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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.

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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.

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)

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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.

While many recent clinical trials appear to be investigating new treatments for Male Pattern Baldness – such as topical finasteride – a new study has explored a new solution for Female Pattern Hair Loss.

Researchers from the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine at Zagazig University, Zagazig in Egypt looked into combining Poly‐l‐lactic acid microthread therapy (PLLA) with the only currently MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved female hair loss treatment, high strength minoxidil.

Their aim was to establish the potential efficacy and safety of this combination approach for women with genetic hair thinning, following an initial pilot study in October 2019.

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What is monofilament thread therapy?

Most commonly seen in Korean beauty treatments promoted as ‘anti-ageing’, Poly‐l‐lactic acid microthread therapy (PLLA) – also known as monofilament thread therapy, ‘thread therapy’ or by brand names such as Silhouette Soft thread therapy – is generally used to lift the skin and decrease wrinkles.

It initially caught the attention of the media when Real Housewives stars on both sides of the pond – Sonja Morgan from the Real Housewives of New York and Lauren Simon from the Real Housewives of Cheshire – tried ‘soft thread facelifts’.

The Apprentice 2013 winner, Dr. Leah Totton, who practices the procedure at her aesthetic clinic, explains on her website, “The threads used in this treatment are made of PLA (polylactic acid), a biodegrable polymer that is also used for sutures, orthopaedic pins, and bone fracture treatments. Thread cones are inserted into the face to lift sagging skin, creating a firmer, younger look. After the treatment, the threads will gradually anchor themselves to your tissue and stimulate the body’s collagen production, creating a smooth, shapely appearance that’s completely natural.”

Performed under local anaesthetic, she estimates the procedure – when carried out on the face or neck – can take between 30 minutes and one hour, with 48 hours of sensitivity afterwards and a two week full recovery period.

She outlines potential adverse events associated with thread therapy as “Bruising, soreness, allergic reactions,” and estimates the results should last for up to 18 months.

Over 90 per cent improvement seen

The details of the latest small-scale Egyptian trial were published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology in December 2019.

A total of 27 women took part in the randomized, half‐split study whereby each side of their heads were treated differently, based on a left‐head to the right‐head pattern.

Each participant had PLAA thread therapy treatment performed once on one side of their scalp; they then applied minoxidil to their whole scalp for a 6 month period.

Whilst the frequency of the minoxidil applications was not disclosed in the abstract, it is likely to have been either once or twice per day, as is the normal routine for using this popular hair loss solution. Although minoxidil comes in a number of different formulations, information as to the consistency and strength of the medication was also not provided.

Photo records and dermoscopy assessments were taken at baseline and then every two months throughout the trial. The photographic evidence was blind-reviewed by three independent dermatologists.

The final assessment showed significant increased hair density in hair counts and photo assessments in candidates where the combination approach of thread therapy and high strength minoxidil.

Their mean hair density was seen to increase from 114 ± 27 to 143 ± 25/cm2 (P < .001) in the combined thread therapy plus minoxidil group, whilst the mean density registered 113 ± 24 to 123 ± 19/cm2 in the minoxidil only group (P < .001).

The photographic evidence was overwhelmingly in support of the combination poly‐l‐lactic acid microthread therapy with minoxidil approach with a 93% (25/27 patients) improvement rate. This was compared to 52% (14/27) of patients in the minoxidil-only group.

Therefore, the researchers concluded this type of thread therapy “may improve hair density, hair thickness, and hair appearance better than minoxidil alone”.

Whilst this novel and minimally-invasive approach to Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment is undoubtedly exciting, this was a particularly small-scale trial and far more longer-term and wider-reaching large clinical studies are needed until its true potential is uncovered.


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 men’s hair loss treatment Success Stories gallery.

This client has two separate conditions – Male Pattern Hair Loss and Traction Alopecia which are being treated simultaneously.

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

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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.

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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Alopecia Areata 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 Alopecia Areata by clicking the buttons below…

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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: Kimberly

Question: I have suffered from hair loss for some years now. My doctor was quite dismissive and offered me no real opportunity to try and get it treated. I resorted to having an Intralace hair system fitted.

To be fair, it has given me much more confidence but I have never felt ‘natural’ and I am increasingly worried about the effect this is having on my natural hair – which seems to have changed completely now and I fear that I have lost more hair since starting this.

I’m reluctant to remove the system as I think my hair would look dreadful even after styling and colouring. Is there anything I can do to try and gradually strengthen it while still having the system fitted – with the aim of eventually having it removed permanently?

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Answer: Hi, Kimberly. Hair systems can be effective ways of disguising thinning hair though, as you know, they do not address the underlying cause of the hair loss.

With regards to exploring different hair loss solutions, depending on the nature of your shedding, topical applications of high strength minoxidil may be a suitable treatment.

In order for it to be effective, you would need to apply minoxidil and it spread directly through the affected areas of the scalp. For example, in the case of Female Pattern Hair Loss this would be the top of the head, from the crown to the hairline and temples.

The areas being treated would also need to be accessed regularly – ideally every day to every other day for most hair types, or around once a week for Afro textured hair – for hair washing. This is important for the prevention of any build-up from the medication.

The same is applicable with regards to the use of hair growth supporting devices such as the FDA-cleared HairMax LaserBand. Whilst this type of non-pharmaceutical low-level laser device could be used to stimulate the follicles, it would require the removal of the hair system three times per week so the scalp can be properly accessed.

Hair supplements such as Hair Vitalics for Women can be taken alongside having a hair system fitted. They contain a range of nutritional elements known to support the function of healthy hair growth, however they are not a hair loss treatment.

The best thing we can advise is for you to have a consultation where a dedicated hair loss specialist can see your scalp with the system in, and – if possible – without it. They can then make an assessment and provide you with their recommendations once they have seen exactly what the situation is. This can be done in person at a hair loss clinic, or online using a photo upload tool.


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


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: Mark

Question: I have an 18 month old baby daughter and am wary of using minoxidil around her. If I wash the application area, does it remove all traces of the drug? Or could I sweat it onto her? I want to ensure she will not be in anyway affected by my hair loss treatment.

Answer: Hi, Mark. I completely understand your concern about using high strength minoxidil around your 18 month old baby.

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All traces of the Male Pattern Hair Loss drug are washed off the scalp when you shampoo, and your sweat is unlikely to contain any minoxidil residue so it should not be a concern if your baby touches your sweat.

There may indeed be a chance that she could come into contact with some minoxidil residue in other ways, though. For instance if you are cuddling her, if she happens to grab hold of your hair or if her face makes contact with trace residue.

This type of contact is generally harmless, however, a baby’s skin is quite sensitive. Ensuring good hygiene practices with regards your hair loss treatment will help to prevent this from happening; these include:

– washing your hands thoroughly after each minoxidil application;

washing your hair daily or at least every other day;

apply minoxidil at least one hour before going to bed to allow it time to absorb and minimise any transference to your pillows or bed sheets;

– not letting your baby lie on your pillow(s);

– washing your pillow cases regularly and changing them daily if your child is likely to come into contact with them. This may also apply to sheets or duvet covers if they are likely to come into significant contact with your scalp soon after you apply your hair loss solution;

– ensure your minoxidil is kept safely out of the reach of your daughter.

Hopefully this information reassures you and gives you some helpful pointers. If you are concerned that your daughter has come into contact with any minoxidil – or topical medication of any kind – it is advisable to wash the area immediately and seek medical assistance as a precaution.


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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

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s women’s hair loss treatment Success Stories gallery.

This client has three separate conditions – Female Pattern Hair Loss and Follicular Degeneration Syndrome which are being treated simultaneously

Find out what she had to say about her regrowth results so far and see them close up, or find out more about treating Female Pattern Hair Loss or Follicular Degeneration Syndrome by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

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Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment

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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: Nigel

Question: I’ve always had an uneven hairline, based on pictures it’s been this way since I was only a year old. My forehead is bigger on the right side by about 1.5 cm due to the uneven hairline. What worries me is that I’ve recently (last year) noticed a slight lack of hair on my right temple area and the hair on only the right side is significantly thinner than the left side. The left side hair has no loss at the temple and is very thick in comparison.

My father and his father are both bald, so pattern baldness could be in my genes but they both tell me their hair loss was symmetrical. Men on mothers side all have very thick hair (like my left side) deep into old age, they also have a widows peak, as do I, but mine skews to the left, thicker hair-side.

Is it possible to have genetic male pattern baldness on only one side and not the other? what do you thinks going on here? Thanks in advance for your time.

Answer: Hi, Nigel. The short answer to your question is, no, Male Pattern Baldness cannot affect one side of your hairline but not the other.

However, is normal for a receding hairline to be asymmetrical, where one side sheds quicker than the other.

An uneven hairline is a common concern, especially among men, whether there is hair loss or not. Whilst it can be due to a receding hairline or widow’s peak where one side of the hairline does not recede at the same rate as the other, it can also just be the natural shape of your hairline.

If you already have a naturally uneven hairline, any receding may make this even more noticeable.

The fact that there is Male Pattern Hair Loss in your family – regardless of which side it is on as it can be inherited from both sides – does suggest you may carry the necessary genetic traits for this hereditary condition. Whilst it can skip a generation, if this were the case, it is unlikely you would then be seeing signs of hairloss.

Therefore, if you have started noticing increasingly thinning hair anywhere where the follicles are susceptible to Male Pattern Baldness, and the effects of DHT – anywhere along the top of the scalp from the crown to the hairline and temples – it is likely your underlying genetic predisposition is now active.

A consultation with a professional hair loss specialist would be required to get a confirmed diagnosis. They could also provide you with recommendations for a personalised hair loss treatment course, based on your age, medical profile, level and pattern of shedding.

When it comes to restoring a receding hairline, Belgravia generally recommends a two-pronged attack, featuring the oral DHT-blocking tablet finasteride 1mg and topical applications of high strength minoxidil to help promote expedited hair growth.

This approach can be further enhanced by the use of appropriate hair growth supporting products, such as the FDA-cleared low-level laser therapy device, the LaserBand. This uses medical-grade laser diodes embedded in an ergonomic headband to stimulate ATP production, and encourage active hair regrowth. This is worn for 3 sessions per week, each lasting 90 seconds to 3 minutes, depending on the model.

There are a number of hair loss solutions such as these available for regrowing a receding hairline so, we hope the above information is helpful and recommend having a one-to-one conversation with a specialist for further details specific to your situation.


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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