The study has apparently revealed that the tiny cells contain all the instructions that were needed to grow new hair. The study is still in infancy, but scientists at the Columbia University have recognized this as a genuine breakthrough that could present itself as the next big thing in the treatment for hair loss.
Simple Science Behind Hair Loss Treatment.
Seems like we are getting closer and closer in the battle against baldness and hair loss towards a promising solution – hair cloning might be the ultimate one. This amazing breakthrough in the way baldness could be treated differently comes from a team of British scientists.
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This treatment strategy has the potential to revolutionize the way baldness is treated currently. Is this great news to those millions of baldness sufferers? Yes, by all means! The study has apparently revealed that the tiny cells contain all the instructions that were needed to grow new hair. The study is still in infancy, but scientists at the Columbia University have recognized this as a genuine breakthrough that could present itself as the next big thing in the treatment for hair loss.
Highlights of this research include :
- Discovery of a novel method of cloning cells that contain the ‘memory’ to grow new hair
- When embedded into human skin, the lab cultured cells start to sprout hair
- There is a possibility that this treatment option may come at a much lesser cost compared to traditional hair transplants.
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How does hair cloning compare to other conventional hair loss treatments?
Well, that is a very interesting discussion. Hair Transplants only utilize existing hair and spread it out on the areas affected by hair loss. While there are a number of medications available in the market that have been proven to reduce or prevent hair loss, there is no escape from the side effects and any allergies from the medications. The innovative hair cloning technique undoubtedly increases the hair density by improving hair growth or literally by increasing the number of hairs on the head.
Here is a slide that illustrates the mechanism within this treatment strategy.
In the study, it was observed that the new sprouted hairs were white colored. But one of the study researchers, Colin Jahoda is hopeful that colored hair can be produced in the future using this technique. Are you anxious and restless to know when this treatment will actually hit the market? Per professor Jahoda, there could be numerous challenges and hurdles ahead before hair cloning is recognized as a cosmetic treatment for hair loss. Hang in there people, the first trials will kick off soon!
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