How many of you are concerned about hair loss? Hair loss sufferers spend more than 3.5 billion dollars a year in an attempt to treat their condition, yet unfortunately, 99% of all products launched to couteract this emotionally distressing disease are completely ineffective for the majority of those who use them.
However, the search for that one product that works is never abandoned, and with each new lauch in the area of hair growth products, apolecia sufferers hope for the best. Such is the case with the new Neogenic Vichy hair density treatment, a product that intrigued most of us with discoveries mark the benining of a new era in alopecia studies.In light of the latest discoveries about stem cells, Vichy launched a worldwide innovation in the area of alopecia.Vichy’s Neogenic offers the solution to this problem – Stemoxydine, a patented molecule that promotes the proper functioning of stem cells at the origin of new hair and awakens the dormant bulbs.Until now, we thought that the hair’s life follows three different cycles – growth (anagen phase), regression (catagen phase) and rest (telogen phase).
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About 90% of the hair on the head is in the anagen, or growth phase, which lasts three to five years. The catagen, or transition phase, typically lasts 2-3 weeks, during which the hair follicle shrinks. During the telogen cycle, which lasts around two to four months, the hair rests, begins to fall, causing noticeable hair loss.Until now we believed that after the telogen phase is completed, the hair follicles continue their cycle and return to the growth phase. However, recent studies tell us that sometimes, hair rebirth can undergo a dormant stage, in which the bulbs stop their activity and postpone the production of new hair follicles.This dormant stage can take between 2 to 12 months, and the longer this phase is, the more hair loss is increased. Hair looses density, the scalp becomes visible and your alopecia becomes a real threat that you can no longer avoid.
Neogenic innovation in the field of hair growth
In light of the latest discoveries about stem cells, Vichy launched a worldwide innovation in the area of alopecia.Vichy’s Neogenic offers the solution to this problem – Stemoxydine, a patented molecule that promotes the proper functioning of stem cells at the origin of new hair and awakens the dormant bulbs.
Researched for over 20 years by L’Oréal, stem cells are involved in the awakening of the dormant hair follicles. This topic is fully explained in Commo Gallard’s study, Differentiation (2000). The discovery of the reservoir of hair follicle stem cells, on the one hand and the production of Stemoxydine on other hand, represent a major advance in promoting hair growth.
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L’Óreal studies show that the stem cells in the inferior reservoir become active and produce new hair follicles when they are hosted by a hypoxic environment (with a low oxygen level). Although this is a recent discovery, it offers us a new dimension in a field yet unexploited – dormant follicles. More about this subject will soon be available in study conducted by Michelle Rathman-Josserand, Gaianne Genty, Jennifer Lecardonel and Bruno A. Bernard, “Hypoxia and Human Hair Follicle Stem/ Progenitor Cells”.The patented molecule with biomimetic effect, Stemoxydine, awakens the dormant hair follicles from the sleep phase. The 5% concentration in Neogenic mimics the effect of a hypoxic environment. Its effectiveness is reflected in an increase in the number of hairs and fullness.Vichy’s in vivo studies show an increase in hair density by 4%. This equals the gain of 1700 new hairs, on average, in just 3 months. A result that’s got a lot of you with hair loss problems wondering about the efficiency of this product.
Neogenic by Vichy
Does Neogenic get results?
Naturally, I’ve been wondering the same thing ever since I first got word that the product was released in Europe. Although I don’t need it for myself, my boyfriend suffers from androgenic alopecia and is in constant search for a product that not only slows down the hair loss process, but also helps in regaining lost hair, by promoting growth.
Neogenic Vichy Applicator
The recommended dosage of Neogenic is a 3 months cure, that can be followed 2 times a year, within that 12 month latent phase that I mentioned earlier in the post. We just started using the first out of 3 sets of 28 dosage units needed to make a statement about the efficiency of Neogenic, so expect updates to this post in time.So far, it’s made a noticeable improvement in thickening and regrowth to the crown, but not so much to the receding hairline or vertex. We’ll see how it goes after three months of daily use.Vichy advices to apply the product in the morning or evening to dry or damp hair. In my experience, you’d probably want to apply it at night, as it does leave your hair slightly shinny, as though you’ve applied shine spray to your roots. Not as bad as it sounds and surprisingly facilitating for styling.It isn’t sticky, however, and it doesn’t leave an oily film as some other hair growth product do. This watery quickly penetrates skin if you massage it with the ergonomic applicator provided in the pack. It’s not the greatest I’ve seen, since it takes some time getting used to the quantity you want to apply in each region of your scalp, but I haven’t experienced leaks when trying to use it as some other consumers described.The scent seems to me very similar to shampoo, so it should be pleasant to most.Hypoallergenic and paraben free, Neogenic is also suitable for people with sensitive skin. Fortunately, I didn’t experience any problems with dandruff, as I did with other hair loss treatments, otherwise three months would have seemed far too long.Otherwise, the amount of time indicated in order to show results shouldn’t be a problem for those of you accustomed to hair growth treatments. You know these things take time in order to prove their efficiency and I plan to use it religiously as recommended before I give your my final take on it.I am happy with the results as I’ve been hoping for more hair density on the crown and Neogenic proved efficient in that area and for me, there were some changes in hairline growth as well, as many tiny hairs appeared at my temples. Therefore, I highly recommend this product to whomever needs an efficient hair density treatment.UPDATE: Since most of you have been asking to post an official source where you can buy Neogenic Vichy online, I did a follow up post where you’ll find the product available for purchase. If you decide to use it, please let me know if you find the product useful. Hope it works for you too!
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