Denzel Washington, the two times Oscar winning star of movies such as American Gangster, The Manchurian Candidate and Training Day, appeared on ITV’s Lorraine this morning to chat with host Lorraine Kelly. The esteemed actor, who is also known for his theatre performances of Shakespeare, is nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in his latest film Flight. As awards season is well under way, should Washington be concerned about his apparent hair loss?
When Hair Takes Flight
Up against Daniel Day Lewis, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman and Joaquin Phoenix for the Best Actor statuette, it could well be that stress is the cause of Washington’s thinning hair. Although we treat it regularly at The Belgravia Centre, an all-over thinning is not the most common type of hair loss in men. The most common reason behind male hair loss is a genetic condition called male pattern baldness, which manifests itself as a receding hair line, and/ or a thinning crown.
However, Washington’s balding could be being caused by the condition Telogen Effluvium, which is usually caused by a sudden or severe stress. This stress causes hair follicles to prematurely stop growing, and subsequently enter the telogen, or resting stage. The hairs affected will usually stay in the telogen stage for three months before shedding, so it might be that a shock Washington experienced several months ago is the cause behind his recent hair loss.
Best Actor, Best Hair?
Luckily for Denzel, hair loss due to Telogen Effluvium usually grows back after a few months, so he shouldn’t worry about seeking treatment if his hair loss has happened recently. However, if Denzel has been experiencing the loss for a substantial amount of time, his hair might need a helping hand to grow back. Rather than having the added stress of a hair transplant, which is only necessary if the scalp is shiny and bald, the actor could try a bespoke hair loss treatment programme tailored to his type of shedding.
The key to treating Washington’s type of hair loss is a twice-daily application of clinically proven hair loss medication minoxidil. The MHRA licensed formulation is applied to the affected areas twice a day, with particularly stubborn hair loss responding well to our unique high strength minoxidil 10% and 12.5% + azelaic acid creams. Combined with a number of hair loss boosters, The Belgravia Centre has seen a vast amount of great results for men and women experiencing Telogen Effluvium.
If Denzel’s hair loss looks similar to your own, why not come in to one of our Central London clinics for a free consultation? A hair loss specialist can then determine exactly what kind of hair loss you’re experiencing and how best to treat it, to not only halt the rate of hair loss, but to also regrow your hair.
With the Oscars just over a month away, Washington might not be able to sport a full head of hair should he get the chance to take to the stage as the winner of Best Actor, but many of our clients do see results very quickly: take a look at our before and during hair loss success storiesto get an idea of the time frame in which you can hope to see visible results.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, 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 hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.