Question: I’m 34 and I live in the US. I’ve been experiencing slight hair thinning in recent months. I’d like to get ahead of any potential hair loss. Are these products a permanent solution or will this be something that I must use long term. Is your products available here in the US and if yes who do I contact? Thanks
Answer: Hi, Eric. Firstly we would need to diagnose the precise cause of your hair loss. What the condition is will determine how long you need to use any treatment for.
For example, as male pattern baldness is a permanent condition with no cure as yet, treatment for this does need to be on-going in order to be an effective long-term hair loss solution. However, if the shedding is caused by a temporary condition, such as telogen effluvium, then treatment can be stopped once the problem has been resolved.
The simplest ways to tell the difference between the two hair loss conditions, given they both cause thinning hair, is how fast they came on and to see whereabouts on the scalp the hair fall is coming from.
Male pattern baldness only affects the top of the scalp from hairline to crown, though it may not affect the whole area at once – for instance, a receding hairline may develop first, or a thinning crown. Genetic hair loss also tends to come on gradually. Telogen effluvium, on the other hand, can seem more sudden and the shedding more intense even though it is actually triggered around three months prior to the hair fall becoming noticeable. It also affects the whole scalp, not just the vertex.
Obviously male pattern baldness is incredibly common, especially among men in your age group, and there are clinically-proven hair loss treatments available that are both MHRA licensed and FDA approved. At Belgravia we also offer a number of non-pharmaceutical hair growth boosters which can be used alongside these medications. Telogen effluvium is mostly seen in women, though can also present in men. It tends to clear up naturally within six months though, for those wanting help to accelerate the hair regrowth process, treatment for this is also available and can be beneficial.
There are many Belgravia clients based in the USA! Although we do not have any physical hair loss clinics in America, we are able to offer online consultations and can send our treatments to you in the States (in discreet packaging). To get started with a free consultation in order to obtain your diagnosis and personalised treatment recommendations based on your medical profile, level and pattern of shedding, all you need to do is complete this online consultation form – this allows you to upload photos which is always helpful to our specialists. Once you have completed this, one of our team will be in touch shortly to discuss their findings and recommendations.
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.