Hair multiplication for hair loss/hair regrowth treatment is not the same as hair cloning. The hair cloning procedure is not approved for human testing or research at this point. The primary difference between cloning and multiplication is that cloning is done outside the body and multiplication is done in the scalp. Cloning uses genes and multiplication uses plucked hair or fragments of hair.
There are two methods for hair multiplication to stimulate hair regrowth. Both require implantation of donor hairs. In the first method, the idea is that when the donor hair is surgically placed into the scalp, the follicular cells in the scalp would regenerate. By doing this, the cells would activate the cells in the hair and cause multiplication of additional hair growth. In the second method, the same procedure is completed. The difference is that a stimulating drug is used activate additional cell growth. One problem seen in the second method is that the new growth come from the skin and not the hair follicle. The process has not been used long enough to determine if miniaturization will take place over time and kill the new hair.
What is being called “hair cloning” is in fact “hair cell implantation” if we want to be accurate. This method of hair regrowth has been developed by Dr. Amanda Reynolds and Dr. Collin Jahoda described this procedure in their paper “Trans-gender Induction of Hair Follicles.” The dermal sheath cells are removed and isolated from one person and then implanted into another person using injection techniques. These cells then stimulate creation of normal hair follicles. This treatment for hair loss can be done in greater numbers than the hair multiplication method.
The good news is that this treatment can be used for hair loss in women and the sheath cells can come from men. This is a huge breakthrough for women who experience hair loss disease. Repeat injections did not produce the anticipated rejection that is seen in other forms of multiplication methods – even when there was significant differences in genetic profiles.
Additionally, there were indications in the dermal sheath cell implantation that suggested that the skin of the recipient has some factor in the appearance of the hair. The hair regrowth may resemble the recipient’s natural hair more than that of that of the donor. This type of cell multiplication means that even those who are totally bald have the potential to regrow a full head of hair.
- Dr. Craig Ziering Gives Video Update on Hair Cloning or Hair Multiplication
- Progress Report 2012 – Hair Loss Research and Studies
- Stem Cell for Hair Loss: Dr. Coen Gho Pioneers Patented Hair Follicle Multiplication and Hair Growth Technologies
- Dr. Coen Gho Demonstrates His Hair Stem Cell Transplant Technique in New Video
- The Pioneering Hair Growth and Hair Treatment Technology of Dr. Gho