3D printing will save you from baldness (3 photos + video)

Baldness is not a problem today, manymen in different epochs struggled with this unpleasant phenomenon, but only now there is a chance to get rid of it completely. This perspective opens up for those who need it, the revolutionary method of American scientists. The peculiarity of this method is the use of a 3D printer and the forms printed on it.

Although hair transplantation has developed quite successfullyin recent decades, its essence was in the redistribution of human hair follicles that a person has, but scientists have recently started growing these cells in the laboratory. The revolutionary method of American scientists opens up access to the creation of hair follicles using forms printed on a 3D printer. For the first time, human follicle cells were grown completely in the laboratory.

The essence of the breakthrough made by expertsColumbia University is to combine several innovations in one method. First, with the help of three-dimensional printing, they created special plastic forms, the contents of which resemble a natural environment that provides nourishment for hair growth through microscopic holes. Moreover, such miniature forms were made for the first time. The second innovation is the removal of a mixture of new growth factors. After growing, donor hair cells are placed around the skin's shape. The JAK-STAT molecules, which are introduced into the mixture to trigger the development of follicles and awakening the metabolism, should ensure engraftment and give an impetus to the beginning of growth.

Angela Cristiano, Project Manager,marked the essence of the discovery of the method in that she called the process of creating properly arranged and modified hair arrays for transplanting patients with a kind of "hair farm".

Before the method becomes widely used inClinical practice, scientists still have to conduct a series of tests and additional research, but forecasts for the commercial application of the method are already optimistic.