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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

 A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

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.

Losing their hair during chemotherapy can be incredibly traumatic for cancer patients, not least because this visible side effect effectively announces their illness to others.

Whilst there are devices known as cold caps, or scalp cooling systems, which can be worn during chemo sessions to help prevent hair loss, these still have their limitations.

Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, have announced they will be carrying out clinical trials to find out whether oral minoxidil may benefit cancer survivors with a diagnosis of permanent hair loss following chemotherapy.

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Currently high strength minoxidil the only MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved genetic hair loss treatment for men and women when administered topically.

Low dose oral minoxidil treatment

Low-dose oral minoxidil therapy will be explored during a small clinical trial involving 25 cancer survivors aged 18 and over.

Each participant, male and female, must have completed their chemo treatment more than six months prior to the study, and have a professional diagnosis of permanent chemotherapy-induced hairloss.

All participants will be instructed to take a 1.25mg dose of minoxidil every day for 90 days by splitting the 2.5mg tablets provided, in half.

Changes to their hair regrowth and quality of life will be assessed every 12 weeks, over a total period of 48 weeks. There is no control group for this study which is due to start in March 2019.

Results are expected in December 2020 and the findings will be published here on Belgravia’s hair loss blog once they are released.

Does chemotherapy always cause hair loss?

One question many cancer patients want to know before starting treatment is “does chemotherapy always cause hair loss?”.

There isn’t a definitive answer on this as, whilst the on-going chemo sessions do generally cause hair fall and thinning, the extent of this depends on a number of factors and can differ from person-to-person.

Some people may experience negligible amounts of shedding, whilst others may lose all their hair. This can vary depending on aspects such as the type of medication used and the duration of treatment.

Hairloss from this type of cancer treatment can be permanent but is usually temporary, regrowing naturally within 12 months of the survivor’s last chemo appointment. In some cases hair regrowth may come through slightly different to how the individual’s hair looked before chemotherapy, for example curly instead of straight, but this often rights itself within a few months’ time.

Anyone whose hair does not grow back of its own accord may be able to follow an appropriate treatment course. However, at Belgravia , in addition to a consultation with one of our dedicated hair specialists, we also require written confirmation from the patient’s oncologist that they are medically-suitable for treatment before we can dispense any medications.


The Belgravia Centre

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.

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

 A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

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The Belgravia Centre

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.

When it comes to treating genetic hair loss, the medication finasteride has only been prescribed to medically-suitable men aged 18 and over.

It is one of only two clinically-proven, MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved treatments for Male Pattern Baldness when prescribed in 1mg per day oral doses.

Its purpose is to inhibit the formation of the testosterone by-product dihydrostestosterone (DHT). In cases of androgenetic alopecia, this protein binds to the hair follicles located along the top of the scalp, from crown to hairline and temples, causing thinning hair and hair loss.

Recently, however, its applications in relation to women’s hair loss have become an area of great interest. Numerous studies have been, and continue to investigate whether oral or topical finasteride may benefit women with hair disorders, particularly those with Female Pattern Hair Loss.

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The International Journal of Dermatology published a report on 3rd January 2019 detailing the findings of researchers from the University of California’s Department of Dermatology who carried out a systematic review of the efficacy and use of finasteride in women.

Efficacy and use ‘varies widely’ for women

Study authors Allison Hu, Lance Chapman MD and Natasha Mesinkova MD, noted the reason for this review of current uses of finasteride for women, as follows:

“Physicians are beginning to use finasteride as treatment for hair loss, hirsutism, and various other dermatologic conditions in women. However, the reported efficacy and use of finasteride in the female population varies widely. The purpose of this study is therefore to better define the efficacy and use of finasteride in women and identify research gaps that require further investigation.”

The systematic review took in literature from January 1997 to July 2017 inclusive, which comprised 65 studies into finasteride for women, involving a total of 2,683 participants.

The Irvine-based team found that almost half of all randomised controlled trials (48.7 per cent) involved exploring finasteride as a treatment for excessive hair growth (hirsutism) in women. At 34.7 per cent, the next most common RCTs used finasteride to treat Female Pattern Hair Loss.

Additional research was shown to have considered the potential of finasteride as a treatment for various other hair loss conditions. These included Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata, and Lichen Planopilaris; these studies were not supported by actual clinical trials.

In terms of administration, dosing and the duration of treatment, it was noted that these varied considerably across the board: “Overall, doses of oral finasteride ranged from 0.5 to 5 mg/day, in females aged 6–88, over a duration of 6–12 months (57.6%), as monotherapy (88.9%), and for continuous use (96.4%).”

Whilst the Californian team found that finasteride may have a positive effect when used to treat Female Pattern Hair Loss and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, due to the varying doses, durations and array of conditions being studied, they made clear that far more investigation was still necessary to find the safest, most effective way to administer finasteride therapy, and to whom.

Current women’s hair loss treatment options

Finasteride is not currently available for prescription to women in topical nor oral forms in the UK. The only women’s hair loss treatment that is currently authorised by both the UK and USA’s medical regulatory bodies – the MHRA and FDA – is the topical product high strength minoxidil.

This vasodilator comes in a range of formulations, all of which are applied directly to the scalp where needed, either once or twice daily as directed, in order to encourage hair growth in cases of Female Pattern Hair Loss.

It can be used alone or in conjunction with appropriate hair growth supporting products. These include low-level laser therapy (LLLT) delivered by FDA-cleared devices such as the HairMax LaserComb or LaserBand, which is an ergonomic aid that stimulates the follicles. Highly-targeted food supplements, such as Hair Vitalics for Women which contains an exclusive blend of nutrients, including biotin, zinc and selenium for the maintenance of normal healthy hair growth, may also be used alongside pharmaceutical treatment.

Anyone who has noticed hair thinning or a drop in the volume of their hair – often noticeable as an increasingly wide parting and/or ponytails feeling thinner than normal – who is worried about losing their hair now should consult a specialist.

A consultation with an expert from a dedicated hair loss clinic – whether in-person or online – can be a simple way to gain a diagnosis, professional advice and personalised treatment recommendations for consideration.

At present [February 2019], Belgravia does not offer finasteride to women due to its current experimental uses and lack of official MHRA and FDA authorisations. However, we are keeping abreast of all relevant trials and research and will publish updates here on our hair loss blog as and when these become available.


The Belgravia Centre

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.

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

 A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

Treatment information


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

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.

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Name: Malia

Question: I am losing my hair after curling it for nine months. Is this type of hair loss permanent or temporary? And what is the best treatment for this?

Answer: Hi, Malia. It’s unclear from your query whether you have had a perm or been using heated curling tongs to create the hairstyle you believe has caused your shedding.

The type of hair loss you are experiencing is likely to differ depending on which of these two styling methods you used.

Perming solutions involve harsh chemicals being applied to the hair from close to the roots, all the way to the tips. There are a number of pitfalls to be wary of when getting a perm or doing it yourself at home, with regards hair loss and damaged hair. These include ensuring the solution is properly diluted so that it is the correct strength, and making sure it is left on for the appropriate amount of time. Too strong or too long leaves the door open for chemical trauma, where the hair is effectively burnt off at the roots. This can cause permanent hair loss if the follicles have been badly damaged, however, in the majority of mild to moderate instances, it should be temporary.

Hair breakage, whilst not a hair loss condition as such given it involves weakened hair snapping along the shaft, rather than affecting the follicles, is common following regular heat-styling and/or chemical hair treatments.

The regular application of heat – especially if the hair has not been fully dried beforehand – or the too-frequent use of perming solution (or other chemicals, including bleach) can dry out and damage the hair, leaving it so weak that it snaps in two. This can leave behind frazzled strands that look like thinning hair.

If the damaged hair has not affected the follicles, your hairdresser should be able to help by giving you a haircut that gets rid of any damaged ends and blends in shorter, broken strands. If the damage is mild to moderate then dusting, a technique which removes the tiniest amount of hair possible, or layering, plus some TLC in terms of haircare – a course of intensive conditioning and strengthening treatments such as Olaplex, may be beneficial. Again, your hairdresser should be able to recommend appropriate solutions for damaged hair based on your hair type and its condition.

Where the damage is extensive and/or there is hair loss – whether in patches, diffuse thinning from all over the scalp or a general drop in your hair’s overall volume – a consultation with an expert from a specialist hair loss clinic would most likely prove useful.

They will be able to assess your scalp – either in person, one-to-one, or via an online consultation with uploaded photos – and explain their recommendations for suitable hair loss treatments and any supplementary hair growth supporting products, where appropriate, based on their findings and your medical profile.

In the meantime, the first thing you should do is stop curling your hair, avoid heat and chemical styling, avoid tying your hair back too tightly, and add good quality shampoo and conditioner products tailored to damaged hair into your haircare routine.


The Belgravia Centre

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.

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating hereditary hair loss in women by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

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.

Hereditary hair loss is essentially decided by a person’s genetics, however, there are many other influential factors involved.

A range of environmental and lifestyle issues are known to exacerbate, or even prematurely trigger, Male Pattern Baldness, in those with the relevant inbuilt susceptibility to the effects of DHT.

Diet can play an important part in the health of our hair, as well as our body in general, with biotin and zinc being two of the most notable vitamins and minerals necessary for the maintenance of normal healthy hair growth.

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In November 2018, researchers from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Basra’s College of Pharmacy found that women with Female Pattern Hair Loss had lower levels of zinc and iron; now a study carried out by the Faculty of Medicine at Egypt’s Benha University has discovered that men with genetic hair loss also present with lower nutrient levels – in this case, zinc and biotin.

Concerns regarding zinc and biotin levels

The Egyptian team’s aim was to establish the biotin and zinc levels in those with genetic hair loss in comparison to those without, in order to determine whether it may be beneficial for appropriate food supplements to be recommended alongside clinically-proven male hair loss treatments.

Researchers studied 60 men with Male Pattern Baldness, and 60 men without, who were all matched in terms of age and body mass index. Each had their blood levels checked for serum zinc and biotin amounts.

A positive correlation between serum zinc and serum biotin levels was noted, though the relationship between participants’ age and how long the men had been losing their hair for was considered “nonsignificant”.

A “non-significant relation” was observed between the level of the men’s hair loss and their zinc and biotin levels.

“We recommend future biotin evaluation in serum combined with its metabolites in MAGA [Male Androgenetic Alopecia] patients’ urine,” the paper, published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology on 3rd February 2019, states.

Overall, participants in the men’s hair loss group were found to have significantly lower “subnormal” levels of zinc and “suboptimal” levels of biotin compared to those in the control group of men without Male Pattern Hair Loss.

Supplements alongside hair loss treatment

In concluding their research, Benha University study authors state that “adding zinc supplement in MAGA treatment is recommended… Biotin supplement in MAGA treatment may add value to hair quality and texture.”

This is very much in-keeping with the approach Belgravia hair specialists often recommend to men looking for advice on regrowing hair and preventing baldness.

Although biotin and zinc are not in themselves hair loss treatments, they have both been shown to contribute to the maintenance of normal healthy hair growth, as has the trace mineral selenium. This is why all three nutrients are included in Belgravia’s exclusive and highly-targeted food supplement Hair Vitalics for Men (as well as the Women’s version).

Whether it be a receding hairline or a thinning crown, men presenting with genetic hairloss are often recommended a customised course comprising the optimum products for their level and pattern of shedding, as well as their medical profile.

The hair loss solutions included within these programmes will generally revolve around either one or both of the only two MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved medications – one oral, one topical. These are generally used alongside the most appropriate selection of hair growth supporting products, such as FDA-cleared low level light therapy devices to stimulate follicles, including the HairMax LaserComb or LaserBand, and Hair Vitalics one-a-day supplements.

Belgravia superintendent pharmacist prescriber and senior hair loss specialist, Christina Chikaher advises, “Biotin and zinc are both substances essential for many reactions and processes in the body, including supporting healthy hair.

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Almonds are a good food source of both biotin and zinc

Neither of them on their own would promote hair growth, but almost certainly a deficiency of either would result in hair loss. If you maintain  a healthy diet, it is very unlikely that you would suffer from a deficiency of either zinc or biotin.

Often, however, our lifestyle prevents us from always eating as we should. Other factors such as illness or stress may also contribute to a deficiency of these vital substances.

At such times we can support our diet by taking carefully considered supplements, bearing in mind that trace elements such as zinc and biotin are only required in small amounts to have a therapeutic effect.”

It is important to remember that food supplements are not intended to replace a balanced diet and if you are concerned that you may be deficient in any nutrients, your doctor should be able to arrange a blood test.

If it is thinning hair that is concerning you, a consultation with a hair loss specialist can provide a professional diagnosis and personalised treatment recommendations, as well as the peace of mind that comes from having an expert explain everything to you and answer your questions.


Circ - Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinics LondonThe Belgravia Centre

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.

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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Results - New Success Story

 
A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

Find out what this client had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

Treatment information


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

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.

It’s no secret that the men in Britain’s Royal Family are prone to Male Pattern Baldness.

Indeed, one look at a family portrait will show that, from Prince Phillip to Prince Charles and both his sons – William and Harry – hair loss is rife throughout their family tree.

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One of a number of popular memes about Prince William’s hair loss

Both the brothers have joked about their thinning hair over the years, with Prince William‘s starting from around 23 years of age. The elder brother and father of three now has extensive baldness in all the areas which can be affected by this hereditary condition – along the top of the scalp, from hairline to crown – which he wears well.

Harry seemed to start showing signs of hair loss a little later in life than William. A drop in the volume of his traditionally thick ginger hair became noticeable when he was around 28 years old, followed by general thinning, particularly at the crown.

Since pictures of his rapidly growing thinning crown were published in November 2018, many media outlets have been reporting on how quickly Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, has been losing his hair since marrying Meghan Markle in May 2018. The following photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are from 2nd February 2019. Continues below…

Here we look at a number of possible reasons that could account for, or be contributing to, the Prince’s rapid hair loss.

1 Stress

One of the key influencing factors when it comes to accelerating the rate of shedding in cases of Male Pattern Hair Loss is stress. This can be emotional stress as well as physical strain, such as that caused to the body when there is an underlying or additional health issue such as an illness or nutritional deficiency.

Whilst stress in itself can lead to thinning hair and exacerbate genetic balding, it can also lead to increased bad habits which can have further negative effects on the hair. Smoking has established links to hair loss, making hair dry, thin and also potentially turning it prematurely grey.

Prince Harry was a smoker but is believed to have given up before his wedding. As any former smoker knows, though, stressful times can make it easy to slip back into this unhealthy habit.

The numerous Markle family dramas, as played out in the British and American tabloid press, a rumoured rift with his brother William, and the way mixed-race Meghan has been treated by some sections of the UK media, have been cited by many correspondents as causes of intense concern for the newly-married Royal.

Add in the pressure of being part of one of the world’s most well-known families, his international schedule of royal duties and charity work, as well as the anxiety of being an expectant family, and it’s easy to see why Harry may be experiencing stress-related hair loss.

2 Lifestyle changes

Harry is understood to have made a number of positive lifestyle changes both since meeting Meghan Markle and to support her during her pregnancy. These include giving up drinking, less caffeine, eating better with more fruit and vegetables and less meat, as well as exercising regularly and trying out yoga for relaxation.

As long as his new lifestyle changes are moderate and sensible, they are unlikely to have any effect on his hairloss – and certainly not any negative ones.

All of these are highly laudable efforts and should, in theory, help the Duke to maintain a generally healthy lifestyle. Where things may become problematic is if Harry throws himself into things too hard – as he did in his partying days.

Any extremes, particularly over a significant period of time – such as frequently over-exercising, severely restricting calories or nutrients, or anything which causes rapid weight loss – can reflect in the hair. As the body reacts to any sudden changes by diverting its resources away from non-critical functions, such as hair growth, to ensure the critical organs are protected, hair follicles can suffer. In these instances temporary hair loss often ensues, making Male Pattern Baldness worse for at least six months.

3 Stopping hair loss treatment

Another theory is that that the Prince may have stopped using hair loss treatment in order to start a family; Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child in April 2019.

If Prince Harry had been taking finasteride 1mg – one of only two MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved male pattern hair loss treatments – he would have had to stop taking this around one week in advance of trying for a baby.

Once hair loss treatment is ceased, the regained hair will start to shed again within around three to six months, then continue to thin. Harry and Meghan married in May 2018, so, if he stopped using treatment after the wedding, the 34 year old could expect his hair loss to become noticeable again by November of that year – the month the photos of his increased hair thinning were published in the media.

Although he has allegedly dallied with different hair loss solutions, from something thought to be high strength minoxidil, to food supplements for hair growth, in the past, whether or not Harry has ever tried used a clinically-proven pharmaceutical approach to his thinning hair remains unconfirmed.

It was previously noted by Royal watchers that Prince Harry’s hair had been looking fuller than usual on and in the run up to his Wedding Day, however, this could have been down to cosmetic products, such as microscopic fibre concealers.

Whatever the reason for the ups and downs of Harry’s hair, how he chooses to deal with going bald is his own personal decision – just as it is for all men affected by this common condition – and we’re sure he will have plenty of advice for where to turn, should he require the advice of dedicated hair loss specialists on the available options.


The Belgravia Centre

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.

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