Hair Loss News: Hair Cloning

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Posted on : September 26, 2016 | Author: John Kahen | Category: Hair Loss

Will we ever be able to solve the age-old problem of hair loss?

Current surgical methods and products in the market today, simply cannot produce new hair. The art of surgical hair restoration is rearranging the patient’s existing DHT-resistant hair follicles for an appearance that looks fuller. But no new hair is added. Current surgical methods are very labor intensive. The obvious key to improving surgical treatment is cloning hair follicles. Successfully cloning multiple hair follicles from a donor area follicle that is already programmed to continue to grow new hairs for a lifetime will result in a limitless supply of hair transplant grafts, which translates into limitless hair thickness. The cloned follicles may even be individually injected directly into the scalp, eliminating surgery altogether.

So, if scientists can already clone an entire sheep, why isn’t human hair follicle cloning a commercial reality? The answer is somewhat complicated, and requires some explanation of cell biology, genetics, cell replication, and then a review of some of the different types of cloning that may apply in the future to mass duplication of human hair follicles. We hope that this will become a reality in the future. For now, hair restoration is still the best permanent option for hair loss.


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