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A full head of hair is a powerful natural accessory but unfortunately for some, it may be only a nostalgic memory of their youth. For others it may be something they’re desperately trying to hold on to in a bid to stave off the unforgiving years and the possibility of baldness.
Young men and women can prevent and reverse the effects of hair lossSo would you be jealous, or at least curious, if you saw a friend – who you knew, was on that same path – apparently growing more and more hair?

Hair loss is treatable and preventable as long as you act early and get the right treatments. There is a lot to choose from today but currently only three official treatments for hair loss have been scientifically proven to prevent and regrow hair, and have the regulatory medical green light for safety.

Hair loss is much more than the theft of a youthful physical appearance. It is a condition that can penetrate and ruin one’s confidence and self-esteem. There are literally hundreds of hair loss products on the shelves today, all attesting to be the latest and greatest in hair regrowth phenomena. However, when a progressive condition such as male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss begins, getting the right treatment early can mean the world of difference to the prevention of baldness and the regrowth of hair that has already started to thin. That’s not to say however that all hope is lost for those with severe hair loss.

Click to see more excessive hair loss succcess photosEveryone is different and people respond differently to medical treatment. When it comes to Belgravia’s clients, people will experience varying degrees of success but there is no doubt that everyone’s story is a success measured by their own scale.

Belgravia’s medically trained hair loss specialists are equipped to diagnose any condition relating to the hair or scalp and can detect the possibility of underlying medical problems that may be affecting hair growth. For expert advice and access to an individualised hair loss treatment program, specifically designed to stabilise your condition and maximise hair growth success, contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 to book a free consultation. Alternatively, message us for more information or fill in the online diagnostic form from anywhere in the world and turn your hair loss into another success story.

Video Hair Loss Diary

Hair Loss Success Story 1: “I swear by this process… the before and after photos are scary!”

Hair Loss Success Story 2: “Have seen a real difference in my hair.”

Hair Loss Success Story 3: “Friends say I have gained hair and lost 20 years!”

Hair Loss Success Story 4: “Two years ago my friend had lost a lot of hair and when I saw him a year later he had gained all his hair back.”

Hair Loss Success Story 5: “The treatment has changed my life – no exaggeration.”

Hair Loss Success Story 6: “Friends and relatives noticed the difference”

Interesting Hair Loss Success Story

RNA supplements do not prevent hair lossName: Albert

Question: Hey, I got a question about RNA (ribonucleic acid). Is it true that it helps the hair to grow or stop hair loss? I want to use RNA Capsules 500 mg. I wait for answers. Thank you.

Answer: RNA is involved in protein synthesis. It is a molecule that helps our bodies take information contained in our DNA and use it as a blueprint for making proteins from all the amino acids, whether created by the body or extracted from foods, which are needed throughout our bodies.

Hair may essentially be made up of proteins, but there is no evidence whatsoever that RNA supplements can stop hair loss or help hair to re-grow.

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Name:Torryn

Washing your hair with regular shampoos will not lead to hair lossQuestion:Can selenium sulphide make your hair thin if it is in dandruff shampoo? I use the Selsun Blue – is the ingredient bad? Please help.

Answer: There’s been a lot of speculation about the potency of everyday regular shampoos and their effect on hair loss. Most notably sodium lauryl sulphate, or SLS, which is one of the top ingredients in almost every shampoo, has had a bad rap. 

Selenium sulphide on the other hand, has not been known to cause hair thinning and I’m sure Selsun Blue would have been taken off the market a long time ago if it was found to cause thinning hair.

Likewise, the truth about SLS is that it in no way triggers hair loss or affects the rate at which your hair falls. It can irritate the scalp in people who have a skin condition such as dermatitis, but under normal circumstances, SLS is a perfectly safe ingredient which is used in almost all shampoos.

If you are experiencing thinning hair or hair loss, there could be numerous explanations. To pinpoint the cause and find out what can be done, please call on 020 7730 6666 to book a free consultation with one of our hair loss specialists, fill in our online diagnostic form, or message us for more information.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's scored number 4 worst celebrity hairstyleThe bad news just keeps on coming for Manchester United’s No7. Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be losing everything – world player of the year titles, his temper, respect and now his hair. Just kidding – Wayne Rooney’s got that issue covered. The slick Portuguese on the other hand has a fine crop of hair, but he has lost miserably in the celebrity hairstyle awards. Instead, the striker has scored the position of number four for the worst celebrity hairdo.

With his pin-up perfect pout and Cheshire cat grin – not to mention his modest nature – you would have thought nothing could stop the striker’s run of sexiest-man-in-football status. It seems his styling efforts and the thousands he must spend on hair gel have let him down, but do people really think his hair is that bad? The 24-year-old arguably has more style than David Beckham did at his age, yet ironically Beckham came in at number five for the best celebrity hairstyle.

At least there’s some good news – in the wake of Real Madrid’s attempts to conclude a deal for winger Frank Ribery, Ronaldo is set to remain at Manchester United for the time being. No doubt this is much to the delight of purveyors of hair gel and eligible local bachelorettes.

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Despite Russell Brand being voted as having the worst celebrity hairdo, the controversial character won’t be saying goodbye to his “long daft hair” anytime soon.

And the worst celebrity hair award goes to... Me!In a recent poll that sorted the best from the worst, Brand secured the title of worst celebrity hair style with his famous messy locks, topping Jonathan Ross, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Cristiano Ronaldo and Donald Trump.

Sure it’s not the most refined hair style of all time, but at least baldness isn’t a concern for the 33-year-old. A lot of men would die for the chance of having that amount of thick, dense hair – women too for that matter. While the majority of men his age are starting to worry about hair loss, and thinning hair is becoming more concerning for women, Brand continues to sport an overtly abundant amount of hair for someone who’s led the kind of lifestyle he has.

The 80s rock look arguably suits the debauched media magnet and he’s lucky to still have it. The body reacts to certain lifestyle habits in a variety of ways. Lucky for this self-confessed sex-addict however, drugs, alcohol, smoking, stress and depression haven’t manifested in hair loss. Who knows the kind of man he’d be without his sacred trademark tresses.

“I… have dreams about having my hair cut and I wake up and I am like, ‘Thank God, I didn’t have my hair cut,’ ” a little obsessed Brand admitted last year.

Although, what would he do if – God forbid – he falls victim to male pattern baldness? With all that hair he could hide it for at least a while. Maybe he’d design a comb over that would rival the Trump’s standards. Then again, he does attend AA and NA meetings so maybe he wouldn’t be adverse to treatment – hair loss treatment that is, if it means he could save his ‘clowning glory’.

He once mentioned though that he’d be up for the chop if it was deemed necessary for his acting career.

“I expect I will finally get my hair cut because I am doing films now and it can’t always be, ‘Napoleon entered, he has got real long daft hair’. It’s going to be restrictive. So eventually I am going to have to play someone who has not got stupid hair and that day will henceforth be known as ‘haircut day’ for me,” he said.

Thankfully, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star hasn’t landed such a role as yet. Let’s hope he can keep his hair for as long as possible. Besides, the spaced-out rocker roles suit him to a tee.

Concerned about your own limp locks or shedding hair? Fill in an online diagnostic form to see what advice a hair loss specialist would recommend you, or call 020 7730 6666 or message us for more information or a free consultation.

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There is a completely natural way to cure sudden hair loss in men and women and it is by doing nothing. Seriously – despite popular opinion that assumes ‘once it’s gone it’s gone’, hair can re-grow on its own, without treatment just as spontaneously as it fell out. There are exceptions of course and whether or not you’re one of the lucky ones who do not require treatment will depend on what type of hair loss you have and what triggered it in the first place.

Sudden hair loss is triggered by physical and emotional stressThere are various reasons for hair loss. The most prevalent cause is heredity, but the main reason for sudden hair loss is physical or emotional stress. In these circumstances, it presents itself in the form of telogen effluvium or diffuse hair loss.

An illness or surgery for instance can trigger an alteration in the hair growth lifecycle. During such time the body may not deem hair growth a priority and so directs its energies elsewhere. Once this illness has passed however, the sudden hair loss condition should cease and hair growth should return to normal after a few months.

Sudden hair loss can occur for a variety of medical reasons. Of course you can’t exactly just do nothing then – you should consult your doctor and deal with the pertinent issue, even if you’re not sure what it is. A lot of the time women are iron deficient without being aware of it and it’s well known that this condition affects hair loss.  

Pregnancy is another condition that alters the way our bodies work. Women may actually find that their hair is in its best condition during pregnancy, only to experience sudden hair loss after childbirth. The excess shedding is just the body’s way of telling you things are going back to normal. As your hormone levels balance out, the normal hair growth cycle should return to normal. Give it a year, maximum, and the sudden hair loss should correct itself.

Sudden hair loss can also be triggered if you are confronted with severe stress at work, home or a combination of both. If it was a once of stress, such as a death in the family, the hair loss should be a short term thing also. If it’s an ongoing source of stress that’s contributing to your hair loss, you should find ways to manage your stress levels and think about getting some treatments for hair loss.

Curing sudden hair loss is easy once you know the cause, but sometimes it’s a little more complicated. These particular situations can cause excess shedding in people who are not otherwise susceptible to hair loss or baldness. However, they can also trigger more permanent forms of hair loss in those who have a genetic history of the condition.

In any case, sudden or gradual hair loss should be addressed if only to eliminate the possibility of other serious medical conditions. To arrange a meeting with a Belgravia hair loss specialist, call 020 7730 6666 to book or contact us for more information. Alternatively, you can fill in the online diagnostic form from anywhere in the world for access to impartial and accurate advice regarding your circumstances.

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Aloe vera has long been revered as the healing plant and known for its miraculous nourishing, softening and moistening effects. More recently however, some of those promoting the herbal product say it’s got hair growth powers as well.

The herbal powers of Aloe Vera are said to extend to the treatment of hair lossAloe vera, native to Northern Africa, took the cosmetic world by storm and it’s evolving into the hair care industry. Its historical use dates back over 5000 years and to evidence that it was a herbal remedy used in embalming mummies, both as a preservative as well as a preventive agent against tuberculosis and other respiratory complications. Apparently Native Americans and people of the Caribbean region have also been using aloe vera for centuries to improve the quality of their hair.

It is alleged to stimulate hair growth by promoting scalp health, balancing pH levels and cleansing the pores. However, while it may well improve the quality of the hair you’ve got, it doesn’t show much promise as a solution to hair loss.

A lot of the time, marketing efforts are overstretched on hair loss products that have no scientific evidence. It’s said that aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory, nourishing and soothing properties help stimulate new hair growth and help to prevent hair loss but there are no clinical studies that indicate that aloe vera would be an effective treatment for hair loss.

Perhaps as part of a combination course of treatments to tackle hair loss, aloe vera could be beneficial. It won’t be the main attraction and it’s definitely not going to be the active ingredient to help stabilise and reverse hair loss, but it does have valuable properties that can help maintain a healthy scalp. The plant may help to relieve itchy, dry or oily skin which, along with hair supplements, will help to improve the overall condition of the scalp. This could provide an optimal environment for new hair growth which can be achieved with the proven hair loss treatments.

If you’ve got some aloe vera growing around your house, give it a go and see if it makes your hair look healthier. Just don’t bother spending money on hair loss products that claim it can re-grow your hair.

For more information on the proven treatments for hair loss, or to book a consultation with a hair loss specialist, call the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email. Alternatively, fill in the world-wide online diagnostic form for expert advice and recommendations based solely on your individual condition.

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Nearly half of all women will suffer from hair loss at some stage of their lives. It can be a stressful time but with proper treatment and care there are ways to prevent future shedding and even re-grow what’s been lost.

A widening centre-part is a tell-tale sign of thinning hairA certain amount of hair loss is normal for every person at every age. The growth cycle allows for the natural shedding of some hair while new hairs grow, without a significant loss of density. However as you age, the diameter of the hair strand becomes thinner so you may have the same number of strands but lose some density. If you haven’t noticed excessive shedding but have realised that when run your fingers through your hair it’s not as full-bodied as it once was, you’re probably experiencing female pattern hair loss. You can thank your parents for this genetic condition but be thankful that is effectively treated using a combination of women’s hair loss treatments.

Sometimes though, we can be our own worst enemies and the cause of our own thinning hair. Women’s hair loss is so multi-factorial and we can cause trauma to our hair follicles in a variety of ways. There are many common culprits but essentially it’s either due to something physical that you’re doing right now, or a physical trauma or emotional event that happened in the past.

Things you could be doing right now that cause excessive shedding include constantly scratching an itchy scalp, wearing tight ponytails or subjecting your hair to damaging styling habits. These routines inhibit hair growth by causing breakage of the hair shaft, or irritating and pulling on the hair follicle which leads to inflammation or scarring of the follicles. The good news however, is that if you stop these habits before they get a chance to really cause some serious and permanent damage, the hair is likely to grow back.

Something which might also result in hair loss or excess shedding is an event you may have experienced or subjected your body to a few months ago. The effects of stress, crash dieting, changing mediations, and childbirth, may show up three months down the line in the manifestation of hair loss. Generally however, if the trauma or physical cause of your hair loss is in the past, your hair should grow back.

There are ways to treat hair loss that doesn’t appear to be relinquishing, but you should get a professional diagnosis to establish the true cause of the condition. Sometimes there can be underlying medical reasons for hair loss that need to be treated first, other times any number of factors could trigger female pattern hair loss.

There are lots of hair loss products on the market that may contain beneficial ingredients for healthy hair but are not scientifically proven to treat hair loss. Because female hair loss is rarely skin deep, discerning which treatment is most beneficial for your individual condition is something that requires the expertise of a medically trained hair loss specialist.

In the majority of cases, no matter what the cause, women’s hair loss can be controlled either by making amendments to your lifestyle or trying some proven treatments and hair growth boosters. It may be stressful initially but it is good to know that with some expert advice, you can effectively take control of the situation and reinstate your lost locks to their former glory.

For more information or to book a free consultation with a hair loss specialist, contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email. Alternatively, with the online diagnostic form you can get the expert advice you need as well as gain access to your recommended treatment from anywhere in the world, without the need to take time out of your busy day to visit the London centre.

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Norwood Scale of Male Pattern BaldnessType I. Minimal hair loss.

Type II. Insignificant hair loss at the temples.

Type III. The first stage that requires treatment.

Type III vertex. Receding hairline and thinning hair on the vertex.

Type IV. Bigger pattern on the vertex and hairline.

Type V. Patterns at both sites are bigger but a thin division line is still present.

Type VI. The bridge is gone but several strands of short fine hair may remain.

Type VII. The most severe form of hair loss. Little hair on the front or top of the head.

It’s no secret that men with a receding hairline are on the steady but reliable path to baldness, although most should be able to maintain a decent fallen halo of hair around the sides and back.

Male pattern baldness is the most common hair loss diagnosis in men. As a rule it starts at the temples and crown of the head and over time, the two areas eventually meet. The sly connection may have appeared to spring from nowhere but according to Dr. O’Tar Norwood it was an inevitable bond just waiting to blossom.

The Norwood Scale is a set of images that depict the different stages of male pattern hair loss. Now, whether they try to avoid the situation or not, most men know what to expect when they see the early signs of hair loss, so what’s the use of such a diagram that only states the obvious?

Well, the rate at which men lose hair varies enormously. Male hair loss can begin as early as puberty and while some men may shed rapidly in their 20’s up to a Type 3 or Type 4, others may have no detectable amount of hair loss until they are in their 50’s, only to advance to a Type 6 or Type 7 in just a few short years. Essentially, the scale is used to assess how advanced a man’s hair loss is – the higher the number, the more advanced the loss. And if you start to thin or recede early in life, there’s a good chance you’re destined to lose quite a bit of hair.

There are many factors that affect the rate at which a man loses hair, but the reason they all tend to shed in this predictable pattern is simple. Male pattern hair loss is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. After puberty, the level of testosterone increases. One of its derivatives, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), is a key ingredient in hair loss for men who have a family history of hair loss. This genetic tendency means the hair follicles on a man’s head have an increased sensitivity toward DHT which causes the follicles to shrink. As a result, hair becomes thinner, weaker and after several years the follicles get so small that they’re unable to grow any hair. The follicles are still alive for a couple of years, despite not producing any hair, so there’s still a chance that a tailored combination of scientifically proven hair loss treatments, and possibly some hair growth boosters, could yield some good results. However, after about two years, the follicles that haven’t been producing hair will become dormant and you won’t be able to re-grow your own hair.

So what are your options? Despite the predictable pattern of hair loss, you’ll still need a professional diagnosis. The type of pattern baldness is usually diagnosed by appearance but a hair loss specialist will also ask some questions about your genetic background, medical history, lifestyle, etc. They may even examine the scalp close-up to get an idea of the degree of the follicle miniaturisation. The purpose of the diagnosis is to rule out other possible factors that could be affecting your hair growth and to assist in composing an individualised hair loss treatment course. Just as each person tackles the flu differently, male hair loss requires a personalised approach.

Of course you don’t need treatment for male pattern baldness – it isn’t exactly an illness. However if it brings stress, anxiety, and affects your work or personal life, there are specialists who can help with the problem right after they identify the type and pattern of hair loss.

To find out how the Belgravia Centre can help you, you can fill in the online diagnostic form from anywhere in the world and gain access to the most advanced and effective treatments in hair loss. If you’d like to arrange a free appointment with a hair loss specialist, call 020 7730 6666 to book (we’re open 7 days). Alternatively, we’ll soon be hosting consultation days all over the UK if you can’t make it to the London centre, so contact us to find out about dates, places and times.

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Stay in the sun and don't sweat it - you're hair's not going anywhereA hair loss clinic in America has recently claimed that one of the most common causes of hair loss often goes undetected. Let me make it as plain as a white t-shirt to you that excessive sweating does not cause hair loss.

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that usually affects the hands, feet and underarms but may affect almost any bodily area. It causes excessive sweating, significant emotional and psychological distress and embarrassment but doesn’t pose a serious threat to health and won’t cause hair loss.

More than 80% of men and just under half the female population in the UK experience some degree of hair loss. Hyperhidrosis, which typically begins during the teenage years or early adulthood, is estimated to affect just 3% of people in England so there’s a pretty significant chance that someone who suffers from excessive sweating may also be subject to hair loss.

There is however, absolutely no scientific evidence to suggest that there is a link between the two conditions. The only notable exception is their psychological implications yet otherwise harmless natures.

Erkkie Harris-Wells, founder of the Miyohara International Trichology Clinic in California, would have you think otherwise.

“Hyperhidrosis accounts for about 70% of hair loss cases for both males and females,” she said in a press release.

It’s a well known fact that majority of male hair loss cases are caused by a genetic predisposition and sensitivity to DHT, a chemical derivative of testosterone that results in the miniaturisation of the hair follicles and gradual cessation of hair growth. Women’s hair loss is a lot more multi-factorial but still, the fact remains that there is no established link between sweat and hair loss.

To find out the real reason behind your hair loss, call 020 7730 6666to book an appointment with the UK’s leading hair loss specialists or contact us for more information. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form for a personalised assessment and access to treatment from anywhere in the world.

(Image courtesy of Zepsis on flickr)

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