A Revolutionary Cure All for Hair Loss on the Horizon?
Caboki - 2012 Hair Loss Breakthrough?
For all of you follically-challenged folks out there (like myself) who missed what I saw in the news awhile back (this hub was written on 2/8/2008), researchers at the University of Pennsylvania stumbled upon a discovery while trying to regenerate skin with the use of stem cells. While doing this, they had used a now secret concoction (apparently a company who saw a huge opportunity with this, bought the rights to the science behind this discovery) with the stem cells which actually regenerated hair growth on adult mice. This is, at least as far as I've read and heard about, the first real potential overall cure for baldness. They say that in as little as 3 years (2011), this treatment may be available for humans on the consumer market (they're not specific as to how this will be presented to consumers).
UPDATE: Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (article posted 3/21/12) have identified an inhibitor directly related to male pattern baldness, and also in certain instances with women (androgenetic alopecia). You can read the article here: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2012/03/hair/. Now, this is incredibly exciting to me personally. I started losing my hair about 15 years ago, and have fought it vigorously with Rogaine, a Laser comb and Toppik hair building fibers. I have kind of a big head, frankly, so I've never been comfortable with just letting it go. I love Caboki now (see Amazon table, below right) because it really does give you a thicker, fuller look almost instantaneously after applying it (you shake the can over your problem areas, and tiny fibers cling to your hair to give it a fuller look). It clings to your hair better than Toppik does (I've tried both). I'd recommend this highly to folks who still have a bit of hair, and want a fuller look.
So, keep your eyes and ears open, my follically-challenged friends. There seems to be a bit of hope on the horizon.
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Causes of Hair Loss in Men
- Causes of Hair Loss in Men, Reasons for Hair Loss | Bernstein Medical
Causes of Hair Loss in Men, a medical description of the causes of hair loss in men by Dr. Robert M. Bernstein | Bernstein Medical - Center for Hair Restoration
Top Three Reasons for Hair Loss in Women (Credit to Stylist.Com)
- Female Pattern Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia)
This type of hair loss is genetic and can be seen any time after puberty with an increasing occurrence as we age. In fact, 50 percent of all women will suffer from this form of hair loss at some point in their lives, most notably after the age of 40. While this condition may be pre-determined in our genes, certain factors such as stress, medications, the pill or hormones can jump-start the thinning process.
- Telogen Effluvium (Physiologic Shedding)
Mainly seen in women, this type of hair loss is typically related to an underlying cause versus genetics. An excessive number of hair follicles can suddenly stop growing due to pregnancy, illness or surgery. It can also be caused by hormonal shifts, anemia or a thyroid imbalance.
- Alopecia Areata (Allergic Alopecia)
This condition is characterized by the appearance of patchy "bald spots". It can be caused by an allergic reaction within the body or an immune system imbalance. It may be limited and disappear without any treatment, or it may be widespread.
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