According to the American Association of problems with hair loss (AHLA), androgenetic alopecia — more commonly known as male pattern baldness (MPB) is more than 95 percent of all cases of hair loss in men.
Some people are really proud of their hair, reports Rus.Media. They love to style them in different ways, to paint, to braid or just use as a way to Express their individuality. For these people knowing that they’re bald, it can be absolutely devastating, but even for those who are less enthusiastic about his appearance, hair loss can be very disturbing — is that there’s no remedy for baldness.
According to the American Association of problems with hair loss (AHLA), androgenetic alopecia — more commonly known as male pattern baldness (MPB) is more than 95 percent of all cases of hair loss in men. At the age of 35 years about two-thirds of American men are prone to some hair loss, and 25% this process begins before the age of 21 years.
Clear of baldness not only for men. Forty percent of Americans who experience hair loss is women, and it is considered less socially acceptable than hair loss in men.
AHLA reports that 99 percent of products sold in the industry of treatment of hair loss and inefficient, so most suffering from androgenic alopecia simply have to learn to live without hair.
Studying the process of hair loss and the hair follicles, Choi Kanyal from Yonsei University in Seoul and his team discovered that those who suffer from this condition, there was a significant amount of protein CXXC5 in the scalp, stops the regeneration of hair follicles. To prevent this, the team created PTD-DMB.
“We found a protein that controls hair growth and has developed a new substance that promotes regeneration of hair, by controlling the function of the protein,” said Choi in an interview with Business Korea. “We expect that the substance will contribute to the development of a drug that not only treats hair loss but also restores the damaged skin tissue”.
Researchers have successfully tested PTD-DMB in mice and after 28 days of treatment, they noticed growth of new hair follicles in rodents. Now scientists are testing the compound on other animals to determine its toxicity. If the tests PTD-DMB will yield positive results, the next step will be trials of drugs on humans.
Despite a promising start, this substance still has a long way to go testing before it can be recommended to people as a cure for baldness. At least there is hope that hair loss will no longer have a devastating impact on self esteem and emotional well-being, and a new method of treating alopecia can allow a person to feel comfortable in terms of their appearance.