Scientists Discover new drug that fights Hair Loss and its results are phenomenal
What several thousand men would give worldwide to hear this magical phrase, A “new cure for baldness”. But now all of these can actually hope to be happy because there is a new cure and it takes just four months for a patient to grow a whole new crop of hair.
The amazing new remedy called Ruxolitinib used as treatment for bone marrow has now proven to be effective for growing hair. That is indeed a miracle.
1 Baldness now a thing of the past
Ruxolitinib works from the inside by reducing the enzymes that stop hair follicles from growing. All it takes is just four months and voila, you have a thick growth on your bald pate. No more wigs and those painful hair weaving treatments. Volunteers who used the drug displayed almost 90% of hair growth. Alopecia or premature baldness will soon be a thing of the past.
Till now Ruxolitinib was under research and being used for malignancies in bone marrow. But study trials returned phenomenal results for its contribution to hair growth. According to scientists the discovery could benefit thousands of people suffering from Alopecia worldwide.
2 Targets enzymes that cause hair loss
Ruxolitinib targets those enzymes which inhibit hair growth. Called a JAK inhibitor it has a performance level of 90%. The lead researcher of the study Dr Julian Mackay –Wiggan from Columbia University’s Medical Center stated, ‘Although our study was small, it provides crucial evidence that JAK inhibitors may constitute the first effective treatment for people with alopecia areata”. She went on to say that the new discovery was significantly encouraging for those coping with the traumatic effects of Alopecia.
The results of the study relating to the new cure for baldness were extremely positive with the medication inducing a high rate of remission in the disease. However Doctor Julian also suggested that maintenance therapy would be needed.
3 Alopecia attacks both men and women
Alopecia Aeata is one of the most common causes of hair loss that attacks men and women of all ages. Till date there are no established treatments for the disease which can restore hair to the tune of 100%. Ruxolitinib was tested on 12 volunteers suffering from the disease in various forms and who suffered hair loss upto 30%.
The patients were administered 20 mg of the drug taken twice daily for six months. Nine of the participants in the study displayed 50% and above hair growth within 3 months. At the end of the study, 77% displayed 95 % hair growth.
4 Now grow new hair and say good bye to baldy
One third of the patients displayed hair loss after the medication was discontinued. The most significant part of the findings was the reduced levels of inflammation on skin and the increase of hair keratin, the proteins responsible for hair growth there were no adverse affects except for some patients displaying infrequent signs of skin infection, allergy and lowered hemoglobin. These disappeared after doses were adjusted.
This is a one of a kind research where for the first time an effective and pinpointed new cure for baldness has been established. It is amazing news for all those suffering from the effects of hair loss.