Millions of people suffer from hair loss. In men, male pattern baldness is common while alopecia in women. Of course, there are ways to prevent hair loss and supplements that can stimulate hair growth but sometimes they don’t work for some people. And, current hair regrowth treatment cost a fortune.
However, Japanese scientists at Yokohama National University may have found another potential hair regrowth treatment.
Potentially Effective Hair Regrowth Treatment
Sometimes scientists can find a solution that can be found in an unexpected source. In this case, dimethylsiloxane, a compound present in frying additive might be the key to curing hair loss.
Although the present study is using mice, this can have a similar potential benefit to humans, too.
This hair regrowth therapy involves regenerating the hair follicles. At present, one of the most challenging hair restorative medicine is hair follicle germ preparation.
This is a productive source of hair follicles on a large scale.
Fortunately, in this study, the scientists were successful in preparing 5000 hair follicle germs at once.
Plus, they found a new hair growth from hair follicle germs (HFG) after transplanting them into mice.
One of the authors of the study Junji Fukuda, a professor at Yokohama National University says;
This simple method is very robust and promising. We hope that this technique will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss such as androgenic alopecia. In fact, we have preliminary data that suggests human HFG formation using human keratinocytes and dermal papilla cells.
The study is currently published at the Biomaterials Journal1.
Should You Wait For It?
The result of this study is promising. However, it is not yet clear how much the therapy would cost when it will be available. For certain, since this involves a certain medical operation, this could be expensive.
But is it expensive in the current hair transplant procedure? Well, we don’t know yet. Hopefully, these scientists would be able to fully develop the process and make it available to those who want it.
For now, while we don’t have any idea yet how much it would cost, natural alternatives and dietary changes plus healthy lifestyle practices are our best bet.