What is Healthy Asian Hair?
Hair Enhancing Compounds - Material Identification
Product Enhancement With Scientific Investments
The hair follicle and aging
Human hair follicle metabolism – understanding energy production in the human hair follicle and developing intervention strategies to improve hair growth, especially associated with normal aging (as opposed to male pattern baldness).
The vast majority of existing hair research is focused on regulation of the hair cycle in balding men utilizing animal, especially murine, models. Hence, human hair follicle metabolism and physiology remain poorly understood. Previous work including ours proves in principle that biological intervention in anagen hair follicles is capable of beneficially changing hair growth.
We are building a comprehensive program investigating anagen hair follicles with the intent to define and validate intervention points to improve hair follicle metabolism. One of our key external collaborators is AgResearch NZ, who are also interested in hair biogenesis but for agricultural (ovine) use. Ovine follicles are the most representative of the human hair long anagen cycle. We are using these hair follicle models to define follicle metabolism and synthesis of the hair shaft.
Normal hair; Bleached hair; Color-dye hair
Hair pluck - red spots are mitochondria of live cells
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
We are always looking for local hair restoration clinicians to collaborate.