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Hair Clinic Fined $100k After Claiming To Cure Baldness

hair science international promotional imageHair Science International, a hair clinic in Melbourne, Australia, has been fined 100,000 Australian dollars after it was found to be making false claims with regards to curing baldness. There is currently no cure for baldness, although hair loss can be halted and hair potentially regrown using a medically proven hair loss treatment plan.

The Australian hair clinic boasted of a “cutting edge” hair loss treatment, and “20 years in Hair-loss research across the globe”. However, their method amounted to little more than gluing cheap wigs onto people’s heads. Customers complained that they had been charged fees of up to $8,000 for the poor-quality hairpieces, and were told to return to the clinic every five to six weeks to pay an additional fee for the hairpiece to be reattached.

A Hairy Claim

Hair Science International was taken to court by Consumer Affairs Victoria, who alleged that the company claimed it could grow hair on synthetic liquid skin and then attach this hair to the client’s scalp. The clinic said that the synthetic skin would “marry-up” with the client’s scalp and the “cloned” hair would then grow like normal hair.

However, this technology is not currently known to exist, and a magistrate declared that Hair Science International had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct under the Fair Trading Act. The company was also ordered to publish a public notice on their website, in an Australian newspaper, and to notify all customers.

If you’re looking for a clinically proven way to treat hair loss, a hair loss treatment plan that contains medications licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, the UK and US medical regulatory bodies respectively, can prevent the need for a hair transplant by halting the rate of loss and regrowing hair. There are many hair loss products out there on the market that can improve the condition or apparent thickness of existing hair, but there are only two medications proven to deal with the loss itself

The Proven Way

Propecia, the first of these medications for hair loss, works by blocking DHT, the hormone that causes damage to scalp follicles in genetically predisposed people, leading to thin, wispy hair being produced. This type of hair loss is known as male pattern balding, and is responsible for 95% of all hair loss in men.

A second medication, minoxidil, can regrow hair in thinning areas on the scalp, providing that the areas are not bald and shiny. Available in a variety of strengths, a hair loss specialist is able to establish your ideal daily dosage. A variety of added ingredients can also be combined with your minoxidil extra-strength cream or liquid formulation, which appear to block DHT when applied locally, offering a dual-pronged approach to treating pattern hair loss.

A hair loss treatment plan that contains both of the above medications and a number of hair growth boosters, such as the FDA cleared LaserComb, provides a truly comprehensive approach to tackling hair loss. Hair growth boosters cannot treat hair loss by themselves, but they work together to ensure that hair and scalp are kept in the best condition possible, enabling healthy regrowth.

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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.

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