If you are suffering from hair loss, it might be reassuring, that you aren’t alone. Many people share your angst. There are many causes of hair loss, the outside environment and internal milieu both being important.
Hair loss may soon be a thing of the past. In a path-breaking research, our research group led by Dr. Debraj Shome and Dr. Rinky Kapoor has come up with a molecule that has revolutionized growth of hair in preliminary studies. 80% growth of hair was noted for more than 90% of the people who tried this injection therapy in a span of 6 months. In some cases, restoration was even better than that seen with hair restoration surgery. It is SO exciting that we have planned to patent this technology and will actually come out with our own products soon. We call this molecule QR 678!
- How was this molecule developed?
Dr. Rinky Kapoor and Dr. Shome, who is a visiting Faculty at the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Mumbai, have developed this molecule after 4 years of intense rigorous research. This molecule has undergone clinical trials for over two years which have been approved by the FDA. Most top-class work is some inspiration and a lot of perspiration and this is no different. The entire story of how this revolution developed will be in top magazines and news papers soon. Do watch this space!
- So, how does this work?
The epidermal hair follicles are regulated by interactions between the epithelial cells and mesenchymal cells. They undergo cycles of growth (called anagen), involution (catagen), and quiescence (telogen). The obvious force in the cycle is the follicular mesenchyme, especially the dermal papilla. Factors from the papillary mesenchyme act as inductive signals for cycling of the follicular epithelium (Peus & Pittelkow 1996). Epithelial stem cells, which are situated in the bulge area of the hair follicles, respond to the inductive signal from the dermal papilla (Cotsarelis et al. 1990). This activation causes proliferation of stem cells in the bulge area, and then the next generation of stem cells forms a down-growth into the deep dermis. This is followed by differentiative growth of matrix cells and leads to the generation of the complex follicular product, the shaft, along with its housing sheath.
In simple language, it means that certain growth factors, unknown until now, have been believed to cause growth of hair in humans. Our group, which is led by Dr. Debraj Shome and Dr. Rinky Kapoor, in a landmark research, has identified one such growth factor. They have artificially prepared this revolutionary new molecule in the laboratory. The trials they have conducted have shown great results in hair growth on injection of this growth factor. This revolution is being patented currently and guess what –Soon, no one need be bald anymore.
- Is it for me? How do I get an appointment?
For patients who suffer from loss of hair, mesotherapy is performed with the QR678 molecules which are patented growth factors. These are administered by very small, virtually painless injections into the scalp. It requires about 8 sessions which are spaced 2-3 weeks apart. Usually 1 ml of solution is injected per session. Each session takes 15 minutes and no hospitalization is required and costs Rs. 6000 per ml of injection per session. More than 500 people all over the world have already benefited from this revolution and people are flying in from different parts of the world, every 3 weeks, for their injections! This could definitely not happen without hugely tangible results. Since the tickets for these travels cost more than the treatment itself, it has been our endeavor to keep this priced in a manner that most ‘normal’ people can benefit.
The scalp has to be initially evaluated to find out if the treatment will work for you. It is very difficult to regain the hair which has been lost by you over time, and some patients just do not respond to traditionally available therapies. This treatment helps regain some percentage of that hair. Lotion applications are prescribed, which have to be used twice or thrice a week for maintenance, after the sessions are over to prevent the ill-effect of hormones on the hair.
This therapy does not work if the scalp is entirely bald. Results usually are 60-70% re-growth or more depending on the extent of the problem. Improvement usually starts after 4 sessions.
We also recommend that in cases of severe hair loss, patients undergo the QR 678 treatment to make the transplantable hair thicker. After all, the transplanted hair also comes from your own scalp. It’s just from a different area of the scalp, hence thicker hair give us more hair to transplant.
You can call Ms. Nisha – 09004671379 for an appointment.