I’m curious how many years away you are from being able to implant cloned follicles?
I’m a 28 year-old with significant thinning in the temple region and mild thinning elsewhere. I have been taking Propecia for about 3 years trying to delay the need for a transplant. So far, it’s working somewhat. My hope (fingers crossed) is that if I can stave off the inevitable for a couple more years, you’ll have the technology to clone my follicles. I’m nervous about donor area scars and the ability to create density. I assume that when you’re able to clone follicles, you will have solved my biggest worries.
Thanks for you help.
The topic of hair cloning comes up quite often, but there really isn’t anything new to report. Similar questions I’ve previously answered in this blog can be found in the hair cloning section.
I do not expect that hair cloning will be available for commercial use in the next 10 years. The political problems alone might take that long even if we had the solution in our hands today. As it presently exists, the science may be 10 years away and that could be an optimistic view. For you to wait until cloning becomes available will mean that you will have to live with your progressive balding for as long as it takes. Most men want hair when they are younger, so going bald may not be a good answer for you.
Today, I met with a man who had a single hair transplant in 1998. He was fairly bald (Class 6 pattern) and had amazing results (unusually good hair). He told me that the hair transplant was the best investment he has ever made. Had he waited for cloning, he would not have been able to enjoy the hair these past 7 years.