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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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Circ - Male Pattern Baldness hair loss treatment Belgravia Centre clinic 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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Name: Amita

Question: I know I have to stop using my female pattern hair loss treatment medication and can’t take my Hair Vitalics whilst I’m pregnant but can I continue to use my HairMax LaserComb?

Answer: Hi, Amita. Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy! We hope everything is going smoothly for you.

Belgravia Centre HairMax LaserComb Pro 12 Beam NEW LLLT hair growth device treatment

You are absolutely correct that women cannot use genetic hair loss treatment eg. applications of high strength minoxidil, during pregnancy; this is also the case whilst they are breastfeeding or expressing.

The same is true of Hair Vitalics for Women; these food supplements should not be taken until after you have given birth and, if you are breastfeeding, the course should not be resumed until you have finished nursing.

At Belgravia we advise our female patients that no hair loss treatments or hair growth supporting products – including low level laser therapy devices such as the LaserComb – should be used during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding, as a precaution.

Furthermore, if you have a male partner with whom you are sexually active during your pregnancy, and who is also using hair loss treatment, he too should stop taking finasteride 1mg during this time (in fact, he should stop taking this DHT-blocker one week before you start trying to conceive). He is, however, fine to continue using minoxidil throughout this period.

If preferable, as long as you do not handle any finasteride tablets, it is also possible for him to continue to take his finasteride 1mg as normal as long as he uses a barrier contraceptive method (condoms) whilst you are pregnant and breastfeeding.

After you have had your baby, if you would like to restart your Female Pattern Hair Loss treatment course, the best thing to do is to consult your dedicated specialist who will be able to assess you and check whether any tweaks to your original programme are necessary before you start again after you have finished breastfeeding, where applicable.

For instance, many women experience Post Partum Alopecia – excessive shedding and thinning hair after having a baby – which is an entirely normal postnatal phenomenon.

The hair will generally return to its pre-pregnancy state within approximately 12 months, however, as you have an existing hair loss condition which may be exacerbated by this, or the stress of childbirth and coping with a new baby, it is certainly recommended that you are re-assessed before resuming treatment. That way, your specialist can ensure you are on the most appropriate, personalised course, with optimum hair loss solutions based on your current situation.

If you would like to discuss any of this information further, or need any additional support from your Treatment Advisor, do just drop them an email or call the clinic on 020 7730 6666 at your convenience and they’ll be happy to assist you.


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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Name: Ethan

Question: What is temporal triangular alopecia and how do you treat it?

Answer: Hi, Ethan. Temporal Triangular Alopecia is also known as Congenital Triangular Alopecia.

It is a non-scarring (non-cicatricial) form of hair loss that can affect men, women and children. It tends to appear as a single triangular, oval or lancet-shaped patch. This is predominantly located in the frontotemporal region of the scalp (the areas marked as number 5 on the diagram below), more commonly known as the areas around the temples.

Head Diagram - areas of the scalp frontal temporal crown vertex
Areas of the Scalp: 1) Crown, 2) Vertex Transition Point, 3) Midscalp, 4) Forelock, 5) Left and Right Temporal Regions, 6) Frontal Hair

Although it can develop at any time, it may present from birth, and once it has arisen, the patch generally remains throughout a person’s lifetime without changing.

Temporal Triangular Alopecia is painless and tends to have no other associated symptoms, other than the obvious vellus hairs in one of the aforementioned patterns.

According to a 2015 article in the International Journal of Trichology, in rare cases, this type of hairloss has been associated with Down’s syndrome and phakomatosis pigmentovascularis.

The etiology of this particular hair loss condition remains a mystery – as is the case with Alopecia Areata – but it can be diagnosed by a visual assessment of the scalp; a biopsy is not necessary.

Although it causes hair loss near one temple, it differs from thinning edges as this term generally refers to a receding hairline from the permanent, progressive genetic conditions, Male Pattern Baldness or Female Pattern Hair Loss. It can also mean frontal hairloss caused by Traction Alopecia, a condition generally caused by over-wearing tight hairstyles, weaves or hair extensions.

An example of Temporal Triangular Alopecia Congenital Triangular Alopecia
An example of Temporal Triangular Alopecia

We do not treat Temporal Triangular Alopecia at Belgravia. The reason for this is that, unlike these other conditions, even with a customised course of pharmaceutical hair loss treatment, the hair will not regrow.

The only possible option for those wishing to address this condition at present, is potentially hair transplant surgery.

This approach depends entirely on the individual’s suitability, however, so it is best discussed with specialist surgeons with experience in this area.

In many cases the balding area can be disguised with a clever haircut – something your hairdresser or barber should be able to discuss with you – and/or the use of dedicated hair loss concealing products.

You can also find out more about Temporal Triangular Alopecia from your GP or dermatologist though Belgravia hair loss specialists can also diagnose the condition and refer patients on to a highly reputable hair restoration surgeon, if required.


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 Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

This client has two separate conditions – Chronic Telogen Effluvium and Female Pattern Hair Loss which are being treated simultaneously, thanks to a personalised treatment plan available from Belgravia.

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

Female Hair Loss Treatment

Chronic Telogen Effluvium Treatment


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.

Many people know that biotin – vitamin B7 – is one of the key nutrients involved in the maintenance of healthy hair growth.

Low levels of biotin have also recently been implicated in the genetic hair loss condition, Male Pattern Baldness.

Whilst egg yolks are often cited as a go-to food source for biotin, it is important to be mindful as to how many eggs you consume and how often you eat them. This is mainly due to the amount of cholesterol contained in the yolks.

New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests people should be eating fewer eggs than first thought. This comes at a time where egg consumption has increased due to the food and wellness trend for upping protein intake.

Increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Eggs for Hair Health

Whilst the UK has no recommended daily or weekly limit on eggs, the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans state that dietary cholesterol should be restricted to 300mg/day. In terms of egg yolks, this equates to roughly 1.5 eggs per day, given one large egg contains approximately 200 mg of cholesterol.

This latest study into the effects of cholesterol specifically from eggs, and egg yolks, on the potential for heart disease found that consuming 300mg/day of dietary cholesterol resulted in a 17 per cent increase to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and an 18 per cent higher risk of death in general. For those eating three to four eggs per week, there were links to a 6 per cent increased risk of cardiovascular disease and an 8 per cent risk increase of dying from any cause.

One of the study authors, Norinna B. Allen PhD, advised: “Our study showed if two people had exact same diet and the only difference in diet was eggs, then you could directly measure the effect of the egg consumption on heart disease. We found cholesterol, regardless of the source, was associated with an increased risk of heart disease. We want to remind people there is cholesterol in eggs, specifically yolks, and this has a harmful effect”.

Non-egg dietary sources of biotin

Whilst eggs are affordable, nutritional powerhouses and should not be avoided, those wishing to switch up their dietary source of biotin, here are a few examples of foods rich in the hair-friendly vitamin…

Almonds – whilst many nuts are a good source of biotin, almonds pack the biggest punch, whether raw, roasted or salted, with 1.5mcg per 32g serving.

Avocado – in addition to being a great source of vitamin E, one whole avocado will provide approximately 2 to 6 mcg of biotin, depending on its size.

Hair Vitalics for Women and Hair Vitalics for Men healthy hair supplement hair specialist Belgravia Centre

Cauliflower – 128 g / one cup raw cauliflower can provide 4 mcg of biotin, whether eaten as crudities or uncooked cauliflower rice.

Liver – a 3 ounce serving of cooked beef liver contains approximately 30mcg of biotin, making it one of the richest food sources available.

Nutritional Yeast – also known as ‘nooch’, nutritional yeast is a popular vegan condiment that is a good source of B vitamins, including biotin.

Sunflower Seeds – these small but mighty seeds are jammed with nutrients, including magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc and copper, as well as 2.6mcg of biotin per 32 gram portion.

Sweet potato – this root vegetable are a good source of vitamin A, potassium and, offer 2.4mcg per 64g serving of biotin when cooked.

The recommended daily intake for biotin is 40mcg a day for adults, though several studies have found no adverse effects or symptoms of toxicity occur when taking higher doses.

Oregon State University research states that biotin is “well-tolerated” in doses of 200mg per day, and these were not associated with adverse affects, despite being “nearly 7,000 times” the adequate intake.

Whilst no substitute for a varied and balanced diet, food supplements can be a convenient top-up. Belgravia hair specialists have developed exclusive, one-a-day Hair Vitalics food supplements in specific Men’s and Women’s formulations, which contain a custom blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts – including biotin – to support normal healthy hair growth. These are one of the products available to non-clients, as well as patients of Belgravia hair loss clinics.


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: Scott

Question: I heard that if your hair loss isn’t too bad you can take finasteride three times a day instead of every day – is this true?

Answer: Hi, Scott. This is incorrect. Finasteride 1mg is taken once per day in all cases where it is prescribed as a treatment for Male Pattern Baldness, regardless of the level of thinning.

finasteride DHT blocker 1mg mens hair loss treatment tablet

The reason for this is to keep the optimum amount of the active medication in your system in order to effectively inhibit dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT, being the testosterone by-product which latches on to hair follicles located around the top of the scalp and hairline, in men genetically-predisposed to genetic hair loss.

This gradually weakens these sensitive follicles, causing a drop in hair density and producing increasingly finer, thinning hair and/or a receding hairline. If left unchecked, this can lead to eventual baldness.

Finasteride, taken in the authorised 1mg per day doses – as licensed by the UK’s medical regulatory board, the MHRA, and approved by its American counterpart, the FDA – ensures a worthwhile amount stays in your system to continually counteract DHT.

Studies have shown the half-life of oral finasteride 1mg – the length of time it stays in your bloodstream – to be 4.7 hours to 7.1 hours, with “slow accumulation” occurring when this form of treatment is used over a long period of time. This still does not mean that doses can be skipped, however.

Additionally, it is worth pointing out that overusing any medication can lead to side effects and, in the case of finasteride 1mg, is unlikely to have any hair growth benefits when compared to the authorised dose. Therefore, it is important to only take the 1mg per day dose that is recommended.

Using hair loss treatment erratically – including regularly missing doses – is unlikely to provide the maximum benefits patients look for when using it for preventing baldness. The same is true of the other clinically-proven hairloss solution, high strength minoxidil.

Before starting a treatment regime, it is wise to consult a hair loss specialist for a number of reasons, even if you eventually decide not to pursue their services. Firstly, doing so will provide you with a professional diagnosis of your condition; although many men assume they are starting to go bald when they notice some shedding or a drop in the volume of their hair, these signs do not necessarily mean they have Male Pattern Baldness.

Secondly, once you have a diagnosis, personalised treatment recommendations – including relevant hair growth supporting products – can be made based upon factors such as your hair loss condition, level and pattern of shedding, medical profile and – a point which should not be overlooked – your lifestyle requirements. After all, there’s no point in spending money on treatments you won’t actually use, so it’s always best to take a practical approach to finding the best hair loss solutions for each individual.


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.

This client has two separate conditions – Chronic Telogen Effluvium and Female Pattern Hair Loss which are being treated simultaneously, thanks to a personalised treatment plan devised by her hair specialist.

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

Female Hair Loss Treatment

Chronic Telogen Effluvium Treatment


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.

According to a market research report regarding the treatment of Tinea Capitis – ringworm of the scalp – this infection is on the rise.

Data provided by the Industry Daily Observer as part of the research report ‘Tinea Capitis Treatment Market – Global Industry Trend Analysis 2013 – 2017 and Forecast 2018 – 2026’ showed the condition is having a global uptick.

Luckily, there are various treatment solutions available for this scalp condition, which is often accompanied by areas of hair loss.

Tinea Capitis - Scalp Ringworm - Hairloss - Children
An example of Tinea Capitis

More prevalent in boys

Tinea capitis generally affects prepubescent children aged between 3 and 10 years old, though it can also affect post-menopausal adults who are caretakers of young children.

It is more commonly found in urban areas and displays as rounded scaly, flaking patches of skin with fine hair loss and black dots, which can be hard to spot when mild.

It is a fungal or dermatophyte infection which tends to be more prevalent in boys than in girls. There are two key dermatophytes which tend to cause the majority of cases, Microsporum spp. and Trichophyton spp.

Whilst Microsporum canis is the most common cause of European cases – particularly in Mediterranean border countries, Trichophyton tonsurans are described as being “highly prevalent” in the UK, reportedly accounting for 50-90 per cent of diagnoses.

Microsporum canis is a fungus which can infect the upper layers of the skin of domesticated cats. It can also be found in the skin of dogs and humans; as such, it is largely passed on by animals, especially puppies and kittens.

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Trichophyton tonsurans is a fungus said in a Pediatric Clinical Advisor report in 2007, to be responsible for 95 per cent of Tinea Capitis cases in North and South America. The new report advises that “ethnicity, social as well as cultural factors are registered to play an important role” in its spreading among black communities across Europe and both North and South America.

General factors involved in catching tinea capitis include overcrowding, schools, hairdressing salons and sharing combs.

Anti-fungal treatments

Tinea capitis is usually treated using anti-fungal therapies, whether oral or topical and treatment tends to be fairly short-term – usually daily for a matter of weeks.

Some of the more popular options include oral ketoconazole, medicated ketoconazole or selenium sulfide shampoo, and miconazole antifungal cream. The strength and frequency of use will be determined by the professional prescribing treatment, including options which are available over-the-counter, and is based on factors including the child’s age and overall health.

The market report states that “In the United States, the prevalence of Tinea capitis ranges from 3%-13%, that is expected to drive the demand for antifungal therapy in Tinea capitis treatment market. However, incidence for Tinea capitis is lowest in Spain and Palestine (<1%) and is highest in Ethiopia (~50%).”

Due to the fact this condition almost exclusively affects young children, Belgravia does not offer treatments for Tinea Capitis. Anyone concerned about this infectious condition should approach their GP or dermatologist for assistance.


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.