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Is shaving your head really the only option if you start to experience signs of hair loss? That’s what Telegraph journalist, Andrew Shanahan wanted to know so he turned to Belgravia Centre managing director, Jonny Harris, pictured right, to evaluate a few of the other options for men with hair loss.

If you are struggling with male pattern baldness, whether you’re considering a hipster beard-with-bald head combo, a Donald Trump-style combover, or just want to know what a ‘skullet’ is, read what Jonny and Andrew think are some the best options for bald men.

Not ready to say goodbye to your hairline just yet? Have a look at Belgravia’s range of medically-proven male hair loss treatments that can help to prevent hair loss and promote regrowth. Our clients often tell us they can’t believe how good their results are – and you can see over 1,000 of them for yourselves in our exclusive collection of Hair Loss Success Stories.

To find out what the best treatment options are for you, book your free hair loss consultation at one of our Central London clinics by calling 020 7730 6666 or sending us a message. If you are based outside London, or the UK, you can complete our online consultation for the Belgravia home-use service.

The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic in The Telegraph - Options for Balding Men

An extract from the Telegraph article


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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.


Coconut OilThe trend for natural remedies and beauty treatments shows no signs of slowing, with coconut oil being one of the surprise success stories of 2014.

As sales of the raw virgin oil soared in the UK, it seems 2015 is the year to look a little deeper into this lauded beauty and health ‘hero product’.

Daily Mail journalist Anna Pursglove came to the Belgravia Centre to get our advice and assistance in investigating the benefits of coconut oil for hair health.

Assisted by Belgravia dermatologist, Dr. Elena Dimitrova, Anna looked into what effects the ‘miracle oil’ had on both her hair and her eyelashes. Find out below and for the full story you can visit the Mail Online.

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Expert in Daily Mail Advising on Beauty Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Hair and Eyelashes

 


Doctor Elena Koleva Consultant Dermatologist at The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss 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.


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Studies show that, thanks to the pressures of modern life, more women than ever are experiencing hair loss.

Whether this is thinning hair from female pattern hair loss, shedding from hair modifications such as weaves or extensions, known as Traction Alopecia, patchy hair loss from Alopecia Areata, or other hair loss conditions, the number of women seeking hair loss help is on the increase.

Although here at Belgravia our experienced hair loss specialists have been successfully providing treatment for women’s hair loss for many years, this has just become a big new trend in hair care. You can find hundreds of examples of satisfied female clients in our Hair Loss Success Stories gallery which provides images documenting the progress of patients’ treatment results, as well as their reviews.

The Belgravia Centre’s Managing Director, Jonny Harris, pictured right, spoke to The Telegraph about the boom in women experiencing hair loss (extract below).

If you are worried about losing your hair or excessive shedding, call us on 020 7730 6666 or send us a message to book your free hair loss consultation. This can take place at one of our Central London hair loss clinics or, if you are based outside London, you can complete our Online Consultation form for our home-use service. Belgravia’s empathetic, professional specialists will be able to talk you through your condition as well as recommend the most effective, personalised treatment plan.

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic London In The Press - Women's Hair Loss - The Telegraph - January 2015


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.


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Hollywood star Nicolas Cage’s thinning hair has attracted the attention of celebrity watchers and the media in recent years, and now it seems that he may have invested in a treatment for his hair loss.

According to the Daily Mail, Cage was seen sporting, “a suspiciously full head of hair,” at the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film, Drive Angry 3D. This was, the newspaper said, in stark contrast to the thinning hair displayed at the Toronto Film Festival two years earlier. The report went on to comment on “suspicious shading around [Cage’s] hairline”.

Thinning hair

The veteran 45 year-old actor, who once starred in the film Face Off as an undercover FBI agent who undergoes a face transplant to assume the identity of his criminal nemesis, had a full head of youthful locks throughout the early years of his career. But as the years and film roles passed by, filmgoers have become accustomed to seeing his hairline recede ever backwards.

A prime example of how even the rich and famous aren’t exempt from the onset of male pattern baldness, Cage has previously been subject to speculation over whether he has ever sought a hair loss treatment.

The Daily Mail report postulates that Cage has had a hair transplant, but the hair loss experts at the Belgravia Centre believe Cage’s fuller head of hair is more likely to be the result of a professional hair loss treatment course.

If Cage has indeed undergone a hair loss treatment he would join a long line of big name Hollywood actors and celebrities who have also been reported as taking measures to restore their thinning hair. John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Brendan Frasier and Gordon Ramsay have all featured in speculative reports of this nature.

What is male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldness, or Androgenetic Alopecia, is a common hair loss condition amongst men of Nicolas Cage’s age. The condition is genetic and is passed down the family line via shared genes which carry a predisposition to hair loss.

When genetic hair loss occurs, testosterone within the body is converted to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which then inhibits the growth of hair follicles, resulting in hair loss and, potentially, baldness. Though visible signs of the condition are more common in middle-aged men, it can begin in the early twenties, leading to a receding hairline and bald patches.

As has Cage, many people will experience considerable amounts of regrowth from the use of the correct combination of hair loss treatments. To see the kind of results that have been achieved from many men, each with different a pattern of hair loss, view Belgravia’s hair loss success stories – updated on a daily basis.

Hair Loss Belgravia CentreThe Daily Mirror today contacted one of the Belgravia Centre’s senior trichologists, Leonora Doclis, to request some expert advice on Naomi Campbell’s current hair condition. Recent photos show that Naomi’s parting seems to be wider than normal and the Mirror assumed this was caused by some form of hair loss.  Leonora advised that this possible hair loss could be caused by excessive pulling on the hair, but there is no way to tell conclusively by a photo alone.

Leonora told the Mirror, “There is a possibility that Ms Campbell could be experiencing a condition called traction alopecia but, if so, it is a very mild case.

“Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by excessive and long-term pulling on the hair follicles. This can be due to hair extensions or weaves and results in deterioration of the hair’s thickness. It is possible to repair this condition by the use of certain treatments but the results depend on the severity of the condition and extent of the hair loss.”

 You can see the full story here – Daily Mirror Story.

09 Mar

A recent article in the People newspaper proves that in the case of Hayley Burton the Beatles were right… love really is all you need! Hayley and her boyfriend Don Timson are convinced that falling in love brought all her hair back – hair that had had been dormant for seven years.

Hayley suffered from a condition called Alopecia Universalis which causes all hair on the body to shed suddenly.  This hair loss condition can last for a person’s lifetime but due to the fact that the follicles never actually die, there is always a chance the hair will grow back.  Hayley’s hair began to grow back 2 weeks after meeting Don – now she has a fully recovered, thick and vibrant head of hair.

Read the full People Newspaper love story, including an expert opinion by Leonora Doclis, one of the Belgravia Centre’s senior trichologists – PEOPLE NEWSPAPER HAIR LOSS LOVE STORY.

Hair Loss Love Story
All you need is love! Falling in love brings
Back Hayley Burton’s hair. Read the full story.

As seen in the Daily Mail – fashion icon Peaches Geldof seems to be unaware of the negative effects hair extensions could be having on her hair.  At the Belgravia Centre we frequently see patches of hair loss caused by excessive pulling on the hair follicles because of hair extensions.  The hair will usually grow back on its own or with the use of specialised hair loss treatments but if the pulling goes on for too long the hair loss could become permanent.  Leonora Doclis, Senior Trichologist at the Belgravia Centre offers her advice to the Daily Mail – DAILY MAIL STORY.

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Peaches Geldof seems to have an area of hair loss –
it’s most likely this is caused by hair extensions.

On Thursday of last week I was interviewed about the hype that had been circulating regarding discoveries in America of a gene that could possibly help to replace lost hair in bald men. Scientists have proven for the first time when testing on mice that it is possible to create entirely new follicles from which hairs can be grown, meaning it may be possible to replace hair follicles that have become dysfunctional in humans.

The Belgravia Centre featured on Channel 5 News The Belgravia Centre featured on Sky News
I talked to Sky News and Channel 5 about impact a future
cure for baldness would have, but also discussed the effective
treatments that are already available for hair loss.

Reports claim it will be 10 years before we can even begin to consider this ‘baldness cure’ becoming available, but what kind of a difference will it really make if and when it does come about?

As you will see in David Teather’s Guardian newspaper article; he explained how I was flinching with annoyance when I looked at a statement in an article I had ripped out of a newspaper. The statement read, ‘finally, a baldness cure that actually works’ – I have to say, statements like this do tend to get me hot under the collar. This statement is highly misleading to the general hair loss sufferer as it gives the impression that there is currently no hope – something that couldn’t be further from the truth!

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Click here to see the Guardian Newspaper Article about a possible hair loss cure

As I pointed out to Teather, there are a number of cures for ‘hair loss’ available already, although the only thing that could be disguised as a cure to ‘baldness’ at present is non-surgical hair replacement, better known as a toupee. So you may ask what the difference between hair loss and baldness is: A bald person is somebody who has lost all his or her hair (in the area that is affected by Male Pattern Hair Loss this would be the top of the head). We refer to ‘bald’ as the smooth areas of skin where hair once appeared but now appears shiny and absent of hair. However, a man or woman suffering from ‘hair loss’ can have thick and healthy locks of hair, be it for a limited amount of time! Over time his or her hair will slowly but surely become thinner and the scalp will become increasingly visible through the hair, leading to eventual baldness in the case of many men.

So when I refer to a ‘cure’ for hair loss I’m talking about effective treatments that can prevent most men and women from ever having to reach the stage of ‘baldness’ with the possibility of thickening up the hair if there has already been a degree of thinning. There are three proven hair loss treatments available and The Belgravia Centre fine tunes its hair loss treatment courses for each individual case, deciding on which of these treatments, and at what strength they will be most effective depending on the specific condition and stage of hair loss each person has reached.

We have found about 9 out of 10 men will experience hair loss stabilisation from the use of a Belgravia Centre ‘combination’ treatment course. By ‘combination’ I refer to a combination of the proven hair loss treatments, as well as added ‘boosters’ that increase the effectiveness of the ‘primary’ treatments. Treatment is also very effective for women suffering from various forms of female hair loss.

So in 10 years time, if further research proves that a cure for baldness is possible, would it really make a difference? I don’t think many young men or women would want to wait until they’re bald, or until their hair’s visibly thinner to do something about it so I believe hair loss sufferers will still seek preventative treatments. I do however imagine a cure to be an exciting prospect for those who have already lost their hair – ensuring areas of complete baldness could one day be replaced with thick and healthy hair. However, until a cure for baldness comes about (if ever) it is important that people who are worried about hair loss know that something can be done as long as they act sooner rather than later.

The Daily Mail compare photos of David Cassidy recently and in 2002 – his hair seems to be thicker now than it was in the past.  Leonora Doclis explains that this is most likely the results of a hair transplant or hair weave.

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Leonora Doclis believes David Cassidy’s improvement
in hair thickness could be due to a hair weave or transplant