An infographic based on a Fryday poll has revealed that 87% of British men are unaware that there are clinically proven medical hair loss treatments available to them to prevent baldness. The results also revealed that despite being the most likely of all European men to experience hair loss, they are the most likely to avoid treatment.
This information is worrying, as hair loss is harder to treat the longer that it’s left to develop. Male pattern hair loss occurs when men with a genetic predisposition (inherited from the family tree) are sensitive to the powerful androgen hormone DHT.
Brits In The Dark
DHT causes follicular miniaturisation atop the scalp, leading to follicle damage that means that weaker, wispsy ‘baby’ hairs are produced.
Because pattern hair loss is down to genetics (although you can carry the gene without expressing it, and it is thought that certain environmental factors such as stress can trigger the early onset of pattern hair loss) there is no way to ‘cure’ it. However, a hair loss treatment plan that contains at least one medication that has been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA (the UK and US medical regulatory bodies) can both halt hair loss and regrow areas of thinning hair.
Because there are so many supposed hair loss treatments on the market that on closer inspection merely claim to improve the condition or apparent thickness of existing hair, many men feel overwhelmed by choice and put off committing to a treatment.
Clinically Proven Medications
Only two medications carry the approval of the key bodies mentioned above – one topical solution and one oral tablet.
At Belgravia this approach can be further augmented by the use of additional hair growth supporting products, ranging from FDA cleared low level laser therapy devices to highly targeted food supplements containing zinc, biotin and selenium for the maintenance of normal healthy hair growth.
Our specialists understand how daunting addressing your hair loss can be, which is why they provide dedicated support throughout each client’s treatment journey, available both to answer queries along the way and to provide check-ups where photoscans are taken in order to clearly monitor progression.
It is also why Belgravia offers free consultations as sometimes just some reassurance and information from a professional hair expert can be a huge relief.
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.