Experience in the treatment of Hair Loss
If you are suffering from hair loss, Belgravia can offer the most extensive and proven treatment courses available for most conditions. Over years of treating many different hair loss conditions, Belgravia’s doctors, nurses, trichologists and pharmacists have worked together to fine tune the most effective combination of treatments for various hair loss conditions.
Below you will find a summary of the most likely hair loss conditions to be affecting you. By clicking on the option of your choice to the right you will find a more informative description, including whether or not we treat the hair loss condition and how successful treatment is likely to be. There are also ‘before and during treatment’ hair loss photo-scans viewable for many of the hair loss conditions treated at the Belgravia clinic.
Male Hair Loss
Do we treat male hair loss and how successful is treatment
Yes. In fact genetic male hair loss is by far the most common hair loss condition that Belgravia trichologists deal with. Having treated many thousands of males who suffer with male hair loss, we have proven that most men who use Belgravia’s prescription courses for male hair loss will experience hair loss stabilisation and varying degrees of hair re-growth in a reasonably short period of time. You can see the success of our treatment courses for male hair loss, and how quickly results can be seen by viewing our ‘before and during treatment’ photo-scans. We are the only hair specialists in the UK, Europe and possibly the rest of the world able to present this level of success for male hair loss and many other hair loss conditions.
What is male hair loss?
Male hair loss, otherwise known as Androgenic Alopecia or male pattern baldness, is caused by the effect of the male hormones, called androgens, on genetically predisposed hair follicles (passed down the family tree). Within these genetically programmed hair follicles for those prone to male hair loss, the male hormone testosterone is converted into the androgen Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. It is the effect of this DHT that inhibits the growth of new hair cells, which in turn leads to male hair loss and in many cases, eventual baldness.
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Do we treat alopecia areata and how successful is treatment?
Yes. Our hair loss specialists frequently see patients seeking treatment for Alopecia Areata. This can be extremely successful, depending on its severity and the stage at which help is sought. In cases where a fair amount of hair has already been lost from the head or body, treatment for alopecia becomes less hopeful. This is why it is always best to seek professional advice early on if you are concerned about hair loss from alopecia. Some doctors recommend a course of steroid injections to the scalp for the treatment of alopecia areata, which can be painful and uncomfortable. At Belgravia we offer minoxidil as a topical treatment, the efficacy of which can be seen in the results of the Alopecia patients featured in our Hair Loss Success Stories.
What is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia is the term for any kind of hair loss, particularly on the head, however, Alopecia Areata is a specific hair loss condition characterised by patchy hair loss. This shedding comes about when hair follicles prematurely enter the resting (‘telogen’) phase at a rapid pace. The exact cause of Alopecia Areata is not known, but is thought to be an autoimmune disorder with possible genetic influences. It is a fairly common hair loss condition and can affect around 1 in every 1,000 people at some point in their life.
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Do we treat traction alopecia and how successful is treatment?
Yes. It is possible to treat Traction Alopecia as long as treatment is sought before the hair follicles are permanently damaged, to the point where the hair has stopped growing entirely, as can happen in extreme cases. Hair loss from Traction Alopecia tends to be predominantly focussed around the temples and hairline and can respond positively to treatment with a minoxidil cream. It is recommended that any course of hair loss treatment for Traction Alopecia be followed for a minimum of three months, and that the cause of the damage – generally tight or heavy hairstyles – also be avoided so that the hair can recover.
What is Traction Alopecia?
Also known as ‘Ballerina Baldness’, Traction Alopecia is a hair loss condition that occurs when the hair follicles become stretched and damaged through constant tension being exerted upon the roots of the hair. This is generally caused by hair extensions, tight braids, weaves and heavy and/or tightly attached hairpieces and wigs. It is more commonly found in women but can also happen to men, particularly those who favour tight cornrows or dreadlocks. Changing hairstyles regularly in order to allow the hair to relax after being in such restrictive, pressurised styles can help prevent Traction Alopecia.
Visit the traction alopecia page for further information on this hair loss condition