DPCP and Alopecia

Alopecia areata is an auto immune disease that can cause hair loss. Basically, your own immune system mistakenly thinks your hair is a foreign matter or sees your hair as a threat and attacks it, thereby killing the hair follicles, leading to hair loss. The reason for this strange phenomenon is still unknown, but is found to be hereditary. The occurrence or when A. areata strikes is also puzzle but it maybe cause by some triggering factors like emotional stress or environmental changes.

Alopecia areata is hard to treat especially alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis where a full blown immune system strongly attacks your hair. A. totalis affects your head causing total hair loss or baldness. In A. universalis affects the whole body including your pubic hair, body hair, eyebrows and lashes – everything — causing you to be totally hairless.

A newly discovered and experimental hair loss control medication called Diphenylcyclopropenone or DPCD is said to work against Alopecia and all its variants. DPCD is a clear liquid and applied to areas where you want hair regrowth on the scalp.

DPCD works by attracting the immune system away from your hair and attacking DPCD instead. Since DPCD is applied to the skin certain side effect can occur like itching, dry flaking skin, severe eczema, blistering, lightening or darkening of the treated skin and enlarged lymph nodes. As previously stated, this chemical is still experimental and must be applied only by a nurse who holds special permits to apply this.

Although DPCD shows promising results because hair growths do occur, DPCD itself is not a hair growth stimulant, it only acts as a decoy to keep the immune system at bay. To further enhance hair regrowth it is best to use an herbal-based hair loss treatment like Nisim Biofactors because using another chemical based product can damage the scalp.

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