Rumour has it that applying anti-fungal cream to the scalp can reverse hair loss. In this blog, we take a closer look and discover whether this is the answer to baldness that we have all been waiting for.
A New Way to Regrow Lost Hair?
The idea that hair loss can be treated with anti-fungal cream seems to have emerged around 2012. It is difficult to identify the origins of the rumour but it seems to have spread rapidly via internet forums and word of mouth. The theory behind it is that creams containing miconazole nitrate work to counteract the effects of DHT, a hormone associated with pattern baldness. There are many anecdotal articles and videos from people who have tried this approach to beating baldness. However, miconazole nitrate has never been trialled as a hair loss treatment and whether it is truly effective is unknown . Without extensive testing, it is impossible to know whether this type of cream really works and if it has any side-effects. Doctors say that you should never use a medication in a way that derives from its prescribed purpose. It might have no impact at all on the condition of your hair, wasting time and money that could have been invested in an effective treatment. On the other hand, it could cause unpleasant reactions such as sensitivity and irritation or even make your hair loss worse.
While anti-fungal creams may not be a miracle cure for hair loss, there are many other options available that can help. Vinci Hair Clinics offer a range of clinically-proven solutions for pattern baldness, traction alopecia, alopecia areata and other hair loss conditions. Their solutions include non-surgical Micro Scalp Pigmentation, hair transplants, medication, LLLT, Mesotherapy and PRP Therapy. Vinci’s specialists say that the best treatment for you will depend on several factors. When making their recommendations for each client, they consider the type of hair loss condition and stage of hair loss, as well as personal preferences. This customised approach to treating hair loss allows Vinci to deliver the highest levels of client satisfaction by produce results that meet expectations and look completely natural.