GOOD NEWS Man Regrows Full Head of Hair By Taking Arthritis Drug
At age two, Kyle Rhodes was diagnosed with a condition called alopecia areata, causing him to lose all the hair on his body by the time he was 18. Now 25, Rhodes has a full head of hair again thanks to Dr. Brett King, a dermatology professor at Yale University who successfully treated Rhodes' hair loss with a drug intended for arthritis patients.
Rhodes and Dr. King sat down with Elisabeth Hasselbeck this morning to go over the remarkable story. He said after two months of using the drug, his hair had fully returned, including his eyebrows and eyelashes.
King explained that the drug "turns off the distress signal" that causes hairs to leave the body, adding at this point it is a "treatment" not a cure for baldness.
"The question long-term will just be how much medicine does one need to achieve and maintain this result," he said.
Elisabeth asked whether this treatment can work for everybody who is struggling with hair loss.
King said he "really believes" it will work for everybody who suffers from Rhodes' condition.
Watch the full interview above.