Should I Have an FUT or FUE Hair Transplant, or Should I Wait for Hair Cloning?November 2nd, 2010
Q: I heard that there have been some new advances in hair cloning and that it may be available sooner than we thought. I was planning on doing a hair transplant soon. Considering that hair cloning may be available at some point in the future, should I do FUE or FUT, or wait for cloning? — K.R., Fort Lee, NJ
A: Although there has been a major development in hair cloning with the use of ACell, an extracellular matrix to simulate hair growth, the model, at this point, is still in its earliest stages of development. It is hard to know when the technology will reach a state where it can be useful in hair restoration.
With respect to which you should do FUE or FUT if, theoretically, cloning is around the corner, the answer would be FUT, since FUT will give you the fuller look.
If the goal is to eliminate any trace of the traditional hair transplant, again FUT will most likely be the best choice, since the single linear scar would be easy to camouflage with cloned hair. With FUE, this would be much more difficult, since there are literally thousands of tiny scars. However, neither FUE nor FUT will preclude a patient from fully benefiting from cloning if, and when, it becomes available.
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Topic: Hair Cloning
Tags: ACell Inc., ACell MatriStem, Extracellular Matrix, Follicular Unit Extraction, Follicular Unit Extraction Scarring, Follicular Unit Transplant, FUE, FUE Scarring, FUE vs. FUT, FUT, Hair Cloning, Hair Growth, Hair Transplant, Hair Transplant Scar, Line Scar Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on November 2nd, 2010 at 8:13 am