and women

Treatment for genetic hair loss at Belgravia is slightly different for men and for women, and is always tailored to the individual’s personal needs, based on level and pattern of thinning plus a number of other factors.

Treatment for male pattern hair loss is widely used by men interested in stabilising hair fall, encouraging regrowth and preventing baldness. There are two clinically-proven, MHRA and FDA-approved medications which are often used as part of a non-surgical treatment programme: finasteride 1mg and minoxidil.

The first, finasteride 1mg is a once-a-day tablet that inhibits the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is DHT which causes the gradual hair thinning associated with male hairloss. It binds to the sensitive follicles around the top of the head and hairline, slowly destroying them. As they become smaller and weaker, this displays outwardly as thinning hair or receding, with increased hair fall and can lead to eventual baldness if left unchecked. Hair Vitalics for Men hair growth supplements formulated exclusively by The Belgravia Centre’s experts not only includes key nutrients that can benefit hair health – including biotin, zinc and selenium – but also contains saw palmetto. This botanical extract has been shown to reduce DHT in trials.

By minimising the amount of DHT in the system, hair growth should continue unhindered. However, finasteride’s effect on frontal hair loss is unproven. This is one of the key reasons why, at Belgravia, treatment courses often include recommended formulations of the vasodilator high strength minoxidil from those available from at the clinic’s in-house pharmacies.

These solutions are applied directly to the scalp where needed, and help to promote localised blood flow, encouraging healthy hair growth. Belgravia’s hair loss specialists have found this approach, especially as part of a combination treatment course, to be especially effective in cases of stubborn areas, such as a receding hairline or thinning crown.

This two-pronged attack can be further augmented by the use of additional hair growth booster products, such as the follicle-stimulating low level laser therapy (LLLT) device, the LaserComb.

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Men Women Hair Growth Hair Care 360pxWomen visiting the clinic for Female Pattern Hair Loss treatment find that an equally comprehensive and tailored approach is offered, with regular applications of high strength minoxidil from the recommended formulations available once again a key component.

Women, too, can benefit from hair growth booster products, including a handheld LLLT device and also Belgravia’s premium hair growth supplement Hair Vitalics for Women, the ingredients of which have been researched and selected by the clinic’s hair experts for their beneficial properties. This unique blend of high quality, hair-friendly vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts is not designed to replace a balanced diet, however. It also includes the soy isoflavones genistein and daidzen which have been shown to lower serum DHT – DHT found in the bloodstream – to provide an extra helping hand in the fight against thinning hair.

Knock-on effects of stress

Because the human body is so complex and so many functions are interlinked, the knock-on effects of stress can be hard to overestimate. Sleep, for instance, is not something that many people necessarily associate with stress, but the strain that insomnia or simply regular lack of sleep or disturbed sleep patterns can place upon the body has been linked to dull, brittle hair and increased hair fall.

Lack of Sleep and Hair LossVarious surveys from around the world have shown that many people are not getting enough sleep (one showed that women have a deficit of around 15 days sleep per year; for men the figure is 10 days), and the London Sleep Centre has said that around 30 to 40% of adults suffer from insomnia every year.

Researchers in South Korea have discovered that on top of stress-related hair loss that may arise from lack of sleep, missing out on crucial shut-eye also heightens the risks of several diseases, some of which can cause hair fall in their own right. Among them are diabetes, which can lead to Telogen Effluvium. Even heart disease, the risk for which can be increased by a chronic lack of sleep, has been linked to hair loss in at least six historic studies.

All of these studies paint a pretty compelling picture that an individual’s overall health and lifestyle play an enormous part in a multitude of biological functions. While it might be stretching things to state that a good night’s sleep and a stress-free job will equate to a full head of hair for the rest of your life, it is not too great a stretch to suggest that a proactive approach to reducing stress levels and making sure that the body is well looked after can help give a degree of protection from some of the things that can lead to thinning hair for both men and women.


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Growth supplements boosters lasercombThe 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.


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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 15 11 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr F, pictured, is very pleased with his progress so far. Lots of new growth can be seen in his most recent photos.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe 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.


Men whose hair loss has been caused by the genetic condition male pattern baldness may feel like they are currently being bombarded with stories of celebrities who have had a hair transplant to try and deal with their thinning hair. And as these operations steadily lose their stigma, they have been likened by one proponent as the male equivalent of a ‘boob job’.

These are the words of TOWIE star Jamie Reed, who spoke to the Mail Online about his eight-hour hair transplant procedure. At 35, Reed is among the 45% of men of his age and under to have noticed signs of male pattern baldness, and like numerous other celebrities – including footballer Wayne Rooney, Love Island’s Alex Beattie, former footballer turned Real Housewives of Cheshire star Ashley Ward, X Factor and Dancing on Ice contestant Jake Quickenden, Gogglebox pundit Chris Steed (a hairdresser who previously wore wigs to cover his advanced hair thinning on top) and more – his press appearance is helping to normalise men’s hair restoration.

Celebrities documenting hair transplant journeys in the media

Footballer Celebrity Hair Transplant HeadlinesIt has been speculated that the reason that hair transplants are getting so much media attention of late is that some of the surgeons involved have realised that getting young, famous and attractive people to talk about their service is a great way to gain new clients. It is surely no coincidence that so many of these celebrities are telling their stories to the newspapers and posing for ‘before and after’ pictures.

While it is encouraging to see young men taking such an open approach to tackling hairloss, transplants only tell one part of the story. What has been overlooked in many newspaper articles is the fact that most men who plan on taking the surgical route are advised to undergo male hair loss treatment for at least six months before their operation. This is intended to maximise hair growth and stabilise hair fall so that hair is not shedding during the process, making the area easier and cleaner for the surgeon to work with. It also enables both surgeon and patient to see whether a transplant is needed after all.

What is also usually missing from news reports is that men’s hair loss journeys have barely begun when they signs up for hair restoration procedure. They will often need to commit to using non-surgical hair loss treatment products on an ongoing basis even after surgery in order to preserve the results. This is because the existing hairs surrounding the implanted ones will continue to be susceptible to the testosterone by-product called DHT, which is what causes shedding in men who are sensitive to it. Noted hair loss mentor Spex, who has had 10 transplants and now helps people to navigate hairloss issues of their own, actually goes further than some surgeons and advises men to try a pharmaceutical treatment regime for a minimum of 12 months.

Many men, however, choose not to go down the surgical route at all – not least because it is expensive, it can be painful and the initial signs of surgery are frequently impossible to hide. For some days after the operation there is visible evidence of the procedure (the newly-implanted area clearly looks like it has been subject to surgery), meaning that unless you can hide yourself away or constantly wear a hat for a while, everyone will know.

Discreet custom hair loss treatment options

At Belgravia – who do not provide transplants – each client’s dedicated hair loss specialist will tailor a custom treatment programme to their level and pattern of thinning, as well as their medical profile and lifestyle needs. These are usually based around finasteride 1mg and minoxidil, which are currently the only two MHRA and FDA approved drugs for male hair loss.

Belgravia’s clients tend to follow bespoke combination courses comprising topical applications of high strength minoxidil to encourage regrowth. This dose-dependent drug has proven particularly helpful in treating stubborn areas of hairloss, such as a receding hairline or a thinning crown. Additionally those deemed medically-suitable who are aged 18 or over also have the option of taking the once-a-day DHT-blocking tablet finasteride 1mg.

The advantage of a personalised hair loss treatment course comprising clinically-proven medications and additional hair growth boosters, is that it can be followed discreetly.

Though browsing Success Story photographs of clients before and after starting their custom courses that have been taken months apart may clearly show a marked difference, the change happens gradually and without sudden telltale signs appearing.

One thing that such a glut of surgical hair restoration stories may be doing is giving young men the impression that a transplant operation is an easy fix for anyone whose hair is thinning. In fact, most surgeons consider 26 to be the minimum age that a man should consider having one. Ashley Ward’s surgeon – Belgravia’s hair transplant partner, the highly respected and award-winning Dr Bessam Farjo – recommends men wait until they’re at least 30 years of age before booking themselves in for surgery.

One positive of all the media reports about men who have had hair transplants is that it is a reminder that male hair loss does not have to be the life-changing event it once was: steps can be taken to deal with it. There is clearly no denying the power of a celebrity boost, however, and when people like BGT winner George Sampson and serial reality TV star Calum Best (who has had three hair surgeries and cannot have any more) have so publicly endorsed the procedure it is little wonder that in a recent poll by the Express, 82% of respondents said that they would consider a hair transplant to save their hair. It is worth fully exploring all potential hair loss solutions and taking expert advice before making the decision as to whether surgery, or any other form of treatment, is the right choice for you.


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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.


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