Gimmicks VS Real Hair Loss Treatments

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When you begin to lose hair, you become desperate for a cure. Companies know this and will capitalize at every turn on your misfortune. Luckily, Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center has the down low on what treatments are gimmicks and which ones actually work. Let us help you narrow down the playing field and help you with your hair loss treatments.

1. Scalp Vacuum

This is clearly a gimmick. People originally thought that by adding suction to the scalp, that it would improve the blood circulation and promote more hair growth. The scalp vacuums originally were very uncomfortable and left you with a red spot on your scalp that looked like a severe sun burn. Over time, they decided to alternate blowing air and suctioning. This did not work and was never effective in the treatment of hair loss.

2. Hot Sauce

Hot sauce is yet another gimmick. This is another older type of treatment that is still making its rounds today. It was originally thought that the capsaicin in the hot peppers would create blood circulation and promote hair growth. They also thought that this method would stop hair from falling out. This has turned out to be false and all this really does is make you smell like a hot pepper. You also might not want to rub your eyes for a while after applying.

3. Laser Therapy

Low level laser therapy is real. It actually helps by circulating the blood and promoting healthy follicles. As this happens, your hair grows. Laser therapy can be done in an office setting or in the comfort of your own home. Give Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center a call today to find out which device will work best for you.

4. Rogaine

Rogaine, also known as Minoxidil, is a topical treatment for hair loss that actually does work. It isn’t a miracle cure, but with other treatments it has been known to promote better hair growth in both men and women. This treatment must be applied to your head a couple times a day and you should stick to the schedule your hair loss specialist gave you.

5. Hair Transplants

Hair transplants are a real form of hair loss treatment. Hair transplants and non-surgical hair grafts are both highly effective treatments for hair loss. With hair transplants, the procedure is done in the office and you go home the same day. The healing takes a couple weeks, but you should be up and moving around and showing of your new hair within the next day or two. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center offers the best in hair transplants and non-surgical hair grafts. For more information, give us a call today.