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Real Husbands of Hollywood star turned House of Cards actor, Boris Kodjoe is asking his followers to tag men with thinning hair on Instagram.

A throwback photo of Boris Kodjoe with hair

This controversial move is meant to encourage men who are losing their hair to own their baldness, as Kodjoe has done, and let them know that it’s ok to ‘let it go’.

The 45 year old, whose smooth, shaved head has become his signature look, revealed a photo of him with hair earlier on in his career. With it, he admitted how he finally went bald after becoming a father and detailed the various steps he tried to conceal his hair loss, before embracing his “#BaldNsexy”.

“My hairline receded faster than I could colour it in”

In an Instagram post dated 28th November 2018, Boris Kodjoe left the following caption on the photo of him with hair:

“Yep…go ahead, you can say it. Scream if you want to….I had HAIR!!!! 🕺🏾😊👍🏽Granted it was a long time ago and it left me for good right around the time I became a father. But I fought for it, pretended it was still there even though my hairline receded faster than I could color it in with #mascara or other USELESS anti-balding remedies. #Sharpie #OnlyForMen #HairFibers #FillInPowder #Serum yes, I did it all!! And was convinced no one would notice…BUT THEY ALL KNOW YOU’RE DOING IT….EVERYONE KNOWS!!!!
And in the end… I cried 😫😢….and learned to say goodbye. And eventually I embraced my #BaldNsexy. 😉😁

Tag SOMEBODY YOU LOVE and who needs to LET IT GO!!!! 😉😁 #HairDontCare #LEDDIGOOOOO 😁👏🏾🕺🏾”

He gained just under 83,000 Likes for the post, with over 2,300 comments from people. These ranged from compliments on his appearance, to other men appreciating the sentiment and agreeing that they used to be the butt of jokes when they used certain concealer products which did little to hide a receding hairline.

Boris Kodjoe actor bald

Boris Kodjoe pictured in 2018 on the set of Station 19

There were many men tagged in the comments too – with a few jokers @-ing basketball legend LeBron James whose on-going battle with Male Pattern Baldness has been well documented.

When a shaved head isn’t an option

While it’s certainly true that some men, including Kodjoe, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Gianluca Vialli, seem to suit being bald possibly more than they suited having hair, this is not the case for everyone.

Hair can be a point of pride, making it hard to ‘say goodbye’ to for some, others may feel the bald look does not suit their personality or career, though it may also be a case of feeling unhappy about baldness drawing attention to a physical attribute they are uncomfortable about, such as large ears or the shape of their head. Sir Elton John, who has famously tried every trick in the book when it comes to hair restoration and concealment, said he felt he looked “like Shrek” with no hair due to his head shape.

Whatever the reason, if a man is noticing signs of hair loss and wants to try to stop further shedding and regrow what he had, there are clinically-proven non-surgical options available. The one-a-day oral tablet finasteride 1mg is designed to block DHT, the hormone to which those with genetic hairloss are susceptible and which causes thinning hair and receding, whilst topical applications of high strength minoxidil help to encourage accelerated hair growth.

Either or both of these two MHRA licensed and FDA approved Male Pattern Hair Loss Treatments can be employed once medical suitability has been determined. A consultation with a hair specialist will provide both a diagnosis and personalised treatment recommendations, meaning for those who aren’t as keen as Kodjoe to embrace their ‘bald n sexy’, there are viable alternatives worth exploring.


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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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A team of researchers from across Australia has issued new guidelines for Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disorder which causes varying degrees of hair loss.

The aim is to encourage medical practitioners to identify which patients may benefit from receiving appropriate Alopecia Areata treatment.

Diagram Belgravia Centre Different Types of Alopecia Areata autoimmune hair loss

Areas affected by hair loss shown in blue

Whilst this may seem obvious, currently the approach GPs in Australia take is based on the fact that the majority of cases are likely to clear up naturally. As senior study author Professor Rod Sinclair from the University of Melbourne, advises, “It’s a bit of a renaissance in alopecia areata. We know 70% [of cases] will get better by themselves, but we’ve flipped it around to say: what about the 30%? In our clinic … this has been transformational.”

As their new approach is also the methodology Belgravia has always used when dealing with autoimmune-related hair loss – to recommend appropriate solutions to those presenting with scalp-only Alopecia Areata (AA) even if it is just a single patch that they are concerned about – we concur that this is certainly a positive step.

Psychological distress of Alopecia Areata can contribute to the condition

Their work has been published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology and notes that:

“While 40% of all affected individuals only ever get one patch and will achieve a spontaneous complete durable remission within 6 months, 27% will develop additional patches but still achieve complete durable remission within 12 months and 33% will develop chronic AA.

Without systemic treatment, 55% of individuals with chronic AA will have persistent multifocal relapsing and remitting disease, 30% will ultimately develop alopecia totalis and 15% will develop alopecia universalis.

The unpredictable course and psychological distress attributable to AA contributes to the illness associated with AA.”

Although the causes and exact mechanisms involved in all types of Alopecia Areata remain a mystery, various triggers have been identified. Sudden shock, trauma, extreme stress and allergies, as well as a hormonal and genetic element, can all potentially spark the condition. When this happens, the body turns against its own hair follicles and the hair growth cycle is prematurely shunted into the resting ‘telogen’ phase during which no active hair growth takes place.

Systemic treatment to be offered in all cases

Whilst it advises there are a number of topical therapies for the mild-to-moderate form of Alopecia Areata, when it only affects the scalp, not the rest of the head or body, including steroids, immunotherapy and minoxidil, there are also various potential systemic treatments available for the more advanced phenotypes, despite none being MHRA licensed nor FDA approved for this purpose. These include glucocorticosteroids, methotrexate, ciclosporin, azathioprine, dapsone, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus and sulfasalazine.

Knowing when to advise treatment for patients should now be based on sufficient clinical indications, including active patches of hair loss, exclamation mark hairs, and results from pull tests. In cases where the hair loss is rapid and/or extensive – affecting over 50% of the scalp or body – and should additional issues identified as “chronic disease, severe distress or a combination of these factors” be identified, systemic treatment should also be explored.

Further information was also provided to guide doctors and dermatologists with regards to patient satisfaction and when to stop treatment.

Anyone concerned about sudden hair fall, patchy hair loss or bald spots should contact a specialist as soon as possible for prompt advice. Once a diagnosis has been established, suitable hair loss treatment solutions can be recommended based on the findings and the individual’s medical profile. Unlike genetic hair loss, in cases of scalp-only Alopecia Areata, once the hair regrows, treatment can generally be stopped with appropriate supervision.


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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

alert male pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 30 11 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

This male pattern hair loss patient has seen consistent progress since starting his course just over a year ago saying he is “Really impressed with the service”.

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

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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.


Another day, another story of a potential hair loss remedy. So great is the public’s interest in preventing baldness that research into developing the next best hair loss treatment seems to be more active than ever.

Whilst a number of innovations, from hair replication to the use of JAK inhibitors, seem to be making great strides towards fighting Male Pattern Baldness, many potential customers are looking for a ‘natural’ alternative.

Investigators at the Department of Dermatology at Sina Hospital in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, have taken up this challenge to a certain extent; they are currently recruiting for a clinical trial into a topical herbal hair loss solution for men with androgenetic alopecia, which is to be used alongside high strength minoxidil – currently the only topical MHRA licensed and FDA approved genetic hair loss treatment.

Tincture naturopathy botanical extracts natural hair loss treatmentHerbal hair loss solution used with minoxidil

According to published trial registration information, 40 men will take part in a double-blind, randomised trial whereby the results of a novel herbal solution will be compared to those gained from using 5% strength minoxidil. Participants will be aged between 18 and 50 years old, with Male Pattern Hair Loss with a classification of II to V on the Norwood-Hamilton scale.

The extensive exclusion criteria ranges from having used hair loss treatment within the past three months, having had a hair transplant or presenting with any additional hair loss condition. Hormonal diseases, smokers, men with ‘uncontrolled hypertension’, liver and kidney disease, skin disorders affecting the scalp, and those with dyed, bleached or permed hair are also ruled out from taking part.

The final approved volunteers will be split at random into two separate groups, with a different treatment arm allocated to each. The experimental group will use an unnamed topical herbal solution every day, applying it to their scalp where there is hair loss, for 3 to 6 months. They will follow this with a daily application of 5% minoxidil liquid, also applied to the affected areas of the scalp, for 3 to 6 months. A control group will use daily applications of 5% minoxidil only over the same period.

The study aims to establish the safety and efficacy of the herbal solution when used in tandem with high strength minoxidil. Results will be assessed at baseline, Month 2 and either Month 4 or Month 6, for changes in total hair density and the hair diameter. Individual assessors will also give their feedback on hair growth over the period in question, and will report any adverse reactions volunteers may experience during the trial.

In addition, participants from both groups will be asked to complete a satisfaction questionnaire regarding how well they think the treatment is working and how happy they are with their appearance, at baseline, Month 2 and, again, Month 4 or Month 6.

Whilst little is known about the topical herbal solution, details submitted to the clinicaltrial.gov database state that it “covers all three major causes of androgenetic alopecia, namely the 5α-reductase enzyme, androgen receptors, and paracrine agents that affecting dermal papilla.”

Dealing with Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness is an hereditary condition which can affect those with the relevant genetic predisposition any time after puberty, and becomes increasingly more likely the older a man gets. A biological sensitivity to the androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is formed by 5 alpha-reductase and testosterone, ensues.

The DHT latches on to hair follicles located along the top of the scalp, from crown to hairline, in men with androgenetic alopecia. This causes gradual weakening of the affected follicles, causing them to produce increasingly thinner hair over time, until they eventually perish, often leading to baldness. The hair at the back and sides of the head remains unaffected.

There are two established, clinically-proven male hair loss treatments available which are both MHRA licensed and FDA approved for regrowing hair and stabilising hair fall. One is the aforementioned minoxidil, whilst the other is a DHT-blocking one-a-day tablet: finasteride 1mg. These can be used separately or together as part of a comprehensive approach to deterring hair loss and encouraging hair growth, and additional supplementary supporting products can be employed for those wanting a fully-rounded approach.

Anyone concerned they are developing signs of Male Pattern Baldness, such as a receding hairline or thinning hair, should consult a specialist. They can then diagnose their condition, level and pattern of shedding and recommend appropriate treatments based upon their findings as well as the individual’s medical profile.


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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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alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 30 11 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

After seeking the advice of a Belgravia specialist, this happy client is showing encouraging signs of improvement.

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More research coming out of America shows that low doses of naltrexone may treat Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disorder which can cause hair loss in various hair-bearing areas of the scalp and body.

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) was named in January 2018 by Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska of the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, as an emerging treatment for Alopecia Areata.

Researchers from the dermatology departments at both the University of California and Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, then carried out a systematic review of naltrexone’s current and potential dermatological applications, in April the same year. The results appear to back this earlier assertion regarding autoimmune hair loss as well as discovering LDN may also be a potential solution for Lichen Planopilaris and scarring alopecia, also known as Cicatricial Alopecia.

Their findings were published in the JAMA Dermatology medical journal on 28th November 2018.

Potential treatment for chronic inflammatory skin conditions

Naltrexone was initially authorised in 1984 to treat drug and alcohol addiction. Although there was little substantive research into other areas in which it may be helpful, anecdotal reports from clinicians have repeatedly been submitted. These include linking the medication to improvements in conditions including multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, cancer, HIV infection and AIDS.

In the study paper, its authors state the reason for wanting to review current literature regarding naltrexone treatment for dermatologic conditions, as follows:

“Dermatology is encountering increasing rates of autoimmune disease manifesting in primary skin conditions that are difficult to treat without a risk of immunosuppression. Naltrexone is an orally active opioid antagonist that influences a variety of systemic pathways, including the immune system, in low doses of 1.5 to 4.0 mg/d. This phenomenon has piqued the interest of researchers and practitioners in regard to low-dose naltrexone’s potential in the treatment of several autoimmune conditions.”

Using the PubMed database, searches were carried out into articles regarding dermatologic studies published between 1971 and April 2018 that contained specific search terms. These included ‘naltrexone’ or ‘low-dose naltrexone’ and ‘dermatology’, ‘skin’, ‘hair’ or ‘nails’. The team gathered 1,037 articles in total, of which 22 were suitable for review.

After thorough consideration, it was concluded that the research to date suggests low-dose naltrexone “is safe and effective in the treatment of Hailey-Hailey disease and lichen planopilaris and both low- and high-dose naltrexone successfully treat pruritus attributable to various pathologic conditions; however, more adverse effects occurred in those taking high doses. Low-dose naltrexone has the potential for the treatment of chronic inflammatory skin conditions”.

It was, however, also noted that further evidence would be needed regarding dosing and guidelines for long-term treatment before this could be put into wider practice.

“Naltrexone, particularly in low doses, has the potential to treat an array of primary skin lesions through inflammatory and immune-cell regulation and skin regeneration,” state the study’s authors. “Potential future uses include the treatment of diabetic wounds, bullous diseases, scarring alopecia, alopecia areata, and psoriasis.”

About Alopecia Areata

Normal Hair Growth Cycle versus Hair Growth in Alopecia AreataAlopecia Areata (AA) is a term used to refer to both a group of hair loss conditions caused by autoimmune disease, and its mildest phenotype. This presents as patchy hair loss to the scalp only and can range from a single, small £2 coin-sized bald spot, to multiple rounded bald patches which may join up to form larger areas of shedding. Alopecia Barbae is similar in appearance but only affects beard hair.

The two more extensive iterations are Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis which result in baldness of the whole head, and from head to toe, respectively. Although Alopecia Areata Treatment exists for adults with the mildest scalp-only form, where hair outside the scalp region is also affected, or for children with any version, options become fewer and less effective.

Typically in all instances the onset is sudden and men, women and children can all be affected, regardless of race or hair type. Hair fall is understood to occur when a trigger, often suggested to be shock, sudden trauma or allergies, disrupts the hair growth cycle, pushing it prematurely into the resting ‘telogen’ phase, where hair is shed. How long it remains in this dormant state cannot be predicted though in the majority of Alopecia Areata (scalp-only) cases, normal hair regrowth should resume within 12 months.

Given the psychological toll this type of hair loss can have on people, the FDA has granted ‘fast track’ status to a number of treatments currently in development, with a view to approving treatments for all forms of Alopecia Areata within the next few years.


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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

alert female pattern hair loss the belgravia centre 28 11 2018A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery.

This client recently visited the clinic for her first check-up and was pleasantly surprised by her progress saying “I already can see the results”.

Find out what else she 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…

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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.


In the search for natural hair loss solutions, it is common for people to turn to what they find in their home – particularly fruit, vegetables and spices, with onions, garlic and ginger leading the way.

There are many myths regarding home hair growth remedies, which – largely thanks to the internet – refuse to die, despite being dis-proven by experts.

The latest addition to this list appears to be pomegranate seed oil, which some companies – notably those selling it – are claiming can make hair grow quicker.

pomegranate hair growth nutritionFull of nutrients and antioxidants

Pomegranate seeds, known as arils, are rich in vitamins C and K. The fruit is renowned for its antioxidant profile, but also has beneficial quantities of potassium, folate and fibre, though it is also high in naturally-occurring sugars.

Vitamin C aids collagen production, helping to produce strong, healthy hair, whilst vitamin K contributes to heart and bone health as well as supporting the immune system. Folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, is a B vitamin involved in the production of red blood cells, with good circulation being important for hair growth.

Being potassium deficient can cause hairloss, The potassium channels in the body are also thought to be linked to hair growth; minoxidil, the only clinically-proven unisex genetic hair loss treatment that is both MHRA licensed and FDA approved, and which has been shown to accelerate regrowth, is thought to work by stimulating the potassium channels. This is currently the only treatment established for encouraging hair growth, though there are FDA cleared low level laser therapy devices, such as the LaserComb, which are also proven for this purpose.

The two key antioxidants found in pomegranates are highly-potent unicalagins and punicic acid which is found in pomegranate seed oil. These are essentially forms of conjugated linoleic acid and are the source of many of the claims regarding how good pomegranates are for you. These fatty, omega-rich acids are considered advantageous for both scalp and hair health, plus punicic acid is thought to be anti-inflammatory.

Effects on hair growth

So, given each of these nutrients can contributes to healthy hair growth, eating the seeds and/or drinking the juice as part of a generally balanced diet and lifestyle, it could be said that pomegranates may be useful in this regard. However, on their own, and certainly when applied topically, they are unlikely to make hair grow faster.

Hair Growth Cycle DiagramVarious research projects have studied whether there are any real benefits to taking supplements of pomegranate seed oil; you can find a summary of these studies, here, however, there is no mention of hair growth in any of the findings.

Whilst natural remedies, including common foods such as fruits, are often thought of as safe to consume, this is not always the case. For example, in the case of pomegranate, some people can be allergic to the berry whilst others may have a sensitivity to pomegranate extract. Furthermore, pomegranates’ skin, root and peel all contain poisons and are widely considered unsafe to consume in large quantities. Therefore, if you wish to try taking pomegranate seed oil to see if it has any effect on your hair growth, we would recommend taking it in supplement form from a reputable brand and retailer. Also ensure you read and follow the instructions and, if you have any concerns or queries, ask the provider to answer these before taking any.

One word of caution we would offer is to be wary of any products touted as ‘quick fix’ solutions for making hair grow quicker, especially those promising results within weeks as this is simply unrealistic.

Each phase of the hair growth cycle takes a certain length of time to complete and there are no natural methods known for extending the active growth (anagen) stage, at present. As such, whilst some food supplements, such as Belgravia’s exclusive Hair Vitalics, may promote the maintenance of normal healthy hair growth as part of a balanced diet, they are intended as a nutritional support rather than a treatment designed to alter the natural rhythm and timeline of this function.


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

alert female pattern hair loss chronic telogen effluvium the belgravia centre 29 11 2018A 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 dedicated hair specialist.

Read her feedback and see her regrowth results close up in her Success Story, or find out more about treating hair loss in women by clicking the buttons below…

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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:  Jay

Question: When will Prof Brotzu’s hair loss remedy be released in the UK? I think it’s only available in Italy at the moment. And is it now called Trinov? I’ve heard it called both names.

Answer: Hi, Jay. The penultimate official update from Brotzu Lotion’s manufacturers, Fidia Farmetceuti, was published on 10th January 2017; as this press release stated that the company aimed to have product development completed by 2018, social media and hair loss forums became been abuzz with anticipation.

Wait delay release patience date whenThis was followed on 28th September 2018 with an update advising that the product’s efficacy and tolerability studies had been completed and the company was gearing up for a 2018 release in Italy. “Other international markets will follow next,” it states, confirming that “full-scale production” has begun.

Although this press release said that the precise release schedule would be confirmed within the “next few weeks”, this information has still not been made available.

Given we are now in December 2018 and there has been no further news regarding the purported hair growth product‘s release in Italy or elsewhere, it’s fair to say that it’s unlikely to become available this year.

There is little official information available regarding the Italian product, so we can’t give you many specifics yet, unfortunately. This includes which specific hair loss conditions the product is designed to treat; the company has claimed its “study was conducted productively and efficiently, to offer all patients who are affected by the problem – men and women equally – a real treatment option, effective, safe and stable.” This suggests it may be for androgenetic alopecia – Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss, but this has not been officially clarified nor confirmed, as far as we are aware.

Once a medication has been developed it still needs to obtain the relevant licenses and approvals from medical regulatory bodies in each country – such as the UK’s MHRA and the FDA in America – in order to be able to make the treatments available there. This can further delay drugs from being made available given those where there is a critical or currently unmet need tend to be given priority.

However, at this point we do not know if this hair loss lotion will be considered a medication – and therefore require regulatory assessment – or cosmetic haircare, which is not currently regulated in the UK. If it is what is considered a ‘borderline’ product – one which advertises both a cosmetic effect and a preventative, not a treatment, action – then, in the UK, the MHRA will decide whether it falls under its remit and, if so, will consider it for licensing.

One thing the last Fidia press release did clarify is that Prof Brotzu’s hair loss lotion will not go by that name; as you mention, the brand name which has been chosen for the product is Trinov and it is being marketed as a ‘hair loss remedy’.

Once the UK release date has been confirmed, we will publish details here on the Belgravia hair loss blog. However, if you are interested in exploring other solutions in the meantime, there are clinically-proven hair loss treatment options that are already well-established, available and both MHRA licensed and FDA approved, plus a number of hair growth supporting products which can be used in tandem with the pharmaceutical elements.


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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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