Dealing with high blood pressure is never fun. Not only can the medical situation be cumbersome to navigate on its own, but many medications also have unforeseen side effects. For example, several high blood pressure medications may cause hair loss, including:
- enalapril (Vasotec)
- lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)
- captopril (Capoten)
These medications are known as ACE inhibitors and they are very effective at reducing blood pressure without many harmful side effects.
But hair loss from these and other medications can be frustrating. It is not as if you can simply not take them because you are losing some hair.
High blood pressure is known as “the silent killer.” Many people do not even know they have it until they have a medical emergency like a stroke or other cardiovascular event. High blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, and you simply cannot ignore it and hope it will go away.
High blood pressure can lead to decreased blood flow to the heart, which can lead to heart disease, including a heart attack and heart failure. In people with diabetes, high blood pressure can increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. So you have to stay on the blood pressure medication.
But what can you do to mitigate the hair loss?
There is another way.
Hairline Ink has pioneered a solution for hair loss called scalp micropigmentation. It involves injecting pigments into the scalp that look just like hair. It involves using very specialized equipment and a thorough knowledge of pigments and techniques to create a dimensional look to your hairline.
At Hairline Ink, we use the most cutting edge technology in the business, including a special computer-controlled system that effectively reproduces the look of your own hair. Our practitioners are the best in the business, and our primary business is scalp pigmentation. We also can camouflage scars on your scalp using similar techniques.
Scalp micropigmentation is a relatively painless way to remedy any hair loss from lisinopril and other medications. It looks natural and it is also permanent.