Hello everybody; this is my first time posting, and just like the title says, I’m curious about what it would take to safely induce alopecia universalis.
This topic has been brought up before in the conversation, but now that some time has past, there is more information on hair growth and what makes up hair follicles in general. I bring this option to the table because for the past nine years I’ve been unsuccessful at maintaining hair growth on a regular basis; I wasn’t even looking to permanently remove it, because I already knew from the start that was not going to be possible with what was/still is commercially available, but I can’t even use it due to the sensitivity of my skin (I’m either allergic, prone to break out, or burn very easily) I can’t even shave anymore, that’s how bad it’s gotten.
So scouring the internet, I could not find anything remotely on clinical hair removal research that had nothing to do with laser much less about the treatment I’m proposing; no doctor or medical professional had ever even thought about doing it apparently, and it has led me to believe that it might be one of the biggest reasons why researchers did not try to implement what they had learned from the multiple causes of hair loss. From a marketing standpoint it wouldn’t be a desired result, even though most women and men preferred to be at least 80% (or more) hairless. I know this wouldn’t be for everyone, but I feel it would be a stepping stone that can help both sides of the hairy aisle, if more people (besides myself) would want this type of Lifestyle being in a controlled study could help better understand how it works, and given that I’m someone who’s out of options and don’t want to just be “happy” with my situation, and yes! that is advertised as the only other alternative if everything else fails, even though they had not done anything new in over 25 years (except maybe enzymes, but that’s nowhere near enough information even though it supposably shows promise, but only when combined with waxing and I can’t do that).
I think we have just been conditioned to accept what is markedally available and if we raise a stink about it we’re being “too demanding” of a “cosmetic issue” while there’s other medical priorities like cancer. It’s the same argument if I ever bring it up into a conversation to just be happy that I’m healthy, and (again) there’s more important medical research that needs to be done, but whenever I bring up the fact that: hair loss and the research/development that surrounds it rivals that of cancer research, even though it’s a “cosmetic issue of the hair” or lack there of, they always rebuttal that “it’s different”; when asking to elaborate, they change the subject.
Sorry that turned into a bit of a rant, but it’s a personal precursor to what I found; I just don’t know how to utilize it and as you can guess I’m not going to be able to get help anywhere else…
Abbexa: ELISA kits!
-https:// www.abbexa. com/tlr3-sirna-1
-https:// www.abbexa. com/human-protein-hairless-elisa-kit
-https:// www.abbexa. com/dickkopf-related-protein-2-protein-recombinant
These are just a few genetic kits available from the website that are tied with hair loss/inhibitors. They all say that they are “research only”; and what’s funny is the last one, which is known as the protein DKK2 (the protein that inhibits hair from growing on the palm of your hands and the soles of your feet) specifically says it is not be used for cosmetic purposes, which does make me question if they’re testing it for cosmetic use (doubtful), but the only thing I could find was articles on suppressing tumors.
I tried to get into contact with doctors Angela Christiano and Elaine Fuchs (like many people on this site have tried) to no avail, so I’m trying to figure out who else I could probably talk to or what groups of study, like those in dermatology or Pharmacy, should I get in touch with (I’ve heard of specialized pharmacies that personalized Medical Treatments but I don’t know if that’s applicable to my situation).
And before someone says something along the lines of “this would take a very long time so don’t expect anything overnight” trust me I know, but I’m going to push the issue anyways and I’m not going to wait no 20+ years; I’m getting closer to my thirties and I want to enjoy them, no matter what they’re going to come out with in the next 5+ years I’ve made up my mind on going full hairless, it’s not out of desperation that I make this decision, it’s something that I really want to do but first it needs to exist. And really that kind of attitude, even though it’s being realistic, has this slight undertone that perpetuates the dismissive attitude that’s echoed by mass media against hair removal or at the very least a kind of defeatist attitude basically saying to give up, but I won’t or else the razor industry wins and there will be no point to this site, and I only want that to happen when we actually have efficient hair removal treatments that’s available to everyone and not be at the mercy of the market vultures.
Please and thank you to everyone!
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