I’m not making any accusations here, but ever since Dr. Gho and his notorious claims of success at hair multiplication, to Intercytex and Aderans, Follica, Dr. Cotsarelis (remember PGD2?), Samumed, now with Replicel, Shiseido and many others, we’ve seen nothing but claims going on for years – often spanning a decade or more. Periodically we hear of an amazing new discovery, only to find later that it takes 2 or 3 years for the researchers just to form a company, and once the company is founded, it sits around for years, issuing a lot of press releases, doing endless testing on mice, and occasionally sketchy or marginally successful small-scale human trials, with inconclusive results (where the success is sometimes exaggerated or spun well beyond the real results), but accomplishing basically nothing tangible in the way of actually regenerating any hair.
I’m not accusing anyone of being deliberately dishonest here, but are some of these researchers bending the facts, possibly to attract investment money, for discoveries, drugs and techniques that are far from mature?
Are they getting our hopes up way too high?