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Name: Mark

Question: I have an 18 month old baby daughter and am wary of using minoxidil around her. If I wash the application area, does it remove all traces of the drug? Or could I sweat it onto her? I want to ensure she will not be in anyway affected by my hair loss treatment.

Answer: Hi, Mark. I completely understand your concern about using high strength minoxidil around your 18 month old baby.

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All traces of the Male Pattern Hair Loss drug are washed off the scalp when you shampoo, and your sweat is unlikely to contain any minoxidil residue so it should not be a concern if your baby touches your sweat.

There may indeed be a chance that she could come into contact with some minoxidil residue in other ways, though. For instance if you are cuddling her, if she happens to grab hold of your hair or if her face makes contact with trace residue.

This type of contact is generally harmless, however, a baby’s skin is quite sensitive. Ensuring good hygiene practices with regards your hair loss treatment will help to prevent this from happening; these include:

– washing your hands thoroughly after each minoxidil application;

washing your hair daily or at least every other day;

apply minoxidil at least one hour before going to bed to allow it time to absorb and minimise any transference to your pillows or bed sheets;

– not letting your baby lie on your pillow(s);

– washing your pillow cases regularly and changing them daily if your child is likely to come into contact with them. This may also apply to sheets or duvet covers if they are likely to come into significant contact with your scalp soon after you apply your hair loss solution;

– ensure your minoxidil is kept safely out of the reach of your daughter.

Hopefully this information reassures you and gives you some helpful pointers. If you are concerned that your daughter has come into contact with any minoxidil – or topical medication of any kind – it is advisable to wash the area immediately and seek medical assistance as a precaution.


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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.

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Name: Nigel

Question: I’ve always had an uneven hairline, based on pictures it’s been this way since I was only a year old. My forehead is bigger on the right side by about 1.5 cm due to the uneven hairline. What worries me is that I’ve recently (last year) noticed a slight lack of hair on my right temple area and the hair on only the right side is significantly thinner than the left side. The left side hair has no loss at the temple and is very thick in comparison.

My father and his father are both bald, so pattern baldness could be in my genes but they both tell me their hair loss was symmetrical. Men on mothers side all have very thick hair (like my left side) deep into old age, they also have a widows peak, as do I, but mine skews to the left, thicker hair-side.

Is it possible to have genetic male pattern baldness on only one side and not the other? what do you thinks going on here? Thanks in advance for your time.

Answer: Hi, Nigel. The short answer to your question is, no, Male Pattern Baldness cannot affect one side of your hairline but not the other.

However, is normal for a receding hairline to be asymmetrical, where one side sheds quicker than the other.

An uneven hairline is a common concern, especially among men, whether there is hair loss or not. Whilst it can be due to a receding hairline or widow’s peak where one side of the hairline does not recede at the same rate as the other, it can also just be the natural shape of your hairline.

If you already have a naturally uneven hairline, any receding may make this even more noticeable.

The fact that there is Male Pattern Hair Loss in your family – regardless of which side it is on as it can be inherited from both sides – does suggest you may carry the necessary genetic traits for this hereditary condition. Whilst it can skip a generation, if this were the case, it is unlikely you would then be seeing signs of hairloss.

Therefore, if you have started noticing increasingly thinning hair anywhere where the follicles are susceptible to Male Pattern Baldness, and the effects of DHT – anywhere along the top of the scalp from the crown to the hairline and temples – it is likely your underlying genetic predisposition is now active.

A consultation with a professional hair loss specialist would be required to get a confirmed diagnosis. They could also provide you with recommendations for a personalised hair loss treatment course, based on your age, medical profile, level and pattern of shedding.

When it comes to restoring a receding hairline, Belgravia generally recommends a two-pronged attack, featuring the oral DHT-blocking tablet finasteride 1mg and topical applications of high strength minoxidil to help promote expedited hair growth.

This approach can be further enhanced by the use of appropriate hair growth supporting products, such as the FDA-cleared low-level laser therapy device, the LaserBand. This uses medical-grade laser diodes embedded in an ergonomic headband to stimulate ATP production, and encourage active hair regrowth. This is worn for 3 sessions per week, each lasting 90 seconds to 3 minutes, depending on the model.

There are a number of hair loss solutions such as these available for regrowing a receding hairline so, we hope the above information is helpful and recommend having a one-to-one conversation with a specialist for further details specific to your situation.


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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.

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Name: Ade

Question: I have always had a receding hairline as my hair grew longer, since like 15/16, but it had never gotten worse. When my hair was short though, everything looked fine.

A month ago my hair was long, then when I combed it in the shower and came out, the whole area around the hairline was shorter for some reason and I lost a lot of hair. So I cut everything off.

Now that my hair is short, the hairs around my temples are a bit thin, but my hairline is still straight, when there is a lot of light on my hairline the thinness is obvious, but when there is no light, you wouldn’t be able to tell.

Also the right temple is not as thin as the left one. I am trying to let my hair grow again and if after 2 months it is looking bad, I was going to consider finasteride and minoxidil. Or how much would a hair transplant be if its just a small area like the temples? Am I even balding or is this something else? I thought balding was meant to be gradual, but the whole front section became shorter.

Answer: Hi, Ade. The shorter hairs you are noticing around your hairline indicate a shorter life cycle of the hair in this area. It is likely you did not notice it previously as your long hair would have probably covered it.

Both the front and left temple do not thin symmetrically, one side can thin or recede faster than the other side, so this is entirely normal, as is being able to see more of your scalp under light.

You are correct in thinking the balding process is gradual, usually starting with the front of the scalp. However, whilst your hair loss may appear drastic to you, it is often the case that people do not notice the every day effects of the thinning process – such as a drop in hair density and increased shedding – for a period of time, until it is significantly visible.

The reason Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) presents gradually and gets worse over time, without intervention, is due to a hormone byproduct called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Men with MPB have an inherited sensitivity to this, and so the DHT is able to latch on to receptors in the susceptible follicles – those follicles located along the top of the scalp, from the crown to the hairline and temples. Over time this weakens those hair follicles and causes increasingly thinning hair which may result in eventual baldness in those areas. This is known as follicular miniaturisation.

Your description of the symptoms you’re experiencing regarding your receding hairline does indicate the early stages of Male Pattern Hair Loss, but a professional consultation, either in-person or online, would be required to confirm your diagnosis.

In terms of restoring your hairline, at Belgravia we recommend using non-surgical hair loss treatment options for at least 12 months before exploring hair transplant surgery, if you still decide this may be worthwhile.

We do not recommend having a hair transplant as a first option, especially as leading surgeons who specialise in this area advise that this procedure should be avoided in men under 30 years of age.

The reason for this is that using clinically-proven hairloss medications can help to stabilise your hair fall whilst simultaneously encouraging hair regrowth. This not only ensures you can see how you get on with a non-surgical approach to preventing baldness, but it should maximise your hair growth and halt further shedding. Should you then decide to continue with your plans to have a hair transplant, the area should be easier for the surgeon to work with.

It is also worth noting that, if you do have Male Pattern Baldness and opt to have a hair transplant, it is advised that you continue using hair loss treatments on an on-going basis as part of the aftercare. This is because Male Pattern Hair Loss is a permanent and progressive condition.

Just because you are only seeing signs of frontal hair loss at the moment, does not mean the other areas vulnerable to the effects of DHT will remain unaffected. This is why treatment is recommended as a way to maintain the look of your hair regrowth after surgery, by preventing the susceptible hairs surrounding the grafted areas from shedding.

The two key men’s hair loss treatments, as you know, are finasteride 1mg, an oral tablet which inhibits the formation of DHT, and topical applications of high strength minoxidil, which encourages accelerated hair growth. Either or both can be used, whilst additional non-pharmaceutical hair growth supporting products can also be added in, as desired. In addition to diagnosing your condition, a dedicated hair loss specialist will also be able to tailor a course to your specific needs based on your medical profile, condition, level and pattern of shedding. They should also be able to refer you to a reputable hair transplant surgeon for their advice, if you so wish.


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.

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Name: Gem

Question: My hair looks thin when it’s wet but then looks thicker again when it’s dry. I have noticed it feeling a little thinner recently, like I’m losing hair density in general, but I don’t see any specific signs of thinning so is this normal?

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Answer: Hi, Gem. Hair looks thinner when wet because the hair clumps together creating several partings, hence the scalp looks more visible.

This can also be the case when gel, wax or other hair products which ‘stick’ the hair together are used.

When hair is dry, it separates; this provides the scalp with more coverage.

The moisture from the water also weighs the hair down, giving wet hair the appearance of having less volume than dry hair, whether you have a hair loss condition or not.

However, the fact that you are noticing this hair thinning alongside a reduced hair density does suggest a form of hair loss. The fact that you mention not seeing any specific signs of hair loss indicates a generalised thinning.

If this thinning hair and drop in hair density – sometimes referred to as invisible hair loss – is mainly found along the top part of your scalp known as the vertex, which could mean in any, or all of the areas from crown to hairline and temples, this is most likely to be androgenetic alopecia. This is more commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness or Female Pattern Hair Loss.

This is an incredibly common hereditary condition and there are clinically-proven, MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved hair loss treatments available for this, as well as a number of additional hair growth supporting products.

Where there is a decreased hair volume all over the scalp, a diagnosis of temporary hairloss from Telogen Effluvium would be more likely, though if this were the case, you would have almost certainly also have noticed a period of intense hair fall. As you have not mentioned this, it seems more likely that genetic hair loss may be at play here.

We recommend having a professional consultation, either in-person or online to determine precisely which condition is present. That way, personalised hair loss solutions can be recommended, based on your condition, medical history, level and pattern of shedding, and age, if appropriate.


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.

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Name: Ally

Question: My 10 year old daughter hit her head a month and a half ago I did her hair and she had braids. I had her putting ice on it. I noticed it when I was doing her hair maybe a week after she hit it. The more she iced the more her knot puffed out and she said it hurt. We noticed her braid had hair disappearing around it when we took them out she ended up with a bald patch where she hit her head but now it is like the knot flattened out. Please tell me what happened to my baby’s hair and should I consult a dermatologist.

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Answer: Hi, Ally. A bang, blow or knock to the head can trigger Alopecia Areata. This is an autoimmune disorder which can be triggered by such a force and is likely unrelated to the braided hairstyle your daughter wears.

Hair loss caused by frequently wearing tight hairstyles, such as braids, is known as Traction Alopecia and, as banging your head does not pull out the hair, Alopecia Areata is the more likely diagnosis here.

It could be the case that when she hit her head it disrupted her hair growth cycle, pushing some hairs that were in the active growth stage prematurely into the shedding phase. The cycle may remain paused for some time, however, in many cases of mild Alopecia Areata, such as you seem to be describing, the hair will regrow within 12 months.

With this in mind, I recommend you wait it out for around three months if possible. Given where there is a sole bald patch, or small amount of patchy hair loss, hair regrowth will often resume naturally of its own accord, after three months you should be able to see signs of hair growth occurring in the affected area.

It is worth noting that this hair regrowth may be white or cream in appearance, regardless of the natural hair colour your daughter has, when it first comes through. This is because of a lack of pigmentation in the new hair, which may take a little while to catch up. The hair generally returns to its original shade, however.

At Belgravia we only offer Alopecia Areata treatment to adults and are unable to treat any type of hair loss in children.

Should you wish to have a definitive diagnosis and potentially explore treatment options, as your daughter is under 16 years of age, we certainly do recommend taking her to a local dermatologist; if you cannot find one you feel comfortable with, your doctor should be able to refer your daughter to one. We hope she’s feeling better soon.


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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.

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Name: Jamie

Question: Is there anything that helps hair growth on a thinning crown? I need ideas before it gets too noticeable.

Answer: Hi, Jamie. For the purposes of answering your query we’re assuming your thinning crown is the result of Male Pattern Baldness as this is a classic symptom. However, we recommend having a consultation in order to receive a personalised diagnosis, as well as tailored men’s hair loss treatment recommendations.

Belgravia patients with this pattern of hair loss are often advised to follow a combination course featuring both of the only two MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved medications for Male Pattern Hair Loss. These are high strength minoxidil and finasteride 1mg.

Minoxidil is a topical drug which encourages accelerated hair growth, whilst finasteride 1mg – often referred to as Propecia, which was its first brand name in the UK – is a DHT-blocker.

DHT – full name, dihydrotestosterone – is a testosterone-derivative which causes gradually thinning hair and/or a receding hairline in genetically-sensitive men. It binds to receptors in predisposed hair follicles located along the top of the scalp, anywhere (or everywhere) from the crown to the hairline and temple areas.

Finasteride, taken once per day by medically-suitable over 18s, inhibits the formation of DHT, helping to remove the cause of this common hereditary condition.

In the case of crown thinning, this – like the hairline – can be a stubborn area to treat. Hair growth may be slower here, which is why a two-pronged approach, using both clinically-proven hair loss solutions, is often advised.

Additionally, hair growth supporting products may be of further benefit when used alongside these medications. The LaserBand, in particular, has been shown to stimulate hair growth and strengthen the hair, whilst supplements such as Hair Vitalics for Men may help maintain hair quality and the normal functioning of the hair growth cycle.

You can find examples of clients treated for a thinning crown in our dedicated Male Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. These may be helpful in giving you an idea of the kinds of regrowth results that have been achieved and the timelines involved in each case.


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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.

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Name: Ed

Question: Can you get finasteride without a prescription? I want to use it to stop my hair thinning which I’m sure is Male Pattern Baldness because it runs in my family. I just don’t want to ask my doctor about it so want to know how else I can get it.

Answer: Hi, Ed. Oral finasteride 1mg is a prescription-only treatment for Male Pattern Hair Loss. It should only be given to appropriate candidates who are aged 18 years and over.

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Finasteride is not available on the NHS as a hair loss treatment and is currently only available via a private prescription.

It cannot legally be sold in the UK without a prescription, but if you do not wish to visit your GP, there are alternative options so you can obtain the necessary advice and, if you are deemed medically suitable, prescription.

For example, at Belgravia each patient’s finasteride prescription is authorised by a qualified pharmacist prescriber, overseen by an experienced doctor, at the dedicated, licensed hair loss pharmacies in each clinic.

This applies to clients who come in to one of our London hair loss clinics in person to collect their products, as well as those whose treatment is posted to them and whose initial consultation takes place online.

Should you wish to start using finasteride or any other form of Male Hair Loss Treatment, it is vital you purchase these from a reputable, licensed source after being deemed suitable by a medical professional.

The UK watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has been very clear in its numerous warnings regarding purchasing medications from unlicensed retailers.

Firstly, without the proper professional medical advice, you will not know if the medication is suitable for you. Secondly, if you buy medication from an unlicensed or unofficial source you have no way of knowing exactly what you are getting.

The drugs you buy believing they are ‘finasteride 1mg’ may be counterfeit, expired or something completely different to what they are sold as; packaging is easy to replicate so don’t let that fool you. Illegal and fake drugs, as well as those that are mis-sold, can have many negative possible consequences, from wasting good money on an ineffective product, through to potentially fatal side effects.

If you are concerned about thinning hair it is wise to consult a specialist who can determine the treatments, and any hair growth supporting products, which may be best-suited to your situation and medical profile.

They are used to seeing many, many people every day with the same issues you are experiencing so there is no need for embarrassment. They will provide reassurance and support in addition to realistic hair loss advice, which will hopefully make you feel comfortable as well as fully informed.


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.

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Name: Harry

Question: My hair is starting to thin but there’s no male pattern baldness in my family so I want to know what happens when there’s hair loss but it’s not genetic? Can you tell me what causes it and can you still treat it?

Answer: Hi, Harry. There are many factors that can cause hair loss, especially when it presents as thinning.

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The most common is Male Pattern Baldness – androgenetic alopecia – which, as you know, is inherited. The genetic predisposition can come from either side of the family and it is even possible for it to ‘skip generations‘, yet still be passed on.

This happens where the genes are present but inactive, so the individual does not show any outward signs of hair loss but still has the relevant genes which can therefore be passed on.

Because of this, you may need to look further back in your family tree to determine whether there is any Male or Female Pattern Hair Loss further back.

Another quick way to tell if you have Male Pattern Hair Loss is to find out whereabouts on the scalp the thinning hair is, and where hair fall is coming from. Hereditary hair loss only affects the top of the head – the vertex area – from the crown to the hairline and temples. Any shedding below this is likely to be the result of a different hair loss condition.

Other non-genetic hair loss conditions which can cause thinning hair include Telogen Effluvium or, it’s chronic form, Diffuse Thinning. These both cause temporary shedding from all over the scalp.

They are usually caused by an underlying medical or lifestyle issue, including thyroid problems, anaemia, nutritional deficiencies and side effects of certain prescription medications.

Up to approximately 30 to 40 per cent of hair on the scalp may shed around three months after being triggered and normal hair growth should resume naturally within six months, depending on the severity. Treatment can be sought to help accelerate this hair regrowth.

Furthermore, hair breakage – often the result of too-frequent heat styling – can give hair the appearance of being weak and thin, but is not actually a hair loss condition as it does not involve the follicle. It is simply the result of weakened hair snapping along the shaft, and can generally be resolved by getting a good hair cut to tidy up the damaged hair.

If you are seeing thinning edges, also known as a receding hairline, this could be Male Pattern Hair Loss or, if you regularly wear your hair in tight hairstyles such as braids or a man bun, Traction Alopecia. Again, this can be treated but the source of the tension which places excessive strain on the follicles, should also be removed.

If you would like to see precisely how these different hair loss conditions can present, you can take a look at our men’s Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories in case any look similar to what you are experiencing.

As you can see, it’s difficult to provide an exact diagnosis on just the information you have provided so we recommend having an in-person or online consultation with a hair loss specialist. This will provide you with a confirmation of your condition as well as personalised recommendations for appropriate hair loss treatments, as well as any beneficial hair growth supporting products.


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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.

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Name: Key

Question: I’m losing my hair – just a NW1 hairline at the moment but I want to stop it receding any further as soon as I can – but there’s no hair loss clinic near where I live so how can I get treatment?

Answer: Hi, Key. The good news is, you don’t need to have a hair loss clinic near you in order to get treatment! You don’t mention whereabouts you are based but if you are based in the UK but outside London, or if you are in many other countries around the world, we are often able to send out hair loss treatment by post or via a courier service.

There are two clinically-proven Male Pattern Hair Loss medications which are both MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved; these are the oral DHT inhibitor, finasteride 1mg, which can be used by medically-suitable men aged 18 and over, and topical applications of high strength minoxidil to help accelerate hair growth.

Some formulations of this dose-dependent hair loss drug are available over-the-counter, whilst others are available only with a prescription; finasteride is prescription-only. Both can be used on their own or together as an on-going way to help in preventing baldness.

As you are particularly concerned about a receding hairline, which is a stubborn area of the scalp as hair grows slower in that region, Belgravia hair loss specialists would generally recommend a combination approach featuring both minoxidil and finasteride.

This is so the one-a-day pill can reduce the amount of DHT in your system – which is what hair follicles along the top of the scalp from crown to hairline become sensitive to, leading to thinning hair and receding in cases of Male Pattern Baldness – while the topical solution can actively encourage localised hair growth.

These men’s hair loss treatments can be further augmented by additional hair growth supporting products, including the FDA-cleared LaserBand device and/or Hair Vitalics for Men food supplement, which was specially developed by Belgravia hair experts to support the maintenance of normal healthy hair growth.

In order to determine which hair loss products are most suited to you, taking into account your condition, level and pattern of shedding, medical profile and any lifestyle needs, the first step is to have a professional consultation.

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This can be done online using the website’s online consultation service which allows you to upload photos which will help your specialist to diagnose your condition and recommend the optimal treatments in line with their findings.

Once your form, including any photo attachments, has been submitted, it is sent directly to a hairloss specialist for review. They will then contact you to discuss their diagnosis and recommendations, which will also be emailed to you, for your consideration along with the relevant prices and payment options.

Should you decide to proceed with treatment, you are then allocated your own dedicated treatment advisor who will have your course components sent out to you at your address of choice. From then on you can contact them at any time throughout the process for advice on things like application reminders and general support, plus they will check in with you regularly for progress updates and to ensure everything is going as well as is possible.

As you are currently at an early stage of haiross, as a Norwood 1 classification represents, there is plenty of time for you to ensure you get all the details you need to make an informed choice. I hope this information is helpful but if you have any further queries, please do let us know.


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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.

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Name: Basil

Question: I am losing hair from my body as well as my head – my scalp hair has been thinning for a while then I started to see a couple of bald patches on top. Now I notice less hair on my arms and chest too. Male Pattern Baldness runs in my family but I don’t think anyone of them has experienced body hair loss, just their heads. Does it cause body hair loss too sometimes? Can you give me advice for treatments?

Answer: Hi, Basil. We would need to assess your scalp and take a few more details in order to provide you with a confirmed diagnosis. However, we can give you the following generalised advice regarding your query.

From what you say, it is possible you may have two separate hair loss conditions.

You mention you have had on-going hair thinning for a while and this is a key sign of the hereditary condition Male Pattern Baldness, which you have already advised runs in your family. This causes thinning hair to the top of the scalp only, from the hairline to your crown, and can also present as a receding hairline. It is not known to affect body hair, nor other areas of the scalp.

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Secondly, you note bald patches developing on your scalp plus further hair loss from your body. These symptoms suggest autoimmune-related shedding from a form of Alopecia Areata. This is a condition whereby the body mistakenly attacks its own hair follicles, which can be temporary or permanent, but its duration is currently impossible to predict.

The Alopecia Areata phenotype which is known to cause shedding of body hair is Alopecia Universalis. This tends to cause total baldness from head to toe, so it is extremely important you see a professional trichologist to get an accurate diagnosis, given you do not mention your scalp or body hair falling out completely.

Male Pattern Baldness is a genetic condition where hair loss appears gradually as the result of a biological sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), whereas Alopecia Areata – and Alopecia Universalis – are autoimmune disorders which come on suddenly.

Both Male Pattern Hair Loss and Alopecia Areata can present simultaneously, and whilst Belgravia offers hairloss solutions for the former, we cannot treat Alopecia Areata when it affects the body. This generally requires hospital-based therapies, such as steroid injections or immunotherapy, and your doctor should be able to refer you.

With regards the genetic thinning, there are two clinically-proven, MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved male pattern hair loss treatments available – one oral and one topical. These can be used individually or, as our hair loss specialists advise, together, and additional hair growth supporting products can be used alongside this pharmaceutical approach.

However, should you be diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis, it is unlikely to be worthwhile using hairloss treatment for Male Pattern Baldness as the area of your scalp affected by the genetic condition may become hairless as a result of this condition. This is not something we can diagnose or predict without a thorough consultation.

There are other causes of body hair loss which should also be considered; for example, body hair – specifically leg hair – is known to get thinner with age, and thyroid problems have been shown to lead to hairloss from the body as well as the scalp.

Hair growth can also be negatively impacted by certain skin conditions and as a side effect of some medications, too.

To determine if hair loss treatment is appropriate in your case, and – if so – the optimal selection of hair loss products for your specific condition(s), we reiterate the need for a professional consultation, ideally in-person if possible.


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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.

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