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NEW STUDY ANNOUNCEMENT

Hair Growth Study

ARE YOU A MALE OR FEMALE EXPERIENCING HAIR THINNING OR HAIR LOSS?

If so, you could help in a medical study to investigate the effectiveness of two new products on reducing hair loss & enhancing hair density.

Check your eligibility here

If you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning, you could help this research. 

Thank you for your interest in RDC Clinical’s new research study, into the effectiveness of a herbal extract for hair regrowth. This herb has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which may have a positive effect on an enzyme in your body linked to hair loss.

You may experience increased hair growth and density.

In addition to helping advance medical research, you also may experience reduced hair loss and enhanced hair density if taking the active study treatment. So, if hair loss or thinning hair is an issue, this study may appeal to you.

If you would like to play your part in this exciting research, you are in good general health and could attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, for monthly assessments over a 12-week study period, we’d love your help.

About the product you’ll help test… a natural herbal extract.

The product used in this study is currently safely in use for other conditions. It is a herbal extract from a plant with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The investigators believe that these properties may have a positive effect on an enzyme linked to hair loss and density.

About the study you’ll take part in…
If you qualify for this study, you’ll be enrolled and attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, for an initial health check which includes lifestyle questionnaires, current medications, weight, height, medical history, a blood test and hair assessments. After this you will be given a test product to use daily, either taking a capsule orally or applying gel to your scalp for 12 weeks.

You will be one of 160 trial participants, with 80 using one of the active treatments and 80 using a placebo (a harmless, inactive substance), so there’s a 50% possibility you will be provided with an active treatment. However, participants who do not receive an active study product during the treatment phase will be offered a 12-week supply of the active product once their participation in the study has been completed.

No cost to you

There is no cost to be a voluntary participant in this study, all study measurements are paid for by the investigators.

You may be eligible to be reimbursed up to $150 to cover your time and out of pocket expenses, including transport to and from study visits. The reimbursement will be made via direct deposit to your nominated bank account once all study requirements have been met.

Study Schedule

Following enrolment and pre-study tests, you’ll be asked to attend our Newstead clinic every 4 weeks for follow-up hair assessments and questionnaires over a 12-week period, with a final interview, repeat questionnaire, hair and blood tests on week 12.

  • Initial Visit: Enrolment and baseline assessments (including a blood test)
  • Week 4: Follow up hair check
  • Week 8: Follow up hair check
  • Week 12: Final assessments (same as Initial Visit)

If you’re currently experiencing hair loss or thinning and would describe yourself as generally healthy, you may qualify to help with this study. You can register your interest by answering the questionnaire and completing the form on this page… we’ll then get in touch to screen you for suitability.

About the benefits of taking part… potential hair revitalisation.

In addition to helping advance medical research in an exciting area, as a participant in this study you will also have the potential to experience a reduction in hair loss and rejuvenation of hair growth.

If you were provided with the placebo product during the treatment phase of the study, you will receive an active study product at the conclusion of your participation in the study.

Check if you can register your interest… study participant requirements.

Are you…

  • Experiencing hair loss or hair thinning, that isn’t related to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, a scalp condition or genetic disease that could contribute to hair loss?
  • Aged over 18 years, and in general good health (male or female)?
  • Able to attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, 4 times over a 12-week period?
  • Have hair length of approximately 2.5cm or more that can be easily combed?
  • Not currently pregnant, lactating or within 12 months post-partum.
  • Not currently using (or within the past 3 months) any hair growth formulations?
Ethics approval & privacy… you’ll be in safe, professional hands.

This RDC Clinical study has been approved by Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee under Approval Number: 2018-04-235. The study is also registered on the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry under Registration Number:  ACTRN12618001262291.

Trained Trial Co-ordinators will supervise your progress throughout the study. Your results in the study will be made fully available to you. Any of your personal information collected during the study will be kept in the strictest confidence and your rights as a participant are fully reserved. 

About the location of the study...you'll attend clinic appointments

Our clinic is located in Doggett Street, Newstead, Brisbane.

We are walking distance from the Gasworks Shopping Centre (100m), Commercial Road Ferry Terminal (670m), local buses (Skyring Tce/Commercial Rd), & Bowen Hills Train Station (1.2km). We also have onsite visitor parking available.