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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.

Picture this… after developing the classic signs of Male Pattern Hair Loss you make the decision to go bald gracefully.

umbrella scalp protection shade rain weather

You shave your head, let nature take its course and over the years your thinning hair gradually causes your scalp to become fully exposed to the elements.

Or, you develop patchy hair loss from the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata – or total baldness of the scalp from its more severe iterations, Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis. Again, leaving your naked scalp displayed either wholly or in part.

In each instance, and in the case of other hair loss conditions where the scalp becomes exposed, there is a whole area of newly-revealed skin that needs taking care of and protecting.

But how many people are actually aware of why this is so important?

Actinic keratosis and skin cancer

One of the best things people who are bald can do to protect their scalp is to use a good quality sunscreen or sunblock on their head, ensuring it is regularly reapplied as necessary, based on the product’s instructions.

Those who are not necessarily bald but have thinning hair on top – something which is often symptomatic of Female Pattern Hair Loss – may find applying sun creams to their scalp tricky. There are, however, many dedicated sun protection sprays for the scalp and hair available now.

Of course, hats or other head coverings can also be used, but it is important to ensure you block as many of the sun’s UV rays as possible given the less hair there is, the less protection the head has from sunburn.

When there is no hair on top of the head, ultraviolet (UV) rays from daylight, or artificial UV light sources, are better able to penetrate the skin in this area, as well as the top of the ears, which would otherwise generally be better shaded by hair. Continues below…

Actinic keratoses on scalp condition can be sign of pre-cancer skin cancer
An example of actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) on the scalp

This is why researchers, from Danish company LEO Pharma, developing treatments for Actinic Keratosis – a potentially pre-cancerous condition which causes a crusty, scaly scalp from repeated UV exposure – used men with extensive hair loss as their trial subjects.

According to official advice on actinic keratosis from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), the rough patches of skin that this scalp condition – also known as solar keratosis – can cause, “aren’t usually a serious problem and can go away on their own, but it’s important to get them checked as there’s a chance they might turn into skin cancer at some point”.

It tends to affect areas that are most frequently exposed to sunlight, including the face, hands, forearms and lower legs as well as the ears and scalp.

Skin cancer prevention is the primary reason for ensuring proper scalp care featuring a suitable sunblock or high SPF sun cream is practised daily, all year round. Don’t forget, UV rays can penetrate even on cloudy days, not just sunny ones.

Other scalp conditions

Belgravia Centre B4 Medicated Shampoo treatment shampoo

Many scalp conditions, including psoriasis, can be autoimmune and hereditary in nature, and will therefore present whether you have hair or not; obviously if you are bald or have extensive hairloss, they may simply become more noticeable.

Whilst others, such as seborrhoeic dermatitis, which – when it affects the head – causes a red, itchy and scaly-looking scalp that flakes easily, are not genetic, but have other triggering factors such as an overgrowth of, or an over-active immune response to yeast found on the skin called Malassezia furfur. This is most likely to affect those prone to allergies, hayfever, asthma and eczema, and is generally worse in dry and cold weather.

These cannot be prevented, but practising good scalp hygiene, such as washing the scalp daily, is recommended. Patients are generally advised to use a tailored shampoo – often medicated shampoo with formulations including zinc pyrithione, selenium sulphide, coal tar or ketoconazole – as these can be beneficial and ease symptoms. It is important to follow the usage directions as some may only be used every other day, for example, or on a short-term basis.

It you are concerned about problems with your scalp, a hair specialist or dermatologist should be able to provide you with a diagnosis and appropriate treatment recommendations, following a consultation.


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
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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

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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.

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a common form of scarring hair loss that affects women of African descent. A 2016 study found that almost half of all African American women have experienced this condition.

Although it is linked to certain intense hairstyling practices – hence it also being known as Hot Comb Alopecia – and inflammation, CCCA has long been suspected of also having a genetic element.

The hallmark of this form of cicatricial alopecia is the shape the hair loss takes; starting in the middle of the scalp, it gradually radiates outwards at either side, forming an increasingly large almond shape.

Researchers in Israel have discovered what they believe may be the root of this genetic constituent: a mutation in the enzyme peptidyl arginine deiminase, type III (PADI3).

Small but thorough study

The potential breakthrough findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 13th February 2019, and reveal it to be a small but in-depth study.

Details explain how a ‘discovery group’ of 16 patients with CCCA was compared to filtered results from a public database. Study authors from the Tel Aviv Medical Centre’s Department of Dermatology, explored these, as follows:

“We then performed direct sequencing to identify disease-associated DNA variations and RNA sequencing, protein modelling, immunofluorescence staining, immunoblotting, and an enzymatic assay to evaluate the consequences of potential etiologic mutations. We used a replication set that consisted of women with CCCA to confirm the data obtained with the discovery set.”

What transpired was that the PADI3 enzyme is able to modify other proteins “essential to hair shaft formation”. Women with decreased PADI3 and PADI3 mutations, as noted from scalp biopsy samples, were more likely to have CCCA than other women with the same Afro hair type who did not show this genetic quirk.

Area of current research

Whether you call it Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia, Hot Comb Alopecia or Follicular Degeneration Syndrome (FDS), this form of hair loss has recently come under scrutiny from the medical and pharmaceutical communities, with a number of projects exploring its pathogenesis, as others aim to find a suitable, effective treatment.

The fact this study was, in part, funded by a L’Oreal African Hair and Skin Research grant may suggest the cosmetics giant is also considering developing products for people with this condition.

Currently, Follicular Degeneration Syndrome treatment may be possible when the condition is caught early.

Once the scarring sets in, however, there are few options for hair regrowth, meaning potentially permanent hair loss, though surgical intervention in the form of a hair transplant may be possible.

This is decided very much on a case by case basis given the many variables involved, including the extent of the scalp that is affected, the amount and quality of donor hair the patient has, and whether the scalp is likely to respond well to the new grafts.

Anyone concerned about unusual levels or patterns of hair loss should consult a specialist in order to obtain a timely diagnosis. It is the case with most hair loss conditions that, the earlier the better when starting treatment. Therefore, finding out what you are dealing with as quickly as possible gives you time to explore your options before deciding on the one you feel most comfortable with.


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 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: Aarav

Question: Does emu oil make hair loss medication work better when I apply to scalp? Please tell me.

Answer: Hi, Aarav. We understand that this is a popular internet rumour based – we presume – on emu oil’s alleged anti-inflammatory properties, but there is no clinical evidence to support this theory.

Furthermore, according to Medical News Today, there have been reports of emu oil causing irritation when it is applied directly to the skin.

emu oil

The purpose of applying oil to the scalp or hair is to nourish and moisturise it – it can help the condition of existing hair, but it cannot treat or prevent a hair loss condition – this is the job of clinically-proven hair loss treatments.

Contrary to helping hair loss treatment to be more effective, in some cases using emu oil or any other hair oil can actually dilute the topically-applied MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved hair loss solution, high strength minoxidil. This may make it less effective.

If you are using a hair oil as well as topical hair loss solutions, it is wise to apply the oil at least an hour after applying minoxidil.

There is no reliable medical evidence regarding the use of emu oil for hair growth or hair care and the quality of the oil depends on how well the emus are raised. This, in turn, can mean the better quality oils are higher in price, and cheaper versions may be of inferior quality.

There are many more affordable and widely suitable scalp and hair oil options, including coconut oil, argan oil and castor oil, it is just important to be mindful of how and when you use them. Not to mention being mindful of the fact that whichever one you use, hair oil is essentially used as a haircare product – not a hair loss treatment or medication.

If you are looking to enhance your current hair regimen, there are a number of steps you can take. One of these is to consider adding appropriate hair growth supporting products to your regime in addition to the authorised medications.

These include FDA-cleared low level laser therapy (LLLT) devices, such as the HairMax LaserComb or LaserBand, which are painless ways to stimulate follicles in order to promote strong hair as well as hair growth.

The one-a-day food supplement Hair Vitalics for Men has also been developed exclusively by Belgravia hair specialists for the maintenance of normal, healthy hair growth. The highly-targeted formula contains a number of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts, including biotin, zinc and selenium.

If you are unsure as to which options may be open to you, or would like personalised advice as to which may be most suited to you based on your current treatment routine, condition, level and pattern of shedding, and medical profile, a consultation with a hair loss specialist should provide the answers you are looking for.


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 says “I did not expect to see those changes in the volume and strength of my hair. It has also made me more confident, happy and out going person”. 

Find out what more 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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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.

Economists may not be your typical hair loss researchers, but a team from Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics has produced some interesting reading on the subject.

Three students carried out the amusingly-titled ‘Willingness Toupee’ study, investigating how much men would pay to get more hair. What they discovered in addition to these monetary aspects, was some of the most common ways men are trying to hide the signs of Male Pattern Baldness.

As they write, “The gut-wrenching suffering and panic from hair loss has been happening since the beginning of time. Of course, men have not sat passively by while their former manes wisp away like dandelion seeds. From the modern day “hair piece”, or toupee, to the Neanderthal’s “stone piece”, men have been fighting back.

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It is clear from the battery of products available that mask hair loss (e.g., toupee, hair-in-a-bottle), regrow hair (e.g., minoxidil or finasteride) or methods used to trick others into believing a full head of hair still exists (e.g., the comb-over), balding men are engaged in significant economic activities to fight hair loss.”

Styling methods for hiding hair loss

Through surveying 151 men, who were each paid $0.70 to complete the 5 minute questionnaire, the North Carolina, USA, team found men employed various hair hacks in a bid to distract from their thinning hair.

The vast majority of participants were aged between 18 and 35 years of age (71%), whilst 24% were between 36 and 55 years, with 5% being over 56.

The top styling methods for hiding hair loss were found to be…

  • a combover (36%)
  • brushing the hair forward to help hide a receding hairline (26%)
  • wearing a hat (23%)

How much men would pay to have more hair

The extent of each man’s hair loss was measured using the Norwood-Hamilton Scale. They were then given the option of increasing their hair density by moving down the scale by just one point – from a Norwood 3 to a Norwood 2, for example. Continues below…

When it came to how much value men place on their hair, or having hair, in monetary terms, the researchers found that as the price of hair restoration – whether surgical or pharmaceutical – increased, the men’s likelihood to say yes decreased proportionally.

However, when information regarding the efficacy of hair loss treatment options was provided, those which were deemed more effective had an increased chance of uptake from the participants.

After modelling the figures, the American team found that the amount men were willing to pay to increase the amount of hair they currently have by just one point on the Norwood-Hamilton scale, came to $5,324 using a mixed logit model and $5,812 using a latent class model. Based on these figures, this would mean spending over $10,000 if they wanted to fully restore their hair.

Professional hair loss advice

On a very simple level, this data is no huge surprise as it backs up what many of us want – the best possible product for the best possible price.

It also showed that the worse a man’s hair loss gets, the more he is willing to pay more money for products which are known to be less effective.

Belgravia always recommends seeking professional advice as soon as signs of hair loss – including regular, excessive shedding or a drop in hair density – become apparent, even if you then decide to take your time to properly explore all the available options.

As Male Pattern Baldness is a permanent, progressive condition, if it is left to run its course without intervention, from clinically-proven treatments for example, the hair thinning process of follicular miniaturisation will continue. This can lead to baldness and, once the skin takes on a smooth, shiny appearance, the hair follicles will no longer be able to produce hair growth – even with assistance – so the hair loss will then be permanent.

In some cases a hair transplant may be a viable option but this depends on the quality and quantity of the donor hair – hair at the back and sides of the scalp which is not affected by genetic hair loss – as well as the individual’s medical suitability. However, even if surgical hair restoration is applicable, a pharmaceutical course featuring one or both of the only authorised hairloss treatments will generally be required on an on-going basis afterwards in order to preserve the results of surgery.

One aspect the Appalachian students picked up on was that educating men about what causes hair loss and what can be done about it would be widely beneficial, given the importance hair has to many men’s self-esteem. They suggest government-subsidised information programmes may be useful to men’s welfare but, for now, anyone concerned about losing their hair can find personalised advice and, where appropriate, treatment recommendations, by speaking with a hair loss specialist.


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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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: Blake

Question: I read about this new product called HairGenesis. Do you rate it for Male Pattern Baldness? I’m looking for a men’s hair loss treatment I can use at home.

Answer: Hi, Blake. We have not used this product, nor are we aware of anyone else who has, but we have looked into this for you.

From what we have seen, HairGenesis does not appear to be a hair loss treatment; it seems to be a food supplement or similar.

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Medication which is designed to treat any health issue is required to be authorised by the individual country’s medical regulatory board, such as the MHRA and FDA in the UK and America. HairGenesis is not MHRA-licensed, nor is it FDA-approved to treat Male Pattern Baldness, nor any other type of hair loss.

We can see from the way in which the product is being marketed how there may be some confusion, but company literature detailing information about the ingredients suggest that this is not a hair loss ‘treatment’ in the truest sense. Furthermore, what we have seen of the clinical trial data is vague.

HairGenesis claims to contain natural 5AR, or DHT, blockers – DHT being the testosterone byproduct which causes thinning hair in cases of genetic hairloss. It is likely this reference is in relation to saw palmetto, an natural ingredient thought to lower DHT levels and which also features in the highly-targeted Belgravia hair supplement, Hair Vitalics for Men.

The product does not contain the only clinically-proven, MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved Male Pattern Baldness treatments, the DHT inhibiting tablet finasteride 1mg and the topical hair loss solution, high strength minoxidil. Therefore, it is unlikely to significantly prevent hair loss nor actively promote hair growth on its own.

Overall, whilst HairGenesis claims to have established “the effectiveness of naturally occurring 5AR inhibitors against AGA [androgenetic alopecia] for the first time,” it seems this product is a reasonable mix of herbal preparations that would currently probably be better thought of as a nutritional support, in both its topical and oral forms.

The established forms of pharmaceutical treatments outlined above can be used at home, either individually or in tandem, as well as alongside secondary hair growth supporting products – the category we feel HairGenesis is likely best suited to.

If you would like personalised recommendations based upon your condition, level and pattern of shedding, as well as your medical profile, a consultation with a hair loss specialist will provide all of these, as well as answering any further queries you may have.


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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