A New ‘Bloody’ Hair Loss Treatment

Hair Loss TreatmentThose who are well familiar with the problem of hair loss and have tried plenty of available solutions and treatments are impatiently waiting for today’s scientists coming up with new interesting technologies or approaches to hair loss treatment. Since this problem is very common nowadays, currently plenty of researches and experiments are being carried out around the world in order to develop and test new hair loss prevention and treatment solutions. Scientists are trying to find some effective combinations of natural substances and ingredients in order to stimulate blood circulation to scalp and prevent hair loss, or synthesize new components or substances with the properties to support our hair health and reduce our risks to develop hair loss.

The findings about new totally new hair loss treatment approach which has got the name of ‘vampire technology’ was reported these days in most of the health related media. An international group of researchers from the Hebrew University Medical Centre in Israel and the International Hair Research Foundation and University of Brescia in Italy have patented their innovative treatment for hair loss which they are convinced can turn into an effective cure for hair loss. During the experiments, the scientists found out that a solution based on the components derived from the patient’s blood can be successfully used to treat hair loss in men and regrow their hair. The solution should be injected to the patient’s scalp.

The vampire treatment involves taking some blood from patients followed by further processing it in a special device to extract PRP (or “platelet-rich plasma”), the main ingredient of the new hair loss treatment. After that, the received solution is injected to the patients’ scalp, to the particular balding areas of it. According to the scientists, this procedure or using this solution is linked to boosting stem cell producing in the areas right below the scalp, creating a great environment for developing new hair follicles and regrowing hair. Similar kinds of treatments including human blood extracts are already being used in some technologies, especially in some innovative approaches to reducing the visible effects of skin aging, and they are considered especially effective for reducing the signs of aging on hands and face.

To support their findings, the scientists carried out an experiments study involving 45 male volunteers. The solution was injected to only one part of their scalp. At that, some of the participants were given traditional steroid treatment, some were given the PRP injection, and some were given just placebo. Each participant received three treatments, once per month, after which scientists tried to access the hair growth intensity by comparing the treated area with the other half of the head. By the end of the experiment, it became apparent that the most effects were received from the PRP injections which led to more effective hair re-growth compared to the effects of both placebo and traditional steroid treatment. At the same time, further practical studies are planned to find out more about the effects of the created hair loss treatment.

The findings of the study were recently published in the British Journal of Dermatology, and the scientists demonstrated their great pride and great expectations from the findings they managed to receive. “We think it can help to regrow hair on people with androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). We believe it is the best treatment available, apart from surgery,” said Fabio Rinaldi, one of the study leaders from the Italian group of the experts. Moreover, the scientists are convinced that they will be able to improve their technology and make it much more available for everyone in the form of cream which will help to avoid the necessity of injections. With this objective, the work has already been started. The specialists of the British Association of Dermatologists have posted great reviews and demonstrated their great attitude toward the findings of the Italian and Israeli specialists.

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