A cure for male-pattern baldness may soon hit store shelves. (CBS11 Dallas)A lotion that cures male-pattern baldness could be for sale in as little as two years. University of Pennsylvania dermatologist George Cotsarelis says the lotion works by inhibiting a single enzyme, prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), which he says is the "major" enzyme connected to hair loss.
And the cure would also extend to men of all ages who have already lost their hair.
"We really do think if you remove the inhibition, you get longer hair," Cotsarelis told the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Cotsarelis and his team of researchers first applied the lotion to mice and found that it was effective in both stopping hair loss and in regenerating follicles that had already ceased to produce longer hairs.
"During normal follicle cycling in mice, Ptgds and PGD2 levels increase immediately preceding the regression phase, suggesting an inhibitory effect on hair growth," the study reads. "We show that PGD2 inhibits hair growth in explanted human hair follicles and when applied topically toRead More »from Baldness cure could be for sale in just two years