Thai dermatologist Researcher won first time research in Asia on treatment for genetics baldness
March 2018 workpointnews reported that Assoc. (Special) Dr. Rattthan Panjaprateep Medical Experts from the Dermatological Society of Thailand And representatives of the Association of Dermatologists of Thailand as a representative of Thai doctor had submitted her research to ISHRS Poster Awards 2017 (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rattthorat won the first prize in the research category published in the form of a poster which is the first research in Asia proving an effectiveness of low-intensity laser shooting to eliminate the problem of hair loss caused by genetics.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ratttharoth said that this research is a study of how to treat some hair loss caused by genetics or Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), which usually uses two methods of treatment those are taking medicine or applying medicine, but the latest method is to use Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or laser concentration in stimulating the scalp to create new hair. This method has been long used but only has been published aboard in 2017.
Interestingly, there is no research in Thailand or other Southeast Asia countries as Asian people hair color is different from what has been conducted in the research. Therefore, this research is to select a sample of Thai men with hair-thinning baldness, to study how low concentrations of the laser affect any part of the hair at the molecular level by cutting the hair roots to check before starting treatment. After that, the patient will start the treatment and will be examined for any changes noticed. According to the results, the use of low-intensity laser to stimulate the scalp to create hair is effective at 24 weeks. This achievement is considered as the first study in Thailand.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ratttharoth said that this confirmation of the treatment by low concentration laser has been studied further onto a new resesarch of an effect of laser on hair’scell cultivation.
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