Can carefully plucked hair be grown or kept alive outside the body
Can carefully plucked hair be grown (or kept alive) outside the body?While sitting down to actually type this out, I realized that some might read this as gross or creepy. I’m curious however, so my question to you brilliant instructamals out there is this: If I carefully pluck a hair from my head, is it possible or feasible to provide it an environment where it could be "kept alive" or grown?
I realize the hair itself is not actually alive, but it’s the follicle I’m interested in. When we do hair transplants, the hairs(in units called
wholesale brazilian lace closure grafts) are extracted with special instruments and kept alive for hours. Some doctors keep them alive for up to 12 hours. You can see picures of a graft kept alive at the bottom of this hair
www.tedhair.com transplant page. The Grafts are the hair shaft and bulb with surrounding protective tissue. The current common protocol involves Saline or a saline like solution + ice or a cold environment.
In a lot of ways, a hair transplant is alike an organ transplant with the organ on the move from one hospital to the other. Only in a hair transplant its the same patient getting the hair. So in short, yes you can keep the hair alive as a restoration doctor would but you will need Saline and some special extraction instruments to not traumatize the hair.