Researchers at USC recently published a study that examined the effects of hair pulling as a way to regrow hair in mice. When plucking hairs in an area 3 to 5 millimeters across, the hairs grew back, as did hairs from surrounding follicles, but don’t go pulling your hair out quite yet.
The senior author Cheng-Ming Chuong said, “The work leads to potential new targets for treating alopecia, a form of hair loss.” The reason? Apparently when the hair is pulled, it triggers the “quorum sensing” process. This process allows cells to communicate to one another chemically. When damage occurs, they signal other cells to help repair.
When the researchers at USC plucked 200 strands in mice, they found that up to 1,200 strands grew back. There is still much research to be done, but the study shows promise. It also is a fascinating tale of how the body’s immune system works. The immune system sends macrophages which secrete signaling molecules called tumor necrosis factor alpha, which at certain levels, prompt the plucked and unplucked follicles to grow.
It is thrilling seeing so much research done to advance the fight of alopecia. If you are balding and seeking a solution to your hair loss, come visit Ultimate Hair Dynamics in San Diego.
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