World's first Drug to reverse Gray Hair
....Researchers at the French company Loreal have made a breakthrough discovery that will lead to a new treatment for gray hair. The condition that 100% of all humans will suffer from is now reversible, thanks to the discovery of malfunctioning hair cells known as melanocytes. The team has also identified two genes which determine whether a person's hair will lose its color and at what point in life, which all has resulted in the promotion of a new drug.
.... The new drug that will be called “Promel” will reactivate dormant melanocyte cells to their original state and the hair will return to it’s original color. The drug to be taken once daily should begin to work in about 3 to 5 weeks, but because hair grows slowly, about 5” per year, the average person will not see noticeable results for 2 to 4 months.
...The average male starts to see gray hair by the time they are 30 and females usually start around the age of 35. On average most people are about 50% gray by the time they are 50, but there are various reasons why a person can go grey early, including medical conditions like A B-12 deficiency, a thyroid imbalance, anemia, along with many other conditions that can cause premature graying. Recently there is also been evidence that smokers are 4 times more likely to go gray prematurely.
....The new drug is believed to be 85% effective and will be introduced in parts of Europe first, and later in the US in the first half of 2007.
April 17, 06
“This is the first major advancement in the field of anti-aging therapy, and the most exciting and visible use of such a product”