What’s clear is that identical thing happens in aging men and women.
The anagen stage of hair growth gets shorter, and the resting stage gets longer.
The result. Hair follicles get smaller. It’s a well today, Americans spend $ 800 million on hair restoration surgery. So there’re good reasons this kind of technology will move forward. And so it’s, Therefore if this all sounds futuristic. In such cases, hair growth can be encouraged by addressing the underlying problems. Remember, let’s say, the hair loss is typically temporary, when the cause is nutrient deficiency or stress. Actually, genetic hair loss says Emmanuel. Scarring can be caused by chemical hair styling services or a huge poser Emmanuel sees with many African American women who are ‘hairloss’ sufferers. It’s an interesting fact that the most important thing someone interested in surgery can do, says Kobren, is homework.
Similarly out of fashion are ‘flap type’ procedures, where a flap of hair from a ‘hairbearing’ area is partially removed, swung around, and attached to a frontal area. Aging women have a similar problem. Those new treatments aren’t nearly ready for prime time, like the cure for cancer. On top of this, alopcia areata ain’t associated with a more serious condition known as cicatricial alopecia, in which the immunity attacks the stem cells in the bulge of the folicle. Women with genetic or autoimmune related hair loss have very few options for hair regrowth, says Kobren. Men with geneticallydriven hair loss have more options for hair regrowth, continues Kobren, thanks to a drug called finasteride, that is marketed as Propecia by the pharmaceutical giant Merck. Actually, it works only for men. The actual question is. Why?
It keeps the male sex hormone testosterone from forming its DHT ‘byproduct’. Kobren founded a group, the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons. Holy Grail of ‘hair loss’ treatment is getting shutdown follicles to regenerate. Already they’ve made a major breakthrough. That’s what Cotsarelis’s lab is working on. Kobren believes that two other emerging therapies hold promise. Certainly, loads of other miracle cures like thickening shampoos or standing on your head are nothing more than snake oil, says Kobren.
Kobren encourages women interested in using minoxidil to buy it ‘over the counter’ to save money. One aftereffects of Propecia can be loss of libido. Forty percent of hair loss sufferers are women, and the phenomenon can be particularly devastating for them. Hair loss in midlife is expected and they can still be seen as attractive, says Kobren, with men. One person may lose hair being that a mix of stress and a recent surgery or medications. I’m sure you heard about this. Sometimes the cause is a combination of factors. You see, hair follicles live just below the top layer of the skin.
Contrary to popular belief, notes Kingsley, genetic hair loss probably is not tied to your mother’s father. Latest research indicates girls follow mother’s father, boys follow father’s father, says Kingsley. These ‘self renewing’ cells divide, when they get the right set of chemical signals. Needless to say, they don’t divide like normal cells, in which both halves become new cells that split and developing. Only one the follicle half stem cell does that. Therefore, that’s where follicle stem cells live.