04 / 05 / 13

Do Lotions Really Work For Hair Loss?

There are hundreds of “lotions and potions” on the market today that claim to solve all your hair loss problems. The fact is, hair re-growth is a multi-billion dollar a year industry with promises that don’t always work. This month, New Image Hair Clinic gets to the bottom of what DOES work...

Be Wary of Lotions and Potions

Before you go buying every product out there and hoping something works, do your research and consider your options. Think carefully before you spend your money on unproven remedies. Your first step should be consulting a doctor and getting their professional opinion on what treatments, if any, can help you.

Get a Diagnosis

Individuals suffering from hair loss first need to understand that hair thinning can happen for a number of reasons including genetics, stress, medications, smoking, thyroid disease, etc. So the most important thing you need to find out is if you’re losing your hair due to underlying health issues. Sometimes hair loss can be something as simple as a scalp inflammation that your doctor can prescribe antifungal shampoo for you. So find a specialist who can help you determine what is causing your hair loss, and only then can the right advice be given.

Options That May Work

If you are diagnosed with Alopecia, the good news is there ARE some effective treatments for your hair loss out there and the earlier you start the treatments; the more likely they are to be effective.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) is good for early male and female pattern baldness. It is applied to the scalp twice per day. This drug has been FDA approved and shown to work by stimulating hair follicles and increasing blood flow to the scalp, which may lead to hair growth. (Warning: this treatment will not work if you are already bald)

Finasteride (Propecia) is a synthetic drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Propecia should not be used by women or children. This drug should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor and must be taken on a regular basis to see the full benefits of its results.

Laser Hair Therapy and FDA approved Laser combs

Laser Hair Therapy and FDA approved Laser combs are proven to be a great way to promote natural hair growth. It works by stimulating the follicles and increasing blood flow which aids in follicle nutrition.

Options That May Not Work

Men and Women will go to great lengths to prevent and treat their hair loss. Out of the hundreds of hair loss lotions available, few are clinically proven to work. Avoid products with no scientific backing, especially if they promise a miracle cure or instant results. Any hair loss lotion that claims to see results in days or states that the results are permanent are likely ineffective. Just remember, a product that works for a friend may not necessarily work for you.

Thankfully, there are ways that may help further prevent hair loss and even restore your hair! At New Image Hair Clinic, you matter. How you feel about your hair loss and making the right choice to solve it matters. We encourage you to take the time and review your options. Then come in for a no cost, no obligation private hair loss consultation.