Dr Gho: Best Hair Transplant Surgeon



Conradus Chosal Gho, a Dutch physician and researcher, is one of the most well-known medical personalities in the field of hair transplantation and stem cell research. He has dedicated his entire life to research and innovation in the field of transplantation, with only one purpose, that of restoring confidence to patients whose baldness has taken away serenity.

Hair loss: creates psychological suffering

In fact, it is a well-known phenomenon that many patients suffer as a result of hair loss: a psychological state that obsesses them every time they see their own image reflected in the mirror. It has also been proven that a successful hair transplant has very beneficial effects on the psyche of the patient who has had his hair restored. In addition, capillary restoration can sometimes be truly a surgical reconstruction for example on burns or scars.

And it is precisely from the hospital environment, in the case of reconstructions on burns, that Dr Gho comes. Since 1992 Gho has been involved in research in collaboration with universities and hospitals. He was at the origin of the discovery of new therapies and treatment techniques in the field of problems related to diseases affecting the hair and in the field of burns, studying among other things new physiological concepts in the field of cardiology, neurodegenerative diseases and burns.

Dr Gho, Research Scientist, Stem Cell Specialist

His studies, in collaboration with renowned university personalities such as Professor Martino Neumann, dermatologist at the University of Rotterdam, have led, in the specific field of capillary restoration, to the discovery, supported by in vivo tests on patients, of the HST (Hair Stemcell Transplantation ) technique, also called PL – FUT (Partial Longitudinal Follicular Unit Transplantation).

Unlike any other commonly practiced technique, with HST only portions of follicular units are taken from the donor area. Extremely small punches with a diameter of 0.5/0.6 mm are used for this operation. This technique has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of androgenetic and scarring alopecia as well as a beard and eyebrow restoration treatment, with practically non-existent side effects, very natural results and above all regeneration of the donor area. Dr Gho has patented this capillary restoration technique which, in addition to the removal with tiny punches from the donor area, involves immersing the grafts in a solution containing Bis maltolate oxovanadium (BMOV) whose action is to inhibit tyrosine phosphatase and inhibits apoptosis, i.e. tissue death, and promotes the success of the hair transplant much better than lactated Ringer’s which is nothing more than a saline solution.

It is therefore not necessary, Dr Gho has demonstrated, to transplant a whole follicular unit to regenerate new hair, but rather only a portion of the follicular stem cells. Gho researched the different follicular stem cells and their potential applications. Gho studied the localization of follicular stem cells in both whole follicular units and grafts, as well as the growth potential of partial follicular units containing follicular stem cells. Dr Gho’s research has shown that a considerable amount of follicular unit remains attached to the graft and that it can be used for follicular cell culture.

Portion sampling of follicular units with HST is extremely thin

When a considerable portion of the follicular unit remains attached to the graft, the transplantation of such a graft does not result in normal hair growth, compared to transplanting a micrograft. The explanation for this phenomenon lies in the fact that the structures of the follicular units that remain housed in the donor area are necessary for hair growth. However, when graft-derived cells are cultured, they can evolve into epidermis that can be used for e.g. skin transplants. This phenomenon has therefore given evidence to the fact that the grafts themselves contain stem cells of the epidermal type.

Recently the authoritative newspaper The Guardian published an interview with Dr Gho. Given his reputation as a leading researcher in the field of hair transplantation, the Guardian journalist asked Dr Gho how he sees the future of hair transplantation and his impression of the demand in this sector. Gho responded by citing the growing psychological discomfort related to hair loss. Everything today focuses on the image, on the photo on social media, even on the professional image published on social networks such as Linkedin, and the fact of not having a youthful appearance is a serious handicap in the eyes of many.

Hair transplantation is becoming more and more topical

Gho believes today’s lifestyle choices and the psychological pressure that comes with them contribute to the worries and insecurities that are a cause of hair loss. There is a strong awareness around one’s appearance. In addition, the late age at which people find a partner in life is now in their thirties, when baldness is already advanced in men compared to the situation in their twenties.

Male pattern baldness affects about 50% of men over the age of 50. In addition, all the treatments practiced today, such as Minoxidil and Finasteride, are poorly effective and with unpleasant side effects. In short, the problem is vasive and seriously affects health and should not be considered as an aesthetic intervention but rather as a cure related to the mental health of the people who suffer from it.


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