It’s a common problem that many men and women deal with. We’re talking hair loss! And just as common as hair loss are all the myths about it. We’re here today to talk about 3 common myths and the actual truths behind them.
1. Only Men Suffer from Hair Loss
We often hear about men going bald or losing their hair as we age when in fact, hair loss happens quite frequently to women as well. It is true that androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness) does tend to affect men more frequently and severely than women but other types of hair loss occur more often in females. These types of hair loss include frontal fibrosing alopecia, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia and traction alopecia. The first two are medical conditions that tend to be genetic with traction alopecia being caused by habits and styling products that put a lot of pressure on the hair.
2. Hair Loss is Genetic
Speaking of genetics, most people think it is the only cause for hair loss. While some forms of hair loss, such as those we referenced above, due have genetic components, it’s not always the cause for hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can lead to hair loss, medication use, lifestyle, stress and multiple factors that can contribute to hair loss or thinning.
3. Topical Product and Creams will stop hair loss
There is some truth to this but don’t be fooled by most of the products marketed today. The only two topical treatments that can slow and stabilize hair loss are minoxidil and topical (or oral) finasteride. They are best when combined together and can stabilize hair loss but will not bring back hair that is completely gone. Once a follicle has gone completely dormant, the only way to bring hair back to that area is with a hair transplant procedure.
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