New Hair Loss Treatments in Development

WebMD recently sat down with ISHRS' Dr. Kenneth Washenik to discuss the many treatments in the works. “The development of new treatments, including drugs and cell-based approaches for hair loss, is at an all-time high,” states Kenneth J. Washenik, MD, PhD.

At the American Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting in March, various treatment topics were highlighted.

Cell based Fair follicle regeneration - taking cells found around hair follicles and growing them in a lab.

Latisse - FDA approved drug that helps eyelash growth may help hair growth on the scalp.

Combination Therapy - where combining a drug like Latisse and a medication used to treat allergies and asthma. The medication blocks a hormone like substance that prevents hair from growing. This may help with hair growth.

FDA Approved Medications - Medication options like Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia) to help treat hair loss.

At-Home Treatments - Low level laser light helmets and combs are a convenient and easy treatment option

Hair Transplants - This is the best option for some patients and technology today allows for a minimally invasive procedure.

With so many innovative technologies, it's no wonder why more men and women seek help for their hair loss or thinning hair; especially with results being natural looking.

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