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Cure for Baldness? Expert Says Hair Cloning Available “within 3 years”

A leading expert on hair loss has said that hair cloning “should be available within three years”. Dr Akshay Batra, an Indian trichologist working in Dubai, believes that scientific developments mean that baldness will soon be cured in one operation and hair loss will be confined to the history books. The technique that Dr Batra is referring to involves removing a single strand of hair from the scalp and multiplying it into thousands of hair follicles that are reinserted into the scalp. “Initial results are good. This means that no man will ever be bald again,” says Dr Batra, “It should be out within three years”.

Could hair cloning offer a cure for all bald men?But for men who are already starting to notice a receding hairline and thinning on the crown, three years could be too long to wait. Hair loss can be highly distressing. Many men go with the flow and opt for the semi-bald look or shave their head and get used to having nothing up top. But some men do not feel comfortable with hair loss and want to maintain their hair. As Dr Batra explains, “Baldness has huge social and emotional implications. It should not be so, but people tend to suffer loss of self-esteem.”

So until science comes up with the holy grail of a hair loss cure-all, many men will continue to keep baldness at bay with the help of two non-surgical hair loss treatments. Minoxidil and Propecia can produce optimum re-growth when tailored to the individual and administered alongside the correct hair growth booster. The Belgravia Centre has a number of minoxidil options available which are quick and easy to apply and help to increase hair growth. Propecia is the single most effective treatment for male hair loss and compliments these Minoxidil formulas incredibly well. To see the kind of re-growth that male clients at Belgravia experience, take a look at the collection of hair loss success stories.

If you would like to find out more about hair loss treatments, contact Belgravia for a consultation. Appointments are free of charge and available 7 days a week. To book, simply call the centre’s friendly reception team on 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form and a treatment advisor will be in contact shortly.

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10 Comments

10th April, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Jay

What's the date of this article? Interested to know when this 3 years is from :)

11th April, 2017 at 9:52 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Jay, this is from 2003. Hair cloning technology has indeed been developed though it is still in the clinical trial stages. You can find out more about the latest developments, here - these treatments currently have an expected release date of 2018 though, as with any new healthcare, this date is dependent upon it passing all necessary safety, tolerability and efficacy tests first. Any blips in the testing process obviously cause delays.

19th July, 2017 at 6:52 am

Jacob

I have safety concerns about visiting your facilities in London if control is not gained by 2018 over said peoples. Would your company consider branching out into the U.S. Or might this science be available to us as well?

19th July, 2017 at 11:22 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Jacob, we're not sure why you would have security concerns about visiting us but as you are based in America you wouldn't actually need to! We have many clients in the US who use our delivery service. All you need to do is complete this quick, free consultation form online then one of our specialists will contact you to discuss their diagnosis of your hair loss condition and personalised treatment recommendations for your level and pattern of shedding.

9th November, 2017 at 1:32 am

Victor

What are the differences between hair cloning and hair multiplication techniques? I am very interested and understand that approval is anticipated for 2018. What are the anticipated costs of the cloning vs. the multiplication procedure? And what countries are anticipated to initially provide these services? Thank you.

9th November, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Victor, hair cloning and hair multiplication are essentially different terms for the same thing. There are no details available regarding costs nor countries at this time - this type of information would only become available very close to a release date. We doubt this will be widely available for at least another 12 months but as soon as any information is released we will report on it on our hair loss blog.

4th February, 2018 at 10:41 pm

Daniel

Every new experimental treatment is supposed to be available in 3 to 5 years and they keep announcing exactly the same numbers every year. Why? Let me guess... they want to get investors to bring money into these projects.

5th February, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Daniel, this is usually due to the length of time it takes to conduct all necessary clinical trials needed to prove a drug's tolerability, safety and efficacy. Sometimes these drugs will fail during this time but the research involved may help to open up other avenues of development. Hair cloning aka hair follicle regeneration or hair regeneration, is actually really coming into its own at the moment and a number of recent trials last year and already this year have shown huge promise so this is getting much closer now, whilst drugs such as JAK inhibitors have reliably stuck to the dates they have set so far, and they estimate releasing their novel treatments by 2021. We understand the cynicism the hair loss industry has historically attracted but now more than ever we are pleased to say that there is actually genuine progress being made.

13th March, 2018 at 2:54 am

Justin

I don't mean to discredit anything, be malicious or even just negative, but I must say: 1.) The fact that this article says "within 3 years", 15 years ago; 2.) There is still no evidence of this kind of treatment being executed; 3.) This organization: http://www.ishrs.org/article/red-flags -- which is probably the most credible and well respected in the world for hair restoration, says that talk of cloning is misleading and improper; I would have to conclude that this is NOT a viable course at the moment that anyone should be hopeful of.

13th March, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Justin, the expert quoted in the above article was certainly off in terms of being too optimistic as to the timeline for 'hair cloning', however, this is actually still very much potentially a viable area of research. More often referred to as hair, follicle or stem cell 'replication' or 'regeneration, the research and clinical trials in this area have been providing promising results - you can find many more recent articles from 2017 and 2018 on this on our blog, including this one. The ISHRS deals with hair transplants which is a very separate and different area to hair replication. Two of the leading proponents of hair follicle regeneration and replication - shisheido and replicel - had reportedly hoped to have their techniques cleared for use this year, however, we would consider a timeline of 2020+ is more likely, in line with other emerging technologies and methodologies in the field. Whilst it is certainly a constantly-evolving area of the hair loss industry, it is obviously important that any new treatments take the time to properly meet the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy before release. This often takes longer than expected, but we are certainly closer than ever before. That said, anyone worried about genetic hair loss now is advised not to wait before seeking help, given the progressive nature of the condition.

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