The Harley Medical Group Reports In Increase In Bald Patch Treatments



Released on: September 08, 2010, 4:11 am
Author: The Harley Medical Group
Industry: Consumer Services

The Harley Medical Group has reported demand from male patients for laser rejuvenation treatments is up +93% over the last quarter, across its 30 clinics.

Laser rejuvenation treatments now account for 11% of all non-surgical treatments carried out during June, July and August at the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery group. More unusual requests received this year are for skin regeneration treatments on receding hairlines, including laser treatment and chemical peels to reduce the appearance of aging sun spots.

Laura Marshall, specialist nurse counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, said: "The skin on the scalp is delicate and when not protected by hair or high factor sun cream is prone to burning which can cause dark patches, spots and wrinkles to form. Coming to terms with a receding hairline has always been a challenge for a man, but to then suffer the effects of sun damage on the balding area adds insult to injury. Rejuvenation treatments can help minimise the visible signs of aging skin."

Liz Dale, Director, The Harley Medical Group added: "We’re not talking big numbers of bald–patch treatments but the fact we’re getting more enquiries does demonstrate how men are taking non-surgical treatments increasingly seriously as a cosmetic solution. With successful, high profile men, like Simon Cowell, openly talking about their cosmetic regimes it’s a subject that has become more acceptable for men to tackle."

Jonathan Reed, 35, patient at The Harley Medical Group commented: "My hair started receding when I was in my mid-twenties. Back then I didn’t put much thought into whether or not I was wearing sun cream and over the last couple of years I’ve developed a couple of sun spots on my scalp, as well as wrinkles. I’ve booked in for a consultation to see what my options are as I am really conscious of how aging the effect is."

Liz Dale concluded: "Before booking in an appointment for any kind of injectable or laser procedure patients should always check with their practitioner that they are a registered healthcare professional."

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Notes to editors:

About The Harley Medical Group:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK's largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established since 1983 and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has treated over 450,000 patients to date.

The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefits all cosmetic surgery and non surgical patients. We are currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the Government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and laser hair removal treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners. The Harley Medical Group also offers other procedures such as Liposuction and breast enlargement.

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Caroline Lay
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020 7828 0118



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