The scientific term for hair loss is alopecia. It affects men and women alike and has spawned a variety of hair-growth or hair-replacement products that often do not perform as advertised. Recent advancements in micro-current electrical stimulation (MCS) might change all of that
Alopecia is classified as a disorder that affects hair follicles and stops them from producing hair. Genetics, medical conditions, and hormonal changes commonly cause alopecia.
The hair loss might be just on your head or might affect your entire body. It also might be permanent or temporary. Anyone could lose a head of hair, but men tend to much more often than women.
Electrical stimulation using micro-currents helps to grow more hair. A regenerated hair follicle could produce hair that is full and natural.
How MCS Helps to Stimulate Hair Growth
MCS uses very low-level electrical currents to target very small parts of the body, like hair follicles. MCS does not create an electrical shock or send strong electrical waves through parts of the body.
Instead, MCS stimulates highly targeted areas by flooding them with very low-level electrical currents. That can help to regenerate seemingly dormant hair follicles.
Scientific studies show a direct correlation between hair growth and the presence of proteins in the hair follicles. The MCS treatments use a very low level of electrical current to stimulate the proteins that in turn stimulate the follicles to produce hair.
Tests on lab mice have proved to be very promising. Clinical trials on humans likewise might show strong promise at stimulating natural hair growth with MCS treatments.
MCS Hair-Growth Treatments Might Become Available Soon
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just two approved medicines for hair growth restoration. Minoxidil and finasteride are the only FDA-approved drugs for promoting hair growth.
The science behind MCS is sound and makes it well worth the effort to undergo electrical stimulation of the hair follicles to promote natural hair growth. Unfortunately, the potential treatment is not available yet.
Hopefully, that will change soon. Scientific investigation continues to discover how to better use electrical micro-currents to stimulate specific areas of the human body. Low-level electrostimulation could help to regenerate cells, hair follicles, and other very small parts of the body.