LATEST NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS
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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||Edited by: Andrew Finklestein
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|Video Tape - call 1-800-420-2626
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- Further to our surprise was the LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AS TO THE POTENTIALLY
HARMFUL INGREDIENTS found IN SKIN COSMETICS such as Propylene Glycol
and the commonly used form of Vitamin E, Tocopherol Acetate.
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- Considering the various factors including hormonal, oxidative stress, nutrition
and immune system responses. Universal Biologics is working on a new formula
to be incorporated with its Scalp Primer.
- TODAY'S HEALTH, a syndicated television
program hosted by Faith Daniels, featuring HairPrime® as a natural treatment
for women's hair loss in a segment entitled "Growing Advances", aired on CNBC
November 14, 1999. Future airings in syndication are planned worldwide. For
future listings log on to http://www.vstar.com/health/default2.htm
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.]
to the Professionals Attending the Academy of Dermatology Annual Conference
in New Orleans - March, 1999.
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