Hair Cloning Nears Reality As Baldness Cure
10/19/2005 5:12:05 PM
Balding men and women take note. Hair cloning -- the next hair restoration remedy -- is on the way.
OK, it's not exactly cloning, although that's what it's come to be called. Researchers working to perfect the new technique prefer the term "hair multiplication."
And no, it's not ready for prime time. Not yet, says Ken Washenik, MD, PhD. Washenik is medical director for Bosley, the giant hair restoration company that's one of several firms racing to bring hair multiplication to market. He's also clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center.