Regular weightlifting, as well as many supplements commonly used in conjunction with weightlifting, have been shown to increase testosterone levels in the body. Hair-loss experts connect increases in testosterone to increased rates of hair loss.
In addition to the act of lifting weights, supplements such as creatine and protein powders increase muscle mass, but also increase testosterone levels in the bloodstream, leading to heightened production of DHT. DHT is a hormone that can cause hair loss when hair follicles are exposed to it — in elevated amounts and on a consistent basis.
However, weightlifting and the associated nutritional products are not the only reason a person may be experiencing hair loss. Genetics, diet, and other lifestyle habits can all be contributors to hair loss. Therefore, at most, weightlifting and supplement use could accelerate hair loss in those that are already predisposed to hair loss or male pattern baldness.
If you do find yourself as that part of the population that lifts weights and is predisposed to hair loss, or if you are experiencing hair loss for other reasons, there are a wide variety of hair loss treatments available. Some, such as scalp micropigmentation, can help you to achieve a fuller-looking head of hair in less time with minimal side effects.
Scalp micropigmentation works by applying small amounts of pigment on your scalp, thereby creating a fuller-looking head of hair in people that have thinning hair. And for bald men, the process creates a freshly-shaved look that requires no maintenance. This procedure is usually accomplished in 2-3 sessions, and there are little to no side effects both during and following treatment.
Scalp micropigmentation has helped thousands of men across the United States achieve a fuller-looking head of hair. We can work with you to understand your options and come up with a treatment plan that works best for you.