If you’re affected by hair loss, then it’s only natural to focus on your hair itself especially if it’s conspicuous by its absence! However, it is well worth remembering that your hair itself is not likely to be where the problem is found. The hair shaft is not actually living tissue which is the reason why you can have it cut without experiencing any pain and so the actual cause of baldness or thinning can normally be found amongst the roots of the hairs themselves: in the scalp.
The scalp is the living tissue found on the surface of the skull from which our hair grows. Despite being only mere millimeters thick, the scalp is differentiated into five layers, which can be remembered through the handy mnemonic; S.C.A.L.P.
As with the rest of the body, the scalp relies upon the blood to provide it with oxygen, nutrients and to dispose of waste chemicals. In the scalp, the blood is supplied via five arteries, which branch off the two major blood vessels that supply blood to the head two from the internal carotid and three from the external carotid. From these major arteries, the blood filters through into a network of capilliaries. It is potentially here when one of the hair loss treatments used at The Belgravia Centre Minoxidil exerts it effect. According to some scientists, Minoxidil is effective because it causes blood vessels in the scalp to dilate, boosting the level of nutrients that hair follicles receive.
Scientific knowledge like this has been crucial for the development of effective treatments to combat hair loss. Once the growth of hair was as mysterious as any of nature’s workings, but with careful research into physiology and biochemistry, our hair loss experts are now able to make informed assessments of each patient’s symptoms and their most probable cause. Every Belgravia Centre treatment plan is carefully tailored to the patient concerned - you can explore our online archive of success stories to hear the tales of many of our satisfied clients.
If you’d like to find out more about the science behind the treatments and how they could help you, then call us on 0800 077 6666 or contact us online to arrange a no obligation appointment at our London clinic, or complete our online diagnostic form for a remote assessment today!
The Belgravia Centre is a world-renowned group of a hair loss clinic in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation from anywhere in the world for home-use treatment.
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