In case you’re wondering what the image above is all about, it’s a figure from a recent hair loss study with exciting results. The research suggests that plucking hair in a specific pattern can make more grow – a finding that could lead to a cure for androgenetic alopecia. It’s a bit more complicated than just randomly pulling hairs, though. So before you reach for the tweezers, here’s the latest on this exciting new science. Continue reading Quorum Sensing: How Plucking Could Reverse Hair Loss
Last month (July 2016) saw California-based biotech company Samumed complete its phase 2 trials for hair loss treatment SM04554. Although the results have yet to be made public, the company gave us an idea of how effective it is in its presentation to the American Academy of Dermatology in March. So, is it the ultimate cure for baldness? Or another disappointing failure? Let’s take a look. Continue reading SM04554 Phase 2 Results: Another Promising Future Hair Loss Treatment
For years, it has been widely accepted that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the primary cause of male pattern baldness. But in 2012, a groundbreaking medical research paper challenged this previously unchallenged theory. Although DHT does play a part, this new research claimed to have revealed the real cause of hair loss: prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). So is PGD2 the key to curing hair loss? Continue reading Is Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) the Key to Curing Hair Loss?
Effective as they may be, current hair loss treatments are only really effective at preventing further balding. A lucky few may experience regrowth, but maintenance is key in the fight against hair loss. For those who’ve already lost ground, hair transplants are an option, but only a finite amount of donor hair will be available to cover balding areas. But a future hair loss treatment promises to address this problem. Hair cloning, and the similar hair multiplication, should provide an unlimited supply of new hair for hair loss sufferers. So just when will hair cloning be available? Continue reading What is Hair Cloning and when will it be Available?
Propecia (finasteride 1mg) has been around since 1997. It’s the most popular hair loss drug worldwide and is taken by millions of sufferers worldwide. However, it doesn’t have the best reputation, with many users reporting erectile dysfunction and other sexual side effects. Many more are justifiably afraid of using Propecia for fear of suffering the same unwanted effects. Now, though, an alternative method of administering the drug promises to deliver the same benefits without the risks. So is topical finasteride a safer alternative to Propecia? Continue reading Topical Finasteride: A Safer Alternative to Propecia?