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Preventing Baldness

Hair loss is non-discriminatory when it comes to age, race and gender, but baldness on the other hand is largely a male dominated sector. It is entirely possible for men to prevent baldness and even re-grow hair on a partially bald head – just take a look at our hair loss success stories – but the key to getting the best results is knowledge: knowing what causes baldness, what treatments are best suited to you and how you can personally maximise your results.

The Cause of Baldness

Male pattern baldness is the most common reason why men lose hair and there are two ways it can present itself. Some men start out with a receding hairline and a bald spot on the top of the head until eventually the two areas meet and only rim of hair around the back and sides of the scalp is left. Others may simply notice thinning hair on the crown, or diffusely spread over the scalp. Both patterns are caused by the same mechanism, but it’s genetics that determine which hair follicles are prone to the effects of hair loss.

Balding ManMale pattern baldness is caused by a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone, or DHT (a converted form of testosterone), which binds to the hair follicles in the scalp and causing them to shrink until eventually they stop producing hair. Testosterone levels are normal in balding men and although it’s not clear why, the follicles on the top of the scalp tend to be more susceptible to the effects of DHT as opposed to the back and sides, or any other hair producing area on the body for that matter.

Hair loss can occur at any age and some men may start to notice a little thinning or receding as early as puberty. Generally though, roughly half of all men will have experienced male pattern baldness by the time they’re 50 and as much as 80% of men in their late 70’s will have had hair loss.

How to Prevent Baldness

Male pattern baldness is by far the most common condition that the Belgravia Centre deals with. Using a combination of clinically proven hair loss treatments and supporting hair growth boosters, most men will experience hair loss stabilisation and varying degrees of hair re-growth in a reasonably short period of time. You can see examples of men who have used our tailored treatment courses and their results by viewing our hair loss success stories section.

Finasteride 1mg

Preventing baldness from the root source requires a suppression of DHT. Finasteride 1mg is a daily pill that’s clinically proven to prevent the formation of DHT without affecting testosterone levels. The hair follicles can then effectively get back to business as usual without their normal lifecycle being hindered genetically.


Finasteride 1mg can sometimes generate new hair growth but the most effective treatment for this purpose is minoxidil. It’s a vasodilator which means it stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles, relaxes the tissues surrounding the follicle, opens up potassium channels and allows the deliverance of essential nutrients to the follicles to encourage continued hair growth.

Minoxidil is a topical treatment, applied directly to the scalp once or twice a day, which is often effective for diffuse-spread thinning. Belgravia offers a range of  high strength minoxidil products which our specialists believe to be the most effective treatment for re-growth and maintenance of the hairline, particularly at the temple area – a notoriously stubborn and otherwise hard-to-treat area.

Hair Growth Boosters

After treating thousands of cases of hair loss over many years, the Belgravia Centre has found that there are many ways to improve the results of hair loss treatments and tailor the program to suit the individual. We may incorporate a number of hair growth booster products to complement the clinically proven treatments and enhance their effectiveness.

Examples of these include the HairMax LaserComb, a hand-held, low-power laser device acknowledged by the FDA for its effectiveness, and supplements like Hair Vitalics that can help to maintain and improve the condition of the hair by providing essential nutrients.

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Treatment Men Women Hair Growth Hair Care 360pxHair growth boosters are minimally effective if used individually to prevent hair loss, but when used alongside clinically proven treatments they can provide the back-up which will help target hair loss from every angle, and keep the hair and scalp in prime condition for optimal hair growth.

Other Ways of Dealing with Baldness

The gradual onset of baldness is one of the most common occurrences in men and a normal part of the aging process. For some men, baldness is not a big issue and no treatment is wanted or needed. A lot of men who are losing hair or are left with a rim of hair around the sides and back of the scalp will prefer to shave it all off and adopt the bald look.

Hair transplants are usually not suitable for men who are completely bald. To perform a transplant, the surgeon must be able to extract hair follicles that are still active and can produce hair. Anyone considering a hair transplant is advised to try clinically proven hair loss treatments for at least six months first.

Wigs and hairpieces are a dying solution for balding men who are looking for ways to prevent hair loss now rather than deal with baldness later. However, they’re still an effective option for those who have exhausted other means of treatment and have very little to no hair.

Further information and reviews on other hair loss products can be found by using this website’s ‘search box’.

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28th July, 2009 at 9:18 am


is sex related yo bald condition?

30th July, 2009 at 10:12 am


Hi Dickson, I have answered your question here: https://www.belgraviacentre.com/blog/is-sex-related-to-baldness/ I hope this helps. Sophie

1st October, 2012 at 12:10 pm


Who are the distributors of your products in Zambia? I am going bald so I am interested.

6th March, 2013 at 12:33 am


i like the product

28th April, 2013 at 5:34 pm


Hi there I'm 26 years old I'm a male my head is starting to go bald in top really fast with in the last 5 years is there anything you could do to fix this

22nd August, 2015 at 10:30 am


Beautiful. Am starting to get bald. I need these solutions. Am in uganda how do i get? I need them quick.

24th August, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Cleof, I'm afraid that, although we do offer a worldwide home-use hair loss treatment service, Uganda is not covered. We recommend you speak to a local specialist or dermatologist who may be able to help you instead.

28th November, 2015 at 8:11 am

ibeh renel

this is great. but how do i get mine. i am a 29 year old man with a bald head already. i makes me lost confidence in public. i say in cameroon

30th November, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Ibeh,

If you are already truly bald - where the head has taken on a shiny appearance and the skin is very smooth - it is likely the hair follicles have been damaged beyond repair and hair loss treatment will not work for you as it can only work on live hair follicles. We would recommend you visit a local hair loss specialist in Cameroon to confirm whether or not this is the case.

20th December, 2015 at 11:38 pm


hi, am going bald already need treatment. how can I get your product in Nigeria?

21st December, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi David, I'm afraid we cannot send our products to Nigeria at present so recommend you visit a local hair loss specialist.

23rd February, 2016 at 8:26 pm


How do i get your product in nigeria

24th February, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Joseph, Unfortunately Nigeria is one of the countries we are unable to send Belgravia hair loss treatments to so we recommend you speak to a local specialist or dermatologist to see how they can help you instead. Best of luck.

11th March, 2016 at 4:17 pm


what about zimbabwe

11th March, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Sorry Pete, we are currently unable to send our products to Zimbabwe.

5th October, 2016 at 7:28 pm

hussein sula

Iam a Ugnadana and I have statrted experiencing hair loss wheenevr \i wash/bath the hair and the upper part is becimng lighter How can I access this treatment

6th October, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Hussein, we cannot send our treatments to Uganda so we recommend you visit your local doctor, dermatologist or hair loss specialist who should be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment advice.

12th December, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Hrishikesh Dabir

Hi,I stay in India. Im 18 and i see im loosing hair faster, my hairline is receding and im worried about it.I need your medicines. Please help.

12th December, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Hrishikesh, unfortunately we are unable to send our treatments to India so we recommend you visit a local specialist to see how they can help you. We wish you the best of luck

27th March, 2017 at 4:42 pm


Whoa gnarly dude.

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