» Most pigs have severe self esteem problems when they start thinning, and
» then there is the bacon thing…pigs life is hard sometimes
They make mention that direction is certainly an issue in some of the animal models at Aderan’s site. I wonder how many 'ingrown" hair Intercytex got that they didn’t count as hairs (because they’d not break the surface)?
You see talk of cellular matrixes on Aderans site. I think that is their big hold up as far as attempting a human trial. They are probably having direction problems. Dr. Barrows is supposed to be the expert at Aderans over tissue matrixes and biodegradable scaffolds, etc. Theyve definitely grown some hair over there on the animals…but direction and density are apparently issues.
I’d like to see them both (ICX and Aderans) try to shoot a donor area back up with hair and see if the results are better back there. MPB scalp loses a water layer, fatty acids, and becomes more like forehead skin. It literally gets thinner than hirsute scalp. Thats not a very conductive envrionment for new follicles to form.
That would be a “idea” for Follica and ACELL to attempt.
Like yourself Hangin’, Im pretty queasy about the hair “made” in the recipient area and its future predeliction to miniaturize in response to male hormones. I think a procedure that could double the density of the wreath-----so a guy could get a genuinely great FUE-transplant, might be a better route to take until such time as scientists figure out exactly which genes need to be silenced in the “making” of new hair.
I for one, however, am glad that Aderans is still at it…and Histogen, and Phoenixbio, and the Indian Clinics, etc.