Hair loss affects as many as half of all men and women by the age of 50 in the United States, which amounts to as many as 70 million individuals with thinning or absent hair. These estimates are most likely on the low side, because concealing or even denying hair loss is very common. The medical literature tells us that fewer than 10% of men who are concerned about male pattern baldness ever visit a physician.
Simply put--hair loss makes people feel old. The great majority of our cultural icons have good-looking heads of hair. In more personal terms, self-esteem and self-confidence are particularly vulnerable to hair loss.
Studies show that as many as 90% of people with hair loss report that the condition has a significant negative impact on their day-to-day lives. Although we may object to it, we are judged in many situations by how we look. For many, male or female pattern baldness goes way beyond having a "'bad hair' day"--it means having a "bad hair rest-of-your-life."
Fortunately, many hair loss treatments have been developed for hair loss associated with male or female pattern baldness. They include surgical transplantation and/or medication that can even slow the rate of hair loss in some cases. Surgical and medical hair loss treatments by experienced professionals can do much to reduce and/or postpone the negative effects of hair loss.
Less fortunately, however, even the most effective current procedures are limited by one central problem--each person has only a finite number of hair follicles for redistribution or preservation. Each person is born with approximately 100,000 hair follicles. When hair loss begins for a person, the head of hair you have at that moment is the most hair you will have for the rest of your life.
A logical solution is to develop a means to elicit hair growth. That is exactly what Aderans Research is doing.
Aderans Research is developing and testing a new treatment for eliciting hair growth based on state-of-the-art cell engineering techniques. During a conventional procedure, doctors will remove a small amount of tissue. Hair-forming cells will be extracted and allowed to multiply under controlled conditions. After enough new cells have formed, they will be injected into the scalp. The person will receive many more hair- forming cells than were taken from the scalp.
The hair that grows from this treatment is the person's own hair. Because it is their own hair cells -- multiplied.
Please view our short video that explains the procedure in detail.