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Name: Jax

Question: I have male pattern baldness in the shape of an M. Can you give me some tips for how to regrow hair around my hairline?

Answer: Hi, Jax. The M-shaped pattern of hair loss you describe is extremely common and is known as a widow’s peak.

receding hairline can be one of the trickier areas to treat as the hair around the temples is the slowest growing scalp hair. In cases of advanced Male Pattern Baldness where it has been left unchecked for a significant length of time, and where the skin that is now visible at each temple has taken on a smooth, shiny appearance, it may not be possible to treat at all. This is because it is a sign that the hair follicles have deteriorated to the point where they are incapable of producing normal hair growth, even with treatment.

That said, in the majority of instances where hair is still present in the receded areas – even if it is fine and thinning – there are solutions available.

There are two clinically-proven, MHRA licensed and FDA approved male hair loss treatments, one oral and one topical. Either or both can be used by those deemed medically suitable, in order to help stabilise shedding, promote regrowth and prevent baldness. No other treatments or natural remedies exist that have been proven and officially recognised for this purpose.

The oral tablet finasteride 1mg is taken once per day to help inhibit the formation of DHT – the hormone responsible for causing thinning hair and receding in cases of genetic hairloss. Whilst finasteride’s action helps to deter the cause of Male Pattern Baldness, its effect on the hairline is unproven.

Topical formulations of high strength minoxidil are applied directly to the scalp where needed in order to encourage accelerated hair growth. These can be particularly useful when treating stubborn areas, such as the hairline.

Additional hair growth supporting products can also be used alongside the established medications in order to further enhance the approach and hair quality.

In order to receive personalised recommendations as to the types of treatment best suited to your specific situation, we advise having a consultation with a specialist. This can be done in person at one of Belgravia’s Central London or City of London hair loss clinics, or remotely via our website Online Consultation form which allows you to upload photos.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.


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Name: Jordan

Question: Is too much potassium likely to cause hair loss or hair thinning? Thanks.

Answer: Hi, Jordan. Regular excessive potassium consumption may lead to hair loss in extreme cases, however, shedding is more likely to occur as a result of a potassium deficiency.

Potassium regulates the balance of fluids in the body, as well as the hair’s pH balance. It also plays a key role in heart health, ensuring good circulation which is critical for healthy hair growth. The UK government recommends adults aged between 16 and 64 years old, inclusive, consume 3,500mg of potassium per day. This should be easily achieved via our diet, with many everyday foods being good sources of potassium.

banana potassium nutrition food dietWhilst bananas tend to be one of the most commonly-cited examples, there are a number of other foods which are rich in potassium. A medium-sized banana tends to clock up around 442mg of potassium; in contrast half an avocado contains around 487mg, whilst a medium-sized sweet potato has approximately 541mg. Spinach, potatoes, edamame, butternut squash, beetroots and cannellini beans are all even more potassium-dense.

With so many natural sources of potassium around, before taking into account any enriched foods or potassium-containing food supplements, it may be the case that the recommended intake is exceeded sometimes. Whilst this is generally inadvisable, if you go over slightly occasionally it is unlikely to cause serious problems. However, if you exceed this limit by a long way and/or should it become a regular occurrence, there are known effects from taking too much potassium that can make you ill. These include nausea, diarrhoea and stomach pain.

Thinning hair is more common in cases where people experience a potassium deficiency, also known as hypokalemia. This is a recognised adverse reaction associated with not having enough potassium in the blood stream, as are extreme fatigue, muscle spasms, digestive issues, shortness of breath, tingling and numbness.

The type of hairloss that results from a nutritional deficiency – or an illness – is called Telogen Effluvium and it causes diffuse shedding from all over the scalp. It generally presents around three months after being triggered but, once the underlying cause has been addressed and rectified, normal hair growth should resume naturally within six months. Treatment for Telogen Effluvium may be beneficial and a consultation with a hair specialist can determine the best option for each individual.

Whilst temporary hair loss may not sound particularly worrisome, around 30 per cent of scalp hair can be affected, resulting in noticeably thinner hair and more scalp being visible. This can be shocking to see and anyone experiencing significant levels of hair fall should consult a professional for advice. Furthermore, for those with a genetic propensity to androgenetic alopecia (Male or Female Pattern Baldness), if this is active their hair loss may worsen, whilst for those where the condition has not yet presented, its premature onset can be sparked by Telogen Effluvium. A hair loss expert will be able to identify precisely which conditions are at play and recommend suitable hair loss treatments accordingly.


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: Jean

sweaty scalp sweating hyperhidrosis scalp conditionQuestion: Hi. I have hyperhidrosis so I have a really sweaty scalp, I’m worried that it means I won’t be able to use hair loss treatments. Please advise.

Answer: Hi, Jean. A couple of points before we answer your question…

Firstly, we will assume that your hyperhidrosis has been medically diagnosed for the purposes of answering your query, but if it hasn’t, we recommend seeing a doctor about this. There can be a number of reasons for a sweaty scalp and they may also be able to offer you treatment solutions.

Secondly, you don’t mention the hair loss condition you are experiencing or give a description of the type of shedding, so we will give you a general response but for personalised information it is best to have a private consultation, either in person or online, with a hair specialist.

We are unaware of any contraindications that suggests people with hyperhidrosis cannot use hair loss treatments on a medical basis. However, as you might expect, due to the scalp regularly being moist-to-wet there can be issues with the use of topical hair loss solutions.

Currently there are only two MHRA licensed and FDA approved treatments for genetic hairloss; one is topical (high strength minoxidil), the other comes in a tablet form and is only suitable for men (finasteride 1mg). Anyone with hyperhidrosis using the former should be sure to apply minoxidil daily at the time when their scalp is at its driest. Applying when the scalp is wet – whether from sweat or water – can compromise its effectiveness by diluting the medication. Therefore, if your scalp is permanently damp, this topical approach may not be as successful for you.

There are other options you can try, however, if you find yourself unable to use minoxidil. These include low-level laser therapy (LLLT) which can be self-administered at home, a few times per week and helps to stimulate the hair follicles.

Whether LLLT devices such as the FDA-cleared HairMax LaserComb are suitable for you specifically, based on your medical profile and type of hair loss, can be addressed via a consultation with a specialist. They can discuss your conditions, pattern and level of shedding and formulate appropriate treatment recommendations based on this 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: Eva

Question: I saw these Mirenesse sheet masks for hair advertised that claim to stimulate hair growth and fight hair loss if you use them regularly – do you think they’ll work?

hair sheet mask serumAnswer: Hi, Eva. It’s certainly an interesting and innovative product! We have not physically used these hair sheet masks but we have examined the claims, ingredients, and the delivery method in order to answer your question.

Firstly, the novel self-heating thermal sheet mask style of the product seems extremely easy to use; secondly, the ingredients in the serum suggest it could result in a soft, silky texture due to the ingredients being aimed at conditioning the hair. This is likely to be similar to the effect produced from home remedies used to nourish the hair, such as good quality hair oils applied to damp hair that is then wrapped in clingfilm.

With regards whether the mask can stimulate hair growth, this relates to an ingredient called AnaGaine. This completed a very small clinical trial on 10 people for 14 days, with applications of its product twice per day. Obviously no-one is applying this sheet mask to their hair twice per day, every day, and the small-scale study, due to its size, is unlikely to yield particularly reliable, conclusive data as to whether or not it has a positive effect on hair growth.

In reference to the hair loss claims, we cannot see any basis for this and the packaging does not actually mention which hair loss condition it is meant to help prevent. When addressing conditions such as Female Pattern Hair Loss, any topical treatment has to be used regularly, at least once per day as per the product’s instructions, in order to have any effect on hair growth.

The only potential benefit we can see that could possibly tie into their claim of fighting hair loss is when it is caused by hair breakage – though this is not actually a hairloss condition. Breakage occurs where weakened and/or damaged hair becomes so brittle that it snaps in two along the shaft. It is often seen in cases of over-processing from chemicals such as bleach, perming or relaxing solutions, or from over-styling where there is repeated use of heated tools, including straightening irons, tongs and even too-hot hairdryers.

This leaves behind frazzled-looking hair which can also give the appearance of thinning but can usually be dealt with effectively via a good haircut and intensive conditioning treatments, hence the Mirenesse sheet mask may benefit hair damaged to this level.

So, as to its overall efficacy and whether it will work, it seems like a decent haircare product for conditioning the hair, though we remain unconvinced as to its alleged hair growth and hair loss prevention properties. If you are worried about excessive hair fall or thinning hair, it is advisable to have a consultation with a specialist who can provide you with both a diagnosis and appropriate, personalised hair loss treatment recommendations, based on their findings.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.


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Name: Quincy

seborrhoeic dermatitis sebderm itchy flaky scalp

An example of seborrhoeic dermatitis

Question: What is seborrheic hair loss please?

Answer: Hi, Quincy. There is a scalp problem known as seborrhoeic dermatitis but this is a chronic dermatological issue rather than a hair loss condition. In infants it is referred to as cradle cap.

We have heard reference to ‘seborrhoeic hair loss’ or ‘seborrhoeic alopecia’ before but this is something of a misnomer. Seborrhoeic dermatitis – also known as sebderm – causes flaky skin to form in patches that can be greasy, red and itchy, these may also ‘weep’. It can cause flakes of skin in the hair, and, particularly in colder weather, may also lead to dandruff. This issue can also be exacerbated by stress.

Although it is most commonly found on the scalp, sebderm can also affect the face, the ears (inside and behind), and other areas of the body – typically those considered ‘greasy’ (sebaceous) skin zones.

It is linked to an overgrowth of the yeast malassezia on the skin which can lead to inflammation in the affected areas. This is understood to be triggered when the sebaceous glands produce sebum in larger-than-normal quantities.

The only known links between seborrhoeic dermatitis and hair loss revolve around this inflammation sometimes deterring localised hair growth, and repeated scratching of the itchy scalp.

Due to the intense itching sensation it can cause, it is not uncommon for people with sebderm to scratch their scalps to the point where they become bloody from broken skin. This can then cause damage to the hair follicles.

In the majority of cases, where the follicles are still functional and on-going treatment is sought for the effective management of seborrhoeic dermatitis (usually in the form of a medicated shampoo containing ingredients such as zinc pyrithione, selenium sulphide or ketoconazole, or topical steroid solutions), normal hair growth should resume naturally. In extreme cases, where the scalp has become scarred and follicles are no longer able to produce hair, there will be permanent hair loss in these areas.

If you are concerned about hair loss and any scalp conditions you may have, a consultation with a professional hair specialist can be an easy way to get a diagnosis, as well as personalised treatment recommendations, where appropriate, tailored to their findings.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.


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Name: Jenny

Shampoo shower hair wash advice waterQuestion: I read online that using cold water at the end of washing your hair made your hair shinier, but today I read something that said using cold water could contract the blood vessels in your scalp and negatively affect hair growth. What do you think about using cold water at the end of a hair wash? Does it affect hair growth?

Answer: Hi, Jenny. Thank you for checking this with us as there are many hair myths and lots of information about hair growth online that comes from non-professional sources and is not necessarily true.

Cold water doesn’t close the cuticles. When the hair is wet, the cuticle layer will be open regardless of the temperature. However, some people believe that cold water lifts the cuticle scales less than hot water.  Either way, once the hair dries, the cuticle scales will close.

If the hair is porous, cuticle scales may be missing and the hair can look dry, dull and frizzy, regardless what water temperature is used to rinse the hair. In healthy hair cuticle scales close smoothly and, as the hair reflects light, it will appear shiny.

Whilst Afro textured hair is the most likely to be porous, any hair type can be porous though Asian hair is the least likely to be affected. Over-processing with chemicals or heat is the biggest contributor to hair porosity, regardless of hair type. You can tell if your hair is porous or not by taking a strand between your thumb and index finger, then sliding your fingers along it from root to end. The hair should feels smooth; if it feels rough, there may be swelling of the cortex or longitudinal splitting of the hair shaft or any other form of damage. This would mean the hair is porous.

Straight hair tends to look shinier than curly hair because of the way it reflects light, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is healthier. It is simply because curls cause shadows and curly hair therefore has a naturally less shiny appearance.

Some people like to alternate hot and cold water in the shower as they believe this will increase the blood circulation. Also, some like finishing a shower with cold water as it will constrict the pores of the skin making it appear clearer. In terms of hair growth, this wouldn’t have a significant effect either way.

I would say, with regards to how shiny the hair is or can be, this depends on the health of the hair and the products used on the hair, rather than the water temperature used when rinsing.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.


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Name: Shaik

Question: I always use lorial hairdye, my head has become so bubbly & sticky ,the stickyness is smelly . Wt is the remedy , that i can heal my head soon

caution hair dye hairstyling hair stylesAnswer: Hi, Shaik. When using any home-use hair dye product – or other styling solutions such as perming lotion or hair relaxers – it is vital that a patch test is carried out beforehand. This applies even if you have used the same product previously and had no problem with it.

All this involves is dabbing a small amount of the fully prepared solution onto the skin behind your ear around 48 hours before you intend to use it. Generally the amount applied in a thin layer is no bigger than the size of a five pence coin. This allows you to gauge your skin’s reaction to the product on a small scale ahead of applying it to a larger area and is always recommended as a precautionary measure for reasons of health and safety.

The reason a patch test is so important even when you have used the product before is three-fold; firstly, the formulation may have changed since you last used it, either due to the manufacturers altering the ingredients or varying the amounts in which those ingredients are used. Secondly, the dye may not have been properly stored or be out-of-date, meaning its actions may be altered from those expected. Thirdly, it is possible for us to use the same product a number of times with no side effects, but still have an adverse reaction to the same product with the exact same formulation later on. It is believed that a sensitivity to certain ingredients often found in hair colourants – most commonly paraphenylenediamine (PPD) – can build up, hence why it may take a while for a negative reaction to occur.

These adverse reactions can range from mild to fatal and generally concern permanent or semi-permanent dyes, especially those in darker shades. People who have, or have had in the past, a black henna tattoo are also considered more at risk of having such a reaction, according to NHS advice.

Given there are many reported cases of hair dye causing problematic reactions ranging from scalp discomfort and contact dermatitis, to hair loss from chemical trauma and anaphylaxis, it is crucial to follow all the instructions contained in the box dye’s packaging – including having the requisite patch test – exactly as they are set out.

The symptoms you describe having suggest a diagnosis of dermatitis or seborrhoeic dermatitis which may be accompanies by spots or crusts on the scalp. These scalp conditions – and the smell issue, as a smelly scalp is often the result of sebum which has an unpleasant odour – can often be addressed with medicated shampoo and washing the hair every day to help deal with excess sebum. When choosing a medicated shampoo do make sure you either opt for one which is suitable for daily use, or use one as directed – sometimes this is no more than once or twice per week, the instructions will be clearly set out on the product or in an accompanying information leaflet inside the shampoo’s packaging – and use a gentle shampoo suitable for every day use on the other days.

Depending on how bad your scalp is, and especially if there is any broken skin, it may be wise to consult your GP before self-diagnosing and treating. If there is also accompanying shedding, a consultation with a specialist may be able to provide you with recommendations for both scalp treatments and hair loss solutions.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.


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Name: Cally

Question: I have been using rosemary oil rubbed into my scalp to treat my hair loss – is this safe for me?

rosemary oil for hair lossAnswer: Hi, Cally. There are a few points that your query raises but to address your initial query, applying rosemary oil to your scalp – as long as it is properly diluted and used in accordance with the instructions provided – should not cause you any harm. It is generally considered ‘possibly safe’ when used in this way.

However, you would need to first check with a doctor that you are medically suitable to use rosemary oil as there are a number of contraindications associated with this product. For example, it is widely advised that people with epilepsy and those with high blood pressure stay away from stimulating essential oils, which includes rosemary oil. Furthermore anyone with an aspirin allergy, bleeding disorders or seizure disorders, as well as pregnant or nursing women, stay away from rosemary oil.

Rosemary oil must not be taken by mouth but applying it topically reduces the risk of side effects. When taken in large doses, this can include vomiting, uterine bleeding, kidney irritation, increased sun sensitivity and allergic reactions.

Whilst rosemary oil is said to promote hair growth in cases of patchy hair loss caused by the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata, and has also been linked to stimulating the follicles to assist hair growth in cases of Male Pattern Baldness, it is not clinically-proven to treat hair loss of any kind. As such, whilst it may be somewhat safe when used properly, it is unlikely to be particularly effective.

If you are interested in finding out what is causing your hairloss and, from there, having a suitable hair loss treatment course recommended, we would recommend having a consultation with a hair specialist. They will be able to provide professional advice based on a scalp assessment, your medical profile and any lifestyle requirements you may have. They can also answer your questions so that you feel fully informed of all the options open to you for treating hair loss.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.


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Name: Jack

Question: Hi. I’ve been using the usual hair loss treatments (not from you). I started using them 28 days ago and have seen no improvement. Why is this?

Answer: Hi, Jack. Your question involves a little guesswork on our part as you don’t mention your hair loss conditon nor the names of the treatments, so please do bear with us.

When you say ‘the usual hair loss treatments’, we’re assuming you’re referring to the only MHRA licensed and FDA approved hair loss treatments – both topical and oral – for the treatment of Male Pattern Baldness. Therefore, we’ll answer your question based on these assumptions but, if this is not correct, we recommend having a personal consultation with a hair specialist or speaking to your treatment provider for more accurate information.

Based on the assumption that it is male pattern hair loss treatment you are referring to, it is very early on to be looking for results. There are no ‘quick fix’ options or instant solutions for this permanent condition, unfortunately!

The natural timeline of the hair growth cycle means any changes – from stabilisation of hair fall to new hair growth – would usually take around 3 to 6 months to become noticeable.

How long hair takes to grow back varies from person to person and it could take longer depending on the level of hair loss you had before starting treatment, as well as if your condition has been professionally- or self-diagnosed. If you have self-diagnosed, it may be worth having this checked by a hair loss specialist not only to confirm whether the diagnosis is correct, but also to ensure there are no other issues which may be exacerbating the problem.

It is also vital that you are using your treatments exactly as directed in order to get the most out of them – no skipping doses or under/over using, for example.

If the problem you are treating is a receding hairline, it is worth noting that the hairs in the temporal regions are the slowest scalp hairs to grow so patience can be key.

At this stage, as before, it is early on in the process so it’s unlikely to be a troubling sign that you aren’t noticing progress just yet. However if, after continuous use for three months if your hair loss is mild to moderate, or six months if your hair loss is at least moderate, you feel like you still aren’t noticing any effects, please do check in with your treatment provider and/or get the second opinion of a hair loss specialist so they can look into this further with you.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.


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Name: Ashmail

Question: What is FUSS hair restoration? Is it surgery?

Answer: Hi, Ashmail. Yes, FUSS is a widely used type of hair transplant.

Hair Transplant Surgery - Surgical InstrumentsFUSS stands for Follicular Unit Strip Surgery, sometimes referred to as ‘strip surgery’. It is also, perhaps more commonly – certainly in the UK – known as FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).

It is one of the two most common methods currently used in surgical hair restoration alongside FUE, which used to stand for Follicular Unit Extraction but was recently changed to Follicular Unit Excision.

The key difference between these procedures is the way in which the donor hairs are harvested; whilst FUE involves removing individual donor hairs using a punch device or ARTAS robot, FUT involves taking a strip of skin from the back or sides of the scalp, then carefully dissecting this to obtain the necessary units to be transplanted.

If you are considering ways in which to treat hair loss, it is worth noting that having a hair transplant is not always the ‘quick fix’ solution many people assume it to be. What surgical hair restoration does is take hair from the areas of the scalp that are unaffected by Male Pattern Baldness – namely the sides or the back – and move them to the areas where there is hair thinning or a receding hairline.

It is still quite rare for men to have their whole vertex – along the top of the scalp from hairline to crown – and temporal areas replaced, unsurprisingly given the amount of good quality donor hair this type of extensive surgery would require, not to mention the cost. What this means is that, with the exception of the transplanted hairs, the follicles in these target areas remain susceptible to the ravages of DHT – the hormone which causes thinning hair and hairloss in cases of Male Pattern Baldness.

Therefore, in order to preserve the hair surrounding the grafts, it is important to follow an on-going aftercare programme. Ironically, this involves using the same types of clinically-proven hair loss treatments many men use to help them avoid a hair transplant in the first place. To find out more about the types of treatments which may be best suited to your specific condition, level and pattern of shedding, we would recommend having a professional consultation with a hair specialist before – or whilst – exploring surgical options, as often surgery is not actually necessary – especially if you are under 30 years of age.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.


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