Scientists Haven’t Found Be-All, End-All of Male-Pattern Baldness
For as long as man has undergone hair loss he has presumably searched for a way to stop it. There are two FDA-approved treatments, but a remedy still eludes researchers.
For many men, the belief that they are a sacrifice of male-pattern baldness can be devastating. Some see it as a sign that they are surrendering their youth and virility and transitioning into older age. And, for the major part of these men, there aren’t many legitimate opportunities available to thwart the onset of this condition, the most common type of hair loss in men. While there are solutions on the market–some legitimate and some not so reasonable–no one has yet to find a cure.
Our scalp’s future may be decided before we are even born.
While there are many types of hair loss in men, the most popular is male-pattern baldness. This kind of hair loss is usually hereditary & can be passed on from either the mother’s or father’s side of the family. It is caused by an enzyme in the body called 5-alpha-reductase that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. This more potent form of the male sex hormone has the adverse effect of shrinking the hair follicles on the scalps of genetically predisposed men. The follicles grow progressively smaller, as do the hairs that grow from them until they no longer produce hairs & the scalp becomes bald.
Not several options available to men wanting to tackle their condition
The only two Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatments available to men with thinning hair are Rogaine (Minoxidil) and Propecia (Finasteride). The first, Rogaine, is a clinically-proven treatment that is applied topically to the scalp once in the morning and earlier in the evening. It was initially used orally to treat high blood pressure but was found to have the faction effect of growing hair and reversing baldness. Scientists believe it works by actually increasing follicles which have shrunken and promoting healthy hair growth.
The second, Propecia, is also a clinically-proven treatment that is taken orally in pill form once a day. It works by inhibiting the production of dihydrotestosterone. It was initially marketed under the name Proscar and was used to treat men with enlarged prostates, a condition is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia that is also caused by dihydrotestosterone.
Both of these treatments can have possible side effects, and each has varying levels of success in halting hair loss and re-growing hair.
There are infinite numbers of non-FDA approved treatments–or promoted “cures”–flooding the market and begging for the money of men willing to do anything to avoid baldness. Regrettably, many of these snake-oil products produce no positive effects on thinning hair & offer nothing but a thinner wallet in return.
Some men opt for hair transplants–many of which can be extremely expensive and visible–while others use toupees or cosmetic products to conceal their thinning hair merely.
What does the future hold in store for our hair?
The future of the fight against hair loss may lie on the shoulders of a method called hair cloning or multiplication. Unlike hair transplants, where only a single hair follicle is transferred from one place to another, scientists would harvest the stem cell from a healthy hair follicle and cause it to grow several new cells. This new harvested group of cells would then be re-implanted into a follicle in a bald area of the scalp where it would begin to grow some healthy hair strands. This hair loss remedy is expected to be available on the market starting in 2016 or 2017.
Researchers are also investigating a process called gene therapy that will attempt to pinpoint the genes most responsible for hair loss and modify them. This is a very complicated process that is still in its infancy, and it could be several decades before this is a viable alternative.
There is one absolute in the future of the fight against hair loss: if a cure is ever discovered men everywhere will be lining up & opening their pocketbooks.
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