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
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
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!
- Bryan Shelton
Chat Room: http://www.HairlossSucks.com/HairlossSucks8.htm
NEW hair loss sucks
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/
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!
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