A novel cosmetic approach to treat thinning hair

  title={A novel cosmetic approach to treat thinning hair},
  author={M. G. Davis and J.H. Thomas and Sebastiaan J. van de Velde and Ying L. Boissy and Thomas L. Dawson and R Iveson and K Sutton},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
BACKGROUND Many of today's treatments associated with 'thinning hair', such as female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium, are focused on two of the key aspects of the condition. [] Key MethodMETHODS Testing methodology included fibre diameter measures via laser scan micrometer, assessment of fibre mechanical and behavioural properties via tensile break stress and torsion pendulum testing, and mechanistic studies including cryoscanning electron microscopy and autoradiographic analysis.

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