Hair loss comes to people in many forms. There are those brought about by genetics and those that are the result of autoimmune causes. Others can be attributed to stress, illness, disease or medication. Though rare, some are also brought about by nutritional deficiencies.

Whatever the cause, the next step is finding treatment for it. Unfortunately there is enough marketing hoopla in the anti hair loss industry to make anybody’s head spin. This applies equally to all those that come across the numerous advertisements that entice them to purchase certain products or services that may or may not work.

There is one important thing to remember about anything that markets itself to be a balding cure: there is none. As of this writing, there has yet to be a product or service that can completely relieve any hair loss condition. What is possible is to slow down its progression, encourage hair growth and make the existing hair become healthier, and even to use techniques like scalp micropigmentation to permanently cover it up. There may be other benefits though these are the main ones that are usually promoted as a hair loss remedy, not a cure. Being able to make the distinction will go a long way toward tempering the expectations that a person will have toward any treatment that they hope to embark upon.

snake-oilNote that there is more to these remedies than being able to address the condition. While they can provide a degree of value toward alleviating hair loss for a certain period of time, it could also bring with it harmful side effects. This is usually the case when applying or ingesting medication, even if carries with it the approval of the Food and Drug Administration. Minoxidil is one such medication that has been proven to thicken existing hair in the early stages of hair loss though it may also bring about itchiness as well as chest pains. Another example is finasteride, a more potent remedy that can encourage hair growth with continued use. Consumers should be warned however that there are a good percentage of men that experience side effects such as impotency and a low sperm count. What complicates the situation is that these adverse reactions can still be active even after discontinuing the use of the medication. The consumer can potentially be left with his hair slowly being shed, unable to treat it while also experiencing these traumatic side effects.

Fortunately, there are also remedies that can treat hair loss with little or no adverse reactions. One of the best examples of this is a scalp micropigmentation procedure. We’re not talking about bad imitations here. It is a technical process that requires a trained Scalpa specialist to deposit pigments in a certain pre-determined pattern resulting in a semblance of hair. This treatment might be one the fastest, close to painless and most effective remedies in the market today. The results can immediately be appreciated 3-5 days after the final session.

Prospective SMP patients should still be mindful however, where they receive their treatment. It is necessary to ask some basic questions regarding the qualifications of the technician, the method of the procedure, the aftercare and recovery time. Researching for positive feedback of the SMP clinic or facility should also hold primary significance before agreeing to push through with a service. There are a lot of good SMP clinics out there that may easily be located through some effort and adequate inquiry. Performing a reasonable search for such places can spell the difference between a failed or successful SMP procedure, as the video below illustrates.

Scalp Aesthetics is the largest scalp micropigmentation provider in North America. For advice please feel free to contact us.