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HairClone’s Medical Director and Clinical Partner, Dr. Bessam Farjo, presented “Hair follicle banking: Cryopreserved hair follicles as a source of stem cells for regenerative medicine” at the 22nd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC) in Monaco last month.  

On the 29th March 2024, Dr. Bessam Farjo presented under the “Hair Restoration: Injectables and Novel Treatments for Hair Loss” agenda, where he discussed the novel cell therapy currently under development by HairClone. This therapy’s first phase involves extracting hair follicles, often alongside a hair transplant surgery that can be undergone at various clinics including the Farjo Hair Institute, and then cryopreserving these follicles in HairClone’s follicle bank. The stem cells found in hair follicles, called dermal papilla cells, allow hair follicles to have the potential to be used in regenerative medicine. One of these uses includes hair rejuvenation and regeneration in HairClone’s personalised cell therapy, a potential treatment for pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia).

Additionally, HairClone’s Medical Director, Dr Nilofer Farjo, presented “Female and transgender hairline feminisation”; Dr. Nilofer Farjo will also be presenting at the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India (AHRS) this month on “Biotech Updates in Hair Growth”, where she will discuss her 30 years in hair biology research. Dr Greg Williams, also from the Farjo Hair Institute, attended the AMWC, where he directed and chaired the entire Hair Restoration panel. 

Clinical Partner Dr. Marie Shambach, an aesthetic and anti-ageing  physician as well as hair restoration surgeon, from the Schambach Hair Clinic in Guatemala also attended the AMWC and lecturerd on trichoscopy and dutasteride mesotherapy. Another speaker to note was Iain Sallis, trichologist and expert in hair and scalp disorders at Hairmedic, who gave talks on “Test your hair knowledge” and “Hair up close”. 

The AMWC is the world leading conference for aesthetic and anti-aging medicine, discussing topics ranging from dermatology to aesthetic treatments and body sculpting. The AMWC annually attracts over 15,000 participants, including over 300 speakers and 900 industry brands from over 140 countries.