Jarjar, you’ve discussed how AAPE is similar to Histogen’s HSC – both treatments use a variety of growth factors and proteins from basically the same or similar sources. The only big difference is that Histogen’s HSC is produced using cells under closed laboratory conditions, and AAPE is an isolate of cells taken directly from the body. There may be some small differences in the list of growth factors and their concentrations, but in sum there are more similarities than differences.
If anyone would know about the potential of these growth factors in growing hair, I’d expect it to be Histogen. After all, they’ve been studying it inside and out for the past 10 years or so. Their patent for HSC was granted on October 10, 2006, which suggests they’ve been studying this stuff for 10+ years.
So, can you tell me why, in all this time, Histogen has not studied, or not publicized any reports about doing more than 2 rounds of injections of the HSC growth factors?
In all the papers they’ve published, in all the explanations on their website and press releases and studies they’ve discussed, we never see any mention of more than 2 treatments. Maybe in some places they’ve speculated about results from a third follow-up treatment. Unlike the trials for Rogaine, Propecia, etc. which had patients using the product every day, sometimes twice a day, for years.
You’d think if Histogen had invested all this money into this technology, they’d want to show it in the best possible light, right? You’d think they’d want to show its maximum potential. After all, Histogen is looking for investor money, right? They want to build the biggest and most successful company they can, right? Maybe if they show HSC in the best possible light, in a way that will grow the maximum amount of hair, by injecting this stuff every week for a year, they’d grow TONS of hair and get HUGE investor money and would be able to launch their product much sooner and much more successfully… right?
You’d think if they want to get more investor money and be successful, they’d be all about flooding the scalp with this stuff every day on a continuous basis… right?
So, if the results really are cumulative, and you can grow a lot more hair by having HSC or AAPE injections every week, rather than twice a year, then why hasn’t anyone done this?
Why hasn’t Histogen, above all people, tried this?