TLDR Metformin helps lab-grown skin and hair cells work better to create hair.
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Alopecia treatments improve life quality but side effects can lessen this benefit; better use of quality of life measures is needed.
Topical metformin helped regrow hair in two women with a hard-to-treat scarring hair loss condition.
Minoxidil effectively treats hair loss, but use cautiously and monitor side effects.
Ginseng and its compounds may help hair growth and prevent hair loss, but more human trials are needed to confirm this.
Finasteride 1 mg effectively and safely increases hair growth in Japanese men with hair loss.
Scientists have found a way to create hair follicles from skin cells of newborn mice, which can grow and cycle naturally when injected into adult mouse skin.
Scientists developed a system to study human hair growth using skin cells, which could help understand hair development and improve skin substitutes for medical use.
Engineered skin substitutes can grow hair but have limitations like missing sebaceous glands and hair not breaking through the skin naturally.
Grafted rodent and human cells can regenerate hair follicles, but efficiency decreases with age.