Fullerene nanomaterials potentiate hair growth
Zhiguo Zhou PhD, Robert Lenk PhD, Anthony Dellinger BS Darren MacFarland PhD Krishan Kumar PhD Stephen R.Wilson PhD Christopher L.Kepley PhD, MBA
Hair loss is a common symptom resulting from a wide range of disease processes and can lead to stress in affected individuals. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of fullerene nanomaterials on hair growth. We used shaved mice as well as SKH-1 “bald” mice to determine if fullerene-based compounds could affect hair growth and hair follicle numbers. In shaved mice, fullerenes increase the rate of hair growth as compared with mice receiving vehicle only.