New drug hope for baldness
AN end to baldness for people with alopecia could be in sight, with an Aussie drug trial revealing promising results.
The successful testing of two new drugs known as Janus Kinase Inhibitors has given hope that alopecia areata can be treated safely and effectively, without people losing their hair.
There is no current effective treatment for the debilitating condition.
About 15 per cent of people with the condition experience total or universal hair loss.
University of Melbourne Professor of Dermatology Rodney Sinclair said the drugs were potentially life-changing for those living with alopecia.
While the results had not yet been peer-reviewed or published, Prof Sinclair said there were promising signs from the initial trial.