Hair Loss Myths

Hair Loss Myths

There are many myths that abound about hair loss, some of which may even affect what you wear. Skin and Scalp Restoration Clinic in Dayton has heard it all when it comes to hair loss. We specialize in scalp micropigmentation, a non-invasive skin care procedure where tiny dots of pigment are inserted under your skin to create the illusion of hair. It has helped thousands of people be more self-confident in their appearance. In this blog post, we’ll bust some of the most common hair loss myths. Contact us today to learn more!

COMMON HAIR LOSS MYTHS BUSTED

  • Wearing hats causes baldness. This is most definitely a myth. True, it presses hair down and can create a crease in your hair, but it definitely does not cause your hair to fall out. The only conceivable way hats could make your hair fall out is if your hat were dirty, and it therefore caused a scalp infection, which might affect your hair. So, wear those hats!
  • Baldness is inherited from your mother’s side. This one is partly true. The gene that carries hair loss is located on the female X chromosome. However, if you have a bald father, this could contribute to hair loss as well.
  • Balding is an old guy problem. This is definitely not the case when it comes to hair loss. Skin and Scalp Restoration Clinic in Dayton notes that hair loss can begin in your 20s and 30s, and the earlier your hair loss begins, the odds are that you’ll lose more hair than others. Once begun, hair loss continues throughout your life. In fact, the American Hair Loss Association says that 66% of American men will experience some form of hair loss by the age of 35, with over 80% having hair loss by the age of 50. Nowadays, that’s not considered very old.
  • Too much product can contribute to hair loss. Hair care products such as gels, hair sprays, and shampoos have been blamed for contributing to hair loss. However, this has nothing to do with hair loss, nor does the frequency with which you wash your hair have anything to do with it either.
  • Sun exposure can cause hair loss. Another hair loss myth is that if you are sunburnt frequently, your hair may fall out. This one is absolutely false. Sunburned skin contributes to cancer, not hair loss.
  • Too much testosterone causes hair loss. Skin and Scalp Restoration Clinic in Dayton notes this there is a bit of truth to this one, but that there must be other factors present to cause noticeable hair loss. DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), which is a byproduct of testosterone, can contribute to male pattern baldness. This hormone has been shown to be elevated as men are losing their hair. However, men without this elevated hormone suffer from male pattern baldness as well. Researchers believe male pattern baldness has more to do with how sensitive your hair is to DHT that causes your hair to fall out. This sensitivity is caused by genetics.
  • Stress causes hair loss. Stress causing hair loss is a myth that is partially true. If you are anxious, strained, or experiencing a traumatic event, your hair can fall out. However, this is a symptom of another condition and not male pattern baldness itself. Odds are, this is also a temporary condition, from which your body will recover from once the stressful events in your life have passed.
  • Poor blood circulation causes hair loss. Skin and Scalp Restoration Clinic in Dayton notes that your hair does need adequate blood flow in order to grow. However, as you lose hair, your scalp naturally needs less blood flow to support your hair growth. Hence, this is another symptom, not a cause, of male pattern baldness.
  • You can grow new hair follicles. This is one of the most far-reaching hair loss myths that Skin and Scalp Restoration Clinic has heard. Similar to the number of brain cells you have and the number of teeth, you are born with a certain number of hair follicles that does not change. This can only change if you invested in a hair transplant, which is an invasive procedure where hair is implanted onto the bald spots of your head.

As you can see from the hair loss myths above, there is much more to male pattern baldness and hair loss than meets the eye. There are a number of contributing factors, mostly influenced by genetics, that causes male pattern baldness. Since everyone is different, it’s hard to say who will suffer from hair loss and who won’t. Really, it’s all in the cards.

HOW SKIN AND SCALP RESTORATION CLINIC IN DAYTON CAN HELP

Skin and Scalp Restoration Clinic in Dayton can help you with male pattern baldness and hair loss by scalp micropigmentation procedures. Scalp micropigmentation works by inserting tiny dots of semi-permanent ink under your skin that fills in your bald spots and gives you the appearance of having hair. Hair loss, especially hair loss caused by a medical condition or by drugs, has been shown to contribute to depression and anxiety. By having a relatively simple procedure performed by our expert technicians at our hair loss clinic, you can immediately gain some relief and begin to feel better about yourself.

HOW DOES SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION WORK?

Scalp micropigmentation works by inserting microscopic bits of ink through a needle under your skin. The procedure is quick, and most patients note that it only feels like a pin prick. Scalp micropigmentation is suitable for both men and women alike and can be used to cover scars as well. The procedure mimics the look of natural hair follicles and the pigment is matched to your hair tone. It is usually done in a few treatments spaced out a few weeks apart to give you a more unified look. There is very little aftercare needed with scalp micropigmentation, the biggest being to avoid the sun afterwards and allow your skin to naturally heal from the process.

The Skin and Scalp Restoration Clinic in Dayton also offers cryoskin, which is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that targets the fat and cellulite in your body for a more toned look. Cryoskin uses cryotherapy techniques to freeze your body’s fat cells in your targeted area, which then causes them to die. Your body eliminates them naturally, which gives you a slimmer look.

When you want to feel better about yourself, give Skin and Scalp Restoration Clinic in Dayton a call. We’ll get you scheduled for a free consultation for either scalp micropigmentation or cryotherapy, so you can be on your way to feeling better about your looks. Contact us today!