Copyright © Dr. Carl Bazan, MD,
ready for transplant + SIT impregnation
area prior to follicular-unit dissection + SIT
photograph of heat activity after initial SIT growth
in south-central Mexico.
20, 2002 - A Mexican based dermatology group is currently
conducting human trials on a new hair cloning technology.
Dr. Carl Bazan is testing a promising technology called S.I.T.
(Scalp Impregnation Therapy). S.I.T. is a proprietary new
hair restoration technology where through a very complex and
ingenious follicular-papilla manipulation and concentration,
researchers have been able to auto-impregnate a bald dermis
area of a volunteer with viable 'p-fol1' and 'p-fol1' type
cell isolations and clusters, and observe successful hair
doctors believe this breakthrough technology may render hair
transplantation obsolete (in selected cases) in a few years
if successful improvements can be made to address the actual
Bazan came up with the idea while working in his lab attempting
melanocyte impregnation for vitiligo patients. The researchers
had seen initial cell growth in the lab and have now started
to assess the growth activity in human patients. If this can
be repeated they may launch a wider protocol to fine tune
this lengthy and highly complex procedure.
Bazan thinks scalp impregnation may be used in the near future
as a treatment for some selected types of non-scarring alopecias.
While it was originally developed for "crown" /
"vertex" areas, it's now being tested for facial
hair (beard), eyelashes, and frontal scalp hair.