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Common Myths About Hair Loss/Restoration

National statistics show that over 50% of men 50 and older have some type of hair loss in Palo Alto, and it’s this type of need that’s driving the hair loss industry to such success. However, despite many men making substantial investments into hair restoration, some aren’t happy with the results. This isn’t necessarily the fault of the hair loss industry, but caused by myths and unrealistic expectations. 

Because of this, one of the first things that men should do when thinking about hair restoration is doing their research on the different options out there, as well as what could potentially be causing their hair loss in the first place. In a lot of cases, taking this time to clear the air can help men both take better care of their hair, as well as find options that are most likely to give them positive results. Let’s take a closer look.

Hair Restoration

In some cases, existing myths are generated out of things from the past. For example, when they were first developed, some hair restoration procedures, like a robotic hair transplant in Palo Alto, were easier to pick out. However, at this point, the technology and craft in hair restoration has grown by leaps and bounds. There are many great restorations options out there that have helped men restore their hair. 

However, like any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to mention that quality and professionalism counts for a lot. So, when you are looking at different providers for hair restoration procedures, you want to take a close look at the credentials and experience of each member of the team. Remember, most hair restoration procedures are done with several professionals working together, and you want to have the best on your side. With this said, with a skilled team behind you, your hair transplant in Palo Alto can look both effective and natural.

Another thing men need to understand is how feasible, or not feasible, it is to slow down the clock on hair loss. The bulk of hair loss in men is caused by a process called miniaturization. This happens when dihydrotestosterone (DHT), triggers a change in hair molecules. Generally, this means that the hair starts to grow for shorter and shorter periods, leading the hair to become weak and small. At this point, it must be mentioned that there’s no way to actually stop miniaturization from happening. Early intervention is the best option.

With that said, there are options to handle balding when it starts, like using certain medications or hair transplant surgery in Palo Alto.

On the topic not of balding hair, but greying hair, a lot of people fall into the trap that pulling out a grey hair means that they will end up growing more. Not necessarily, but that doesn’t mean it’s something that you should do. Repeated pulling of hair out of the same follicle leads to a condition called traction alopecia. This means that the trauma of pulling the hair scars the follicle to the point where the hair stops growing. Some people do this intentionally with eyebrows, but you want to avoid doing it on your head. However, once or twice, it shouldn’t lead to any problems.

Another thing that people should discuss when it comes to hair restoration is the role of natural supplements. While there’s a wide variety of different situations that natural supplements can help with, science doesn’t seem to show that hair loss is one of them. As an added note, if you ever plan on using natural supplements for any issue, always make sure you go over it with your doctor or medical professional first.

Hair Loss

With some of the myths of hair restoration addressed, let’s talk about some of the myths regarding hair loss. Some of these may seem rather silly, others make sense on paper, but not in practice. As a start, many people think that stress can lead to hair loss. In theory, it makes some sense. After all, we have plenty of scientific evidence showing that stress is linked to a variety of bodily issues. As things turn out, though, that doesn’t apply to hair loss. Part of the confusion stems from the fact that people can lose hair in extreme stress situations, like after a car crash or in the case of women, after childbirth. However, this is different than the everyday stress of a difficult job, for example.

We mentioned earlier that traction alopecia can lead you to lose your hair, but some people think that something as simple as wearing baseball caps often can have a similar result. Not the case. In order for a baseball cap to have this impact, it would need to be on your scalp extremely tightly, enough to cause traction or damage. However, at the tightness level needed, you wouldn’t be able to actually wear it. So enjoy your caps during summertime.

Another common myth that’s been propagated a lot is that baldness and hair loss is something that originates from the mother’s side of the family. This simply isn’t how genetics works. Every person’s hair is based off of genes from both sides of the family. However, this does mean that a history of hair loss, on either side of the family, could be a precursor to issues in the future.

To close the discussion, let’s talk about one true fact, and that’s the fact that hair can be damaged, and even lost, due to mistreatment. Processes that leave hair weak and easily broken include aggressive brushing, straightening, and dying. You also want to look at the chemicals around you and UV exposure, as over time, they can contribute to hair loss.

Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.