There Will Never Be A "cure" For Baldness

Goldee Lox

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It's too much of a varying disorder for there to be a cure all. Better treatments can happen, but there will never be a cure. The day they can cure everyone that suffers from this disorder is the day they can cure mortality. Similar to cancer. There will never be an outright "cure" for cancer. It affects too many different people in too many different ways.. Like "Hey, Janice.. I know you've smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day for 30 years, but just take this pill twice a day and it will cure your advanced lung cancer in 3 months"
 

CopeForLife

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lol if we will be last generation suffered from this plague
 

That Guy

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I think you would be very hard-pressed to find many scientists that would agree with that.

The research in the pipeline involving stem cells shows that it IS possible to create new hair from existing cells and/or stimulate growth of existing follicles. It doesn't really matter what varying causes are at work because if you can make new hair or induce the growth of new ones, that will functionally be a cure.

As Androgenetic Alopecia is genetic, the only way to eradicate it completely would be via genetic engineering. Which is going to happen whether people like it or not.
 

That Guy

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"sh*t didn't work out in the 70s, 80s or 90s so there's no way it's going to work ever despite solid scientific evidence and promising clinical trials for new treatments."
 

WhitePolarBear

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Personally i dont think there will a cure in nxt 50yrs.

A cure = getting rid of the problem.

My gynecomastia was cured, it's gone, problem solved.

I didn't take a magic pill that reversed it, the surgery was painful, but the result is there.

FUE megasessions can get is like 15000 follicles back on a NW6, combine that with future treatments, once we reach half of your original density, the problem is virtually solved, no one is going to see you as bald anymore.

When people hear "cure", they hear a magic pill who will make it go away, as if there was any disease that could be cured that way.

"sh*t didn't work out in the 70s, 80s or 90s so there's no way it's going to work ever despite solid scientific evidence and promising clinical trials for new treatments."

Yep, we didn't have smartphones in the 70's, 80's, 90's, early 2000's, so no way...

Can't they see the flaw in that reasoning?!
 

Runninghair

Experienced Member
Human body bit more complex than a Smartphone..

Anyways living in hope of a cure is fruitless endeavour. If one comes along great but definately
Not worth holding our breaths. Nor should we hang on the words of these scientists. Live life and wait for the news story..
 

Runninghair

Experienced Member
Ive been fighting hair loss over ten years and still have a nw2. Its become so common place for me i dont even care about a cure.. Id be just happy with a really good treatment that gave regrowth and lasted long.
 

Runninghair

Experienced Member
No, you're right. We shouldn't hang on the words of scientists who understand the complexities of the human body and whose research is peer-reviewed and published in the most reputable science journals the world over.

We should trust you.


Oh mate dont throw toys out of pram. Lol.

You have misunderstood me. I did not mean we shouldnt believe them.. I meant we shouldnt hang on their words and sit waiting like a puppy at a door for its owner. Reason being as we well know the old adage 'its going to be the next 5yrs is thrown around by these companies every 5 years!

It will come but when is any mans guess. All i know is that i wont be holding my breath. I started at 18 and at time was the same excitment on the forums...im 30now
 

FootyStar

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It's too much of a varying disorder for there to be a cure all. Better treatments can happen, but there will never be a cure. The day they can cure everyone that suffers from this disorder is the day they can cure mortality. Similar to cancer. There will never be an outright "cure" for cancer. It affects too many different people in too many different ways.. Like "Hey, Janice.. I know you've smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day for 30 years, but just take this pill twice a day and it will cure your advanced lung cancer in 3 months"

I think it is inevitable that they will cure all forms of baldness. Stem cell technology has HUGE potential and Tsuji is only hitting the tip of the iceberg with his treatments. When the technology improves we will be able to clone and even genetically engineer enhanced replacements for whatever is causing our hair loss, be it DHT-resistant hair follicles, skin tissue or even your immune system itself (provided they don't find someway to retrain it first).

The key question is more WHEN will these things happen.

We will. If we neuter ourselves.

And if I shut down my immune system...OH WAIT
 

shookwun

Senior Member
What is the maximum an average density scalp can achieve over time from FUE?

I was thinking around 6000.

combined with a couple futs for average skin elasticity, another 6000


Average person might have 9000-12,000 grafts available?
 

shookwun

Senior Member
I am wondering what the average amount of grafts some one has for FUE, and FUT?

For FUT I heard the average person has enough room for 2 strips.(Max 3) Average strip contains around 2250-3000.



Run a Eunuch game just as you begin hair loss..you'll never go bald.

Cure for the average male pattern baldness guy who treats his hair early is already here: finasteride/dutasteride plus hair transplants.

In the future there will be better treatments and you could stack them together - this is key for people already bald or quite bald with limited grafts. Perhaps people who can't/won't take finasteride. It's a long road though, costs, safety, efficacy, availability e.t.c.

That's why noobs should hold onto native hair as much as possible. It's not easy to fully replicate mother nature in any aspect of medicine.

Shooks, I think the average person has 4-6k grafts or do you mean over harvesting? It's easy to work out. A surgeon determines how many grafts (and hairs) per cm2 are present, multiple by whatever number is necessary at the back. I am 10k with a combo of FUE and FUT, without over harvesting.



How are you feeling thus far? post operation blues is a very real feeling. At times I was very depressed with the outcome, and the recovery time. Going from a bald to even balder can be troublesome.


your pre operation hair is good, and I would imagine that after this transplant you will buy yourself a good ten years before you may need a touch up? Depending on how well you like the density at the front.
 

kj6723

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What is the maximum an average density scalp can achieve over time from FUE?

I was thinking around 6000.

combined with a couple futs for average skin elasticity, another 6000


Average person might have 9000-12,000 grafts available?

Damn 12,000 is a lot

I'm anxious to hear how many I have when I see the Doctor before my procedure. From my pics he has my donor rated as "average - high"
 
Cure for the average male pattern baldness guy who treats his hair early is already here: finasteride/dutasteride plus hair transplants.
Wolf, as someone who started finasteride at a younger age than you did I might be in for 25+ years of finasteride usage - Is there any reason for you to believe that finasteride might cause adverse effects after like 15 years in someone who has been fine for the first couple of years? I do realize that there is a study that suggests safety and efficacy for the first ten years but I don't know about any studies that cover more than ten years (maybe there was a study for proscar which I don't know?).
Thanks in advance
 
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