Facts about hair loss
If you're looking for answers about hair loss, from the basic facts to how it happens, to what you can do about it, you're in the right place. Here you'll learn about the complexities of the hair loss process as well as the science behind it. By learning and understanding the facts, you're taking an important first step to controlling the condition.
The most common cause of hair loss in men and women is androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Heredity, hormones, and age all play a part in this condition. In AGA, the hair follicle shrinks. There is currently no cure for baldness. However, there are some treatments that can help slow down the process. There are two drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to have a positive effect on male balding -- finasteride and minoxidil, and low-level laser therapy (LLLT). The HairMax Laser Comb, from Lexington International, LLC manufactures the ‘only’ medical device that has been cleared for marketing by the FDA and is clinically proven to “Promote Hair Growth.”.
2014 Brings exciting news on hair growth
2014 has seen some exciting news and developments in hair growth in terms of topical medications in the developmental phase to counter balding and hair loss. There is a new product from South Korea called DA-4001 in trial phase which may prove to be superior to Minoxidil.
RCH-01 has been developed over 10 years of scientific research, and safe application in humans was validated during RepliCel’s phase 1 clinical trial. RepliCel has patents issued for hair follicle mesenchymal stem cells and their usage in Japan, the United States, Australia and the EU. RCH-01 is an autologous cell-based hair regenerative technology whereby specific hair follicle cells are isolated from a scalp biopsy, expanded in culture at a cell processing facility and injected back into patients. Continue reading for more exciting news on how RCH-01 works on pattern baldness.
Histogen's Hair Stimulating Complex or HSC is currently being investigated for use as an injectable to grow new hair. It is a soluble formulation developed as an injectable for hair regrowth. The cell conditioned media that comprises HSC is produced by neonatal cells grown under simulated embryonic conditions of hypoxia (3-5% oxygen) and suspension.Histogen is based in San Diego, California. Although they still need to get through FDA clearance and that takes quite some years.
Arthritis Drug results in hair growth!
In a study reported in June 2014, by Yale University, a man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after an unusual treatment by physicians at Yale University. There is currently no cure or long-term treatment for alopecia universalis, the disease that left the 25-year-old patient bare of hair. This is the first reported case of a successful targeted treatment for the unusual, highly visible disease.
Design : Randomized, double-blind, active-controlled study
Investigational Product : Finasteride, minoxidil