Scientists all around the world are trying to find new solutions to diagnose and treat hair loss. The latest tools (dermoscopes, microscopes) are now available on the market. With such high technology tools, the diagnostic process is surely eased for the doctor.
When it comes to reatment, there are a few directions where it might head in the next couple of years:
- discovery of new medications to treat hair loss
- improvement of the efficacy of current treatments such as: medical therapy, laser therapy, cellular therapy.
- Defining the role of growth factors in hair regeneration
- Further research on hair cloning
- Genetic engineering
Some of the latest research made significant breakthroughs in hair science over the past 5 years in all five of the above-listed fields, giving hope both to doctors and patients that new options for treatment will be available soon.