Sunday, November 25, 2012
The most interesting topic discussed at our recent annual meeting of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery http://www.ishrs.org ) was the new research to come out about prostaglandins. Medications currently being created to treat illnesses including Asthma, by preventing specific prostaglandins (inflammation chemicals) may have other benefits e.g. stimulating growth of thinning hair in men. While the new medications are a few years off yet, these medications may turn out to be the next chapter of medicines that successfully affect thinning hair. Also discussed where the interesting versions of prostaglandins, some of which actually hindered new hair growth, whereas others stimulated hair growth.