Most people who are suffering from hair loss wish that there was a cure for baldness. Unfortunately, at this point in time there isn’t an actual cure to stop and reverse hair loss. The good news is that with the hair restoration industry becoming an $8 billion-per-year industry, many scientists and companies are working on finding a cure.
The most exciting new treatment on the horizon takes a single hair follicle graft and clones that follicle to produce up to 10,000 new follicles in only 3 short months. This would mean that a patient who is already at a Norwood 7 level of advanced baldness would have the ability to restore the entire scalp with their own cloned hairs. This, of course, is still very early in its discovery, and it will be many years before we see it available on the open market. Unregulated cell growth is basically what cancer is, so it must be tested and proven to be safe before it will be allowed anywhere for use in North America. Some companies are getting preliminary approval to start human testing in Asia as soon as 2018. Once this treatment becomes available, it will definitely carry a hefty price tag and will also mean a fairly specialized treatment and a team of highly trained doctors and nurses to perform this procedure. But at least it gives some hope for people who have advanced hair loss.