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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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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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Name: Dr. Adiluzzaman

Question: I have adverse effects of hair rebonding. How can I make a rapid recovery? Also how can I prevent further hair loss four days after rebonding. Probably the salon used a relaxer and I am now seeking your valuable advice for further prevention of hair and scalp damage and also other complications. Thanks.

Answer: Hi, Dr. Adiluzzaman. If your scalp is currently healthy and the chemical relaxer did not cause you any burns, there is no specific action necessary for your scalp.

This would suggest it was probably not damaged during the straightening process, also sometimes known as ‘rebonding’ as it involves breaking the hair’s bonds in order to achieve the desired sleek look.

You don’t mention any specific symptoms other than ‘hair and scalp damage’ which we would need more details about in order to address your concerns more thoroughly. However, if you are experiencing any hair loss or notice any skin problems such as a rash or burns (a potential sign of chemical trauma), please contact a local GP or dermatologist who can examine your scalp.

Hair Cuticle Health - Damaged hair v healthy hair diagram - hair breakage

They should then be able to recommend a suitable treatment for your scalp and any additional areas of your head and neck that may be affected, based on their findings.

If your hair was over-processed, you may experience hair breakage. This is where the hair has been weakened and snaps in two along the shaft; it does not affect the follicle. It can, however, make the hair look dry, thin and frazzled.

There is nothing you can do to prevent hair breakage once it has already happened; the best thing to do now would be to have the broken lengths of hair cut off and let new, healthier hair grow out without any further damage. This can be done by a hair-cutting technique known as ‘dusting’ if you are reluctant to lose too much length – your hairdresser should be able to advise you on the best course of action following a consultation.

If you had your hair relaxed by a professional hairdresser, it is unlikely you have experienced over-processing as they would have been trained to use the product in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If you are in any doubt as to whether the hairdresser was properly qualified to carry out this type of chemical straightening we recommend speaking to the salon directly.

Your hair may have become over-processed if the relaxer cream was left on for too long, if it was too strong for your hair type, or if your hair was already very weak and brittle before the relaxer was used. However, as mentioned previously, a professional hairdresser would be able to recognise such problems and avoid them.

If none of the above apply to you, I would advise you to keep the hair as healthy as possible from now on.

There are a number of things you can do to help your hair’s health, for example avoiding strong heat such from styling tools including hair straighteners, tongs and even hairdryers. You should ideally avoid other strong forms of chemical hair processing such as perms, relaxers or bleach, particularly if you find your scalp is sensitive or the skin is broken.

We recommend using good quality moisturising haircare products such as shampoo and conditioner as well as leave-in conditioners or bond rebuilding ‘plex’ products to assist the hair’s recovery.

Support your hair health from the inside by feeding it nutrients via a good, balanced diet, including vitamins and minerals known to benefit the scalp and maintain normal hair growth. These include zinc, biotin and selenium and can also be found – alongside a wealth of other key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts – in Belgravia‘s highly-targeted one-a-day food supplement, Hair Vitalics.

In some cases low level laser therapy (LLLT), a red-light treatment delivered via handheld devices such as the FDA-cleared HairMax LaserBand, can also help to strengthen the hair and stimulate the follicles.

As we do not know your exact concerns, it is hard to answer your question exactly but you are welcome to contact us or come in for a consultation, for personalised advice. Otherwise we recommend keeping an eye on your hair and scalp health then, if you notice any problem with either, contact your GP or a dermatologist who can examine the problem area.


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.

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)

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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.

A clinical study investigated the hair growth effects of high strength minoxidil – the only current MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved topical hair loss solution for both men and women with androgenetic alopecia.

The findings showed that, when patients with Male Pattern Baldness or Female Pattern Hair Loss were predicted to be unresponsive to the minoxidil alone, using the prescription acne medication tretinoin alongside it significantly increased the number of patients who responded to treatment after five days by almost 50 per cent.

Acne spots tretinoin

Tretinoin effect on hair growth

Tretinoin is a prescription medication used in cream or lotion form for the treatment of acne; it is a vitamin A derivitive known as a retinoid.

This skincare ingredient was used in an April 2019 hair regrowth study designed to find a way to improve patients’ response to minoxidil hair loss treatment by teams of researchers from America, India and Croatia.

The corresponding study author, John McCoy of the Department of Research and Development at Applied Biology in Irvine, California, USA, wrote in the Dermatologic Therapy journal (doi.org/10.1111/dth.12915) of the minoxidil and tretinoin relationship:

“Minoxidil sulfate is the active metabolite required to exert the vasodilatory and hair growing effects of minoxidil. For hair growth, sulfotransferase enzymes expressed in outer root sheath of the hair follicle sulfonate minoxidil…

Retinoids have been reported to increase minoxidil response. The purported mechanism of action was retinoid modulation of skin permeation to minoxidil; however, evidence to the contrary supports retinoids increase dermal thickness.

In order to elucidate the effect of topical retinoids on minoxidil response, we studied the effect of topical tretinoin on follicular sulfotransferase. In this study, we demonstrate that topical tretinoin application influences the expression of follicular sulfotransferase.”

What researchers found was that, of their clinical trial participants who were initially predicted to be non-responders to minoxidil hair loss treatment for Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss, 43 per cent ‘converted’ to responders after 5 days of using additional topical tretinoin applications.

Useful information for developing future hair loss treatments

The researchers believe this novel study is the first to bring this interaction to light and, as such, its findings may be useful for the development of future pattern hair loss treatments for both men and women.

One consideration that is likely to need additional consideration, given we do not know the scope nor size of this multi-centre study, is the side effect profile of tretinoin.

Tretinoin is potent so is generally used in extremely small doses of 0.025% when treating acne. It is a known irritant which can cause side effects including skin redness, itching, dry skin, scaling and/or mild burning when applied to the skin.

However, many users tolerate this well, either straight away or after building up to the required daily dose in order to help increase their tolerance gradually.

Another aspect of Tretinoin’s use which may be particularly of concern, given this method would require it to, presumably, be applied directly to the scalp, is the question of photosensitivity.

Tretinoin can increase users sensitivity to the sun, making them more likely to experience sunburn and potentially placing them at a higher risk of melanoma.

The recommendation is currently that users limit their time in the sun, wear sunscreen daily and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Given the scalp is so exposed, users would almost certainly need to wear a hat whilst outdoors whilst using any tretinoin-based hairloss treatments.

Although this trial has seen positive results, there is still a long way to go before it can be fully established whether or not a beneficial, safe and tolerable relationship between minoxidil and tretinoin exists for hair growth in cases of Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss.

It should go without saying but for the sake of clarity, Belgravia does not advise any current tretinoin users to try this as a hair loss treatment, certainly not without the recommendation and close supervision of a dermatologist or medical professional.


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: Farhan

Question: I had bald spot on my beard 9 months ago I noticed my is coming little bit but growing white not black I’m very upset my hair isn’t growing back black.

Answer: Hi, Farhan. The hair loss you describe sounds like a form of Alopecia Areata – an autoimmune disorder whereby the body attacks its own hair follicles.

The type which specifically affects the beard area is known as Alopecia Barbae.

Although its precise cause has not been established, it can be triggered by various factors such as stress, illness, infection or dietary deficiencies, for example. It may also be idiopathic, meaning the reason it presents is unknown.

Alopecia Areata Barbae - Bald Patches in the Beard
An example of Alopecia Areata of the beard, known as Alopecia Barbae

Researchers have a number of theories as to the cause of autoimmune alopecia, from a genetic link to neurological involvement, but – for now – no concrete pathogenesis or pathophysiology has been uncovered to explain it.

Whilst Alopecia Areata, in its mildest form, causes patchy hair loss in the form of rounded bald spots that appear on the scalp, Alopecia Barbae presents, in most cases, as a small round bald patch around the jaw or chin area.

Normal hair growth tends to resume of its own accord within a few months.

This regrowth can be lacking pigment at the start, appearing cream or white as a result, but its original pre-alopecia colouring often returns as the beard hair keeps growing.

Belgravia specialises in non-invasive hair loss solutions and hair growth supporting products, including Alopecia Areata treatment, however these are only recommended for conditions whereby the scalp is the only area affected.

We do not treat forms of alopecia which affect other areas of the head nor the body – such as Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis and do not recommend using hair loss treatments intended for topical scalp use, high strength minoxidil, for example, for the treatment of patchy beards.

As you are experiencing facial hair loss I recommend you consult your GP or a dermatologist so they can firstly confirm the diagnosis of Alopecia Barbae, and secondly, check for any other underlying medical conditions. Once they have done this, they should be able to discuss whether any treatment is appropriate and, if so, what is most suited to you based on your medical profile.

If it is only the discolouration of the hair regrowth in your beard that you are concerned about, as before, this should return to normal within a few months, but in the meantime you could consider dying it. That way, if it is done properly, it should blend in with the rest of your facial hair while you wait for its natural colour to return. If you are unsure about doing this, a reputable barber’s which offers this service – often listed as ‘beard grooming’ or ‘beard styling’ – should be able to help 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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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

Treatment information


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.

Swiss apple stem cells as hair loss fighting ingredient appears to be enjoying something of a resurgence.

The introduction of these plant stem cell culture extracts to cosmetic products was pioneered by Mibelle Biochemistry, which released its breakthrough PhytoCELLTECH Malus domestica range in 2008.

Now, the company has started promoting Swiss apple stem cell extracts for its hair benefits, again. But does this ingredient really treat thinning hair? We looked into these claims to find out how it may be of use and precisely which conditions may it be beneficial for.

swiss apple stem cell extract for hair loss hair growth

First pioneered in 2008

Mibelle’s patented approach involved using extracts from the endangered Malus domestica cultivar Uttwiler Spätlauber variety of Swiss apples, which boasts the ability to be stored for long periods without showing signs of ageing and whilst still retaining its flavour.

The company’s research is said to show that this ingredient may help to delay onset of the hair thinning associated with ageing. This is something known as senescent alopecia which has since been shown, in 2016, to be related to humans’ collagen production decreasing in line with their age.

Whilst this may be a concern for some, age-related hair thinning is unlikely to be the first hair loss condition people think of when they see that a product described as benefiting ‘thinning hair’.

This is especially likely given thinning hair is the key symptom of the two most common permanent hair loss conditions, Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss, as well as temporary issues such as Post-Partum Alopecia and Telogen Effluvium.

This is why, particularly for consumers who don’t want to waste their money on the wrong products for their needs, it is important to understand the difference between hair loss treatments and hair care products.

Difference between hair care products and hair loss treatments

In addition to being used in anti-ageing skincare to protect cells, plant stem cells are also often added to hair products such as conditioners, serums and hair oils. Whilst companies using this ingredients have sometimes advertised its purpose as being to ‘treat hair loss’, this is not an accurate claim – particularly for cosmetic haircare products.

Minoxidiil and Finasteride 1mg tablets - hair loss treatment SMALL

There are only two genetic hair loss treatments that are both licensed by the MHRA and FDA approved for this purpose; these are finasteride 1mg (men only) and high strength minoxidil.

The first is a once-a-day oral tablet which helps to prevent baldness by inhibiting DHT, whilst the second encourages active hair growth.

These approved hair loss solutions involve medication and, therefore, the medical claims that can be made about their purpose and efficacy cannot be applied to cosmetic products. In short, cosmetic products cannot make medical claims about ‘treating’ hair loss.

Whilst cosmetic products cannot treat a hair loss condition, they may be able to improve hair health, making it look healthier and, in some cases, temporarily conceal thinning hair by creating an illusion of volume, making it look thicker.

If you are concerned your hair isn’t as thick as it once was, or if you are worried about unusual levels of shedding or signs of thinning, a consultation with a professional hair loss specialist can be an easy route to peace of mind. Following a scalp assessment – either in-person or using photo-uploads – they will be able to offer a diagnosis, advice and, where appropriate, personalised recommendations for treatments and hair growth supporting products.


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: Mark

Question: Hi I really appreciate your blog – it has some very reliable advice on various hairloss treatments and related research. I am curious about a hairloss treatment called Regenera Activa – it claims to be FDA and EU certified and seems to be very popular in terms of facilities offering it but I cannot find any research or press on the subject and it is not mentioned on your blog. Unless I have missed it somewhere. What is the Belgravia in-house view on this treatment (presumably you have chosen not to offer it?)

Answer: Hi, Mark. Many thanks for your kind words about the Belgravia blog, we’re glad you find it useful.

I have looked into Regenera Activa for you and this is an overview of my thoughts on the matter…

Regenera Activa rigenera micrografting hair restoration system

Although it may initially look like a type of harvesting tool used in hair transplant surgeries, the Regenera Activa system – called Rigenera (pictured) – though it does also collect hair follicles – breaks these donor follicles down to cells.

I believe the theory behind this micrografting method, which comes from Barcelona, is for these cells to act as stem cells and regenerate hair follicles when injected into the scalp. According to hair loss research information on the company website:

‘In this preliminary study, the authors have developed a new method to isolate human adult stem cells by mechanical centrifugation of punch biopsy from human hair follicles without culture condition, and they reported for the first time, up to our knowledge, the counting of these cells and the preliminary results obtained by the human follicle stem cells injections in the scalp of patients affected by AGA [androgenetic alopecia aka genetic hair loss], improving hair density.’

Regarding the FDA and European authorisations you mention this device having, the FDA clearance from the USA and CE kitemark it has been awarded for Europe relate to the marketing of the product.

CE kitemark certification is awarded to show that devices meet the relevant necessary EU directive criteria. Usually for medical devices this relates to their safety and, essentially, acknowledging they have been shown to do what they claim to. When they have been awarded CE certification – or FDA clearance – the devices can then be marketed for this specific purpose.

What these marks and clearances do not necessarily indicate is how effective a device is at doing what it claims to.

Regenera Activa rigenera micrografting hair restoration system certifications

Regenera Activa literature claims the technique produces new hair growth. Although it does show convincing photos, in my opinion I am still quite sceptical that the technique can create new hair growth, until actual hair follicles can be regenerated.

One of the good things about this novel procedure – as with existing FUE and FUT hair transplantation methods – is that they all use the patients’ own blood or tissues for the treatment. This helps to eliminate allergic reactions or rejection.

The idea appears to be sound and it is likely there is future in the concept. However, at the moment that’s all it is – a concept – as despite on-going research into this, no-one has yet been able to regenerate hair follicles in vitro.

Should it become possible to regenerate follicles in this way, assuming it was shown to be both safe and effective, how hair loss – including both Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss – is treated will change quite significantly. This would be a great breakthrough.

With regard to using Regenera Activa’s system, assuming that it works, as a means for preventing baldness from Male Pattern Hair Loss, patients would face the same issues that those who undergo hair transplants do in relation to long-term preservation of their results.

Namely, they would still need to use on-going aftercare which, at present, takes the form of either or both of the only MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved hair loss treatments. These are topical applications of high strength minoxidil to encourage hair growth, and one-a-day tablets of finasteride 1mg which inhibits the hormone which causes genetic hair thinning – dihydrotestosterone, better known as DHT.

DHT binds to susceptible hair follicles – those located from crown to hairline and temples – in men (and women) with pattern hair loss as they have an inherited sensitivity to the testosterone byproduct. This is a process known as follicular miniaturisation.

Even after any form of surgical hair restoration, DHT will continue to attack these hair follicles in genetically prone individuals, however, it will only result in further hair loss in the original follicles – not those replaced during surgery.

As these grafting procedures are rarely carried out on the entire area that is susceptible to Male Pattern Baldness, failing to deter further hairloss in this type of way may result in hair thinning and shedding around the restored areas. This can lead to extremely unnatural looking hair growth patterns, such as developing ‘islands’ of transplanted hairs surrounded by thinning areas or a receding hairline.

This may no longer be a concern should follicle regeneration become possible in humans as over-harvesting and having sufficient donor hair to carry out hair restoration involving the entire area affected by genetic hair loss would be less of an issue, if at all. The price may still provide a barrier though, at least while the procedure was new and limited in its availability – not to mention being in high demand should it be the first, or among the first, to offer hair replication techniques.

We will follow the development of Regenera Activa and publish updates on our blog as more information becomes available. Belgravia will not, however, be offering this type of invasive procedure as we specialise in non-surgical hair loss solutions and hair growth supporting products.


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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