The father of copper peptides is Dr Loren Pickart, who founded Skin Biology, makers of the Folligen product for thinning hair and Super Cop 2X. Dr Pickart made the original discovery that the tripeptide GHK, a specific copper peptide, could “remodel” human tissue. He recently sent me an article of his that was published in the 2009 American Academy Of Anti-aging Medicine’ Anti-Aging Therapeutics Vol Xl. I now have a better understanding of how copper peptides work on wrinkles and thinning hair, brows and lashes.
Copper peptides have been studied since the 1970s and been in skincare products for past 20 years and, still today they are regarded as one of the most potent skin regeneration actives. As the Cleveland Clinic points out, studies have shown that copper peptide promotes collagen and elastin production, and also acts as an antioxidant.
A particular copper peptide called GHK-Cu has been proven to stimulate hair growth in several ways:
• An extensive range of tests has revealed that the molecule plays a significant role when it comes to hair growth in human cancer patients, animals and healthy humans.
• Some tests have revealed copper peptides to be efficient just like minoxidil in treating androgenic alopecia.
• Copper peptides have shown to improve hair transplant results.
• Topical application of these peptides to the human scalp has been proven to stimulate growth and strengthen existing hair.
It’s believed that in human bodies the role of copper includes fighting inflammation and as humans age, the skin starts to wrinkle, hair thins and they become weaker because of copper depletion over the years.
When people were using the GHK-Cu molecule in treating wounds, the hair follicles that are around their treated wounds became very large. It looked like the copper peptide was playing a role in inhibiting follicle death and increasing their size. As a result, the role of the role of GHK-Cu molecule in hair growth started to be studied.
The most convincing evidence in favor of the positive role of copper peptides in hair growth was presented by Dr. Loren Pickart when he was in an interview he did with Cosmetics and Medicine of Russia. Pickart discussed testing on rodents that he had done earlier; he provided photos showing clear and exaggerated hair growth in the areas where he had injected the molecule.
He went on and discussed how further testing revealed that the molecules made the engine follicles become larger in rodents, which caused extended hair growth.
Dr Pickart then discussed tests by Bernard Kalis on the effects on follicles in humans and the discovery that the follicles could be converted from the inactive telogen state to the active hair follicles growth phase (anagen).
The best way to use this wonderful serum for hair loss:
1- Separate your hairline using a comb and apply the High tech copper peptide 10% serum organic
2-For each line you do use the skin roller for 10 seconds on each line after applying the copper peptide serum 10% organic.
3-Using a hairbrush massage your scalp to make the serum penetrate into your scalp ad massage it at the same time. Leave it overnight and wash your hair the next day.
4-Re-apply once or twice a week.