Promising Data Presented for Viviscal Oral Supplement to Promote Hair Growth

June 25, 2013

An office-dispensed oral food supplement appears to promote existing hair growth for women suffering from temporary thinning hair, according to data presented at the World Hair Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland this spring. Subjects treated with Viviscal Hair Nourishment System Lifes2Good, Inc. for 90 days reported significant improvements in several parameters in a Self-Assessment Questionnaire including Overall Hair Volume (p=0.007), Scalp Coverage (p=0.002) and Thickness of Hair Body (p=0.003) (Table 2). After 180 days of treatment, Viviscal-treated subjects also reported significant improvements in Hair Shine (p<0.05), Skin Moisture Retention (p<0.05) and Skin Smoothness (p<0.05). The double-blind, placebo controlled study, reported by investigator Glynis Ablon, MD, was designed to assess the ability of Viviscal to promote hair growth when administered daily to women with self-perceived thinning hair over a six-month period. At baseline, the mean number of terminal hairs among placebo-treated subjects was 256.0 (24.1) and remained at 245.0 (22.4) at 90 days and 242.2 (26.9) at 180 days. The mean number of terminal hairs in the Viviscal-treated subjects was 271.0 (24.2) at baseline, increasing statistically significantly to 571 (65.7) at 90 days and 609.6 (66.6) at 180 days. The mean number of vellus hairs among placebo treated subjects was 57.0 (32.1) at baseline and 68.0 (21.4) and 65.8 (16.6) after 90 and 180 days, respectively. Among subjects using Viviscal, the mean number of vellus hairs was 46.5 (17.7) at baseline, 48.0 (16.2) at 90 days, and 46.5 (14.4) at 180 days.

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