7 Reasons why you shouldn't bank on hair follicles for hair cloning


7 Reasons why you shouldn't bank on hair follicles for hair cloning

  • 25 February 2020
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Hair Cloning – An Introduction

Owing to rapidly changing lifestyle combined with a host of environmental factors, many of us experience hair problems these days. Scientists and industry experts are constantly conducting research to find solutions to such prevalent hair problems. Hair loss is one of the most common hair problems today, with many experiencing it at quite a young age.

A plethora of treatments for hair loss problems are available for both men and women in the market already, however the success of a chosen treatment may vary from client to client depending on various factors.

Absence of follicles from the scalp was earlier believed to be the reason for complete baldness, with the understanding that these follicles cannot be reproduced. However, later research proved that embryonic cells from which follicles grow are present even in a bald scalp. So, scientists worked on a solution under which such embryonic cells could be used for proliferation of follicles.

Hair cloning is the process of increasing the hair follicles that we have, into various transplantable cells with each having the capability of forming hair follicle. Explained in the simplest terms, it is the process of transferring cloned hair to another area on a client’s body. As hair cloning is still under development, a number of experimental approaches are part of hair cloning aimed at addressing hair loss issues effectively with each new case.

Method of hair cloning

Hair cloning is aimed at producing healthy follicle cells which are injected on a client’s scalp to help produce healthy hair. We can explain the process in these simple steps.

  • The first step is the extraction of healthy follicle cells from the client’s scalp areas which have not been affected by baldness and hair loss.
  • By employing a culturing method, these healthy follicle cells are then cloned or multiplied in a number adequate for regeneration under close observation in a laboratory.
  • New follicle cells produced by using this method are introduced to the bald scalp for regenerating healthy hair in a normal way.

While the current transplanting methods focus on transferring limited permanent hair on a client’s body to the areas of hair-loss, hair cloning focuses on generating new hair from old hair. This process involves the propagation of hair follicles from embryonic cells, usually in a laboratory setting before being introduced to the scalp of the subject.

The technology which is in its early stages of development, has been a hot topic of discussion in the industry for some time already and it may soon become one of the most popular hair treatments in the hair industry for the promise it seems to offer. Unfortunately the results have yet not reached to be possible for the masses due to technical as well as other implications.

Hair Transplant and Hair Cloning

Hair Transplant and Hair Cloning

At present, hair transplant is seen as one of the best solutions to cure hair loss. In this treatment, healthy donor hair follicles are extracted from the back of the client’s head, which are then transplanted into the scalp areas experiencing hair loss. However, it might not be the best solution when the client doesn’t have an adequate quantity of donor hair to achieve the desired results.

Hair cloning and multiplication is being perceived as the solution to this problem which is capable of supplying the required quantity of hair for transplantation. The method allows for cloning and multiplication of hair follicles in a laboratory to be transplanted, instead of transplanting hair follicles one-to-one from an area of the scalp to the other.

Hair cloning and hair multiplication

The terms ‘hair cloning’ and ‘multiplication’ are often used interchangeably, however there is a marked difference between the two. In practice, these are part of a process aimed at helping with re-growing hair lost to baldness or any other hair condition. Let us understand the difference between these two.

Hair cloning and hair multiplication

Hair cloning involves the removal of hair follicle to be cloned in vitro with the help of some kind of growth media to encourage multiplication. Hair multiplication on the other hand is a procedure under which first of all, a hair follicle is removed. The second step is to split it into multiple pieces and finally it is transplanted to the thinning areas of the scalp. The idea behind multiplication is that the germinative embryonic cells still attached to the base of the hair at the time of removing the hair will help generate new follicles.

Current scenario

Clinics currently offering the treatment do not guarantee the outcome for the obvious reason that the results can vary from client to client. Additionally, a client may be required to undergo several treatments before any visible results are realised.

Recovery and side effects

Recovery and side effects

A client may experience some pain following the treatment, which usually ceases within a week. The upside of the treatment is, a client doesn’t really need any kind of recovery time, except that temporary effects of being administered local anaesthesia will be there. Apart from that, one should avoid immediate extra physical activity following the treatment.

Not much information is available regarding the potential side effects of hair cloning. However, like any other medical procedure, risk of bleeding or infection is always present, while scarring is also possible.

Cost of the treatment

Cost of the treatment

The cost of the treatment largely depends upon the type and extent of the hair loss being treated. However, it is likely to be on the higher as the treatment currently offered by private clinics while the government has not introduced any price control for this under development technology.

Strand-by-Strand Ultimate hair transplant by AHS

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Strand-by-Strand Ultimate is a modern hair replacement technique which allows the experienced team of aesthetic surgeons at Advanced Hair Studio (AHS) to help with hair regrowth which is indistinguishable from natural hair growth part from being undetectable. With the help of ultra-modern and state-of-the-art hair restoration technology, the surgeons undertake follicular unit hair transplantation which is known as strand by strand as well, with an objective of ensuring that each transplanted strand gets a completely natural orientation along with the proper position, angle, and direction to give hair a natural and unnoticeable appearance.

Advanced Hair Studio is a company powered by an experience of 45 years combined with an international reputation. They are recognised as one of the largest hair restoration and hair retention companies in the world.

Future of hair cloning, and reasons why you shouldn’t bank on hair follicles for hair cloning

The future prospect of hair cloning looks promising when we look at the success rate of hair cloning treatment. However, this technology is under development and more improvements are being made to it with every new finding.

Treatment options under this technology are constantly being researched while we can expect such treatment options to be available in the public domain with necessary medical and legal approval by 2025.

We can find clinics which offer hair cloning treatment even today, however being under development it does not have the government’s approval in many countries, with a few countries still treating such treatments under investigation.


With the level of work being put behind these test procedures more and more clients have started realising their goals today and not waiting for the procedures to get required approval. In order to get the results today those in initial levels of damage are opting for Supernatural by AHS and others having higher levels of damage are looking to regain their lost hair by performing AHS Complete. In case you would also like to learn about them do talk to our team on 18001039191.

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Sharid Sarwardhi
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I have done my hair transplant surgery in AHS Delhi Branch on 2019 by travelling to Delhi from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The front and the back portion of my head were bald and through the hair transplant surgery, they have managed to cover the front portion of my head and the former appearance of my face returned back. The way they collected hairs from the donor portion did not affect my donor area at all. I am quite happy with my result. I have been consulting with them for a second seating so that they can cover the back portion of my head as well so that the hair density on top will increase and the bald portion of my head will reduce to a minimum level.
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