Cosmetic treatments for hair loss are one of the most common way people choose to deal with this condition. And, although they are a much more expensive solution than using medication or a wig, these procedures can have amazing results. At the moment, two procedures comprise most of hair transplant procedures – Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction.
However, a new treatment commonly used against cellulite called carboxytherapy could also be a potential way to combat baldness. So, can we use carboxytherapy for hair loss?
What Is Carboxytherapy?
A non-surgical but invasive procedure used to treat stretch marks, cellulite, and dark circles under the eyes, carboxytherapy uses carbon dioxide infusions. It lasts for between 15 and 30 minutes, has no serious side effects, and it is FDA-approved. People usually need between seven and 10 treatments, with each treatment costing between $75 and $200.
It has been effective for many people and a 2016 study confirms that ten women experienced great improvements and reduced their cellulite from degree III to degree II.
Can You Use Carboxytherapy for Hair Loss?
Scientists from Tanta University in Egypt found that this technique can help with both alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia. The study included 80 men split into four groups and found that all groups experienced significant improvements in regrowing hair and hair density compared to the placebo groups.
They also observed a regression of these improvements after a follow-up period, but the patients’ condition was still better than before treatment.
Although it’s still early to tell, we may be using carboxytherapy for hair loss in the years to come. This initial research paves the way to future studies and discovering of new treatment options for different types of hair loss.