Men are often accused of sticking their head in the sand when it comes to doing anything about their health. And it seems the same is true for hair loss. However, whereas men usually know (but may choose to ignore) the benefits of keeping their bodies in good condition, when it comes to hair, it seems that their knowledge is rather thin on the ground. A YouGov survey on 936 British men revealed that 87% did not know that there is a scientifically proven way of treating hair loss and 75% did not believe that treatments can prevent hair loss.
These results may be due to the fact that hair is deemed a cosmetic issue and so receives little public awareness as compared to other conditions. Infact, hair loss can be extremely difficult to handle because it drastically changes one’s appearance. Many men suffer from anxiety and depression and the fact that men tend not to talk about these types of issues can make it even more difficult for them to seek help. Furthermore, the hair loss industry has suffered from a bad reputation thanks to some suspect advertising campaigns with extravagant claims of overnight wonder-cures. But it seems that awareness on hair loss is on the increase thanks in part to celebrities and sportsmen talking in public about the issue. And men who would like to receive a high quality hair treatment service can visit the Belgravia Centre which has a team of specialists who will diagnose the type and stage of hair loss, and tailor a treatment programme to ensure the best levels of regrowth.
The single most effective treatment for male hair loss, Propecia works by reducing the levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is the hormone that causes Male Pattern Baldness by attacking the hair follicles making hair growth slow down and eventually stop altogether. There have been two clinical studies on Propecia by Merck Pharmaceuticals. The first was a two year study on 1553 men aged between 18 and 41 with mild and moderate thinning hair. Of the men using Propecia, over 83% maintained or increased their hair count. The second study was a five year study on 279 men suffering from hair loss. Of these men 9 out of 10 achieved visible results: 48% saw re-growth, and 42% stabilised their hair loss. Nearly 70% of men increased their hair count. All the men in the study who did not take Propecia continued to lose their hair.
Getting the Best from Propecia
Propecia can be used alongside another hair loss treatment called Minoxidil. (These are the only two treatments with clinical evidence to show that they are both safe and effective). As Minoxidil works in a different way to Propecia (by allowing more nutrients to reach the scalp), it compliments Propecia, resulting in optimum re-growth.
Although Male Pattern Baldness is the primary cause of hair loss in men, it affects men’s hair growth differently, so in order to see the best results, it is important to use a treatment programme tailored to your condition. To see how well male clients at Belgravia have responded to these individualised treatments, just click on the Hair Loss Success Stories link.
If you would like to have a diagnosis and discuss treatment, contact Belgravia for a consultation. Appointments are available 7 days a week and are free of charge. To book yours, just call 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. Alternatively, go to the online diagnostic form, fill in some basic information and a treatment advisor will contact you at your convenience to discuss matters further.