At just 43, David Cameron is by far the youngest Prime Minister this country has seen in almost 200 years, and the government has made much of his youthful vigour and enthusiasm. However, recent pictures displaying an unmistakeable bald patch in his otherwise luxurious head of hair have led unkind pundits to wonder whether worry over the budget deficit is making Cameron lose his hair.
The truth is that while stress and anxiety can certainly contribute to hair loss, the most frequent cause is androgenic alopecia, more commonly known as male pattern baldness. This has a characteristic pattern, causing hair loss on top of the scalp while leaving it growing around the sides, as the Prime Minister seems to be experiencing.
Androgenic alopecia is hereditary, and is caused by the action of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormonal derivative of testosterone, on genetically predisposed hair follicles. DHT causes the follicles to shrink with each growth cycle; the hair gradually gets thinner until the follicles finally become dysfunctional and hair no longer grows.
Although it is a hereditary condition, male pattern baldness is no longer inevitable, as there are clinically proven medications that can stabilise hair loss and promote regrowth. The Belgravia Centre bases its highly effective hair loss treatment programmes around the only two products that are medically proven to achieve this. Propecia inhibits the enzyme that turns testosterone into DHT, while Minoxidil stimulates the blood circulation to vulnerable hair follicles, promoting their health. Combined with trichological monitoring and various hair growth boosters, these products have enabled us to achieve impressive results for a huge number of our patients – you can see some of our success stories here.
To book a free consultation with one of our specialists who can assess your individual hair loss condition and prescribe the best course of treatment, call 020 7730 6666 or send us a message with any enquiry you might have. Alternatively, if you can’t get to the London centre, complete the online diagnostic form for an individually designed home use treatment course, available worldwide.