Can Head Massage Stop Hair Loss?

Head massages and hair loss.

If you’re losing your hair, you’ve probably heard lots of stories and myths about what causes you to lose hair. Some things aren’t true, like the idea that wearing a hat is responsible for hair loss. Some of them are true. For example, there are medications that are used to treat hair loss. There’s a lot of treatments out there and at RHRLI we offer the ARTAS® system, which we feel is the best solution on the market. But you may have also heard that head massage also helps stop hair loss. At RHRLI, we want patients to have the correct information about their options, so we want to examine the relationship between hair loss and head massage.

RHRLI Offers Life Changing Hair Restoration

RHRLI and ARTAS® offer a state-of-the-art hair restoration procedure that can change your life. It’s a minimally invasive hair procedure that uses robotic technology to harvest healthy donor hairs and transfers them to where they’re needed. The result is a healthy new head of hair. When you come to RHRLI for a consultation we’ll take you through every aspect of the ARTAS® procedure. Information is important, so here’s what we know about head massages and hair loss.

What We Know About Head Message

There are doctors who do believe in the value of head massage and there is research that shows some benefits of the practice. “A scalp massage can increase blood flow to the scalp and to the hair follicles,” Dr. Debra Jaliman, Manhattan-based dermatologist told Reader’s Digest. Dr. Abraham Armani, a Dallas based hair restoration practitioner concurs, “Gentle massaging of the scalp can increase blood flow to the hair follicle, the root of the hair, which is the only living part of the hair,” he says. “Massaging works by dilating the very small arteries within the scalp, increasing blood flow to the hair follicle and therefore prolonging the growth cycle of hair.”

A 2016 study in the Journal Eplasty, examined the effects of scalp massage on Japanese men. Each of the nine men examined in the survey received 4 minutes of scalp massage for 24 weeks. Researchers used a mechanical device to conduct the scalp massage. Researchers cultured the test subjects’ dermal papilla cells to examine the result. The results showed that there was an increase in hair thickness after the 24 weeks compared to the thickness observed at the beginning of the study. Critics of the study point out that only nine people were involved in this survey and that more research is needed. Although, there are indications that it can be beneficial. Illinois based dermatologist, Jessie Cheung tells Readers Digest that if you undertake massage, it can be done while shampooing or if your hair is dry before shampooing, “You should aim for at least three minutes if you are working with both hands because that encompasses a large surface area,” Cheung says.

RHRLI and ARTAS® Offer a Permanent Solution for Hair Loss

There are several treatments that can be beneficial to patients with hair loss, but if you’re looking for a permanent solution that won’t involve scalpels and stitches, you can find it at RHRLI with ARTAS®. We can give you healthy hair in a virtually pain free procedure. Contact us today.

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