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Name: Addison

diagram areas of scalp affected by stress related hair loss in men and womenQuestion: What can I use to grow my hair back? I’ve had hair loss from stress.

Answer: Hi, Addison. There are many conditions which can be caused or influenced by stress. Therefore, we would need more detail as to your diagnosis in order to provide you with appropriate hair loss treatment recommendations.

In order to give you a better idea as to what may be involved, here is a brief overview as to some of the key types of hair loss caused by stress and how they are commonly treated.

It is also important to note that where stress is the cause or a factor, the reason behind this should also be addressed.

Temporary hair loss

There are two temporary hair loss conditions which can be sparked by stress – either emotional or physical – which tend to become noticeable around three months after being triggered. These are Telogen Effluvium when the condition lasts up to six months, or Chronic Telogen Effluvium, also known as Diffuse Thinning, when it lasts for a minimum of six months. They both cause thinning hair from all over the scalp, with a noticeable drop in the hair’s volume as a result of up to 30 per cent of the hairs which would otherwise have been in the active phase of the hair growth cycle prematurely entering the resting phase and falling out.

Whilst these tend to be more commonly seen in women, when they are stress-related they can affect both men and women. Whilst they will generally right themselves naturally in due course, treatment and appropriate supporting products, from low level laser therapy devices to targeted food supplements, may also be beneficial.

A significant factor to consider when people present with either of these temporary conditions is their impact upon those with a genetic predisposition to permanent, hereditary hair loss…

Normal Hair Growth Cycle and disrupted Alopecia Areata telogen effluvium diagram

Permanent hair loss

Men and women who have androgenetic alopecia, most commonly referred to as Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss, can find that stress exacerbates their condition. Where the condition is already present and is simply made worse by stress they may find their hair starts to feel drier, look more lifeless and their rate of hair fall speeds up. Whilst these forms of genetic hair loss only affect the areas along the top of the head from crown to hairline and temporal regions, they may also notice thinning hair all over their scalp. This is the result of one of the temporary conditions listed above which can occur simultaneously alongside pattern hair loss.

In people with an underlying genetic predisposition to Male or Female Pattern Baldness, the onset of these conditions can be sped up by a bout of Telogen Effluvium/Chronic Telogen Effluvium. However, because these conditions affect the entire scalp diffusely, it can be difficult to tell if this is the case without having a professional consultation with a hair loss specialist.

There are clinically-proven, MHRA licensed and FDA approved genetic hair loss treatments – one topical (suitable for men and women), one oral (men only) – and – a tailored approach can help to treat both conditions at once, where needed. This can involve not only the established medications in the most suitable formulations, but also additional products and treatments designed to support hair growth.

Autoimmune alopecia

Extreme stress, sudden shock or trauma are known to prompt sudden hair loss from the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata. This disrupts the hair growth cycle and results in normal hair production being shut down in certain hair-bearing areas depending on the severity of the condition. In its mildest form – Alopecia Areata – it causes rounded bald spots to the scalp only, but in more extreme phenotypes it can cause baldness of the scalp or from head to toe.

The scalp-only form may clear up naturally, and often does within 12 months in the majority of cases, though whether or not this will happen – or when – cannot be predicted.

Alopecia Areata treatment is often possible for the scalp only version and can help to encourage hair regrowth, however, there are less options available for those where the hairloss is more extensive and those that are possible tend to be less effective.

As before, given we would need more information in order to tailor our recommendations for suitable hair loss solutions to your condition, medical profile, age and personal preferences, we advise having a consultation with a specialist as the next step in your hair growth journey.


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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.


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“Rali was extremely helpful and kind when carrying out the examination. She also gave me great advise. I would definitely like to see this hair specialist more regularly when continuing my hair treatment. Farzana was very helpful and gave me good prices for the treatment according what I was diagnosed. Reception were kind and friendly, the centre is very clean and the interior design was good.”

Belgravia Centre Consultation Comments Reviews

“Paris – this lady was absolutely amazing. She was very nice and made me feel very relaxed. She answered all my questions and gave me all the information I needed. Reception – I was welcomed with a smile which is always nice. I was dealt with straight away. The center I visited looked very welcoming, clean and professional.”

“Julia was friendly and explained all the treatments clearly. Very happy. Receptionists were Friendly and welcoming. The clinic was clean and professional environment. Workers/Specialists who really care about the patients.”

“My experience of the treatment and service at the Belgravia Centre is 100% per cent positive. I feel the results of the continuing treatment are absolutely remarkable.
I thank all the people at Belgravia Centre for their pleasantness and professionalism. Good wishes to Ms. Susan Gleeson for always giving good advice.”

“Julia was very welcoming and friendly which made me feel at ease. She explained everything she was doing during the examination and also the explanation she gave of my diagnosis was thorough and well informed. Pam was very friendly and accommodating, making me feel happy to discuss medication/product options without any pressure. I also felt that she understood my needs and therefore offered me a tailored treatment option for my personal diagnosis and lifestyle which gives me confidence in the overall treatment I am receiving. Receptionists were very friendly and approachable, with a good knowledge on the treatment provided. Good atmosphere and facilities, gives a good first impression on entry.”

“I can absolutely endorse my Belgravia experience!!! I am totally delighted with the results I’ve had after my first year of treatment!!! Therefore I have paid for a further year of maintenance of the lotion and vitamin pills!!! I loved the treatment sessions on site and the only reason I didn’t repeat them was due to the struggle in getting up to London!!! I bought the laser comb when I first started the treatment and I use that regularly!!! I am therefore very hopeful that my hair will continue to improve or at least stay as it is now as I’m pretty disciplined with following the treatment application etc!!! Many thanks for all your help in boosting my confidence and effectively my happiness!!!”


The Belgravia CentreThe 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.


“Marina was polite and very helpful. Explained what she was doing and why when examining my hair, answered my questions and my concerns. She explained the alternative treatments very clearly, particularly liked the way there was no hard sell. Farzana was polite and very helpful. She explained the alternative ways of billing etc very clearly. Like Marina, a very pleasant person to deal with and again, no hard sell. Receptionists were helpful and polite. The appearance and atmosphere of the clinic was very good, relaxed but efficient.”

Belgravia Centre Consultation Comments Reviews

“I found Marina to be very helpful and informative. She made me feel at ease and was very professional. Cherie was very professional and got straight to the point (which is what I wanted). All the ladies on reception seemed very helpful and friendly. Good location for me coming from Liverpool Street. Pleased you use bags which do not advertise the centre.”

“Saive was a very approachable and friendly hair specialist, she answered all my questions and helped me to chose what is good for my case.  Very professional and honest person, thank you Saive. Thank you to Cherie for her assistance. Big thanks to the reception team, very friendly and professional staff with the smile on all the time, it made me feel very comfortable from the time I stepped in. Warm place very clean and calm with nice staff and various selection of drinks for all patients.”


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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.


“I was delighted with all of the members of staff with whom I dealt with when at the Belgravia Centre on Tuesday afternoon. The process was smooth, slick but comprehensive and clear with regards to the recommendations and next steps. Please pass my compliments on to the staff I’ve seen; I was very impressed both with Rali and Trinity. Most especially though, the individual who delivered the treatment session afterwards and washed my hair. I was so impressed with her, and not routinely having experienced my hair being washed by anyone ever before, it was such a relaxing and therapeutic session. Please commend her most especially; I am afraid I did not manage to catch her name.”

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“Daniela was very helpful and answered all of my questions. She was reassuring and made me feel at ease. Fiona was lovely, very helpful and informative. Reception staff gave a very good first impression, all very welcoming and friendly. The clinic was easy to find and had a very nice waiting area.”

“I can confirm that I was very happy with my first visit to the Belgravia Centre yesterday. I found Daiva to be very professional and the advice and information she provided me with was both helpful and reassuring. She was also very sensitive to my initial anxieties and concerns. Your treatment advisor, Cherie was equally helpful and pleasant and clearly explained the costs involved with the proposed treatment plan. The reception staff were polite and welcoming.”

“Marina was so welcoming and very helpful she really gave me knowledge on alopecia and my condition. Pam was very helpful and very considerate of my situation she was very understanding and so supportive. Reception greeted us very well and we were offered coffee and tea by the lovely ladies and the hot chocolate was lovely I would recommend it! I had a treatment with Nikki and she was so lovely too she spoke me through all the treatment I was having, gave me tips on how to handle my hair was so nice to talk to her!!”

Belgravia Centre City of London Hair Loss Clinic Liverpool Street

“As soon as I had come to the centre and had met Nafeesa, she was extremely welcoming and although I felt nervous coming in, she was highly communicative, easy to speak to. Overall made my experience at the centre satisfying. Cherie was very positive, kind and warm. She went straight to the point, no delays and was overall extremely helpful. Reception were extremely welcoming, was offered food and drinks as I had walked in. Easy to speak to and were very efficient.”

“I could not have been more pleased with my consultation at Belgravia Centre! Every single person was most helpful and very friendly. I feel myself being in very good hands!”

“Rali was very nice, very knowledgeable and calm. Helped explain everything clearly and concisely. Farzana was also very knowledgeable and had a lot of advice to share about the treatments and explained the prices very clearly. Receptionists were quick to respond and very helpful to not only me, but other visitors. In general, nice environment, clean and enough food and drink whilst you wait. discreet too. Good service, would recommend.”

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“Delecia was excellent! Friendly, professional, very informed and honest. Information was presented with integrity and from the perspective of care, not sales. Pam was also excellent. Very experienced and informed. Treatments were suggested but in the absence of any hard sell. Reception staff were polite and professional and the clinic was well presented and maintained. Good to have high quality complementary drinks.”

“Marina was so welcoming and very helpful she really gave me knowledge on alopecia and my condition. Pam was very helpful and very considerate of my situation she was very understanding and so supportive. We were greeted very well and offered coffee and tea – lovely ladies and the hot chocolate was lovely I would recommend it! I had a treatment with Nikki and she was so lovely too, she spoke to me through all the treatment I was having gave me tips on how to handle my hair.. was so nice to talk to her!!”

“Kirsty was really great with handling everything and talking through the situation, she made me feel comfortable and at ease. Farzana was also great with explaining the deals and how everything would work. She also gave me some time to call family and talk about it which made me really comfortable rather then rush into it. The receptionist on the ground floor as well as the first floor with whom I interacted with where all really nice and communicated well, as well as the woman who did the steam treatment and shampoo and wash on my hair. Overall I think the whole clinic was very professional and nice about everything to the point where I was comfortable and not scared or shy about anything.”

The Belgravia Centre City of London Hair Loss Clinic EC2M

“I really enjoyed my visit at your clinic. I thought that Daniela was very competent, attentive, thorough and reassuring. Farzana was very sympathetic and answered all my questions. The staff at the reception were polite and pleasant and I was dealt with promptly and efficiently during my time in reception. The appearance and atmosphere at your clinic were pleasant and welcoming and I would definitely recommend your centre. Thank you for a lovely experience.”

“Naida has been really good in explaining to me what is happening to me. She made sure I understood everything and she has also been very sympathetic, understanding my concerns and my frustration. Farzana has been really supportive and explained to me everything. She is also been really helpful and quick in replying to my emails.
The receptionist have been really professional and really polite. I appreciate their manners every time I called or I came to the Centre. Really good staff. I am really satisfied. Everyone at the clinic has been really professional and sympathetic. I would also like to thank the lady who did my first clinical treatment. Unfortunately I don’t remember her name, I know she is Lithuanian. She has been amazing. I would like thank her because she has been absolutely amazing. Overall I am happy with the service. It seems to be a good Centre and everyone has been professional. I really appreciate the service provided.”

“I felt comfortable with my consultation, Nafeelsa explained to me the causes of my hairloss and how I could solve the problem. The receptionist was welcoming, and after the consultation, I went to Fiona who explained about other things that they offered.”

Belgravia Centre Consultation Comments Reviews

“Julia was friendly, kind professional and thorough, she answered all my questions and made me at ease throughout the entire examination. It was an absolute pleasure to meet with her, she made me feel very at home and much less conscious about my condition. Pam was professional and very easy to talk to, she carries out her duties efficiently and was very thorough. On entering the doors at Belgravia, I was greeted by the smiling welcoming faces of the persons at reception. I was dealt with promptly and efficiently at all times at that area. I did not know what to expect when I set up my appointment to visit Belgravia, but my visit proved to be all I could have asked for. I felt immediately at ease on entering, the entire setting and surrounding made me feel very relaxed and all staff who I had the pleasure to deal with were friendly, professional and thorough. I was very impressed by the cleanliness of the facility and all the amenities that are available there. Great job by everyone, keep up the good work. Looking forward to my future visits.”

“Alexandra was lovely, she made me feel very comfortable and relaxed straight away. Everything was explained very well and I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the information. She had great people skills and made a positive impact on my first impressions of the clinic. Pam was also really helpful and friendly. She explained everything to me clearly and went through the different options with me to work out which option was best for me. All the reception staff were friendly, smiley and helpful. I thought the clinic was lovely. It was very clean and modern, I don’t have any constructive criticism to offer!”

“Saive, I found her to be sensitive, helpful and clear in her assessment of my problem. She explained everything well and I understood how best my condition could be tackled. Pam was friendly and sensitive in discussions regarding treatments and also costs of treatment. She was very helpful and at no point made me feel pressured or not able to ask any questions. All the reception staff and other staff in the building I met were all friendly and very helpful. At no point did I feel uncomfortable.”

The Belgravia Centre City of London Hair Loss Clinic EC2M

“Immediately on entering the Victoria Belgravia Centre, I was impressed with how the welcome desk was organised and the actual receptionists themselves – they were all really friendly and professional. I thought they all look fabulous in the same outfits (white shirt and black skirt). It helped me to calm down as I was apprehensive about attending a hair clinic. I should not have worried, and should have attended years earlier. I kept putting attending off. Even when my appointment time ran slightly over I was kept up to date, so it wasn’t an issue. Only mentioned it to demonstrate I wasn’t left alone in reception not knowing what was happening. Unfortunately I didn’t catch the name of the receptionist who kept me informed as she really good. Rali was very helpful and once again professional and answered all my questions. She helped me understand what had been happening to my hair for a number of years. She fully explained what treatment she considered relevant to me. She clearly listened to me, updating my record with medication I had overlooked. She explained that Belgravia own brand shampoos contained perfume and with my perfume allergy, they would not be suitable for and therefore weren’t recommended. I felt I could ask her anything and felt comfortable with Rali. She was warm and welcoming and I felt I could trust her and her judgement based on my previous experience with Dermatologists.

Fiona was very helpful explaining the treatment options. Fiona was equally as warm, professional and welcoming and she was particularly patient with me as she had to explain my options several times. She was extremely friendly and that helped me to concentrate on what I needed from the visit. I didn’t get the impression I had to purchase anything and there was definitely no sales pressure. Fiona suggested trialling the vitamins for a month, which was a good call.

Overall I couldn’t fault any aspect of my visit – indeed quite the opposite, in summary all staff who worked with me during my visit were friendly, helpful, professional and genuinely wanted to help. I fully appreciated all of that, and hope you pass this feedback on.”