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.
Hair Cloning Reviews
"If you want to pay extra and be a number.... for an Artas hair restoration process - check out all the expensive billboards in and around the city (you know their patients are paying for that star power, right?). If you are looking for the premier Artas boutique in Chicago - managed by TWO doctors - look no further. My experience and results were amazing!! If I wanted a recommendation on peanuts or beer I’d trust a famous Chicago celeb. Since I wanted the best, hands down, plastic surgeon to handle my hairline (using better technology and beyond amazing assistants/staff) I trusted Dr. Shah’s office and - am thrilled. Thanks Dr. Shah. You and your office is - simply put - a gem!!"- J. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"A friend recommended Dr. Shah for a hair transplant. Probably one of the best decisions I ever made. A year ago, I was pretty bummed about how I looked with my hair. I'm in my late 30s but my hair loss made me look like I was 50. And I hated the way I looked with my head shaved. I flew in from California to see Dr. Shah and his team and right off the bat I felt like I can trust this team with my hair. Procedure was pretty painless. I was napping most of the time. And that robot? Color me impressed. I've heard that doctors estimate a high number of grafts needed and the low number of usable grafts actually transplanted. From what I understand, hair follicles can be cut while extracting and that makes them unusable. With Dr. Shah, they estimated 800 grafts needed for the transplant and actually had 798 used. Only two follicles weren't usable! That's just amazing! Anyway, a year later and a follow-up, I actually look and feel my age. This was such a boost to my confidence. Thank you Dr. Shah and his hair team!"- H.B. / Google / Mar 06, 2020
"I underwent a hair transplant procedure with Dr. Shah 8 months ago. The procedure utilized the Artas Robotic transplant system. Additionally, it included a PRP, or platelet rich plasma treatment that helps rejuvenate my thinning hair on my crown and help with growth of the donor and transplant sites. The procedures themselves and the staff was outstanding. Once the transplanted hair started growing I was absolutely amazed at the results. The best part is my hair continues to get thicker! I cut my hair from the donor site in back of my head a few months ago down to a clipper size 2 and you cant see any remnant of the procedure. I would highly recommend this procedure with Dr. Shah and his talented staff to anyone considering this."- D.S. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"Hair Restoration - I have had a very positive experience with Dr. Anil Shah doing a hair restoration using the Artas Robot. Excellent experience with the staff from front desk, to taking blood for PRP, to the day procedure as everything went exactly as they had told me. I had no pain and the recovery was very fast as I was back to work the next day. Results have been very positive. I highly recommend Dr. Anil Shah and the Artas robit."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 14, 2019
"Treating Alopecia Areata (sudden hair loss) - One morning I noticed a large bald spot just behind my hairline — I’ve never experienced hair loss before. Since I’m healthy with no genetic history of Alphesia Areata I was very confused and terrified with this sudden hair loss. I did some research and found out that severe stress can trigger Alephesia Areata. Last month I did experience a traumatic event, and so I believe this is what caused my symptoms to progress. I needed the most effective treatment because my hair wouldn’t stop falling that week, even when brushing my fingers through it. I made an appointment at Aesthetic Scalp with Dr. Chughtai. She recommended Kenalog injections and PRP treatments, to help reactivate the hair follicles. I’m confident that my scalp and hair will get better in time with Dr. Chughtai & Dr. Shah’s help."- C. / RealSelf / Aug 04, 2019