It seems like every week there is a new theory about potential hair loss products, and this week is no exception, with scientists putting forward the idea that probiotics can help. Apparently, since 2007, experiments on mice have shown that the well know probiotic strain Lactobacillus (which is an ingredient in yoghurts, cheeses, beers and other fermented foods) can help reduce levels of hair loss.
However, whilst these studies seem to imply that bacteria could be a potential hair loss solution, the mechanism that causes the positive results is down to the prevention of inflammation. So, what does inflammation have to do with hair loss? Environmental factors such as stress can lead to chronic inflammation, which can target the hair follicle, potentially causing hair loss as it become difficult to healthy hair to grow freely.
Whilst there have been studies in both humans and mice that indicate that improvements to diet and stress levels and the use of probiotics can boost the condition of existing hair, there is little evidence to suggest that it can regrow hair. Whilst a healthy diet is a good idea for your general health, and a targeted nutritional supplement such as Hair Vitalics can certainly help keep hair healthy, it won’t treat hair loss.
The vast majority of hair loss in men and a high percentage of hair loss in women is down to a genetic predisposition. Known as pattern hair loss, this occurs when hair follicles atop the head are subject to miniaturisation due to the powerful androgen DHT, and thinner, weaker hairs grow in place of usual healthy ones.
Happily for those who want to regrow hair and halt hair loss as supposed to just improving the hair’s condition, there is a clinically proven approach to treating hair loss. A bespoke hair loss treatment that contains the two medications licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA is your best bet in terms of addressing your hair loss.
The Proven Approach
The first medication, Propecia, is an oral tablet that can only be taken by men. It works by blocking DHT, and is highly effective for halting hair loss. However, hair often needs a helping hand to stimulate new growth. This can be achieved with the second proven medication, minoxidil, which can be taken by both men and women.
Belgravia specialists often recommend using appropriate formulation of high strength minoxidi, to help regrow hair. The exact mechanism behind minoxidil’s success is still a subject of scientific debate, although our vast collection of Success Stories, featuring before and during treatment photographs, are testament to the great results that can be achieved.
Belgravia patients will be provided with a hair loss treatment programme designed around their individual case after a consultation, and the above medications are combined with various hair growth boosters, such as the FDA cleared Laser Comb, which can potentially speed up regrowth. So, whilst a healthy diet can certainly help hair, if you’re looking to prevent baldness, a proven treatment programme gives you the best chance.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 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 success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.