A plastic surgeon in central Ohio is using two small items in his office to turn back receding hairlines.
Armed with a bottle of pink goo and a roller, Dr. Brian Dorner helps those who are battling baldness.
"The skin is designed to prevent anything from getting inside the body," Dorner said. "So, what the roller does is that it helps break down that barrier.
The goo is made of chemicals and proteins called peptides. Peptides help hair regrow.
Kirk Powell said that when he graduated high school, he had a full head of hair, four years later he started to see a change.
"I have noticed some thinning, some receding hairlines," Powell said.
When trimming his hair did not make the cut, Powell, 30, decided it was time for help.
"I'm not expecting a full head of hair again, but at least to limit further hair loss," Powell said. "Maybe get a little bit of hair in the receding areas."
Dorner will rub the roller, which is covered in tiny needles, over Powell's scalp before smoothing on the peptides.
"So the ones that have gone dormant, they've maybe thinned out or decided not to grow hair any more can be stimulated back into the growth cycle, and you get thicker hair," Dorner said.
The treatment should take five to 10 monthly treatments to work.
Dorner said that while this will not work on men who are mostly bald or have been bald for a long time, it can provide a temporary reprieve for others.
"Of course, hair on a guy makes him look younger," Dorner said.
While it is not a permanent solution, the doctor said that once patients have completed the treatment, they should have fuller heads of hair for several years.
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