Hair cloning is the most recent experimental advancement in hair replacement procedures. The process involves isolating a group of cells at the base of the hair follicle — the living part of hair rooted in the skin. These follicular cells are multiplied in a laboratory, they can then be implanted back into the donor’s scalp where they divide to create new follicles and generate new hair.
Researchers have been working on finding the exact process for several years now and they predict that they will be able to make this option available to patients in about 10 years. In addition to addressing the process of hair replacement, it also gives some very interesting statistics. This research is very important because it may eventually lead to a time when, through some procedures, people who suffer from hair loss will be able to grow a full head of hair again.