How To Restore Your Luscious Looks Without Surgery
Let’s face it, hair is one of the first things we notice when we meet a new person. Whether its shoulder length curls, a cropped Bob, or calf touching tresses hair is an important aspect of our persona. When our hair inevitably begins to thin, or fall out it can be very hard to accept.
While most of us strive to maintain a head of healthy hair a number of factors can impact our ability to retain those beautiful locks.
- Genetics-Pattern baldness and hair thinning can be an inherited gene from wither the mother or fathers side. This gene can also skip a generation so your father’s full head of hair could skip your generation and leave you with your grandfather’s shiny bald head.
- Hormones- As we age testosterone a hormone often associated with men’s facial hair can undergo a transformation morphing into DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is known to attack and shrink the papilla (part of the hair follicle containing many blood vessels); this causes the hair to thin and eventually leads to hair loss. Synthetic hormones and supplements can also cause hair thinning and loss.
- Child Birth- Pregnant women can also experience hair loss during their pregnancy. Unfortunately hair does not return to the same density or thickness prior to pregnancy.
- Stress-Stress can have many negative effects on the body and our scalps are no exception. Stress can also lead to the transformation of testosterone into DHT. The increased level of DHT causes a depleted blood supply to the hair follicle, leading to thinning and overtime hair loss.
- Steroid/Drug Use- Drugs can creates stress on the body resulting in increased DHT and subsequent hair loss.
- Diet-What we eat can play a significant role in the health of our hair, skin and nails. Fast foods and high fat foods can factor into a depletion of nutrients and weaken hair follicles. Foods that promote healthy hair are: eggs, spinach, citrus fruits, nuts, carrots and avocado.
- Age- The majority of men and women will lose some of their hair thickness and density as the age.
While there is no cure for hair loss and thinning hair there are a number of treatments on the market designed to reduce hair loss and even regrow lost hair.
These treatments are especially effective if they are used as a proactive approach to retaining your magnificent mane.
Topical Ointments – One of the oldest treatments for hair loss topical lotions, serums and ointments contain vitamins, nutrients and other medicinal ingredients designed to promote new hair growth, while preventing future loss.
Pros: Affordable, non-invasive.
Cons: minimally effective, treatments must be performed over a long period of time.
Hair Implants – A surgical solution to hair loss. Hair implants are done using skin grafts from areas with healthy hair follicles. The grafts are transplanted to the scalp where they are then implanted into the scalp one at a time.
Pros: 60% new hair growth after 6-9 months.
Cons: Expensive, ranges from $4,000-$15,000. Complications can arise including, infection, inflammation, increased hair loss. Painful with a long recovery period, can last between 2 days to 2 weeks.
PRP– Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) uses the growth factors and nutrients in your blood to restore the function and output in the scalp. Using the plasma in your own blood the nurse injects small amounts of the plasma directly into the scalp.
Pros: natural treatment using your own blood. Enhances scalp health and reduces scalp scarring. Can regrow as much as 150 hairs per square inch.
Cons: Best results after 3-6 months.
Hair Filler – The newest and latest way to revitalize the scalp and promote thicker stronger hair growth is the world’s number #1 Hair Filler. Infused with biomimetic peptides, growth factors, nutrients and vitamins, this treatment is directly injected into the scalp for faster efficacy. The powerful formula nourishes and replenishes lost moisture to promote and maintain hair growth.
Pros: Long-lasting results, improved scalp circulation, fast acting
Cons: minimally invasive, slight pain may experience but a topical numbing aide can be applied.
Deciding which solution is right for you should include a consultation with a medical professional to ensure you are a right candidate for the treatment you select and you don’t have any allergies or problems with the medicinal and non-medicinal ingredients.