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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 Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client 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 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: Henry

Question: I missed my dose of finasteride last night, what do I do? I take one 1mg tablet every day but I fell asleep early last night and forgot to take it before I went to bed do do I take two today or do I just accept that I missed a day? Will missing a dose have any effect on my hair? Please help!

Answer: Hi, Henry. As you know, finasteride 1mg is meant to be taken once per day. When you miss a dose, you should just continue to take your tablet as normal – again, only one per day – the next day.

Missing just one dose is unlikely to have any meaningful effect on your hair growth, however, if you start to miss doses regularly, your progress is likely to slow down and it may cause your hair loss to resume.

Finasteride 1mg Aindeem tablets

Do not double-up and take two the next day to make up for the one you missed. You must not do this, as is clearly stated on the patient information leaflet which should accompany your medication.

We understand you are not a Belgravia patient so if you are missing the patient information leaflet from your hair loss treatment – this is generally contained inside the packaging – please explain this to your treatment provider, or the pharmacist from which you purchased the medication.

They may give you a copy or direct you to a relevant online copy, but either way it is vital that you have this information.

We would always be suspicious when a person is not provided with the relevant information, including the leaflet that details everything you need to know about finasteride for Male Pattern Hair Loss before starting treatment.

If you bought the tablets online or from any potentially unauthorised vendor, and have no-one to contact about this, we would recommend both purchasing your treatment elsewhere in the future, and checking in with your doctor, just to be on the safe side.

There are currently many issues with stolen or fake medication being sold, which may mean that what you believe to be ‘finasteride tablets’ may not be what they were sold as, or may be out of date, or even just unsuitable for you based on your medical profile.

It’s certainly worth having a consultation with a specialist at a dedicated hair loss clinic just to ensure you are on the optimum treatment course for your condition, level and pattern of shedding, as well as your medical and lifestyle needs.

They may also be able to help with tips for working your treatment into your daily routine to minimise the risk of you forgetting doses, as well as to help you get the most out of your treatment course.


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 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


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.

According to a reader poll carried out on The Express newspaper’s website on 14th March 2019, only 28 per cent of men would consider having a hair transplant.

In contrast, 61 per cent said they would not want hair restoration surgery with 22 per cent of those citing cost as the reason and 39 per cent confirming they just weren’t keen on the procedure. The remaining 11 per cent of poll respondents said they were undecided either way.

So what other options are there for dealing with Male Pattern Baldness if you don’t want to have hair transplant surgery? Here are a few alternative hair loss solutions…

Non-invasive hair loss treatment

The only clinically-proven hair loss treatments that are both MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved for Male Pattern Baldness are finasteride 1mg – a once-a-day DHT-blocking tablet – and high strength minoxidil, a topical solution to promote accelerated hair growth.

Either or both of these medications can be used alongside low level laser therapy (LLLT) devices, such as the FDA-cleared LaserComb or LaserBand which stimulates the hair follicles and has also been shown to actively encourage hair regrowth and increased hair density.

A 2017 systematic review of which hair loss treatments work for androgenetic alopecia confirmed that these three options were the only ones to show consistent results.

This approach is best for those with Male Pattern Baldness where, no matter how mild or severe, there is still hair – even if it is thin – visible.

If the scalp has taken on a smooth, shiny appearance, this suggests permanent baldness has set in, but a consultation at a hair loss clinic will provide an assessment and personalised recommendations based on the level and pattern of shedding, as well as the individual’s medical profile.

PRP or mesotherapy scalp injections

PRP Therapy for Hair Loss

On-going courses of scalp injections are becoming increasingly popular hair growth products, despite there being limited research showing whether or not they have any effect on hair loss, and concerns about the number of potentially untrained and unauthorised practitioners.

The two key procedures here are PRP – platelet rich plasma – therapy, and mesotherapy. The first involves blood being taken from a patient, the platelet-rich part of this being separated and injected back into their scalp. The second involves scalp injections containing a vitamin solution.

These options can be used alongside authorised pharmaceutical hair loss treatments, but should be discussed with your treatment advisor beforehand.

Micropigmentation scalp tattooing

Micropigmentation is a medical grade tattoo procedure where tiny dots in various shades of ink are applied to the scalp in order to mimic the appearance of stubble.

Scalp Micropigmentation - Could Hair Tattoos Cause Long Term Itching

This can be used to give the appearance of a shaved head or to fill in areas of the scalp where there is thinning, though this is generally only visually successful if the hair is kept short.

If considering this option, it is crucial to go to a specialist practitioner rather than a regular tattoo artist or permanent make-up artist without the necessary training and qualifications to ensure you are in the best hands and likely to get the most natural looking results.

Microscopic hair thickening fibres

Temporary, cosmetic products for making hair look thicker include microscopic hair fibres from brands such as Toppik, Couvre and Nanogen.

Wayne Rooney and Hair Loss Concealer Fibres
Wayne Rooney is rumoured to use microscopic nanofibres to conceal his thinning hair

These are tiny fibres which come in a shaker-style applicator so they can be applied directly to the scalp, where they bind to existing hairs before being set with a spray, making hair look fuller. Both David Beckham and Wayne Rooney are rumoured to use these products to conceal hair loss.

They come in a variety of colours so it is often the case that a few different shades will need to be purchased in order to get the most natural looking match with your own existing hair colour. It is common for some hair fibres, particularly blond or brown shades, to have a slightly red tinge to their colouring, however.

Whilst hair loss concealers, such as microscopic fibres, can be useful in the short term and for a temporary boost in hair density, as with micropigmentation, they do not treat the underlying hair loss.

As you can see, there are a number of options for dealing with thinning hair, most of which can be used alongside each other for optimum effects. The first step when deciding which is the best route for you, given it is such a personal decision, is to consult with hair loss specialists and explore their bespoke recommendations for your specific situation.


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 Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client 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)

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: Kir

Question: I’m worried about losing even more hair from the minoxidil dread shed I keep reading about so want to know if it will happen to me if I only apply it to my crown. I have male pattern baldness at my hairline and crown but my crown is definitely worse. Could I just use it there?

Answer: Hi, Kir. In order to answer your question thoroughly, first let us explain the ‘dread shed’ you refer to, in relation to high strength minoxidil.

Minoxidil Dropper with liquid

This is something that is often made to sound terrifying, and as if you will go bald overnight, on internet forums, but in reality this may usually only cause mild to moderate short-term hair loss.

When you first start using minoxidil, within the initial few weeks this should start to stimulate the follicles in the areas you apply the solution to. This should be all the areas of your scalp affected by hair loss, which, in the case of Male Pattern Baldness is the top of the head, from hairline and temples to the crown.

We would not usually recommend applying treatment to one area only eg. to a thinning crown if you are also displaying signs of hair loss in other areas, such as the receding hairline you mention.

As the effects of DHT will generally eventually be seen in all the aforementioned areas susceptible to Male Pattern Hair Loss, it is wise to apply the solution to this entire area; also, only applying the entire dose to a smaller, concentrated area can increase the risk of skin irritation.

If you are using treatment, you are better to use it in all the areas of concern; as the formula sinks in to the scalp it absorbs diffusely so all telogen hairs (those in the resting phase of the hair growth cycle) will likely be affected.

As new hair starts growing through, it will push the older, thinning hair out. This can last for around two to four weeks and may be more noticeable for some people than for others. It is temporary hair fall and a necessary part of the hair growth cycle, so nothing to be concerned about.

Not everyone is affected by significant minoxidil shedding as the amount of hairloss they experience is minimal, though it is impossible to predict how an individual will react to their hair loss treatment in advance.

In the unlikely event the shedding continues for much longer than this, we recommend you speak with your dedicated hair loss specialist.

They should be able to monitor your progress and advise on any changes which may need to be made to your treatment course both at this early stage and throughout the duration of your plan.

If you are not a Belgravia patient, you could consult your treatment provider for similar advice as a first port of call.

Before starting to use any new hair loss solutions, or making any meaningful changes to your normal treatment routine – particularly if you are worried about doing so – we would suggest checking in with a professional too, just to put your mind at rest and ensure you are on the optimal course for your specific needs and situation.


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 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


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.

A new system for the grading and assessment of Lichen Planopilaris – including a form of scarring hair loss – has now started clinical trials.

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia is a clinical variant of Lichen Planopilaris, which causes a thick band of hair loss around the hairline which leaves behind a pale, smooth band of skin; although it can present in men, it largely only affects women over 40 years of age.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, have designed a new diagnostic test for Lichen Planopilaris and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, which is currently being trialled on 40 volunteers.

Measure severity over time

Hair Loss Research Study

The observational study is assessing its Boston Grade of Activity in Lichen Planopilaris (Boston GOAL) tool over the course of six months. It hopes to prove that it is a valid, objective and accurate method which dermatologists and medical specialists can use when diagnosing and monitoring patients with the rare inflammation-based condition.

During the trial they will use the Boston GOAL tool to rate changes in participants’ symptoms, including pain and itchiness, using a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) and scores from the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI).

The grades allocated using the trial tool will be correlated with patients’ skin biopsies, which the study author notes will be “evaluating disease activity on a microscopic level”, as well as with digital global photography and trichoscopy images.

According to data submitted via the registration information at clinicaltrials.gov, all of the participants – a mix of male and female – are between 18 and 80 years of age, with a clinical and histologic diagnosis of lichen planopilaris but otherwise in general good health.

It is estimated that this trial, which was first registered in 2017, should be completed by September 2019, with the study ending a few months later in December. As such, it is likely that findings will be made available at the very end of 2019 or in early 2020.

Dealing with Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

An Example of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia which Causes a Receding Hairline in Women
An Example of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia which Causes a Thick, Receding Hairline, and is Mostly Seen in Post-Menopausal Women

The inflammation symptomatic of this autoimmune disease can destroy hair follicles, leaving them incapable of producing hair regrowth.

Currently, there is no authorised hair loss treatment for Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia. Due to the nature of the condition, hair restoration surgery is an unlikely possibility, though it depends on the extent of the condition and other factors, not least the skill of the individual hair transplant surgeon.

Treating Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia involves trying to manage the inflammation, rather than concentrating on encouraging hair growth. This is generally done via steroid use and/or anti-malarial drugs, as advised and prescribed by the patient’s GP or dermatologist.

In addition to trying to address the underlying cause of this balding, patients may need emotional support in coping with the psychological effects of hair loss.

This is where peer support groups, hair loss charities and even counsellors or therapists can be useful, both in terms of providing advice and coping mechanisms, and to foster a feeling of community and inclusion, so that those with Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia are not isolated and have others with shared experiences to lean on.


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 Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client 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)

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: Shaun

Question: When do you see the best results from hair loss treatment for Male Pattern Baldness? Is it true it can take two years for the results to come through? Also, does it depend on how old you are when you start losing your hair? I’m 23 and am just starting to see thinning mostly around my hairline.

Answer: Hi, Shaun. Unfortunately there isn’t a straightforward answer to your question as there are many variables involved in Male Pattern Baldness.

However, we can give you a rough guide to the stages of results from hair loss treatment, based on moderate levels of hair thinning – as follows – but do bear in mind that everyone responds differently to their course, so this information simply represents an average timeline for Belgravia clients.

– Possible increased hair shedding (4 – 6 weeks, usually only from high strength minoxidil though finasteride shedding is also possible)

– Hair loss stabilisation (2 – 8 weeks)

– Thickening of hair + regrowth in the affected areas (3 – 12 months)

– Maintenance of improved hair (12 months +)

Although this is how we have seen treatment to work in the majority of cases, any chance of hair regrowth and improvements to clients’ hair density tends to happen within the first six months; this can continue past the initial six months but hair growth may be slower than during this initial period.

As genetic hair loss is a permanent and progressive condition for which there is no cure, on-going treatment is necessary to continually ward off its effects and maintain results.

The factors that tend to influence the time it can take for someone to respond to treatment include the pattern and how extensive the shedding is when help is first sought. For example, if you have a receding hairline it may take longer to regrow than a thinning crown given hair around the temples is the slowest to regrow.

Also, obviously the more hair loss there is, the longer it may take to see results from treatment. That said, two years is an unusually long length of time to see any changes and we would expect 12 months to be the maximum period for severe hair thinning.

It is generally the case that the earlier on an intervention is staged, via the use of clinically-proven male hair loss solutions, the more likely a positive outcome will be seen sooner rather than later.

Another crucial aspect for getting the most out of your treatment is to ensure it is used routinely, exactly as and when prescribed. Missing doses, over-using or under-using medication will not help you to achieve the desired results – consistency is key.

At 23 years of age you are young enough that you should be able to get a handle on things in a timely manner. But, as before, everyone is different so without being able to assess you, we cannot comment as to your specific chances of experiencing results from hair loss treatment, especially within a set timeframe.

If you would like a personal consultation with a dedicated hair loss specialist, this can be done in person at one of our London locations, or by completing the Online Consultation form which allows you to upload photos.


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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