After a hair transplant, the transplanted hair follicles enter the dormancy (telogen) phase for 3 ‐ 6 month before they start to grow (anagen phase). Full growth is usually achieved in 10 ‐ 12 months.
Until now, nothing has been known to reduce the length of this dormancy phase, nor to eliminate this phase.
Can a special whey protein concentrate formulation reduce the length of the dormancy phase after a hair transplant?
When hair follicles are transplanted from one part of the scalp to another, the hair is trimmed before being transplanted. Any hairs that remain in the transplanted follicles usually fall out due to shock loss, and the follicle enters the telogen phase.
The hair transplant takes full effect 10 ‐ 12 months after the surgery. People seeking hair transplants are looking forward to the benefits of a fuller head of hair. Waiting up to one year for complete results reduces the time that patients can enjoy the benefits of their transplant. Reducing this waiting period would be highly sought by hair transplant candidates.
On the surface, drug research may seem appropriate for reducing the hair transplant dormancy period. So far, no drug has been shown to decrease the dormancy period of a hair transplant.
However, drugs run the risk of side‐effects. Patients worry about the possibility of doing more harm than good. An all natural, proven approach to accelerating the results from a hair transplant would likely have more acceptance and higher compliance than a drug.
The following is a study in which we used key ingredients in Help Hair™ Shake, a growth hormone free, enhanced whey protein concentrate (34%) to decrease the dormancy period after the hair transplantation.
The background on this is that we suspected that whey protein isolate had caused premature hair loss in hundreds of patients interviewed in twenty years of practice and that anabolics, in general, will elevate testosterone and DHT levels causing premature hair loss. The anabolics include but not exclusive ingestible as creatine, andro, testosterone patches, steroids, growth hormone, and fat burners which change the metabolism.
Whey protein is derived when milk is separated into casein and fat soluble whey protein. Whey protein consists of lactose, minerals, calcium, phosphate, lacto albumin, lactoglobulin which is found in whey protein concentrate. This is further processed by various filtration methods to create Whey protein isolate (80%‐100%), which has a higher amino acid content removing the milk sugars and minerals versus the more natural whey protein concentrate.
One study shown below specifically connects branched chains amino acids to increased testosterone production. In fact, on the weight lifting websites, there are pages of literature showing how they chemically engineer whey protein isolate to develop stronger bigger muscles.
By using a growth hormone‐free whey protein concentrate formula (34%) we are using a product with a lower amino acid count which we thought would be less androgenic but the patients could still work out without the side effect of premature hair loss.
Help Hair™ Whey Protein Concentrate is enhanced with a variety of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. When the hair transplant patients were given this product 5 days after surgery, their transplanted hair grew in faster than expected.
The Enhanced Whey Protein Concentrate (EWPC) in Help Hair™ Shake is the first product known to reduce the length of the telogen phase (dormancy) after a hair transplant in some individuals, therefore, resulting in Accelerated Follicular Restoration™ (AFR™).