Thinning hair dating
Although Repli Cel previously announced the product could be ready as early as 2016, it appears the launch has now been delayed.
We previously reported on the Repli Cel method, which draws on the findings of Japanese scientist, Shinya Yamanaka (pictured), who won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine after discovering that mature cells can be converted into stem cells.
When I was 16, I noticed a small part of my scalp was visible.
Thankfully, I was blessed with stereotypical thick, curly, and unruly South Indian hair, making it easy to cover up.
Whilst this ground-breaking cell regeneration development is being used to create ‘cell pharmaceuticals’ – which can help repair nerve damage – using the information to treat thinning hair is reportedly seen as the real ‘cash cow’ of regenerative medicine.
His pluripotent stem cell findings were recently furthered in specific relation to genetic hair loss by a team at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in California.
What is not immediately clear is how this procedure could be sold to the public; we assume it is likely to be delivered in the same format as some of Shiseido’s beauty treatments, so could perhaps take place in spa-type environments, as well as at dermatology and hair loss clinics.
Though it is unlikely to be suitable for home-use, we did find information from Repli Cel which notes they are ‘also developing a propriety injection device optimised for the administration of its products and licensable for use with other dermatology applications’.
Afterwards, I would spend up to two hours of air-drying, blow-drying, adding loads of product to get the perfect amount of bounce with the least amount of frizz, and of course, making sure all my bald spots were covered.
We will report any new updates on these delivery systems, as soon as information becomes available.
According to a press release issued by Repli Cel, Shiseido has an exclusive license for the hair loss product known as ‘RCH-01’ in certain Asian countries including Japan, China and South Korea.
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London.
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