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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe 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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Name: Judith

Question: I’m worried and need some advice. My hair is thinning with especially noticeable hair loss near my temples. Is there anything I can do to make my hair thicker?

Answer: Hi, Judith. There are various potential reasons for thinning hair in women so we would advise you to have an individual consultation – either in person or online – in order to obtain a confirmed diagnosis.

Obviously the appropriate hair loss treatment will be decided once the cause has been established.

The following information regarding causes of hair loss which have symptoms the most consistent with those you describe may be helpful in the meantime, however.

Types of Womens Hair Loss - Areas of Scalp Affected by Temporary and Permanent HairLoss Conditions

Female Pattern Hair Loss – this is the diagnosis that most accurately fits the details you have given regarding your shedding. It is an extremely common permanent, genetic women’s hair loss condition – not to mention one that can be effectively managed with clinically-proven treatments.

This causes thinning hair at the top of the scalp, from hairline and temples to crown, and a general drop in hair density. Symptoms women notice first tend to include decreased volume, thinning at the temples and their parting becoming wider.

A topical hair loss solution known as high strength minoxidil is both MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved for the treatment of Female Pattern Hair Loss. This stimulates localised hair growth and can be used in conjunction with various hair growth supporting products.

These include the FDA-cleared LaserBands which use targeted low-level laser therapy to promote regrowth and stronger hair at home, and Hair Vitalics for Women – specially-formulated food supplements containing key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts such as biotin, zinc and selenium to promote the maintenance of normal healthy hair growth.

Telogen Effluvium – this is a temporary condition which causes intensely thinning hair from all over the scalp. The hair fall generally becomes noticeable around three months after being triggered and can affect up to 30 per cent of a person’s scalp hair at once.

Some issues that can spark this problem include nutritional deficiencies, emotional or physical stress, an underlying medical condition or side effects from prescription medication.

This temporary hair loss can last up to six months, with hair growth returning to normal naturally once the underlying issue has been addressed though, Telogen Effluvium treatment is also available to help speed this process along.

Telogen Effluvium may trigger the premature onset of Female Pattern Hair Loss in those with the relevant genetic predisposition, or exacerbate the condition if it is already present, as both issues can occur simultaneously. Where this is the case, both conditions can also be treated at once.

There are a range of temporary, cosmetic hair loss concealer products, such as microscopic fibres and coloured hair sprays that are used to make hair look thicker by colouring in the scalp so it is less obvious.

These are applied at least once daily and may be used to fake fuller hair in the meantime but they will not stop hair loss or treat thinning hair so the underlying problem will not be addressed, which is problematic in the case of Female Pattern Baldness as this condition gets gradually worse over time.

As before, the first step to treating hair loss is to identify the cause so we recommend having a consultation as your next move.


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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

This client has two separate conditions – Chronic Telogen Effluvium and Female Pattern Hair Loss which are being treated simultaneously, thanks to a personalised treatment plan available from Belgravia.

Find out what this client had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Chronic Telogen Effluvium and Female Pattern Hair Loss by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

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Chronic Telogen Effluvium Treatment


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinics LondonThe 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.

It’s fair to say that Happy Mondays singer and former hell-raiser, Shaun Ryder has put his body through a lot.

The chart-topping Mancunian’s hard-partying ways in the 1990s and early 2000s, including crack and heroin addiction, were documented in the film 24 Hour Party People.

Despite the known effects of this type of lifestyle on hair loss, his closely-cropped crew cut remained largely intact, with the exception of a bit of thinning on top, most likely due to Male Pattern Baldness, during this time.

However, after recent health problems and surgery, the now 56 year old is having his melon well and truly twisted after going completely bald, from head to toe.

Hip operation and thyroid problems

Shaun Ryder Hair Loss Alopecia

According to an article in the New Statesman, Shaun Ryder has been experiencing “extreme hair loss” due to thyroid problems. In the April 2019 interview he advised he has lost all his hair from his scalp, face and entire body.

Although he blames this on thyroid problems, which started before the recent hip operation he had soon after this interview and has left him still on crutches, hair loss from illnesses, surgery or medication does not generally affect the body.

Shock or trauma to the body, such as an underlying illness or emotional upset, can trigger two separate types of hair loss; one is Telogen Effluvium which causes diffusely thinning hair all over the scalp and can develop in cases of thyroid conditions, the other is Alopecia Areata.

Generally Telogen Effluvium takes around three months to present as intense shedding and up to six months to resolve itself naturally, whereas Alopecia Areata can be more immediate in its onset. Its duration also depends on the particular strain that develops.

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder which disrupts the hair growth cycle resulting in sudden hair loss; this can be anything from rounded bald spots on the scalp only, to becoming completely hairless – as is the case with the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here runner-up.

When it is this extensive, it is known as Alopecia Universalis – the most severe alopecia phenotype.

Treated with scalp injections

Shaun Ryder Black Grape NME
Shaun Ryder on the cover of the NME in 1995

Whilst Alopecia Areata treatment is often effective for the milder, scalp-only patchy hair loss version, there are currently no reliable hair regrowth treatments for Universalis.

He mentioned having alopecia treatment via scalp injections in his New Statesman interview, which is likely to be steroid injections.

“I reckon all my hair will start ­coming back in the next three months or so when we get the treatment levels sorted,” Ryder told The Sunday People, joking, “Hobbling about on me crutches with ­alopecia – it’s not a great rock ’n’ roll image is it?”

If the hair loss Shaun Ryder has been experiencing is Alopecia Universalis, he is unlikely to regrow hair within the next three months.

Belgravia senior hair loss specialist, Leonora Doclis, advises: “His symptoms, and indeed his photos, clearly indicate Alopecia Universalis. This is an autoimmune condition as much as a thyroid problem.

Alopecia Universalis hairloss is so extensive and advanced that regrowth is unlikely, or, should it resume naturally, it can take a long time – certainly longer than a few months. That said, there have been a few cases of this condition rectifying itself within a few months, however, it is uncommon.

Steroid injections may stimulate regrowth within a short period of time but, the regrowth does not seem to last and frequent steroid injections are generally not recommended due to high risk of side effects”.

Should Shaun Ryder turn out to have Alopecia Universalis and find that his hair does not grow back, he will no doubt be pleased to hear about the number of potential treatments currently in development. Most are from a suite of drugs known as JAK inhibitors and the first – whichever they may be – are thought to be heading towards a release in the next three years, MHRA-licensing and FDA-approvals pending.


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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

Treatment information


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe 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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Name: Scott

Question: I’ve been losing hair around my hairline I think it might be MPB but is it still have MPB if you don’t have a bald spot at the back? My crown is fine, it’s just my hairline that’s receding.

Answer: Hi, Scott. Yes, it is absolutely possible for Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) to present in this way.

If you have a receding hairline but not a thinning crown, it may be the case that your crown and vertex – the top of the scalp – are taking longer to show the effects of follicular miniaturisation.

Male Pattern Hair Loss is a permanent, progressive genetic condition whereby follicles located across the entire vertex – from hairline and temples to crown – are gradually ravaged by the effects of the hormone DHT, the shedding in these affected areas may not all happen simultaneously.

It is quite normal to develop frontal hairloss without having a thinning crown as well – or vice versa – as well as an overall drop in the volume of your hair. Furthermore, it is likely that, without intervention, over time you may also develop thinning hair on top.

Eventually this can lead to baldness if nature is left to take its course, though the rate at which this happens varies from person to person and there are many factors, both genetic and lifestyle-related, which can influence this. Continues below…

Male Pattern Baldness hair loss treatment regrowth Belgravia Centre clinic success stories
Click to View Belgravia Male Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories (Results May Vary and are Not Guaranteed)

There are clinically-proven hair loss solutions for Male Pattern Baldness, with two MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved medications available. One is topical high strength minoxidil – this can be particularly useful when treating a receding hairline. This is because the other option, a one-a-day tablet – finasteride 1mg – has been shown to inhibit the formation of DHT but its’ effects on regrowing hair on the hairline specifically have not been formally established.

Generally male hair loss treatment courses are built around a core of one or both of these authorised medications in the appropriate formulations for each individual’s needs and suitability. Additional hair growth supporting products can be used too, including FDA-cleared home-use low level laser therapy devices to promote hair regrowth and assist in preventing hair loss, and highly-targeted food supplements such as Hair Vitalics for Men.

Another potential reason you may have a receding hairline without any other signs of hair loss concerns your choice of hairstyle.

Whilst often primarily thought of as something that only affects women, there are various men’s hairstyles that can also cause hair loss if worn regularly. These are any tight styles that place undue stress and tension on the hair follicles, such as braids, cornrows, man buns and plaited dreadlocks.

These, when worn frequently, can stress and weaken the hair follicles around the source of the tension and particularly around the hairline and temples, resulting in hair loss from a condition known as Traction Alopecia.

If the hair loss is not so extreme that the skin has taken on a smooth, shiny bald look, Traction Alopecia treatment can be possible.

A consultation with a dedicated hair loss specialist may be best to help you determine the precise cause of your receding, and to give you tailored suggestions for treatments if required.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe 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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The annual Alopecia UK Big Weekend convention will be held 27th to 29th September 2019, in Bristol.

This popular event, held during Alopecia Awareness month, is an informative, inclusive and fun weekend for those affected – either directly or indirectly – by hair loss from various forms of the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata.

Adults, teens and children are all welcome, with special programmes including workshops, exhibitor demonstrations, games and talks tailored to each of these attendee groups.

Alopecia UK Big Weekend 2019 Bristol - annual hair loss charity event

Meet others who ‘just get it’

To announce this year’s event Alopecia UK listed nine reasons why those with, or supporting someone with, Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis may wish to attend, on their social media channels.

These were, in reverse order…

9. Find out about products and services that can help

8. Learn new skills

7. Make new friends

6. Socialise and have fun!

5. Feel comfortable to do something different

4. Build your confidence

3. Listen to talks from experts in alopecia

2. Meet others who ‘just get it’

1. End the weekend feeling uplifted and inspired!

Importance of peer support

Whilst the educational elements and practical advice are undoubtedly helpful for people with alopecia, simply being in safe space with others who are all going through the same issues can be a huge comfort.

The ability to ditch the wig or headscarf and go ‘au naturel’ for a weekend is something many people may not feel able to do in their everyday lives. These types of gatherings can, therefore, be an invaluable release and great source of peer support.

Research has shown that people with Alopecia Areata are more prone to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, so opportunities for these types of group gatherings, as well as professional advice on coping strategies – particularly for the forms where treatment is not yet possible (currently Alopecia Areata treatment is only generally successful for the basic scalp-only phenotype) – can be extremely uplifting.

The last day of the weekend sees attendees who wish to take part flood the banks of the River Avon with a ‘sea of AUK blue tops’ – blue being the main official colour of Alopecia UK – to help raise alopecia awareness – as well as for some picturesque photo opportunities!

Tickets to the event, which will be held at the Bristol Marriott Hotel in Bristol city centre, can be purchased via the Alopecia UK website where all necessary information and a brochure of the weekend’s events is also available.


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinics LondonThe 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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Congratulations to Tim Wheeler, the Headmaster of Stockport Grammar School and Chair of Trustees at, children’s hair loss charity, The Little Princess Trust, on being awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

According to a Facebook post on the official Little Princess Trust page, it was given in recognition of his services to both charity and education.

Wheeler was previously head of Hereford Cathedral Junior School where he became involved with this popular organisation, which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children with medical hair loss.

This was the school attended by Hannah Tarplee, the young girl in whose memory The Little Princess Trust – was founded in 2006.

A dedicated boys division, Hero by LPT, was added in 2017. Both help children who have lost their hair, frequently as a result of cancer treatment, Alopecia Areata or one of its more extensive phenotypes, Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis, to feel more ‘normal’.

Tim Wheeler MBE The Little Princess Trust Childrens Hair Loss Charity

Completed ten marathons

One of the ways in which Wheeler, 58, raises awareness and funds for Little Princess Trust is by running marathons. He has completed ten so far, with plans for more, in addition to carrying out his Trustee duties – and day job!

Tim Wheeler told the Trust that being notified of his impending award “came as an enormous surprise”.

It has been a privilege to be able to contribute to the work of such an amazing charity, which not only impacts directly on the lives of children now but is also rapidly developing its research programme in an attempt to find kinder treatments for the future.”

CEO of The Little Princess Trust, Phil Brace, praised Tim Wheeler’s “energy, enthusiasm and dedication,” saying “We are absolutely thrilled that Tim’s incredible work in the charity and education sectors has been recognised in the form of an MBE”.

Another Royal nod

Little Princess Trust and Hero by LPT are some of the best-known UK hair loss charities and have already been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – known as ‘the MBE for volunteer groups’.

They enjoy support from people of all ages who donate their time, money – and hair – including some high profile celebrities and royalty.

In January 2018, real life princess, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge had her hair cut and donated a 7 inch pony tail of her hair to Little Princess Trust.

She followed in the footsteps of actor, singer and Gucci model, Harry Styles who grew his hair especially long in order to be able to donate a good amount to the Trust when he had it chopped short.

Hair donations are blended together so each wig they are woven into is a mix of various people’s strands and the donors’ identities are kept secret so no-one knows whether their wig contains hairs from a pop star, a princess or anyone else.

In addition to providing real-hair wigs to children in need, Little Princess Trust also funds vital research into childhood cancers, having put £2,800,000 towards this already.

Anyone wanting to donate hair or money, or simply find out more about the charity, can visit littleprincesses.org.uk.


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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client 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

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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Name: Miriam

Question: I’m about to start being treated with herceptin – does this cause hair loss?

Answer: Hi, Miriam. As you probably know, Herceptin is the brand name for chemotherapy drug, trastuzumab.

It is commonly used by the NHS for the treatment of certain forms of breast cancer, oesophageal cancer and stomach cancer.

Cancer charity ribbon

There are no reported adverse events relating to hair loss of any kind associated with Herceptin / trastuzumab; you will be able to see the relevant potential side effects on the patient information leaflet for this medication which you can ask your oncologist for if they do not already provide you with a copy.

Herceptin is often used in conjunction with other drugs, therefore, you will need to explore the relevant patient information leaflets for these too – or ask your oncologist – to establish any potential Anagen Effluvium hair loss risks, including interactions with any other medications you may already be taking.

If hair loss during chemotherapy becomes a concern, you could investigate the possibility of cold cap therapy administered via a helmet-like scalp cooling system worn during chemo. This chills the scalp to such low temperatures that the chemo drugs are deterred from reaching, and destroying, the follicles, thereby preventing hair loss.

As having cancer is obviously incredibly distressing emotionally, and can also take its toll physically, there is the chance of stress-related hair loss happening.

This is a temporary condition called Telogen Effluvium where it lasts up to six months, and Chronic Telogen Effluvium – or Diffuse Thinning – when it lasts for at least six months.

It causes hair fall from all over the scalp, leaving thinning hair that first presents up to three months after having been triggered but usually grows back naturally.

The shedding can be intense but this is normal; up to 30 per cent of scalp hair – sometimes more – can be affected at the same time, which can be worrying to see when it falls out. However, normal hair growth should resume in due course.

For those who are not undergoing chemo Telogen Effluvium treatment may be a consideration, however, for anyone who has completed their chemotherapy course, a letter from their oncologist confirming they are suitable for hair loss treatment would be required by any Belgravia patients.

If you have any concerns regarding hairloss from your cancer treatment we advise you to speak to your doctor and/or oncologist about this as they will be able to give you a more personalised response based on your medical profile.

We wish you the very best of luck with your chemo and if you have any further general queries, please do let us know.


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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