Mail Online article
How you could BANK your hair to fend off baldness: Scientists create new system that can be used as an ‘insurance policy for later life’
26th February 2019
Hair follicles could in the future be ‘banked’, cloned and used later in life to treat balding. Millions of adults will be able to have follicles taken from their scalp and put into storage. These procedures starting within the next year, the experts hope.
The system is believed to be the first of its kind by the British company HairClone. They have dubbed the process as an ‘insurance policy for later life’.
Dr Bessam Farjo, medical director of HairClone, told MailOnline: ‘The point of these treatments is to rejuvenate thinning hairs and eventually to regenerate as many hairs as we need.’
He explained the system would for the follicles to be accessed at any point in time. These means not worrying whether or not they will run out in the future. Dr Farjo added: ‘The point of hair cloning is to create as many hairs as we need, at any point in time, without worrying we’re going to run out in the future. ‘Many may see this as an insurance policy for later life.’