This past year was certainly noteworthy when it comes to new hair loss treatments. In February, the hair loss community was rocked with the results of one study that finally provided evidence that low level laser therapy devices actually have the potential to spur new hair growth. Though futuristic and gimmicky, these “LLLT” combs and hats are enjoying a new level of respect among both hair loss professionals and hair loss sufferers alike. LLLT was not the only treatment to enjoy good press in 2014, however. To read more about the past year’s most talked-about hair loss treatments, visit this article on the Miami Hair Blog.
A stem cell is a very special unit of the body. In it resides the biological code to replicate a variety of different cells. Stem calls are not limited to their own reproduction; rather, they can supply the blueprint from which other, different cells can be created. It’s no wonder stem cells are being researched as a potential “hair loss cure,” since successfully mapping and manipulating one could lay the foundation for creating an entirely new head of hair from scratch. It has been a quest for many years, and earlier this month, a research team at the University of Calgary announced an exciting breakthrough in one such study. Dr. Biernaskie, a professor at the University, explained that he and his research team identified a cluster of “self renewing” cells within the dermal sheath that exhibited the ability to reawaken dormant hair follicles. More research is needed in order to understand how specific drugs might be able to control these cell clusters. However, Dr. Biernaskie shows ho