The Future of Hair Loss Treatments Will Involve a Lot More Robots
Even before the pandemic hit, the hair restoration industry was booming (it’s projected to reach over $12 billion in 2026). Add in the stress-included hair loss that we’ve seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, and suddenly all eyes are on the scalp.
It may be surprising that, in a market set to see significant growth in the next few years, we’re arguably lacking in great solutions to the problem — particularly for women, who aren’t always candidates for all the treatments currently available to men.
“In general, male hair loss is mainly caused by the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which causes hair to progressively thin (miniaturize) over each successive growth cycle,” says Christine M. Shaver, a board-certified dermatologist at Bernstein Medical Center for Hair Restoration in New York. “Thus, the main treatment for male hair loss is through simply blocking the formation of DHT.” While DHT is also a factor for women, Shaver says that in this group overall “hair loss is more complex [so it] can prove quite difficult to treat.”
Source : Allure – The Future of Hair Loss Treatments Will Involve a Lot More Robots Edited By, Beth Shapouri