Hair Rejuvenation versus Hair Cloning

Hair Rejuvenation versus Hair Cloning

An extremely intriguing short article that explores the difference between hair renewal and hair cloning (or hair multiplication) was published yesterday. The interview itself took place “a little while earlier”.

The post author talked to Dr. Bessam Farjo (extremely positive), Dr. Sara Wasserbauer (optimistic) and Dr. Antonella Tosti (more mindful). Both Dr. Farjo and Dr. Wasserbauer are connected with HairClone (UK), who I have been covering on this blog given that 2016. This company is schedule to start its “cell growth services” in 2022.

See the listed below video for CEO Dr. Paul Kemp’s last upgrade from 2021. I will likely be interviewing him later on this year for a 2nd time.

Edit: I stumbled onto a 2009 paper from Intercytex scientists titled: “Hair roots neogenesis caused by cultured human scalp dermal papilla cells“. It has Dr. Kemp as a co-author given that he was the CEO of Intercytex at the time.

YouTube Video

Currently, HairClone is just banking your hair roots for future cell cloning. If you are in the United States, you can have a look at Dr. Wasserbauer’s website for more information on the roots banking services.

Hair Rejuvenation of Dermal Papilla Cells versus Hair Cloning

What I discover intriguing in this article is that for the first time that I can remember, a clear difference is made in between hair cloning and hair restoration. The latter is carried out through the “hair cloning” of dermal papillae and injection into thinning scalps.

According to Dr. Sara Wasserbauer, actual hair cloning (i.e. making a brand name brand-new roots in the lab that then restores itself in a routine hair cycle) is still 10-20 year away. Nevertheless:

“What looms is the cloning of dermal papillae cells, which serves to thicken existing thinning hair.”

Dr. Wasserbauer is discussing Hairclone’s technology here. Some would still call the duplication of dermal papilla cells in the laboratory to be hair cloning or hair reproduction. However, in this post, they imply a better expression to be “hair renewal” and even “hair regrowth”.

  • Dr. Farjo (UK) thinks that HairClone’s procedure could be available to clients as early as completion of 2022/beginning of 2023.
  • Dr. Wasserbauer (US) thinks 2025/2026 is more likely, “barring any more Covid-related hold-ups”.

Nevertheless, Dr. Tosti seems doubtful:

Some professionals, nevertheless, doubt the imminence of this innovation. “The idea exists– to introduce stem cells into the roots to increase the population of dermal papillae in order to grow thicker hair– but this is not taking place today,” states Dr. Tosti. “The released documents didn’t reveal that. It’s far from being close in medical studies.”

One caveat is that the UK has beneficial guidelines that I have discussed a number of times in the past. So this autologous cell injection treatment can be tested on clients in medical settings under physician supervision. Without any released documents or scientific trials essential.

According to the article, the most suitable prospects will be those who have not gone completely bald yet. It appears like even if you have some staying hair in the long-term donor area, the treatment may be the wrong option if you are entirely bald in the rest of your scalp.

In general, you can anticipate substantial thickening of existing thinning hair if HairClone’s treatment works. Possibly they can enhance on the results with more experience and also help Norwood 6 level bald men down the road?

Repeat Cell Injection Treatments Required

Keep in mind that HairClone’s procedure might be essential approximately 3 times throughout a 10-year period. This is due to the fact that male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss are both progressive conditions.

Because this procedure is not yet United States FDA approved, the stem cell injections will initially have to occur in the UK. The FDA will potentially give approval to keep tissue at US storage centers sometime in 2022.

The combined expense for banking, storage and injection will likely be on par with that of a hair transplantation.