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

alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 07 12 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Ms G, pictured, is thrilled with her results at her three month check-up saying “it has worked wonders for me.. drastic improvements!!”

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…

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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.


Women who experience hair loss after the birth of a child are sometimes stunned to find out that the situation can take many months to sort itself out. And, as a new video that has gone viral clearly shows, hair falling out in clumps is not at all uncommon for new mums.

The condition is known as postpartum hair loss, and while it is related to another condition named Telogen Effluvium, it is actually a separate condition in its own right and is seen when hair hoarded during pregnancy starts shedding several months after the birth. According to the Instagram video that has proved to be such a peek-through-the-fingers hit, it is just the kind of thing that hairdressers see regularly.

Hair coming out in handfuls

The footage of a new mother’s postpartum hair loss received more than 1 million views in just 24 hours – having apparently taken on a ghoulish life of its own. It was posted by Christina Kreitel, the owner of Intrepid Studio Salon in Utah, and shows the hairdresser tugging on her client’s hair. As she pulls, handfuls of hair are effortlessly pulled from the customer’s head.

Kreitel told Yahoo Lifestyle: “It’s become a running joke among my pregnant clients that after they give birth, I’ll have to pull out their hair. The client in the video had a baby four months ago and that’s around when the hair loss starts.” Continues below…

Hair loss after having a baby

Unlike many things pertaining to hair loss, postpartum alopecia is not that difficult to understand. The normal growth process for all hairs consists of three phases: the growth phase which takes several years, the resting phase which lasts for about three months, and the shedding phase. Hormonal changes that occur in a woman during pregnancy can lead to a sudden increase in the amount of time the hair remains in the growth phase – which leads to hair looking and feeling lush and abundant. Beautiful hair is often commented on when a woman is pregnant.

Belgravia Centre post partum alopecia female hair loss before and after client photos success story

One of Belgravia’s Post Partum Alopecia and Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Clients’ Success Stories (Results May Vary and Are Not Guaranteed)

The flipside is that this excess hair then sheds when the pregnancy ends. Quite why the body decides to hoard so much hair in the run-up to childbirth is something of a mystery,but once the hair growth cycle returns to normal following the birth, seeing the extra hair fall can be alarming to some new mothers.

In most cases of postpartum hair loss, no remedial action is necessary – although it can obviously be quite alarming to lose hair in this way when women don’t know what’s going on. Professional postpartum hair loss treatment is available to those wishing to accelerate the hair regrowth process.

Unfortunately, matters can be complicated somewhat when the condition is not solely postpartum hair loss but is Telogen Effluvium instead. This latter condition is caused when the body is subjected to some kind of stressful incident; in this instance the rigours of childbirth can easily kickstart its onset.

Telogen Effluvium treatment can help to restore thinning hair, although this is not always necessary as in many cases hair will regrow once the “stress” has been removed. If this doesn’t happen, however, and Telogen Effluvium-related hair thinning continues, then the condition is reclassified as diffuse hair loss and treatment is recommended.

Additionally, for women with female pattern hair loss, this may accelerate their rate of shedding albeit usually temporarily. Or, for those who have the underlying genetic predisposition towards this hereditary hair loss condition but have not noticed any signs of it before, this can bring about its onset. Female Pattern Hair Loss can also present simultaneously alongside any of the aforementioned temporary conditions.

In each instance a custom hair loss treatment tailored by a specialist according to the individual client’s unique pattern and level of shedding, as well as their medical and lifestyle needs, can help to promote healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss going forward. These often revolve around recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil – a topical drug which is applied to the scalp once or twice per day, as advised – alongside appropriate hair growth boosters. Once of these, Belgravia’s exclusive Hair Vitalics for Women, a premium food supplement for healthy hair growth, is often offered to women as part of a comprehensive treatment course. It has been developed by Belgravia’s specialists using highly-targeted vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts to nourish hair from within, however this cannot be used during pregnancy or whilst a woman is nursing.


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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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Singer Gareth Gates has taken steps to deal with the hair loss that has plagued him for several years – by having a hair transplant.

The 33-year old may have taken the plunge after an unfortunate incident back in March when he returned to the UK’s TV screens with a markedly different look to the spiky-haired young man many remembered first appearing on Pop Idol. Like many men in their 30s, it was evident that the likeable Yorkshireman was struggling with thinning hair.

Cries of “what has he done to his hair?!” echoed around the Twittersphere when the singer turned up on daytime TV show This Morning to talk about how he had taken a proactive approach to try and overcome his famous stammer. Described – rather cruelly – by the Daily Mail as “a sweeping combover”, Gates’ hairstyle was certainly eye-catching, though far from the Bobby Charlton look.

Genetic hair loss caused receding hairline

When compared to the full head of hair sported in his early singing career, it was clear back in March that the 33-year-old was losing hair to Male Pattern Baldness, the genetic condition that affects many millions of men around the world.

Gates showed clear signs of male hair loss, including moderate hair thinning along the top of his scalp and a receding hairlineContinues below…

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But following his autumn surgery, returning to the pages of the Daily Mail, Gates was in the headlines to publicly talk about a hair transplant procedure he had to address his frontal hairloss. His thinning hair had, he admitted, long knocked his confidence: “I’m constantly on stage, so image is a big, big thing for me and I have to look my best,” he said.

Before the operation, a nervous Gates said: “My hair means a lot to me so I have mixed feelings at the minute – it’s a big thing, but it’ll definitely be worth it. I’ve always wanted long hair, but I’ll be happy with dense, thick hair with a better hairline.” He then joked: “Maybe I’ll even go back to my spiky days!”

Gates’ hair restoration surgery took around eight hours, and involved surgeons extracting follicles from the back of his head and implanting them into small incisions in the front, to bolster Gareth’s hairline. Pleased with his first look at the results, the singer said he felt the time was right for more men to tackle genetic thinning head-on. He said: “Women have their lips done, faces lifted or boobs done and this now is the new thing for men — and I don’t think there should be any shame about it.”

It can take between 12 to 18 months for the full extent of hair transplant results to become visible, so Gareth Gates should start to see his new hairline emerge by October 2018.

The ravages of DHT

Once hair is transplanted from the back of the head to the front, it shouldn’t fall out again, 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 “immune” from the ravages of DHT.

However, it is all too easy for the new hairs to form a kind of “hair island” as other, existing, hairs continue to fall out around them. It is for this reason that men undergoing this type of surgery are generally advised to follow a male hair loss treatment course on an on-going basis following the procedure. Some leading surgeons actually recommend that patients also begin treatment at least six months prior to the operation in order to maximise hair growth, making 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 as many are able to avoid hair transplants entirely by taking this approach.

At Belgravia, each client’s dedicated hair loss specialist will tailor a custom hair loss 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 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. Additional hair growth boosters can help to increase the chances of healthy hair regrowth, and what many men prefer about this multi-pronged approach is that it is somewhat more discreet than a transplant.

Hair Concealer FibresDecisive action

Decisive action – be it hair loss treatment or a transplant – is likely to give a man much more confidence than some of the other options available. Back in March 2017, for example, Gates seemed to be styling his hair to cover his temples – where signs of balding in cases of MPB are common – and he was possibly using “fillers” to make the hair looks thicker too.

While these powdery products sometimes look very tempting in before/after videos, they are unfortunately often less impressive up close in real life and may also be susceptible to the ravages of inclement weather.

Additionally, hair fibres are only a temporary solution and need applying every time a man wants people to think he has a fuller head of hair. They can be somewhat distracting, too, with wearers often preoccupied with worry about whether or not their concealers are holding up when out and about. Indeed, there were even unconfirmed rumours that Wayne Rooney may be using microscopic fibre products to bulk up his hair on match days and for public appearances, as he seems to be still losing his hair despite famously having undergone hair transplants.


Circ - Male Pattern Baldness hair loss treatment Belgravia Centre clinic LondonThe 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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Name: Ali

Question: I have a receding hairline and losing hair on top of my head I’ve been using Finasteride for a month! Do you think it could help?

Answer: Hi Ali, finasteride 1mg tends to be effective at blocking the hormone DHT, which latches on to follicles around the top of the scalp and hairline in cases of Male Pattern Baldness and causes thinning hair and hair loss. Whilst this is useful in treating hair thinning – like that which you say you are experiencing along your vertex – its efficacy in relation to treating a receding hairline is unknown.

Belgravia specialists find that using a combination treatment course featuring both finasteride 1mg and appropriate formulations of high strength minoxidil can be more beneficial than finasteride alone for treating male hair loss, particularly in relation to a receding hairline and a thinning crown. Minoxidil is a topical drug which promotes hair regrowth and has shown to be particularly advantageous in areas of stubborn hairloss, including the hairline which is the slowest area of the scalp to regrow hair.

Generally we would advise waiting at least three-to-four months after starting treatment in order to see what results it starts to provide – though this timeline depends on how advanced the shedding was when treatment was first started. This is because, due to the natural timing of the hair growth cycle, it is unlikely that you would see any significant progress before this. However, as you are only using one of the key clinically-proven treatment options, you can certainly explore adding in applications of high strength minoxidil, as well as additional hair growth boosters, at any time in order to help maximise your approach.

If you would like more information on the formulations of minoxidil available from Belgravia’s in-clinic pharmacies, or personalised hair loss treatment recommendations, please contact us for a consultation. This can take place at one of Belgravia’s Central London or City of London hair loss clinics, or – if you are based outside London or the UK – you can complete our online consultation form.


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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 06 12 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr P, pictured, found that regular use of his products and lasercomb has encouraged lots of new growth.

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

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

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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.


The hair loss condition male pattern baldness is often suggested to be a warning sign for more severe medical problems – though opinions on this vary and no definitive explanation as to why this may be the case has been forthcoming.

However, adding to the argument that men who lose their hair early in life may be susceptible to certain health problems, a new study from India appears to show overwhelming evidence that men who go grey and bald before they are 40 are much more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease (CAD).

Heart-Problems-Chest-Pain-Men's-Health-Linked-to-Hair-LossPlausible risk factors

The research was undertaken at the U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad, where Sachin Patil, MD, wrote in a press release that the incidence of CAD in young men is increasing but cannot be explained by traditional risk factors. Patil added that, “premature greying and androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) correlate well with vascular age irrespective of chronological age and are plausible risk factors for coronary artery disease.”

In other words, men who go grey or lose their hair somewhat prematurely appear to be showing signs of the ageing process at a faster-than-normal rate and their health can suffer accordingly.

The Indian study involved 790 men with heart problems and more than 1,000 other men who had no history of any major illnesses. As well as hypertension and obesity being higher in patients with CAD, the researchers found that rates of both premature greying and androgenetic alopecia were greater, too. In fact, male pattern baldness was the strongest predictor of CAD among young Indian men.

“It is an established fact that premature CAD is becoming more common in India with each passing day. We do not know the exact reasons behind this,” K. Sarat Chandra, MD, DM, president-elect of the Cardiological Society of India, said in the press release. “The present study suggesting that premature greying and male pattern baldness could be important risk factors goes a long way in our understanding of this riddle.”

Whether or not doctors will start seeing baldness in relatively young men as a warning sign for other diseases any time soon remains to be seen, but the evidence appears to be mounting. A recent study in Greece found that men with genetic hairloss had significantly impaired coronary flow – prompting GP Dr Tillmann Jacobi to write that because the signs of male pattern baldness are so easy to see, “general practice is in a great position to offer preventive advice and early detection of asymptomatic risk factors.” He concluded that perhaps male pattern hair loss should be recategorised from a ‘cosmetic issue’ to a potential marker for underlying men’s health issues.

Other studies which support the link between male pattern baldness and serious health problems have also been undertaken in Germany and also in London, with the latter study noting that stress may be a key factor. Further research in Turkey supports this stress link.

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While these negative health issues signalled by a man losing his hair early cannot currently be undone –  though, as doctors note, steps may be considered to reduce the risk of some of these – the hair thinning itself can generally be effectively addressed with a tailored men’s hair loss treatment course.

These usually make use of two clinically-proven drugs – finasteride 1mg and high strength minoxidil – which, when used in combination, are able to inhibit production of the hormone dihydrotestosterone, or DHT – which causes gradually thinning hair and/or a receding hairline in men with an active genetic predisposition – and also encourage new hair regrowth.

Belgravia clients who choose this non-surgical option are normally offered additional hair growth booster products to further enhance their hair’s recovery. These range from in-clinic therapeutic treatment sessions to home-use LLT and highly-targeted nutritional support with added DHT-lowering botanicals via Belgravia’s exclusive food supplement for healthy hair growth, Hair Vitalics for Men. Many clients also state that having the support of professional hair loss experts on hand, especially when starting down this route – and indeed in helping to closely monitor their regrowth and make adjustments to their treatment course in order to ensure it is always of optimum  – is a very positive and encouraging part of their experience.


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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 04 12 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr F, pictured, has seen lots of new growth since he started treating his hereditary condition at Belgravia.

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

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


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

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


The number of stories involving hair loss caused by chemical trauma are on the increase as home-styling becomes ever more popular. But there may be good news for habitual hair-dyers thanks to a new colouring method which is promising most of the colours of the rainbow in a much more hair-friendly, bleach-free way.

London’s award-winning Not Another Salon – located a short walk from Belgravia’s City of London hair loss clinic – is pioneering a game-changing option for people who like to wear their hair in a multitude of different colours. Traditionally, the way to ‘rainbow hair’ involved serious bleaching followed by the application of chosen colours; something of a double blow to the hair which can cause hair breakage, which is seen when damaged hair – often from chemicals or frequent heat styling – snaps along the shaft.

Lightening hair colour without bleach

Not Another Salon’s route, however, is completely different. Owner Sophia Hilton recently explained in an Instagram post (which you can see below) that, instead of using bleach, they have been using the latest blonde colours to lift the hair, and then working out which hues can be applied over the top of that.

This bleach-free option seems to be a sensible alternative to what has sadly become the norm in the industry – and the management there have confirmed that the process does not involve sulphur-based lightening. Sulphur products are often used to leach dye from the hair in salons and in home-use colour correction kits, but it has a very strong and unpleasant ‘eggy’ odour – even after it has been rinsed out.

In one social media post, the Not Another Salon owners give some insights into what to expect in an interview with one of their top colourists, Harriet Stokes: “What are the drawbacks of this technique? Firstly, if you’re going to be an #antibleach option client you need to rule out pastels and ash tones as we just can’t lift the hair light enough.” They also point out that people who have already bleached their hair and are growing it out will need to choose a vivid colour so that two different shades of it can be used – one on the bleached end, with the newly-lightened part of the hair that is closer to the scalp receiving a tone that matches. Continues below…

The #antibleach option interview with colourist Harriet. What are the draw backs of this technique ( be honest)? Firstly, if you’re going to be an #antibleach option client you need to rule out pastels and ash tones as we just can’t lift the hair light enough! If your changing from scalp bleach to #antibleach, as the hair grows out you can see a difference between the two so you need to find a vivid colour that is deep enough to sit over the top and blend them both together while you grow out your bleach over (let’s face it) the next few years. In the picture above I used a dark blue on the root into a pale blue on the ends ( the bleach) to blend them both together as it grows. Give it 2 years and her hair will be incredible! #bluehair

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Restoring damaged hair and hair loss from over-processing

Belgravia Centre Womens hair loss treatment alopecia areata traction alopecia female pattern baldness hair growth supplementsBleaching can be one of the most punishing things you can do to your hair, especially when peroxide is applied on a regular basis. In many cases, it severely weakens the strength of the hair, and when people then use other harsh treatments such as other dyes, chemical relaxers, perming solutions or even if they simply wear their hair in tight hairstyles such as braids or high ponytails often, the results can be devastating.

In most cases hair breakage can be dealt with via a good haircut to dust off the damaged hair, and strengthening conditioning treatments. A dedicated food supplement, such as Belgravia’s Hair Vitalics, can also help to buoy the hair’s health and vitality from the inside through a range of premium, highly-targeted nutritional elements, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts.

In extreme cases, however, a more drastic haircut may be required and/or a course of custom hair loss treatment may be beneficial. Treatment is available for hair that is falling out due to severe over-bleaching – something Lady Gaga refers to as having a “chemical haircut” – or is otherwise chemically damaged. The best way to start this road to hair recovery is with a private consultation from a specialist hair clinic, either in person or online.


circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Laser TherapyThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 04 12 2017A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr B, pictured, has seen really encouraging regrowth in the first few months of using his personalised treatment plan.

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

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


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

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


Researchers in Korea have been investigating a potential new hair loss cure that has already proved to be successful when tested on mice.

According to the Korea Herald newspaper, the South Korean scientists have created a new type of biochemical material that may stop hair fall and one day lead to new hairloss treatment options.

Two common hair loss conditions

It is being developed with the genetic conditions male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss in mind, as these are the two most widespread forms of hair loss globally. It is thought that these conditions will affect around 50% of men by the time they are 50, and, according to NHS England, around 50% of women by the time they are aged 65 or over.

Both of these conditions are already treatable, and clinically-proven drugs are used by people all around the world to stop their androgenetic alopecia (as genetic hair thinning is also known). For men, this typically involves the use of the MHRA and FDA-approved drug finasteride 1mg, which can help to inhibit a testosterone by-product named dihydrotestosterone, better known as DHT. In adults with an inherited sensitivity to it, DHT can cause follicles to shrink around the top of the head and hairline, leading to increasingly weak, thinning hair.

At Belgravia, men following bespoke courses of male hair loss treatment are also typically offered formulations of high strength minoxidil from those available at the in-house pharmacy. By opening up potassium channels in the scalp, new hair growth is encouraged by this topically-applied liquid or cream.

Although they cannot use finasteride, women’s hair loss treatment courses, also comprise appropriate solutions of high strength minoxidil which is applied directly to the scalp in order to promote hair growth. Additionally, like those for men, additional hair growth boosters designed to further encourage hair regrowth are also combined within most plans.

One of the key components of these is the premium food supplement Hair Vitalics which contains highly-targeted vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts shown to enhance hair health. However, these one-a-day tablets are far more than just a nutritional support; each formulation contains a unique ingredient designed to lower the amount of DHT in the bloodstream. In Hair Vitalics for Women this is the job of the soy isoflavones genistein and daidzen, whilst saw palmetto is responsible in Hair Vitalics for Men.

The Anatomy of a Hair FollicleWnt signalling pathway

The Korean researchers are trying to stop a protein called CXXC5 from acting as a negative regulator of the Wnt signalling pathway inside cells that are linked to follicle development, and the biochemical material they have created is called PTD-DMB.

“We have found a protein that controls the hair growth and developed a new substance that promotes hair regeneration by controlling the function of the protein,” said Choi Kang-yeol from Yonsei University in Seoul. “We expect that the newly developed substance will contribute to the development of a drug that not only treats hair loss but also regenerates damaged skin tissues.”

Having tested PTD-DMB on mice, the scientists report that new hair follicle growth was seen after 28 days. The plan now is to test on other animals to find out whether or not PTD-DMB has any toxicity issues – and also to see if the results can be replicated. Naturally, the long-term goal is to develop a new drug that may one day be used by humans.

As both male and female pattern hair loss are permanent, progressive conditions, if signs start to develop – whether these are excessive shedding, a receding hairline or simply a noticeable, on-going drop in hair density, for example – it is worth taking action swiftly. These hair loss conditions can often be successfully managed by proactive treatment tailored to the individual’s specific pattern and level of shedding, as well as their medical profile.


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Growth supplements boosters lasercombThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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