» James Bond, thanks for posting this information. I, like many others here
» are repair patients, and I may have one last chance at a “decent” repair
» using coventional HT methods. In my case, I am looking at a FUE/Strip combo
» in the next year with Shapiro Medical. Like most here, I’m wary of any new
» procedure but this does seem to be very legitimate. My concerns would
» include, if current doctors (not all) are getting some poor results from
» FUE due to transection, any doctor using this procedure must have a high
» degree of skill, two the cost. I hope for everyone here, this really turns
» out to be a viable treatment/procedure. It’s refreshing to come here and
» see some positive and informative posts. Thanks!
I would be very leery of getting a traditional HT if you already have limited donor hair. The purpose of publishing full disclosure in a peer reviewed journal is to allow other researchers (doctors etc) to reproduce the results. Be especially leery of any HT doctor who criticizes this technique prior to even reading the study. My suggestion is to allow a little time for other medical professionals to attempt to reproduce the results from this study.
More than five years ago, I posted an independent study from an Italian HT clinic that tested Dr. Gho’s claims of donor regrowth using FM. The study confirmed his claims. Be very careful of what HT doctors without an indepth understanding of stem cell science tell you about this technique.
Look, I don’t know all the details, but donor regrowth is real. Now that it has been fully disclosed and published, it can go through mainstream scientific channels and be tested for validity. I suggest allowing some time for this to sort itself out before you choose to let another doctor use up what’s left of your donor site.
I am going to try to get another interview from Dr. Gho in order to find out more details about this. Out of curiosity, how many donor grafts do you have left that can be harvested?
P.S. I will be discussing this more in depth in the Research forum as I learn more about it.