Male pattern hair loss, which affects 95% of men with noticeable shedding, is a genetic condition. This means that we inherit the disposition to it from our family tree, which can mean that the gene is potentially passed down from one or both of your parents. So, it’s not surprising that men with a bald father are conscious of their potential to experience hair loss.
However, carrying the gene for hair loss does not necessarily mean that you will express it (and therefore experience balding). It may be that your father went bald by the age of 30, but you retain your hair into your 80s; it is impossible to know whether your hair will thin until this process starts.
Predicting The Future?
It also seems to be the case that certain things can trigger the early onset of pattern hair loss, such as a sudden shock or stressful situation, or a severe illness. It’s difficult to establish when pattern hair loss has begun as a result of a trigger, but it’s worth bearing in mind that in the months after such an event, shedding may begin. Hair lost due to these factors often grows back, but if it fails to, pattern hair loss may have started.
Even with all of this in mind, it doesn’t make sense to begin a hair loss treatment programme until a hair loss specialist has confirmed that treatable hair loss has actually started. However, as soon as pattern hair loss has set in, a treatment course that contains the only two clinically proven for hair loss medications is a man’s best bet for preventing baldness.
These two medications, which have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA for use as hair loss treatments, have eliminated the need for a hair transplant in thousands of our clients, just take a look at our before and during treatment photographs for an idea of the results that can be achieved.
When The Time Comes
The first medication, Propecia, works by blocking DHT, the androgen that causes scalp follicles atop the head to miniaturise in those with a predisposition to baldness. This gives follicles the chance to recover and to begin producing healthier hair once more.
The second medication, minoxidil, can be varied in strength to suit the patient, and appears to stimulate regrowth in thinning areas. Belgravia also combine their minoxidil formulations with various added ingredients that appear to block DHT when applied locally, ensuring that every possible approach is taken to prevent further hair loss. Even stubborn hair loss that has been previously unresponsive to treatment can often be tackled using our high strength minoxidil cream.
So, once pattern hair loss has been diagnosed, the above medications form the central part of a comprehensive hair loss treatment approach. Check-ups every three months and relaxing clinical treatment therapy sessions are available to our patients who can visit our Central London clinics, and a variety of hair growth boosters also enhance your hair health. If you’re unable to make it to London, we can post your medications and treatment booster to wherever in the world you are after you complete an online diagnostic form, ensuring that not being able to visit us isn’t a disadvantage.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, 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 hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.