How many many years absent do you believe we are from creating a treatment for hair-loss?

Query by Mickey: How several a long time absent do you believe we are from creating a treatment for hair-reduction?

I failed to say it was….a heal does not have to be for a disease.

Greatest response:

Response by Betty
hair decline is not a disease.

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  1. mildred f

    This is something men want and there is a preponderance of men as doctors. That’s why it is receiving any attention. Would not do anything about it if it were me.

  2. As for not doing anything about it, from a female perspective,.. is rather selfish. If women had hairloss at the rate of men I do believe women’s attitudes would be quite different on the subject. Further there are quite a high number of women who do suffer from hairloss.

    Losing one’s hair , for many, is a great psychological battle. If will be cured in time,.. as it is a real problem for 50-60% of men at a young age (under 40) and nearly 100% to some degree as they age. Women in their 50’s and 60’s have a hair loss issue of 50%.. it is not a male only issue. The differentiation is the typical alopecia females suffer is general diffuse and does not generally cause large bald spots. Whereas with men, the conversion of testosterone to DHT causes susceptible hair follicles to , over time, thin and stop producing anything but microscopic sized hairs.

    If this were a “non issue”, and a male only problem it wouldn’t be a 4 Billion dollar a year industry in mostly ineffective products.

    Currently hair transplants from donor hair that (on one’s own scalp) that is/are not susceptible to DHT are the only successful treatment. One can use DHT inhibitors such as propecia and it’s derivatives.. but this just slows the rate of hair loss but does not stop it and has many side effects.

    Anyhow, there is no definitive answer to your question. We have been researching hair loss cures for 50+ years.. typically any new promising results from research give a denotation that a cure will be available within 5-10 years.. but they have yet to pan out.

    I would say that conservatively , .. we will have a plausible cure within the next 15-25 years. There are dozens of promising ‘cures’ in various stages of testing/research and trials.. but at this point no one should get their hopes up if the history of such medical trials serves as a measure.

    Some people get on with balding with little distress.. but balding really effects both men and women alike and for good reason. It is an alteration of their looks that is immensely dramatic. Those who dismiss this as vain and just part of aging should walk a mile in these peoples shoes. For the men (and women) who embrace hairloss and embrace a new identity of baldness.. great. Though for a vast majority it is never this easy although most of such men just don’t admit how much it troubles them.

    There are many men in their early 20’s who are balding considerably.. this defeats any notion of a natural part of ‘aging’. Further, there are more cases than you might realize of teenagers who are balding and/or are bald.

    Here’s to a cure sooner than later.