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The Science Behind Hair Growth: Breakthroughs in Hair Restoration Research

In the world of hair growth and restoration, new scientific breakthroughs continue to evolve. Let’s break down the science behind hair growth to better understand recent medical advancements.

These recent developments in hair restoration research are making a positive impact on hair restoration.

  • PRP Therapy: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are full of stem cells, platelets, and growth factors to help stimulate hair growth. Did you know that stem cells are basically a blank slate for your hair? PRP injections can ultimately stimulate the body’s repair response, where the stem cells stimulate the regeneration of lost hair follicles and encourage new hair growth.
  • Gene Therapy: There has been a ton of research on what genes affect and stimulate hair growth. The coolest thing is that scientists are working to manipulate these genes to promote new hair growth. While there is still a way to go in gene therapy research, this could be a game-changer in the world of hair restoration.
  • RNA Therapy: As we age, our hair follicles become stiffer contributing to hair loss. But don’t fret, micro-RNAs are here to help! Micro-RNAs are small molecules in our body that regulate gene expression in our cells. Recently, scientists have discovered that micro-RNAs can be used to soften our stiff hair follicles and possibly reignite hair growth!
  • FUT & FUE: Hair transplants are becoming more and more advanced each year. The latest and most popular types of hair transplants are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUT uses a strip of hair that is resistant to balding and transfers those follicles to the area of the scalp needing treatment. FUE differs in that small follicular units are individually collected from balding-resistant areas of the scalp and transplanted to the area needing treatment. Both treatments can restore your hair and your confidence.
  • Laser Therapy: You have probably heard of laser hair removal, but did you know that lasers can also help your hair grow? Laser therapy utilizes low-level lasers on a cap directed at your scalp, releasing light energy. This energy helps to stimulate the hair follicles and promote hair growth.

The science behind hair growth is complex, with innovative researchers looking for the next big breakthrough in hair restoration. The Pure Hair Restoration Center is dedicated to offering you the latest and greatest treatments for hair loss, including Follicular Unit Transplants and Follicular Unit Extraction, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Laser Cap Therapy, and more. Contact us today for world-class hair restoration, right here in Newport Beach.

AUTHOR: Dr. Nader Ronaghi, founder of Pure Hair Restoration Center, is a leading physician in the field of hair transplantation in Newport Beach, California with over a decade of experience. Dr. Ronaghi uses biologics with advanced medical technology to restore hair, helping his patients improve their appearance and self-esteem.