Japanese Researchers Found a Brilliant Method of Cure for Baldness
A cure for baldness may have been found In Japan: big relief for those dealing with baldness. While no treatment can revive hair growth, this brilliant research is promising new products within 10 years.
Japanese researchers have announced that they have developed a method of very rapid growth of hair follicles. We could soon say goodbye to baldness or to remedy hair loss due to chemotherapy or certain diseases.
Their study uses two types of cells placed in small silicone containers to cultivate "hair follicle germs", the source of small cavities where the hair is born and nourished.
Led by Professor Junji Fukuda of Yokohama National University, the Japanese team managed to cultivate 5,000 of these "germs" in a few days.
This method is presented as a big step in comparison to the existing laborious techniques that manage to create just fifty of these "germs" at a time.
Tests on humans are not planned for five years but researchers are convinced that this technique could be used to reconstitute abundant locks. It could also help people with cancer and chemotherapy or suffering from diseases that cause hair loss, said Fukuda, whose work was published in the journal Biomaterials.
"Specialized clinics often use neck hair to plant it on the bare front, the problem is that it does not increase the total volume of hair," said Fukuda.
Existing drug therapies can slow down hair loss but do not necessarily reverse the process, he said.
What are the causes of baldness?
The most common type of spot baldness is called "androgenetic". Baldness, above all, is linked to an excess of male hormone, and depend on the genetic heritage of each man.
The other most common type of alopecia (baldness) is "diffuse" or "acute", and may be due to excessive stress, severe dietary deficiencies (especially iron), hormonal disorders or metabolism ( the thyroid, for example) but also to some treatments, like chemotherapy. Some skin diseases or bulb inflammations (such as excess film, for example) may also explain baldness.
Are there treatments available now?
All proven treatments for baldness are used to slow down or, at best, stop hair loss, and only if it is not too advanced, but no treatment can push them back.
To naturally strengthen your scalp, try a varied diet, rich in copper, zinc, silicon, B vitamins and essential fatty acids. Then avoid "dry" shampoos, mousses and gels, which attack the scalp. Look for shampoos with neutral ph and don't rinse with really hot water. Protect your hair from the sun when you can.
At the pharmacy, you can also get lotions or dietary supplements - which get varying reviews. The Figaro Health has identified a few that might help.
With a prescription from your doctor, you can also opt for a drug treatment, based on minoxidil and finasteride for example, two treatments that act on the causes of the disease. But beware: these treatments are not devoid of side effects, like a possible loss of libido or the appearance of a depression for example .
All these treatments could, however, become totally obsolete within ten years if this revolutionary new product to treat baldness makes it to the shelf.
If you are treating baldness, please let us know in the comments section below what works and what doesn't work for you. Your comments may help other people who seek the cure for baldness.