Hormones are essential for hair growth. The main hormones that affect hair growth are testosterone, estrogen, and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). When these hormones are out of balance, they can contribute to hair loss in both men and women.
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, can help to normalize hormone levels, which can, in turn, lead to healthier hair growth. Read further to learn more about how HRT works and its benefits in hair growth and restoration.
How do hormones affect hair growth?
DHT is a hormone that’s derived from testosterone, and it’s thought to be one of the main culprits behind male/female pattern baldness. When DHT levels are too high, they can bind to hair follicles and miniaturize them.
Estrogen is a hormone that is produced in both men and women. It helps to keep the scalp healthy and stimulates hair growth. Low estrogen levels can lead to hair loss in women.
How can hormone replacement therapy help?
Hormone replacement therapy helps by replenishing hormones that are at low levels. Some of the benefits of HRT include:
- Restoring hair growth
- Preventing further hair loss
- Improving the quality of your hair
- Making your hair thicker
- Bringing back your confidence
How long does it take to see results?
The results of hormone replacement therapy can vary from person to person. Some may start to see an improvement in their hair growth within a few months. For others, it may take up to a year to notice any changes.
Are there any risks associated with HRT?
As with any therapy, there are always risks. You need to be aware of the risks associated with HRT which include:
- Increased facial hair growth in women
- Weight gain
These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. If you do experience any severe side effects, it’s important to stop the therapy and speak with your doctor right away.
Hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective way to help improve hair growth in both men and women. If you’re struggling with hair loss, it may be worth considering HRT as a treatment option. Be sure to speak with your doctor to see if it’s the right choice.
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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) uses cutting-edge endocrinology to fight hair loss and regrow your natural hairline.
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