Hair treatments to disguise baldness and stop hair loss are increasingly used due to the fact that much more is known about them and their application has been normalised. It used to be a milestone to meet someone who had grown hair and now celebrities recognize it openly and the sea of happiness on television; it must be for a reason!
However, there are many ways to do this, and sometimes treatments can be confused. To avoid that we are here today with an entry in which we will explain all the differences between cloning and hair transplantation.
Hair cloning and hair transplantation; are they the same?
Simply by looking at the meaning of the words that make up both concepts we can see that no, they are not two equal treatments. How little they agree is on the objective: to disguise hair loss and prevent it from continuing.
We have already talked at length about transplantation, a technique that consists of removing hair follicles from one area of the patient’s skin (usually the nape of the neck) in order to graft them to another area where capillary density is low.
In the case of hair cloning, the process is very different. It is agreed that hairy material is extracted from the patient, but on this occasion, what is done is to obtain stem cells of three different types from the patient’s scalp. With them in the laboratory, the hair follicle is regenerated and healthy hairs are created which are then planted in the receiving area. That is, with cloning, the grafted hair did not previously exist, it is created from the patient’s hairy material.
Amount of donated hair
When you use a hair transplant technique, what you graft is the same as what you remove from the donor area. In other words, if you need 4000 follicles in the recipient area, you will have to remove those 4000 follicles, ideal to be grafted and not fall.
Cloning does not require, if there is a need, more than a single hair. In general, there is not a single extraction, as it works faster with a larger amount but, undoubtedly, the difference is considerable.
The result is a minimal invasion of the donor area, which will continue to be aesthetic in the latter case, in addition to not needing all hair and follicles to be completely healthy.
Quality in the results
The last of the differences between hair transplant cloning is the quality of the result obtained.
The transplant does not give new qualities to the hair. As we have it, we move it and this is how it looks. In fact, every moment when it is not attached to our body it finds itself without receiving nutrients, so that it can even look a little bit worse.
Cloning involves a growth of hair, which is totally enriched, resulting natural and volumized as the fruit of completely new hair follicles.
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