Hair cloning-fact or fiction


Scientists have discovered long ago that the dermal cells driven from the base of hair follicles can result in new hair follicles. These cells are blessed with the ability to reprogram skin cells which will result in new hair follicles. However turning this knowledge into practically practicing hair cloning in Dubai is not a piece of cake. The main concern in this regard is that as soon as dermal papilla cells are imparted into tissue culture, they lose their ability of follicle production.

Mice and men

Researches done in this area has used mice as their subjects. Immense success has been witnessed in mice. Human dermal cells do not create their own tissue environment while the rodent papillae (in mice) clump together to create their own tissue environment which is responsible for growth of new hair follicles.


A method has been devised to make hair cloning in Dubai a reality after years of research.  A procedure named as hair follicle neogenesis is said to make hair cloning a reality. In this procedure, human papillae are encouraged to clump together which automatically induces hair growth.

Twists and turns

A lot of work still needs to be done before specialists start practicing hair cloning in Dubai. Origins of critical properties of newly induced hairs have yet to be established. These factors include color, cycle kinetics, angle, texture and positioning properties.

Models for hair cloning

Until now, following hair cloning models have been devised:

  1. Hair cloning by implanting dermal papillae cells alone.
  2. Implanting dermal papillae cells along with miniature hair follicles.
  3. Implanting dermal papillae cells along with keratinocytes.
  4. Implanting cells via a matrix.

There are many concerns regarding hair transplant. One main concern is that hair cloning may induce tumors and malignant growth. Even if these obstacles are removed, still hair cloning has to gain FDA approval. Only after the approval of FDA, it will be given a place of safe and effective treatment for hair loss.

Cloning and genetic engineering

Cloning is often compared to genetic engineering. In genetic engineering, DNA of a particular cell is altered. The outcome of this is production of proteins which helps to correct genetic defects and produce beneficial changes in the particular organism. While in hair cloning, the entire organism is replicated. Although, much work still needs to be done before hair cloning is used as an ultimate procedure for treating hair loss. But once, every obstacle is removed, it will transform the face of hair industry.



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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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