Zinc effectiveness against hair loss
9th October 2023

Zinc for hair loss: Is it really effective?

Hair loses an average of 100 hairs per day, and we should not worry about it since it is normal. However, there are often times when we notice greater hair loss that affects the volume and density of the hair. When this happens we usually look for the food supplement that gives us a solution to that hair loss. One that has been talked about a lot is zinc for hair loss, but does it really work?

En Hospital Capilar We are specialists in medicine and hair transplant in Spain. Today in our blog we tell you everything you need to know about zinc for hair loss. Do you treat alopecia? Does it help stop hair loss? All information below!

What is Zinc?

Zinc is a mineral that we can find in multiple foods. Its regular consumption is recommended since it is an essential nutrient that is not stored naturally in the body, but we have to consume it regularly to avoid nutritional deficiencies.

Foods that contain good amounts of zinc are soybeans, vegetables such as spinach, oatmeal, lentils, shellfish and fish, among others. Daily consumption of zinc is recommended, as it helps the immune system, promotes development and growth and is involved in certain metabolic processes, among many other properties.

Zinc helps stop hair loss: Truth or myth?

When it comes to zinc for hair loss, the truth is that it is an essential nutrient that also favors capillary health by strengthening the hair making it look healthier.

But is it true that zinc helps stop hair loss? According to our medical equipment, it does help treat hair loss in cases where hair loss is due to a deficiency of this nutrient in particular. It is proven that diet and hair loss are related and, when the necessary amount of zinc is not consumed, the hair can weaken by altering the hair life cycle. In these cases, the hair goes into the telogen phase, detaching itself from the hair bulb and falling.

Does zinc treat alopecia?

Another key question to understand the properties of zinc for hair loss is whether it is capable of treating a alopecia. The answer is no.

Zinc does not serve as a treatment for the different types of alopecia, since these usually have hormonal, genetic or immune origins. Therefore, consuming zinc in isolation will not stop us from losing hair. In these cases it is necessary to go to a specialized hair clinic to treat alopecia.

How to stop alopecia: hair treatments

En Hospital Capilar we are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of alopecia and hair loss. At our offices in Madrid, Murcia and Pontevedra you will find a team of hair transplant doctors highly qualified and experienced.

Once you have made a capillary analysis, the medical team determines which is the best hair treatment for your particular case. Thus, there are several that we can resort to.

Hair Redensification Treatment

El Hair Redensification Treatment, or HRT, consists of mesotherapy dermoinfiltrations in the scalp with drugs adapted to the patient. In this way, it is possible to stop hair loss due to alopecia and improve its quality.

Capillary Regeneration Treatment

El Capillary Regeneration Treatment, or CRT, is another of the maintenance treatments available in Hospital Capilar. It consists of extracting the patient's own blood, which is centrifuged, separating the platelets from the rest of the blood components. These platelets contain rich growth factors and, therefore, they infiltrate the scalp, thus promoting hair regeneration.

Hair transplant in Spain with FUE technique

Hair treatments without surgery are the best ally to stop hair loss and make it healthier. However, the only way to recover hair lost due to alopecia is with a hair implant.

With extensive experience in hair grafting in Madrid, Murcia and Pontevedra, in Hospital Capilar We perform hair surgeries with the FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction) This is an outpatient technique, minimally invasive, by which the follicular units are extracted from the donor area, the one that is not affected by alopecia, to implant them in the hairless area.

The results are given a year after the intervention, although the first changes can be seen already at 6 months. To obtain optimal results, it is essential to comply with a good hair implant postoperative.

Hair mesotherapy in Spain

Take care of your hair in Hospital Capilar

En Hospital Capilar We are experts in hair medicine. You can request your free diagnosis at our hair clinics in Madrid, Murcia and Pontevedra. Take the step to change with the best medical team!