Pint sized pop legend Prince believes that playing the guitar is responsible for his luxurious head of hair. In his first UK press interview for several years, the 52-year-old star said, “Playing electric guitar your whole life does something to you. I’m convinced all that electricity racing through my body made me keep my hair.”
While we hate to burst the bubble of the flamboyant artist, whose new album 20TEN will be distributed free with a UK newspaper on July 10, there is little evidence to suggest that electricity affects hair growth, although it is thought by some to stimulate the follicles. Prince more likely owes his vigorous head of hair to good genes, as male hair loss is generally hereditary.
Male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, is caused by the effect of male hormones on genetically predisposed hair follicles – so if your father or grandfather went bald, there is a good chance you will inherit the tendency. Within these follicles, testosterone is converted to DHT, which inhibits the growth of new hair cells and causes the follicles to shrink until hair no longer grows.
So, if the electric guitar is no solution to hair loss, what is?
The Belgravia Centre’s hair specialists have found that their individually designed treatment courses, based around clinically proven prescription medications, are enhanced by the use of the HairMax LaserComb. This is a patented device that emits low-power laser onto the scalp. Scientific studies have shown that laser light energy penetrates soft tissue and increases the action of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that carries energy between all living cells. The Lasercomb is cleared by the FDA in the USA, which means there is substantial clinical evidence that it safely and effectively treats hair loss, strengthens existing hair and promotes hair growth.
The trichologists at the Belgravia Centre may advocate use of the LaserComb as part of an optimum treatment programme designed to suit your individual hair loss condition. The primary medications that form the core of our treatment courses are Propecia and Minoxidil, the only two products that are both licensed by the MHRA and FDA approved as being safe and effective at stabilising hair loss and promoting regrowth. They are the only products legally allowed to make these claims.
The Belgravia Centre is the only UK clinic with an in-house pharmacy specialising in providing these proven and effective hair loss treatment courses. Diagnosis, prescribing and supplying medications and other hair growth boosters, and monitoring progress all takes place under one roof, making our services comprehensive and convenient to use. You can look at some of our success stories to see the outstanding results we achieve with our treatment programmes.
To book a free consultation with one of our hair specialists, call 020 7730 6666 or send us a message with any enquiry you might have. Alternatively, if you can’t get to the London centre, you can complete the online diagnostic form and an advisor will be happy to recommend a home-use treatment course individually tailored to fit your needs.