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HairlossSucks Newsletter - August 2000

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HAIR MULTIPLICATION NEWS

A new campaign was founded on August 1, 2000 by a large group of hair loss sufferers to bring exposure to something they are calling the cure to baldness. For several months, there have been rumors of a new procedure known as "Hair Multiplication", which very well could be a creative new way to end the problem of hair loss for both men and women alike. The procedure was founded by a Dr. Coen Gho located in the Netherlands, who has been mentioned in several major publications recently regarding his methods. Due to the growing interest in this procedure and the lack of answers on its progress, validity, and support from the major players in the hair loss industry, this campaign hopes to bring exposure to the procedure, and put pressure on the powers that be to bring it to fruition as soon as possible.

What is it? In summary, Dr. Gho has discovered a way to create several additional hairs from one hair follicle in an artificial environment. Current hair transplant methods extract a strip of non-DHT-affected hair covered skin from the back of the head, sew the scalp back together, and transplant those hairs on a one to one ratio to the frontal area's of the head. Due to the limited donor area in the back, density can be less than desirable up front, and the procedure as a whole can be cosmetically destructive if an unqualified physician is chosen to perform it. This new method will allow the Doctor to create nearly endless supplies of the patients own "DHT immune" hair from an extensively smaller donor area, which will also not require any major surgical skin extractions - but instead uses simple plucking of the hairs with special instruments. The end result is unlimited amounts of the patient's own hair available for "relocation", leading to an entirely full head of hair for the duration of his or her lifetime.

The campaign is currently in its planning and growing stages. There will be a domain name purchased to host an entirely new non-profit web site about it coming soon, which HairlossSucks hopes to take an active roll in helping set up, and there is an advertising endeavor being undertaken to place ads in publications across the United States. We will keep you informed of the domain name once it is available, and any changes that occur in between newsletters, related to the campaign.

We invite you to discuss the Gho Hair Multiplication Procedure at http://www.HairlossSucks.com/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?34/68


GENE THERAPY NEWS

As many of you may already know, On June 26 of this year, President Clinton announced the completion of the first survey of the entire human genome. This working draft reference DNA sequence will provide scientists with the road map to an estimated 90% of genes on every chromosome. Knowledge about these genes will speed the understanding of how genetics influences disease development, aid researchers looking for genes responsible for conditions such as Alopecia (hair loss), and contribute to the discovery of new treatments for them.

It is still far too early to tell exactly where all this will go, however Clinton has taken a major step which will more than quadruple the potential for newer and better hair loss treatments in the next 2-10 years. As we all know, the first step in defeating the monster is to understand the monster. He and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have requested that ALL of the information related to the human genome sequence should be made free, public, and accessible when it is published later this year. Why is this relevant? Quite simply ..... because the strength and motivation of human greed will power an incredible storm of biotech development and a race to find the cure for anything, and everything, including hair loss... which already is a billion dollar a year industry. 

The internet, too, allows for less ownership of intellectual property. Consequently, it has created a "level playing field" for companies to take initiative. Success has been obtained due to quality services, rather than control of intellectual property or large budgets. Businesses who do not focus on quality will not succeed in this new economy. Nobody will own the human genome info, and consequently hundreds of biotech companies will be racing to find treatments and cures to everything from cancer to hair loss. This balance of freedom and control will *encourage* competition and preserve profits for companies that produce USEFUL treatments.

What does this mean for you? Quite simply put, in the next 10 years there will be a race for the first company to use this information and make effective treatments, also making them some of the richest. It will be a Win Win Win situation for all.

The Human Genome Project homepage: http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/


PROPECIA HAIR GROWTH CHALLENGE

Seven Professional Baseball players recently revealed the winner of the year long "Charity Challenge with Propecia". 

A year ago these seven players announced that they would take Propeciaģ (finasteride) for one year to see who would have the best response in regrowing or maintaining hair, and to raise money for their selected charities. Propecia is the only FDA-approved pill to treat certain types of male pattern hair loss. 

"Iím excited that I came out on top in the Challenge," Weiss said. "I joined the Challenge because it was a good thing to do for charity and because my hair loss bothered me. The Challenge was a win-win -- it helped my charity and my hair. I think Propecia really worked for me and Iím sticking with it even now that the Challenge is over." 

For participating, each playerís designated charity received $25,000 from Merck & Co., Inc., maker of Propecia. The Lois Joy Galler Foundation is getting an additional $25,000 for Weiss coming out on top in the Challenge, bringing the total amount donated to $200,000. 

Linda Stein-Gold, M.D., associate director of clinical research at the Henry Ford Medical Centerís Department of Dermatology in West Bloomfield, Mich., selected the winner based on a review of "before" and "after" photographs and examinations of the playersí scalps. 

"Itís been a very exciting year keeping an eye on the competing players and hearing about their experiences with Propecia. Itís important to keep in mind that this was not a clinical study and that the winnerís results are not necessarily representative of what all men can expect. Propecia does not work in everybody," said Dr. Stein-Gold. "Whatís important is for each guy who wants to do something about his hair loss to find out more by talking to his doctor." 

"I had nothing to lose and everything to gain by raising money for charity and having the chance to maintain what I have," said Saberhagen. "So, I would just recommend to men who think that they have a hair loss problem to go and see their doctor and talk to their physician about Propecia." 

Unfortunately Merck did not reveal exactly how much hair each player grew or maintained, as many people had hoped.

You can read the full article about the challenge on the Propecia web site at: http://www.merck.com/product/usa/propecia/cns/hatsoff/hatsoff.html
You can read more about obtaining Propecia at http://www.HairlossSucks.com/propecia.htm


FOLLIGEN Q & A

Dr. Loren Pickart, creator of Tricomin ( http://www.HairlossSucks.com/tricomin.htm ) and Folligen ( http://www.HairlossSucks.com/folligen.htm ) has agreed to make himself available to field your questions and concerns on his Folligen products. You can review what they are all about at the link above. Several of you are using Folligen and have concerns about how much to use, when to use, whether it is good for your type of hair loss. Please email us back with anything you would like to know, and we will put together a comprehensive QA for you and all our users to benefit from.


HAIRLOSSTALK CHAT SCHEDULE

We have added a daily chat schedule at http://www.HairlossSucks.com/sched.htm and invite you to join us every weekday evening at the times listed there, and on Sunday nights for our open chats!

LAST SUNDAY'S OPEN CHAT

We want to thank all the following people for joining us in the live open chat over the past two Sunday night's. We've had over 50 total visitors during the announced chats. Your participation is always welcomed and we hope to see you again next Sunday! To those of you we missed in the list below, thank you as well!

  • SheltonWad
  • Alex
  • Maneless
  • Rugman
  • Franko
  • Bryan Shelton
  • bletch
  • Dee_Dee
  • elec
  • RaiDer
  • sus
  • Mr
  • justme
  • Friction
  • wally
  • oldsofty
  • Wizard
  • Lorenzo
  • dd
  • Peej
  • Darby
  • JJ
  • lili
  • shaw
  • Luvs2
  • chumpsicle
  • Poster99
  • CACO
  • olga
  • hannah14f
  • ahmed
  • Baldy
  • Fuzz
  • chris
  • DDS
  • Thorny


Chat Room: http://www.HairlossSucks.com/HairlossSucks8.htm


NEW hair loss sucks DISCUSSION FORUM!

We have performed a MAJOR overhaul on the Discussion Forum. If you haven't checked it out in awhile, we invite you to do so now. There is a link on the left called "Your Profile!" enabling you to receive email notices when topics that concern you receive new posts, as well as many other new features and a much sleeker visual representation. A cool new function allows you to have an automatic user profile setup so you can register and be ready to go in no time. Please check it out, fill out a profile, and join us in the discussions!

Discussion Forum: http://www.hairlosstalk.com/discussions/

www.HairlossPharmacy.com adds HT Discussion Forum

A new site founded by Community Drug has added the HairlossSucks Discussion Forum and chat room to the many available resources already available. We would like to formally welcome them and their users to the HairlossSucks community!


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CLOSING NOTES

More sections will be added to the site in the coming weeks,
and we will be teaming with some other hair loss sites to
share resources and bring more value to you.

Please don't forget to join us every weekday evening in
the Live Chat if you have any questions or concerns about
what to do, where to go with your treatments, or just to talk.

The Discussion Forum http://www.hairlosstalk.com/discussions/
continues to grow, don't forget to check back there regularly.
You do not need an account to post there, it is open to all.

You may email us at admin@HairlossSucks.com if you have
questions not addressed on our site. You will also find an
array of additional information and resources by reviewing
our product reviews at http://www.HairlossSucks.com/research.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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