Hair loss and baldness are a problem that millions of men around the world suffer from. In recent years, many methods have been developed to deal with this problem. Now, Japanese scientists have developed a technique to reverse hair loss by transplanting the patient’s own hair cells directly into the scalp.
A team of dermatologists from Tokyo Medical University Hospital, led by Ryoji Tsuboi, discovered a new method to reverse hair loss by transplanting the patient’s own hair cells directly into the scalp.
The team tested the technique in 50 men and 15 women aged 33-64. Scientists, who detected an average of 8 percent more hair density in the scalp areas of hair transplantation, seem to offer a new and effective solution to the problem of hair loss that millions of people around the world suffer from.
Speaking to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, Tsuboi said, “The results of our study were very encouraging. We have proven that the research we are working on can help develop a new treatment for hair loss ”.
The team took samples of small dermal sheath cells from the hair follicles behind the subjects’ head as part of the tests that lasted for a year. Cells were treated and grown in a lab. Then it was injected over the scalp. Observing the subjects regularly every month, the team found that the most active new hair growth took place over a period of 6 to 9 months.
The method found by Japanese scientists was more effective in older people. It was also observed that increasing the amount of cells transplanted into the scalp does not increase hair growth. According to the team, this may be due to several factors, including a ‘cell rash’ that can prevent the immune system and its cells from being activated.
According to the British Association of Dermatologists, at least half of men over 50 will lose some of their hair during the aging process. Researchers, who state that on average, people shed 50 to 100 strands of hair per day, advise their doctors to their doctors as soon as possible.