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HYPERBARICS (HBOT) and Hair loss

One way that HBOT may be effective for hair loss is by improving blood flow and oxygen delivery to the hair follicles. The hair follicles require a steady supply of oxygen and nutrients to grow and remain healthy. If the blood flow to the follicles is restricted, it can lead to hair thinning and hair loss.

HBOT works by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood and improving blood flow. When a patient enters a hyperbaric chamber and breathes in pure oxygen, the increased pressure causes the oxygen to dissolve in the blood and tissues. This increased oxygen delivery can help to stimulate blood vessel growth and improve blood flow to the hair follicles.

In addition to improving blood flow, HBOT may also have anti-inflammatory effects that can benefit hair health. Inflammation is thought to play a role in several types of hair loss, including androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) and alopecia areata (an autoimmune disorder). By reducing inflammation in the scalp, HBOT may be able to slow down or prevent hair loss.

There have been several studies conducted on the use of HBOT for hair loss, with mixed results. In a study published in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, researchers investigated the use of HBOT for male pattern baldness. They found that after 24 HBOT sessions, patients experienced an increase in hair density and thickness, as well as a decrease in hair shedding.

Another study, published in the International Journal of Dermatology, looked at the use of HBOT for alopecia areata. The study found that after 40 HBOT sessions, patients experienced significant hair regrowth, with an average increase in hair count of 60%. 

While the results of these studies are promising, it is important to note that HBOT is not a cure for hair loss. It may be most effective when used in combination with other treatments, such as medications, Stem Cell and Exosome therapy or hair transplant surgery.

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