If this is the first time you have had the opportunity to read about hair cloning, you may find this note to be a typical story by Isaac Asimov. However, the scientific community is tirelessly investigating the possibility of making this innovative procedure a reality, which is none other than solving the problem of alopecia once and for all.
Although the latest research determines that its progress is still at an early stage, it may become a reality that will silence the world in less time than we imagine. In today’s post, we will talk about what hair cloning is, and whether it will end alopecia once and for all.
Hair cloning: What is it?
Hair cloning basically consists of exactly duplicating the essential activity of the hair graft. However, hair cloning does not directly affect the hair follicles; this technique is projected onto the stem cells, genetically modifying them in order to create cells with the power to manufacture hair.
To understand this process in-depth, we first have to explain that stem cells are cells capable of creating other cells. These cells can transform themselves into different kinds of cells and with the authority to regenerate them. In other words, they can fractionate, create duplicates of themselves, and make new tissues. Specifically in the case of hair cloning, from the stem cells of a single hair, we could clone hundreds of hairs.
The nature of this innovation lies in the extraction of stem cells from an area free of hair loss and then transforming the result into specific cells. These cells are inserted into the patient, which will allow the development of optimal hair follicles.
Hair cloning will be a reality in the near future
Research on advances in hair cloning is not recent. In fact, specialists from all corners of the world have been discussing for years how to find the “miracle formula” that will finally lead to alopecia.
However, it is foreseeable that hair cloning will be a fantasy turned into reality. The investigations are currently in an experimental phase. The procedures carried out with cloned cells have achieved encouraging results with laboratory animals, but in humans, the success is in a very early process. Scientists estimate that science will need another 15 years of research to achieve the desired results.
The solution to baldness without the need to resort to cloning
While cloning advances, at Kaloni clinics we have the definitive technique that will put an end to the ravages of androgenetic alopecia.
The FUE Kaloni technique by zones, in which we are experts, provides us with the virtue of definitively solving the hair loss of thousands of men around the world.
This hair transplant procedure is a non-invasive surgery, performed under local anesthesia and carried out by highly qualified specialists, whose results in our patients are described as absolutely natural.
If you would like more information about our procedures, do not hesitate to ask for a free evaluation appointment.