The announcement of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement has captured the national and global imagination this week as London looks forward to a spring/summer Royal Wedding in 2011.
The high level of press coverage has thrown the spotlight onto the young couple, and the resulting photographs show evidence of Prince William’s hair loss and his continued struggle against male pattern baldness.
This is likely to be an area of concern for him on his wedding day, as not only will he have all the usual pressures of any Groom, he’ll also have to face the world’s media.
How can Prince William get hair fit for a king?
Luckily for Prince William, male pattern baldness is very treatable. The Belgravia Clinic offers an individually tailored treatment plan that combines MHRA and FDA approved medications for male pattern hair loss with a range of hair boosters.
Propecia and Minoxidil are the only two medications approved for the treatment of male pattern baldness and have high success rates. Propecia works by blocking the formation of dihydrotestosterone, the androgen responsible for genetic hair loss. Minoxidil helps open up potassium channels in the scalp, ensuring the hair follicles receive all necessary nutrients to grow back healthy and strong.
Both medications are prepared at our in-house pharmacy, so the concentrations reflect an individual’s needs. Where appropriate, we also add booster ingredients such as Azelaic Acid and Medroxyprogesterone (MPG) to our Minoxidil formula to contribute to the inhibition of DHT.
Alongside these, the Belgravia Clinic offers a selection of boosters which could help Prince William regain his crowning glory. We have developed in-house a daily supplement, Hair Vitalics, which provides essential nutrients to the hair, encouraging growth and healthy hair as part of a combined treatment course. Furthermore, a laser comb is included with most treatments; this emits a low-level laser beam directly onto the scalp to encourage growth.
Our in-house pharmacy also has a selection of shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments which are personalised to each client, and a selection of other therapies, including steam, UV and infra-red therapies, and massage all of which can be woven into your treatment plan to soothe the scalp.
Is Prince William already tackling the problem?
Of course, it’s possible that Prince William is already undergoing some treatment for his male pattern baldness, as his hair loss does not appear to have noticeably deteriorated since his last appearance on this blog, eighteen months ago.
As our senior trichologist Leonora Doclis commented:
‘Prince William had a lot more hair in his younger years but it seems his hair loss might have slowed slightly since those pictures of him stepping out of a car a couple of years ago. It is possible he has made some efforts to stabilise his hair loss, but I feel his hair could be significantly improved if he were to use the ideal combination of treatments for his stage of hair loss.’