Question: How can I make my hair thicker? It’s thin all along the top of my head and I want to make it look normal again.
Answer: Hi, Lennon. The best first step is to have a consultation with a specialist at a dedicated hair loss clinic so that you can have the cause of your thinning professionally diagnosed.
Once you have a confirmed diagnosis, you can then be recommended a personalised course of appropriate hair loss treatments.
This is an inherited hair loss condition which only affects the follicles located along the vertex, from hairline to crown in genetically predisposed individuals. It causes a drop in hair density and gradually thinning hair which can affect the entire vertex in addition to forming defined patterns such as a receding hairline or a thinning crown.
There are two clinically-proven hair loss solutions for men which are both MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved: the oral tablet finasteride 1mg and topical high strength minoxidil. These are designed to inhibit DHT – the hormone responsible for causing the follicular miniaturisation which leads to genetic hair thinning and eventual baldness – and to promote accelerated hair growth, when used consistently.
In addition to these pharmaceutical elements, there are supplementary hair growth supporting products which can be used alongside either or both of the authorised medications. These include FDA-cleared low level laser therapy (LLLT) devices, such as the HairMax LaserComb and the LaserBands, which stimulate hair growth and thickness, as well as an exclusive one-a-day hair supplement, Hair Vitalics for Men.
This product has been developed by Belgravia hair specialists to have a highly-targeted formula that includes key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts, such as biotin, zinc and selenium for the maintenance of normal healthy hair growth.
This rounded approach to treating your hair loss should help to increase its thickness over time and Belgravia clients often say that they benefit from having on-going monitoring to ensure that they are using the optimum treatments for their needs at all times.
For a temporary fix, there are products such as microscopic hair fibres which – as long as there is hair for them to cling to – can help to make hair look thicker pretty much instantly, though these are purely cosmetic and will not stop hair loss if used on their own, without treatment.
The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.