I am willing to give the Follica thing a try at home. If I can get it to work, maybe we won’t have to wait several more years to take advantage of this technology (and maybe we can grow some real hair for a mere $20 or so.)
I have a lot of work to do, though, including going through the patent again (Benji has posted the most important pieces already.) If anyone would like to pitch in, I would appreciate the help.
I already have the lithium, but formulating a topical solution is the first roadblock. The kind of lithium I have is lithium carbonate, which is the form used to make the lithium capsules used to treat various psychiatric disorders.
The problem is, lithium carbonate doesn’t appear to be soluble in the typical vehicle we use for topicals…namely alcohol. It’s only slightly soluble in water. What should I mix the lithium carbonate with that would deliver the drug to where it needs to go? With the abrasion in place, would just applying the powder directly to the wound (maybe with a little water) be enough? Anyone have any ideas for a vehicle that would be suitable to use with lithium carbonate? Also, I don’t know what would be an appropriate concentration for a topical…for that, I’ll have to take an educated guess.
I really need to brush up on skin pharmacology, which maybe I should have done before posting this. But if anyone would like to do some legwork…again, it would be appreciated.