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artificial hair follicles, is this ever a possibility?

Discussion in 'Hair Transplants for Women' started by rayneStormRN, May 8, 2007.

  1. rayneStormRN

    rayneStormRN Guest

    this is probably a stupid idea, but you know how for the heart you can have artificial man made valves, and you can get artificial parts for other body parts............is it ever possible an artificial hair follicle coul dbe developed that would be able to function as a real hair follicle, and be implanted into the scalp? is this something that has ever been considered?

    again, probably a stupid idea, but i'm curious
  2. byardley0

    byardley0 Guest

    They use pig's heart valves in humans about 10% of the time (the rest being synthetic). Could we use animal hair follicles? There is quite a buzz about tissue engineering, most of that I think is hype. Some of you may be aware of the autologous hair regeneration by tissue engineering (i.e taking a single hair follicle from your head, duplicating it many times outside the body and putting it back in (or in this case on) the body). So there is no chance of rejection. See the following web site:
    http://www.intercytex.com/icx/products/ ... ic/icxtrc/
    Let us hope they can work out the bugs soon.

  3. hanna

    hanna Guest

    Praying for the day when they can do that. Heck, I'd give up my boob implant plans so I can have hair again!! ;-)
  4. scraggy

    scraggy Guest

    wouldnt that be unreal...if there were some answer to this...the makers would make billions, like the viagra makers.....if only, if only..who knows down the line they may come up with some answers, hey my cat has beautiful hair, i would not mind that on my head, so i'd have black hair...i could live with that...hehe....scraggy

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