New hope for male pattern baldness
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 4:13
- Date Mar 23, 2012
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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These lot of guys he's gay -- their heads go with the bald look right nice look.
In this new hope crap for guys right now that are going -- who actually want their hair back we know that that's of course an issue as well a new discovery is getting to the root of the problems had to say.
It's a protein on the scalp that stocks hair from growing.
Best of all scientists think they know how to block that protein allowing you -- to grow a full head of hair.
Let's go to our medical eighteen -- doctor Marc Siegel -- professor of New York University.
I'm medical center -- go -- medical center I should say sit doc -- this discovery truly really.
-- -- That's generated may work it's very very promising it's based on -- hormone called prostaglandin.
Abated -- mice they did with the humans in their finding it in the scalp right before you start to see hair loss on the next step is going to be to block.
The protein from being formed or to go to the gene and block that from making the enzyme.
That forms the protein that's that the state of the art of medicine right now by the way and they think they may be able to come up with a treatment within five years.
That really works.
You mention the gene is is this pro team hereditary or is it something that can develop you know some time to -- say don't stress out too much you gonna lose your hair.
If -- something that only comes in your genetic voters to send the that you can develop over the years there why are you asking me that I why I don't why am I.
Chosen for this segment.
No pardon must be -- because I I have that genetic predisposition and actually it is genetic.
And we see it in 80% of men before the age of seven the including.
Other members of our member medical lately including Bruce well -- including how Rendell even Demi Moore shaved her head to be in a movie so.
Bald is beautiful and on -- forward so until we come up with a stream and I want men out there to enjoy it when they lose more.
They we -- something writes if it's that everyone has that one thing.
-- -- did it in -- -- vanity intercourse at least -- -- some insecurity as well and you can understand why a big.
A big cure would be well would probably be.
Big money -- how do you think this would change.
The products that are now on the market and are there any products in the market now that you think are particularly good when it comes to -- -- that's a great question you know currently this is all about hair follicles shrinking in your scalp.
And may not to go Rogaine actually stimulates the hair follicles to work it works in about twenty or 30% of men there's another product on the market -- Propecia.
That stops testosterone from making die -- -- testosterone which also causes those hair follicles to shrink.
That works in about thirty or 40% but it has certain side effects if you don't wanna see.
So I'm a little nervous about prescribing that some of the time.
And I look for a treatment without the same kind of side effects right now we don't have a cure all.
This is extremely promising and it might be that you could use a treatment for this earlier in the process and prevent the -- from actually occurring.
Should that change it come in the form of -- are ready come in the form of a -- and what what do we think -- -- look like.
Are they could be -- one I think you could -- a lotion that you would.
Rub on your scalp to prevent the prostaglandin but more likely it would be a pill that would block it from forming in the first place is a very very common hormone.
It causes inflammation so I think the inflammation.
Interferes with a hair follicles -- -- forming.
But Chris let's just bring of the picture -- -- again so I just think it's fair to point out.
That you know men whether you have paring down on your pretty -- -- women are gonna like -- I think either way adding either way you're good to gala.
It -- him out -- the question I was -- to ask you is that located -- -- -- and women think about this I.
I -- men are always wondering about -- I think I can understand that speaking you know.
Personally from my own opinion.
I think either way it's more about the man that about the hair.
-- okay well.
Bouncing I'm very very glad that you're -- because -- -- your husband's great guys show idea that military haircut so there you go they hair wasn't happening there too close to the -- -- close at.
Don't tell him that.
I can't think of great to have you watch you say within five years might be out there and it would be a big thing for the market a revolutionary treatment for the market absolutely think it's our right there.