There are a lot of hair loss treatment options available that promise much, but don't always deliver. Separating the fraudulent claims from the truth can sometimes be a difficult. Part of the challenge lies in the fact that we want to believe there’s a cure for female and male hair loss.
Advancements in Hair Loss Restoration
It’s important to note that there has been a tremendous amount of advancements made within the last decade, particularly in the last five to seven years, in the area of hair regrowth treatment. Today it is possible to slow the progression of hair loss, and in some cases even stop it. “Just because the hair is gone, does not mean it can’t grow, it simply means that it isn’t growing and needs to be stimulated. This is where low level light therapy can help,” says Dr. David Horowitz. Surgical procedures have made amazing gains as well. It is now possible to get natural looking results from hair replacement surgery. In fact, there is a strong medical community dedicated to helping treat men and women experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. There’s also a board-certification program for doctors, and numerous medical research organizations focused on hair regrowth.
Hair Loss Cures
That being said, there are also a lot of purported hair loss products and treatments that look so convincing to the untrained eye. It’s easy to see how someone who is dealing with the pain of losing their hair might get fooled into thinking that an online ad, remedy, product, shampoo or pill could be the miracle hair loss treatment they’ve been searching for. Wherever people are worried about losing their hair, magical cures for hair regrowth abound. This post takes an objective eye to hair loss cures so you can separate the serious from the silly when it comes to your hair loss.
The premise with scalp massagers is that they stimulate blood flow which in turn helps hair grow The truth: Decreased blood flow to the scalp isn’t the cause of the hair loss, rather it’s the result of it. It is true that hair requires a significant amount of blood flow for growth, but after you lose hair, blood flow to your scalp decreases because, well, you’ve lost hair on your head. Keep in mind hair loss occurs before blood flow decreases. There is science behind medical hair loss treatment. When good hair is placed into a bald scalp with decreased blood flow, the blood flow returns when the hair starts growing.
The premise behind magnetic therapy as a hair loss treatment is that the magnets help improve blood flow. The claim: Magnetic fields offer health benefits by improving blood flow. Believers of the therapy claim that it can be used to grow hair as well as help with arthritic joints, circulation problems, and erectile dysfunction. The science: Even if the magnetic fields could affect blood flow, and there is no science they can, increasing blood flow to the scalp doesn’t prevent hair loss or regenerate hair.
The premise is that clogged pores are the contributing factor for hair loss in men and women. The claim: By treating clogged hair follicles, the hair professional is able to open up the pores on the head thereby allowing the hair to come through the skin. The truth: If thinning hair and baldness were the result of clogged pores, you wouldn’t need to do anything more than rigorously shampoo to maintain a full head of hair.
Boar Bristle Brushes
The premise is that boar bristles help distribute your hair’s natural oils on the scalp and along the hair shaft, which in turn helps improve blood circulation to the hair follicles and therefore reduce hair loss and improve new hair growth. The claim: By using a boar bristle brush to brush your hair for 30 minutes a day, hair will regrow. The truth: There is no reliable medical evidence to support this claim. When you first begin to notice your hair thinning, it’s natural to explore products that promise to slow the progression of hair loss. Before wishful thinking overpowers reality we recommend you learn more about hair loss and regrowth treatment options. To consult with a Capillus specialist in your area click here or call Capillus for more information at (786) 888 6249 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 272-9599.