Here’s the bad news. The cure to finally end all forms of hair loss may still be years away. Now here’s the good news for the 80 million American men and women who are currently living with balding or thinning hair. There are a number of breakthrough hair loss treatments for men (and women) available right now. Plus, new advances in treatment options including cell-based and medication, are on the horizon.

New Hair Loss Treatments More Widely Available

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Is a minimally invasive option showing effectiveness for hair loss treatment in both men and women. The method for collecting PRP is similar to the procedure for having a patient donate his/her own blood before a surgical procedure. This hair loss treatment is being used as a natural approach to treating follicle damage, hair loss and thinning hair. FUE Hair Transplant Procedure: FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. This less-invasive method of harvesting hair follicles virtually eliminates the look of ‘linear’ or 'stripping' often experienced with hair transplantation.

The Future of Hair Regrowth Treatment

Human Hair-Follicle-Generating Stem Cells: In a new study researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, were able to convert adult cells into Epithelial stem cells (EpSCs). The result, 60% of participants had more hair 1 year after the cell-based treatment. This could mean that someday hair loss treatment professionals will be able to regenerate their client’s hair follicles in the lab and then inject the new follicles directly into their scalp. Drug that Reverses Alopecia: It is not uncommon for a drug used to treat one thing to be then found to treat something else. Case in point. The drug ruxolitinib, which has been approved to treat a rare form of leukemia, appears to have reversed hair loss caused by alopecia. Researchers stumbled upon what may one day be a promising cure, when they discovered three patients taking the medication grew back their hair in five months. This news was the result of a small study done by Columbia Center for Translational Immunology at Columbia University in New York City.  While more research needs to be conducted, this could be promising news for alopecia sufferers.

Finding Answers

As part of National Hair Loss Awareness Month, we encourage you to find out more about the many treatment options currently available to treat hair loss in men and women. If you're worried about hair loss, it's important to consult with an experienced hair restoration professional. To learn more about treating hair loss and regrowth treatment options or to consult with a Capillus specialist in your area click here or call Capillus for more information at (786) 888 6249 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 272-9599.