There is alot of talk about stem cells, cloning and their effect on hair growth. To understand cloning, it is necessary to know how cloning works on cellular level and realistically what To expect.
It has long been known that hair follicle development begins in the very early embryo, before the embryo begins to mature into the recognizably human form of a fetus. There is an exchange of molecular “signals” that causes the formation of a “bud” in the epidermal layer. The exact nature of these molecular signals has not been well understood, but has long been studied. Recent research in mice has revealed more about the nature of the molecular signals, telling investigators more about the process of “budding”, and laying down a new line of research into cellular development from stem cells [Jamora C et al. Links between signal transduction, transcription and adhesion in epithelial bud development. Nature 2003; 422:317-322.]. The research is important for continuing to advance the basis for “cell therapy” and cloning. As researchers discover more about the workings of the hair follicle at the molecular level, there are increased possibilities for development of successful therapies for hair loss such as more potent hair growth stimulators and even gene therapy and cloning to fight hair loss.
In case of cloning, Orginally the idea was that follicles be extracted from the donor zone in the back of the head and be multiplied by culturing methods to get new cell growth. It was suggested that these new cells in turn can be injected back into the balding areas to produce new hair growth. This was a very promising idea specially for those who have limited hair to be harvested in the donor zone. However after many years of studies, hair cloning still remains in research stage and has not fully developed.
Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County is at the forefront of research for prevention of hair loss. He gives many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy.
To find out more about your hair loss and cell therapy, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. You can also visit www.meshkinmedical.com to find out about the hair care therapies that may help with your hair loss.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.