WE CAN HELP
Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Hair Loss Blog

Browse by Category

Later this Summer we will be saying ‘goodbye’ to the original Belgravia Centre flagship hair loss clinic in Victoria, and ‘hello’ to a new location in Pimlico.

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinics - Central London City of LondonThe move from Grosvenor Gardens to our new Longmoore Street site will offer clients a modern experience in a bigger, yet more boutique, discreet setting just minutes from both Victoria and Pimlico stations.

Belgravia’s contemporary Central London hair loss clinic will, of course, still maintain the trademark warmth and professionalism our staff are known for.

This relocation will not affect Belgravia’s City of London clinic on New Street, opposite Liverpool Street Station, which is now in its 5th year and going from strength to strength.

We are working hard to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for all existing Grosvenor Gardens clients, and further information – including opening hours – will be sent out to each patient nearer the time. However, as the new clinic is still very close to Victoria Station – just via a different exit – there should be minimal inconvenience and we’re sure everyone will enjoy the superior setting in leafy Longmoore Street.

For those visiting Belgravia from out of town, there are a range of hotels just a few minutes walk from the new hair clinic, ranging from the easyHotel Victoria, and the Best Western Victoria Palace, to the Park Plaza and DoubleTree by Hilton. The Apollo theatre is also a short stroll away, for anyone wanting to combine their consultation or check up with some Wicked-ness! It is also convenient for drivers, being just off Vauxhall Bridge Road and with various car parks and motorbike bays in the vicinity.

Check back for updates the move and to see the new clinic, as we will be posting details here on our hair loss blog. In the meantime, it’s business as usual at both clinics and you can still visit us for a consultation, check-up, clinical therapy session, or to collect hair loss treatment from our dedicated pharmacies.

For anyone who wishes to get a head start on updating their address books, the new Belgravia Centre’s address will be…

The Belgravia Centre
9 Longmoore Street
London SW1V 1JH

We look forward to showing you around!


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinics LondonThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


Related Stories


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 20 06 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr C, pictured, has seen improvement in the thinning areas since starting his personalised treatment course.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


HairlossANSWERS - Click to Submit Your Query to Our Hair Loss Experts

Name: Thomas

Question: The front of my hair is starting to thin and I’m only a 21 year old man , I use to relax my hair and now have stopped doing so. Is there anyway I can make the front of my hair less thin as I have to now keep cutting it short to make up for the thinning of my hair.

Answer: Hi, Thomas. We would need to assess your scalp in order to confirm any diagnosis but, from what you say here, there could be three or four potential issues causing your hair loss. Here is a brief rundown of each, but we would definitely recommend having a professional consultation, either in person or online using a photo upload tool.

Thinning Hair Loss After Relaxing Hair Mens hairstyles Afro Hair

1. Hair Breakage – this happens when the hair becomes weak enough to snap along the shaft. It is not a hair loss condition as it does not affect the follicle, however, it can make hair look thinner than normal. Generally the best way to deal with this is to have a good haircut to help keep the healthy hair, and use strengthening conditioning treatments to restore damaged hair. Ensuring a good supply of hair-friendly nutrients via your diet is also a good way to encourage healthy hair growth; topping up with dedicated supplements, such as Hair Vitalics for Men, is also a popular option.

2. Chemical Trauma – this normally occurs from either over-use of chemical hair products, such as relaxers or bleach, or using solutions which are too strong. The resulting hairloss is effectively a type of burn and can vary from temporary to permanent depending on the severity of the damage caused. As long as the hair follicles are still functioning, a custom chemical trauma hair loss treatment course may be followed. If the areas of hair loss are so badly affected that they become bald, this is a sign that the follicles are no longer capable of hair growth and surgical intervention may be required.

3. Traction Alopecia – we mention this possible option as, if you hair was long enough to warrant relaxing, it may also be the case that you often wore your hair pulled back off your face. Traction Alopecia can display as a receding hairline, often coupled with breakage, however, it is actually due to regular, excessive tension damaging the follicles. This leads to hair fall around the areas that bear the brunt of the strain, namely the hairline and temporal regions. Traction Alopecia treatment is available and the fact that you have stopped relaxing your hair and are hopefully wearing it naturally, not in tight hairstyles, should help the scalp to recover.

4. Male Pattern Baldness – this is an hereditary hair loss condition which affects the top of the scalp and presents as thinning hair and/or a receding hairline. Whilst often mistakenly associated with ageing, it can actually start to develop any time following puberty and is a permanent condition. It may simply be coincidence that you have started to notice the early signs of male hair loss at the same time you stopped using hair relaxers. Male Pattern Hair Loss Treatment comprising clinically-proven medications and non-pharmaceutical hair growth supporting products, can be used to help stabilise shedding, promote regrowth and prevent hair loss moving forward.

It is worth noting that it is possible to have any of these issues independently, or a combination of any – including, the worse-case scenario of all four. In cases of Chemical Trauma and Traction Alopecia, it is normal for hair breakage to be present as the chemicals and hairstyles weaken the hair, making it more susceptible. Afro hair is the most naturally brittle of all hair types, so can be particularly at risk.

If a genetic predisposition to male pattern hair loss is also active, this can exist simultaneously alongside any, or all, of these other issues. In most cases they can also be treated simultaneously, however, so the first step is to have a personalised diagnosis from a hair specialist, so that treatment recommendations can be made tailored to your precise requirements.


Circ - Male Pattern Baldness hair loss treatment Belgravia Centre clinic LondonThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


Related Stories


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 19 06 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr G, pictured, is thrilled with the results of his treatment to date saying “I’m overjoyed with the results”.

Find out what else he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 15 06 2018 1A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr M, pictured, has seen an impressive improvement since starting his personalised course.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


It has traditionally been the case that men wanting to surgically restore their hair loss would have to wait until they were at least 30 years old, this being the recommended minimum age for a hair transplant.

Now, however, according to a presentation given at London’s FACE conference on 16th June by Dr. Mark Tam, “younger patients are also considering hair transplant as a treatment option to their early stages of hair loss, mainly receding hairline and temples in male pattern hair loss.”

Rooney Hair Transplant The Belgravia Centre for Hair Loss

Wayne Rooney after his first Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant in 2011, which was followed up by additional work in 2013 (Image: Twitter/@waynerooney)

Dr. Tam queried whether the “traditional wisdoms of delaying treatment” were still appropriate. He advised that hair transplant surgery for a receding hairline and temporal areas could be used in conjunction with non-surgical hair loss treatments to potentially offer “substantial visual improvements” for men with early signs of Male Pattern Baldness.

Wayne Rooney Effect

A potential reason for this uptick in younger men going straight for the surgical route is that many will have grown up with hair transplants being a fairly common procedure. This is known as the ‘Wayne Rooney Effect’ due to the huge increase in visibility and interest for hair restoration surgery after the former England footballer openly shared his own journey via social media when he was 25 years old.

In the wake of reports concerning Wayne Rooney’s hair transplant, a huge surge of interest in the procedure was noted in a 2015 WhatClinic survey, with a 165 per cent boost in the UK alone. In Scotland, a 400 per cent increase in demand was noted and was also attributed to this phenomenon. Other celebrities, from James Nesbitt to Will Ferrell and numerous reality TV stars, have also been quick to share their own hairloss surgery stories, further encouraging an open diaglogue about how men deal with losing their hair – and keeping it.

As such, it has become increasingly commonplace for a once taboo subject to become not only de-stigmatised, but also something that men feel more comfortable discussing. Thanks to widespread international media coverage and a generation who grew up with the internet and social media, finding information about different options and hair loss solutions is easier than ever.

But, just as these technological tools provide great resources for finding out more about hair restoration, they also have a down-side. Various specialists have noted a rise in people’s insecurities as a result of selfie-culture, with more men – some as young as 16 – seeking hair transplant advice.

Not a quick fix

One reason younger men may be tempted to go straight to for the surgical option is the assumption that it’s a ‘quick fix’ for dealing with hair loss. Various other presentations at the FACE conference backed the theory that men are attracted to quick and easy solutions when it comes to their appearance.

For instance, Dr Anastasia Saybel, during her talk concerning why botox facial injections are currently the most popular anti-ageing treatment for men, gave the following insight: “Treatment with botulinum toxin is the most popular procedure among male patients. Why? The answer is obvious: fast, virtually painless, has no recovery period and has a gradually developing, noticeable effect. Generally speaking, for men it is crucial to see a desired result. We, women, are ready to make tests and experiments, while men agree to suffer a little bit from pain/injections but the outcome must meet their expectations“.

It is commonly assumed that getting a hair transplant is a one-off way of restoring hair and preventing baldness in future – so, perhaps worth going through a certain amount of discomfort and healing time for – but this is not actually the case.

The reason Male Pattern Baldness occurs is due to an active hereditary sensitivity to the testosterone by-product, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is useful as bodies develop sexual characteristics during puberty, but after this time it is largely redundant. What it does then is bind to the susceptible hair follicles, located around the top of the scalp from hairline to crown, and gradually weaken them over time. The rate at which these follicles are diminished varies from person to person but ultimately results in thinning hair, hair fall, and often eventual baldness in the affected areas.

During a hair transplant, follicles are harvested from areas of the scalp which are not vulnerable to the effects of DHT and replanted into the recipient site. What this means is that the transplanted hairs will be immune to DHT, however, the original surrounding hairs in the vulnerable areas will continue to suffer its effects. As such, it can be necessary to use clinically-proven treatments on an on-going basis in order to prevent hair loss around the grafts from this permanent genetic condition, and to preserve the overall look following surgery.

Anyone concerned about losing their hair who may be contemplating surgery is often advised to start this type of hair regimen at least six months prior to their op. The reasons for this are two-fold: firstly, to stabilise shedding and maximise hair growth which gives the surgeon more – and a cleaner area – to work with; and secondly, so a patient can ensure he is certain he wants to proceed with the transplant. Sometimes, after seeing their results from a pharmaceutical regime – often paired with key supporting hair growth products – men may consider delaying or even ditching plans for surgery, especially in younger candidates.


The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


Related Stories


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 13 06 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr T, pictured, has seen a huge improvement so far since starting his personalised treatment plan.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 13 06 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr F, pictured, has seen a huge improvement to the density of his hair since starting his personalised treatment plan.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


5New consumer research has found the traditionally female-dominated world of ‘anti-ageing’ products are finding a new market – among American dads.

The US study, by leading market intelligence agency Mintel, discovered that dads were more likely to be concerned about their looks – particularly when it came to looking healthy and youthful – than those without children.

dad father parent stress anti-ageingPreventing signs of ageing

When men aged 35-44 who use personal care products, defined as skincare, deodorant, soap and bath products or shaving/depilatories, were surveyed, it was dads who came out on top for their interest in anti-ageing. Dads clocked in at 34 per cent versus 26 per cent for men without children.

Possibly due to the sleepless nights and stress associated with raising children, fathers’ concerns about showing signs of ageing increased in direct correlation with the number of kids they had. Thirty-two per cent of fathers with one child worried about this, rising to 38 per cent of dads with two children. Men with no children were less concerned about physical ageing, with 23 per cent being uneasy at the prospect.

Perhaps as a response to these concerns, 70 per cent of the participants admitted to using sun protection and 64 per cent confirmed they use facial skincare products.

At 52 per cent, the majority of men – both with and without kids – agreed that looking healthy was their primary concern. Of those polled, 40 per cent wanted their look to be easy to maintain with ‘effortless’ being the preferred style (27 per cent) ahead of rugged (14 per cent) or ‘edgy’ (10 per cent).

The research confirmed that American dads’ ideal scenario was to look youthful and healthy, whilst also looking stylish (51 per cent), handsome (47 per cent) and cool (42 per cent), scoring higher for each factor than men without children.

Hair loss can make men look older

Though the Mintel research concentrated predominantly on men’s use of skincare products, there is another area of male grooming which can play a large part in the field of anti-ageing: hair loss management.

Prince William hair loss memeAccording to statistics from the American Hair Loss Association, by the time a man hits 40 he has an estimated 40 per cent chance of showing signs of the hereditary hairloss condition Male Pattern Baldness. However, the rate at which hair thinning occurs differs from person to person and this can be exacerbated – or a dormant genetic predisposition can become active – due to certain triggers.

Many of these – from stress to nutritional imbalances – are becoming increasingly prevalent in modern life, and studies have shown that hair loss is starting to present earlier in both men and women as a result.

Genetic hair loss can technically begin any time following puberty regardless of additional provocateurs, so it can be particularly distressing for younger men who start losing their hair at an early age.

A British hair clinic conducted a poll in December 2016 which found that hair loss was the biggest factor in terms of ageing, with having a receding hairline or noticeably thinning hair making people assume men were up to eight years older than they actually were.

Hair Vitalics for Men hair growth supplement booster male hair loss treatment course Belgravia CentreIn October 2017, American cosmetic dermatologist Dr Terrence Keaney appeared to back this idea, with observations based on his own patients’ behaviour. He explained, “Men think about ageing differently and have different concerns. There are three major areas they tend to focus on when they look in the mirror. Hair loss and hair thinning is, by far, the biggest concern. It’s the number one thing that ages a man.”

Father of three, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is a prime example of someone who started to lose their hair when they were young and now often looks older than his 35 years as a result. His ‘before and after’ hair looks are regularly shared on social media, his hair loss having been made into many a popular meme, including the one pictured here.

There are clinically-proven hair loss treatments for men looking to promote regrowth and prevent baldness in a discreet way so as not to attract too much attention to their actions. Men considering this low-key approach are advised to seek the advice of a hair expert who can tailor a bespoke course featuring oral and/or topical medications, as well as additional hair growth supporting products, based on their personal pattern and level of shedding.

So, if you’re looking for last minute Father’s Day gifts, whilst prescription medications are not available, Belgravia’s exclusive supplements which promote normal healthy hair growth – Hair Vitalics for Men – and contain a bespoke blend of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanicals, including selenium, zinc and biotin, are… 

Related Stories


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 13 06 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr A, pictured, has seen impressive results since starting his personalised treatment course.

Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

 

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

TreatmenT information 

 


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.