Question: Hi there, My boyfriend will shortly turn 29, and is concerned about his hair thinning around the crown of his head (it is indeed thinning, and has been doing so for several years).
I would like to purchase a hair treatment for his for his birthday – could you recommend which treatment I should purchase?
Answer: Hi, Mhairhi. If you would like to gift your boyfriend a course of hair loss treatment for his birthday, Christmas or any other occasion this is absolutely possible, as long as your partner is interested! As a course may involve prescription medication, there are a few easy steps both you and he will need to follow – it cannot be done as a surprise.
Firstly, he will need to have a free consultation with one of our hair loss specialists to determine his level and pattern of thinning, as well as his suitability for treatment. This can take place either at one of our Central London hair loss clinics – and you are very welcome to accompany him if he’s happy with that too! – or, if you are based outside London or the UK, then you can have him complete an Online Consultation.
Following this consultation and assuming he is given the go-ahead, he will be allocated a dedicated Treatment Advisor. They will explain all the most effective treatment options and hair growth supporting products available, based on a tailored selection of recommended products personalised to your boyfriend’s specific needs and medical profile. To treat a thinning crown, this is likely to comprise either one or both of the only clinically-proven medications licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA for the treatment of male pattern baldness.
Once he has decided which treatments he feels best suit him and he will be most comfortable using, we can arrange for you to pay for this once your boyfriend has given us permission to share this cost information with you. As part of our patient privacy and security measures, your boyfriend will need to provide written confirmation that he is happy for us to deal with you regarding payment.
If you come along to the clinic with him this can all be done in the first visit and he should be able to take the treatments away with him that day. If you do this following an online consultation then arrangements will be made over the phone or via email and treatments will be posted out, again, once he has given permission for our team to take payment from you.
If you would prefer your boyfriend not know how much his course of male hair loss treatment costs, we can request that the treatment advisor only discusses costs with you once your boyfriend has made his selection and been taken through everything he needs to know about each of these treatment products. Again, your boyfriend would need to authorise any discussions with you before we could involve you in the process.
Due to hair loss treatments being prescription medications, we cannot arrange these as a surprise gift without your boyfriend being involved in the process. There are a number of steps, such as taking a medical profile, that we would require the person who would be using the treatments to complete themselves, however you are able to book an appointment for him as a surprise – just please be sure to mention this at the time of making your reservation so that any appointment reminders are not sent to your boyfriend.
If you wanted to get him something that does not require a prescription, such as Hair Vitalics for Men food supplements, whilst these are not a hair loss treatment, they can be bought online directly from the dedicated website hairvitalics.com as a surprise.
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.