Can biotin help my hair?
Sometimes the health of the hair is affected by vitamin deficiencies. When biotin is low it can cause hair to thin, fall out, break and look lackluster. So what is biotin? It is water-soluble B vitamin that is found in foods like egg yolks, nuts, liver/offal meats and soybeans. It plays a role in maintaining the metabolism and of course healthy skin, hair and nails. Most people get enough biotin from food but others have issues absorbing it so they need a supplement. The daily dose of biotin should be between 30 and 100 micrograms for adults. It can also be given by injections which I can perform should my patients need it for improving the quality of their hair.
So let’s look at how it can help hair? We all know that hair is made up of the protein, keratin so when biotin levels are good the hair is strong and shiny and doesn’t fall out so much. When used in conjunction with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections it can strengthen hair follicles and stimulate growth. Biotin also helps hair improve moisture and elasticity, therefore preventing breakage and reducing split ends. Using injections means the nutrients go straight to the places they are needed and in this case that is scalp and root. Other benefits include: strengthened nails, stable blood sugar and a faster metabolism that help with weight loss. Don’t forget it can help the hairs of the brows and eyelashes improve too as they are also made of keratin.
So if improving your hair is a concern then worry not, I can put together a plan that might include biotin injections once or twice a week. Combined with PRP treatments every 3 months we can give you back a fuller, thicker head of hair.