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Hollywood’s Latest Tricks for Hiding and Treating Men’s Hair Loss

added 3rd July 2017

A piece in the Hollywood Reporter magazine has exposed the film industry’s latest tricks for hiding and treating hair loss in men.   Whilst the usual pharmaceutical methods of preventing hair loss remain popular, men are keen to explore additional therapies to use alongside these products.   PRP is a trendy choice and, despite being Read More

Research Project Confirms Most Effective Male Hair Loss Treatments

added 9th May 2017

Thanks to a new hair loss research project in Canada, the efficacy of the only clinically-proven treatments available for male pattern baldness have been confirmed.   Whilst every day seems to herald a new news story about the possibility of an innovative cure for hair loss, the reality is that no new hair loss medications Read More

Male Pattern Hair Loss and It’s Relationship With Testosterone Levels

added 7th April 2017

Male pattern hair loss is an inherited condition that leads to a genetic sensitivity to the testosterone by-product, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT clusters around the hair follicles located around the top of the scalp and hairline in those affected, causing thinning hair, hair loss and baldness over time.   One factor in the biology of androgenetic Read More

Topical Finasteride Male Hair Loss Treatment Gets Clinical Trial

added 9th March 2017

At present there are two hair loss treatments approved for addressing androgenetic alopecia in men. One is a topical solution called minoxidil and the other is an oral DHT-blocking tablet of 1mg finasteride.   Propecia – the first brand name for finasteride 1mg tablets designed to treat male pattern hair loss – was released in Read More

Alopecia Universalis Tofacitinib Study Regrows Hair for Bald Man

added 22nd November 2016

In the latest study into using JAK inhibitor drugs to treat various forms of Alopecia Areata, a patient has managed to regrow a large amount of hair despite having Alopecia Universalis. He was part of a small clinical trial at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, investigating the use of oral tofacitinib for Read More

Extract of Chinese Mallow Seed May Reduce Hair Loss Naturally

added 18th April 2016

Korean researchers have found that an extract taken from seeds of the Malva Verticillata plant, better known as Chinese Mallow, is ‘a good candidate for treating hair loss’.   A relation of the hibiscus and popularly drunk as a tea, Chinese Mallow is currently used in traditional medicine as a natural remedy for renal disorders Read More

Japanese Scientists Develop Artificial Skin That Can Grow Hair

added 11th April 2016

Japanese scientists have made a major breakthrough that could have serious ramifications for people with hair loss, particularly those with baldness caused by the likes of Alopecia Universalis and Cicatricial Alopecia.   By using stem cell technology and IPS cells as well as the Wntb10b signalling molecule, researchers at Kobe’s RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology have managed to create lab-grown Read More

Eyelash Growth Drug Bimatoprost Trialled as Hair Loss Treatment

added 6th April 2016

A new, one-year clinical trial has been announced by the American pharmaceutical company Allergan Plc, formerly known as Actavis Plc, which will further investigate the drug bimatoprost in relation to male pattern baldness.   The company had previously looked into this potential area of development in 2013 but part way through the study, despite impressive lab Read More

One Time Body Fat-Based Injection May Treat Genetic Hair Loss

added 30th March 2016

Maxwell Aesthetics of Nashville, a Tennessee-based plastic surgery clinic, has filed a clinical trial notice advising of its proposed study into a novel solution to genetic hair loss.   The American company intends to use a single, one-off injection comprising elements of adipose (body fat) that have been taken from each of the volunteers it plans to recruit, then modified, to Read More

Over Half of African-American Women Hit By Hair Loss Says Study

added 23rd March 2016

An American study which delved into hair loss in black women uncovered some surprising information, not in terms of how many had or still do experience some form of shedding, but the primary cause.   Dr Yolanda M. Lenzy, FAAD, a dermatologist and clinical associate at America’s University of Connecticut, worked with the Black Women’s Read More