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Mojo Risin
07-11-2011, 09:48 PM

SINGAPORE : It seems the problem of hair loss is no longer only confined to middle-aged men.

Dermatologists said teenagers are also facing such problems and the numbers are rising - from an average of one to two cases a month, to weekly.

And the youngest patient is reportedly only six.

Stress is said to be a major cause.

Dermatologists said environmental factors could be a cause too, such as smoking or dieting, or even inappropriate hair care habits.

Hair loss treatment for teens is different from that for adults.

Doctors rarely use medicine; instead, they use counselling to help patients understand the importance of good health.

For more severe cases, doctors may work with psychiatrists to help patients overcome their obsessive compulsive disorders.

Doctors in Singapore are considering a new form of treatment that is based on embryonic stem cells.

A solution is injected directly into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

According to Dr Eileen Tan from Eileen Tan Skin, Laser and Hair Transplant Clinic, the benefit of such treatment is that there is no need to ingest or apply any medicine every day.

Industry players are working with the National Skin Centre to conduct tests. If the results are favourable, they may import this technology.

07-11-2011, 11:14 PM
David Bowie has dyed his hair and smoked for decades (4 packs a day for years). Go check out his hairline at age 65- NW0. It's not environmental

Mojo Risin
07-11-2011, 11:20 PM
Hmm ... that's not the point of the thread. It's about using EMBRYONIC stem cells to cure baldness.

07-12-2011, 07:32 AM
God, I really hope that something like this would work. We need to focus on stuff like embryonic stem cells, other stem cell treatments, and other potent chemicals that can cause hair regrowth. Treating hair loss with minoxidil and finasteride is like trying to stop a runaway train with a moped. The good thing is that this stuff is being experimented on outside the U.S. so it won't need to go through the bullshit of FDA trials.

07-12-2011, 11:58 AM
Hey, i heard that stem cell could create cancer if they're not manipulated correctly or something like that. Isn't it a bit dangerous to do something like that ? If not can somebody explain me a little bit ?

Anyway, nice news and good luck to them !

07-18-2011, 10:26 AM
Manipulation of pathways like WNT and Sonic Hedgehog could only cause cancer if they're constantly manipulated. But if they are only manipulated for a brief time, then the only thing that could be caused is increased hair regrowth with no surgery or head scarring.