Do Hair Regrowth Serums Work?

November 22, 2019 — by Robert True
Tags: Hair Loss

Man putting his fingers through his hairMillions of men and women experience hair loss, so it is not surprising that there is a huge market for hair loss solutions. Individuals suffering from hair loss can find numerous serums that promise to improve the thickness and quality of the hair, as well as promote hair growth.

The doctors at True & Dorin Medical Group in Manhattan often ask if hair regrowth serums work. Our NYC doctors are happy to discuss the effectiveness of hair regrowth serums with our patients, and go over the hair loss treatments that can restore a thicker, fuller hairline for those dealing with male or female pattern baldness.

Will Serums Make My Hair Grow?

There is a popular saying: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That warning can be applied to hair regrowth serums. The unfortunate truth is that hair serums cannot cause lost hair to grow back, or even speed up hair growth for our patients.

The rate at which hair grows is genetically predetermined. The exact rate of hair growth varies from one person to another, but the average rate of growth is about half an inch a month. No matter what ingredients are contained in a hair serum, there is nothing that it can do to change a person’s natural rate of hair growth.

There are various causes of hair loss, but two of the most common are stress and hormonal changes. Either of these factors can lead hair follicles to be damaged to the point that they no longer produce new hair growth. When hair follicles stop producing new hair, that damage is irreversible. So, again, no matter what ingredients a hair serum contains, it won’t be effective at promoting new hair growth.

What Can Hair Growth Serums Do?

Hair serums may provide some benefits. The best way to encourage healthy hair growth is by optimizing scalp conditions. A healthy and well-conditioned scalp can improve the quality of hair that follicles produce.

If hair serums contain ingredients that moisturize the scalp and increase blood flow to the scalp, they can significantly improve the condition of the scalp. So, a hair serum will not increase hair growth, but it may encourage producing follicles to grow thicker, shinier hair. In many cases, this can improve the appearance of the hairline and give the impression of a fuller head of hair.

Effective Hair Loss Treatments

When hair loss is significant, individuals can rely on the comprehensive range of hair loss treatments offered at our Manhattan practice to restore a fuller, thicker hairline. Treatments such as PRP therapy, low level laser therapy, follicular unit extraction, and follicular unit transplantation effectively address hair loss to fill in patches left by thinning or hair loss. Our doctors can help patients find a treatment technique that will best meet their unique needs.

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about the hair loss treatments offered at True & Dorin Medical Group, send us a message at your earliest convenience. You can also schedule a personal consultation with our hair loss doctors by calling (212) 826-2525.