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

book commment male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 18 01 18A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr J, pictured, is very happy with the results at his first check-up. Lots of new growth has appeared in the areas affected by his hereditary condition.

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…

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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.


American model Emily Ratajkowski has landed herself in hot water after comments that she posted on Instagram and Twitter were deemed offensive to people who were experiencing hair loss.

The 26-year-old Californian was posting to social media after having won a new contract to be the face of the haircare brand Kérastase, only to find herself pilloried by some fans when she wrote that “hair is a fundamental part of beauty, femininity, and identity.” The full original post is pictured here.

Emily Ratajkowski Kerastase Instagram PostInsensitive comments

Critics were quick to point out that these comments were somewhat insensitive to anybody who had lost their hair – either to chemotherapy treatment or perhaps to the autoimmune disorder alopecia areata or one of its related phenotypes, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis.

The Evening Standard picked up on the story and highlighted some of the comments. Among these were: “Are you for real @emrata my best friend @zconers has endured chemotherapy radiotherapy and a stem cell transplant and lost every last hair on head yet it was the most beautiful I have ever seen her!?” And also: “Pretty sure all the girls and women that have lost their hair are still just as beautiful. I used to be a big fan of you, but this is just shallow. Unfollowed.”

A third posted: “And your apology? Did it get lost in your ego or in all that beautiful hair that defines who you are?”

Following the furious reactions, Emily Ratajkowski deleted her original tweet and replaced the caption on her Instagram post with some less controversial text. She also tweeted an apology, saying: “I really apologize about my post that hair is a beauty of a feminine. I didn’t mean to offend people who are struggling w/ cancer.. I meant that everyone is beautiful on their own way and my hair is something beautiful that makes me confident about myself.”

Kerastase also took down the advert from its social media channels and responded to commenters saying, “We are deeply sorry for offending our fans and followers – it was absolutely not our intention. As our new muse, Emily, says, “everyone is uniquely beautiful in their own way”, and we agree wholeheartedly. We sincerely apologize and appreciate that you have called us out. We have learned from this and we will do better in future.”

Female Pattern Hair Loss ConsultationDifferent point of view

Ratajkowski’s initial suggestion that hair is a fundamental part of beauty, femininity and identity is actually a far from uncommon standpoint, though it is often espoused by women who are losing their locks and who are, therefore, coming at things from a slightly different angle.

Hair lost during cancer treatment is especially hard to bear, and most women who are undergoing chemotherapy will be warned that they can expect to lose some or most of their hair. In many cases, it will grow back, and shedding can also be avoided or minimised some of the time if a patient is able to use a scalp-cooling device called a cold cap during treatment.

When regrowth is stubborn or otherwise problematic, help can sometimes be offered by a specialist hair loss clinic. At Belgravia, hair growth can often be given a helping hand courtesy of a bespoke hair loss treatment course tailored to the individual’s specific condition, medical and lifestyle needs. These courses feature clinically-proven medications and additional hair growth boosters such as the highly-targeted nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics for Women for healthy hair growth.

This can also be of help in cases of alopecia areata, though supplements would not normally be considered a primary treatment option. When hair lost to alopecia areata is not too widespread – i.e. it presents as small bald patches – then Belgravia’s experts have found that high strength minoxidil from the formulations available at the clinics’ in-house pharmacies can be very effective, as shown in the assortment of before and after photographs in the archives.


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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 female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 16 01 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Miss T, pictured, is happy with her new growth saying “I have been very pleased with my results over the course of the year”.

Find out what else 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.


Imagine taking the drastic decision to have surgery to address your hair loss only to be told that your results may not look natural due to the diameter of your donor hair.

This is, it seems, a common state of affairs among men from Asia and India with the genetic condition male pattern baldness. The reason for this discrepancy is that in people with the Asian hair type, hairs located around the back and sides of the scalp – the areas unaffected by hereditary hair loss and thus harvested as donor hair during transplant operations – are noticeably thicker than those located around their hairline.

With this in mind – and with the Asian hair type being the most dominant worldwide – researchers at the Institute of Dermatology in Thailand are investigating long pulse lasers to shrink the hair shaft diameter before men have a hair transplant.

Hair transplant issues for Asian men

Hair Types by Hair Follicle DiagramDoctors at the Institute have announced a clinical trial to study this and are expected to start recruiting soon. Around 15 participants are anticipated, and each will be subjected to long-pulsed, 1064nm Nd-YAG laser at the donor site (the back and sides of their head) before the operation.

The doctors write: “Most Asians tend to have large size of hair shaft at the donor area, which often cause unnatural look of the hairline at the frontal area after hair transplantation due to the contrast between the transplanted hair and the original hair. The idea of reducing the size of the hair shaft in the certain part of donor area before being transplanted to the frontal hairline becomes appealing. This transection is being practiced extensively in the field of cosmetic medicine by using long-pulsed Neodymium-Doped:Yttrium Aluminium Gamet (Nd:YAG), a laser treatment for permanent hair removal and vascular lesions.”

Hair loss experts understand the nuances of racial hair types very well, and when devising a tailored hair loss treatment course – a popular and non-invasive alternative to a hair transplant in many cases – hair type is just one of a multitude of things that is taken into consideration. Many people don’t realise, for example, that different hair types have differently-shaped follicles; nor do they generally know that Afro hair grows at the slowest rate, whilst Asian hair usually exists in greater numbers on a person’s head and also grows about 40% more quickly than Afro hair. And, whilst Caucasian hair tends to be the densest hair type, blondes tend to have more hairs on their head than both brunettes and redheads.

During a hair transplant follicles that are transplanted from the back of the head to the front should prevent hair thinning in this area. This is because, in men who are predisposed to male pattern baldness, it is only those follicles at the front and top of the head that are sensitive to a hormone named dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is what causes them to gradually thin. The newly-implanted hairs carry their own set of genetic traits, and should therefore be spared the effects of DHT – unlike the hairs around the top of the scalp and hairline surrounding the new grafts.

Preventing hair loss after a hair transplant

Hair loss after a hair transplant is common, and it can take around 12 months to see the finished results. However, aside from this expected hair fall, hairloss may also occur following restoration surgery if proper aftercare is lacking.

Whether due to a lack of suitable donor hair or for financial reasons, a man may choose to have one particular area surgically restored, such as a receding hairline for example. Whilst this may address shedding in this area,  without intervention, the follicles along the vertex will remain susceptible to genetic hair thinning.

In cases where this happens, a “hair island” can form as the existing hairs continue to thin and fall out around the repositioned follicles. It is for this reason that men undergoing a transplant are generally advised to follow a male hair loss treatment course on an ongoing basis following the procedure.

At Belgravia, 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 based around the only two MHRA and FDA approved drugs for male pattern hair loss: finasteride 1mg and minoxidil.

Belgravia’s clients – of all races – tend to follow personalised combination courses comprising topical applications of high strength minoxidil to encourage regrowth, as well as taking the once-a-day DHT-blocking tablet finasteride 1mg. In addition to this, they are usually offered several hair growth booster products which can help to increase the chances of healthy hair regrowth. What many men prefer about this multi-faceted approach is that it is more discreet than a transplant.

Some surgeons actually recommend that patients also begin treatment at least six months before their operation in order to maximise hair growth and also to make the area easier to work with during surgery. At this point some men may decide they no longer want to proceed with surgical hair restoration at all; many are able to avoid hair transplants entirely by taking this approach.


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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 15 01 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr M, pictured, was pleasantly surprised to see lots of new growth in the areas affected by his hereditary condition saying “The photos are quite dramatic!”

Find out what else 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)

 

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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.


Different types of hair loss have a multitude of causal factors, ranging from genetics to autoimmune responses and also environmental issues – and smoking is thought to be among them.

While few studies support the idea that heavy smoking is a guaranteed way to lose your hair, one notable investigation in Taiwan did find that men who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day had a heightened risk of losing hair to the genetic condition male pattern baldness.

Dry, brittle hair, hair loss and premature greying

Smoking-Bad-Habits-Lifestyle-Hair-Loss-MPBMore widely accepted is the notion that – for want of a better term – putting ‘bad things’ into your body can wreak havoc with the hair in a number of ways. Just like poor diets and personal stress levels can influence hair health, so too can the chemical assault that comes with prolonged smoking. The net result can be hair that looks dry and feels thin and brittle. Whilst cosmetic treatments and nutritional hair growth supplements may help the hair to appear healthier, nothing beats the effects of stopping smoking.

The list of reasons to stop smoking seems never-ending – and includes the fact that studies have also found that smokers are more likely to experience premature greying. Additionally, smoking may lead to certain health conditions, including diabetes, which in turn can lead to hair loss.

With this in mind and with January the most common time of year for people to try and turn over a new leaf, it is perhaps worth pausing to think about how best someone may stop smoking. New research collated in a YMCA Exercise Intervention for Smoking Cessation Study at the University of Texas in Austin suggests the following five-point plan:

1 Find time to ease into it
The study’s authors note that cold turkey is not the best option, and that a good way to try and stop is to progressively lower the number of cigarettes you have in the weeks leading up to your quitting.

2 Find a reason to quit
Negative goals such as “I don’t want to waste money” or “I don’t want to be unhealthy” tend to be less powerful than positive ones such as “I want to save up for an amazing holiday” or “I want to be fit enough to play with my kids.”

3 Find social support
Not only can the encouragement of friends and family give you a boost, but if they are smokers it may be a good idea to ask them not to do so while they are around you. As with hair loss treatment, it may also be beneficial to some to share their journey on social media in order to help keep themselves on track, as well as providing a stream of support – something Instagram can be useful for.

4 Find your weaknesses
The Austin report suggests that it is worth identifying high risk situations before making the decision to quit; do you always feel like you need a cigarette when you have a drink, for example? There is no guaranteed fix for getting yourself out of tricky situations like this, but trying to think of a solution for if and when it happens – or avoiding such social settings in the early stages of your journey – is worth considering.

5 Find a back-up plan
Giving up cigarettes can be very difficult, so it may be wise to consider ways in which to help yourself – such as ready access to nicotine patches or gum.

Studies have found that even light smoking can still cause a variety of medical problems – possibly contributing to hair loss conditions such as telogen effluvium. This temporary thinning condition is the body’s response to factors in a person’s life that are biologically damaging, and while treatment for telogen effluvium is possible, it may be avoided entirely by removing such stressors.

Speed up hair loss

Perhaps the most worrying aspect of smoking as it pertains to hair loss is that experts believe it may accelerate the hereditary conditions male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss in people who already have active genetic predispositions. In other words, someone who is genetically coded to start losing hair in their 40s could see hair loss begin somewhat earlier because of the effects that smoking has on the hair and body.

It is important to note, however, that some people’s DNA has not earmarked them for genetic hairloss at any point in their life, regardless of lifestyle factors. It is even possible to carry the relevant genes for male and female pattern baldness without them being active; this is why hairloss can sometimes appear to skip a generation, affecting some family members but not others.

As a general rule, smoking is unquestionably a bad idea if personal well-being – be that fitness levels, the vitality of the skin or the health of your hair, and avoiding the myriad illnesses linked to it – is important to you. One school of thought is that nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarettes can restrict the flow of blood to the hair follicles, thus impeding growth; another is that free radicals in smoke cause cell damage.

One thing that often results when a hair loss condition is first diagnosed, or excessive hair fall becomes noticeable, is worry; this is an entirely normal response, as people are usually far more attached to their hair than they ever realised – and the thought of losing it can be devastating. Luckily, hair loss treatment exists for most conditions and, when handled by an expert, the prognosis can often be very good.

Smokers and non-smokers alike who are concerned about prolonged hair shedding can usually get a professional diagnosis quickly and easily at a specialist hair loss clinic, as well as advice on how best to proceed. In many cases they will also leave with reassurance that the outlook is not as bleak as they may have feared.


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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 12 01 18A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr P, pictured, is thrilled with the improvement he’s seen in the areas affected by his hereditary condition.

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.


Another day, another reality TV star hair transplant story. This time, however, we were heartened to see the reactions of fans who were vocal in wondering why TOWIE’s James Lock felt the need for surgery, given he had – at best – minimal hair loss.

James-Lock-TOWIE-hair-transplant“So sad and unnecessary” tweeted one fan, “I always thought James Lock had beaut hair n he’s getting hair reconstruction. What?” said another, with many questioning whether having plastic surgery of this kind and promoting a hair transplant when you don’t actually ‘need’ one, is irresponsible.

It seems that, despite showing no signs of hairloss, the hair transplant was carried out to lower his hairline – something he was self-conscious about.

“Another idiot going for the Eddie Munster look,” tweeted one social media user in response to the news.

Booked in last April

James Lock is known for his thick hair so the news that he could be experiencing male pattern baldness, let alone the fact that he had gone straight to a surgical solution to deal with it, was shocking to many. In actual fact, according to the clinic who performed the surgery, he didn’t have any hair loss.

His FUE hair transplant procedure was carried out at the KSL Hair clinic in Kent in early January 2017. FUE stands for ‘follicular unit extraction’ and is a technique whereby donor hair, used to fill in other areas of the scalp – normally where there is advanced hair loss, is harvested from the back and sides of the scalp in groups of one to four hairs, using a punch tool.

The Sun reported in April 2016 that Lock had appeared in an advert for the same clinic in a local newspaper, following which the firm advised that he had booked in for the op. “He doesn’t suffer with hair loss, but he doesn’t like the way his hairline looks and is desperate to make a change,” a representative for KSL told the newspaper.

James-Lock-TOWIE-hair-transplant-beforeThis means that Lock did not actually have a receding hairline  – a common sign of genetic hairloss – but instead wanted his hairline re-positioned. Usually hair transplants are carried out once a man is at least 30 years of age and has advanced hair loss. They are generally intended to replace areas of thinning hair with follicles that are not susceptible to the ravages of DHT, rather than to create new hairline shapes by implanting hairs where none grew naturally before.

Changing the position of a hairline used to involve undergoing the far more gruesome scalp reduction procedure, also known as flap surgery – something that has recently caught the media’s attention thanks to revelations concerning Donald Trump resurfacing.

Preventing hair loss

Though we are somewhat puzzled by James Lock’s decision, we thoroughly understand the impact worrying about a perceived ‘flaw’ – as Lock described his hairline – can have on a man’s confidence, especially when it comes to hair loss.

Belgravia specialists are constantly asked questions about preventing baldness and what preventative steps can be taken if a man suspects he will inherit his family’s balding genes. One thing they would never recommend is a hair transplant in cases where no hairloss has yet developed, or even if it was at a mild-to-moderate stage. In fact, treatment of any kind should not start until the first signs of hair loss appear as male pattern baldness can skip a generation so there is no point wasting time and money on a solution if you don’t have the actual problem in the first place!

The Belgravia Centre london clinic Mens hairloss treatmentAnyone concerned about their hairline, a general drop in the thickness of their hair or excessive hair fall may benefit from a professional consultation, if even just to put their mind at rest and receive a diagnosis and advice.

There are ways to minimise the risk of accelerating hereditary hair loss – such as avoiding stress, following a balanced diet and having a healthy lifestyle, not smoking, etc – but if you do have an active predisposition to genetic hairloss the eventual shedding is inevitable. It does not have to continue though. There are clinically-proven hair loss treatments available to help stabilise hair fall, encourage hair regrowth and prevent baldness in the long-term with on-going use.

Pharmaceutical courses can be tailored to the individual user’s pattern and level of shedding, as well as their medical and lifestyle requirements. At Belgravia this means a specialist selecting the optimum formulations of high strength minoxidil from the range available at the in-clinic pharmacies, to use alongside the oral DHT-blocker, finasteride 1mg. Then, complementary non-medicinal hair growth boosters from LLLT devices to premium food supplements for healthy hair growth containing botanical extracts shown to lower serum DHT, can be added in for a fully rounded approach.


The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic - Hair Loss Specialist 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.


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

alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 11 01 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Miss S, pictured, has seen an improvement to general density of her hair since treatment began.

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.


A clinical trial has been proposed in Egypt to try and ascertain whether two novel treatments can improve the results of hair transplants for men whose hair loss has been caused by the genetic condition male pattern baldness.

Researchers at Assiut University have announced a study that is set to feature 45 participants whose shedding has been caused by male pattern baldness; while there is no shortage of men who fit this criteria, given it is the most common hair loss condition in the world, volunteers must also be willing to undergo a follicular unit extraction hair transplant (FUE) procedure. These typically take anything up to 10 hours of surgery and, in addition to leaving tell-tale bloodied spots on the head during recovery, some men – including fashion designer Marc Jacobs – have also complained of intense pain from hair restoration surgery.

syringe-injection-prp-adiposeTwo novel methods tested

What the scientists are interested in is seeing if the results of the transplants can be enhanced by using one of two relatively new ‘rejuvenation’ treatments that have proved popular over the past few years, particularly on people with minor injuries. These are platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP) and adipose derived stem cell treatment. While similar, they have distinct differences:

PRP treatment involves first extracting some of the patient’s own blood and then putting it through a centrifuge where high-speed spinning causes the component parts of the blood to separate. One of the layers will contain a high concentration of different ‘growth factors’ which are then re-injected into the body where needed; in this instance, the scalp.

Adipose derived stem cells are those which are taken from fat tissue in the body, and as with PRP treatment these are then re-injected where they are required. As well as placing high numbers of stem cells into the treatment area, this method adds a healthy dose of growth factors as well.

In terms of the two treatments’ possible function during a hair transplant procedure, the Egyptian doctors write that “combining platelet rich plasma with follicular unit extraction surgery for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia demonstrated that PRP is able to minimize the postsurgical follicle loss and potentiate the performance of grafted hairs. Adipose stem cells are needed to induce the proliferation of bulge stem cells of hair follicle. Furthermore, they can help in wound healing and vascular neogenesis.”

The researchers also note that in 2014, three patients were injected with adipose derived stem cells during hair transplants and the results were promising.

The objectives of the Egyptian study are to evaluate the effect of the two separate treatments in terms of hair growth after one year and also to analyse the hair shaft diameter.

Boosting hair growth and treating hair loss

In the simplest terms, what the doctors are doing is seeing if FUE hair transplant procedures’ results can be improved by giving the scalp a shot of some rather extreme TLC.

Interestingly, PRP has not shown much promise as a treatment for genetic hairloss yet. Clinical trials have found it to be lacking as a primary hair loss treatment but researchers considered it may have benefits as a secondary hair growth booster. This is especially true when used in conjunction with the clinically-proven front-line medications finasteride 1mg and minoxidil, both of which are MHRA and FDA approved for treating male pattern baldness.

Equally, adipose-derived stem cell treatment is not yet established either, with clinical trials still investigating its viability and efficacy in relation to treating men’s hair loss.

Nourishing the scalp and follicles is by no means a new concept, however. In fact, many Belgravia clients use additional hair growth boosters along with their pharmaceutical hair loss treatments. These range from low level light therapy (LLLT) devices, which can be used at home – including the HairMax LaserComb and LaserBands – to highly-targeted hair growth supplements.

LLLT uses medical-grade laser light-emitting diodes to stimulate the hair follicles, and is a convenient therapy to carry out at home, thanks to a range of FDA cleared devices such as the HairMax LaserBand 82.

The Belgravia Centre london clinic Mens hairloss treatmentBelgravia’s exclusively-developed premium food supplement for healthy hair growth – Hair Vitalics for Men – comes at things from a different, complementary angle. Whilst not intended to replace a balanced diet, Hair Vitalics can not only provide nutritional support in optimum doses via its unique combination of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanicals shown to benefit the hair; it also includes saw palmetto which has been shown to reduce serum levels of DHT and is not necessarily something many people would otherwise ingest via their regular food intake.

Belgravia does not offer hair transplants, instead providing hair loss treatment courses featuring a mix of proven medications and hair growth boosters tailored to the specific condition, pattern and level of hairloss in each individual.

This rounded, non-surgical approach can help to reduce hair fall and encourage new hairs to grow, as well as preventing baldness on an on-going basis, whilst maintaining healthy hair as long as the hair follicles are still active. Once the skin takes on a smooth, shiny appearance, such as at the temples in cases of a receding hairline for example, this indicates that the follicles are no longer capable of producing hair. In these instances surgery may be the only option, if there is suitable donor hair available. For any other cases where there are signs of hairloss with areas of hair thinning rather than baldness, a pharmaceutical route may produce encouraging results.


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.


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