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Published on September 21st, 2018 | by beauty international

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Is the Hunt for a Baldness Cure Coming to an end?

With millions of men and women in the UK affected by hair loss, demand for a “baldness cure” is extremely high.

The dreaded Pattern Baldness, known medically as alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss with men. Its estimated, more than 60% of all men and 40% of all women over the age of 50 and will be affected by pattern baldness or hair thinning to some extent–which is thought to be inherited. Despite some promising studies over the years, many do not make it beyond the research lab. Most don’t part with their hair willingly—American males collectively spend $1 billion a year desperately trying to hang onto those locks.

However, this could finally be coming to an end…

Currently only two drugs – minoxidil and finasteride – are available for treatment of male-pattern baldness. However, both options have moderate side effects and often produce disappointing hair regrowth results, many researchers have said. In addition to this, if you want to continue with the benefits of the medication, you will have to keep taking it permanently. This is a commitment, financial and otherwise, that most people either choose, or are forced, not to make. The only other option available to patients is hair transplantation surgery or wigs.


Myths About Baldness

1. If you want to hang onto your hair, stay away from gel and hairspray.

False. No need to forgo the products—they don’t cause balding, and neither does shampoo, washing your hair frequently, or dandruff. But some men tease their hair and use curling irons, which could speed up the process. It’s the over-mechanical utilization of hair that can be problematic

2.  If you’re balding, you’re old.

False. In fact, on the contrary, hair loss can strike in the teens and is common among 20- and 30-year-olds. The earlier it begins, the more severe it will likely become.

3. Once you start to lose your hair, there’s no going back

False. Though the research that was undertaken using scalp tissue in a laboratory, scientists behind the discovery of this possibly life-altering chemical; say it has the power to stimulate hair growth in humans.


They could be on the cusp of effectively treating hair loss!

According to Professor Paus, however, his latest discovery is “not far at all” from being applied in a clinical context for hair loss.

To achieve these results, the scientists tapped into an ancient chemical pathway found in hair follicles that allowed them to both slow down the death of these precious structures and promote their growth.

 

“A very small, short and preliminary clinical pilot study performed by an independent CRO  in 20 female volunteers with topical Sandalore has already suggested a reduction of daily hair loss.”

 

Now, the researchers have a larger scale, professionally controlled clinical trial underway, and they expect to see results by the beginning of next year.

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