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Defects of the hair shaft

Although expensive, hair transplantation of one follicle at a time can be performed on the scalp or brows by specialized plastic surgeons. The improved appearance and liberation from fear of “exposure” has been an important part of recovery for several former hair pullers and these treatments deserve consideration. To the best of our knowledge, the present study is the first to report this phenomenon, which can be explained by two hypotheses. The first hypothesis in the present study was that promotion of hair growth occurred due to activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway caused by inaudible sound vibrations.

LLLT therefore has a lower success rate compared with orally administered hair loss drugs. Consequently, researchers are focusing on finding how to clean lint out of a hairbrush therapeutics that are more effective and have fewer side effects. This is the opposite of what laser treatment is trying to achieve.

In conclusion, the present study demonstrated that inaudible sound promoted the proliferation of HF cells and that this effect inhibited hair loss signals induced by DHT (Fig. 5). Although the mechanism of action remains to be elucidated, the present study has provided the basis for a new therapeutic approach that can replace or complement existing hair loss treatments. MNX and vehicle served as the positive and negative controls, respectively. It was observed that HFs treated with 30 kHz inaudible sound grew significantly longer compared with the NT HFs at 5 days, which was similar to the growth of HFs treated with MNX (Fig. 4A andB). To further investigate the antiapoptotic effects of inaudible sound on DKK-1 and TGFβ-1, changes in mRNA expression levels of apoptosis-related genes were investigated via RT-qPCR.

At the first follow-up, soon after the removal of dressing, the treated area appeared bright pink. Repigmentation was first seen 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure and was completed in up to 6 months. In a few cases, there was initial hyperpigmentation that subsequently faded to match normal skin color. The repigmentation was darker in 75% patients and similar to normal skin in 25% patients. Forty percent of patients were of vitiligo vulgaris type, followed by acral (25%), focal (15%), segmental (15%), and lip tip variant (5%). Singh et al. included 13.33% patients of focal vitiligo and 40% patients of segmental vitiligo.

These layers are depicted in a longitudinal cross-section of the hair follicle , although not all hair has a medullary layer. Easy detachment of anagen hairs is a rare cause of anagen defluvium, occurring in follicular mucinosis, lymphomatous infiltration of the hair follicles, and the rare loose anagen syndrome . Trichoscopy is a novel diagnostic technique, both simple and noninvasive, can be used as a handy bed side tool for diagnosing common hair and scalp disorder.