3D printing has gone from simple extrude able plastic, into the food industry, medical, clothing and now even in cosmetics and hair. It appears they are experimenting with a technique to print living tissue or in this case hair follicle. Check out the rest of the story.
Could 3D printed hair follicles help with hair loss? – BBC News
Hair follicles created by a process similar to 3D printing could one day be used as implants, beauty giant L’Oreal has said.
The cosmetics firm is partnering with a French bio-printing company called Poietis, which has developed a form of laser printing for cell-based objects.
Hair follicles have not been created this way before and the firms expect it will take at least three years to adapt the process.
However, one hair loss charity said it was too early “to be getting excited”.
L’Oreal already uses 3D printed skin in its product research.