Does The New Growth In Hair Loss Research Help Fight Baldness? – Part 1

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Does The New Growth In Hair Loss Research Help Fight Baldness? – Part 1

How Well Has Hair Loss Research Progressed?

As there has never been even more pressure, having a full and luscious head of hair for the dating apps snaps, Instagram selfies or corporate headshot on LinkedIn, it helps to maintain a youthful appearance becoming a critical feature of the modern life. 

Describing his hair loss as a young man, in his autobiography, the tennis player Andre Agassi describes it as losing the little pieces of the identity. The impact of male and female pattern baldness with anxieties magnified by the digital world, there’s little wonder that has been increasingly linked to several mental health conditions.

According to the founder of the Hair Science Institute, Dr. Coen Gho owns up that little doubt exists when it comes to the different lifestyle choices and pressures when it comes to millennial existence contributing heavily to the hair loss concerns among people. 

As young people come more conscious about their appearance than ever before, he claims that the major contributory pattern is seen is that the people are having serious relationships much later compared to 20 or 30 years ago. As more men are finding a partner in their 30s, it makes male pattern baldness a serious issue tending to begin between the ages of 20 and 25.

Even though the prevalence of hair loss is a fact, this kind of male pattern baldness is sure to affect 50% of men over the age of 50 while for women it is around 50% of them over the age of 65, that suffer from female pattern baldness with a drug probable to stop it is still elusive. 

When it is all about the reasons, we lack the effective way of preventing hair loss that continues to understand bafflingly little about those molecular mechanisms underpinning human hair growth and loss. As it is with each hair follicle on the scalp, which is a miniature organ, following its cycle of growth, regression and finally rest throughout our lifetimes. 

As the age progresses, some of them are sensitive to the hormones on the scalp that notably include dihydrotestosterone or the DHT, that binds the follicles finally miniaturizing them until no longer produce visible hair, and this comes with knowing hardly anything about how this happens or how to prevent it. 

Hair loss is viewed largely as a cosmetic problem rather than a disease and so in the western world there neither industry nor academic funding for bodies spending substantial sums on hair research. 

In the world of hair loss, it is an undoubtedly psychological impact where the sufferers compare it with chronic life-threatening diseases that are incurable. 

While it is all said, there surely is increasing hope that experiencing hair loss as also closer to finding a way to prevent this kind of balding in the first place, many of the scientists and researchers are developing increasingly novel while ingenious ways to replace or regenerate lost hair. 

The Next Generation Of Transplants

Cosmetic surgery is hoping to fill the void where there is no drug to prevent the hair from falling out as over the past two decades the hair transplants mainly taking hair follicles from DHT resistant donor area at the back and sides of the scalp thereby relocating them to cover up bald patches offer new hope for hair loss sufferers. 

The demand in the market is high as the market analysts have predicted the global hair transplant industry to be valued at an exceeding $24.8 billion with the majority of techniques becoming increasingly advanced. A method called partial longitudinal follicular unit extraction wherein extracts of a small portion of the hair follicle is taken. In this method, neither the patient is left with scarring on the back and sides nor there is serious risk along with a traditional transplant procedure removing the stripes of skin grafting them into the bald area. 

It was recently discovered that there is no need for the whole follicle but a very small part that helps produce new hair that is finally transplanted into the recipient area. Without any or with minimal visible density loss, after the treatment, the hairs in the donor area can be cut short. 

Concluding Thoughts

One of the crucial limitation despite such advances is that patients tend to require more than one procedure as they continue losing their hair. Where patients are completely bald, it may also lack sufficient follicles on the back and sides covering the bald areas on top. 



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