A new baldness therapy might be the answer to the prayers of bald men! It has been given the go signal by UK authorities.
HairClone, a biotechnology company, has been given the green light to start freezing people’s hair samples by the Human Tissue Authority.
Each customer has 100 follicles taken from the back of the scalp for a sample before they start losing their hair. The follicles are then kept in a cold facility until the customer needs them.
Once the clients get older and their hair starts to fall out, the company will take the hair out of the sub-zero storage and multiply the follicles so they can be injected back into the scalp, helping regain the full and shiny hair they once had.
The technology is considered to be the first of its kind to be allowed in the United Kingdom. It has also already been called an ‘insurance policy’ against aging even though it is still pending more approvals.
The medical director at HairClone, Dr. Bessam Farjo, said: “Now that the licence is in place we’re ready to bank hair for patients. Consultations can begin in earnest.
“We are contacted every day by people concerned about hair loss, and who are asking when the banking system will be ready.”
Those who are interested in this service will have just a bit of flesh taken from the back of their scalp. It is going to be available to people over the age of 18.
The first procedure costs around $3,000 and implanting back will cost more. After removing a piece of scalp, storing it at -180C costs $120 per year.
Dr. Farjo said to Mail Online earlier this year: “The point of these treatments is to rejuvenate thinning hairs and eventually to regenerate as many hairs as we need.
“The point of hair cloning is to create as many hairs as we need, at any point in time, without worrying we’re going to run out in the future.
“Many may see this as an insurance policy for later life.”
HairClone claims their system is the only available that works like this. “Other groups have tried this but it has been found that when human follicle cells are cultured, they rapidly lose their functionality.
“Recent scientific breakthroughs however indicate how culture multiplication systems could be developed, which is why we have created HairClone Inc. now.”
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