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The road to finding an effective solution for hair loss can be a long one, but you can trust The Belgravia Centre’s expertise and experience to be sure you are not only finding the most effective treatment programmes available for hair loss, but also the most comprehensive and specialised aftercare.

Here are 10 reasons why The Belgravia Centre has grown to become one of the world’s leading hair growth centres:

  1. Belgravia offers free consultations with our hair loss specialists (pharmacists, trichologists and nurses). During this 40 minute appointment, they provide expert knowledge without obligation, enabling you to decide on the best course of treatment for your hair.
  2. Our Central London clinics are well-established and world-renowned, having been at the forefront of hair loss treatment for over 30 years. The clinics are open 7 days a week with late nights Monday to Thursday until 7pm.

  3. For those unable to get to one of our Central-London clinics, you are able to complete our online consultation, following which we will contact you to arrange a Zoom consultation with one of our qualified hair loss specialists to discuss clinically proven, home-use treatments.

  4. Our friendly team of more than 20 hair loss specialists are the most experienced and highly-qualified in the UK. You can trust that they have a full understanding of your condition and be confident that they will provide the most effective treatment programmes consisting of clinically-proven treatments, hair growth supporting products and expert aftercare whether you visit the clinic or contact us from home. 

  5. Belgravia’s clinics house the only two dedicated hair loss pharmacies in the UK and will tailor medication and treatment plans directly to your needs.

  6. We can supply you with unique treatments that are unavailable over-the-counter, as well as hair growth supporting products for a fully holistic approach.

  7. Treatments can be delivered nationwide and abroad meaning you can start your hair growth journey wherever you are in the world.

  8. Belgraviacentre.com hosts the world’s largest gallery of hair loss success stories, including ‘before’ and ‘during treatment’ photos, showing the exceptional results that we achieve for more people than any other single clinic.

  9. You will receive first class aftercare, with a personal treatment advisor and a team of hair loss specialists dedicated to you.

  10. Our ‘Excellent’ Trustpilot rating and reviews speak for themselves. Don’t just take our word for it, read the experiences of clients just like you who have no regrets about visiting The Belgravia Centre.

If you’d like to start your journey to healthier hair, contact us online or by phone (020 7730 6666) to book a free online or in-clinic consultation. 

The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

Hair Vitalics is a food supplement for healthy hair that has been developed by The Belgravia Centre – the UK’s leading centre for hair growth. The range consists of two highly targeted products: Hair Vitalics for Women and Hair Vitalics for Men. 

For over 30 years, Belgravia’s expert team of pharmacists, nurses and trichologists have utilised the latest research to ensure each tablet contains precisely the right amount of key vitamins, minerals and amino acids. 

Read on to find out more about what Hair Vitalics contains, and how it could help your hair health and more: 

Vitamin C (100 mg per tablet for Men and 60 mg per tablet for Women): A powerful antioxidant that safeguards the hair by protecting against oxidative stress and defending against deficiency by increasing the absorption of other vitamins and minerals. Also contributes to normal collagen formation for the maintenance of healthy skin and blood vessels. 

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, 10 mg per tablet): Helps the production of haemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body to deliver nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles. Also aids psychological and nervous system function.

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol, 20 micrograms per tablet): Helps to maintain the normal hair cycle and protects against Vitamin D deficiency, a common condition believed to be a cause of hair loss. Also plays a role in the process of cell division and contributes to a healthy immune system.

Folic Acid (folate, 400 micrograms): Plays a role in the process of cell division, immune system function and normal blood formation for the delivery of nutrients to the hair and scalp. Folate deficiency can cause changes to the hair, skin, and nails.

Biotin (200 micrograms): Contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and may improve hair quality and texture. Helps maintain the normal functioning of the nervous system, an energy-yielding metabolism and normal skin. May protect against brittle nails.

Iodine (100 micrograms): Maintains the normal production of thyroid hormones and thyroid function which, if compromised, may interrupt the hair cycle and cause dry, brittle thinning hair. Also maintains normal skin.

Iron (10 mg per tablet for Men and 20 mg per tablet for Women): Aids normal blood and haemoglobin formation for the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the hair and scalp. May also protect against premature greying. Iron deficiency is a common nutritional deficiency associated with hair loss.

Copper (500 micrograms): Triggers the release of iron to form haemoglobin. Also contributes to normal hair pigmentation and nervous system function. 

Zinc (10 mg): Protects the cells from oxidative stress and contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, skin and nails, protecting against hair loss, brittle hair and dermatitis. Also contributes to normal protein synthesis and immune system function.

Selenium (50 micrograms): Contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and immune system function. Also protects the cells from oxidative stress.

Silica (12mg): Helps to form collagen which protects against brittle hair and nails as well as skin texture and wrinkling. Can also support the immune response and help to control inflammation in the body.

L-Methionine (100mg): A sulfur-containing essential amino acid involved in the formation of cysteine – a building block of the keratin protein that makes our skin, nails and hair.

L-Cysteine (50mg): A conditionally essential amino acid that provides strength and rigidity to keratin, one of the most abundant proteins in the hair.

Methylsulphonyl Methane (150mg): A sulphur-rich compound with anti-inflammatory properties. May assist hair growth and retention.

Grape Seed Extract (8mg): Rich in antioxidants which may help in the treatment of high cholesterol, poor circulation and nerve damage.

Gingko Biloba extract (60mg): High in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can help to increase blood flow and help hair growth by providing more nutrients to the hair follicles.

Millet extract (10mg): Gluten free and rich in protein and fibre. Contains antioxidants and proteins that may help during the hair cycle, and also magnesium which is understood to help reduce inflammation which, if local to the hair follicle, could cause hair loss. 

Exclusive ingredient to Hair Vitalics for Men

Saw Palmetto (300mg per tablet): A botanical extract with antiandrogenic properties which means it can help to reduce androgens and specifically dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the hormone responsible for male pattern hair loss.  Some studies have shown increased hair quality, count and density when it is taken in supplemental form.

Exclusive ingredient to Hair Vitalics for Women

Soy Isoflavones: (genistein and daidzein, 24mg): Plant-derived phytoestrogens that regulate functions in the body and may improve the appearance of hair, skin and nails. Contains soy.

Gluten free – Lactose free – Salt free – Sugar free – Free from artificial colours – Not tested on animals – Suitable for vegetarians

To order Hair Vitalics, please contact The Belgravia Centre directly or order online via HairVitalics.com

The Belgravia Centre is the UK’s leading hair loss clinic with the largest and most experienced team of medical hair loss specialists in the country. What’s more, our initial consultations are free. Read on to find out how to start your journey to healthier hair.

How do I book a free consultation?

Booking a free consultation with The Belgravia Centre is easy. Either contact the centre directly or book online via Belgraviacentre.com for an online or in-clinic consultation with a qualified Hair Loss Specialist.

Do you treat men and women?

Yes, we treat both men and women from the age of 16-70.

I’m based outside of the UK, can I still make an appointment?

Our hair loss treatment courses are available internationally via our mail-order service. All you need to do is complete our online consultation.

What’s the difference between an online and a clinical consultation?

Our online consultations take place over Zoom, whereas our clinical consultations take place in person at one of our central London clinics, a short walk from Liverpool Street or Victoria stations. Our Hair Loss Specialists can diagnose your condition in person or via a video call, and as some of the most important elements of your treatment course are home-use products, those who can’t visit the clinics can benefit from all of the same treatments.

How long is a consultation appointment?

Consultations take approximately 30-40 minutes and are easy to fit in around work as our clinics are open 7 days a week with 4 late nights.

What does a consultation involve?

On meeting you for the first time, you will be seen by a Hair Loss Specialist who will ask you about your hair loss concerns and your medical history. Prior to a diagnosis they will examine your scalp and discuss the possible genetic or underlying medical reasons behind your hair loss before suggesting what treatments are available to you. You will then meet a Treatment Advisor who will go through the options with you in more detail, helping to decide on the best treatment course tailored for you based on your condition, pattern and stage of hair loss. You may like us to take photos of your scalp and hair so that you can monitor the results of your treatment over time.

Will I be able to get treatment straight away?

As the only hair clinics with in-house registered pharmacies, The Belgravia Centre is able to immediately prescribe and supply effective and unique treatments for hair loss and thinning hair.

If you would to book a free consultation, call 020 7730 6666 or visit belgraviacentre.com/contact  

The Belgravia Centre Sees Surge in COVID-19 Related Hair Loss Conditions

Hair loss specialists at The Belgravia Centre’s London clinics have seen a correlation between COVID-19 related symptoms and hair loss three months later, particularly the diagnosis of Telogen Effluvium (TE). The clinic formally recorded findings over a six week period across June and July, and found a significant number of cases occurred eight to sixteen weeks after COVID-19 symptoms. 

What is Telogen Effluvium?

TE is a disturbance in the hair growth cycle where a high percentage of anagen follicles (follicles which are actively growing hair), go into their resting phase prematurely, typically following a stressful event. This results in increased hair shedding all over the scalp around two to four months after the triggering event, which can be alarming to many. TE is often temporary and recoverable, lasting in the most part up to six months. Any longer than six months and the condition is considered chronic. 

The Belgravia Centre’s findings in detail

Over the six week period across June and July, the most commonly reported diagnosis remained androgenic alopecia, (or patterned hair loss) however a higher percentage of TE cases were seen. Nearly two thirds (64%) of male patients and over a third of women (38%) diagnosed with TE reported having experienced COVID-19 related symptoms, the majority of times having fallen ill in March, suggesting a correlation between COVID-19 related symptoms and hair loss approximately three months later.

TE alone can present concerning shedding, but when co-existing with patterned hair loss, which was seen in a number of cases, can aggravate existing or underlying conditions. 

Rali Bozhinova, Superintendent Trichologist at the Belgravia Centre comments:

“It’s quite common for TE-related hair loss to present around three months after a period of severe trauma, illness or stress, which fits with our findings. The spike in diagnoses shows the extent of stress that the virus places on the body, not only causing temporary TE, but also potentially exacerbating other hair loss conditions which can have long lasting effects if left untreated. Only recently have we begun treating cases from March, therefore I would expect to see this trend continuing for some time in the wake of the virus.”

Whether each patient’s case of TE is due to COVID-19, other illness, medication, dietary deficiencies, severe stress, a recent pregnancy or bereavement is not definitively known, however TE is often multi-aetiological and it is difficult to pinpoint a single reason. 

COVID-19 and hair loss in the media

In recent months there have been multiple case studies in the press about hair loss and COVID-19. Actress Alyssa Milano notably revealed her hair loss as a ‘long-haul’ COVID-19 symptom. Several members of the Survivor Corps Facebook support group also reported hair loss. 

As the UK’s leading hair loss clinic, The Belgravia Centre was consulted by international media outlets for comment on its findings. Amongst others, Belgravia’s Superintendent Trichologist, Rali Bozhinova, spoke with the Daily Mail, Dazed and news network CGTN. Watch Rali’s interview with CGTN below.  

What is it like to experience TE after COVID-19? 

A member of Belgravia’s Patient Care team, Roisin O’Connell is currently experiencing TE following a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 in March. She explains:

“In July my hair loss was really bad. It wasn’t just a strand here and there, I started to realise my hair was everywhere – all over the bed sheets and shower. I began questioning why and brushed it a couple of times. The clumps that fell out were unbelievable and my pony tail quickly halved in size. It’s strange to think I’m still seeing the effects of the virus months later, but having discussed my diagnosis with Rali, at least I can get on top of the problem.”

Is COVID-19 related TE recoverable?

Acute TE does not always require treatment and can improve on its own if the trigger factor has been removed. For example, if COVID-19 has indeed been the main cause for the condition and the patient has recovered, the hair is likely to improve of its own accord within 3-6 months. If short tapered hairs of similar length can be seen across the entire scalp, this is a sign of regrowth. However, if the patient has another type of hair loss, now exacerbated by the TE (such as patterned hair loss) or if the patient has chronic TE, then The Belgravia Centre would offer highly successful non-invasive treatment including targeted pharmaceuticals and hair growth supporting products that can help to stimulate quick and healthy hair growth.

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

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

The succulent plant aloe vera has been used for its ‘medicinal’ properties for thousands of years. You may well have used it in the context of relieving sunburn or healing injuries and become aware of an increasing number of hair products and masks which suggest it can improve hair health. Some articles suggest aloe vera might ‘aid’ hair growth, but what does the current body of research suggest? Research on aloe vera and hair growth is extremely limited and while some studies suggest its properties may promote a healthy scalp and therefore ease some conditions, there is little to suggest it can actually stop hair loss or cause hair growth and it’s always best to consult an expert.

What are the benefits of using aloe vera?

Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory which is why it is so soothing when applied topically to inflamed skin such as after sunburn. It is also a good moisturiser as it stimulates fibroblast production which is beneficial for collagen and elastin fibres that are important to skin structure and youthful appearance. Due to its antioxidants, aloe vera is also commonly used in anti-ageing products.

Is aloe vera good for the scalp?

In order to have healthy hair, it’s important to have healthy scalp too. If aloe vera has any effect on stimulating hair growth, research suggests this might be due to its ability to boost blood circulation and improve delivery of oxygen and nutrition to hair follicles. Aloe vera could help to maintain a healthy scalp because of its moisturising, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. However, there is limited research on aloe vera as a hair loss treatment, therefore it would not be advisable to use it as a standalone treatment.

Are the properties of aloe vera more effective as a supplement or as a lotion?

It depends on its purpose. Aloe vera contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B12, choline and folate. It also contains minerals such as selenium and zinc which are important for hair skin and nail health. However, if looking to combat a deficiency, these vitamins and minerals are better ingested at a safe and controlled level through supplements such as Hair Vitalics by The Belgravia Centre as there is insufficient research on the efficacy and safety of direct oral administration of aloe vera.

A 2012 Iranian clinical trial, carried out on mice investigated the therapeutic and healing benefits anecdotally associated with aloe vera use. Researchers concluded that topical application of aloe vera gel (the jelly-like substance taken directly from inside the plant’s leaves) could improve wound healing by stimulating fibroblasts during skin tissue formation, increasing collagen concentration and tensile strength. This suggests it could protect against traction damage from excessive hair styling or hair pieces.

A 2017 study published in the Journal of Drug Delivery & Therapeutics suggested that using a hair gel containing an antidandruff drug and aloe vera could increase the drug retention and improve the effectiveness of antifungal agents as aloe vera helps to keep the hair moisturised, and prevents against damage and drying.

Could aloe vera help to treat hair/scalp conditions?

When it comes to more complicated skin conditions such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis (SD), aloe vera would not be the first line treatment option as there are better products and medications that can manage such conditions in the long term. Aloe vera extract might just be an ingredient that could be added to support some of these treatments due to its moisturising and anti-inflammatory effects. Controlled studies are required to prove the effectiveness of Aloe vera under various conditions.

It is rare to be deficient in vitamins A, C or E nowadays, although B12 and folate (vitamin B9) deficiencies are more common. A deficiency in any of the above vitamins could cause thinning hair from a condition called Telogen Effluvium (TE). This disrupts the hair growth cycle, causing diffuse thinning from all over the scalp which lasts roughly six months but only becomes noticeable roughly three months after being triggered. It is also worth noting that regular excessive vitamin A consumption can also cause this temporary shedding. If a deficiency is severe it could cause not only TE, but also the worsening of other hair loss conditions such as female pattern hair loss or alopecia areata. It would be best to consult a professional regarding treatment, however.

A small, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of aloe vera emulsion suggests it could be an effective treatment for SD. SD is a chronic inflammatory condition that often affects the skin folds (or skin flexures) e.g. the inside of the knees and elbows. It is also very common in sebum-rich areas such as the chest, face and scalp. It is a type of eczema that can come and go throughout the years and when it flares up, the skin usually becomes inflamed, itchy and flaky. There is a yeast called Malassezia furfur which naturally lives on the skin but is associated with SD. Sometimes it triggers an inflammatory response on the skin which might be due to overproduction of this yeast, or simply an autoimmune reaction of the skin to it (or maybe both). Yeasts are types of fungi and since aloe vera has both anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, it is logical that it could soothe such a condition.

Is aloe vera safe to use?

Although aloe vera is a ‘natural’ product, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is ‘safe’ to use or ingest. It is always best to consult a professional before use. Regarding the oral use of aloe vera, there is insufficient research on efficacy and safety and there is also no established regulation on the dose of administration. Taken orally, the extract could have a laxative effect which, if taken in the long term, could lead to electrolyte imbalance. Although applying aloe vera to your scalp is unlikely to be harmful, there remains little scientific evidence on how it could stimulate hair growth and, although rare, some people might have allergic reactions.

Should I consult a specialist before use?

Overall, the use of aloe vera extract needs more research. For those with hair loss, it is important to have a specialist consultation to establish a diagnosis and best course of safe and suitable treatment according to one’s medical history. For the most common hair loss condition – androgenic alopecia – topical minoxidil (for men and women) and oral finasteride 1mg (for men) remain the only clinically proven treatments. In cases of TE caused by vitamin deficiency, it would be more important to treat the deficiency rather than using aloe vera.

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

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.