While hair loss does not yet have a cure, a problem so common amongst people worldwide has driven experts to search for effective treatment since before modern medicine. Whether partial or total, baldness can strain anyone’s confidence and often becomes a source of stress and shame. Even though temporary solutions are available and relatively affordable, none of it comes close to the feeling of growing your own hair.
There are a variety of modern hair loss treatments that have shown excellent results. The only problem? There is also a lot of misinformation surrounding these treatments and hair loss in general. Falling victim to hair loss treatment myths leads to baseless fear and only leaves you with more questions than before. It is essential to make sure you are taking information from a reliable source or an experienced specialist.
Allusions has been utilizing the latest hair loss solution technology for nearly thirty years. That time has been spent educating people about their own issues with hair and getting both men and women the results they dream of. You can trust that we want the best for everyone’s scalp and that our information is accurate. Read on for the most popular myths about hair loss and treatments for it.
Myth: Once your hair falls out, it cannot grow back.
There are many biological reasons for hair to fall out. Some are temporary (medicine side effects, hormones, etc.), but this is not usually the case for genetic baldness (androgenic alopecia) or certain medical conditions. In these cases, the hair follicles stop producing new hair and essentially turn off in some areas of the scalp.
There are several treatment methods that can revitalize or replace these inactive follicles:
One popular revitalizing hair loss treatment is laser hair therapy, which stimulates blood flow and reactivates follicles after several sessions. As long as the scalp is relatively healthy and unscarred, this light technology has shown great success in a variety of patients.
Hair transplants are well known for their ability to replace whole regions of inactive follicles with working ones sourced from elsewhere on the same head. Some tend to shy away from this option because surgery is involved, but the process can help hair regrow on any scalp.
Myth: Laser hair therapy is painful.
With any new or emerging technology, rumors tend to spread due to initial uncertainty or skepticism. The term “laser” is often tied to dangerous sci-fi weapons or light shows, but this treatment is not harmful nor irritating to the scalp. Using low-level laser light therapy (LLLT), the patient can sit below the helmet and relax for the duration. No heat is emitted, and the helmet doesn’t have to touch you directly.
Myth: Hair transplants/Laser hair therapy makes hair grow slower/thinner.
These two treatments are gaining in popularity as hair loss becomes more prevalent a problem for millennials. Many are worried about how realistic or effective the results are. Both of these treatments and similar methods (Cesare Regazzi, follicular unit extraction, etc.) have very high success rates. Clients are often surprised by how full and healthy the new hair grows in. Many report that their hair is shinier and thicker than before.
Myth: These treatments work for everyone.
Always start with a consultation with your dermatologist or a hair loss treatment specialist about your needs before deciding on a solution. Occasionally, underlying differences in a scalp’s biological chemistry can cause issues during treatment or can stop results from showing. Get to know your hair, learn from experts, and make sure you make an educated decision.
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