The short answer is yes. You may remember several reports from national newspapers and respected websites such as Business Insider.
Will there ever be a cure for baldness? If you are looking for the answer then 2017 brought hope to 7 out of 10 men and 4 out of 10 women worldwide suffering from alopecia, this is a staggering number of people and the good news is that there has been several breakthoughs already including one in November 2017 by Professor Kang-Yell Choi of South Korean University Yonsei although this seems to be a number of years away yet.
There are actually already a number of ways to cure baldness but not all of them are pretty, we’re going to look at a few of them in this article such as:
- Hair Transplantation (Surgery)
- Finasteride (A tablet)
- Dutasteride (A tablet)
- Minoxidil (Foam or liquid)
- Low-light Laser Therapy (Laser)
- Nutritional supplements (A tablet)
- Vampire Facelift (Surgery)
Having a hair transplant involves taking “seed” hair folicles from the back of the head and planting them into the bald parts. This technique has hugely improved over the years, you may recall seeing images of this when the solution first emerged with people’s hair looking like it contained fake plugs instead of real hair. Thankfully, due to the skill of surgeons this technique has been hugely improved and it is now possible to recreate a head of hair that looks natural.
Make no mistake though, this is surgery and there is the possibility of scarring. You also should remember that this is not a technique that will regrow your hair it will simply harvest and move hair from one part of your head to another.
It’s also very expensive.
Finasteride is a pill which is sold under it’s brand name “Propecia”. It works by inhibiting the coversion of testosterone into DHT which seems to affect hair follicles from function correctly.
The pill has limiations in that it has to be taken every day, there is a limit to how effective it actually is and is also becomes less effective over time.
Tests have shown that this pill has proven to be more effective at preventing hair loss to begin with rather than helping to regrow hair once it has already been lost.
This is similar to Finasteride and is sold under the brand name of “Avodart”. It has similar qualities and functionality to Finasteride and unfortunately also has the same limitations.
Here at Minoxidil2U we sell many formats of Kirkland Minoxidil and also Rogaine.
Minoxidil was discovered by accident, originally designed to treat high blood pressure but was soon found to increase the blood supply to hair follicles and therefore provide an answer to the question “Will There Ever Be A Cure For Baldnes?” – arguably yes in the form of Minoxidil.
Clinical tests have shown that almost 90% of test subjects regrew their hair in just 2 months with more success rates up to 4 months. Dormant hair follicles were revived to a healthy state of growth meaning that you will continue to regrow your hair over time.
The down side to this product is that you have to apply it twice a day, however compared to surgery or putting a product in pill form into your body, Minoxidil is applied in a similar way to shampoo in that it is applied directly to your scalp or bald patch.
Low-light Laser Therapy
Treatment is applied through a product developed by Hairmax using a series of Hairmax Laser Combs. Each session takes around 15 minutes of your time and should be undertaken weekly or more frequently.
There is no real evidence to suggest that a natural supplement actually works consistently and most tests being carried out by individuals under their own test conditions.
A Vampire Facelift takes blood is taken from the patient in the form platelet rich plasma. This is then re-injected back into the scalp where the head is balding in a bid to create a new active blood flow in the hair follicles. This is a less invasive form of surgery than a full transplant but you need multiple sessiosn which are not cheap!