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Name: Abi 

Question: Have you had many complaints about the White Cliffs Clinic? I am considering a hair replacement from there and from the research I have done they appear to be trustworthy and reputable. A second opinion would be appreciated.

Answer: No, we have not received any complaints about the White Cliffs Group.  I would advise you take a look at our price comparison page – although this page does not display costs of hair replacement systems, you can see the kind of prices charged from most of the advertised hair loss clinics (including White Cliffs) which will give you an idea of their prices relative to other hair clinics.  Good look in your search!


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Name: Maxine

Any Advice for Restoring Hair After Trichotillomania?Question: I have had hair problems for over 10 years. I have have a disorder called Trichotillomania. I have been pull free for 18 months but my hair is still bald in the middle and my husband said he can see scarring. Is there any hope i will have hair again? If so what treatments are available to me? The places were my head is not bald my hair is still not growing and I’m getting split ends all the time, being afro caribbean i still try to grease me hair so why the split ends?

Answer: Hi, Maxine. It’s hard to say whether there is any hope of regrowing hair without seeing you in person, or at least seeing photos (you can upload these when completing our Online Consultation if you are unable to visit either of our Central London hair loss clinics for a free consultaiton).

If there has been scarring then there will not be regrowth in these areas as it means the hair follicle has died so there is nothing that hair loss treatment can stimulate. In some instances of scarring a hair transplant can be successful in restoring your hair, however, this is dealt with entirely on a case-by-case basis and is something you would need to speak to a hair restoration surgeon about.

If there are affected areas without scarring, the most likely medication to grow hair back is high strength minoxidil so it could be worth trying this. Provided you are suitable for the medication, you could try following a personalised treatment course featuring this topical cream for a period of about six months to see if any hair grows back. A hair loss specialist would be able to tell you more about the likelihood of seeing regrowth and whether treatment was likely to work so it is worth making an appointment or filling out our online form to discuss your trichotillomania. They will also be able to advise you on dealing with the condition of your hair and split ends which may have a number of causes, ranging from styling damage to nutritional deficiencies.

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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. 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 UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

Name: Sravan 

Question: Can the donor hair for a hair transplant be removed from any part of the body other than just the back of head?? I mean from legs, chest etc.

Answer: Technically this is possible and I believe has been carried out by certain surgeons.  The problem is the hair will grow as it does on the area from which it has been removed i.e. short and fine / curly.  I think it would be difficult to find a surgeon that carries out this procedure and if you did it would look very strange!

Name:  Mary 

Question:  I am a black-African 30 year old woman. My hairline, (near my forehead), started to recede about 8 years ago, and has continued to do so ever since. The hair loss seems to have stabilised at the moment. I believe my condition to be hereditary, as I have relatives and very close family members who have the same condition. Is there anything I can do about this?

Answer:  There are a number of reasons that could be causing this hair loss.  Of course it could be a genetic condition, especially if other family members have experienced the same type of hair loss – but most women with female pattern hair loss (genetic) usually see thinning spread evenly over the top of the head, not the hairline.  Another reason could be the way in which you tie your hair – if you tie your hair tightly back, this could cause tension at the temple areas and pull on the hair at the front which in time can be the cause of hair loss.

For both of these conditions, high strength minoxidil and use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) could be effective treatments.

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stress-hair-loss-womenQuestion:  I am a 40 year old female who has been experiencing hair loss problems for the past 2 years. I was diagnosed with Alopecia Nervousa and began treatment with a trichologist using La Biosthetique treatments, this worked initially and my hair growth percentage went from 8% to 69%. However after a year it began to fall out again and after analysis my growth had went down to 59%. I then began using Nourkrin, and initially this also worked, but my hair is still falling out. I am currently still using Nourkrin as I am now unsure about what to do next. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:  Alopecia Nervosa is an uncommon term but by this I assume you refer to hair loss caused by stress i.e. Diffuse Hair Loss or Telogen Effluvium.

The treatment that we find most beneficial for certain forms of women’s hair loss is a topical solution known as high strength minoxidil which can be used alone or in conjunction with additional hair growth supporting products. Minoxidil is the only product to be MHRA licensed and FDA approved for pattern hair loss, meaning there have been vigorous clinical trials carried out to prove its effectiveness and efficacy beyond doubt, but it has also been seen to be beneficial when treating other types of shedding.

When it comes to hair loss caused by stress, it is also important to try to solve the underlying problem for general health reasons as well as preventing your hair loss.

La Biosthetique products seem to be natural cosmetic products so I am quite surprised that any regrowth at all was experienced.

If you have not already tried minoxidil as part of a I would definitely advise it,  I would however advise a personal hair loss consultation with a specialist for a definitive, professional diagnosis. From there, tailored treatments may be recommended too, as appropriate.

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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.

Name:  Terry

Question:  I’m 35 years of age and have been bald (on the top of my head) since about the age of 29.  Is there anything I can do to get my hair back?

Answer:  Unfortunately there is not much that can be done in the way of treatment for growing back hair in areas of complete baldness.  Once the skin is smooth and no hair is visible regrowth is very unlikely.  The best option for you would be NON-SURGICAL HAIR REPLACEMENT (click for more information).

A hair transplant may also be possible but when it involves such a large area of baldness the hair from the donor area will usually appear thinner due to a lot of hair being removed to be replaced in the area of baldness.

 Question:  Is genetic hair loss related to the amount of testosterone in the body?

 Answer: No, people with a high amount of testosterone will not necessarily experience genetic hair loss.  Hair loss is caused by dihydrotestosterne (DHT) which is produced when testosterone is combined with an enzyme in the body called 5-alpha reductase.  Some people produce more DHT than others but this is not directly related to the amount of testosterone in the body.

Name:  Edwin 

Question:  A small bald patch has come up on my beard in like the last day!  Do you have any idea what it could be?  What can be done?

Answer:  This sounds like Alopecia Barbae – Alopecia Areata of the beard.  Alopecia Areata is a condition that causes patchy hair loss and in very few cases spreads to the whole head or body – the patches of hair loss can be found anywhere on the body but are most common on the scalp.  More information on Alopecia Areata.