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Could 3D printed hair follicles help with hair loss?

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Could 3D printed hair follicles help with hair loss?

Interesting BBC article about using hair follicles created by a process similar to 3D printing could one day be used as implants, L'Oreal has said. "The cosmetics firm is partnering with a French bio-printing company called Poietis, which has developed a form of laser printing for cell-based objects. Hair follicles have not been created this way before and the firms expect it will take at least three years to adapt the process. However, one hair loss charity said it was too early "to be getting excited". L'Oreal already uses 3D printed skin in its product research. "If we manage to...

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I really thought I would die...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

I really thought I would die...

Five years ago this week I took the plunge to get a second mastectomy and double breast reconstruction (bi latteral). The decision to undergo the nine hour intensive surgery was not made lightly and I really struggled with the thought of putting my now healthy (then post cancer five years) body under so much surgery... not to mention the worry and risk for my young family. However I did go ahead and early morning on the Monday stood in front of the hospital mirror whilst my surgeon drew lines and explained changes to the expected operation. She told me my...

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