M. T. Husain
Department of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 2, No.2. July 1979:113-116
Hair growth in regenerated epithelium of experimentally induced full thickness skin wounds was investigated in rabbits using zinc oxide sticking tape dressings. Of 38 areas studied, 48.2% grew hairs from 32 to 94 days after complete epithelization of the wounds. In 75% of the areas that grew hairs, growth appeared as a central tuft of hairs with a clear hairless areola of regenerated epithelium separating it from the normal hair-bearing skin around it. The study is being continued to ascertain the role of zinc in hair-growth promotion as well as the histology of regenerated epithelium and new hair follicles.
Keywords: Hair Growth in Epithelized Full Thickness Skin Wounds— A Preliminary Report