Hair Loss Medications
Common hair loss can be treated with preventative hair loss products.
Hair loss can hugely undermine your confidence. No matter how young or old you are, a receding hairline, hair loss or thinning hair can make anyone self-conscious.
If you are concerned about hair loss or are considering hair restoration treatments we can offer advice and help to find the most suitable treatment course for you.
The Private Clinic of Harley Street, London are UK leaders in Hair Loss and Hair Restoration treatments. We can help you understand the cause of your hair loss or scalp problems and offer the widest range of Hair and Scalp treatments, from thinning hair and scalp irritation solutions, to some of Europe’s top FUE Hair Transplant surgeons – for both men and women with all hair types, including Afro-Caribbean.
Your Treatment Journey
To compensate for baldness and hide their thinning hair, people may start letting the rest of their hair grow longer, wear hats, wigs or even turn to hair extensions. What many women and men don’t know is that along with stressful lifestyles and illness, hair extensions can cause hair loss.
More of us are beginning to become aware of the increasing number of treatments and solutions on offer to treat hair loss – medication, shampoos, lotions, dietary supplements and restoration methods such as FUE Hair Transplants.
Whether you have just started to notice hair thinning and would like some advice on how to prevent further hair loss, or if you are already experiencing baldness and considering a hair transplant, our team will be able to provide the most effective and suitable treatment for you.
Your hair loss treatment journey always starts with a consultation with one of our hair experts to understand your concerns and what you really want to achieve. We can then offer the best bespoke treatment option for you.
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What to Expect
The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.
Hair Loss Treatment Options
Hair Thinning, Hair Loss & Scalp Problems – If you’re in the early stages of hair loss or have noticed signs of damage in your hair or scalp, we will normally advise you to meet with one of our highly-experienced, fully qualified Trichologists.
A Trichologist’s job is to examine your hair loss and find out what’s causing it, before leading you toward the best solution for your needs. Sometimes treatment can be as simple as bespoke dietry or nutritional plans, or using specially formulated products to encourage growth.
Hair Loss Medication – Medication is designed to help manage hair loss and slow its process – it is best suited for those who are experiencing early signs of hair loss or, for those in later stages, in combination with a restoration treatment. Minoxidil and Finasteride (Propecia) are the only two currently approved solutions and each work in different ways.
Minoxidil is available without prescription and, while its key principles are still not entirely understood, it is thought to work by widening blood vessels and potassium channels, thus allowing more nutrients, oxygen and blood to the hair follicle and encouraging healthy hair growth.
Finasteride – available as either Propecia® or Proscar® – is only available through prescription. For men suffering from male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), it works by preventing testosterone being converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone which causes hair to fall out. According to statistics, there is an 80% to 90% possibility of slowing or stopping hair loss using the Finasteride.
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Hair Restoration – While medication and other treatments can help stop or slow down hair thinning, surgical hair restoration is the only solution to restore areas where extensive hair loss has taken place.
At The Private Clinic we only work with the most advanced form of minimally-invasive FUE(Follicular Unit Extraction); a process where by individual follicles are extracted and transplanted one-by-one to leave no linear scarring and natural looking results.
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Hair Loss Medication: Prevention & Stopping Hair Loss
Common hair loss can be treated with preventative hair loss products. Before considering any hair restoration procedure, it is important to assess whether you are still losing hair and intervene in order to stop, or at least slow down, any further hair loss.
If you are suffering from hair loss, the sooner the problem is diagnosed and addressed, the better. This will also enable us to achieve optimum results for you.
You need to always keep in mind that any medication will only help reduce, or delay, the effects of hair loss, but no medication will restore or re-grow lost hair.