Hair Restoration Expert Dr. Bernardino Arocha Congratulates Researchers for Pinpointing Cause of Male Pattern Baldness
Researchers Discover Beginnings of Hair Growth, Open the Door for Future Hair Loss Treatments
HOUSTON, January 7, 2011 – Houston Hair Restoration expert, Dr. Bernardino Arocha of Arocha Hair Restoration (www.arochahairrestoration.com), is calling this week’s announcement from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania a major breakthrough that could someday improve the lives of tens of millions of men. The team led by Dr. George Cotsarelis discovered hair growth stops at the cellular level among those experiencing androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness. Their findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
The researchers examined scalp samples from 54 hair transplant patients between ages 40 and 65, and found that stem cells remain just as plentiful on a bald scalp. However, for reasons that remain a mystery, there is a problem in the activation of stem cells converting to “progenitor” cells that grow from the adult stem cells into hair.
“Dr. Cotsarelis and his team have basically found that bald areas of the scalp are not really bald,” said Dr. Arocha. “They found microscopic hair and stem cells within the follicles on bald scalp samples. This discovery suggests that a treatment aimed at activating the stem cells on a bald scalp could effectively get hair follicles to grow again. It is something we will watch closely.”
Dr. Arocha regularly updates his services to incorporate scientifically proven tools and techniques to improve hair restoration results. His team recently began using ACell’s MatriStem technology to achieve improved hair growth and healing.
“While this latest discovery is very exciting, even the researchers are cautioning that it will likely take a decade or more to develop treatments,” Dr. Arocha said. “The good news is that men and women experiencing hair loss can take advantage of numerous proven hair restoration options right now that use a patient’s own hair to achieve a natural, undetectable result.”
Arocha Hair Restoration provides state-of-the-art hair transplant surgery and medications. Dr. Arocha has performed more than 3,000 hair transplants. A modern artistic hair transplant can achieve a natural and undetectable result by using a patient’s own growing hair follicles from the back of the scalp and carefully inserting the follicles in the previously balding areas of the scalp. The transplanted hair grows at the same rate, is a permanent solution and will never need replacing.
About Arocha Hair Restoration
Led by Bernardino Arocha, M.D., Arocha Hair Restoration offers patients in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and throughout Texas and the United States a full range of hair restoration options including state-of-the-art hair transplant surgery and medications that promote hair growth. Arocha Hair Restoration uses advanced technology and a sophisticated hair restoration procedure to restore receding hairlines and crowns using the patient’s native hair. Recovery is fast and results last a lifetime, are completely natural and usually undetectable. For more information, visit www.dallashairloss.com or www.arochahairrestoration.com.