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People who experience hair loss can often pin it down to a genetic condition – male or female pattern baldness – but sometimes thinning hair is caused by a reaction to a completely unrelated medical complaint.

This appears to have been the case for French tennis star Marion Bartoli, who has recently revealed that a mystery illness contracted in India caused her hair to start falling out.

Marion Bartoli TennisPersonal problems in 2014

The Wimbledon 2013 winner, who retired from the limelight not long after her landmark victory, said in an interview with French sports newspaper L’Equipe that an ex boyfriend was to blame for a number of personal problems she endured from around May 2014, including weight loss.

This coincided with an unnamed and apparently very serious virus entering her bloodstream which resulted in her losing even more weight – to the point that she was stopped from playing in a Wimbledon invitational event in 2016 amid health concerns.

During this period, the player says she would see her hair fall out when she brushed it, and also revealed that she almost lost her teeth.

What seems likely is that in her weakened state Bartoli had become susceptible to quite a common shedding condition known as telogen effluvium. This hair loss condition has a number of triggers and is a biological response to some kind of stress that has been placed on the body. This can be emotional stress as experienced by somebody who may be depressed or overworked, or physical stress of the type that might arise when somebody adopts a punishing gym regime, starts new medication or contracts an illness of some kind – even if it is undiagnosed.

In most cases, hair lost to telogen effluvium will grow back when the underlying cause ceases to exist. When this does not happen and hair thinning continues longer than a year, it is normally reclassified as chronic telogen effluvium, also known as diffuse hair loss.

Telogen effluvium can be treated

Belgravia Centre Womens hair loss treatment alopecia areata traction alopecia female pattern baldness hair growth supplementsAt Belgravia, treatment for telogen effluvium and for diffuse hair loss can be effective, and makes use of topically-applied high strength minoxidil from the formulations available at the clinic’s in-house pharmacies. This can be used in conjunction with complementary hair growth boosters, including FDA-cleared low level laser therapy devices such as the HairMax LaserComb, which are combed through the hair in order to stimulate follicles.

Another popular addition to Belgravia’s hair loss treatment courses is the one-a-day, premium food supplement for healthy hair growth, Hair Vitalics, which has been designed by Belgravia’s experts to provide highly-targeted support from key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts. These exclusive supplements, which are free from sugar, salt, lactose and gluten, and are suitable for vegetarians, have been formulated in for Men and for Women options, for maximum benefit.

The good news for Bartoli is that she appears to be on the mend. On a TV interview with This Morning her hair was looking vibrant again, and she has also revealed that she hopes to return to competitive tennis in March if she feels fit enough.


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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.


American model Emily Ratajkowski has landed herself in hot water after comments that she posted on Instagram and Twitter were deemed offensive to people who were experiencing hair loss.

The 26-year-old Californian was posting to social media after having won a new contract to be the face of the haircare brand Kérastase, only to find herself pilloried by some fans when she wrote that “hair is a fundamental part of beauty, femininity, and identity.” The full original post is pictured here.

Emily Ratajkowski Kerastase Instagram PostInsensitive comments

Critics were quick to point out that these comments were somewhat insensitive to anybody who had lost their hair – either to chemotherapy treatment or perhaps to the autoimmune disorder alopecia areata or one of its related phenotypes, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis.

The Evening Standard picked up on the story and highlighted some of the comments. Among these were: “Are you for real @emrata my best friend @zconers has endured chemotherapy radiotherapy and a stem cell transplant and lost every last hair on head yet it was the most beautiful I have ever seen her!?” And also: “Pretty sure all the girls and women that have lost their hair are still just as beautiful. I used to be a big fan of you, but this is just shallow. Unfollowed.”

A third posted: “And your apology? Did it get lost in your ego or in all that beautiful hair that defines who you are?”

Following the furious reactions, Emily Ratajkowski deleted her original tweet and replaced the caption on her Instagram post with some less controversial text. She also tweeted an apology, saying: “I really apologize about my post that hair is a beauty of a feminine. I didn’t mean to offend people who are struggling w/ cancer.. I meant that everyone is beautiful on their own way and my hair is something beautiful that makes me confident about myself.”

Kerastase also took down the advert from its social media channels and responded to commenters saying, “We are deeply sorry for offending our fans and followers – it was absolutely not our intention. As our new muse, Emily, says, “everyone is uniquely beautiful in their own way”, and we agree wholeheartedly. We sincerely apologize and appreciate that you have called us out. We have learned from this and we will do better in future.”

Female Pattern Hair Loss ConsultationDifferent point of view

Ratajkowski’s initial suggestion that hair is a fundamental part of beauty, femininity and identity is actually a far from uncommon standpoint, though it is often espoused by women who are losing their locks and who are, therefore, coming at things from a slightly different angle.

Hair lost during cancer treatment is especially hard to bear, and most women who are undergoing chemotherapy will be warned that they can expect to lose some or most of their hair. In many cases, it will grow back, and shedding can also be avoided or minimised some of the time if a patient is able to use a scalp-cooling device called a cold cap during treatment.

When regrowth is stubborn or otherwise problematic, help can sometimes be offered by a specialist hair loss clinic. At Belgravia, hair growth can often be given a helping hand courtesy of a bespoke hair loss treatment course tailored to the individual’s specific condition, medical and lifestyle needs. These courses feature clinically-proven medications and additional hair growth boosters such as the highly-targeted nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics for Women for healthy hair growth.

This can also be of help in cases of alopecia areata, though supplements would not normally be considered a primary treatment option. When hair lost to alopecia areata is not too widespread – i.e. it presents as small bald patches – then Belgravia’s experts have found that high strength minoxidil from the formulations available at the clinics’ in-house pharmacies can be very effective, as shown in the assortment of before and after photographs in the archives.


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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.


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alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 16 01 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Miss T, pictured, is happy with her new growth saying “I have been very pleased with my results over the course of the year”.

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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.


Different types of hair loss have a multitude of causal factors, ranging from genetics to autoimmune responses and also environmental issues – and smoking is thought to be among them.

While few studies support the idea that heavy smoking is a guaranteed way to lose your hair, one notable investigation in Taiwan did find that men who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day had a heightened risk of losing hair to the genetic condition male pattern baldness.

Dry, brittle hair, hair loss and premature greying

Smoking-Bad-Habits-Lifestyle-Hair-Loss-MPBMore widely accepted is the notion that – for want of a better term – putting ‘bad things’ into your body can wreak havoc with the hair in a number of ways. Just like poor diets and personal stress levels can influence hair health, so too can the chemical assault that comes with prolonged smoking. The net result can be hair that looks dry and feels thin and brittle. Whilst cosmetic treatments and nutritional hair growth supplements may help the hair to appear healthier, nothing beats the effects of stopping smoking.

The list of reasons to stop smoking seems never-ending – and includes the fact that studies have also found that smokers are more likely to experience premature greying. Additionally, smoking may lead to certain health conditions, including diabetes, which in turn can lead to hair loss.

With this in mind and with January the most common time of year for people to try and turn over a new leaf, it is perhaps worth pausing to think about how best someone may stop smoking. New research collated in a YMCA Exercise Intervention for Smoking Cessation Study at the University of Texas in Austin suggests the following five-point plan:

1 Find time to ease into it
The study’s authors note that cold turkey is not the best option, and that a good way to try and stop is to progressively lower the number of cigarettes you have in the weeks leading up to your quitting.

2 Find a reason to quit
Negative goals such as “I don’t want to waste money” or “I don’t want to be unhealthy” tend to be less powerful than positive ones such as “I want to save up for an amazing holiday” or “I want to be fit enough to play with my kids.”

3 Find social support
Not only can the encouragement of friends and family give you a boost, but if they are smokers it may be a good idea to ask them not to do so while they are around you. As with hair loss treatment, it may also be beneficial to some to share their journey on social media in order to help keep themselves on track, as well as providing a stream of support – something Instagram can be useful for.

4 Find your weaknesses
The Austin report suggests that it is worth identifying high risk situations before making the decision to quit; do you always feel like you need a cigarette when you have a drink, for example? There is no guaranteed fix for getting yourself out of tricky situations like this, but trying to think of a solution for if and when it happens – or avoiding such social settings in the early stages of your journey – is worth considering.

5 Find a back-up plan
Giving up cigarettes can be very difficult, so it may be wise to consider ways in which to help yourself – such as ready access to nicotine patches or gum.

Studies have found that even light smoking can still cause a variety of medical problems – possibly contributing to hair loss conditions such as telogen effluvium. This temporary thinning condition is the body’s response to factors in a person’s life that are biologically damaging, and while treatment for telogen effluvium is possible, it may be avoided entirely by removing such stressors.

Speed up hair loss

Perhaps the most worrying aspect of smoking as it pertains to hair loss is that experts believe it may accelerate the hereditary conditions male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss in people who already have active genetic predispositions. In other words, someone who is genetically coded to start losing hair in their 40s could see hair loss begin somewhat earlier because of the effects that smoking has on the hair and body.

It is important to note, however, that some people’s DNA has not earmarked them for genetic hairloss at any point in their life, regardless of lifestyle factors. It is even possible to carry the relevant genes for male and female pattern baldness without them being active; this is why hairloss can sometimes appear to skip a generation, affecting some family members but not others.

As a general rule, smoking is unquestionably a bad idea if personal well-being – be that fitness levels, the vitality of the skin or the health of your hair, and avoiding the myriad illnesses linked to it – is important to you. One school of thought is that nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarettes can restrict the flow of blood to the hair follicles, thus impeding growth; another is that free radicals in smoke cause cell damage.

One thing that often results when a hair loss condition is first diagnosed, or excessive hair fall becomes noticeable, is worry; this is an entirely normal response, as people are usually far more attached to their hair than they ever realised – and the thought of losing it can be devastating. Luckily, hair loss treatment exists for most conditions and, when handled by an expert, the prognosis can often be very good.

Smokers and non-smokers alike who are concerned about prolonged hair shedding can usually get a professional diagnosis quickly and easily at a specialist hair loss clinic, as well as advice on how best to proceed. In many cases they will also leave with reassurance that the outlook is not as bleak as they may have feared.


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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.


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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.


Scientists in America have announced a trial to see if a laser that is normally used to refresh ageing skin has any effect on the scalps of people with genetic hair loss or the autoimmune disorder alopecia areata, which typically leads to sudden, patchy shedding.

The researchers, who are based at Chicago’s Northwestern University, will soon be recruiting around 20 people for the study, which will involve the participants receiving five sessions of Fraxel laser treatment spread across 150 days.

On its trial announcement at clinicaltrials.gov, the research team states that it will be recruiting people with non-scarring alopecia – meaning that they will be recruiting from the roughly 2% of the US population which has alopecia areata, and also the far greater percentage which has either male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss. An area measuring 100cm2 on the scalp of each participant will be targeted.

Recruits to be split?

Volunteers must be 18 years or older and in good health, and it would seem that they may be split into two groups. The first are those people who have never used the proven hairloss drugs finasteride 1mg and minoxidil; the second are those who have consistently used these products for at least a year. In this way the research team will be able to see if the application of Fraxel’s controlled micro-injuries appears to enhance existing treatments, as well as assessing if it is any use on its own. Continues below…

Fraxel

According to the Fraxel website, treatments typically last between 15 and 45 minutes and the company states that during treatment, fractional lasers penetrate top skin layers. This results in micro-thermal zones where the light energy stimulates collagen production. The net result, it says, is that “your skin’s natural rejuvenation process smoothes wrinkles and scars by stimulating collagen.”

The laser treatment is typically offered as a cosmetic procedure, often as a facial, to help fix fine lines and wrinkles, surface scarring, pigmentation and sun damage – amongst other things. Clearly, the point of the Northwestern study is to move into new territory and see what effect, if any, it has on the scalps of people who are losing their hair.

Regrowing hair

The prognosis for people presenting at a specialist clinic with common hair loss conditions is often very good. In cases where the hair follicles are still active, there are options available that have been shown to stabilise hair fall, promote hair growth and prevent baldness in cases of androgenetic alopecia.

There are effective, clinically-proven hair loss solutions for men and women with thinning hair caused by male and female pattern baldness. Whilst Belgravia’s alopecia areata treatment has provided significant hair regrowth results for many clients with the bald spots symptomatic of the scalp-only form of this autoimmune disorder.

In addition to featuring medications personalised to each individual’s requirements, Belgravia courses are usually augmented by additional hair growth booster products to encourage good scalp care and healthy hair growth. These range from hair growth supplements such as Belgravia’s exclusive Hair Vitalics, to low-level laser therapy devices designed to be used at home, such as the HairMax LaserBands.

It would appear that the Chicago study may have Fraxel in mind as a similar potential hair growth booster.


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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.


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When overall hair health plays anything from a small to an important part in certain hair loss conditions, it makes sense to look after your locks – and a new smart gadget from Schwarzkopf Pro aims to help people do just that.

The German cosmetics company has created a new product named the SalonLab Analyzer which is due to be launched this year and which promises to provide a detailed assessment of a user’s hair health.

schwarzkopf pro salonlab analyzer hair healthUsed by salon professionals

By employing near-infrared and visible light sensors, it is claimed that the device will measure moisture levels, true hair colour and the quality of the interior of the hair. The handheld device will be released with a partner app and is intended to be used by salon professionals who will also be able to use it to show people how different colours will look on their hair.

Says Marie-Eve Schroeder, Chief Marketing Officer at Schwarzkopf’s parent company Henkel Beauty Care: “With SalonLab, we are reinventing hair care with a hyper-personalised solution empowered by a holistic application of connected devices.”

Adds Kim Vo, International Schwarzkopf Professional Ambassador and celebrity hairdresser: “We can now gain so many more data-driven insights about the client’s hair. Combining it with our own expertise, we can now assess the hair on a whole new level – the perfect basis for a truly individual consultation.”

Damaged hair and hair loss

In the coming years, smart technology could play an increasing role in helping a person to better understand their hair health and, in turn, guide them towards any necessary steps to improve it. Already on the market is a smart hairbrush call the Hair Coach – a joint venture between L’Oréal and Nokia – which uses microphones to listen to your hair as you brush. These, it is claimed, analyse the hair’s sound waves to detect frizziness, split ends and dryness.

Belgravia Centre Womens hair loss treatment alopecia areata traction alopecia female pattern baldness hair growth supplementsHair health, if not overlooked entirely, is certainly sometimes sidelined in the pursuit of amazing and striking hairstyles – and many people pay the price. Over-bleaching, heat styling and chemical products such as hair relaxers or perming solutions can all wreak havoc with both hair and follicles. The damage can range from causing hair loss from chemical trauma – which may be permanent in severe cases – to hair breakage.

By repeatedly weakening the hair shaft, punishing styling routines can cause hairs to snap in two – and can also rob the hair of its natural sheen and vigour. When hair becomes lifeless like this, intensive conditioners can help, as can feeding the hair from within via supplements.

Belgravia’s Hair Vitalics is a premium food supplement which contains highly-targeted ingredients that have been shown to enhance hair health. It comes in separate formulations for male and female users, and both were developed exclusively by Belgravia’s hair experts.

Hair Vitalics for Women contains crucial vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts that are beneficial to the hair’s health. Developed by Belgravia’s specialists following dedicated research, Hair Vitalics comprises optimum doses of key nutrients for healthy hair, including biotin, zinc, selenium, iron and folic acid.

These highly-targeted one-a-day tablets also feature something unlikely to feature in an everyday diet: the soy isoflavones genistein and daidzein, which were specifically chosen for the Women’s formulation due to their proven ability to reduce levels of DHT in the bloodstream (DHT being the hormone which causes thinning hair in cases of the genetic condition Female Pattern Hair Loss).  Also available in a male-specific formulation, Hair Vitalics for Men supplements contain saw palmetto, a botancial extract shown in studies to help reduce DHT levels. Whilst not intended to replace a balanced diet nor actual hair loss treatments, this convenient product can help to give the hair a boost from the inside out.

Whilst hair breakage is not a hair loss condition per se, it does cause the hair to appear thinner. It can also present alongside conditions such as female pattern hairloss and, often, in cases of Traction Alopecia which is generally caused by tight hairstyles. Whilst dealing with breakage tends to involve more cosmetic hair care products and a haircut, actual medical hair fall can usually be helped with personalised courses of hair loss treatment.


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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.


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When it comes to fighting hair loss, treatments tend to be divided into two categories: primary and secondary.

The primary sector is both well-known and well-established; this is reserved for clinically-proven hair loss treatments which are approved for use by the appropriate medical regulators, such as the MHRA in the UK and the FDA in the USA.

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The HairMax LaserBand 82

Secondary treatments are non-pharmaceutical and tend to be less commonly understood, yet Belgravia’s hair loss specialists find some can be beneficial companions to the primary treatments, such as finasteride 1mg and/or minoxidil, in many cases.

As such, Belgravia is pleased to announce the expansion of its current hair growth booster range, with the introduction of two new HairMax LaserBand devices.

HairMax LaserBand 41 and 82

These new devices are both designed to deliver premium low level laser therapy (LLLT) in a convenient, user-friendly way, and have both been cleared by the FDA (the MHRA does not regulate medical devices). They are suitable for both men and women, and – despite having only been tested on a certain range of skin colours for ease of monitoring – the devices are, in fact, considered suitable for all skin tones and hair types.

LLLT is the process of applying low frequency laser light to the scalp in order to stimulate the hair follicles, encouraging healthy hair growth.

HairMax LaserBand 41

The HairMax LaserBand 41

Described as the ‘World’s Fastest Laser Hair Loss Treatment’, the LaserBand 82 device boasts 82 laser diodes, which take 90 seconds to work and are meant to be used just 3 times per week.

The LaserBand 41 features 41 laser diodes embedded in a slim, flexible headband designed to provide a comfortable fit for all head sizes and shapes.

The diodes found in each device comprise medical grade lasers – not LEDs. This premium feature adds to the brand’s impressive – and patented – hair-parting teeth.

This signature component appears in all HairMax LLLT home-use products in order to ensure maximum laser therapy delivery straight to the scalp. The teeth have appeared in HairMax’s devices since 1998 when the brand developed the first ever home-use LLLT device for hairloss to gain FDA clearance.

Buying LaserBand devices from Belgravia

Belgravia’s range of hair growth booster products is also available for non-clients to purchase.

The HairMax LaserBand and LaserComb devices, as well as Belgravia Centre hair care products, such as shampoos and conditioners, can be purchased directly from our City of London and Central London hair loss clinics, either in person or over the phone. Whilst Belgravia’s exclusive range of premium hair growth supplements – Hair Vitalics – are available both in-clinic and to buy online from hairvitalics.com.

The LaserBand 82 costs £699 – or, for Belgravia clients purchasing a full, 12 month treatment course paid for in advance, £499.

The LaserBand 41 costs £449 – or, for Belgravia clients purchasing a full, 12 month treatment course paid for in advance, £249.

If you would like more information on buying HairMax LaserBand devices, or any of our other hair growth boosters, please click on the relevant buttons below, or call The Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666.

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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.


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Miss E, pictured, is thrilled with her results to date saying “So much improvement already and hopefully more to come!”

Find out what else she had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hereditary hair loss in women by clicking the buttons below…

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The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe 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.


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Name: Liane

Question: I have experienced hair fall since I was in college. My hair became brittle and weak. I have not had a proper sleep ever since and I have been taking a drug named isotretinoin for almost 1 1/2 year (two courses).

Thinning Hair - Thin Ponytail - Women's Hair LossMy hair fall stopped when I was in my sophomore year and then it went back last November. I suspect also that it may have been caused by emotional stress because of the recent events that happened.

I went to my dermatologist and she told me that I have androgenetic alopecia but looking at my aunts (both mother and father side) they don’t have androgenetic alopecia. Is it possible that I am just experiencing chronic telogen effluvium? Hoping for your response. Thank you!

Answer: Hi, Liane. It is possible that your hair loss is due to chronic telogen effluvium or female pattern hair loss – or both, simultaneously. We would need to assess your scalp before making a diagnosis.

Chronic telogen effluvium is also known as ‘diffuse thinning’ and affects the whole scalp. Its onset may seem sudden and the hair fall can be shocking in some cases, but it does in fact take around three months from being triggered for hair loss to become noticeable. Though telogen effluvium lasts for up to six months, this chronic form lasts for at least six months. It is still a temporary condition, however, and can be sparked by a number of factors, including prolonged stress – emotional or physical (including regularly not getting enough sleep), the body adjusting to new medication, dietary imbalances or an underlying illness.

Female pattern hair loss causes more gradually thinning hair and only affects the top of the head and frontal hairline. It is often signalled by a widening of the parting, thinning temples and decreasing hair density over time, such as your hair starting to feel thinner when you gather it into a ponytail, for example. This is a permanent condition which progresses gradually and is the most common form of women’s hair loss in the world. Whilst, unlike androgenetic alopecia in men, it rarely results in baldness for women, advanced hair loss is still possible.

If you had an underlying genetic predisposition towards female pattern hair loss then having telogen effluvium – or experiencing high levels of stress – could have prematurely sped up its onset.

It is worth noting that androgenetic alopecia is passed on from both sides of your family, so it could come from either side and affect male as well as female relatives. In fact, recent research suggests the father’s genes are likely to be more influential when it comes to this particular trait. It is also possible for genetic hairloss to skip some generations where the relevant DNA makeup is present, allowing it to be passed on, but remains dormant whereas it needs to become active in order for the symptomatic shedding to occur.

Without assessing your scalp we cannot provide a confirmed diagnosis as to your hair loss condition so we would advise you to have a personal consultation either at one of Belgravia’s City of London or Central London clinics, or online where you can upload photos of your scalp to assist our specialists. Following this, they can also give you recommendations for a bespoke hair loss treatment plan, should you wish. At the very least, getting a second opinion is likely to put your mind at rest.

With regards the health of your hair, as you mention it becoming brittle and weak, you may want to consider nourishing conditioning treatments as well as ensuring your diet is full of hair-friendly nutrients. You could also top up with a premium food supplement for healthy hair growth. Belgravia produces an exclusive one-a-day product called Hair Vitalics for Women which contains optimal doses of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts known to boost hair health. Furthermore, in addition to being a great nutritional support, they also include ingredients specially chosen for their ability to lower DHT in the bloodstream – DHT being the hormone, extraneous post-puberty, which causes hair to thin in cases of androgenetic alopecia. These can be purchased by non-Belgravia clients directly from the dedicated website hairvitalics.com.


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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.


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