We know that if you search online for “alternative hair loss solutions,” you will be inundated with thousands of ads for serums to rub on your head, vitamins, and supplements that will “naturally” grow your hair, and recommendations for hair transplant surgeons in your local area.

To that point, an article that appeared in Healthline suggests 17 hair loss treatments that may help you in your effort to regrow hair. Let’s discuss some of these treatments and how they compare to scalp micropigmentation.

Prescription Drugs

Prescription medication might help you regrow hair. Of course, you will need to seek assistance from a doctor to obtain a prescription, and you should also take a look at the long list of side effects for some of these drugs.

One popular medication has a long list of adverse sexually-related side effects that could go away once you stop taking the medicine. If you stop taking the prescription, you will see a reversal of the benefits within 12 months.

Over-the-Counter Drugs

You have surely seen ads for one popular over-the-counter remedy for hair loss. Unfortunately, many people think that if you can buy medicine without a doctor’s assistance, those solutions are without risk. This isn’t true.

Check out the list of side effects for one popular product. While you could live with a “tingly feeling,” chest pain, rapid weight gain, fast heartbeats, and confusion may be more cause of concern.

Hair Transplants

You may want to avoid taking any type of medication with harmful side effects. One alternative to this may be hair transplants. During this procedure, hair follicles are removed directly from the scalp and transplanted to bald spots.

Even though transplants may be labeled as “procedure,” it is, in effect, a surgery. There are risks to every surgery, and you may need to do it multiple times to get the desired outcomes.

Infections and scarring are certainly a possibility, and the surgery may be painful. Since this surgery is cosmetic in nature, you will certainly need to save up to complete the process.

Natural Remedies

As you peruse the aisles of your local healthcare store, you may see dozens of natural remedies for hair loss. Each one has a corresponding webpage full of anecdotal evidence of how “Pete in Vermont” now has a luxurious head of hair after rubbing or ingesting peppermint oil, onion juice, zinc, or green tea.

While we would never second-guess the results that “Pete in Vermont” achieved from the use of his natural remedy, we also know that many of these claims are not scientifically based.

It’s also important to know that some of these “natural” remedies also include unwanted side effects. Remember, some things grow in nature that can harm you, so be careful of adding anything to your skin or diet without careful consideration.

Of course, some of these remedies to grow hair may work for you without side effects, but they are not overnight fixes. You’ll need to have a lot of patience as you give each remedy time to work. The first alternative treatment you choose may give you limited results in twelve months, but what if that is the fourth remedy you tried? Are you willing to spend several years of your life hoping to find a way to grow hair?

Scalp Micropigmentation

Instead, consider scalp micropigmentation. This procedure is a permanent solution that can resolve so many issues related to hair loss, from giving a complete bald head the look of a full head of hair to helping someone who has spent thousands of dollars on a transplant fill in areas that are still sparse, all without surgery, glue, powders or toxic supplements.

How does scalp micropigmentation work? This technique replicates thousands of tiny hair follicles with a scalp-specific pigment. Within a few days of the procedure, you will be ready to return to life with renewed confidence.

Contact ScalpMasters to learn more about this alternative to hair loss.