Hair Loss Treatment with Botox
Hair loss can be caused by many different reasons. It must be investigated whether there is a metabolic disorder in the person. Polycystic ovarian disease, iron deficiency, anemia, hormonal disorders, and stress are the main factors. While the loss of an average of 50-100 hair strands per day is considered normal, the increase in this amount and thinning of the hair as to cause balding area on the scalp is a disease that requires treatment.
Can All Types of Hair Loss Be Treated?
Any type of hair loss can be stopped as long as its reason is determined. New hair formation can be achieved with treatment. Generally, results begin to be seen after 3 months. At the end of 6 months, improvement is achieved by the rate of 60-90%.
What Is the Role of Botox in Treatment?
Botox eliminates two main causes of hair loss. One of these is the narrowing of the vascular walls in the head due to stress and the inability to nourish hair follicles. The other is the Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone, which is seen as the most important cause of hair loss.
Botox also prevents contraction of the vessels by relaxing the muscles in the area where it is applied. Thus, blood circulation in the scalp is regulated and oxygenation increases. This ensures better nourishment of hair follicles and strengthening of hair strands.
In addition, the DHT hormone that is seen as responsible for hair loss is a powerful metabolite hormone formed by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme of the testosterone hormone. The lower the oxygen rate in the environment is, the more DHT is produced. At this point, Botox applied at regular intervals increases the oxygen in the environment and inhibits the formation of DHT from Testosterone, turning Testosterone into estradiol. Thus, an important reaction causing hair loss is prevented.