They were the mid 90’s boy band of choice for many a screaming teenage fan, and they will be regrouping later this year to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a world tour. One particular member, though, didn’t feel quite ready to bounce back into his role as heartthrob on account of his hair loss, and decided to undergo a hair transplant. Alex McLean, better known as A.J., is the man in question.
You may remember McLean for his yellow tinted glasses and wacky hairstyles, but in recent years the star has sought refuge underneath a wide variety of hats on account of his noticeable hair loss in the form of a receding hairline that reached back almost to the crown.
The results of the transplant have certainly made a big difference to A.J’s hairline, and he looks stage-ready. Of course, a hair transplant is no quick fix: a surgical procedure, it involves moving hair from the back of the scalp to the the top of the head, and this newly transplanted hair must be treated to prevent it shedding using proven hair loss medication.
Less Bald Band, More Boy Band
Male pattern baldness, by far the most common type of hair loss in men, only affects the top of the scalp. This is because the androgen DHT, which causes this type of hair loss in those with a genetic predisposition to it, affects hair follicles atop the head, causing them to shrink and produce weaker hair.
Had A.J. medically treated his hair loss at this stage, before follicles had ceased to produce hair completely, he could have avoided the costly hair transplant procedure. A bespoke hair loss treatment programme tailored to his exact needs would include Propecia, a medication that blocks DHT, and minoxidil, a second medication that when applied to the scalp appears to stimulate hair growth in damaged follicles.
Avoiding A Transplant
Both of these medications are licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, important bench marks in assuring their reliability, and as such are the only clinically proven hair loss treatments available. Propecia comes in a standard dose regardless of the degree of hair loss, but minoxidil can be varied in strength, and our unique high strength minoxidil cream, made exclusively in Belgravia’s pharmaceutical laboratories, has shown excellent results for treating a receding hairline.
Alongside these two core medications, a number of other ingredients can be combined with the minoxidil to boost its effectiveness, as they appear to help block DHT when applied locally. These ingredients are just one type of hair growth booster that we offer as part of our comprehensive treatment plans, and a hair loss specialist will be able to explain the most effective route to treating your specific hair loss case, giving you the best chance of beating hair loss without the need for a transplant.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, 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 hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.