Dr. Rassman, you once expressed an opinion, that hair transplant candidates should go ahead and get their hair now while they are young enough to enjoy it. Will I however be able to restore all the hair, which is harvested from the donor in a FUE, IF cloned hair one day becomes available? Do you believe that the cloned hairs can be implanted into the donor with the density as high as it was before the FUE?
My opinion remains the same. Let’s start with the basics: Hair transplant procedure is a cosmetic procedure to make you look better. If you don’t like your balding or your receding hair line and you have hair transplant procedure, you can enjoy your hair now. You don’t have to wait for cloning which still may take another 15 years and unlike a baby which we know arrives 9 months after conception, the arrival of hair cloning has been predicted as just around the corner since 1989! I always stress the Master Plan and the importance of being informed with a competent and ethical doctor who should give you a realistic expectation for your hair loss possibilities. Then you and your doctor, knowing where you are in the balding process, can set the goals you want to achieve. Hair transplant does not restore all your hair since it is basically moving hair from one location to another location. If or when cloning of hair becomes available, you will still need the same type of hair transplant to add more hair. Theoretically you will have an endless supply of hair and your hair density can be as high or higher than what you started with, but what good will it do for you if you are 80 years old when hair cloning is available.