The search for an effective hair loss cure has been going on for centuries. It is almost the ‘holy grail’ of medicine as those who find the cure will indeed be wealthy and make a major contribution to society. The most recent therapies are injecting platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the scalp or stem cells to stimulate the hair follicles to produce more hair. Even these new treatments, while they do work to some extent, are not a permanent cure for hair loss.
A recent discovery by Dr. George Cotsarelis has provided an important piece of the jigsaw to curing male pattern baldness (MPB). In summary, he found that hair loss was associated not with dying stem cells in the scalp but them simply not functioning well.
Further, studies on over 30,000 genes showed that one of the genes known as prostaglandin D2 increases in males who are suffering from baldness.
It is believed that the link between these two discoveries may result in an important breakthrough in the treatment of male pattern baldness.
Prostaglandin D2 is also believed to be responsible for certain bronchial conditions. Many large-scale pharmaceutical companies are developing medicines that treat these bronchial conditions. It is possible that in the future, a topical medication may be developed to treat hair loss. This occurred in the case of Minoxidil. Initially, it was an ingestible drug taken to treat high blood pressure. Then, a topical Minoxidil lotion was created for hair loss sufferers to rub onto their scalps.
Scientists in Australia and overseas are studying how to permanently overcome the hair loss problem experienced by millions throughout the world. More and more, the problem is being understood. There is always hope. The elusive cure may be found tomorrow, in ten years time or fifty years time. We don’t know. In the meantime, we can help you regrow your hair with our effective and unique treatment HFA (Herbal Follicular Activation). Make an appointment today with our trichologist to discuss your options. You’ll be glad you did.