In an effort to keep you informed, we will cover and report
the news and developments regarding thinning hair and hair loss treatment,
skin care and nail care.
We welcome and encourage your questions, suggestions, comments
and information as much of what we have accomplished in our research and
development is due to the response of people who have used our products
and who are interested in the topics of hair loss and skin care.
- Certain MEDICATIONS CAN CAUSE HAIR LOSS.
- After the Classroom Seminar Universal Biologics conducted at the International
Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in Orlando, Florida on October 29,
2000 - "Growing Advances in Hair Loss Treatment for Women & Men" and "Discovering
the Truth in Skin Care", it was very obvious that all of the attendees
were SHOCKED AND AMUSED BY the information presented. Attendees,
including Hair Salon owners, were not aware of the investigative news
segment aired on the NBC series, DATELINE, on December 28,
1998 entitled, "Hair Apparent". The story focused on the fake hair
growth products and false claims marketed and the unscrupulous people
and companies behind the deception. Although Hair Farm® was easily
dismissed as a product that lacked substance, surprising to most was the
focus on Nioxin®, a product that is successfully marketed in salons
all over the world. The investigative news segment indicated that although
Nioxin claimed to have studies, it is unwilling to share the studies with
the FDA. The principal founder [Bashforth] of Nioxin is shown to use semantics
to overcome the interviewer's questions,
Interviewer: "Does Nioxin grow hair?"
Bashforth: "I cannot say that. I would say Nioxin does not claim
to grow hair."
Interviewer: "Does not grow hair."
Bashforth: "I'd say, Does not claim to grow hair."
Interviewer: "The poster behind you says "Growing Hair & The Business"
Response: " If you read the poster correctly, uh...the…the poster
also says growing the hair business."
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In a corroborative effort to contribute to the television program testimony
by women who have used HairPrime® and/or experiencing thinning hair, we
were shocked by the fact that none of our customers, even the "fantastic
success stories", wished to be interviewed or tell their stories. Most of
the women I called praised our product and effort, but just could not bring
themselves to publicly tell others about their experience with hair loss
and HairPrime® . In fact, one of the women contacted is a television/media
personality who was devastated by her hair loss which affected her career.
After having used HairPrime® , she has regained a full head of hair and
her confidence, but she refuses to be interviewed on television to let others
know because she claims that "she is too well known". This phenomena underscores
the program's theme as to the "emotional impact of hair loss on women".
An article by Rita Kennan on an internet website (which offers
Rogaine® only) contained the following:
"RAPUNZEL, RAPUNZEL, LET DOWN YOUR HAIR...
The fact that women's hair has been praised in everything
from fairy tales to romantic literature, contributes to the popular belief
that women must keep up their appearance at all costs. Bald men are socially
acceptable and considered sexy in some circles. But a woman's hair is her
crowning glory, and most women will work hard to hide hair loss. Although
society reacts differently to hair loss between the sexes; the treatment
for the condition remains the same."
- Universal Biologics's presentation, "Conversion to Terminal, Melanized
Hair with a 7.5% Herbal Preparation: A Double Blind Study" which was made
at the Amercian Academy of Dermatology Annual Conference in New Orleans
- March, 1999 was also made at the The Society of Cosmetic Chemists' Committee
on Scientific Affairs in Chicago - May, 1999. The presentation points
out the unique finding that the subjects using HairPrime® experienced
a significant conversion of baby-fine vellus hair to mature non-vellus,
terminal hair, thus indicating the products ability to reverse the shortened
growth cycle of hair which leads to premature hair loss and thinning hair.
- The Bull Newsletter, Volume 2 - Number 12 - August 1999 issue, lead
article focused on hair loss with the heading "Go Bald Gracefully...Or
Don't Go at All". Under the heading "A prostate drug for baldness? Just
say NO!" the writers caution the readers as to the use of Finasteride®
(Propecia® and Proscar®) and conclude, "When talking about baldness, Finasteride®
is a case where the cure is worse than the curse. Do yourself a favor;
stay away from this drug." The next heading, "The Minoxidil® promise -
broken" comments "Ten years ago, drug companies held out the promise of
a miracle drug, Minoxidil® (Rogaine® ), that would reverse baldness. Unfortunately,
the reality has fallen far short of the promise. A large scale clinical
trial showed Minoxidil® had very little effect after four months. After
a full 12 months, 39 percent of the patients had moderate hair growth
(as compared to 11 percent of the placebo group). Next, under the heading
"Nutrients that regrow hair? Be wary!" reads "...as far as baldness is
concerned, most of the supplements are ineffective...Besides the two notable
exceptions that I'll mention shortly, there are no true clinical studies
that we know of that prove their vitamin and supplement regimens will
regrow any hair." Finally, under the heading "Some good news - at last!"
HairPrime® is revealed as one of the "two promising herbal treatments
available, both of which have been studied in clinical double-blind, placebo
tests." [We at Universal Biologics continue to distinguish
HairPrime® because its clinical double blind placebo study has been presented
twice to the medical profession and public at the American Academy of
Dermatology and published in a prestigious peer review medical journal,
The Journal of Dermatological Treatment.]
- Letter to
the Professionals Attending the Academy of Dermatology Annual Conference
in New Orleans - March, 1999.
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