Retinoids And Hair Loss

retinoids and hair lossAll of us – especially as we get older – look for ways to help ensure that our hair lasts for as long as possible. We become increasingly aware of the products we put in our hair, perform proper maintenance, and look more into how diet or medication can affect our overall hair health. We understand how certain vitamins in our diet are an important part of keeping our hair healthy, but some are more important than others.

Mostly we get our vitamins through our diets, but there are exceptions – like Vitamin D, which we get through exposure to sunlight. In some instances, people with certain kinds of vitamin deficiencies may require shots. There are also chemicals derived from certain vitamins. For example, retinoids are created from vitamin A. But what do we use retinoids for?

What Are Retinoids Used For?

Retinoids have a variety of uses related to skincare. This vitamin A-derived chemical can be used as a cream or gel as well as in a pill form and varies in strength from over the counter to requiring a prescription. Products using retinoids help fight against wrinkles, reduce inflammation on the skin, and unclog pores, which is why it’s a common product used in fighting acne.

In some cases, retinoids are also used in combating certain types of cancers. When it comes to fighting cancer, it’s always important to consult with a doctor to go over what options are best for you.

Can Retinol Help With Hair Loss?

There is some evidence to suggest that retinol may be able to provide help in specific instances of hair loss. One of the effects that retinol has on your skin is that it can help regulate cell growth, which helps keep your skin healthy. This would naturally include your scalp as well. When combined with minoxidil to promote hair growth, the combination has the potential to help halt some forms of hair loss and potentially help regrow your hair as well.

One such instance of hair loss that this combination has been shown to help with is androgenic alopecia – or more commonly known as male or female pattern hair loss. A study showed that over the course of a year, two-thirds of the observed patients showed some level of hair regrowth from properly using retinol and minoxidil as instructed. That said, the amount of hair regrowth varies by person, and the regrowth you experience may not be satisfactory for your needs.

RHRLI Can Help Restore Your Hairline and Keep It Strong

While some topical remedies are available to help reduce hair loss in some patients and even regrow hair, it just isn’t enough for many people.

They want their old hairline back, and the experts at Robotic Hair Restoration Long Island understand that. In addition to nonsurgical options, Dr. Baiju Gohil utilizes the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System to perform a FUE hair transplant procedure that is minimally invasive and will get you back to your day-to-day life quickly. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help restore your hairline and your confidence.

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