» I asked Washenik’s secretary this direct question and she said she couldn’t
» comment. She didn’t say “I don’t know” or “no they are not”. I hate to
» speculate, I guess I am just hoping that they are! LOL
Thank you for your research.
Well, the use of scaffolds will increase the cost of the procedure, so I am not specially fond of them. But of course, right now, if scaffolds give us hair, we have no other option, so they are very welcome.
In theory, scaffolds will ensure that the follicle is well formed, and the cosmetic result will be good. Not only direction, but also caliper, shape, etc.
I think ARI is using scaffolds, for the reasons I have explained in my other post. Copy here:
Well, it is true that scaffolds are very old technology, but it is also true that ARI keeps filing patents about scaffolds year after year. In fact, I think ALL of their patents are related with scaffolds. So they are still working on it, and I think that the scaffolds are a fundamental piece in ARI’s technique.
Also, after Intercytex technology, which is scaffold-less, has been shown a complete failure, the use of scaffolds seems again a necessity to get the DP cells aggregating and forming a working follicle.