Considering how many people experience hair loss and how frustrating and damaging it can be to a person’s self-esteem, there are a lot of companies that, perhaps one could say, falsely advertise the merits of their product and, particularly with the powers of the internet, some that blatantly lie about a treatment or medication and abuse people’s trust. The real truth is that there is no magic pill, lotion or act that can cure baldness, but there are ways to stablise and manage hair loss. The key is to seek professional medical advice and determine the cause of hair loss before embarking on a course of treatment.
There are several safe, affordable, accessible, effective and genuine hair loss treatments currently available. The primary ones are MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved for that specific purpose, and the others can help to promote a healthy scalp for healthy hair growth. Which treatment, or combination of these hair loss treatments, is suitable for a given individual depends on a number of important factors.
Hair loss is not as straight-forward as you might think. Anyone suffering from hair loss should seek professional medical advice to determine the exact cause or causes of their hair loss. This may seem obvious but many people chose a hair loss product from the shelf on the basis of self-diagnosis and the product’s marketing. This is not a sensible option since thinning hair and hair loss can sometimes be the result of an underlying medical condition. But even when all the evidence points to the onset of hereditary male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss it is important to seek advice, if only to rule out other factors.
Once the cause of hair loss has been properly diagnosed you will be in a position to choose a suitable form of treatment. Hair loss may be caused by many factors including changing hormone levels, illness, stress, excessive pulling, side effects of medical treatment, poor nutrition, weak immune system and the effects of aging. The good news is, all of these can be tackled with reasonable hope of success but only if you choose the right treatment. There are hundreds of hair loss treatments and products currently available but experimentation with products that are not clinically proven or supported by medical bodies may not only be a waste of time and money, but potentially unsafe.
The Belgravia Centre’s hair loss experts give free consultations to individuals who are concerned about thinning hair or hair loss sufferers and they also provide an online diagnostic service. This means anyone can receive an individual diagnosis to determine the cause of the hair loss condition and empower them to make an informed decision about their hair loss treatment course.
The most effective treatment for male hair loss usually involves a combination of Propecia and minoxidil. The additive effect can be attributed to the different mechanisms of action of each treatment but Propecia has not been approved for the treatment of female hair loss. The most effective option available for women then is minoxidil with added anti-androgens which can substitute the effects of Propecia. Propecia and anti-androgens work to prevent the formation of dihydrotestosterone (the main cause of hair loss) whilst minoxidil generates new hair growth. The Belgravia Centre’s trichologists have found that the degree of success will often depend on the strength of minoxidil used and the complementing treatments that accompany the medication.
For more information on the most effective combination of treatments for hair loss or to arrange a free consultation, contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666, or messagethe centre.
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