At The Belgravia Centre, we take hair loss very seriously – we know that for many people, the phenomenon of losing one’s hair can be difficult to come to terms with. Such a drastic change to one’s appearance can be hard to adjust to; not only this, but there are certain serious health problems that cause baldness which can cause further complications.
Although The Belgravia Centre offer the very best treatment for a range of hair loss conditions, there are some cases that are beyond our ability to help directly. This is why we have declared our support to organisations that can. The Little Princess Trust and the World Research Cancer Fund are two of these vital causes.
Little Princess Trust
Some common hair loss conditions – such as Androgenic Alopecia – are almost unheard of in children, but others, such as Alopecia Areata, can occur even at a very young age. Children who begin to lose their hair – either due to a form of Alopecia, or as the result of an underlying condition or treatment, such as chemotherapy – not only have to deal with a radical shift in their appearance, but may even face bullying from their peers.
The Little Princess Trust is a charity devoted to providing wigs and support to such children, to help them overcome any obstacles that they may encounter as a result of their hair loss. The Belgravia Centre is unable to treat hair loss in anyone under the age of 18, and advises they seek assistance from their GP. However, by supporting The Little Princess Trust, we are still able to offer an alternative form of help to those who are too young to undergo one of our bespoke treatment programmes.
World Cancer Research Fund
Of the numerous illnesses and diseases in the world, the one that is most traditionally associated with baldness is cancer. Despite this, hair loss isn’t caused by cancer itself – rather, it is the chemotherapy used to shrink and destroy tumours that causes patients’ hair to fall out. This is because the medicines used in chemotherapy work by targeting the mechanism that causes cells to divide rapidly – a mechanism that is shared by both cancer cells and hair follicles. Although the shed hair does grow back after a course of treatment has finished, the experience of losing one’s hair can add further distress to the already massive challenges of living with cancer. The World Cancer Research Fund provides financial support for ground-breaking research, which aims to discover new means of preventing cancer from developing.
Helping in every way we can
The Belgravia Centre supports both of these charities, helping support those who we are unable to help directly, and we would encourage you to do the same! Why not visit The Little Princess Trust website or the World Cancer Research Fund website to find out how you can help?
The Belgravia Centre
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.