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A new serum has gone on sale which experts believe could make hair transplants a thing of the past.
Nanogen's Serum VEGF: Growth Factor Solution contains the protein VEGF which promotes blood vessel growth in skin. Experts have shown that increasing the size of blood vessels in the scalp could be a solution for hair loss, as scientific studies have suggested that people with hair loss may have fewer blood vessels.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) discovered that by increasing the level of VEGF in mice, hair grew thicker and faster. The mouse hair follicles were individually bigger and collectively increased the total volume of hair by 70 per cent.
British scientists at Nanogen in London - one of the world's leading hair research organisations - have now developed the first growth factor complex (sh-VEGF) to stimulate hair follicle growth on human scalps.
Nanogen's Serum VEGF: Growth Factor Solution is available at Boots.com and is designed to improve hair growth and even re-awaken dormant hair follicles.
Elliot Isaacs, medical director and founder of Nanogen, comments: "It's taken our research team many years to reach this stage. We're really excited that we're able to bring this breakthrough product to hair loss sufferers."
Experts are heralding this advancement as the long-awaited 'next step' in hair regeneration and retention. Unlike previous breakthroughs, the complex is designed to be as effective on women as it is on men and is subject to an international patent protection.
Bill Mercer, founder of Stophairlossnow.co.uk - Europe's largest online hair loss community - comments: "The British team at Nanogen has made a true breakthrough with the development of its growth factor complex. The principles behind a growth factor treatment for hair loss are solid. This just proves that the British hair loss industry is at the cutting edge of treatment development and patient education."
Dr Craig Ziering, medical director of Ziering Medical - one of the world's leading hair restoration practices - adds: "The development of this technology comes at an incredibly exciting time in the hair loss industry. The ways in which certain growth factors could potentially combat hair loss have been well documented. With Nanogen, we have a product that will let us explore those benefits. Should it live up to expectations, this innovation could help treat millions of hair loss sufferers across the globe."
Growth factors occur naturally in the body and are the messages it sends to follicles telling hair to grow, stop growing or to fall out. Until now, scientists have struggled to harness their potential for men and women suffering from hair loss, as it is not permitted to use growth factors derived from human cells.
In a revolutionary move, Nanogen created a complex of synthetic human growth factors using plants. These new growth factors have recently been approved for use in the EU.
Nanogen now includes the hair growth factor complex in all of its topical products - from shampoos and conditioners, to its Serum VEGF.