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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client 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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The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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Name: Jamie

Question: Is there anything that helps hair growth on a thinning crown? I need ideas before it gets too noticeable.

Answer: Hi, Jamie. For the purposes of answering your query we’re assuming your thinning crown is the result of Male Pattern Baldness as this is a classic symptom. However, we recommend having a consultation in order to receive a personalised diagnosis, as well as tailored men’s hair loss treatment recommendations.

Belgravia patients with this pattern of hair loss are often advised to follow a combination course featuring both of the only two MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved medications for Male Pattern Hair Loss. These are high strength minoxidil and finasteride 1mg.

Minoxidil is a topical drug which encourages accelerated hair growth, whilst finasteride 1mg – often referred to as Propecia, which was its first brand name in the UK – is a DHT-blocker.

DHT – full name, dihydrotestosterone – is a testosterone-derivative which causes gradually thinning hair and/or a receding hairline in genetically-sensitive men. It binds to receptors in predisposed hair follicles located along the top of the scalp, anywhere (or everywhere) from the crown to the hairline and temple areas.

Finasteride, taken once per day by medically-suitable over 18s, inhibits the formation of DHT, helping to remove the cause of this common hereditary condition.

In the case of crown thinning, this – like the hairline – can be a stubborn area to treat. Hair growth may be slower here, which is why a two-pronged approach, using both clinically-proven hair loss solutions, is often advised.

Additionally, hair growth supporting products may be of further benefit when used alongside these medications. The LaserBand, in particular, has been shown to stimulate hair growth and strengthen the hair, whilst supplements such as Hair Vitalics for Men may help maintain hair quality and the normal functioning of the hair growth cycle.

You can find examples of clients treated for a thinning crown in our dedicated Male Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. These may be helpful in giving you an idea of the kinds of regrowth results that have been achieved and the timelines involved in each case.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Women’s Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

This client has two separate conditions – Diffuse Hair Loss and Female Pattern Hair Loss which are being treated simultaneously.

Find out what this client had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hereditary Female Pattern Hair Loss and Diffuse Hair Loss by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment information

Diffuse Hair Loss Treatment Information


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinics LondonThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

Whilst many are looking to JAK inhibitors to provide the ‘next big thing’ in hair loss solutions, Korean researchers have found a novel approach involving the promotion of dermal papilla cells (DP cells).

The Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology has developed a pantetheine derivative-containing composition. This is said to promote hair growth by encouraging the proliferation of dermal papilla cells.

DP cells are imperative for the hair growth process as they form a niche environment for stem cells to develop and regenerate hair follicles. DP cells also play an important role in regulating the pigmentation of the hair.

Therefore, by promoting DP cell growth, hair growth is also encouraged. As the patent application states, the new compound “exhibits an excellent effect of promoting the growth of dermal papilla cells to thereby exhibit the effect of promoting hair growth”.

Industry publication, Cosmetics Business reports that the Institute has been assigned US patent number 10,376,453, which was granted on 13th August 2019, for the purpose of alleviating or treating hair loss.

Preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth

pantetheine derivative hair growth promoting preventing hair loss product in development Korea

The Korean team’s US patent says that the invention “…is prepared using D-pantethine as a starting material.”

Cosmetics Business advises that, from this, “various derivatives were prepared, listed as 4-pentenoyl-D-pantetheine, 10-undecenoyl-D-pantetheine, isobutyl formate-D-pantetheine, and 2,4-dihydroxybenzoyl-D-pantetheine”.

It further states that the US patent covers it as both a cosmetic composition or pharmaceutical composition “for preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth”.

A number of delivery methods have been registered as being potential applications containing the new composition.

These include cosmetic products such as shampoo, conditioner, and styling products such as wax, aerosol sprays, colourants and colour-removing products, hair weaving preparations, hair gel, mousse, hairspray and hair oil. Potential pharmaceutical uses also registered include ointments, pastes, gels, serums, aerosol sprays, non-aerosol sprays, foams, creams, lotions, solutions and suspensions.

With regards its application and dosing, it is suggested “The amount and frequency of this application may be suitably determined depending on the patient’s age and sex and the severity of hair loss.”

The pantetheine derivative product is not intended to treat the underlying causes of any specific hair loss conditions – such as genetic sensitivity to the hormone DHT in cases of androgenetic alopecia. Rather it aims to encourage longer periods of active hair growth, presumably to overcome shedding.

Making clear the object of the team’s invention, the patent informs it is “to provide a hair growth stimulant, which is capable of promoting the proliferation of dermal papilla cells to thereby prevent, alleviate or treat hair loss and exhibit excellent effects on hair growth or the like, and a cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition for promoting hair growth, which contains the hair growth stimulant.”

May help various hair loss conditions

There are a number of different hairloss conditions and lifestyle issues which may cause thinning hair outlined in the patent application, though it does not appear to state outright that the composition is designed as a treatment for any of these problems.

Hair Loss Diagram Areas of Scalp Affected by Female Male Pattern Baldness Telogen Effluvium Traction Alopecia Areata

“The known causes of hair loss include excessive male hormone production, excessive sebum secretion, scalp function deterioration caused by peroxides, bacteria, etc., genetic factors, ageing, stress, and the like. In addition, the hair loss population is gradually increasing due to increased social stress, environmental pollution, westernized eating habits such as the consumption of instant foods, frequent permanent waves and hair colour changes, etc,” reads the patent application, which was filed on 17th May 2019.

The type of hair loss all these issues can lead to is known as Telogen Effluvium, and it is a temporary condition, generally lasting no more than six months. The latter two hair styling issues may also cause chemical trauma, which is a separate issue and one which may cause permanent hair loss, depending on the extent of the damage.

It goes on to outline the mechanisms of Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss (together, androgenetic alopecia), the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata, hair loss from damaging styling practices – Traction Alopecia.

Presumably, as all these conditions are mentioned in the patent application, the researchers hope that, by using their discovery to induce a proliferation of DP cells, this may extend the active ‘anagen’ stage of the users’ hair growth cycle.

People with hair loss – specifically androgenetic alopecia – tend to have increasingly shorter anagen phases as their hereditary condition progresses over time. Therefore, extending this phase where hair actively grows may be of benefit. Currently, the topical hair loss treatment known as high strength minoxidil is used for this purpose and is both MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved for the treatment of male and female pattern baldness.

As this is a patent application, to register ownership of the technology and/or formula for the outlined uses, rather than the results of a clinical trial, it is hard to be certain which stage this product is at.

The patent information does contain some data showing the results obtained in testing to date, but further clinical trial findings would be necessary to assess how close to being submitted for the appropriate medical regulatory licenses and approvals this composition is.

In the meantime, we await further updates regarding this innovative approach to boosting hair growth and treating hair loss, and will publish these here on the Belgravia blog when they become available.


The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client 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


The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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Name: George

Question: I get hypertrichosis all over my body from taking oral minoxidil for MPB. The tiny hairs get longer and darker and I want to know if it is reversible? Do I have to stop treatment for it to stop happening? Or should I switch to topical minoxidil. I don’t want to stop treatment if possible.

Answer: Hi, George. Hypertrichosis – excessive hair growth – is a possible side effect from minoxidil. It may sometimes present on the face, or, rarely, on the body.

man shaving

Oral minoxidil is more likely to cause hypertrichosis than topical applications of high strength minoxidil. However, in both cases, the hypertrichosis should reverse once this treatment is stopped.

Hypertrichosis generally presents as thickened vellus hairs, stimulated by minoxidil, which, therefore appear more visible.

You may wish to switch from oral minoxidil – which is not currently MHRA-licensed nor FDA-approved as a hair loss treatment for Male Pattern Baldness – to a topical formulation. This should be done in consultation with your current doctor, dermatologist or hair loss specialist, who can help to find the best option for your needs.

When using the topical hair loss solution, rather than taking minoxidil in tablet form, certain steps can be taken to help reduce the severity of this side effect. For example:

  • Wash your hands after application
  • Don’t let the solution drip on the face; tilt the head slightly backwards when applying minoxidil avoid it dripping forward
  • If it does drip onto the face, wash the area immediately
  • The evening dose may be applied at least one hour before bed to prevent any residue on the pillow (and hence, being transferred to the face)
  • The same applies for head scarves or other scalp coverings – ensure there is no medication on the fabric and wash these, and pillowcases, regularly to ensure there is no build-up of minoxidil residue
  • If none of this helps, the formulation’s strength can be reduced, and/or the dose frequency. Again, this should be advised upon by an appropriate professional.

If you do choose to switch to topical minoxidil and none of the above recommendations help and the hypertrichosis is severe, we would advise stopping treatment. Alternatively, hair removal treatments may be used.

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Once the treatment is stopped, this hair growth is not permanent. Vellus hairs don’t have big, strong follicles so once they stop being stimulated, the hair returns to its original thickness – this is naturally quite fine and short.

It is important to know that certain medical conditions can also contribute to hypertrichosis. In women, this could be PCOS, for example, but in men potential causes of hypertrichosis include hormone imbalances, conditions such as hyperthyroidism or anorexia, cancer and side effects of certain medications, besides minoxidil. These include acetazolamide, cyclosporine, phenytoin and diazoxide.

Should the hypertrichosis be solely related to minoxidil use, it should wear off once you discontinue use. Permanent side effects from minoxidil have not been reported.

If you decide to stop using minoxidil, there are alternative male hair loss treatment options you could consider. These include finasteride 1mg, an oral DHT inhibitor, and hair growth supporting products such as the FDA-cleared LaserBand, which uses medical grade lasers to stimulate accelerated hair growth.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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The hair and beauty industry publication, Cosmetics Business reports that, Nestle-owned dermatology research company, Galderma was granted a US patent (10,328,094) on 25th June 2019 for a compound designed to prevent folliculitis.

USA Patent

Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles, often of a bacterial or fungal origin. There are also viral and non-infectious forms.

In people whose hair is cut with razors or clippers – particularly those with closely shaved haircuts – if these tools have not been properly disinfected, this can also lead to folliculitis.

Folliculitis is traditionally found more frequently in black men and women, though it can affect people of any race or hair type.

It is also believed to affect up to 85 per cent of chemotherapy patients, according to research stats published in the Cancer Management and Research medical journal. This is the specific type of folliculitis the Galderma product is hoping to treat.

Treating folliculitis caused by cancer treatment

The avermectin family of medications are relatively new; the biologist William C. Campbell and biochemist Satoshi Ōmura received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2015 for discovering this suite of drugs.

Avermectin derivatives are known to treat a number of bacteria-related infections and parasitic diseases. In this case the anti-inflammatory ivermectin, a more potent and less toxic derivative of avermectin, is one of the preferred compounds detailed in the US patent application for the treatment or prevention of folliculitis.

Ivermectin it is currently used to treat a number of conditions including rosacea and acne, and can be used as an ingredient in a number of topical pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. These include corticosteroids, antifungals, antibiotics and retinoids. It can also be mixed with anti-cancer agents.

The claims submitted in Galderma’s patent application cover “A method of treating folliculitis caused by an anti-cancer agent, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a compound of the avermectin family to an individual subject in need thereof, wherein the folliculitis exhibits proliferation of Staphylococcus aureus,” and “wherein the anti-cancer agent is a chemotherapy agent or a targeted-therapy agent.”

It specifically lists the suite of drugs its patent relates to, as follows: “the compound of the avermectin family is selected from the group consisting of ivermectin, avermectin, abamectin, doramectin, eprinomectin, selamectin, aversectin B, AB or C, emamectin B1b or latidectin.”

With regard to the the form the product may take, the patent advises, “the composition is in a form suitable for topical administration… in the form of an emulsion, cream, lotion, gel, solution or salve.”

The latest patent was awarded in America but previous patents have already been received in Europe.

The key signs of folliculitis

Example of folliculitis, shown here in the beard area

The itchy infection can present in any hair-bearing areas of the head and body, including the neck, thighs, pubic area and armpits.

Key signs to look out for when diagnosing folliculitis include red bumps and spots with a white head located around the hair follicles. When these affect the scalp, they tend to appear at the nape (folliculitis nuchae) then, should adjacent follicles become infected, it can spread to these areas too.

Where the condition is severe, these may turn into hard, raised sores, known as keloids, which do not heal.

Hair loss can occur as a result of scarring from folliculitis; this causes permanent baldness in the affected areas due to the destruction of those hair follicles.

Current treatments for folliculitis involve topical antibiotics, as well as antibactierial washes to keep the affected area clean. Where the infection is chronic or particularly severe, oral antibiotics may be prescribed. Treatment is generally dispensed by a doctor or dermatologist. Belgravia does not currently treat folliculitis.


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinics LondonThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Women’s Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

This client has two separate conditions – Diffuse Hair Loss and Female Pattern Hair Loss which are being treated simultaneously.

Find out what this client had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hereditary Female Pattern Hair Loss and Diffuse Hair Lossby clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment information

Diffuse Hair Loss Treatment Information


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinics LondonThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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Name: Ed

Question: Can you get finasteride without a prescription? I want to use it to stop my hair thinning which I’m sure is Male Pattern Baldness because it runs in my family. I just don’t want to ask my doctor about it so want to know how else I can get it.

Answer: Hi, Ed. Oral finasteride 1mg is a prescription-only treatment for Male Pattern Hair Loss. It should only be given to appropriate candidates who are aged 18 years and over.

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Finasteride is not available on the NHS as a hair loss treatment and is currently only available via a private prescription.

It cannot legally be sold in the UK without a prescription, but if you do not wish to visit your GP, there are alternative options so you can obtain the necessary advice and, if you are deemed medically suitable, prescription.

For example, at Belgravia each patient’s finasteride prescription is authorised by a qualified pharmacist prescriber, overseen by an experienced doctor, at the dedicated, licensed hair loss pharmacies in each clinic.

This applies to clients who come in to one of our London hair loss clinics in person to collect their products, as well as those whose treatment is posted to them and whose initial consultation takes place online.

Should you wish to start using finasteride or any other form of Male Hair Loss Treatment, it is vital you purchase these from a reputable, licensed source after being deemed suitable by a medical professional.

The UK watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has been very clear in its numerous warnings regarding purchasing medications from unlicensed retailers.

Firstly, without the proper professional medical advice, you will not know if the medication is suitable for you. Secondly, if you buy medication from an unlicensed or unofficial source you have no way of knowing exactly what you are getting.

The drugs you buy believing they are ‘finasteride 1mg’ may be counterfeit, expired or something completely different to what they are sold as; packaging is easy to replicate so don’t let that fool you. Illegal and fake drugs, as well as those that are mis-sold, can have many negative possible consequences, from wasting good money on an ineffective product, through to potentially fatal side effects.

If you are concerned about thinning hair it is wise to consult a specialist who can determine the treatments, and any hair growth supporting products, which may be best-suited to your situation and medical profile.

They are used to seeing many, many people every day with the same issues you are experiencing so there is no need for embarrassment. They will provide reassurance and support in addition to realistic hair loss advice, which will hopefully make you feel comfortable as well as fully informed.


The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client 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


The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.