New research: Hair follicle transplants could mend scars


It’s about to get sciencey… Researchers have found a brand-new way to fix scar tissue!

The Scar Free Foundation says that over 20 million people in the UK are affected by scarring. It causes loss of movement – resulting in the need for further operations, physio and treatment – and severe psychological challenges.  

Despite these figures, scars are often left to fall by the wayside, but that’s about to change. Scientists from Imperial College London have brought the treatment of scars into the limelight with a new regeneration study. 

Their answer to better scars? Hair follicle transplants. Here are the details…