Rapid hair loss and baldness is a major problem facing many in India today. This is a particularly worrying for young men and women. This adversely affects their self esteem and may even cause many psychological problems and could even ultimately lead to depression. Almost everyone is looking for solutions to the problem and especially the youngsters. They would almost go to any extent in terms of spending to resolve this problem. We at “Byebye Baldy”, being one of the hair-loss treatment clinics in Kolkata have always tried to keep you up to date with the latest hair loss treatment available in the field. Through this blog we will make you aware about one such major breakthrough in the field made recently.

The latest breakthrough in hair loss treatment

In case you are suffering from rapid hair loss or baldness then you would be happy to know that scientists have some good news for you. A leading science journal recently reported that researchers at UCLA in the US had discovered a major breakthrough in hair loss treatment. This new way is, by activating stem cells in hair follicles and thereby making the hair grow again.

The details in regard to the research made in the field were published in the Nature Cell Biology journal. In their opinion, the discovery could lead to new drugs that help people with baldness or alopecia related to many factors. These include hormonal imbalance, stress, ageing and chemotherapy.

The researchers involved with this path breaking treatment have mainly identified two drugs. These when applied to the skin, would caused a metabolite called lactate to be produced. You must know that lactate helps speeds hair re-growth the activation of hair follicle stem cells, causing new hair to grow. It is inactive hair follicle stem cells that cause hair loss.

According to a researcher involved with the research the idea of using drugs to stimulate hair growth through hair follicle stem cells is very promising. This is considering the fact that millions of people, men as well as women, deal with hair loss.

There are some caveats to the discovery too. So far, the research had mainly been conducted on mince, and the experimental drugs used have not been tested on humans or approved for human use. The lead researcher also feels that the research is only just the beginning for understanding the critical role metabolism plays in hair growth and stem cells in general. She also says that she was looking forward to the potential application of these new findings for hair loss and beyond.


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