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Baldness: The Early Signs And Prevention

Hair loss in men is normal, affecting around 1 in 3 by the age of 30. It’s usually a genetic condition which means baldness has been the fate of most men up until recently. But with advances in medical research, male pattern baldness can these days be prevented if it is addressed in the early to mid-stages, and it is entirely possible for men to even re-grow lost hair with the right treatment.

Early Signs of Baldness

A receding hairline is often a noticeable mark of hair loss, but some degree of thinning at the temple region is normal as men age. It may even start to recede in the teenager years, but a maturing hairline is not always an early sign of baldness. The Norwood Scale is the most recognised measure of the progression of male pattern baldness. If you’re hairline is at Class 2, you’re at the normal stage. But it could be an indication that more hair loss is in store if your maturing hairline progresses to a Class 3. This is when most specialists recommend that you seek advice if hair loss is a concern of yours.

Norwood Scale Class 2Other signs and symptoms of hair loss include thinning hair on top of the scalp and the gradual appearance of a bald spot, a developing widow’s peak, or diffuse-spread hair loss over the entire scalp. If there’s a family history of male or female pattern baldness, it is likely to increase your chance of developing the condition.

There are treatments, however, that can prevent and even reverse the balding process when it starts to become apparent.

Baldness Prevention

If you notice any of the early signs and symptoms listed above, the first step toward preventing further hair loss and possible baldness is to seek professional diagnosis and recommendations from a medically-trained hair loss specialist.

Hair Loss TreatmentThere are only two products that have been licenced by the MHRA and FDA-Approved for the prevention and treatment of hair loss – finasteride 1mg and minoxidil. Combined at the correct dosage, and with various hair growth boosters to suit the individual case of hair loss, a treatment programme based around these products will prevent baldness and regrow varying degrees of hair in the great majority of cases.

Male pattern baldness is by far the most common condition that The Belgravia Centre deals with and each treatment programme is developed for the individual, taking into consideration their stage of hair loss, lifestyle, medical and family history factors. View hundreds of hair loss success stories to see the kind of results that are so frequently experienced.

For more information, or to arrange a free consultation with a Belgravia specialist, call on 020 7730 6666. Alternatively, you could fill in an online diagnostic form to receive a remote analysis from anywhere in the world and still gain access to medical advice and treatment if you so need it.


23rd September, 2011 at 1:39 pm


hi,im in ghana-west africa,how do i get this treatment

26th December, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Dennis masinde

I dont want to lose my hair am 19 by my hair line is receding

6th December, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Alfred Wettey

I'm an 18year old boy who has started loosing my hair.Please I'm requesting for an immediate attention for treatment.Thank you

7th December, 2012 at 3:34 pm


Hi Alfred, Thank you for your enquiry. The best thing to do would be to visit the centre for a tricho-check so we can determine the cause of your hair loss and recommend the best form of treatment for you. If it is not possible for you to visit the London centre you can fill out our on-line diagnostic form here https://www.belgraviacentre.com/online_diagnosis/ We look forward to hearing from you soon.

26th June, 2015 at 11:12 am


If there is there is any assistance you'll provide I'll really appreciate that as it well be a pleasure!

26th June, 2015 at 11:16 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Alfred, Of course!

You can find details of our Male Pattern Hair Loss treatments and how to Contact Us to arrange a free consultation at one of our Central London hair loss clinics, or complete an Online Consultation if you are based outside London or abroad, on this website, and our hair loss specialists will be happy to help you.

20th April, 2016 at 10:22 am

George Agik

Hi am 25 years and am a Kenyan. I've got a problem with my hair . my hairline is receding. how can you assist. this problem is worrying me

20th April, 2016 at 10:29 am

George Agik

Hi I just wanted you to clarify for me if regular or consistent wearing of a cap can contribute to hair loss

20th April, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi George, Unfortunately we are unable to send our products to Kenya so we recommend you do some research into treatments for a receding hairline then discuss what might be suitable and available to you with a local hair loss specialist.

21st April, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi George, it is extremely unlikely that wearing a cap will cause hair loss, however there are certain instances in which this could happen although these are still pretty rare.

23rd August, 2016 at 5:45 am


Hi, please I want to know if onion juice can reverse balding in men combine with application of olive oil.

23rd August, 2016 at 5:47 am


And possibly if I can get your product here in Nigeria.

23rd August, 2016 at 9:48 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Isaac, no - onions and/or onion juice will not treat hair loss, this is a completely false urban myth. Eating onions is good for your hair health and olive oil can help to improve the condition of your hair but neither of these will reverse hair loss or treat a hair loss condition.

23rd August, 2016 at 9:49 am

Sarah Belgravia

Unfortunately our products cannot be sent to Nigeria at present, Isaac. We recommend you consult a local hair loss specialist or dermatologist for advice on what is available to you locally.

26th August, 2016 at 9:28 pm


I have heard that this course of treatment will make a man impotent and is only a temporary fix. Please confirm whether this is true.

30th August, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Bobby, male pattern baldness is a permanent condition therefore, as there is no one-off 'cure', treatment needs to be on-going also. You can think of it just like how you need to brush your teeth every day to prevent the build-up of plaque. The rumours you mention here are likely related to Propecia, the active ingredient of which is finasteride 1mg. This MHRA and FDA approved drug has a low rate of serious side effects but, like all medications, there are possible side-effects and you can find out about those here. At Belgravia we offer a number of different male hair loss treatment courses, including a high strength minoxidil-only hair loss treatment plan which can be complimented with a bespoke selection of hair growth boosters.

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