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Hair Cloning
Hair Cloning under Development in Mexico
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Person ready for transplant + SIT impregnation
Donor area prior to follicular-unit dissection + SIT
Electronic photograph of heat activity after initial SIT growth
S.I.T./Laboratories in south-central Mexico.

June 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 growth.

The 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 inconveniences.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

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