Hair Loss Types and Treatments

New Stem Cells Study To Treat Baldness

Possibly Hair Loss Treatment

There have been recent news reports that a private biotech company, Samumed, is also working on a cure for baldness. Samumed specializes in the regrowth of cartilage as well as certain bone parts. Their method of treatment is still in the planning stages but Samumed plans to target specific proteins that scientists feel play a critical role in the development and renewal of stem cells which help develop hair and skin cells. The company hopes that the treatment will help those who suffer from Androgenetic Alopecia eventually be able to regrow some of the hair follicles they have lost. Earlier […]

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Can Consuming Caffeine Give Patients Thicker Hair?

Thick Hair due to Caffeine

An article published back in 2014 in The British Journal of Dermatology discussed a study that treated hair cells, in a lab setting, by exposing the hair cells to caffeine. The study, conducted by Fischer et al., spotlighted the overall effects of caffeine on hair follicular cells. The study showed an increased number of cells in the outer root sheath of hair which is the part that is responsible for the elongation of hair shafts due to the enlargement of the hair matrix. The study investigation team reviewed the total effect of caffeine-studied growth factors in female and male hair […]

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Can Bee Venom Promote Hair Growth?

Hair Loss - Bee Venom

It’s spring and bees are buzzing around the plants and bushes found everywhere at this time of year. Did you know they can actually serve a purpose besides sending you running for cover? The venom from bees might actually be able to help combat alopecia! Alopecia is an issue that can occur in patients of all ages. While there have been studies that show bee venom can be used in the treatment of a number of diseases including MS and rheumatoid arthritis, a recent study was conducted that investigated the effectiveness of bee venom in preventing alopecia. In the study, […]

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Hair Loss Product: Viviscal

Hair Loss medication

Viviscal is a hair loss product that comes in the shape of tablets and is made of AminoMar and a mixture of other nutrients.  AminoMar is a fish protein that is claimed to help hair grow better.  Malnutrition can affect human hair and some microelements like Zinc and other vitamins that are essential to the growth of hair.  However, despite of the extensive advertisement, there is no evidence that healthy people not suffering from any malnutrition of these elements can be helped with their hair growth. The science behind AminoMar, which is promoted by Viviscal as its hair growing ingredient, […]

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Can Arthritis Medicine Cure Baldness?

Hair restoration experts are always working to find new cures and solutions for hair loss. One of the most interesting examples of a new solution happened in the past year to a gentleman named Kyle Rhodes. Rhodes was diagnosed with alopecia areata at the very young age of 2 years old. His hair began falling out in patches and he had lost all of the hair on his head, as well as on his body, by the time he turned 18 years of age. As the years went by, there didn’t seem to be much hope for his condition to […]

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Weird and Wacky Historical Hair Loss Solutions

The techniques available to combat hair loss have evolved over the years to where many people take the current methods for granted. It might be hard to believe but there were ways to combat hair loss before the 20th century. Have you ever heard of any of these weird ways people attempted to combat hair loss in the past? Ancient Egyptians used a variety of cures to help those suffering from hair loss. One of the oddest remedies was a mixture of fats that included tomcat, crocodile, hippo, snake and an ibex AKA a wild goat. Porcupine hair was also […]

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Can a Baseball Cap Help Female Hair Loss?

Laser Cap Used for Hair Loss

Even though hair loss is mostly thought of as a condition that mainly happens to men, there are a number of women who also suffer from hair loss. Many women are embarrassed to discuss their hair loss in public so they don’t seek professional help. However, there is now a hair loss treatment that women can use by simply wearing a baseball cap. The LaserCap LCPRO is a baseball cap that is operated by batteries and includes a special disc inside the dome of the cap. Once the switch is turned on to activate the LaserCap, 200 pulsed lights go […]

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Is There A Baldness Cure In The Near Future?

Can This Cure Baldness

An overall cure for baldness doesn’t exist yet and it might be many years before it actually happens. However, a team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center are taking steps towards finding a cure for baldness. According to research published in Science Advances in October 2015, the Columbia University Medical Center research team has been conducting a number of experiments that show JAK inhibitors (an enzyme-blocking drug) can cause regrowth of hair when it is applied to the skin. What does this mean for patients who currently suffer from baldness? The findings indicate that there is a chance in […]

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