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

This client says “I did not expect to see those changes in the volume and strength of my hair. It has also made me more confident, happy and out going person”. 

Find out what more 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 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.

Economists may not be your typical hair loss researchers, but a team from Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics has produced some interesting reading on the subject.

Three students carried out the amusingly-titled ‘Willingness Toupee’ study, investigating how much men would pay to get more hair. What they discovered in addition to these monetary aspects, was some of the most common ways men are trying to hide the signs of Male Pattern Baldness.

As they write, “The gut-wrenching suffering and panic from hair loss has been happening since the beginning of time. Of course, men have not sat passively by while their former manes wisp away like dandelion seeds. From the modern day “hair piece”, or toupee, to the Neanderthal’s “stone piece”, men have been fighting back.

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It is clear from the battery of products available that mask hair loss (e.g., toupee, hair-in-a-bottle), regrow hair (e.g., minoxidil or finasteride) or methods used to trick others into believing a full head of hair still exists (e.g., the comb-over), balding men are engaged in significant economic activities to fight hair loss.”

Styling methods for hiding hair loss

Through surveying 151 men, who were each paid $0.70 to complete the 5 minute questionnaire, the North Carolina, USA, team found men employed various hair hacks in a bid to distract from their thinning hair.

The vast majority of participants were aged between 18 and 35 years of age (71%), whilst 24% were between 36 and 55 years, with 5% being over 56.

The top styling methods for hiding hair loss were found to be…

  • a combover (36%)
  • brushing the hair forward to help hide a receding hairline (26%)
  • wearing a hat (23%)

How much men would pay to have more hair

The extent of each man’s hair loss was measured using the Norwood-Hamilton Scale. They were then given the option of increasing their hair density by moving down the scale by just one point – from a Norwood 3 to a Norwood 2, for example. Continues below…

When it came to how much value men place on their hair, or having hair, in monetary terms, the researchers found that as the price of hair restoration – whether surgical or pharmaceutical – increased, the men’s likelihood to say yes decreased proportionally.

However, when information regarding the efficacy of hair loss treatment options was provided, those which were deemed more effective had an increased chance of uptake from the participants.

After modelling the figures, the American team found that the amount men were willing to pay to increase the amount of hair they currently have by just one point on the Norwood-Hamilton scale, came to $5,324 using a mixed logit model and $5,812 using a latent class model. Based on these figures, this would mean spending over $10,000 if they wanted to fully restore their hair.

Professional hair loss advice

On a very simple level, this data is no huge surprise as it backs up what many of us want – the best possible product for the best possible price.

It also showed that the worse a man’s hair loss gets, the more he is willing to pay more money for products which are known to be less effective.

Belgravia always recommends seeking professional advice as soon as signs of hair loss – including regular, excessive shedding or a drop in hair density – become apparent, even if you then decide to take your time to properly explore all the available options.

As Male Pattern Baldness is a permanent, progressive condition, if it is left to run its course without intervention, from clinically-proven treatments for example, the hair thinning process of follicular miniaturisation will continue. This can lead to baldness and, once the skin takes on a smooth, shiny appearance, the hair follicles will no longer be able to produce hair growth – even with assistance – so the hair loss will then be permanent.

In some cases a hair transplant may be a viable option but this depends on the quality and quantity of the donor hair – hair at the back and sides of the scalp which is not affected by genetic hair loss – as well as the individual’s medical suitability. However, even if surgical hair restoration is applicable, a pharmaceutical course featuring one or both of the only authorised hairloss treatments will generally be required on an on-going basis afterwards in order to preserve the results of surgery.

One aspect the Appalachian students picked up on was that educating men about what causes hair loss and what can be done about it would be widely beneficial, given the importance hair has to many men’s self-esteem. They suggest government-subsidised information programmes may be useful to men’s welfare but, for now, anyone concerned about losing their hair can find personalised advice and, where appropriate, treatment recommendations, by speaking with a hair loss specialist.


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

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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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Name: Blake

Question: I read about this new product called HairGenesis. Do you rate it for Male Pattern Baldness? I’m looking for a men’s hair loss treatment I can use at home.

Answer: Hi, Blake. We have not used this product, nor are we aware of anyone else who has, but we have looked into this for you.

From what we have seen, HairGenesis does not appear to be a hair loss treatment; it seems to be a food supplement or similar.

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Medication which is designed to treat any health issue is required to be authorised by the individual country’s medical regulatory board, such as the MHRA and FDA in the UK and America. HairGenesis is not MHRA-licensed, nor is it FDA-approved to treat Male Pattern Baldness, nor any other type of hair loss.

We can see from the way in which the product is being marketed how there may be some confusion, but company literature detailing information about the ingredients suggest that this is not a hair loss ‘treatment’ in the truest sense. Furthermore, what we have seen of the clinical trial data is vague.

HairGenesis claims to contain natural 5AR, or DHT, blockers – DHT being the testosterone byproduct which causes thinning hair in cases of genetic hairloss. It is likely this reference is in relation to saw palmetto, an natural ingredient thought to lower DHT levels and which also features in the highly-targeted Belgravia hair supplement, Hair Vitalics for Men.

The product does not contain the only clinically-proven, MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved Male Pattern Baldness treatments, the DHT inhibiting tablet finasteride 1mg and the topical hair loss solution, high strength minoxidil. Therefore, it is unlikely to significantly prevent hair loss nor actively promote hair growth on its own.

Overall, whilst HairGenesis claims to have established “the effectiveness of naturally occurring 5AR inhibitors against AGA [androgenetic alopecia] for the first time,” it seems this product is a reasonable mix of herbal preparations that would currently probably be better thought of as a nutritional support, in both its topical and oral forms.

The established forms of pharmaceutical treatments outlined above can be used at home, either individually or in tandem, as well as alongside secondary hair growth supporting products – the category we feel HairGenesis is likely best suited to.

If you would like personalised recommendations based upon your condition, level and pattern of shedding, as well as your medical profile, a consultation with a hair loss specialist will provide all of these, as well as answering any further queries you may have.


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.

At first glance, the news that a treatment for hair loss caused by regularly wearing the hair in a ponytail, is to become available in China would seem to be good news.

This shedding, which is often concentrated around the hairline and temples, is caused when excessive strain is repeatedly placed on the hair follicles. It is known as Traction Alopecia and, in extreme circumstances, can cause permanent hair loss.

On closer inspection of information regarding this novel, topical hair loss solution – marketed as a treatment for Traction Alopecia – all may not be quite as it first seems.

Preventing hair loss

Thinning Hair - Thin Ponytail - Women's Hair Loss

Details provided in a 12th February 2019 Applied Biology press release state that the innovation, created by the Hairmore Group and newly licensed to Applied Biology for sale in China, states that the company’s scientists “discovered a novel TAAR receptor agonist that when applied to scalp reduces the force exerted by the ponytail on hair follicles; thus reduces the likelihood of development of ponytail alopecia“.

It also advises, “While cessation of styling the hair in a ponytail avoids the development of this condition, a large majority of Chinese women continue to wear a ponytail hair style; thus, a prophylactic treatment that prevents the development of ponytail induced alopecia is of great clinical importance“.

As such, the product seems to be designed to help prevent this very specific type of hair loss by supporting the follicle to better keep it in place, rather than to actually promote hair regrowth in cases of Traction Alopecia.

If this is the case, it does not appear to address cases where there is existing hairloss. Rather it is something of a preventative measure than a ‘treatment’.

Numerous other problematic hairstyles

It is interesting that this new solution is only aimed at Traction Alopecia when it is caused by wearing ponytails too frequently.

There are many problematic hairstyles which can cause this hair loss condition, including wearing hair extensions or tight hairstyles such as braids. However, the reason for concentrating exclusively on women who wear their hair in a ponytail may be two-fold.

Firstly, the information provided in the official press release explains the potential audience they are targeting the product to, “A recent study conduct by Dr. Goren et al. demonstrated, that approximately 79% of women wearing a ponytail hair style four or more times per week for a period of at least ten years are at high risk for developing ponytail induced alopecia“.

Secondly, as Belgravia hair loss specialist, Rali Bozhinova notes, “Ponytails do not apply as much tension to the follicles as braiding or extensions.”

Additionally, Belgravia superintendent pharmacist prescriber, Christina Chikaher, points out that preventing hair loss from tension exerted by a ponytail would be tricky whilst the person affected is still repeatedly wearing the hairstyle causing the issue – something the company seems to allow alongside use of its product.

As long as the traction force is still being exerted – in this case, the repeated wearing of the hair in a ponytail – the only way to stop the traction is to change the hairstyle and remove this source of tension. At Belgravia we always recommend Traction Alopecia treatment clients with tight hairstyles, or hair extensions that are causing or significantly contributing to their hair loss, remove them or at the very least reduce the frequency with which they wear the problematic styles in order to assist their recovery.”

Whilst there does seem to be a lack of clarity surrounding this new hair loss product, we very much look forward to seeing how women in China respond.

For people who regularly wear tight hairstyles or extensions who are currently concerned about thinning edges or shedding around their hairline, the first step is – as Christina advises – to abandon any hairstyle that involves tension. This includes taut buns, high ponytails, braids and plaits, as well as extensions or weaves.

Wear the hair naturally to remove the source of tension then consult a specialist hair loss clinic where a professional diagnosis can be made and a personalised course of treatments and hair growth supporting products can be recommended.


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 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


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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Name: Benjamin

Question: I have red itchy bumps on my head. Can you get ingrown hairs on your scalp? If you can’t, what else could it be?

Answer: Hi, Benjamin. We would need to see your scalp in order to properly assess you and provide a confirmed diagnosis, however, in answer to your questions – yes, you can get ingrown hairs on your scalp, and an alternative issue matching your description could be acne.

Help with an itchy head and hair loss

Ingrown hairs are more common on the beard area in men – often referred to as ‘razor bumps’ – but it certainly can affect the head too.

Ingrown hairs on the scalp are not uncommon in people with curly and/or thick hair, especially when hair regrowth resumes after shaving the head. This is why the condition is particularly prevalent in Black men, due to the natural thickness and curls of the Afro hair type.

Instead of growing straight up, when the hair doubles back and grows back into the scalp it leads to an ingrown hair. This attracts bacteria which causes the inflammation at the site of the follicle, presenting as a red bump on the skin. You may be able to see the hair through the skin, which may be accompanied by pus.

Try to avoid picking at or scratching ingrown hairs; they can become infected and lead to scarring – something which, if extensive, can result in hair loss as hair cannot grow through scarred skin.

If you are concerned about your scalp condition in isolation, we recommend speaking to your doctor or dermatologist for a professional diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Should you be experiencing thinning hair or excessive shedding in addition to your scalp problems, a consultation at a specialist hair loss clinic should provide the help you need to address both issues, starting with a diagnosis and personalised treatment recommendations.


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.

Losing their hair during chemotherapy can be incredibly traumatic for cancer patients, not least because this visible side effect effectively announces their illness to others.

Whilst there are devices known as cold caps, or scalp cooling systems, which can be worn during chemo sessions to help prevent hair loss, these still have their limitations.

Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, have announced they will be carrying out clinical trials to find out whether oral minoxidil may benefit cancer survivors with a diagnosis of permanent hair loss following chemotherapy.

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Currently high strength minoxidil the only MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved genetic hair loss treatment for men and women when administered topically.

Low dose oral minoxidil treatment

Low-dose oral minoxidil therapy will be explored during a small clinical trial involving 25 cancer survivors aged 18 and over.

Each participant, male and female, must have completed their chemo treatment more than six months prior to the study, and have a professional diagnosis of permanent chemotherapy-induced hairloss.

All participants will be instructed to take a 1.25mg dose of minoxidil every day for 90 days by splitting the 2.5mg tablets provided, in half.

Changes to their hair regrowth and quality of life will be assessed every 12 weeks, over a total period of 48 weeks. There is no control group for this study which is due to start in March 2019.

Results are expected in December 2020 and the findings will be published here on Belgravia’s hair loss blog once they are released.

Does chemotherapy always cause hair loss?

One question many cancer patients want to know before starting treatment is “does chemotherapy always cause hair loss?”.

There isn’t a definitive answer on this as, whilst the on-going chemo sessions do generally cause hair fall and thinning, the extent of this depends on a number of factors and can differ from person-to-person.

Some people may experience negligible amounts of shedding, whilst others may lose all their hair. This can vary depending on aspects such as the type of medication used and the duration of treatment.

Hairloss from this type of cancer treatment can be permanent but is usually temporary, regrowing naturally within 12 months of the survivor’s last chemo appointment. In some cases hair regrowth may come through slightly different to how the individual’s hair looked before chemotherapy, for example curly instead of straight, but this often rights itself within a few months’ time.

Anyone whose hair does not grow back of its own accord may be able to follow an appropriate treatment course. However, at Belgravia , in addition to a consultation with one of our dedicated hair specialists, we also require written confirmation from the patient’s oncologist that they are medically-suitable for treatment before we can dispense any medications.


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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