SFGATE.com reports on Dr. Wasserbauer new follicle cryopreservation service
A world-renowned hair restoration surgeon in California is the first in the nation to perform what is promising to become a game changing treatment in the hair loss industry. Dr. Sara Wasserbauer is part of a revolutionary procedure known as HairClone Follicle Preservation that allows patients who anticipate they might lose their hair in the future to bank hair cells so they can be used for treatments down the road.
“Discoveries in hair biology and preservation have slowly been progressing in the background in our field for years,” says Dr. Sara Wasserbauer, Past-President of the American Board of Hair Restoration surgery. “But now it is all coming together and essentially a whole third branch of hair medicine is opening up before our eyes. 2021 is the year everyone is going to be talking about this new groundbreaking treatment. HairClone Follicle Preservation is going to allow doctors to help more hair loss patients than ever before.”
The first step for this breakthrough concept begins with hair banking, a method to preserve hair follicles when cells are the most active or vibrant. Dr. Wasserbauer can surgically remove enough follicles needed for treatment later in life during one procedure and the entire operation takes less than two hours.