A recent study using mice at Harvard University found a possible explanation for how chronic stress leads to hair loss. The researchers found that a “major stress hormone causes follicle stem cells to stay in an extended resting phase, without regenerating the hair follicle and hair. They identified the specific cell type and molecule responsible for relaying the stress signal to the stem cells, and suggest that this pathway can be potentially targeted to restore hair growth.” However, further research is still needed before these findings can be safely applied to humans. This research is especially groundbreaking because it may lead to the potential application of promoting hair growth in humans as well as a new approach to stem cell biology research. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a hair rejuvenation treatment, perhaps a Platelet-Rich Plasma Hair Restoration treatment is right for you. Contact Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today to schedule your free consultation!
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