Botox – A New Treatment for Hair Loss

Botox is popularly known for busting wrinkles and for other anti-aging treatments. What you probably did not know was that Botox can also be used to treat hair loss problems. According to a study carried out recently, Botox plus a custom vitamin cocktail, when injected around twice or thrice a year could actually cure hair loss.

These injections, administered to the scalp could possibly be effective hair loss treatments and might even be able to cure baldness. This treatment has been tried out and tested by Dr. S. Ourian, Medical Director of Epione, Beverly Hills for around three years or so. His testing was carried out on patients who volunteered to try out the treatment, and Dr. Ourian says he is confident regarding the effectiveness of the injections and will be offering it to his patients.

The brand new hair loss treatment has the same side effects as getting Botox injections. These include bruising, pain and temporary swelling. The cocktail of vitamins added along with the Botox injection helps to stimulate the growth of hair. The vitamins help to improve the scalp area, provides nutrients to the tissues surrounding the hair follicles, reduces tension in the scalp and thus helps to improve the blood flow.

Baldness takes place when your hair follicles shrink so much that they can no longer generate new hair follicles. Hair follicles regenerate once every two to six years – making baldness a slow process. This probably explains patchy hair loss.

Apart from getting Botox injections, there are other hair loss treatments as well. One route of treatment that you can take includes resorting to prescription medication. This will mean taking drugs such as Minoxidil or Finasteride.