Star of Homeland, Damian Lewis, who is well known for his Emmy Award winning role as Sergeant Brody in the popular TV show, has shaved his head completely bald for a new role in the drama The Silent Storm, which he revealed this week as he arrived on the Isle of Mull for filming.
The 42 year old pulled up to begin making the film in a navy Jaguar, and had earlier spoken out about how excited he was to work with co-star Andrea Riseborough. Like in Homeland, Lewis will play a war veteran returning home to a challenging situation. The film is backed by the current producers of the James Bond movie franchise.
His new hair style is a big change from his usual thick auburn ‘do, which certainly looked good for a man in his forties, based on the fact that at 35, a man has a 40% chance of noticeable hair thinning, a figure that only rises as the years go by.
So, should Damian notice a slightly thinner density of hair when he eventually grows his locks back, what should he do? If the thinning is on the top of his head, it’s likely that he’s experiencing the onset of male pattern hair loss. This genetic condition needs treatment to prevent it from progressing, and cannot be ‘cured’.
However, a medically proven treatment programme can succeed in halting hair loss and can also potentially regrow thinning areas. To do this, as opposed to just improving the condition of existing hair, a treatment plan would need to contain at least one of the only two medications that have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA as hair loss treatments.
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The first of these, Propecia, blocks the hormone DHT, which causes hair follicles to shrink and produce thinner hair. By blocking DHT, hair is given the chance to grow through healthily once more. However, it’s often the case that follicles need further stimulation to regrow at the best possible hair density.
This is when the second proven medication, minoxidil, can come in useful. This is a topical treatment and, at Belgravia we have found that using the appropriate formulation of high strength minoxidil applied directly to the thinning area, can be highly effective in stimulating regrowth.
So, if Lewis is worried that his auburn locks are not quite what they once were, he can rest assured that shaving his head is in no way responsible. However, if pattern hair loss has onset, the above medications combined with a selection of hair growth boosters recommended by a dedicated hair loss specialist is the most effective way to treat the condition. Catching the onset of hair loss early and dealing with it before it becomes noticeable is ideal, and our collection of before and during treatment photographs are testament to the results that can be achieved.
The 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.