You may know him as the man who dived alongside Tom Daley at last summer’s Olympics, and Peter Waterfield is the most successful British diver in Olympic history, but this didn’t prevent the 31 year old losing his hair at a relatively young age.
A Dive In Confidence
Hair loss as a teenager was so severe for Waterfield that the Olympian felt forced to shave his head to hide his disappearing hairline, and whilst a recent study showed men who shaved their head were seen as more manly, Waterfield was left worried that people perceived him as a thug.
As the diver explained: “I come from the East End of London and I would find that people could sometimes be intimidated by my Cockney accent and my shaved head.”
It was as a result of this that the silver medalist decided to undergo a hair transplant, which involved 4,200 hairs being moved from the back of his head to the top. Male pattern hair loss, which is what Waterfield has experienced, is a genetic condition where the androgen DHT causes hair follicles on the top of the scalp to shrink and producer weaker, wispy hair, and eventually no hair at all.
Do I Need A Hair Transplant?
The answer, for the majority of men experiencing hair loss, is no. If you’re going bald, you can treat the shedding medically unless areas have become completely bald and shiny. A tailored treatment plan based on your level of hair loss and various other factors gives you a great chance of combating your hair loss and regrowing thinning areas of hair.
The Noninvasive Hair Loss Treatment
There are two clinically proven hair loss treatments available that can legally claim to help treat hair loss. Minoxidil, which is applied directly to the scalp, is particularly effective for stubborn receding hair lines, especially as a high strength minoxidl 12.5% cream. Propecia, an oral medication, blocks the action of DHT, and when used alongside minoxidil, the two medications can be particularly effective as a hair loss treatment.
If you are considering taking action against your hair loss, a free consultation with a hair loss specialist can determine the cause of your loss, and the most effective means to treat it, potentially using the above medications combined with hair loss treatment boosters for a truly tailored approach. Of course, if we think you need a hair transplant we’ll let you know, but the vast majority of our patients manage to avoid the surgical procedure.
The Belgravia Centre—————————————————————————————————–
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.