Thymuskin - Hair Loss & Hair Transplant Surgery Guide

Tell me more about ThymuSkin

As with many hair loss products, ThymuSkin was never developed with the intention to be marketed to the mass male-pattern baldness market.  ThymuSkin was created by German scientists to stimulate hair re-growth amongst patients who had suffered hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment. Its high proportion of successful cases meant that it was later upgraded into a marketable product and brand for the wider public.

How does it work?

In other articles on this site, we’ve discussed the reasons behind baldness and highlighted the fact that there are still uncertainties and a lack of knowledge as to why we go bald. Scientists may well know what causes it – but they still do not understand why it happens. One theory put forward has been that our bodies, for some reason, come to see our own hair follicles as alien. Therefore, the immune system sends antibodies to attack, weaken and ultimately destroy the follicles.

Some scientists have speculated that the key factor behind this mistaken identity and confusion in the immune system is the deterioration of the thyroid gland. The thyroid glands provide the body with peptides, which play an important role in supporting the immune system and in keeping our body, skin and hair healthy. Therefore, as the thyroid gland naturally deteriorates as we grow older, our bodies manufacture fewer vital peptides and this results in male pattern baldness.

Based on this theory, ThymuSkin was developed. It is a topical treatment which needs to be massaged into the scalp, and which contains extract of thymosin from the thymuses of calves.  It is developed using a special refining process. Once the ThymuSkin is absorbed into the scalp, it is transferred to the bloodstream where it neutralises the anti-bodies which are mistakenly attacking the hair follicles. 

What ThymuSkin products can I buy?

ThymuSkin products are designed as the complete hair care system. Thymuskin Shampoo can be used daily, although if you only have slight hair loss then twice each week is recommended. There is also ThymuSkin Cream Rinse Conditioner which helps to improve the overall quality of the hair that has (hopefully) begun to thicken.

After washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner, you need to apply the ThymuSkin treatment itself. The treatment should be massaged into the scalp, left for 15 minutes and then rinsed out. For cases of heavy hair loss, there is a gel version which can also be applied topically in the same way.

The concept is that you can pick and choose which products you require depending on the severity of your hair loss. Of course, this does not always work as effectively and simply as the manufacturers like to suggest. There are several different types of alopecia with different causes. Each should be treated in a different way and not all types respond to the same type of products. If in doubt, consult your GP.

Is it successful?

Thymuskin claims to have a 95% success rate for women and a 67% success rate for men. While these figures may look impressive, it probably suggests that the product is only suitable to a relatively small number of male-pattern baldness cases.

The ThymuSkin formulation is FDA-approved as a cosmetic only. Unlike Minoxidil and Finasteride, therefore, it has not gained approval as a drug for male-pattern baldness; only as a treatment for thickening hair and creating a cosmetic impression, rather than stimulating actual regrowth.