Could New Hair Cream Banish The Bald Patch?

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Scientists are currently testing 300 men with a new cream thought to stimulate hair growth in men. It is hoped that the cream called SM0554 will act on proteins in the skin to switch dormant hair follicles back on on the basis that balding men retain the same number of follicles as those with a full head of hair. It is simply that for reasons not yet fully understood, a significant number of follicles in varying patterns miniaturise to the point that they stop producing hair or switch off to lie dormant.

Half of the 300 men will be given a placebo and results will be evaluated after three months. Watch this space…