» As we get older, in a lot of cases, body hair thickens, sometime
» significantly. Wouldn’t this mean the follicle has grown more robust or
» increased in size? i wonder what chemical messenger sparks this increase?
» This could have implications for finer head hair as it would mean that hair
» follicles aren’t always predestined to grow only a certain caliber hair
» etc. I wonder what sparks this change and why does it take many years and
» sometimes late adulthood to change characteristics?
» On another note, the Company Isolagen has a interesting phase three method
» for wrinkles, my suspicion is this method could very well be beneficial to
» hair loss sufferers, any thoughs? www.isolagen.com
Both on the body and on the scalp, hairs start out fine and colorless. In the presence of hormones, such as in puberty, the hair is signaled to grow longer, thicker, and darker. So, we know that hair caliber is influenced hormonally. It is thought that the over production of DHT causes the hairs to return to their fine, vellous state and eventually the follicles stop producing hair all together. I don’t think anyone knows for sure which chemical messenger is responsible for changing the size and quality of the hairs, but it is most likely more than one culprit. For example, some people respond dramatically to DHT blockers, and others don’t. I think that hair follicles are genetically predisposed, but are also affected by the scalp/skin environment and overall health of the person.
It seems that Isolagen is creating collagen. Do you know if this is an injectable or are they making a cream out of it? If it is for injections, then we are all familiar with collagen injections; it plumps up the skin, but does not necessarily improve the health of the skin. If their product is a cream, it may help to moisturize the skin, but I don’t think collagen can enter your skin when placed topically. Increasing the health of the scalp and skin can help hair growth, but you could probably do this without harvesting and multiplying your own collagen. What are your thoughts?