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

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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 specialists are often asked about different scalp or hair oils which may help in the treatment of hair loss.

Those most commonly enquired about include coconut oil, argan oil, castor oil and jojoba oil.

The truth is, there are no hair care products of any type that have been clinically-proven to treat key conditions, such as Male Pattern Baldness, Female Pattern Hair Loss or Alopecia Areata.

So whilst the short answer to whether cosmetic hair and scalp oils can treat hairloss on their own is ‘no’, there are some benefits associated with their use.

Here we look specifically at using jojoba oil as part of a hair regimen.

jojoba oil

What is jojoba oil?

The jojoba plant, also known botanically as simmondsia chinensis, is a dioecious shrub native to Mexico and South Western regions of the USA. It produces seeds rich in jojoba liquid wax ester, commonly known as jojoba oil.

It has a high fatty acid content which comprises a number of different types, predominantly monounsaturated omega 9 and omega 7 oils, including palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, 11-Eicosenoic acid, erucic acid and nervonic acid.

These, particularly oleic acid, are thought to have some metabolic health and cancer prevention benefits when ingested; when applied topically, omega-9 preparations can provide various advantages. These include enhancing the activity of antioxidants, as well as providing softening, hydrating properties. They may also help to protect against signs of environmental damage, skin and hair ageing.

A 2005 clinical study of the anti-inflammatory properties of jojoba liquid wax discovered through animals trials that the substance showed similar levels of efficacy to the prescription drug indomethacin.

As inflammation plays a part in many different hair loss conditions, whilst it may not increase hair growth, treat thinning hair or bald spots, it may be useful as a natural anti-inflammatory.

It may also help to prevent damaged hair and hair breakage, which is where weakened hair snaps along the shaft but the follicle is not affected.

Shown to increase minoxidil absorption

Oleic acid has been shown in some clinical trials, to increase the skin penetration of certain topical medications.

woman applying hair loss solution product hair growth

One such drug, studied in 2018, was the only clinically-proven hair loss treatment currently both MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved for androgenetic alopecia in men and women: high strength minoxidil.

In vitro testing – not human trials – showed significantly improved hair follicle delivery of the researchers’ minoxidil-oleic acid formulation when compared to minoxidil alone.

This does not mean anyone using this particular hair loss solution should start mixing it with jojoba oil – or any other oleic acid-containing oil such as olive oil – however; that would most likely just dilute the medication and reduce its efficacy.

You can, if you wish, apply jojoba oil at least an hour before, or at least an hour after applying minoxidil, as a moisturiser to help keep the scalp in good condition. After all, a healthy scalp is important when it comes to healthy hair growth.

Further studies are needed, including large scale clinical trials including human participants, to ensure the long-term safety, tolerability and efficacy of such a concoction. It does provide hairloss researchers with an interesting springboard from which to potentially develop new hair loss products in the future, though.

For now, for those wanting to add hair oils or scalp oils into their general hair routine, we consider jojoba oil to be a safe choice in the majority of cases, with known benefits whether applied to the lengths and strands as a moisturiser, or directly to the scalp to help reduce any inflammation.


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


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: Beatriz

Question: I started to get small bald patches on the left side of my head in 2015. After visiting a dermatologist in 2016 I was diagnosed with pseudopelade de brocq. I was prescribed a liquid steroid solution which I applied once per day. I visited the dermatologist a few months later and they felt the condition was no longer active, and said that it doesn’t generally return?

This has remained the case until a month ago when I felt that I was losing hair again and the areas appeared larger. My hairdresser noticed that around my lower hairline, and at the front of my hair above my forehead was thinner but queried if this was more hormonal hair loss as my hair appears drier at the moment.

What is the timescale of pseudopelade and can it return again once it has cleared up? Also, when I went for a second opinion they told me I had lichen planopilaris – are these conditions similar and are the treatments and outcomes the same?

pseudopelade scarring alopecia
An Example of Pseudopelade

Answer: Hi, Beatriz. Pseudopelade can indeed recur and the duration, or how long it takes before it goes into remission, cannot be predicted.

It tends to present in a way that can resemble footprints in the snow and affects three times as many women as it does men, though little is known about its causes, comings and goings.

Pseudopelade is a form of scarring hair loss, which can destroy the hair follicles, leaving permanent baldness in the affected areas. It is part of a group of conditions collectively known as Cicatricial Alopecia or Alopecia Cicatrisata.

Lichen planopilaris also belongs to this group, and both lichen planopilaris and psedopelade are autoimmune disorders with similar symptoms. Most of those affected by lichen planopilaris – an estimated 60 to 90 per cent of cases – are women.

Examples of hair loss from Lichen Planopilaris - cicatricial alopecia

It is a skin disorder, lichen planus, but is known as lichen planopilaris when it affects hair-bearing areas. Symptoms of the condition include erythema – a redness of the skin around sites of inflammation, scaling and hyperkeratotic plugs (thickened outer layers of the skin).

Although sometimes said to be related to stress, this is largely thought to be more due to stress being detrimental to our general well-being and the body’s healing process, including how it responds to autoimmune disorder medications, than stress being any kind of trigger, unlike in other autoimmune diseases, such as Alopecia Areata.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Genetic and Rare Disease Information Centre, there “exists some controversy as to whether [pseudopelade de Brocq] is a distinct condition or the common final stage or variant of several different forms of scarring alopecias such as discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) or lichen planopilaris (LPP). Some have suggested abandoning the use of the term pseudopelade of Brocq while others think that the term should be strictly used to describe patients that follow the pattern of hair loss described by Brocq et al.(i.e., multiple, small, discrete, asymmetrical, smooth, soft, flesh-colored or white patches of hair loss with little, if any, inflammation).”

Often, where there is confusion over the diagnosis, a scalp biopsy is recommended in order to to tell these hair loss conditions apart. As such, you may wish to discuss this option with your dermatologist.

At Belgravia we cannot treat either of these conditions but those who can often do so using medications, such as corticosteroid lotions or scalp injections, to address the underlying condition, rather than providing any type of hairloss solution.

Once the condition has been stable for three years, some surgeons may consider carrying out a hair transplant or even scalp reduction surgery, though this is decided very much on a case-by-case basis. These are both highly-skilled procedures and require specialist experience and training so, if you were to explore either of these options, we would recommend speaking to a respected and qualified expert in this particular surgical field first.

It is worth noting that, even once the condition has been stable for the requisite amount of time, and if you are judged suitable for surgical hair restoration, the procedure still may not be a success.

As before, we recommend discussing your options with one of the dermatologists you mentioned seeing, as they should be able to provide you with further advice on getting a confirmed diagnosis and suitable therapies based on these findings.


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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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 Losswhich are being treated simultaneously, thanks to a personalised treatment plan devised by her dedicated hair specialist.

Find out what this client had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hair loss in women and Chronic Telogen Effluvium by clicking the buttons below…

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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.

Director of Fashion partnerships for Instagram and children’s author, Eva Chen is a popular figure on the image-sharing app, frequently sharing style tips and stories from her life as a busy mum-of-two in New York City.

Her regular Ask Me Anything (AMA) Instagram story sessions give her 1.2 million followers the chance to have their questions answered.

In her latest AMA, she offered some unique advice on how to cope with hair loss after having a baby, a condition known as Postpartum Alopecia.

Eva Chen Instagram Postpartum hair loss style advice

On-trend hair loss solution for new mums

“Oh boy, that is the absolute worse!!!” Chen, 39, wrote in response to someone asking how she coped with postpartum hairloss – the shedding that starts shortly after giving birth.

During pregnancy the hair growth cycle stays in its active ‘Anagen’ phase for longer than usual, resulting in the less shedding than normal during this time.

People – including those without any form of hair loss condition – tend lose around 100 or more hairs per day, However, during pregnancy more of these hairs which would normally be shed as a normal part of hair cycling are ‘hoarded’. This is why it is often noted that pregnant women appear to have fuller hair.

Once the baby has been born, these additional hairs – which, having built up over a period of up to nine months, is a substantial amount – start to shed as the hair cycle returns to normal. The ensuing diffuse hairloss affects the entire scalp, but is temporary.

“Honestly, there isn’t much to be done but wait it out,” advises Eva Chen, who was previously the beauty and health director at Teen Vogue, adding: “I wore a lot of headbands! Lucky for you they’re trending!”

Postpartum regrowth options

Whilst Chen’s stylish suggestion may be a practical and fashion-forward quick fix for new mums wanting to hide their hair loss, there are a number of other options.

After having a baby it can take between 6 and 12 months for hair to naturally return to its pre-pregnancy state.

For those wishing to aid the hair regrowth process along, there are options available but it is important to note that these are for mothers who are not breastfeeding or expressing. Belgravia hair specialists advise those who are nursing not to try any of these solutions until they have finished, simply as a precaution.

Women who are not breastfeeding may explore pharmaceutical postpartum hair loss treatment options, as well as nutritional support from hair supplements designed to help maintain the normal functioning of the hair growth cycle.

Hair Vitalics for Women - hair supplement from The Belgravia Centre hair growth specialists London hair loss clinic

Maintaining a balanced, healthy diet full of nutrients is always advised, but is not always the reality once a new baby comes along.

Belgravia offers an exclusive one-a-day food supplement called Hair Vitalics for Women which is suitable for those who are not nursing. These contain a highly-targeted blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts, including biotin, selenium, zinc, iron, vitamins C and D3, as well as phytoestrogens, but are not intended to replace a good diet. Hair Vitalics is available to both clients and non-clients, who can purchase via the dedicated hairvitalics.com website.

In addition, the use of low-level laser therapy hair growth supporting products may be beneficial.

The FDA-cleared HairMax LaserBand devices, for example, offer a quick way to stimulate the follicles, with medical-grade lasers and patented teeth to part the hair, being embedded in headband style wearable gadgets. These are worn three times per week for between 90 seconds and 3 minutes each time, depending on the model used.

HairMax LaserBand 41 hair growth LLLT device buy from The Belgravia Centre hair loss clinic London

For those concerned about on-going levels of excessive hair fall that does not appear to be subsiding a few months after giving birth, a consultation with a professional hair loss specialist is highly recommended, whether in-person, or online.

Firstly, for those with either existing Female Pattern Hair Loss, or an underlying genetic predisposition to this hereditary concern, Post-partum alopecia may exacerbate or trigger this type of shedding.

Whilst hair loss after having a baby affects the entire scalp diffusely on a temporary basis, Female Pattern Hair Loss is concentrated on the top of the scalp, presenting as thinning hair from the crown to the hairline and temples, and is a progressive, permanent condition.

Should this be diagnosed, there are a number of hair loss treatments which can be offered, as well as those outlined above, and a custom course can be tailored based on your condition(s), level and pattern of hairloss, as well as your medical profile.

Secondly, receiving an expert diagnosis and personalised advice about your hair loss can be a huge relief and one less thing to worry about.


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


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.

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.

Find out what this client had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hair loss in women and Chronic Telogen Effluvium by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

Treatment information

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.

Gut health is not just a hot wellness trend.

The gastrointestinal tract has long been considered the root of good health in Asian medicine, whilst the Western world only started to show significant medical interest over the past 10 years or so.

This is despite the founder of modern medicine, the Greek physician Hippocrates who died in 370BC, famously stating “all disease begins in the gut”.

Researchers in Spain recently conducted a cross-sectional study to establish whether gut microbiota played a role in the autoimmune disorder, Alopecia Areata. Specifically, they were looking for links to its most severe phenotype, Alopecia Universalis.

stomach gut health

Whereas the mild form of Alopecia Areata presents as patchy hair loss to the scalp only, Alopecia Universalis causes complete baldness from head-to-toe.

All forms can be distressing as the hair growth cycle becomes suspended, resulting in sudden hairloss with the length of time this will remain ‘stuck’ being unpredictable.

There are Alopecia Areata treatments available for the scalp-only type, which will often see spontaneous hair regrowth resume within 12 months, too. However, for the more extensive iterations, including Alopecia Universalis, treatments tend to be less successful and the conditions are generally on-going. There are currently no MHRA-licensed nor FDA-approved treatments for Alopecia Areata, though many are in development.

Although the underlying mechanisms that cause all types of autoimmune alopecia are still unknown, various triggers have been identified. These include sudden shock and trauma, allergies, hormones and a genetic element is also suspected.

Possible bacterial biomarkers

A team comprising researchers from various medical institutions in Madrid, compared the gut health of 15 patients with Alopecia Universalis and 15 healthy control participants.

In the study report published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology on 16th August 2019, the methodology is explained: “Gut microbiome of the study subjects was analysed by sequencing the 16SrRNA of stool samples. We searched for bacterial biomarkers of alopecia universalis using the linear discriminant analysis effect size (LEFse) tool.”

Of the 30 subjects, 46.6 per cent were women and 53.4 per cent were male and no statistically significant difference was noted in gut bacteria based on gender.

Normal Hair Growth Cycle versus Hair Growth in Alopecia Areata

However, the team noted that an “enriched presence (LDA SCORE > 2) of Holdemania filiformis, Erysipelotrichacea, Lachnospiraceae, Parabacteroides johnsonii, Clostridiales vadin BB60 group, Bacteroides eggerthii and Parabacteroides distasonis” was seen in the participants with Alopecia Universalis.

Furthermore, they advised that a “predictive model based on the number of bacterial counts of Parabacteroides distasonis and Clostridiales vadin BB60 group correctly predicted disease status in 80% of patients…”

It was concluded that, although this study showed that Alopecia Universalis “does not seem to affect broadly gut microbiota structure” more research was needed as there were a number of bacterial biomarkers found which were associated with the disease and these may be involved in the condition’s pathophysiology. Alternatively, their presence could be used to assist in diagnosing the disorder, which can affect men, women and children of any age, race or hair type.

Novartis looking to revist alopecia areata treatment research?

Pharmaceutical company, Novartis contributed to the financing of this Spanish study. This may indicate that the Swiss multinational is considering revisiting a foray into developing Alopecia Areata hair loss solutions.

In 2015 Novartis started clinical trials into its biological, interleukin-17A-blocking drug, secukinumab – which goes under the brand name Cosentyx – to determine whether it could be a potential treatment for Alopecia Areata.

At present – October 2019 – however, there is no mention of this trial, nor any other research into Alopecia Areata in any of its forms, in the company’s pipeline reports. Should any new information come to light on this, we will publish updates here on the Belgravia blog.

In the meantime, adults concerned about sudden hair fall from the scalp should contact a dermatologist or hair loss specialist, whilst children or those with shedding in other areas of the face or body, should speak to their doctor as a first port of call.


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


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.