In the week that ‘Friends’ star Matt LeBlanc was in the news for showing off his natural grey locks, and admitting that he had dyed his hair the whole time he was filming the hit TV show, a new survey has examined British men’s attitudes to greying and hair loss.
Consumer analysts Mintel revealed that hair colour is the top concern of British men, with 51% worrying about going grey. Hair loss or thinning is the second biggest concern, with 40% admitting to feeling worried. This rises to over half (52%) in men aged 45-54.
According to Vivienne Rudd, Head of Beauty Research at Mintel, “The physical changes associated with aging can act as a catalyst to mid-life crisis and our research has discovered that men become less content with their appearance after the age of 45. As the UK population ages, men will have to work into older age, bringing them into direct competition with younger colleagues. As a result, older people may feel the need to try to maintain appearance.”
Although hair loss is often perceived as a sign of ageing, androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, affects 25% of men by the age of 30. It is a hereditary condition that results from the action of DHT, a hormonal derivative of testosterone, on genetically programmed hair follicles, causing them to gradually become dysfunctional. Androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of male hair loss, although other factors such as stress or poor nutrition may also play a part.
However, hair loss is not something you have to just accept, whether you are hitting your forties or even younger. The Belgravia Centre’s individually designed hair loss treatment courses are based around primary medications that are clinically proven to stabilise hair loss and promote regrowth, as well as various hair growth boosters. Propecia and Minoxidil are the only pharmaceutical products proven to be both effective and safe; Propecia works by blocking the formation of DHT, while Minoxidil increases the blood supply to the affected hair follicles. You can look at some of our many hair loss success stories to see the excellent results we have achieved with our comprehensive treatment programmes.
If you are concerned about hair loss, the specialists at the Belgravia Centre will be happy to advise on the best course of treatment for you. Call 020 7730 6666 to book a free consultation, or send us a message with any enquiry you might have. If you can’t get to the London centre, you can complete the online diagnostic form for worldwide advice on a home-use treatment course that fits your needs. The earlier you tackle hair loss, the more impressive results are likely to be, so it’s well worth getting expert advice as soon as possible, for that effective boost to your appearance and confidence.