According to a recent article in The Times, the author of global best-seller the Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown, might be suffering from hair loss. With the recent publication of Brown’s new book, The Lost Symbol, the frenzy is building for deciphering codes and symbols. And it seems everyone wants to know everything about the author who rarely gives interviews. And that includes his hair.
The Times’ speculation that Brown might be going bald was based on a book the author wrote with his wife entitled The Bald Book. Published in 1998, the book is a humorous collection of drawings and captions that celebrate baldness. Entries include: ‘Your kissable surface is increasing’ and ‘You’ll never worry about going gray’. The book’s official author is Blythe Brown, however it is widely believed that Brown was the main contributor. And now The Times has taken Brown’s interest in the subject of hair loss as a sign that the writer might be going bald.
Whatever the reasons behind Brown’s book on baldness, the fact remains that men of Dan Brown’s age (45) have approximately a 1 in 2 chance of suffering from genetic hair loss. This increases to 65% by the age of 60 and 80% by the age of 80. There is no mystery as to how this happens. Basically the majority of men will develop an oversensitivity to the hormone Diydrotestosterone (DHT) which inhibits the growth of hair follicles.
The good news is that science has found a way to tackle this problem. There are two treatments that have been proven, in clinical trials, to stabilise hair loss and restore lost hair. As a result of these studies, Minoxidil and Propecia are licensed by the MHRA and ‘FDA-approved’ for the treatment of hair loss in the UK and USA respectively.
So if you would like to demystify hair loss, please take a look at the success clients of The Belgravia Centre have had with their treatment by clicking on the links below.
If you are experiencing thinning hair or hair loss, The Belgravia Centre offers a free consultation with a hair loss specialist who will diagnose the condition and advise on suitable treatment. To book an appointment, please call 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. Alternatively, for a consultation via the website, all you need to do is fill out the online diagnostic form and submit a photograph of the affected area.