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Saw Palmetto –  also known as Serenoa repens, Serona serrulata, sabal, or shrub palmetto – is a plant from the palm family whose fruit extract has anti-androgenic properties.

The substance is already used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. At the same time, numerous medications contain Saw Palmetto in different dosages in their formulation.

Recently, it has also been proposed for the treatment of androgenetic baldness, as a natural alternative to hair transplantation.

By addressing the hormonal imbalances that contribute to hair loss, Saw Palmetto can help promote natural hair growth safely and without the expense inherently associated with surgery.


What is Saw Palmetto?

Saw Palmetto is a natural alternative to FUE hair transplantation and a way of potentially controlling your hair loss.

So, if you're looking for a natural solution to hair loss, Saw Palmetto could be one of the options available to you.


What is Saw Palmetto used for?

Saw Palmetto's properties have been used in the formulation of a wide variety of medications.

However, the treatment in which it is most widely used is benign prostatic hyperplasia, helping to reduce inflammation and infection in the urinary tract.

Still, its properties have been the subject of intense scientific study and development, reason why this substance can be used to treat androgenetic baldness today.


How to use Saw Palmetto?

Before using Saw Palmetto, we recommend an assessment consultation with experts in the field, such as the team you find at Master Group.

This evaluation appointment is an essential step for the correct use of this substance, not only to ensure that it is the most appropriate treatment for your case, but also to become aware of its potential side effects.

Saw Palmetto can be administered in two different ways: orally (tablets) or topically (lotion). The exact way in which the substance works is still unknown, but the main indications point to a form similar to that of Finasteride.

In practice, this substance helps to block the effects of the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase and reduces the blood concentration of the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone).

Saw Palmetto Topical Use

Saw Palmetto Topical Use

When applied topically, Saw Palmetto blocks the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone known to contribute to hair loss.

By reducing DHT levels in the scalp, the treatment can help prevent hair follicles from falling out and promote hair growth.


Oral use of Saw Palmetto

In addition to topical use, Saw Palmetto can also be found in the form of capsules, tablets, or liquid extracts.

When taken orally, the treatment works similarly to topical use, inhibiting the production of DHT. When it systematically reduces DHT levels, the substance can help maintain a healthy hair growth cycle and slow down hair loss.

However, the truth is that, to date, there have been very few studies proving the effectiveness of its use in preventing and treating hair loss. For this reason, its use should only be recommended by a health professional who is aware of its potential effects.


Side effects of using Saw Palmetto

The side effects of using Saw Palmetto are rare but they do exist.

The most common of these effects is some gastric discomfort, which usually tends to be relieved by taking the substance after meals.

In other words, Saw Palmetto has no significant side effects, making it a truly alternative hair treatment, especially for those looking for a more natural approach to treating hair loss.

However, it's always important to remember that individual experiences can vary from case to case and that the results may not be immediate – especially given the need for more scientific studies to support its use.

Book an assessment appointment at Master Group today and find out which hair treatment is right for you.

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