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The Future of Hair Loss Treatments

line The Future of Hair Loss Treatments

Hair loss might have been irreversible at one point, but not anymore. The future of hair loss treatment looks promising, with a variety of different paths for someone to choose from when they start their journey.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Also known as SMP, scalp micropigmentation provides a tattoo of sorts onto the scalp to create a uniform, stubble-like appearance. This works well for people who still have a bit of hair because of how well it blends in with the existing hair. That being said, it also works well on its own if applied all over the scalp. Dot Micro in Belfast, Ireland says it can also be used to fill in beards and mustaches.


Perhaps the oldest treatment for hair loss, wigs are more realistic now than they have ever been. Wigs have become more durable, so that they can undergo high heat without accumulating much damage. This allows the person wearing the wig to style it however they please without worrying about the aftermath. This is extremely cost-effective, preventing one person from having to buy multiple wigs each time that they want to change up their look. On top of that, many insurance companies front the cost of a wig if the hair loss is due to a certain condition or medication. 

3-D Printed Hair

The invention of the 3-D printer has led to some pretty creative innovations, one of which is an innovation in the beauty industry. Molds have been designed to create an environment in which hair follicles can take hold and grow. If someone has healthy follicles but no hair growth, they can graft it onto here and then have the hair transplanted once it has grown out some. This has only recently made waves, so it’ll be some time before this method enters the market.

Stem Cell Research

Recent innovations in stem-cell research have led to the possibility of a new kind of hair transplant. These transplants involve a liposuction-esque procedure where stem cells are removed from body fat and injected into the scalp. This is a brand-new procedure, and as such, it has not been approved by the FDA. So far, it’s been successful with both male- and female-pattern baldness, as well as cicatricial alopecia. So while it might not work for everyone, it looks promising for some.

New Pills

Aside from prenatal vitamins and biotin supplements, new drugs are being developed with the sole hope of stimulating hair growth. These pills directly target the hormones responsible for hair growth and provide the proper stimulus so that hair can begin to grow healthily again. Much like stem cell transplants, these aren’t yet approved by the FDA, and should be treated with caution. Having said that, it’s likely that these will be approved and on the market within the next few years.

There are so many ways to combat hair loss. With something for everybody, it’s only a matter of time before worrying about bald spots becomes a thing of the past.