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Author Topic: Dermarolling to promote hair growth (without Minoxidil)  (Read 8009 times)

SarahVaughter

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Dermarolling to promote hair growth (without Minoxidil)
« on: January 20, 2010, 01:57:38 PM »
This is about using a dermaroller to cause a controlled micro-injury of the scalp to promote hair growth. This method is still at an early experimental stage.  Dermarolling also increases blood flow to the hair follicles. The easiest way to roll the scalp is to roll in one direction only. Direction from the hair roots to the hair ends.

 

Yet there are promising indications:

                  "The latest research by Intercytex, performed with Dr. Bessam Farjo as principal investigator, has shown that patients receiving superficial injections grow new hair, which may solely be a result of the controlled skin wounding itself. This surprising result is correlated by the pioneering work published by Dr. George Cotsarelis of Pennsylvania University, who found that stimulation of the Wnt protein by wounding leads to hair regeneration. Wounding by microneedles would potentially start this Wnt protein mediated growth stimulation, and prevent synthesis of TGF-?2, a protein known to induce hair loss."

http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/may07/hair-follicle-regeneration.html
My comments should not be considered medical advice.

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