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Name: Christian

Question: I started using fin and minox from the chemist three months ago and now I have acne. Is it from the treatments and will it go away or do I have to stop using them?

Answer: Hi, Christian. Firstly, as you are not a Belgravia client we would recommend checking directly with your medication provider. This is because they should know more about the precise products you are using and your medical profile.

skin condition acne

Our general advice, however, is that acne is not a listed side effect for either finasteride 1mg or topical minoxidil. You can check the listed known adverse events on the patient information leaflets which should come with your medications, or can be provided by the pharmacist you purchased them from.

People do respond differently to treatments though, so, if you think your hair loss products may be causing acne, it may be a good idea to stop the treatment for a while and see if your skin condition improves.

If the acne gets better, you may restart your treatments one at a time and note if the acne returns.

Should stopping hair loss treatment have no effect on your acne, there is most likely another cause behind it and you should contact your GP.

Tell them of any medications – oral or topical – and food supplements you are using during your appointment so that they can make a full assessment.

There are many potential causes of acne, including genetics, and your GP should be able to help you establish the reason behind your skin condition, and advise you on how best to clear these spots up.

We have assumed that the acne you refer to is on your face and/or body; if it is on your scalp, we recommend seeing a hair specialist for a consultation in addition to taking the above steps.


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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: Amita

Question: I know I have to stop using my female pattern hair loss treatment medication and can’t take my Hair Vitalics whilst I’m pregnant but can I continue to use my HairMax LaserComb?

Answer: Hi, Amita. Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy! We hope everything is going smoothly for you.

Belgravia Centre HairMax LaserComb Pro 12 Beam NEW LLLT hair growth device treatment

You are absolutely correct that women cannot use genetic hair loss treatment eg. applications of high strength minoxidil, during pregnancy; this is also the case whilst they are breastfeeding or expressing.

The same is true of Hair Vitalics for Women; these food supplements should not be taken until after you have given birth and, if you are breastfeeding, the course should not be resumed until you have finished nursing.

At Belgravia we advise our female patients that no hair loss treatments or hair growth supporting products – including low level laser therapy devices such as the LaserComb – should be used during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding, as a precaution.

Furthermore, if you have a male partner with whom you are sexually active during your pregnancy, and who is also using hair loss treatment, he too should stop taking finasteride 1mg during this time (in fact, he should stop taking this DHT-blocker one week before you start trying to conceive). He is, however, fine to continue using minoxidil throughout this period.

If preferable, as long as you do not handle any finasteride tablets, it is also possible for him to continue to take his finasteride 1mg as normal as long as he uses a barrier contraceptive method (condoms) whilst you are pregnant and breastfeeding.

After you have had your baby, if you would like to restart your Female Pattern Hair Loss treatment course, the best thing to do is to consult your dedicated specialist who will be able to assess you and check whether any tweaks to your original programme are necessary before you start again after you have finished breastfeeding, where applicable.

For instance, many women experience Post Partum Alopecia – excessive shedding and thinning hair after having a baby – which is an entirely normal postnatal phenomenon.

The hair will generally return to its pre-pregnancy state within approximately 12 months, however, as you have an existing hair loss condition which may be exacerbated by this, or the stress of childbirth and coping with a new baby, it is certainly recommended that you are re-assessed before resuming treatment. That way, your specialist can ensure you are on the most appropriate, personalised course, with optimum hair loss solutions based on your current situation.

If you would like to discuss any of this information further, or need any additional support from your Treatment Advisor, do just drop them an email or call the clinic on 020 7730 6666 at your convenience and they’ll be happy to assist 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: Ethan

Question: What is temporal triangular alopecia and how do you treat it?

Answer: Hi, Ethan. Temporal Triangular Alopecia is also known as Congenital Triangular Alopecia.

It is a non-scarring (non-cicatricial) form of hair loss that can affect men, women and children. It tends to appear as a single triangular, oval or lancet-shaped patch. This is predominantly located in the frontotemporal region of the scalp (the areas marked as number 5 on the diagram below), more commonly known as the areas around the temples.

Head Diagram - areas of the scalp frontal temporal crown vertex
Areas of the Scalp: 1) Crown, 2) Vertex Transition Point, 3) Midscalp, 4) Forelock, 5) Left and Right Temporal Regions, 6) Frontal Hair

Although it can develop at any time, it may present from birth, and once it has arisen, the patch generally remains throughout a person’s lifetime without changing.

Temporal Triangular Alopecia is painless and tends to have no other associated symptoms, other than the obvious vellus hairs in one of the aforementioned patterns.

According to a 2015 article in the International Journal of Trichology, in rare cases, this type of hairloss has been associated with Down’s syndrome and phakomatosis pigmentovascularis.

The etiology of this particular hair loss condition remains a mystery – as is the case with Alopecia Areata – but it can be diagnosed by a visual assessment of the scalp; a biopsy is not necessary.

Although it causes hair loss near one temple, it differs from thinning edges as this term generally refers to a receding hairline from the permanent, progressive genetic conditions, Male Pattern Baldness or Female Pattern Hair Loss. It can also mean frontal hairloss caused by Traction Alopecia, a condition generally caused by over-wearing tight hairstyles, weaves or hair extensions.

An example of Temporal Triangular Alopecia Congenital Triangular Alopecia
An example of Temporal Triangular Alopecia

We do not treat Temporal Triangular Alopecia at Belgravia. The reason for this is that, unlike these other conditions, even with a customised course of pharmaceutical hair loss treatment, the hair will not regrow.

The only possible option for those wishing to address this condition at present, is potentially hair transplant surgery.

This approach depends entirely on the individual’s suitability, however, so it is best discussed with specialist surgeons with experience in this area.

In many cases the balding area can be disguised with a clever haircut – something your hairdresser or barber should be able to discuss with you – and/or the use of dedicated hair loss concealing products.

You can also find out more about Temporal Triangular Alopecia from your GP or dermatologist though Belgravia hair loss specialists can also diagnose the condition and refer patients on to a highly reputable hair restoration surgeon, if required.


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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: Scott

Question: I heard that if your hair loss isn’t too bad you can take finasteride three times a day instead of every day – is this true?

Answer: Hi, Scott. This is incorrect. Finasteride 1mg is taken once per day in all cases where it is prescribed as a treatment for Male Pattern Baldness, regardless of the level of thinning.

finasteride DHT blocker 1mg mens hair loss treatment tablet

The reason for this is to keep the optimum amount of the active medication in your system in order to effectively inhibit dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT, being the testosterone by-product which latches on to hair follicles located around the top of the scalp and hairline, in men genetically-predisposed to genetic hair loss.

This gradually weakens these sensitive follicles, causing a drop in hair density and producing increasingly finer, thinning hair and/or a receding hairline. If left unchecked, this can lead to eventual baldness.

Finasteride, taken in the authorised 1mg per day doses – as licensed by the UK’s medical regulatory board, the MHRA, and approved by its American counterpart, the FDA – ensures a worthwhile amount stays in your system to continually counteract DHT.

Studies have shown the half-life of oral finasteride 1mg – the length of time it stays in your bloodstream – to be 4.7 hours to 7.1 hours, with “slow accumulation” occurring when this form of treatment is used over a long period of time. This still does not mean that doses can be skipped, however.

Additionally, it is worth pointing out that overusing any medication can lead to side effects and, in the case of finasteride 1mg, is unlikely to have any hair growth benefits when compared to the authorised dose. Therefore, it is important to only take the 1mg per day dose that is recommended.

Using hair loss treatment erratically – including regularly missing doses – is unlikely to provide the maximum benefits patients look for when using it for preventing baldness. The same is true of the other clinically-proven hairloss solution, high strength minoxidil.

Before starting a treatment regime, it is wise to consult a hair loss specialist for a number of reasons, even if you eventually decide not to pursue their services. Firstly, doing so will provide you with a professional diagnosis of your condition; although many men assume they are starting to go bald when they notice some shedding or a drop in the volume of their hair, these signs do not necessarily mean they have Male Pattern Baldness.

Secondly, once you have a diagnosis, personalised treatment recommendations – including relevant hair growth supporting products – can be made based upon factors such as your hair loss condition, level and pattern of shedding, medical profile and – a point which should not be overlooked – your lifestyle requirements. After all, there’s no point in spending money on treatments you won’t actually use, so it’s always best to take a practical approach to finding the best hair loss solutions for each individual.


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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: Jan

Question: I’ve had an itchy, flaky scalp for a while that’s been really bad for about three months now. My whole scalp itches and I get loads of dandruff on my clothes and furniture as well as small white scaly looking patches on my scalp which is a bit red. Is this something I should be worried about? How can I stop the itching and get rid of the dandruff flakes?

Answer: Hi Jan, we would to assess your scalp to provide a confirmed diagnosis, however, this sounds likely to be seborrhoeic dermatitis (sebderm).

seborrhoeic dermatitis sebderm itchy flaky scalp
An example of seborrhoeic dermatitis

Sebderm can cause the precise symptoms you describe and is a common scalp conditioncaused by an overgrowth of Malassezia – a type of yeast which lives on our skin – or by our immune system over-reacting to this.

It tends to appear on oilier areas of the skin, commonly including the scalp and areas where there are folds in the skin, such as either side of the nose and/or behind the ears.

Stress, tirednessand cold weather can trigger or exacerbate this condition, so the timing of your current flare up may be due to any of these factors.

Dandruff is actually a type of mild sebderm so, depending on how severe your condition is, you could try a medicated shampoo as your first port of call. Ideally look for a formulation containing a tar ingredient, ketoconazole or salicylic acid.

Try to wash your hair every day but use this cleanser in accordance with the product directions as most good quality medicated treatment shampoos are not suitable for every day use.

If this approach does not work for you, there are other options, including the short-term use of topical steroid solutions, such as corticosteroids, or the anti-fungal, betamethasone. Again, this should be used as instructed by your doctor or dermatologist but is often recommended in severe cases of sebderm for twice daily use, then twice-weekly use to sustain improvements once the condition is better under control.

Your medical professional should oversee this usage of prescription treatments – which can be used in conjunction with medicated shampoo unless you are advised otherwise – as there are a number of potential side effects linked to their long-term or over-use. These can include thinning skin and skin discolouration.

At Belgravia patients who visit us for hair loss treatment but also present with scalp conditions such as seborrhoeic dermatitis are often provided a scalp de-scaling lotion to use at home. This is also available to non-patients and its purchase can be arranged by contacting the centre or visiting one of our Central London hair loss clinics in person.

Whilst clients can have these scalp conditions addressed during clinical therapy sessions, with a bespoke mix of treatments and therapies used for their specific issues, a version of one aspect can also be carried out at home.

Scalp steaming can be beneficial once the scalp descaling solution has been applied. If you do not have a portable home-use hair steamer, a simple alternative is to dampen a small towel and microwave it for a short time until it is as warm as possible, but not hot enough to scald you. After applying the scalp solution you can wrap the towel around your head for 15 minutes to half an hour to maximise the scalp’s ability to absorb the treatment. Be sure to wrap a separate towel around your shoulders to catch any moisture.

If you start to notice any issues with hair loss due to the repeated scalp scratching and occasional hair pulling that can affect people with sebderm, a specialist will be happy to assess and diagnose you, then discuss options for treatment, where appropriate.


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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: Patrick

Question: I use minoxidil from the chemist. I want to know if it is effective in the long-term for treating male pattern baldness. thanks.

Answer: Hi, Patrick. As you are not a Belgravia client, we would advise you to speak to your minoxidil provider for advice concerning the specific formulation and product you are using. However, we can give you some general advice to help answer your query in the meantime.

Male Pattern Baldness requires on-going management as it is a permanent condition for which there are clinically-proven hair loss treatments but – as yet – no cure. Topical minoxidil is one of only two MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved medications for this particular condition, the other being the one-a-day tablet,finasteride 1mg.

As you may know, there may be some shedding when first starting minoxidil, but once this has stabilised, generally there should be signs of progress within the first three to six months, though for some men with more extensive hair loss it may take up to 12 months. After results are achieved, the maintenance phase of treatment follows.

Many of our male – and female – patients with genetic hair loss have been using high strength minoxidil for many years and manage to maintain the regrowth results they initially achieve, alongside a stable hair density. Continues below…

Example of Long Term Hair Loss Treatment Use for Male Pattern Baldness - The Belgravia Centre Hair Clinic
An Example of a Belgravia Client Who Has Been Using Hair Loss Treatment Use for Male Pattern Baldness for over 22 Months. Click to View More Success Stories (Results May Vary and Are Not Guaranteed)

A November 1987 clinical trial into the long-term efficacy of minoxidil for Male Pattern Baldness investigated the results of using regular strengths of the topical medication (2% or 3% with a placebo control) over a 30 month period.

Researchers found that “Hair regrowth (as measured by hair counts and bald-area diameters) was noted in all treatment groups at four months, and appeared to peak at approximately 12 months. At 30 months, mean hair counts had decreased from the 12-month level, but remained elevated over baseline counts, while mean bald-area diameters returned to baseline. However, 70% of the patients who did continue to use the drug for 30 months had 50% or more hairs than when they originally started the drug therapy. A subset of patients appeared to sustain a continued increase in hair counts after 12 months.

Although everyone responds differently and some men may see some deterioration in the long-term, this doesn’t necessarily mean minoxidil doesn’t work; it may just be slowing down or delaying the hair loss process for them, instead of stabilising it.

Also, continued shedding whilst using minoxidil may be due to one (or more) of the many variables that can influence hairloss.

For example, incorrect or inconsistent use of treatment often negatively influences results. If the hair loss becomes so advanced that the follicles become incapable of regrowing hair, treatment will become futile.

Furthermore, issues including excessive stress – physical or emotional, dietary deficiencies, certain medical conditions and medications can also exacerbate shedding in the short or long-term.

This is one of the reasons Belgravia patients often express their satisfaction at having a dedicated hair loss specialist and treatment advisor to call upon when health or lifestyle issues, which may be interfering with their treatment courses, arise. Their professional advice and, where necessary, tweaks to the treatments and/or hair growth supporting products used, as well as their support during these worrying episodes, can be extremely reassuring.

I would say, the majority of Belgravia’s long-term patients do maintain a stable hair density, and that monitoring them regularly, as well as advising them promptly if there is any issue, makes a huge difference in this regard.


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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: Ed

Question: Why is my hair falling out NOW after using Rogaine for over a year?

Answer: Hi, Ed. It is difficult to answer your question without any information about your hair loss or medical history, given you are not a Belgravia client.

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Trichocheck Consultation Assessment

There are a number of different hair loss conditions and many possible reasons for hair shedding. As such, firstly, we advise you have a consultation with a specialist to obtain a professional diagnosis. From there you can also see if Regaine – the UK name for Rogaine, a brand of over-the-counter minoxidil – is an appropriate treatment, given this is only recommended for certain levels of Male Pattern Baldness.

Secondly, once you have been recommended a personalised course of appropriate hair loss treatment, you need to make sure that you use it correctly in order to see optimal results. Irregular or incorrect use of your medication can cause changes in the hair growth cycle and result in increased shedding.

Additionally, there are other factors that can influence your treatment and trigger periods of increased hair fall. These include stress, dietary deficiencies, certain medical conditions and prescription medications.

Sometimes this hairloss can be temporary and caused by normal changes to the natural hair cycle or seasonal shedding. The hair grows in stages and constantly replaces itself. It is usual to lose 100-150 hairs every day; these are then replaced by new hairs.

Occasionally, you may lose slightly more hair strands daily which may feel like you have more thinning hair for a short period, but this could just be part of the normal hair cycle and the lost hair can still be replaced by new hair, it may simply be taking a little longer than usual to grow through.

If the hair fall is coming from the top of your scalp, this most likely indicates genetic hair loss given this only affects follicles located from hairline to crown. If, however, you are losing hair from all over your scalp, this tends to indicate a temporary issue, such as Telogen Effluvium, for example.

Hopefully this information helps to put your mind at rest as to the potential possibilities that could be causing you to lose more hair than normal at present; for further reassurance and tailored treatment advice – including assessing whether Regaine is the optimum hair loss solution for you – as before, we do recommend a consultation with a hair specialist.

This can take place in person at a dedicated hair loss clinic, or online, using a consultation form with photo-upload capabilities to assist with providing an accurate diagnosis of your condition.


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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: Lennon

Question: How can I make my hair thicker? It’s thin all along the top of my head and I want to make it look normal again.

Answer: Hi, Lennon. The best first step is to have a consultation with a specialist at a dedicated hair loss clinic so that you can have the cause of your thinning professionally diagnosed.

Once you have a confirmed diagnosis, you can then be recommended a personalised course of appropriate hair loss treatments.

From the description you provide here of thinning hair along the top of your head, this sounds extremely likely to be Male Pattern Baldness.

This is an inherited hair loss condition which only affects the follicles located along the vertex, from hairline to crown in genetically predisposed individuals. It causes a drop in hair density and gradually thinning hair which can affect the entire vertex in addition to forming defined patterns such as a receding hairline or a thinning crown.

There are two clinically-proven hair loss solutions for men which are both MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved: the oral tablet finasteride 1mg and topical high strength minoxidil. These are designed to inhibit DHT – the hormone responsible for causing the follicular miniaturisation which leads to genetic hair thinning and eventual baldness – and to promote accelerated hair growth, when used consistently.

In addition to these pharmaceutical elements, there are supplementary hair growth supporting products which can be used alongside either or both of the authorised medications. These include FDA-cleared low level laser therapy (LLLT) devices, such as the HairMax LaserComb and the LaserBands, which stimulate hair growth and thickness, as well as an exclusive one-a-day hair supplement, Hair Vitalics for Men.

This product has been developed by Belgravia hair specialists to have a highly-targeted formula that includes key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts, such as biotin, zinc and selenium for the maintenance of normal healthy hair growth.

This rounded approach to treating your hair loss should help to increase its thickness over time and Belgravia clients often say that they benefit from having on-going monitoring to ensure that they are using the optimum treatments for their needs at all times.

For a temporary fix, there are products such as microscopic hair fibres which – as long as there is hair for them to cling to – can help to make hair look thicker pretty much instantly, though these are purely cosmetic and will not stop hair loss if used on their own, without treatment.


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: Melody

Question: I’ve been using regular strength minoxidil for three years but only on my temples. They were thin but now they’re fine and the minoxidil seems to be working for me. I have noticed that my hair overall is getting thinner though like I don’t have as much hair when I go to put my hair in a ponytail. It’s definitely not as thick as it used to be. Should I start using the minoxidil on other areas of my scalp as well like the top or all over? What would you recommend?

Answer: Hi, Melody. We’re glad to hear that this has been working for you so far, however, we note that you’re not a Belgravia patient so would recommend having a consultation with a hair loss specialist in order to get a professional diagnosis of your condition, if you have not done so already.

This will enable the correct hair loss treatment course recommendations – for both medication and hair growth supporting products – to be made and personalised to your condition, level and pattern of shedding, as well as your medical profile.

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From the information you give here, it sounds as if you have Female Pattern Hair Loss. This is a common, hereditary condition which affects the follicles along the top of the scalp, temples and hairline.

Typical signs of this genetic hair loss include shedding from all over the top of the scalp, thinning hair on top and at the temples, as well as a drop in hair density – something women often notice as a widening of their parting and a thinner ponytail than normal, as you mention.

These symptoms may not all present at the same time, therefore, you may simply have started to notice hair thinning at your temples first and this is now progressing as it is a permanent condition which will generally worsen over time.

When applying minoxidil it is generally advised that it is used on the entire area which can be affected by the hair loss condition you are experiencing. By applying it to this larger area you are both stimulating the hair follicles and reducing the risk of skin irritation developing, which can happen if a full dose of treatment is regularly applied to a small, concentrated area of the scalp.

As such, we would recommend you apply the solution to top of your scalp but keep to the same dosage – just spread it out across the area rather than concentrating it over a smaller space. It is important not to overuse your medication, and to keep to the recommended dose stated.

Whilst the description you have provided leads us to assume you are likely to have Female Pattern Hair Loss, if the extra shedding you are experiencing is coming from all over your scalp – the back and sides of the head as well as the top – it could be a temporary issue.

Telogen Effluvium, or its chronic form Diffuse Thinning, tend to become noticeable around three months after having been triggered. They occur when the hair growth cycle is disrupted – by periods of intense stress, for example – and can cause significant hair fall in what appears to be a short amount of time, from all over the scalp.

In mild-to-moderate instances, hair regrowth should occur naturally within around six months. In more severe cases, it will last for longer than six months but is still temporary; Telogen Effluvium treatment is available in each situation and can be combined with genetic hair loss courses should both conditions present simultaneously.

As you don’t mention any intense shedding becoming noticeable recently, it is fairly safe to assume your hair loss condition is genetic, but – as before – it is certainly worthwhile having this confirmed with a personal assessment.


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: Henry

Question: I missed my dose of finasteride last night, what do I do? I take one 1mg tablet every day but I fell asleep early last night and forgot to take it before I went to bed do do I take two today or do I just accept that I missed a day? Will missing a dose have any effect on my hair? Please help!

Answer: Hi, Henry. As you know, finasteride 1mg is meant to be taken once per day. When you miss a dose, you should just continue to take your tablet as normal – again, only one per day – the next day.

Missing just one dose is unlikely to have any meaningful effect on your hair growth, however, if you start to miss doses regularly, your progress is likely to slow down and it may cause your hair loss to resume.

Finasteride 1mg Aindeem tablets

Do not double-up and take two the next day to make up for the one you missed. You must not do this, as is clearly stated on the patient information leaflet which should accompany your medication.

We understand you are not a Belgravia patient so if you are missing the patient information leaflet from your hair loss treatment – this is generally contained inside the packaging – please explain this to your treatment provider, or the pharmacist from which you purchased the medication.

They may give you a copy or direct you to a relevant online copy, but either way it is vital that you have this information.

We would always be suspicious when a person is not provided with the relevant information, including the leaflet that details everything you need to know about finasteride for Male Pattern Hair Loss before starting treatment.

If you bought the tablets online or from any potentially unauthorised vendor, and have no-one to contact about this, we would recommend both purchasing your treatment elsewhere in the future, and checking in with your doctor, just to be on the safe side.

There are currently many issues with stolen or fake medication being sold, which may mean that what you believe to be ‘finasteride tablets’ may not be what they were sold as, or may be out of date, or even just unsuitable for you based on your medical profile.

It’s certainly worth having a consultation with a specialist at a dedicated hair loss clinic just to ensure you are on the optimum treatment course for your condition, level and pattern of shedding, as well as your medical and lifestyle needs.

They may also be able to help with tips for working your treatment into your daily routine to minimise the risk of you forgetting doses, as well as to help you get the most out of your treatment course.


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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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