Hair Holy Grail loss treatment is getting shutdown follicles to regenerate.
That’s what Cotsarelis’s lab is working on. Already they’ve made a major breakthrough. They’ve learned how to manipulate these stem cells in the test tube.a lot of us, when we think of hair loss, think about aging men. Furthermore, nearly all men eventually get that receding ‘M shaped’ hairline and thinning hair on the head top, alsofurthermore known as male pattern baldness. It’s called androgenetic alopecia, and it’s caused by a by product of testosterone called DHT.
Accordingly the other currently approved drug for hair loss is Propecia. It works only for men. Now let me ask you something. Why, right? As a result, it keeps the male sex hormone testosterone from forming its DHT byproduct. Eventually, dHT signals shorten the growth phase and lengthen the rest stage of ‘hormone sensitive’ follicles. Similarly out of fashion are ‘flaptype’ procedures, where a flap of hair from a ‘hairbearing’ area is partially removed, swung around, and attached to a frontal area. This can lead to scarring or death or a scalp portion.
Those new treatments aren’t nearly ready for prime time, like the cure for cancer.
They’re coming, promises George Cotsarelis, MD, Hair director and Scalp Clinic at Pennsylvania University. Hair follicles live just below the skin top layer. You have them all over your body except, fortunately, on your lips, palms, and soles.
What’s clear is that the same thing happens in aging men and women. Hair follicles get smaller. Hair anagen stage growth gets shorter, and the resting stage gets longer. Then the result. With all that said… Thin, very short hairs and many follicles empty of hair shafts. One side effect of Propecia can be loss of libido. Considering the above said. It usually goes away over time, Cotsarelis says.