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The biological effects of a pulsed electrostatic field with specific reference to hair. Electrotrichogenesis.
Int J Dermatol 1990 Jul-Aug; 29(6):446-50IJ

Abstract

This comparative, controlled study demonstrates the positive biologic effect on hair regrowth of a pulsed electrical field administered according to a regularized treatment schedule over 36 weeks. Mean hair count comparisons within the groups significantly favor the treatment group, which exhibited a 66.1% hair count increase over baseline. The control group increase over baseline was 25.6%. It is notable also that 29 of the 30 treatment subjects (96.7%) exhibited regrowth or no further hair loss. The process is without side effects and untoward reactions. The rationale of this phenomenon is unclear but is considered to be due to an electrophysiologic effect on the quiescent hair follicle, similar to that documented with respect to bone fracture and soft tissue repair enhancement. The electrical pulse may cause increased cell mitosis through calcium influx, involving both the hair follicle sheath and dermal papilla cells.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Dermatology, University of British Columbia School of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2397975

Citation

Maddin, W S., et al. "The Biological Effects of a Pulsed Electrostatic Field With Specific Reference to Hair. Electrotrichogenesis." International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 29, no. 6, 1990, pp. 446-50.
Maddin WS, Bell PW, James JH. The biological effects of a pulsed electrostatic field with specific reference to hair. Electrotrichogenesis. Int J Dermatol. 1990;29(6):446-50.
Maddin, W. S., Bell, P. W., & James, J. H. (1990). The biological effects of a pulsed electrostatic field with specific reference to hair. Electrotrichogenesis. International Journal of Dermatology, 29(6), pp. 446-50.
Maddin WS, Bell PW, James JH. The Biological Effects of a Pulsed Electrostatic Field With Specific Reference to Hair. Electrotrichogenesis. Int J Dermatol. 1990;29(6):446-50. PubMed PMID: 2397975.
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