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Is there a cure for baldness?
by James Harris, MD January 24, 2019

Is there really a cure for baldness?

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A true cure for baldness does not yet exist. Some procedures show promise, such as hair cloning, which will perhaps be available as early as 2027. Stem cell procedures are still in the formative stages and currently stem cells cannot address hair loss at all. If you are looking to pop a pill or get a shot and instantaneously regain a full head of hair, then the answer is no, there is no such thing as a true baldness cure, at least not yet.

If you are one of the 35,000,000 men in the United States who experience hair loss due to genetically inherited male pattern baldness, it can have a withering effect on your self-esteem, and you may be in search of a cure for baldness.

Hair loss can make you feel older, less vital and less competitive at work or dating compared to younger, more hirsute men. Worse still, it’s an emotionally loaded topic for men, who are expected to hide their feelings about the loss and “just deal with it.” It’s no wonder that a cure for baldness is considered an aesthetic and psychological Holy Grail. Women aren’t immune either; in fact, the American Academy of Dermatology says 40% of women experience hair loss by the time they are 40.

But does a cure really exist?

Is a hair transplant a cure for baldness?

Strictly speaking, no. However, a follicular unit excision (FUE) hair transplant can sure look and feel like a baldness cure. Unlike toupées, wigs or hairpieces, an FUE hair transplant uses your own natural hair, harvested one-by-one from the donor site (usually the back of the head). Those follicles are then “planted” one-by-one into areas that are thinning or bald.

Our gallery of hair transplant before and after photos is proof positive that the results are 100% natural, permanent and undetectable as a transplant. And with robotic FUE there is no linear scar.

Are there any medications that offer a cure for baldness?

No medications currently exist that will make you sprout a full head of hair. However, FDA-approved Minoxidil (Rogaine®) and Finasteride (Propecia®) have been clinically proven to slow and even reverse hair loss. Furthermore, platelet-rich plasma can also effectively address hair loss in many cases.

What else should I know about baldness cures?

Until an actual baldness cure is invented, a robotic FUE hair transplant is a state-of-the-art procedure that can reverse the appearance of your hair loss. Hair Sciences Center has been at the forefront of hair restoration for two decades, so if a cure is on the horizon, watch this space. You’ll be the first to know.

Contact my clinic for a consultation or ask me a question about your unique situation and how we might treat it. 


Dr. James Harris is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, inventor of patented follicular unit excision technology, published author in the field of hair restoration and an advocate for patient care. He is currently at the forefront of research and development in the field of hair cloning. Learn more about Dr. Harris or read rave reviews from his patients.

 

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