Hair Stem Cell Transplantation®

Hair Stem Cell Transplantation® (HST) is a patented hair

multiplication technique developed by the Hair Science Institute

and used exclusively in its clinics in Jakarta, Amsterdam, Maastricht and



Other clinics may appear to be offering the same technique, but this is

not the case. No other technique is the true HST that guarantees the

best results.


This section describes HST in clear, comprehensible terms, using

images and animations. For a more detailed explanation please see

Science / Research and Development.


The donor area

The donor area is the area from which the grafts are taken. In this section we describe the major advantages HST offers for preserving the donor area.

One of the most significant differences with traditional techniques is that with HST only a tiny part of the hair follicle is removed. The majority of the follicle is left it in the donor area where it will produce new hair. This preserves the donor area for future treatments, which is why this technique should actually be referred to as hair multiplication, rather than transplantation.

Thanks to the specialised instruments it is impossible to take too much of the hair follicle.
These tools allow us to retain the hair follicles in the donor area, so there are no unsightly scars and no visible loss of hair density. We also guarantee that the hairs in the donor area will largely grow back.


The origins of the HST technique lie in the treatment of scar tissue resulting from burn wounds. Doctor/researcher Coen Gho has been closely involved in the development of new medication and treatment methods for burn victims since the early 1990s, for instance a medication that prevents second-degree burns worsening into third-degree burns (if applied at a sufficiently early stage).


Along with Hair Stem Cell Transplantation®, we can identify two other existing methods.

Body Hair Transplant

HST is the only technique that allows Body Hair Transplant (BHT), in which hair from elsewhere on the body (for example, the lower leg) is used as the donor area.
Scar resulting from "strip method." Below scar: donor area immediately after extraction
The table below shows the differences at a glance:

The differences at a glanceFUT (strip) FUEHST
Sedatives before treatmentusuallyusuallyno
Pain during proceduresomenono
Scars in donor areayes, stripe-shapedyes, white dottingno
Loss of donor areayesyeslittle
Reusability of donor arealimitedlimitedgood
Pain after treatmentyessomelittle
Swelling after treatmentyesyesrarely
Recovery period14 days10 days5-7 days
Maximum grafts per treatment day2500-3000 20003000
Body Hair Transplant possibleno limitedyes
Treatment of scars and burn woundsvery limited tolerablegood
Treatment of eyebrows, moustache, beard and eyelashesvery limited tolerablegood