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Didier Drogba BaldRespected footballer and philanthropist, Didier Drogba turns 40 in March 2018. Ahead of this milestone the Phoenix Rising FC owner made a drastic change and is now bald.

Drogba’s baldness is not due to hair loss but rather due to shaving his head as part of a new beginning that coincided with his son’s 17th birthday.

Problematic hairstyles

Whilst it’s certainly an extreme change, it’s likely one that his hair will appreciate.

The former Chelsea FC legend and Ivory Coast international has had a long history of wearing tight hairstyles, often with his hair appearing straightened. His signature look over the past few years – often hidden beneath a cap – has been straightened hair slicked back into a short ponytail or held back with a headband. He has previously been spotted with a variety of popular men’s hairstyles, from cornrows to a man bun.

Braids and straightened hair – whether through heat styling or chemical relaxing – can damage the follicle. When these practices are used regularly this can result in hair loss conditions which can be permanent. Hairstyles which cause too much tension at the roots can cause Traction Alopecia, whilst different methods of hair straightening can cause conditions from follicular degeneration syndrome – formerly known as hot comb alopecia – to chemical trauma. Breakage where the hair snaps along the shaft is also common.

As women are becoming increasingly aware of how certain hairstyles and styling methods can be problematic, men are trying increasingly adventurous styles, but are seemingly less clued up about the potential damage these can cause. This is especially true for people of colour whose Afro hair type is naturally more brittle and prone to damage than Asian and Caucasian hair.

Receding hairline may not be male pattern baldness

Traction alopecia is the most commonly-seen of these issues among women who wear braids, high ponytails and hair extensions. It presents as hair loss around the hairline due to this being the area that bears the brunt of the strain. It can also cause bald patches or thinning hair around the site of any fixings, such as where extensions are attached.

In men, they may simply dismiss this as male pattern baldness given one of the most common signs – alongside gradually thinning hair – is a receding hairline.

However, whilst genetic hair loss is permanent and progressive – requiring on-going hair loss treatment to help regrow hair and prevent baldness moving forward – Traction Alopecia can be dealt with fairly easily, as long as it is caught in time. It can also affect anyone, whereas male pattern hair loss requires an active genetically predisposed sensitivity to DHT.

As long as the follicle is still active and capable of producing hair, traction alopecia treatment can be a worthwhile solution. At Belgravia this involves daily applications of high strength minoxidil directly to the scalp, where needed. Additional hair growth boosters can also be beneficial, with the convenient nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics for Men helping to promote healthy hair.

It is also crucial to remove the problematic hairstyle or cease whichever styling practice has caused and may still be contributing towards the hair loss that is being treated. Wearing the hair naturally allows the follicles a chance to recuperate and should help to make the most of any treatment.

It is possible to have both Traction Alopecia and Male Pattern Baldness simultaneously and, in these instances, a bespoke treatment course can be tailored to the individual’s level and pattern of shedding. It is, in fact, possible to suffer from both these conditions and chemical trauma too. But, again, chemical trauma treatment is available and can be worked into a personalised hair regimen to address all hair loss issues at the same time.


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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.


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

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 15 02 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr J, pictured, has seen an increase level of growth in the areas affected by his hereditary condition.

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…

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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.


New research from the United States and Singapore has shed light on why people experience hair loss with old-age – and suggests that this type of thinning may be slowed down with creams that could alter a person’s metabolism.

The work of a team led by A*STAR (Singapore) scientist Thomas Dawson, as well as researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina Pharmacy School, puts forward the idea that it is the slowing down of our metabolism as we age that leads to age-related hair loss, also known as chronogenetic alopecia and senescent alopecia.

cowBioenergetics of the hair follicle

The researchers used laser microscopy on human and cow hairs to study what happens at a molecular and metabolic level, with a particular interest taken in how mitochondrial metabolism and its by-product, reactive oxygen, feature in the bioenergetics of the hair follicle.

Reporting on the findings, medicalxpress.com quotes Dawson as saying: “As we age, mitochondrial energy production slows, so we end up with a reduced ability to make good hair. Any time there is a screw up in your metabolism you lose hair. People who go on crash diets, students undertaking exams, all will lose hair – only a small change in metabolism makes a noticeable difference.”

The website also credits Dawson with what could well be the best hair-related fact of all time: that the average human grows almost 2m of hair over their body every hour.

The energy required to grow all this hair, say the experts, has long-term consequences. Once old age sets in follicles effectively become “worn out”, or as Dawson puts it: “The follicle loses its ability to continue to operate at full form over time.”

He adds: “If we use materials such as leave-on creams or lotions that alter metabolism you can change the way hair grows and make follicles survive longer and produce better hair.”

This latest research follows a 2016 breakthrough discovery which found that a decrease in collagen as we age may be responsible for hair thinning. Those findings, made by biologists at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, made the claim that ageing hair follicles were denied a key collagen protein and stop producing hair. This theory was tested on mice, and it was found that age-related DNA damage triggered the destruction of a protein called Collagen 17A1.

The Japanese study also found that the hair follicles of people aged 55 and over were smaller than those of younger subjects and had lower levels of Collagen 17A1. At the time, the scientists behind the study suggested their findings may one day be explored in the hope of finding potential new treatment options for thinning hair.

Inconclusive findings

The reason why hair often falls out in older people is certainly not clear-cut, and in fact one study of more than 2,000 patients seven years ago concluded that old age is not a significant cause of shedding. However, it is certainly true that the likelihood of a person displaying hair fall as a result of a genetic hair loss condition – namely male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss – increases with each year, even if this is only because the odds are increasingly stacked against them. By the time men are 50, they will only have a 50% chance of retaining a full head of hair. Post-menopausal women are also more likely to experience the vertex shedding that is seen in cases of female pattern hair loss.

Both of these conditions can be treated in more senior clients (people sometimes assume that specialist help for hairloss is only readily available to people wanting to combat thinning edges, pronounced widow’s peaks, bald crowns and receding hairlines when they’re in their 20s-40s), though the approach is slightly different for men and for women.

In men, genetic hair loss can often be successfully managed through the use of a custom male hair loss treatment course – especially when help is sought before it becomes too advanced. Male pattern baldness has two MHRA and FDA approved medications – finasteride 1mg and minoxidil – which have been clinically proven to stabilise existing shedding, promote hair regrowth and prevent baldness with ongoing use.

Belgravia offers clients tailored solutions based on their unique pattern of shedding, medical profile and lifestyle requirements. These often include appropriate applications of high strength minoxidil which are used topically and often in tandem with the oral tablet finasteride 1mgContinues below…

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Additional hair growth boosters can enhance this approach, with components designed to stimulate the scalp and promote hair health. One of these, Hair Vitalics for Men, is a premium hair growth supplement which, in addition to being a highly-targeted nutritional support featuring optimum doses of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts shown to benefit the hair, also contains saw palmetto. This botanic has been shown to lower serum DHT, which is the hormone responsible for causing the hair to thin in hereditary cases.

Female pattern baldness is far more common than many people realise, and while some women may be able to disguise their hair fall with clever styling, it is nonetheless worrying to see signs such as an increasingly wider parting, less volume and the hair thinning at the temples.

Belgravia offers a bespoke approach to women’s hair loss treatment, with a custom course being devised for each client’s individual needs by their dedicated specialists. These are based around regular applications of appropriate high strength minoxidil solutions from the recommended formulations available from the hair loss clinics’ in-house pharmacies. As with men, additional hair growth booster products are often included to provide a fully-rounded regimen. These may include an FDA-cleared, low level laser therapy device and Belgravia’s premium hair growth supplement, Hair Vitalics for Women.


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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.


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Mr K, pictured, is thrilled with the results of his treatment to date saying “I noticed improvements almost immediately but to see the results after 12 months is incredible.”

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…

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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 12 02 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr P, pictured, is responding really well to his personalised treatment plan and has therefore left a positive review.

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…

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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.


We’ve got that loving feeling this Valentine’s Day so we’re going to explain some of the best ways to show your hair you care.

From helping it look thicker, to preventing hair loss, in no particular order, here are three ways in which you can show your hair some love…

Love is in the hair valentines haircare1  Keep it fresh

People often start to wash their hair less frequently – or even avoid washing it at all – when they start to develop hair loss. Many believe this can cause them to lose their hair but that is untrue. What washing the hair does is shake loose strands that have already been shed but are still caught up amongst other hairs on the scalp. Even without a hair loss condition, it is normal to shed around 100 hairs per day and when we are doing something that makes us focus on our hair – such as washing or brushing it – it can appear that this is causing hair loss. In fact, it is simply removing the build up of loose hairs that have already come out.

How often you need to wash your hair depends upon your hair type; Asian and Caucasian hair types should ideally be washed every day – especially if oily – or every other day, whilst Afro hair should ideally be washed once a week to once a fortnight depending on the length. Shampooing your hair this often, with a shampoo appropriate for your hair type and frequent use, does not cause hair loss but it does keep the scalp clean and healthy; thinning hair also looks thicker when it is clean.

Using conditioner is good for nourishing the hair after washing, but be sure to only apply it from the mid-lengths to the ends. This is because applying conditioner to the roots will weigh the hair down and can make the hair look greasy. Furthermore, it can worsen the appearance of thinning hair by making it appear lank.

2 Nourish

As we become more nutritious and diet-conscious as a society, most people understand that what you put into your body will affect your overall health. The effects of what we eat and drink – as well as what we don’t – can also show in our skin and in our hair. A poorly balanced diet lacking in certain nutrients can cause the hair to look dull and become dry and dehydrated. This can lead to breakage and, in some circumstances, intense hair thinning from all over the scalp due to a temporary condition called Telogen Effluvium. Although it tends to last no more than six months, in those who are genetically-predisposed, it can accelerate the onset of premature male and female pattern baldness. There are also links between sugar intake and hairloss so it’s important to be mindful of your daily intake – especially where ‘hidden sugars’ are concerned.

Hair Vitalics hair growth supplements men women Belgravia Centre heartMany of the key vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hair growth can be achieved through following a varied, balanced diet. Whilst not intended to replace eating properly, a highly-targeted food supplement designed to promote healthy hair can be useful. Belgravia has developed Hair Vitalics for Men and Hair Vitalics for Women one-a-day tablets to provide optimal doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts that are not just important for hair growth and health, but that also feature botanics shown to lower DHT levels. These premium hair supplements are suitable for vegetarians and free from sugar, salt, gluten, lactose, dairy and yeast.

3 Belgravia says relax

To be clear, this has nothing to do with chemical relaxers or any form of hair straightening – those are to be largely avoided if you want to treat your tresses. What we’re talking about here is minimising stress in its many and varied forms. That means both emotional and physical stress as both can cause hair loss or make existing hair thinning – including that caused by male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss – worse. So here ‘stress’ means everything from managing stress from obvious sources such as work and family, but also involves squashing bad habits that cause stress to the body.

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, live by the ‘everything in moderation’ mantra – whether this relates to unhealthy foods or excessive exercise regimes – and stop smoking. Cigarette smoking has numerous negative effects on the body, including causing the hair to thin and has even been linked to prematurely going grey. If you notice you are shedding hair from all over your scalp – as opposed to just the top and hairline which are the areas affected by androgenetic alopecia – and you’re otherwise fit, healthy and haven’t had any stressful events within the three months prior, it’s worth visiting your GP. This is because an underlying illness or dietary deficiency – sometimes due to an inability to absorb certain nutrients due to a medical condition such as coeliac disease – can cause hair loss.

For anyone who is worried about excessive hair shedding, a drop in the density of their hair or sudden bald spots appearing, the best thing you can do is to consult a specialist. Getting a professional diagnosis can put your mind at rest as well as providing you with information about the hair loss treatment options available, and which are best suited to your personal needs.


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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.


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Mr L, pictured, is thrilled with his regrowth to date, saying “Really friendly staff and excellent results.”

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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 07 02 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Mr C, pictured, is thrilled with the results of his treatment to date saying “I used Belgravia Centre treatment for three months and the results came very fast.”

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)

 

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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.


Wayne Rooney Ginger hair transplant mpb Monday Night FootballFootballer Wayne Rooney’s hair loss has again been in the headlines after the player appeared on TV sporting a striking new look.

The Everton footballer has already admitted that he underwent hair transplant surgery several years ago to try and deal with the genetic condition male pattern baldness, and rumours persist that he actually had two of these. Bamboozled by Rooney’s new ginger hair – a shade akin to the lighter hair colour he had as a 16 year old – and an unusual fullness that is not always seen when he is in training, the Sun newspaper came to the conclusion that the former England player had actually had a third operation when the Liverpudlian appeared on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football as a pundit.

This seems unlikely – not least because many surgeons will not carry out more than two operations because there is a distinct risk that too much donor hair taken from the back of the head (where male pattern baldness is not normally seen) will end up leaving this area looking too sparse. However, Belgravia has come to an entirely different conclusion…

Hair loss concealers?

Whilst this cannot be proven and is only an opinion, due to the shade and sudden increase in his hair density, it looks like Rooney may currently using microscopic fibres known as hair loss concealers to fill out his hair. In fact it appears that he often does this when he is about to make some kind of public appearance, including starting for Everton.

Wayne Rooney Hair Fibres Ginger Hair Thicker Hair Loss TransplantInterestingly though, and the reason it seems unlikely Wayne Rooney has had another hair transplant, is that he can have thicker hair one day, then the next it looks to be thinning on top again. Photos of the forward taken during training sessions tend to show the player with more hairloss, whilst fuller hair is apparent in those when he is on the pitch or at events. This frequent ebbing and flowing of hair thickness is not something associated with surgical hair restoration.

These fibres are either sprayed or sprinkled onto the scalp, the intention being to match the shades of the fibres to that of the user’s hair. With hair being made up of a multitude of tones, it can be difficult to get an exact match, however – especially under the glare of TV studio lighting. Appearing in Sky Sports studio – rather than, as we are used to seeing him, on the pitch – his hair certainly appeared far more ginger, and matte, than usual.

Football fans on Twitter were quick to react – and with predictably cruel ‘banter’ – with some suggesting that the player had put shoe polish on his head and others wondering if he had painted his hair on.

The best way to use hair loss concealer fibres is to buy several different shades and to mix them so that something close to the precise colour of your natural hair can be achieved – although this naturally takes a degree of effort and makes an already fiddly process even more time-consuming. In one YouTube video showing four men in various stages of male pattern baldness trying hairloss concealers, the products’ limitations can clearly be seen, with several participants bemoaning the fact that some of them leave streaks all over their scalps, whilst others didn’t like the overall effect that these powders achieved.

It is very easy to empathise with men who try this route, especially when some videos of the products in action appear to suggest very impressive results. However, there are currently no hair loss products on the market which will hide thinning hair flawlessly.

Wigs and hairpieces, including lace-front hair systems, whilst much improved these days in many cases, can lead to issues related to visible netting, glue, styling and artificial-looking hairlines. We often hear that wearers constantly worry about the weather and how their ‘hair’ will fare, particularly on windy days. Similarly hair extensions used to give the illusion of thicker hair can lead to stress being placed on the follicles and actually cause more – potentially permanent – shedding (this is from a condition named traction alopecia), whilst powders, as Rooney may have found to his peril, don’t always cut the mustard in terms of giving a natural look.

More permanent solution

A more permanent hair loss solution for men wanting to regrow hair and prevent baldness without resorting to surgery, centres on courses based around two clinically-proven, MHRA and FDA approved drugs. These – finasteride 1mg and minoxidil – target genetic hair loss from complementary angles.

The first, finasteride 1mg – which is the generic name for the drug often referred to by its initial brand name, Propecia – is a one-a-day oral tablet which helps to block the production of the testosterone by-product DHT. This is what ultimately causes follicles around the top of the scalp and hairline to shrink and hair to thin then fall out in men with an inherited sensitivity to it.

Personalised men’s hair loss treatment courses devised by the expert team at Belgravia often incorporate formulations of high-strength minoxidil from those available at the in-clinic pharmacies. These are applied topically to the scalp where needed either once or twice a day, as directed. By opening up the potassium channels and promoting increased localised blood flow, minoxidil can often encourage new hair growth.

This combined pharmaceutical approach, where both drugs work in tandem, is usually enhanced by the addition of appropriate hair growth booster products. These offer a number of benefits, from stimulating the hair follicles using low level laser therapy (via FDA-cleared devices including the LaserComb and the LaserBand models), to providing nutritional support. The latter relates to Belgravia’s premium food supplement named Hair Vitalics For Men which has been specially developed to provide a convenient, highly-targeted blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanicals beneficial to hair health and growth. Whilst not intended to replace a balanced diet, many people choose supplements to top up on elements they feel may be missing from their diet. One component of Hair Vitalics for Men that is unlikely to feature in many men’s diets is saw palmetto, a botanic extract which has been shown to lower DHT levels.

With so much information about men’s hair loss available it can be hard to sort the wheat from the chaff, as well as knowing what applies to your specific case. This is why we recommend anyone worried about losing their hair to have a consultation with a specialist. It is an easy way to get professional advice, have your questions answered and, where appropriate, receive a diagnosis and personalised treatment recommendations, free of charge. Clients from all over the world who use our online home-use service, and visitors to Belgravia’s London hair loss clinics often tell us that just being taken seriously and feeling better informed about what is going on can really put their minds at rest.


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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.


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post mail send abroad belgravia centre london hair loss treatmentsName: Eric

Question: I’m 34 and I live in the US. I’ve been experiencing slight hair thinning in recent months. I’d like to get ahead of any potential hair loss. Are these products a permanent solution or will this be something that I must use long term. Is your products available here in the US and if yes who do I contact? Thanks

Answer: Hi, Eric. Firstly we would need to diagnose the precise cause of your hair loss. What the condition is will determine how long you need to use any treatment for.

For example, as male pattern baldness is a permanent condition with no cure as yet, treatment for this does need to be on-going in order to be an effective long-term hair loss solution. However, if the shedding is caused by a temporary condition, such as telogen effluvium, then treatment can be stopped once the problem has been resolved.

The simplest ways to tell the difference between the two hair loss conditions, given they both cause thinning hair, is how fast they came on and to see whereabouts on the scalp the hair fall is coming from.

Male pattern baldness only affects the top of the scalp from hairline to crown, though it may not affect the whole area at once – for instance, a receding hairline may develop first, or a thinning crown. Genetic hair loss also tends to come on gradually. Telogen effluvium, on the other hand, can seem more sudden and the shedding more intense even though it is actually triggered around three months prior to the hair fall becoming noticeable. It also affects the whole scalp, not just the vertex.

The Belgravia Centre london clinic Mens hairloss treatmentObviously male pattern baldness is incredibly common, especially among men in your age group, and there are clinically-proven hair loss treatments available that are both MHRA and FDA approved. At Belgravia we also offer a number of non-pharmaceutical hair growth boosters which can be used alongside these medications. Telogen effluvium is mostly seen in women, though can also present in men. It tends to clear up naturally within six months though, for those wanting help to accelerate the hair regrowth process, treatment for this is also available and can be beneficial.

There are many Belgravia clients based in the USA! Although we do not have any physical hair loss clinics in America, we are able to offer online consultations and can send our treatments to you in the States (in discreet packaging). To get started with a free consultation in order to obtain your diagnosis and personalised treatment recommendations based on your medical profile, level and pattern of shedding, all you need to do is complete this online consultation form – this allows you to upload photos which is always helpful to our specialists. Once you have completed this, one of our team will be in touch shortly to discuss their findings and recommendations.


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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.


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