If you stress about your hairline receding or think that may be a bald spot appearing on your crown, the first step in preventing any further balding is to consult a hair loss specialist. These days consultations are often free and even available online. During a quick and easy consultation and non-invasive diagnosis, your worries will either be confirmed or annulled and could save you hours of needless stress and loads of wasted money.
There are many reasons for hair loss but in the majority of cases, male pattern baldness is the most common cause. It’s a hereditary condition and often starts to present itself during the early 20s, so it is no wonder you’re worried. Often it looks like there’s a bald patch developing at the top back of the scalp, or the hair is thinning, or the hairline is receding. However, a lot of men who will never go bald experience maturisation of the hairline. This is why, if you worry about baldness, you need to consult a specialist and determine whether your concerns are indeed founded or not.
At the Belgravia Centre, for example, you can come in and see a hair loss specialist for free or fill in their online diagnostic form for a remote analysis based on your answers to a comprehensive questionnaire. The questions are based around obtaining information about your family history, medical background and lifestyle. It also asks you to show on a diagram the location of your hair loss, and estimate the degree of baldness. Sometimes you may be contacted and asked to provide a photo for further assistance of analysis. The face-to-face consultation essentially asks the same questions, but you have the advantage of being able to ask your own questions at the same time. The specialist may also take a close up look of the scalp and hair follicles.
Hair loss is fairly easy for a medically trained specialist to diagnose. Sometimes you may be required to undergo some blood tests, but this is usually only if there is a suspicion of an underlying medical problem that may be causing the hair loss. Skin biopsies are very uncommon when determining the type of hair loss. Once the condition and degree of loss is identified recommendations can be made, based on your medical history, and preference and suitability to particular hair loss treatments.
There are many hair loss products available but, more often than not, medical hair loss treatments are advised as they are the only ones that have been clinically proven to stabilise hair loss, prevent baldness and even generate new hair growth in the majority of users. Hair transplants are often requested but there are a number of prerequisites to this procedure and not everyone will be suitable. Often medical treatments will be required after the surgery to maintain the new hair growth, which is why they first should be tested as part of a comprehensive hair loss treatment programme.
Although hair loss affects 1 in 3 men, baldness is not inevitable. There are treatments that have been developed to control the balding process and prevent hair loss in both men and women. But, the first step in preventing baldness is to first consult a specialist to determine whether you are susceptible to hair loss, as well as which treatment or combination of treatments will provide you with the best measure of prevention so you don’t reach that stage.
For more information, or if you would like to arrange your appointment with a hair loss specialist, contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email. Otherwise, simply complete the online diagnostic form for a remote analysis and access to expert advice and a mail-order hair loss treatment programme.