An initial clinical trial was conducted during the fall of 2011. The clinical trial had three (3) main objectives. To demonstrate:
- This surgical approach is safe for patients.
- There is no visual evidence of scarring in the donor area from which the hair follicles are harvested.
- The survival of the transplanted hair follicles harvested by this novel technique are as good if not better than the current methods of hair follicle harvesting: follicular unit extraction (FUE) and the traditional strip harvest (FUT).
Preliminary results from the initial clinical trial suggest an advantage in transplanted hair follicle survival using the scarless approach to the traditional FUE method.
As the surgical instrumentation development process moves forward, we anticipate an additional clinical trial to be initiated in the late spring of 2013. Participating patients benefit from receiving approximately 100 transplanted hair follicles at no charge. If you are interested in learning more about enrolling in the upcoming clinical trial, please visit the website of the scarless surgery development project: www.pilofocus.com.