A cure for baldness could be on the horizon after a new drug was found to restore hair growth in around four months.
The breakthrough offers hope to millions, specifically those people diagnosed with alopecia. The autoimmune disease causes patchy and, in some cases, total hair loss. But scientists believe they could reverse the hair loss thanks to a new treatment.
And, the discovery marks the first step towards a cure for pattern baldness, with the next stage of trials investigating the drug’s effect on the most common form of hair loss in men.
The researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found 75 per cent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia showed “significant hair regrowth” after taking the drug ruxolitinib.