Hair Cloning Treatments in Chicago, IL

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WHAT IS HAIR CLONING?

Hair cloning is a fairly new technique currently being researched in different countries around the globe. We see new technology and approaches introduced as more and more people begin to suffer from hair loss. To perform a hair cloning treatment, a surgeon must extract hair follicle cells from the patient's scalp (or donor area) and clone them in vitro. They later return the healthy cells to the recipient area, which encourages the hair to grow naturally. After successfully cloning and placing the hair, the results may be long-lasting. However, some researchers have pointed out that the multiplication of the cells that takes place during hair cloning could potentially lead to cancer.

The FDA will not approve hair cloning until the risk for cancer decreases. Until then, our team at Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago is pleased to offer patients several natural and noninvasive hair restoration options. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai make a point to stay at the forefront of all of the recent developments within the hair restoration industry. While hair cloning may be a wonderful alternative in the future, our other modern solutions are able to produce stunning, natural results as well. These include:

  • PRP hair therapy
  • Exosomes therapy
  • Low-level light therapy
  • Robotic hair transplant surgery with ARTAS®
  • Forehead reduction
  • Eyebrow transplant surgery
  • Oral and topical medications
  • Scalp micropigmentation

Many of these treatments can even be effectively combined for comprehensive results.

When Can I Expect to Receive Hair Cloning?

As hair cloning has proven to be incredibly difficult to safely and effectively practice, it is hard to put an exact timeframe on when it will be widely available. However, most medical professionals agree that it will not be until at least 2025 to 2027. Even once this treatment does become available, we are still unsure about the long-term results that can be achieved through it. While hair cloning is still several years away, many similar techniques can provide comparable results.

Hair cloning FAQs

Should I have hair transplant surgery with ARTAS or wait for hair cloning?

The ability to generate new hair is an incredibly powerful tool. However, the professionals at Aesthetic Scalp will always recommend the safest and most effective options for patients. During your hair loss assessment, we may suggest alternatives like robotic hair transplant surgery.

Do other methods of hair restoration cause cancer?

Since hair cloning has been found to increase a person's risk for cancer, you may be wondering about other hair restoration methods. None of our hair transplant methods at Aesthetic Scalp, including robotic hair transplant surgery and PRP hair therapy, cause any type of cancer.

How do I know which hair restoration method is right for me?

Undergoing any kind of hair transplant is a personal decision. Our clinic can make recommendations based on the reasons for your hair loss and your final goals. We also take into account factors like the quality and quantity of your hair follicles.

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