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21.02.2011 in HAIR LOSS PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS

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Act early: seek help before hair loss becomes significant

Male-pattern baldness affects 6.5 million men in the UK and by the age of 50, half of all men have experienced hair loss. Reactions differ but for some it can dent self-confidence or even trigger depression. If you’re unhappy with your hair loss, it pays to act sooner rather than later. It’s easier to maintain existing hair than to regrow it: if a hair follicle stops working, it usually cannot be revived.

Male-pattern baldness is the reason for hair loss in 95 per cent of men. It’s caused by oversensitive follicles reacting to a testosterone by-product, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), by shrinking and stopping working. It usually starts with a receding hairline, the hair of the crown and temples thins next, eventually leaving a horseshoe shape of hair around the back and sides of the head. In some cases, all the hair goes.

There are treatments that treat male-pattern baldness, and you can find out more about them as part of a face-to-face consultation at The Hair Centre. There’s also an online service that gives you direct access to these treatments without the need for a GP visit. Used daily, this reduces the level of DHT in the scalp.

You begin by filling in a questionnaire which will assess your suitability for treatment just email us at info@thewestminsterpractice.com for a questionaire.

In studies, nine out of 10 men kept their hair while using this treatment, and two out of three men who stayed on the programme longer experienced hair regrowth.

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Propecia Hair Loss Medication Could Cause Erection Difficulties

17.01.2011 in HAIR LOSS PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS

TOLEDO, OHIO, Jan. 17, 2011 /NewsRelease/ – There are several reported unwanted effects of Propecia (the hair loss prevention drug), which (based on Merck’s website) include the following: allergy symptoms including rash, itching, hives, and swelling from the lips and face; issues with ejaculation; breast tenderness and enlargement; and testicular pain. Finasteride was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997 as a prescription-only treatment for hair loss (MPB). This drug is manufactured through the NJ-based pharmaceutical provider Merck, and marketed worldwide under the trade name Propecia. Clinical trials have proved that Propecia is very efficient at stopping hair loss associated with male pattern baldness. In studies, 9 out of 10 men who took Propecia noticed hair thinning stop, plus some of them even reported regrowth of hair. (source: propecia.com)


Merck have recently, and after receiving several complaints from consumers, updated the drug’s label and added new warnings that Propecia may cause sexual unwanted effects. The noted sex-related unwanted effects contain decreased libido (sex drive), decrease in the quantity of semen, and erectile dysfunction. Merck also say that these side effects will go away after stopping the treatment, but do they really?
A recent news article published on BBC’s web site tells the story of James, a 26-year-old man from Edinburgh – UK, who began taking Propecia after noticing that his hair was continuously falling.
“I went online and researched it. I found out there was a drug called Propecia, and soon enough I started buying that and it worked a goody.” – James told BBC reporter Simon Mundie.
Before long of using Propecia James started experiencing less interest in sex. So, he stopped taking the drug thinking those side effects will diminish, but “things soon got worse” – he said.
“After about three weeks all hell broke loose. I more or less became totally impotent.”
So, James visited see a physician a couple of months later, who put him on testosterone therapy. On the other hand, that didn’t work for him and that he was left with only one choice: a penile implant.
There are doctors within the U.S. who declare that circumstances like James’s are common, and warn users that Propecia might have long-term sexual side effects.
Propecia just isn’t the only medication that could cause erection difficulties. There are lots of other FDA-approved treatments that may lead to erection dysfunction as a side-effect. These contain, but aren’t limited to, antidepressants (like Valium, Prozac, Ativan, yet others), antihistamine medications (like Tagamet, Zantac, yet others), high blood pressure drugs (like Inderal, Aldactone, and others), Parkinson’s disease medications, chemotherapy and hormonal medications, along with other medications. (source: National Institutes of Health)
The ED and men’s health dedicated web-site BuyViagraPillsOnline.com follows all news and events that have to do with erectile dysfunction, and will maintain its users updated concerning the safety of Propecia and other drugs that could have sexual side effects.

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Hair Loss Help!

14.01.2011 in HAIR LOSS PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS

The Hair Centre treatments for the hair and scalp are prepared by a Qualified Institute Registered Trichologist who is a Chartered Chemist with, and Fellow of, the Royal Society of Chemists.

Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the Internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results.

Our Anti-Hair Loss Treatments are suitable for both men and women of all ages and are exclusive to the Hair Centre (London Trichologists)

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VITASTIM

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Considerable empirical evidence has supported the oestrogen like activity of hop extract and recent scientific research has confirmed that hop extract shows a potent acceleration on hair growth in cases of androgenic alopecia.

BIOSTIM

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Clinical trials of the natural ingredients have established anti-androgen activity and the ability to suppress di-hydroxy testosterone (DHT) formation, beneficial in cases of androgenic alopecia.  The increased dermal papilla activity increases hair cell production and proliferation, increases the number of hairs in the anagen phase and increases the A/T (anagen/telogen ration).

Vitastim and Biostim used together are proven treatments for both male and female-pattern baldness.

Most users see improvements, including a halt to the balding or slowing down of it, as well as thicker hair.

In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced Westminster Trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options.

You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

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GARY HERON IS EUROPE’S LEADING HAIR SPECIALIST

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Why not call 0207 976 6868 and speak to one of our Westminster Trichologists who will be happy to help and advise you.

Your consultation and assessment is FREE

THIS WILL CONFIRM WHAT IS THE VERY BEST OPTION FOR YOU

So why not take advantage of our expertise and get the facts so that you can make an informed decision on what is best for the future of your hair today.

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HAIR LOSS TODAY

SO THAT IT DOES NOT TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

However, not all cases are treatable. But with early diagnosis and treatment you will give yourself and us the best possible chance to help you.

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Hair loss drug leads to loss of libido

12.01.2011 in HAIR LOSS PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS

Scientists have found that 5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs), while improving urinary symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and possible hair loss prevention, produces significant adverse effects in some individuals including loss of libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), ejaculatory dysfunction and potential depression.

These findings suggest that extreme caution should be exercised prior to prescribing 5a-RIs therapy to patients for hair growth or for BPH symptoms.

The study has been conducted by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with colleagues at Lahey Clinic and from Denmark and Germany.

5a-RIs, finasteride (Propecia) and dutasteride, have been approved for treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms, due to BPH, with marked clinical efficacy. Finasteride is also approved for treatment of hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).

Although the adverse side effects of these agents are thought to be minimal, the magnitude of adverse effects on sexual function, gynecomastia, depression, and quality of life remains ill-defined.

In order to determine the potential extent of this problem, the researchers examined the data reported in various clinical studies concerning the side effects of finasteride and dutasteride.

After a review of the literature the researchers found that in a subset of men, prolonged adverse effects on sexual function such as erectile dysfunction and diminished libido were reported, raising the possibility of a causal relationship.

According to the researchers, the adverse side effects of 5a-RIs on sexual function, gynecomastia and the impact on the overall health have received minimal attention.

However, in some patients, these side effects are persistent with regard to sexual function and with an emotional toll including decreased quality of life.

“The potential widespread use of 5a-RIs for treatment of BPH, prostate cancer and male pattern hair loss may produce undesirable adverse side effects on overall health and in particular, vascular health and sexual function in a subgroup of susceptible patients,” said lead author Abdulmaged M. Traish, a professor of biochemistry and professor of Urology at BUSM.

“Furthermore, treatment of hair loss, a benign condition with 5a-RIs may produce persistent side effects in a number of young patients.

“Honest and open discussion with patients to educate them on these serious issues must be pursued prior to commencing therapy because, in some patients, these adverse effects are persistent and may be prolonged and patients do not recover well after discontinuation from drug use,” cautioned Traish.

The researchers believe additional clinical and preclinical studies are warranted to determine the reason for why some of these adverse effects persist in some individuals.

The study appears on-line in Journal of Sexual Medicine .

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Japan's cosmetics firms meeting men's needs

12.10.2010 in HAIR LOSS PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS

Japanese cosmetics companies are rolling out new lines of skincare products aimed at men after wives and girlfriends got tired of sharing their moisturizers, toners and lotions.

Personal care companies have until recent years focused their male grooming products on the haircare sector – Japanese men pay just as much attention to their hair as women do – with styling products popular among younger generations and lines designed to stem hair loss and greying the key segment among older men.

But the demand for skincare products is a far more recent trend and in the first six month of 2010, total sales in terms of value were up 119.96 percent on the previous year, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

And with that sector worth a healthy Y9.8 billion (€85.44 million), cosmetics firms here are looking to expand their product ranges.

On September 11, the local venture between Germany’s Nivea brand and Japanese cosmetics giant Kao Co. released new skincare products for men, including an extra moisturizer balm that is designed to reduce dry and rough skin and a moisturizing shaving foam.

“Men’s skin is likely to be damaged due to abrasion from shaving, leading to reduced moisture content and higher sebum secretion,” Nivea-Kao Co., Ltd. said in a statement. “This skin problem is different from problems experienced by women.

“Nivea for Men products have been specifically applied to these skin problems, helping men cultivate more sophisticated face care habits beyond simply using aftershave.”

In a study, fully 60 percent of Japanese men who do not use skincare products say they are unhappy with the condition of their skin, with dry skin the top concern.

Unsurprisingly, Japanese men have turned to their partners for advice on the best way to protect their faces, with more than 90 percent of the companies with booths on the cosmetics floor of the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district reporting having male as well as female customers.

The majority are aged between 20 and 40 and, because they have not previously paid much attention to their skin, generally have more damage to repair. Toners and lotions are the most popular products among male customers, although they are also buying skin-whitening lotions.

“Men feel comfortable about themselves when their skin condition is good,” Megumi Kinukawa, a spokeswoman for Shiseido Co., told Relaxnews. “They are aware of their own appearance, as well as the impression that makes on other people.”

Shiseido Men was first launched in Japan in 2004 – one year after the lines were released in Germany and Italy to meet demand caused by the “metrosexual boom,” according to Kinukawa. Today, the best-selling product on the domestic market is the hydrating lotion, which sells for Y3,000 (€26.16).

“Sales of Shiseido Men in Japan recorded double-digit growth every year until 2009,” she said. “Nowadays, Japanese men have no hesitation to going to the cosmetics counter at a department store.”

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