By using micro-dissected human hair follicles, Cutech can evaluate products designed for modulating hair growth, hair pigmentation or for stress protection.
To evaluate the hair growth modulatory properties, we offer to investigate the following parameters:
For this assessment, only micro-dissected follicles in the active growing phase of the hair cycle (i.e. anagen VI)
can be used. Consequently, the model allows to monitor exclusively the switch between the active (anagen)
versus the involution (catagen) phase.
The following parameters can be investigated:
Various external factors can induce a premature transition from the anagen to the catagen phase.
The stress increase in the hair follicle is monitored by quantifying free radicals in the follicle bulb region.