Is your hair losing its oomph? Do you have to give your hair tie an extra twist around your tresses? If you’re spending more time looking in the mirror and contemplating your hairline, you might think yourself paranoid. But it could be worth asking your close family and friends for their opinion, since thinning hair is a gradual process but often also one of the first signs of male and female pattern hair loss.
Often people will lose up to 50% of their hair density before they truly realise they’re losing their hair and decide to seek help. It doesn’t always mean the hair loss is permanent. Both men and women will lose some hair density as they age, but for some thinning can result in possibly baldness for men and extensive hair loss in women.
Since it is a gradual process, however, you might not notice that you hair is thinning. Or you might think it is but assume, particularly if you’re relatively young, that you’re just being paranoid. A good indication is if there is a history of hair loss in the family, but sometimes others might assume that they’re in the clear because hair loss has not been a problem in their family. This is not always the case though, so often people leave it to the last minute to seek help, by which time they’ve lost most of their hair thickness.
Male and female pattern hair loss is the most common conditions that The Belgravia Centre deals with. A genetic predisposition which causes the hair follicles to shrink, leads to thinning hair with each hair growth cycle and only two hair loss treatments are clinically proven and licensed by the MHRA to help stabilise and control this natural process.
Sometimes thinning hair is only temporary. Illness, medication, or stress can all contribute to excessive shedding and thinning hair but once the illness has cleared up, the medication is substituted and the stressful period is over, normal growth should resume. If, however, you’re having difficulty regrowing your hair, you may wish to consult a professional to see what else could be causing it and what your treatment options are.
The fact is that 80% of men and 40% of women will suffer from hair loss, genetic or otherwise, at some stage of their lives. There are clinically proven and medically approved treatments that can help stabilise and reverse hair loss in men and women, but the best results are generally achieved by those who seek help sooner rather than later.
For more information, or to arrange a free consultation with a hair loss specialist, call The Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666. Alternatively, complete and submit an online diagnostic form for access to the world’s most comprehensive mail-order hair loss service.