Have you ever noticed how bald men’s scalps often look shiny? How the skin appears harder and more tight compared to skin elsewhere on the body? It’s not a coincidence. In fact, these characteristics provide valuable insights into the causes of pattern hair loss. Most importantly, though, they could provide the key to reversing androgenetic alopecia and regrowing a full head of hair.
It seems like every week there’s a new ‘breakthrough’ baldness cure. And while the reality often seems to fall short of the headlines, each discovery takes us a step closer to beating baldness. The most recent such discovery is the role of tregs in hair loss. Without these anti-inflammatory immune cells, new hair cannot be formed. This has led scientists to speculate that defective tregs may be the cause of alopecia areata, and raises the possibility of new treatments for other forms of hair loss too.
Copper peptides are found naturally in the body and are a popular ingredient in anti-aging cosmetics. They’re known to activate the body’s wound healing response and release growth factors and stem cells that may cause hair regrowth. There have even been FDA trials for copper peptide-based hair loss treatments. So, can copper peptides really reverse hair loss? And is this a more effective treatment than minoxidil?
As if going bald wasn’t bad enough! Research suggests pattern hair loss is more than just a cosmetic issue. Numerous studies have identified links between androgenetic alopecia and a range of diseases. Perhaps most worryingly, bald men are statistically more likely to suffer from heart disease. The good news is that identifying the common cause could prevent heart problems – and even stop hair loss.
Like many medical discoveries, this one was made by accident. JAK inhibitors – a class of drugs used to treat conditions such as bone marrow cancer and rheumatoid arthritis – have been hailed as a miracle cure for hair loss. However, the truth is a little more complicated than headlines would suggest. Nevertheless, these drugs have great potential to help understand and even cure many forms of hair loss.
Microneedling is a beauty treatment that involves creating hundreds of tiny punctures in the skin. It sounds painful, but this activates the body’s healing response, potentially improving scars, stretch marks, wrinkles – and even reversing hair loss. There are two tools for microneedling: derma roller and derma pen. In this post we’ll look at whether they work for hair loss as well as which tool is best.
When will hair loss be cured? It’s a question of significant interest to many men and women experiencing thinning hair and baldness. At least on the face of it, though, not much progress has been made in the last few decades. But does the future hold more promise? Let’s take a look at what’s on the horizon.
It’s one of the most spectacular celebrity hair transplants out there. Former footballer turned manager Antonio Conte has gone from pretty much completely bald to a perfect – and I do mean perfect – head of hair. How did he achieve such fantastic results? Who created this masterpiece? And how much did it cost? Read on to find out.
It’s one of the most bizarre hair lines in the world. 80s action star and martial artist Steven Seagal was once heavily balding. Yet at some point in the early 90s his hair magically returned. And since then, it’s just got weirder and weirder. Just what exactly is going on with Steven Seagal’s hair?
He’s probably the most famous soccer player of all time. But David Beckham is almost as famous for his hair as he is for his footballing talent. I mean, his free kick against Greece was impressive, but far more impressive are the sheer number of hairstyles he’s had over the years. Becks is obviously a guy who cares about his hair, and if he was going bald you’d expect him to take action. So, has David Beckham had a hair transplant?