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(Telegraph)   First, the good news: Scientists have found a cure for baldness. Now the bad news: The cure involves extracting your blood, feeding it into a machine, and injecting it back into your scalp   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 103
    More: Strange, scientists believe, platelets, British Association, hair growth  
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2013-05-05 07:49:50 AM
think they call hat dialysis
 
2013-05-05 07:55:13 AM
I'll do it. Sign me up.
 
2013-05-05 08:24:37 AM
I'll do it.
 
2013-05-05 09:21:58 AM
If it's not too outrageously expensive I'd do it.
 
2013-05-05 09:34:22 AM
I'm not a big fan of needles. I can't imagine doing this once a month for vanity.
 
2013-05-05 10:10:43 AM
Step Two doesn't sound so bad, and Step One is tolerable as long as they don't wrench the needle around looking for a vein.

/tries not to think about Step Three
//clings protectively to hair
 
2013-05-05 10:11:53 AM
Baldness trifecta in play?
 
2013-05-05 10:13:05 AM
I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-05-05 10:13:41 AM
I also read recently that maybe they will be able to get rid of gray hair permanently. Nice for me since I'm going white on the sides....
 
2013-05-05 10:14:42 AM
Go in, get put on the Nitrous oxide, get one shot to generally anesthetize the area and let the work commence.  I would imagine that this sort of thing would be done by very fine needles which wouldn't leave large scabs or injured scalp.  Any pain could likely be dealt with by standard means and wouldn't persist for more than a day.

Compare that to the way most bald men feel about being afflicted with the condition (and have been for eons) and it's not a very high price to pay at all.
 
2013-05-05 10:14:43 AM
Lots of chrome dome links showing up. Who's the baldmitter?
 
2013-05-05 10:16:05 AM

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


I'm lucky.  I look OK with a shaved head.  I'm glad I didn't have to chase these half-ass cures for the rest of my life.
 
2013-05-05 10:17:09 AM

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa



Depends on the shape of the skull

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2013-05-05 10:17:41 AM

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


I'm completely hairless, like a baby mouse.
 
2013-05-05 10:19:12 AM

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


For people who have big ears, or normal ears that stick out, going bald is not really an option. Unless you find a chick with a Mickey Mouse fetish, then you'd be farkin' golden, man.
 
2013-05-05 10:20:39 AM

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa




And some men are much less sexy without it. Some women don't mind a receding hairline too much, for others, it's a deal breaker. There is no doubt in my mind that my life would have been much better if I had not begun going bald at the age of twenty one. I haven't had a good hair day since about 1991. I last got lucky in 1989. It's no coincidence.
 
2013-05-05 10:24:45 AM

Branniganslaw: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Depends on the shape of the skull


I watched that yesterday on ABC Family. Still find it hard to believe Chunk and Sloth made it all the way through all the other booby traps that the Goonies and Fratellis didn't spring. But it's really the only glaring plot hole in an otherwise fantastic movie.
 
2013-05-05 10:26:15 AM

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Sure if you're Vin Diesel. I'm rather skinny so when I go bald I'm going to look like a cancer patient.
 
2013-05-05 10:26:32 AM

Cymbal:
For people who have big ears, or normal ears that stick out, going bald is not really an option. Unless you find a chick with a Mickey Mouse fetish, then you'd be farkin' golden, man.


Depending on how into it she is you may end up farking Goofy.
 
2013-05-05 10:27:16 AM
That's hair doping and it's a big problem. Google competitive hair.
 
2013-05-05 10:27:17 AM

Branniganslaw: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Depends on the shape of the skull

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Amen.  Narrow face, with a slight ridge running from front to back, male pattern receding is the only saving grace.  And a hat.
 
2013-05-05 10:27:56 AM

Hoarseman: Cymbal:
For people who have big ears, or normal ears that stick out, going bald is not really an option. Unless you find a chick with a Mickey Mouse fetish, then you'd be farkin' golden, man.

Depending on how into it she is you may end up farking Goofy.


That's weird, what the hell is Goofy anyways?
 
2013-05-05 10:29:32 AM

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


It's a choice thing. I find many women to be sexier with smaller boobs, but you get the choice of getting implants. Women get the choice of being able to lose weight, or wear makeup, or perfume, or sexy clothes.

All we get is height (can't choose), money (it's more about luck and personality-type), muscles (which we have to work for on top of our jobs), hair (which some of us lose at 19.)

I want to be able to choose if I lose my hair or not.

And I don't give a damn what you find sexy or not.
 
2013-05-05 10:31:29 AM

Notabunny: I'm not a big fan of needles. I can't imagine doing this once a month for vanity.


Says a guy who didn't start balding in high school.

Seriously, being bald isn't the worst thing ever, but it's like a facial tattoo or horrible scaring. It's a disability and it holds you back a bit. Look at all the big time Hollywood actors. Not one bald guy. A couple shave their heads, but they can still grow out their hair.
 
2013-05-05 10:31:51 AM

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Bald = old and undesirable.

I mean, everyone's psychology is different and if you hunt long enough you can find someone who finds anything sexy, even morbid obesity, but those people are rare, and usually only mention their weird sense of aesthetic after they're off the market.

So generally fat, flat-chested, short, bald, gray, saggy, and hairy anywhere but up top are all traits that are people will do all sorts of things to try and get rid of.  So just as women will get chemical burns bleaching their assholes, men will hook up to a vampire machine to not be bald.

And you can say, "why don't we just learn, as a society, to stop judging people on looks," but that statement is so naive and so long-rebutted that people will laugh at you for saying it.
 
2013-05-05 10:32:20 AM

Hoarseman: Cymbal:
For people who have big ears, or normal ears that stick out, going bald is not really an option. Unless you find a chick with a Mickey Mouse fetish, then you'd be farkin' golden, man.

Depending on how into it she is you may end up farking Goofy.


And if she isn't into it, you can still end up farking Roofie.
 
2013-05-05 10:32:34 AM
Curing baldness is great. Now we need a pill a inhibit hair growth all together. Imagine if you could take a no side-effect pill every morning that keeps your hair from growing. No more shaving. No more hair cuts. You want to change your styling? Go off the pill until you hit your desired length. That's a future that I want to live in.
 
2013-05-05 10:32:52 AM
Such "vampire" treatments are already used in some cosmetic procedures, where injections of PRP are used in an effort to reduce the effects of ageing on the face and hands.

Ah, Madonna/Sarah Jessica Parker-hand syndrome...

momgrind.com
celebrities.ninemsn.com.au
 
2013-05-05 10:37:41 AM

Badgers: Such "vampire" treatments are already used in some cosmetic procedures, where injections of PRP are used in an effort to reduce the effects of ageing on the face and hands.

Ah, Madonna/Sarah Jessica Parker-hand syndrome...

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That's not SJP's hand. ET is  obviouslysneaking up behind her in that shot. And he's standing on a crate or something.
 
2013-05-05 10:37:52 AM
I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??
 
2013-05-05 10:38:19 AM

louiedog: Curing baldness is great. Now we need a pill a inhibit hair growth all together. Imagine if you could take a no side-effect pill every morning that keeps your hair from growing. No more shaving. No more hair cuts. You want to change your styling? Go off the pill until you hit your desired length. That's a future that I want to live in.


Not to mention no more hair balls to cough up after I snack on the Red Snapper.
 
2013-05-05 10:40:12 AM
For a reasonably objective, well written column, why the fark was this randomly thrown in:

"The new treatment could have helped Sir Elton John, inset, who invested in a hair transplant."
 
2013-05-05 10:41:24 AM
Don't click a UK link. I learned that one early on; it seems many of you didn't.
 
2013-05-05 10:42:39 AM
How is this any less for the faint of heart than most of the other options out there?

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2013-05-05 10:43:06 AM
Think I'd just go with the Annie Lennox look.
But I Do know a woman who gets freaky over bald heads.
Real freaky.
She tends to scare guys so bad they get "performance issues", which don't bother her in the least, because it's the big bald head she likes anyway.
Strange lady, but loads of fun.
 
2013-05-05 10:43:31 AM
All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.
 
2013-05-05 10:48:02 AM
I WANT THIS.

HalfOffOffer:
All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.

I kept mine short too when I had it.

It's not the problem. The problem is that a full head of hair, short or not, is a sign (rightfully or wrongfully) of youth, vitality, and virility.
 
2013-05-05 10:49:18 AM

Dear Jerk: Google competitive hair.


Why would anyone even consider googling that?
 
2013-05-05 10:49:28 AM

dv-ous: I WANT THIS.

HalfOffOffer: All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.

I kept mine short too when I had it.

It's not the problem. The problem is that a full head of hair, short or not, is a sign (rightfully or wrongfully) of youth, vitality, and virility.


For the record, I am young, vital, virile, and bald as hell.
 
2013-05-05 10:54:00 AM

Resident Muslim: I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??


He's just too awesome to have a full head of hair.
 
2013-05-05 10:59:06 AM

doglover: I'll do it. Sign me up.


You bet tour sweet ass I'd do it. I don't even mind my current big forehead, but if I could stop the thinning at the top with just needles? No-brainer.
 
2013-05-05 10:59:22 AM

HalfOffOffer: All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.




And all of the money you save by having no dates, no wife, no children. Where's the downside?
 
2013-05-05 11:02:37 AM
I'm happy to see the positive attitude about this process. I hope we'll see the same attitude when the first real anti-aging drugs arrive.
 
2013-05-05 11:03:05 AM
Mine's at a really obnoxious phase where my hairline has receded enough for it to be noticeable but not enough to shave it all off. I'm also skinny and have kind of a pinhead so I don't like the completely shaved down look. I'd give this a whirl but I'm sure it'll be ridiculously expensive. I'm not all THAT vain but my chosen career is in entertainment so having crummy hair is a strike against me... and I already have enough strikes against me.

Balding, deformed and barely able to walk is not exactly what the hip kids of today want to see.

FML
 
2013-05-05 11:05:50 AM
"The study involved 45 patients, who received the injections on just one half of their head"

Worst. control group. ever.
 
2013-05-05 11:07:58 AM

doglover: Notabunny: I'm not a big fan of needles. I can't imagine doing this once a month for vanity.

Says a guy who didn't start balding in high school.

Seriously, being bald isn't the worst thing ever, but it's like a facial tattoo or horrible scaring. It's a disability and it holds you back a bit. Look at all the big time Hollywood actors. Not one bald guy. A couple shave their heads, but they can still grow out their hair.


I suppose you're right. I never really thought about it, but I can see how people could feel that way.
 
2013-05-05 11:08:14 AM
gunsmack 2013-05-05 10:49:18 AM
Dear Jerk: Google competitive hair.

Why would anyone even consider googling that?

That's the joke.
 
2013-05-05 11:08:45 AM
OK, I'd do it.  I've got alopecia areata on the right side of my head and in a few spots on the left toward the back.  I was on some steroid salve and that did exactly zip.

I don't mind the receding hairline, but the patchy hair loss on the side is annoying.  I get people asking if I had surgery or if I've had radiation treatment for cancer.
 
2013-05-05 11:09:24 AM
I'm OK with this as long as insurance doesn't pay for it, as it is  offensive to my religious beliefs.
 
2013-05-05 11:14:27 AM

wildcardjack: Resident Muslim: I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??

He's just too awesome to have a full head of hair.


I was actually imagining Gandalf, but clean shaven.
:)
 
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