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

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 19 04 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr K, pictured, is really pleased with the way things are going saying he’s “Excited to see what 6 months brings.”

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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.


S Club 7 and Primeval star Hannah Spearritt has revealed how her 2013 breast enlargement surgery caused numerous issues, including hair loss.

She underwent an ‘explant’ operation to remove her implants three years later, which she says has improved her mental and physical well-being.

Hannah SpearrittThe actor experienced ‘breast implant illness’. According to the Texas-based plastic surgeon Dr Edward Melmed, who carried out Spearritt’s surgery and is quoted commenting on her story in the Daily Mail, this suggests ‘a microscopic seepage of silicone attaches itself to nerve endings in the body’ which results in ‘hair loss, cognitive disorders, chronic fatigue, dry eyes and severe muscle pain’.

Breast implant illness

As reported by Mail Online, the 37 year old – who is now on a mission to raise public awareness of the condition and silicone toxicity – described her ordeal as “the hardest, most traumatic four years“.

Spearritt explained she underwent cosmetic surgery because she always compared herself to other women: “I never felt womanly enough on top. I’d compare myself to the other girls in the band during photoshoots and was jealous of their beautiful curves”.

However, following the operation, she had other concerns as her immune system began to be affected. “Within six months my hair started to fall out in clumps. Then I started sleeping more and more – eventually 22 hours a day,” she told Metro.

Spearritt also appeared on This Morning, telling viewers she started experiencing “crippling anxiety” after her boob job, then further symptoms crept in. “I had hair loss, fatigue, memory loss… I still have some of that. There was a list of symptoms that goes on and on.” 

Speaking on the TV show about having had her implants removed, Spearritt says, “My energy came back in bucket loads, I also had low-grade fever throughout the time I had the implants in, straight away it went back to normal”. 

She and her partner have now set up the Facebook page ‘Breast Implant Illness’ to offer peer support to others who may be affected. This can be found at facebook.com/breastimplantillness

As reported in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), women who experience increased stress are at greater risk of thinning hair. People often assume this to mean the emotional feeling of being stressed, but – though this is entirely correct, as psychodermatologists have shown – there are other physical forms of stress and strain which can cause hair loss. This is especially true in cases of illness, surgery and during periods of high anxiety. Continues below…

Physical and mental strain

From what Hannah Spearritt describes, it appears she most likely experienced Telogen Effluvium, a temporary hair loss condition which may occur following a sudden traumatic event or prolonged stress.

This can be emotional or physical strain, including the distress caused to the body by an illness – diagnosed or underlying, an operation (ironically, even if this is a hair transplant procedure) or adjusting to new medication. As Spearritt detailed experiencing at least two of these triggers, as well as high levels of anxiety – sufficient to cause panic attacks – this, or the Chronic form, is Belgravia specialists’ suspected diagnosis.

TThe Belgravia Centre london clinic Womens hairloss treatmentelogen Effluvium forces hairs from the active growth ‘anagen’ phase, to prematurely enter the telogen (resting) phase of the hair growth cycle, where they remain for around three months before shedding. This is why, despite seeming sudden – as per Spearritt’s description of hair suddenly falling out in clumps – there is a gap between the condition being triggered and hair fall becoming noticeable. This can be shocking when it does happen, given up to 50 per cent of the hairs on a person’s head may be affected.

It causes diffuse hair thinning from all over the scalp and lasts for up to six months in regular cases, with Chronic Telogen Effluvium taking at least six months to clear up. However, anyone noticing this kind of intense hair fall and a noticeable drop in the volume of their hair should consult a specialist as this type of hair loss can be an indicator of other health issues.

For both regular and Chronic Telogen Effluvium, once the body has recovered from the underlying issue, normal hair regrowth will usually resume naturally. However, where required, Telogen Effluvium treatment is possible and may help to accelerate the process, using topical medication and a range of supporting booster products, such as Hair Vitalics for Women – Belgravia’s exclusive food supplement for healthy hair growth, containing selenium, biotin, zinc and a range of additional highly-targeted vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts.

For those with a genetic predisposition, Telogen Effluvium may bring about the premature onset of Female Pattern Hair Loss. Or, where this permanent, hereditary hair loss condition is already present, the rate of shedding may be increased. Considering this, a specialist consultation should help to provide an accurate diagnosis, personalised treatment recommendations and valuable peace of mind.


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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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Name: Sal

Question: Hi, I was on accutane for 7 months starting on 20mg I went up to 50mg but have androgenetic alopecia as a side effect. As I’ve seen a dermatologist. I’m wanting to know is laser hair therapy the best way to get blood flow to my roots to enable hair growth?

Answer: Hi, Sal. There are two things to consider here regarding your hair loss and both involve assessing where the shedding is coming from on your scalp.

The reason for this is that androgenetic alopecia – better known as Male Pattern Baldness and, in women, Female Pattern Hair Loss – is an inherited, genetic condition, not a side effect of prescription drugs. That said, there are cases of hair loss from medication and this has links to hereditary shedding. So, it’s important to establish precisely what is causing your hair fall in order to know how best to approach treating it.

Firstly, Accutane is known to cause thinning hair as a side effect – this is listed on the medication’s patient information leaflet. This form of hair loss is known as Telogen Effluvium and causes diffuse shedding from all over the scalp.  It tends to present around three months after it has initially been triggered and is a temporary condition. The reason it occurs is due to excessive strain being placed on the body – either physical or emotional. It can also be caused as a side effect of medication, often whilst the body adjusts to this new drug in its system.

When new medication is introduced, or where there is an illness – whether it has been diagnosed or not – the body seeks to protect itself by ensuring the proper maintenance of its critical systems, such as the heart and kidneys. In order to do this, attention is diverted away from other non-vital functions, such as the hair growth cycle. This can result in hairs that were actively growing being prematurely forced into the telogen phase, which is the resting period of the cycle, during which hairs are shed – something which can take around three months to happen.

Once the underlying issue has been dealt with or passed, and the body realises it is no longer in danger, regular hair growth will generally resume naturally. In cases of Telogen Effluvium this is generally within six months; though when it extends beyond this, the condition may be Chronic but still considered temporary.

Where this becomes relevant to androgenetic alopecia – which is permanent – is in that people with an inherited predisposition to genetic hairloss may have their rate of shedding increased if they also experience Telogen Effluvium. Additionally, for those without active signs of hair loss but with the relevant genetic trait, it may speed up its onset, bringing this on prematurely. It is also possible to have both Telogen Effluvium and Male or Female Pattern Baldness simultaneously.

Telogen Effluvium causes hair fall from all over the scalp; Androgenetic Alopecia causes hair loss only from the top of the scalp – the vertex area from hairline to crown. In men this can appear in more well-defined patterns, such as a receding hairline, whilst in women this tends to affect the whole vertex and thinning at the temples. In cases where both conditions are present there is likely to be diffuse thinning from all over the scalp that is more pronounced along the vertex.

It is important to ascertain the precise cause of your hair loss because if you have temporary shedding, the hair fall is likely to clear up naturally. In this case low-level laser therapy (LLLT) via an FDA-cleared, home-use device such as the LaserBand or LaserComb may indeed be helpful in accelerating hair regrowth, as too may Telogen Effluvium treatment.

If, however, you are experiencing genetic hairloss then using LLLT is unlikely to be beneficial it used on its own, though Belgravia specialists find it can be helpful for supporting the work of the clinically-proven medications used in dedicated Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss treatment courses. Whilst low-level laser therapy can help to stimulate the hair follicles with the aim of encouraging accelerated hair growth, this regimen is considered secondary to the MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved topical and oral medications designed to combat hairloss from a pharmaceutical angle.

You can of course try the LLLT to see how you get on – remember to allow at least three months to see any changes due to the natural timeline of the growth cycle – and if you find it is not having the desired effect, you can try another option.

We would encourage you to have a consultation with a specialist – either in-clinic or online – who can provide you with a thorough diagnosis and, following that, recommended treatment options based on their findings and your medical profile.


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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 18 04 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr J, pictured, is showing solid signs of improvement at his first check-up.

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.


For some of us, our natural hair colour is a distant memory, but scientists have discovered that this visual trait may have wide-reaching health implications.

Just as hair loss caused by premature male pattern baldness has been identified as a potential indicator of a number of men’s health issues, it appears the genetics involved in determining a person’s hair colour go far deeper.

hair colour genetics melanin research studyIs hair colour inherited?

A large-scale international research project studied DNA from almost 300,000 people of European descent to explore humans’ melanin pigment metabolism. Only European candidates were included in order to avoid what the documentation refers to as ‘population structure’.

Melanin is the natural pigment, known as a ‘biochrome’ and produced by melanocyte cells, which dictates human pigmentation. The colouration depends on factors including the quantity, ratio, and distribution of the main melanin pigments, eumelanin and pheomelanin. From skin to hair colour, essentially what this means is the more melanin that is present, the darker the shade.

In relation to the dictation of hair colour, researchers explained: ‘Twin studies suggest that up to 97% of variation in hair color may be explained by heritable factors, and genome-wide association studies have identified several chromosomal regions associated with hair color and related pigmentation traits. Except for red hair, known variants have a relatively low predictive value, and the heritability gap remains relatively large, which suggests that many hair color genes remain undiscovered.’

Data for this large study was taken from the UK BioBank (133,238 participants) and the American personal genetics service 23andMe (157,653 participants) – and what it showed was ground-breaking.

Scientists from respected institutions around the world, including King’s College London, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Trieste in Italy and Erasmus MC University in Rottterdam, The Netherlands, authored a paper explaining their findings. This was published in the Nature Genetics Journal.

Whereas previously only 13 genes were known to be involved in establishing hair colour, this study discovered 124 contributing genes. These were mostly found to work by affecting either the production or the distribution of melanin.

It was also established that genetic inheritance could explain the complex phenotypes of hair colour to varying degrees. These were 34.6% for red hair, 24.8% for blonde hair, and 26.1% for black hair. Furthermore, it discovered a strong association between self-reported natural hair colour during adulthood and sex. The European women studied were more likely to have blonde or red hair than any other colour, and were between three and five times less likely to have black hair than the male participants.

Hair colour genes and autoimmune disorders

Speaking to The Guardian, one of the paper’s lead authors, Tim Spector of King’s College London, explained: “Pigments are far more than just cosmetic – they are important for the immune system and play a role in many diseases. Understanding the genetics could lead to new therapies.” 

Effect of sex on the hair color phenotypes in the 23andMe and UK Biobank cohorts hair research melaninWhilst media reports have focused on the forensic, criminal applications of these findings – Spector advises, “If someone leaves blood at a crime scene, you could say from their DNA whether they had black or red hair with about 90% certainty” – there are key health issues this new information may help, including skin cancer and autoimmune diseases – such as Alopecia Areata.

Whether this could potentially include new Alopecia Areata treatments, perhaps for its more extreme and currently clinically untreatable forms – Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis – all of which are considered autoimmune disorders and lead to varying degrees of hairloss – is unconfirmed. Currently the scalp-only phenotype has treatment options for those aged 16 years and over.

It is already understood that early humans had dark skin which protected against high ultraviolet radiation – a cause of skin cancer and folate deficiency – whilst people from Europe and Asia evolved lighter skin as they migrated to areas with lower UV radiation. Light skin pigmentation allows for maximum absorption of ultraviolet radiation in order to promote vitamin D intake. Interestingly, this is something which has been linked to autoimmune alopecia hair loss in a number of clinical studies and – thanks to this research – may be worth exploring further.

This research is definitely food for thought,” said Belgravia senior hair loss specialist Leonora Doclis. “What would be extremely interesting, given this new information and the numerous past studies associating vitamin D levels with alopecia areata, would be to find out whether there is a link between melanin levels and autoimmune alopecia – is it more common in people with paler skin? Or in certain countries or locations where people are less likely to be exposed to sunlight?

We know that there are a number of triggers associated with Alopecia Areata, including sudden shock and allergies, but there has always been the suspicion of a genetic element. Whether or not this may relate to skin pigmentation would certainly be interesting to explore, not least because despite its prevalence, there is still relatively little known about the bio-mechanics of this kind of alopecia and the more information there is, the more chance of developing treatments for those phenotypes whose needs are currently unmet. 

It also bears noting that this type of research takes a long time and any resulting treatments would take additional development and testing time. So anyone experiencing unusual levels of shedding or sudden hair loss now would be best served getting a professional diagnosis as soon as possible and – where appropriate – investigating currently available hair loss treatment methods. I recall when scientists believed they had found the exact genetic elements involved in Male and Female Pattern Baldness, and decided to invent a spray-on gene-therapy solution to prevent hairloss only to find there were many, many more genes associated with the condition than they initially thought – and possibly some which still remain undetected.”


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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 18 04 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr O, pictured, is showing solid signs of improvement since he started treatment four months ago.

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.


Professional golfer Tiger Woods has won 14 major championships, the second most in the sport’s history. However, multiple scandals and injuries have blighted his otherwise legendary career.

In April 2017 he underwent surgery on his back for the fourth time. Unfortunately the stresses of medical procedures can sometimes lead to hair loss, not the best news for Woods who has openly discussed his experiences with a receding hairline.

Tiger Woods Thinning Hair Receding HairlineHair loss following surgery

The golfer had his first back surgery in 2014 for a pinched nerve; he had two more operations in 2015 and another in 2017.

When talking to CBS Sports, Woods explained his back issues became so bad that he had to use a golf club as a crutch when getting out of bed. In a video uploaded to the BBC Sport website, the 42 year old labelled himself a “walking miracle” following his most recent procedure, which allowed him to participate at the 2018 Masters tournament.

His evident, and self-confirmed Male Pattern Baldness diagnosis aside, Woods’ frequent brushes with surgery indicate he is at a higher risk of contracting a further hair loss condition.

Telogen Effluvium is a temporary condition which affects the hair growth cycle; it premature forces follicles into the resting – or telogen – phase, leading to diffusely thinning hair from all over the scalp. It can be triggered by severe stress or a sudden shock to the body, including that brought on by surgery or chronic pain.

CBS Sports reported how Tiger Woods touched on his struggles with pain medication during a 2017 press conference. The heavy overuse of painkillers – as well as the regular use of various prescription medications – can also cause hair loss as a side effect. This is also due to Telogen Effluvium though should it present for more than six months, this persistent form of the condition is known as Diffuse Thinning or Chronic Telogen Effluvium. Regular Telogen Effluvium takes around three months post-trigger to appear, it will normally clear up naturally within up to six months, though treatment is available to help expedite this process.

The sportsman’s undoubtedly draining experiences with surgery may also have caused him prolonged psychological stress – yet another trigger of Diffuse Thinning.

Exacerbates thinning hair

Given his existing Male Pattern Baldness, these types of strain – and any additional Telogen Effluvium – may have had negative consequences for Woods’ rate of shedding. This is because additional stressors placed upon the body – mentally or physically – sufficient to cause Telogen Effluvium, can speed up the rate of hair fall in cases of genetic hair loss.

It is entirely possible for both conditions to present simultaneously. For Woods, this would mean the areas affected by Male Pattern Hair Loss becoming, at least temporarily, thinner than usual, with additional hair fall being seen from the back and sides of the scalp – the areas unaffected by DHT.

Since winning his first major tournament in 1997 Woods has gradually been experiencing thinning on top and a receding hairline – typical signs of permanent, hereditary hairloss.

He has been forthcoming when talking about his condition, telling Fox Sports in a 2014 interview regarding getting older: “I’m comfortable with it; my hairline’s not. I have a nice skylight [at home] and, if I don’t wear a hat, I can feel the heat”.

He even joked about losing his hair in his arrest video when he was taken in for being found asleep at the wheel.

Hair restoration

Male Hair Loss treatment, which makes use of MHRA licensed and FDA approved drugs that come in the form of a tablet and a topical solution, can be used to help stabilise shedding, promote regrowth and prevent baldness. At Belgravia these are often used in tandem with hair growth boosters, to ensure every treatment course is highly targeted to the needs of each individual client.

These supporting products and therapies range from devices – such as the FDA-cleared, LLLT-emitting HairMax LaserComb – to premium nutritional supplements: Belgravia’s exclusive Hair Vitalics for Men food supplement contains a range of botanical extracts, amino acids, minerals and vitamins, including biotin, zinc and selenium which help to support healthy hair growth.

For those who have experienced hair loss following surgery, or simply prolonged excessive hair thinning, it may be worthwhile having a scalp assessment with a professional hair loss specialist. They can then provide a diagnosis and recommend a bespoke treatment course to treat single or multiple conditions at once.


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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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The hair loss process can be tough for those going through it, particularly for young people who may feel alienated and ‘othered’.

In spite of these pressures, 15-year-old student Elisha Appleby has become a brand ambassador for Sunderland-based wig producer Pdollpalace after being recruited by its owner, Jolene Casey.

A line of high-quality synthetic wigs, eponymously named Elisha’s Wigs, is being released in collaboration with the company, and promoted across social media using the hashtag #IAMELISHA.

Cause of hair loss

Hairloss has been a recent phenomenon for Appleby. She spoke to her local North-East newspaper, The Chronicle, about noticing clumps of hair falling from her head around her last birthday.

It continued to shed, taking a heavy emotional toll on the teenager: “As a 15 year old girl, my hair was a priority. I was getting bullied and I locked myself in my bedroom and wouldn’t go to school”.

In a video on the newspaper’s website Appleby explains how she saw a dermatologist who diagnosed her with Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disorder which causes sudden, patchy hair loss to the scalp.

Medics who assessed her condition believe it was caused by stress as she also experiences severe nose bleeds: Alopecia Areata can be triggered by long-term, chronic psychological stress.

Judging by her pictures, Appleby still appears to have her eyebrow hair and eyelashes, which suggests she may have the scalp-only form of the condition rather than its two more extreme phenotypes – Alopecia Totalis and Universalis. These cause baldness of the entire head, and from head-to-toe, respectively. Though, of course, Elisha may be wearing false lashes and micro-pigmentation eyebrow tattoos.

As a means of coping with her hair loss, the schoolgirl shaved her head and posted the results on Facebook to raise alopecia awareness. She received a lot of support, particularly from Jolene Casey who messaged her afterwards asking her to become a Pdollpalace brand ambassador.

The teenager has been recruiting women with medical hair loss to model her range of wigs and has been inundated with volunteers. She told The Chronicle beforehand, “They can be any age, size, anyone who has suffered hair loss through alopecia, cancer, chemotherapy or hair loss after pregnancy”.

IAMELISHA pdollpalace elishas wigs collection alopecia areata“We want to do a photoshoot, we can all model the Elisha Wigs which will go on the Pdollpalace website… They’ll get a makeover and we will have fun and model all sorts of colours and styles. We want to give the girls the confidence they need. We want people to know bald is beautiful”.

Wigs for children and young people

Unfortunately scalp-only Alopecia Areata treatment is unavailable for those under the age of 16: additionally there are currently no safe and effective treatments for Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis, though options are in development.

Despite this, Appleby demonstrates that wigs are an excellent source of confidence for young people experiencing hair loss.

In the UK, Little Princess Trust offers free real-hair wigs to girls and young women up to 24 years of age who have medical hair loss, usually from autoimmune alopecia or as a result of cancer treatment. Celebrity endorsements include One Direction star Harry Styles and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who have both donated their hair to the charity.

The charity’s male division, Hero by LPT was set up in 2017 to offer the same service to young men and boys, also up to 24 years of age. The 2017-18 Premier League champions Manchester City are proud supporters and recently auctioned a signed Sergio Aguero kit to raise money for the charity.

Not everyone who loses their hair wants to wear a wig though, and for those who simply want support in dealing with their condition, hair loss charities such as Alopecia UK can prove invaluable. As Appleby reiterates, “Bald is beautiful and I want everyone to know it”.


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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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Dee Armstrong, a much-loved veteran news anchor for the American WLTZ TV station was arrested following a dispute with her son.

After the incident a bald mugshot of the TV personality without her wig went viral on Facebook, revealing her hair loss to a wider audience.

‘Hey Dee, you’re not alone’

Armstrong returned to work nearly a week after the initial event. As reported on the Ledger-Enquirer website, she jokingly commented, “I was eventually going to [talk about losing hair], but they made sure I’m gonna talk about it now”.

The reporter’s hair loss condition is not named, but is described in the article as “hair- thinning and Alopecia“.

When used as a standalone term ‘alopecia’ is a general descriptor for hair loss of any kind, including Androgenetic Alopecia – also known as Female Pattern Hair Loss – Traction Alopecia and Cicatricial Alopecia. As such, it is unclear which specific condition she is experiencing. However, the fact she is now bald, specifically references ‘Alopecia’ and mentioned in the article that she shaved her head, suggests she may have a form of Alopecia Areata.

Judging by her mugshot, it appears Armstrong has not lost her eyebrow hair nor her eyelashes. Given the more severe Alopecia Areata phenotypes, Alopecia Totalis and Universalis, both involve baldness of the whole head – including facial hair – this indicates it is more likely she may have the scalp-only form of Alopecia Areata, though a proper consultation would be required to provide an accurate diagnosis.

The autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata in this suspected form presents as sudden, patchy hair loss which, when it extends to large areas of the scalp, can be accompanied by thinning hair between the rounded bald spots. This may account for her initial description. There are Alopecia Areata treatment options available for this strain of autoimmune hairloss, which may have been what the popular community figure was exploring when it was reported that she had been speaking to a hair expert in Atlanta about her issues.

Regardless of what had caused her baldness, Dee Armstrong was shocked to see the response of others: “I have had so many women telling me, ‘Hey Dee, you’re not alone” – and she certainly isn’t. A 2017 report conducted by a US-based think tank – the Perception Institute – revealed black women experience higher levels of anxiety about their hair than white women, though women of all races and hair types are increasingly raising concerns regarding increased hair loss.

Women’s hair loss

“One of the hardest things to ever happen to me was to have them post that picture of me… And I wanted to do it on my own terms, you know… when I talk about it I wanted to talk about it the way I wanted to talk about it. But I wasn’t given that option,” says Armstrong.

As she demonstrates, women’s hair loss can be a tricky conversation to have, a topic which is less spoken about than men’s and still has a perceived stigma attached to it which people are gradually working to eradicate. Armstrong did note that she received a lot of help from her local community after the incident: “people were so doggone sweet to me”.

Often becoming informed about a hair loss condition can help to make the process a little easier to manage. Similarly an online or in-clinic consultation with a Belgravia specialist provides a professional diagnosis, advice and personalised treatment recommendations.

A tailored hair loss treatment plan can then be recommended, which typically combines clinically-proven medications and complementary hair growth supporting products, such as the highly-targeted Hair Vitalics for Women food supplement.

Staff ensure clients feel comfortable throughout their course by offering on-going monitoring and support, which has helped many women feel more confident, as documented in the many reviews in Belgravia’s Success Stories gallery. This Belgravia client explained, “I am very pleased with the result. The staff are very friendly and encouraging. I am glad I came. I will recommend it very strongly”.

Armstrong’s experience and her public discussions will hopefully inspire more women to feel comfortable in both talking openly about losing their hair, and seeking help if needed.



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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 17 04 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr B, pictured, has seen an improved general density since he started his Belgravia treatment course.

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.