For some inexplicable reason when I read your “cling to the old ways” posts I hear the sound of faint jungle drums in the background.:rotfl:
[quote]your childish optimism really is ridiculous :rotfl:
Roger_that I am so sick of hair loss. Do you perceive a real possibility that we are about to have a real opportunity to get our hair back within the next 6 months? What do you think about the things that are taking shape right now for the near term?
If the follicles are new then there is the issue of whether or not they will produce long hairs like scalp hair or short hairs like arm hairs or eybrow hairs??? Or there could be the issue of if the angle will be right since they will be completely new follicles so they might not grow out the same direction as the already existing follicles or if they new follicles are placed right since they can’t occupy the same space as the peach-fuzz follicles you already have.
This is why I think it’s best to get hairs grow out of the shrunk follicles that we already have rather than creating a bunch of new follicles. If we put a bunch of new follicles into our scalps we are going to create a big mess inside our scalp skin. There will be follicles banging into other follicles and whatnot. It will create a bunch of debris and damage the tiny follicles we have still in the skin.
[postedby]Originally Posted by roger_that[/postedby]
No, the new follicles should have the basic characteristics of the follicles that the donor cells were taken from.
So if donor cells were taken from follicles in the back of your head, which are “normal” scalp hair follicles, the new follicles in the recipient area should not be eyebrow-like, or arm-like, etc. There is no reason to believe that.
On the other hand, I think angling of the new follicles may be in part based on mechanical factors, such as the orientation of the proto-follicle in the skin. This might result in some mal-aligned hairs. I think at this point we don’t know.
[postedby]Originally Posted by jarjarbinx[/postedby]
[postedby]Originally Posted by hairman2[/postedby][/quote]