Injections of ‘platelet-rich plasma’ (PRP) which have been extracted from the blood, are already used to combat ageing on the face and hands, reported the Sunday Telegraph.
In the latest research by scientists at the International Hair Research Foundation, the University of Brescia in Italy and the Hebrew University Medical Centre in Israel, used 45 sufferers with alopecia areata, affecting two per cent of the population.
The patients had injections on one half of their head. Some were given the PRP, some traditional steroid cream, while others received a placebo.
Three treatments were given every month. Hair growth was checked by measuring the area where new hairs grew on the bald scalp.
Results showed the plasma injections led to significant hair regrowth in the bald patches, compared with the placebo and the steroid treatment.
Following the publication of the study in the British Journal of Dermatology, the scientists are hoping to develop a cream, so needles won’t need to be used.
(((That ‘cream’ has been successfully used for thousands of years. People have washed their hair for thousands of years with “serum ultrafiltrate”, i.e. urine, and successfully kept their hair. Pick up a good book on urine therapy and read about this.
At the end of the following article you’ll find some books to read: http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2012/04/15/24-doctors-with-the-courage-to-tell-the-truth-about-distilled-water/
Somebody just wants to earn a lot of money with the most extensively scientifically researched natural substance in medicine in human history. Yes, urine is the most extensively scientifically researched natural substance in medicine! – I.U.)))
Dr Fabio Rinaldi told the Telegraph the new treatment could also help those suffering more common hair problems like male-pattern baldness.
He said: ‘We think it can help to regrow hair on people with androgenic alopecia. We believe it is the best treatment available, apart from surgery.’
Nina Goad, of the British Association of Dermatologists, said: ‘Alopecia is known to lead to overwhelming effects on the patient’s quality of life and self-esteem. This could offer hope to thousands.’
H/t reader kevin a.
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