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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert female pattern hair loss chronic telogen effluvium the belgravia centre 04 10 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Ms Clark, pictured, has two separate conditions – Chronic Telogen Effluvium and Female Pattern Hair Loss which are being treated simultaneously, thanks to a personalised treatment plan devised by her dedicated hair specialist.

Find out what 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…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

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CHRONIC TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM TREATMENT 

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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.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 04 10 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Ms N, pictured, is happy to have found a treatment that works saying “I really value the regular check ups and the confidence I’m not going to lose my hair!”

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…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

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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.


Because there aren’t quite enough articles encouraging people to give up smoking already, here’s another one. But we’re not here to tell you about the (obvious and well-documented) perils cigarettes can wreak upon your health, we’re appealing to your vanity.

These are some of the key effects smoking has on our looks – including premature ageing, going grey early and hair loss.

Whilst these generally refer to chronic or ‘heavy’ smoking, classified as 20 or more cigarettes per day, the effects can also be seen in more moderate smokers and light smokers don’t get off scott free either… Interestingly, because some of these effects are the result of tobacco smoke, repeated passive smoking can also result in similar problems in certain instances.

Smokers eyes

Excess baggage

Studies have shown that smoking can cause sagging skin under the eyes. These bags under the eyes are thought to be worsened in smokers due to collagen production – necessary for skin elasticity – being negatively affected by the ingredients found in cigarettes. These can destroy collagen and elastin, leading to saggy skin all over the body, not just the under-eyes, and deeper wrinkles. Crows feet and deep lines at the outer corners of eyes are also more common and from an earlier age in smokers.

Sag harbour

Smokers saggy breastsIt’s not just eye bags that ‘cancer sticks’ can have a hand in; smoking has been identified as one of the leading causes of sagging breasts. It can also cause ‘bingo wings’ – droopy upper arm skin – again, due to the way the chemicals in cigarettes target the proteins that help to keep skin strong and promote elasticity. This is also the science researchers have found to be behind accelerated skin ageing and impaired wound-healing in smokers and chronic passive smokers.

Pale ail

Skin that starts to look pale and, in older smokers, may also develop an uneven tone is considered the result of chronic smokers’ depleted nutrients and oxygen levels. In addition to having a pallid appearance, the skin may also look ashen and dry for the same reasons.

Lip disservice

Because of the repeated sucking motion lips are required to perform when smoking, combined with the aforementioned drop in skin suppleness and strength, smokers are likely to have vertical lines form around their mouth. These can be deep ridges and are rarely seen in non-smokers.

Spot the difference

Age spots, darkened patches that tend to appear on the skin as we age, are known to be accelerated by repeated sun exposure. However, researchers believe smokers are particularly at risk of developing age spots.

Stoop smoking

Due to smokers being more at risk of developing brittle bones than non-smokers, they may develop a hunched back or stoop, which is one of the key outwardly visible signs of this condition.

Tooth and nail

Smokers teethSmoking is responsible for a number of oral complications, from gingivitis and bad breath to smokers being more likely to lose teeth than non-smokers. And then there’s the tobacco staining… yellow teeth, fingernails and finger tips are all part of the package for smokers thanks to the tar and nicotine contained in cigarettes.

Grey area

Smoking has been linked to hair going grey prematurely in a number of clinical studies. Research from a 2013 study, published in the Indian Dermatology Journal, stated there is a ‘significant relation’ between cigarette smoking and hair turning grey before 30 years of age. With smokers being two and a half more times likely to find their hair going prematurely grey than non-smokers.

As premature hair greying has traditionally been seen as a side effect of certain health issues, including autoimmune disease and conditions which cause premature ageing, scientists believe there may be a correlation between smokers’ hair turning grey before 30 years of age and the early ageing of their organs. This may, in turn, suggest a shorter lifespan.

So flaky

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin condition which causes flaky patches of red and silver ‘scales’. It tends to appear most commonly on the elbows, knees, hands, feet, back and scalp. Research has shown psoriasis is more prevalent in smokers.

Areas of scalp affected by genetic hair loss and telogen effluvium temporary permanent baldness diagram

Hair loss trigger

Studies have linked smoking to both thinning hair in men and women from temporary hair loss conditions, to the permanent hereditary condition Male Pattern Baldness. Tobacco smoke has a similar ‘drying’ effect on the body as persistent stress; its effects can cause extra strain which may disrupt the normal functioning of the hair growth cycle, furthermore the chemicals contained in that smoke can directly damage the hair follicles’ DNA.

This can result in diffusely thinning hair from all over the scalp – typically from Telogen Effluvium – or, for those with active Male or Female Pattern Hair Loss, their shedding may intensify. Furthermore, for those with an underlying genetic predisposition towards Male or Female Pattern Baldness, the conditions’ onset may be prematurely triggered by the effects of smoking on the body.

Oxidative stress, cell damage which can arise from smoking among other environmental and lifestyle causes, has also been shown in two recent studies to contribute to premature Male Pattern Baldness.

Smoking is also believed to result in drier hair that may be weaker and more brittle, which can also make it look thin, as a result of the decreased level of nutrients it receives.

Whilst ensuring a good balanced diet filled with hair-friendly vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which may be topped up with a highly-targeted hair supplement such as Hair Vitalics if desired, may help smokers’ hair to look healthier than it might otherwise, giving up smoking is one of the best things you can do to help your hair reach its full potential.

For those worried about thinning hair – regardless of whether they smoke or not – a consultation with a professional can be a source of both information and comfort. A dedicated hair loss specialist can carry out a scalp assessment and take a brief medical history before making a diagnosis and recommending a personalised hair loss treatment course tailored to their findings and the patient’s individual requirements.

 

Sources: WebMD; Tobacco Causes Premature Skin Aging study (2007) Journal of Dermatological Science; How Does Chronic Cigarette Smoke Exposure Affect Human Skin? A Global Proteomics Study in Primary Human Keratinocytes (2012) Omics journal; “Quitting smoking rejuvenates the skin” study findings (2010) Skinmed journal; The effects of smoking on bone metabolism (2012) Osteoporosis Int journal; The effects of tobacco use on oral health study (2003) Hong Kong medical journal; Psoriasis and smoking: links and risks (2016) Psoriasis journal; Association between smoking and hair loss: another opportunity for health education against smoking? (2003) Dermatology journal;

 


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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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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 03 10 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Sejal, pictured, is happy with the way her treatment is going saying “the improvement has been phenomenal”.

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…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


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.


Following the success of investigations into the JAK-STAT pathway and its involvement in autoimmune disorders, researchers at Cairo University in Egypt are exploring its potential links to genetic hair loss.

Trial registration data published on the clinicaltrials.gov website suggests that the trial will start on 15th October 2018, with an estimated end date of 1st April 2019.

What is the JAK-STAT pathway?

Put simply, the JAK-STAT pathway is an evolutionarily conserved signaling chain through which proteins in cells communicate. Its normal functioning is crucial for ensuring the stability of many biological processes including growth and the immune system.

“It is a well known fact that the JAK-STAT pathway plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of alopecia areata. Both phosphorylated STAT 1 and 3 have been found to be upregulated in the disease (Xing et al., 2014). However, whether this pathway plays a role in other hair loss disorders remains unclear,” says the Cairo University team.

The Egypt-based team states in its clinical trial registration that the aim of the study is to assess STAT3 levels in participants with Male Pattern Baldness. “We hypothesize that STAT3 levels will be elevated (due to a previous study proving that JAK-STAT pathway is involved in non-immune mediated hair loss in mice (Sivan et al., 2015)),” they write.

Exploring the links between Male Pattern Baldness and the JAK-STAT pathway is likely to produce findings that are also applicable to Female Pattern Hair Loss – the women’s equivalent of this genetic condition. However, further studies would be needed to confirm this, especially seeing as the retrospective, punch biopsy-based research will feature just 25 participants, making it small in scale. Continues below…

Key Steps of the JAK STAT Pathway diagram

Likely implications for Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss

Currently the understanding of how these hair loss conditions occur is that people inherit a genetic predisposition towards male/female pattern baldness which can come via a number of different genes that can be inherited from either or both sides of their family. When this predisposition is active it causes them to develop a sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) any time following puberty. It can, however, remain dormant meaning no outward signs of hair loss develop but the relevant genetics can still be passed on – this is why the condition can be seen to skip generations.

How DHT Shrinks Hair Follicles

How DHT Shrinks Hair Follicles aka Hair or Follicular Miniaturisation

In both men and women with genetic hair loss the susceptible areas are located along the top of the scalp, from the crown to the hairline, and the temples. As DHT binds to follicles in these areas it weakens them, causing them to produce increasingly weaker, thinning hair or – particularly in men – a receding hairline, and eventual hair loss. Though this may result in baldness in men, women tend to experience advanced thinning but rarely go completely bald.

Knowing more about the exact biological processes involved in androgenetic and androgenic alopecia, including any relating to the JAK-STAT pathway can only be helpful. Particularly for the exploration and development of new treatments for hair loss.

A number of JAK inhibitor hair loss treatments, initially developed as treatments for the autoimmune disorders Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis, have already had patents issued in relation to treating male and female pattern hair loss too. There are various trials planned or underway investigating their use as novel genetic hair loss treatments, and further information as to how these are progressing is expected over the next year. With the first JAK inhibitor treatments for Alopecia Areata expected to be finalised and licensed/approved in time for a 2022 release, it is likely JAK inhibitors for male and female pattern baldness may not be too far behind.

In the meantime, given these hereditary conditions are permanent and get worse over time, it is generally advised that anyone wishing to stabilise shedding, promote regrowth and prevent baldness, takes advice in a timely manner. Clinically-proven hair loss treatments are already well-established and recognised by medical regulatory bodies, with the key topical and oral medications for genetic hair loss being both MHRA licensed and FDA approved.


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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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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 02 10 2019A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Miss J, pictured, has seen a huge improvement to her hair since starting her treatment plan 10 months ago.

Find out what 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…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


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.


Cicatricial Alopecia is the umbrella term given to various forms of scarring hair loss whereby the hair follicles are chronically damaged, often leading to permanent baldness in the affected areas.

Example of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

An Example of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

This encompasses various hair loss conditions as well as bald patches caused by burns or injury, for example.

One of them, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) is predominantly found in women – though can also affect men – and causes a deep receding hairline whereby a smooth, thick band of pale skin becomes increasingly visible around the scalp. There are currently no treatments for this condition, which experts say is on the rise.

Little is known about FFA, which is believed to be inflammation-induced. However, findings from a Spanish multi-centre case–control study into risk factors associated with Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia published in the journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology on 26th September 2018, hope to shed some light into environmental and hormonal issues linked to this particular form of scarring alopecia.

Hormonal, health and environmental factors found

The research was carried out by doctors from the dermatology departments at Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, and Hospital del Sureste, in Madrid.

After recruiting 664 female participants, 335 with FFA and 329 as controls, and 106 men where 20 had FFA and 86 were controls, these volunteers all completed ‘an exhaustive’ questionnaire at various locations. The study methodology states that this covered ‘pharmacological, environmental, hormonal, social, job exposure, lifestyle, drugs and diet factors to which they were exposed at least 5 years prior to the onset of the disease.’

sun cream sunscreen sun lotion FFA linksOn analysing the results and comparing age and sex-matched control subjects’ responses to those with FFA, statistical associations between hormonal, health and environmental factors and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia were found but these differed for men and for women.

For women, the key risk factors were shown to be:

–  a history of pregnancy

–  use of facial sunscreen

–  hormone replacement therapy

–  use of raloxifene (a prescription medication used to treat and prevent osteoporosis after menopause)

–  use of/exposure to alkylphenolic compounds (used in the production of ingredients found in detergents and cleaning products)

–  having rosacea (a skin condition which mainly affects the face)

–  having lichen planus pigmentosus (a rare form of lichen planus which causes highly pigmented lesions on the skin and is believed to be an autoimmune disorder)

–  having hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid)

For men, use of facial sunscreen or anti-ageing creams provided the most statistically significant risks of FFA.

These findings, at least in part, back previous research which discovered links between thyroid problems, the use of facial sun cream and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia.

Potential treatments for Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Though currently there are no approved treatment methods for Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, a number are being developed with a number currently in various stages of clinical trial testing.

These include PRP for FFA – scalp injections of platelet rich solutions derived from the patient’s own blood, corticosteroid treatments, and a drug presently used for the treatment of psoriasis known as Apremilast. We will update this Belgravia hair loss blog with any significant developments in this area as soon as information becomes available.


The Belgravia Centre

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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One of the latest trends in haircare is for products to prevent hair ageing, but what exactly is hair ageing and are there really effective methods of prevention?

We asked Belgravia hair specialist Rali Bozhinova to explain everything you need to know about hair ageing – including whether or not it causes hair loss.

What is hair ageing and when does it start for men and for women?

Rali: There are some changes that can happen with the hair as we age, however, some of these changes are sometimes seen with young adult patients, too. The scalp can also change with age. For example, the skin may become dryer and the sebaceous glands may produce less sebum, which can also make the hair appear drier.

Key Factors That Can Contribute to or Cause Hair AgeingWeathering of the hair is very common. This is when the cuticle layer weakens towards the distal end of the hair (the tip) – some cuticle scales may be completely destroyed. This leaves the hair drier, more porous and easily prone to breakage. The more we are exposed to such factors – something which is largely unavoidable as time goes by – the more weathering we can see if we don’t look after our hair.

This type of ‘hair ageing’ can happen to anyone depending on their lifestyle but it is more of a problem for adults, not really for children. It happens due to hair styling and heat or chemical processing, weather changes such as it being too cold or too hot, as well as excessive or prolonged sun exposure. Additionally, oxidative stress from environmental factors such as smoking, pollution, and again – UV light (sunlight) can cause hair ageing by weathering the hair.

As we age our hair pigmentation can change too, although the exact age when this process starts depends on each individual’s genetics, which is why there are many young adults with partially – or fully – grey hair. Naturally as we get older our hair pigment can gradually diminish as the melanocytes’ function decreases – melanocytes being the cells responsible for our colouring (skin, eyes, hair, etc).

Though we can disguise greying hair with dyes, which can make us – and our hair – appear more youthful – this type of manipulation and chemical processing of the hair can contribute to decreasing hair quality.

There are controversial opinions about something called senescent alopecia in various reputable medical books and journals. It is believed that this presents as diffuse loss of hair density all over the scalp as we age. However, there are also reports that this happens due to androgen sensitive follicles and therefore it is part of androgenic alopecia – the genetic hair loss condition perhaps more widely known as Male Pattern Baldness and, for women, Female Pattern Hair Loss.

Additionally, there are certain medical conditions and dietary deficiencies that are more common with older or elderly patients which can lead to hairloss conditions such as Telogen Effluvium. For example, the use of blood thinning medication may trigger Chronic Telogen Effluvium, resulting in thinning hair all over the scalp.

Can hair care products really prevent or reverse signs of hair ageing?

Hair Vitalics for Women and Hair Vitalics for Men healthy hair supplement hair specialist Belgravia CentreRali: Hair care products cannot prevent hair ageing or hair loss, but they can certainly help to keep the hair in a better condition. For example, using conditioner on the ends of longer hair can aid detangling without breaking the hair, whilst moisturising shampoos can help maintain healthier scalp and avoid dryness.

Thinning hair can particularly benefit from daily washing with an appropriate, gentle shampoo suitable for every day use, as clean hair tends to look fuller. However, we would always recommend being wary of hair care products, especially shampoos for thinning hair, that say they can treat or prevent hair loss as this is considered a medicinal reference and not a permitted claim cosmetic products are able to make in the UK.

Are there any other ways of preventing hair ageing?

Rali: Avoiding some products, such as chemical treatments eg. perms, bleach and relaxers, will also help with preventing hair ageing via damage and breakage, as well as maintaining healthier hair. Furthermore, food supplements can support normal hair growth in addition to a healthy diet and in some cases can be used to treat severe nutritional deficiencies (in which case these will be prescription based supplements). I recommend Belgravia’s exclusive one-a-day hair supplement, Hair Vitalics for Men and Hair Vitalics for Women, to be taken in addition to a balanced diet, as they contain a highly-targeted blend of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts, including biotin, selenium and zinc to support healthy skin and hair growth.

Does hair ageing cause hair loss or thinning hair?

Rali: Male and Female Pattern Baldness are often considered as ‘hair ageing’ by those affected. However, these hereditary hair loss conditions present where there is an active genetic predisposition and can start any time following puberty – so from young age including the late teens, not just in older adults.

Genetic hair loss involves susceptible follicles – those along the top of the scalp, from hairline to crown and vertex areas – becoming gradually smaller over time, producing increasingly weaker, thinning hair. It is a gradual process of hair thinning and hair loss – also known as follicular miniaturisation – so, as the years go by, this permanent, progressive condition will generally worsen. Many men and women notice poor hair quality in these affected areas as it may become dry and brittle. Hair density can also decrease as the follicles grow fewer hair strands per follicle unit.

In men it tends to take the appearance of more defined areas the scalp becoming visibly sparser, such as a receding hairline or a thinning crown, whereas in women it is generally more diffuse across the entire top of the scalp and at the temples.

Women may notice signs such as their parting becoming increasingly wider, though there are many cases of women noticing Female Pattern Hair Loss for the first time after menopause. This can be due to the associated hormonal changes and reduced production of female hormones, particularly oestrogen. Lower oestrogen levels can also contribute to a decrease in skin quality, including dryness, thinner skin (atrophy), poor elasticity and slower wound healing, which can affect the scalp.

Whatever the signs, anyone concerned by thinning hair, a drop in volume, sudden or excessive hair loss should consult a specialist so they can receive a personalised diagnosis. There are clinically-proven hair loss treatments available for men and women, with various additional hair growth supporting products also available which can also be used in tandem, based on the recommendation of hair specialists and taking into account patients’ medical and lifestyle requirements.


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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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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert female pattern hair loss telogen effluvium the belgravia centre 27 09 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s women’s hair loss treatment Success Stories gallery.

This client has two separate conditions – Telogen Effluvium and Female Pattern Hair Loss which are being treated simultaneously, thanks to a personalised treatment plan, based around a high strength minoxidil product available from Belgravia, as devised by her dedicated hair loss specialist.

Find out what 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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TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM 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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Name: Elshaday

Minoxidil DropperQuestion: When I leave minoxidil for 24 h with no washing water may it has any problem? Because when I am washing after every spray my hair is fall more. So please tell me something.

Answer: Hi, Elshaday. If you are washing your hair after each minoxidil application, what you are essentially doing is washing off the medication before it can work. This is likely the reason why you are experiencing more hair loss.

The treatment cannot work if it is not allowed to sink into the scalp. Generally, we would advise Belgravia clients to apply their high strength minoxidil solution to their scalps, as demonstrated by their dedicated specialist, then allow it an absolute minimum of half an hour though ideally two hours or more to be fully absorbed by the scalp. If proper absorption does not take place, it is highly unlikely the hair loss treatment will be able to do its job or, at the very least, it may not be as effective as when it is applied following the proper instructions.

This advice also applies to other scenarios which involve getting the head wet, such as swimming.

With this in mind, whilst it is generally absolutely fine to leave minoxidil on the scalp for 24 hours, remember that this is a daily application and in some cases certain formulations may require twice daily applications. In order to get the most out of your hair loss treatment the ideal scenario is to wash your hair and allow your hair and scalp to dry before applying the solution. The reason it is important to apply minoxidil to a dry scalp with dry hair is that when it is wet the moisture may dilute the medication, weakening the hair solution so that you do not get the full benefit of its capabilities compared to its intended use at full strength.

It is also important to wash your hair regularly so as to avoid any build up of the medication or hair styling products on the scalp, so this routine of washing the hair before applying your medication is the one Belgravia hair specialists recommend.

As it appears you are not a Belgravia client, we would recommend speaking to your minoxidil provider for further information, however, the advice we have given here should be beneficial regardless. You may also find our article on Frequently Asked Questions About Minoxidil helpful.


The Belgravia CentreThe Belgravia Centre

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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