Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a unit of measure used to determine an individual’s estimated growth hormone secretion. It is a 70-amino acid polypeptide. IGF-1 is produced by many tissues, but the liver is the main source of circulating IGF-1. IGF-1 is the primary intermediary of the anabolic and growth promoting effects of human
As the micro-needles make small punctures into the region of the scalp where hair loss occurs, the body begins to respond by producing growth factors. These growth factors are a natural part of healing in all of us.
What appears to happen according some of the latest research is that the combination of these growth factors along with a twice per day application of Minoxidil 5% of greater, the body will see much more hair growth over just Minoxidil treatment alone.
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