2018—Your Best Hair Year, Ever!
Happy New Year, everyone! Are you satisfied with the way your hair looked at all of your holiday events? If not, we have some solutions to keep you looking and feeling your best as we move into 2018. Many of us woke up New Year’s morning with resolutions for better self-care swirling in our head. Now, it’s time to take action. Here are some simple ways to get the ball rolling in the new year:
Focus on Nutrition—Better Nutrition, Better Hair
Correct nutrition is instrumental in hair restoration growth; just as nutritional deficiencies contribute to hair loss. Malnutrition or disease may affect the hair shaft, resulting in damage and loss over time. Focusing on small, achievable steps that you can make in the new year to improve your diet will ensure that you can improve the overall look and feel of your hair.
Exercise—How Physical Activity Affects Your Hair
How does exercise help reverse hair loss? The effects of the body’s own stress hormone, cortisol, is ultimately very damaging to your hair. Exercise is the body’s best medicine for reducing stress, letting off a little steam, and increasing the flow of oxygen throughout the body, including the scalp. As this increased oxygen flows, toxins are released through the skin and scalp, making way for new, healthy hair to grow. The release of sweat and toxins throughout the body can leave you with a fresh, youthful glow from your head to your toes. Making and keeping consistent steps toward an exercise regime will help ensure that your overall health is improved in the new year.
Is PRP an Option for Me?
Hair restoration is a very personal subject for most. Looking and feeling your best includes being able to sport a lush, full, healthy head of hair. For those of us wishing to have that boost in addition to proper nutrition and exercise, there is PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. In this therapy, a patient’s blood is drawn, processed to separate the platelet rich plasma, and re-injected back into the patient’s scalp. Essential proteins and nutrients are contained in this natural substance that stimulate natural hair growth. Studies have shown that patients undergoing this type of therapy have experienced success with hair restoration.
As we move forward into this marvelous year, having the opportunity to make goals and commit to taking better care of ourselves from head to toe will ensure that 2018 will be an amazing year. You deserve to achieve personal and professional success in this year–celebrate the new you!
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.