NEW HAVEN, CONN. — An arthritis medicine has been found to fully regrow the head and body hair of a 25-year-old man who was almost totally hairless.
The drug, Tofacitinib Citrate or Xeljanz, is FDA approved for the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis and was given to an unknown patient who has an autoimmune baldness disease called alopecia universalis.
In less than eight months, the man had face and scalp hair for the first time in more than seven years.
According to Science World Report, the drug had successfully been used to treat psoriasis in people and alopecia in mice.
Photos of the man show him go from totally bald on top of his head to sporting a lustrous mane of blond locks.
Scientists believe the drug works by turning off the immune attack on hair follicles.