Hair loss is a growing concern among young people, and it is that hair loss, which affects men to a greater extent than women although at an increasingly younger age, has a very negative impact on the self-esteem of the population.
In order to hide early hair loss, there are frequent cases that decide to join the fashion of shaving their heads, an alternative as valid as resorting to surgery. "We consider that shaving the head should be the last option and therefore preventive treatments are recommended, which usually give very good results," advises dermatologist Juan Carlos Vázquez.
Genetics, as the main cause, and psychological alterations are behind the early onset of alopecia, an apparently irreversible trend, according to recent studies that indicate that 60% of the male population over 18 years of age has a high predisposition to lose hair. “In our thirty years of experience, we have verified that the number of cases of alopecia has increased, both in men and women,” explains Vázquez. Regarding the distinction between the sexes, the study reveals that men can suffer it in up to 89%, compared to 16% of women.
At a global level, Vázquez alludes to “studies that show that there are ethnic differences with regard to alopecia: the white race has the highest incidence of baldness, while the black race is much rarer and less frequent. In the case of Orientals, their hair falls out much later than the white race.
After categorically banishing the myth of the relationship between alopecia and sexual potency, the expert believes that the increase in alopecia in women has to do with both genetic reasons and stress, anxiety and hormonal treatments. "It is also true that women come to us more than before and that is why there are more cases diagnosed."
In addition to medical treatments, prevention is the best tool to deal with hair loss. When you suspect alopecia, you have to go to a dermatologist in order to determine the root of the problem and can solve it before it escalates. In general, the dermatological medical treatment for baldness is based on: PERSONALIZED HAIR HYGIENE: It seeks to correct scalp problems and restore the function of the dermal papilla. MINOXIDIL: It is a medicine that is applied to the scalp, but it must be prescribed by the doctor. ANTI-ANDROGEN PROGESTAGES: the specialist may indicate the use of them as they help to stop the peripheral action of testosterone, notably improving hair and eliminating seborrhea. VITAMINS, MINERALS AND AMINO ACIDS: indicated in cases of alopecia due to nutritional deficiency.
When it comes to incipient alopecia, follicle stimulation treatments are usually used, which can be performed through Luce LDE XNUMX laser which generates a low frequency laser light that activates and repairs the hair follicle, promoting hair growth.
NUTS AND OLIVE OIL LOTION
Ingredients: 250 centiliters of olive oil, 8 peeled and chopped walnuts.
Application: Put the olive oil in a glass and add the walnuts. Let it rest for seven days in a cool place. Shake the preparation every night. After that time, smear the fingers with the oil, apply it to the scalp and massage gently. After three hours, wash your hair. This oil can be used three times a month.
Ingredients: 1 liter of water, 150 grams of basil leaves.
Application: Boil the basil leaves in a liter of water for 20 minutes. Then blend the leaves and store the liquid in an airtight jar. Apply daily to the hair roots.
THYME AND ROSEMARY LOTION
Ingredients: 2 handfuls of thyme, 2 handfuls of rosemary, low alcohol (20 or 30 degrees).
Application: Put the handfuls of thyme and rosemary in a jar. Add low alcohol (20 or 30 degrees) to cover the plants. Close the jar and leave the mixture to marinate in the refrigerator for a week. After that time, filter the resulting liquid and apply it daily to the scalp with the help of the fingertips and a small massage. Maintain the treatment until its effects are observed.