Hello, Doc. I found a study about a future topical antiandrogen that appears to fight baldness.
This is the link: Cosmo reports exciting results in P.O.C. alopecia study
Do you see this treatment as a potential option in a not so distant future?
Thanks for keeping us informed through this great blog.
If you understand a basic fact about hair loss, it’s really quite simple: Blocking the impact of androgens at the hair level will favorably impact hair loss. It could be a promising direction, but at this time good data is not in hand, so an anti-androgen cream is not a proven solution for the hair loss problem.
The link you sent is for a press release from Cosmo Pharmaceuticals of Italy, which boasts “exciting results” to get readers interested, but in reality this is just announcing that a proof of concept trial has concluded for something called CB-03-01 on 40 men and 30 women over the course of a month.
The studies and products you and I find on the Internet are usually not new or groundbreaking, though they might sound promising. Both doctors and patients hope the next great hair loss treatment is right around the corner, but we will have to wait for good science to be presented to us before getting too excited about this as a future option. There’s a lot of hurdles it would need to cross before making it to market.