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How to stimulate hair growth

A thick, healthy head of hair is synonymous with health and beauty. So it’s only natural that hair loss is often accompanied by a loss of self-esteem.

Hair loss (or alopecia) has a variety of causes and can affect both men and women. Whether your hair loss is hereditary, related to a more complex underlying health condition or the result of bad habits, there are things you can do to improve the situation. Here are some tips to help you.

How to revive hair growth

Today, science recognizes that hair is a complex micro-organ that can provide a wealth of information regarding a person’s health. This is why it’s common to see hair loss in people suffering from medical conditions like hormonal imbalances or thyroid disorders.

Poor nutrition can also be the reason behind hair that is fragile, damaged or prone to breaking. Deficiencies in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium or iron, might be at the root of the problem. A B-vitamin deficiency, although rare, can also have a negative effect on the vigor, thickness and luster of one’s hair. And when it comes to iron deficiency, which is often associated with anemia, hair falling out is a common symptom.

We’re often told that it’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. It not only affects our general state of health, but also the health of our hair.

Reduce stress and aggression

Among the many harmful effects of stress on our health, it has been demonstrated that stress triggers the release of the hormone responsible for baldness. Likewise, the use of chemical products like dyes, hair sprays, mousses and gels can damage your hair or aggravate an existing problem. These products tend of destroy the lipid layer of the hair, straighten the edges of the hair cuticle cells and weaken the hair shaft.

Turning to science

Stimulating hair growth with a PRP treatment

While it’s possible to control certain factors that affect the health of our hair, in some cases, reinforcement is necessary. In this regard, a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment may prove to be an excellent option if all your efforts to stimulate hair growth up to now have been in vain. A PRP treatment consists of injecting plasma (from your own blood) under your scalp in order to reinforce the hair and stimulate its growth. This non-invasive treatment produces concrete results:

  • Increase in hair density of approximately 35 percent
  • Stimulation of hair growth (however, it does not prevent baldness)
  • Reduction in hair loss
  • Improvement in the health of existing hair
  • Stimulation of new roots

Are you worried because you’re having trouble growing hair? Don’t hesitate to ask for the advice of a team of experts who are eager to help you. Contact Clinique Jean Gilbert for more information on treatments that could help improve your quality of life!

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