The last thread (ref. above) was locked because some individuals from the HT section came here and started complaining that I had no right to do experiments on my own body and to talk about it here on these forums in order to possibly shed some positive light on hair loss. Personally, I do not have any respect for anyone from the HT section, but I will address their concerns nonetheless.
I would not do anything to myself unless I know the risks and am willing to take those. Obviously, I felt that taking the risks of this experiment was way lower than going through with a transplant, or else I would have chosen to do a transplant instead. The personal experiment that I am doing is based on one that has already passed safety trials. Moreover, I have consulted with many professionals, and we all feel that the risks are (very) minimal. I’m not taking any immunosuppressants as others have done, which would have actually been the factor carrying the most risk.
I am injecting proteins and keratinocyte growth factors that are readily found in the body. Sure, wnt3a has been found to play a role in cancer, but the mice only developed benign tumors with a constant expression of wnt3a signals. I am only doing a one time injection of wnt3a, something that has already passed safety trials. Worst case scenario (and one that I think would never happen) are benign tumors, which lacks all three of the malignant properties of a cancer and is easily removable. Again, this would never happen, but the worst case scenario isn’t even all that dangerous.
With that being said, these forums are for us to come and share our experiences with hair loss and maybe be able to shed some light on it and possibly play a positive role in finding a cure. Accordingly, I plan to keep everyone updated with my results. If for whatever reason, Hairsite chooses to close this thread, as they have done with the other one, I will have my web developer create a site with a forum which will be open for all to come and freely share their experiences. I have the resources to do so if that becomes necessary… and I’m sure that I could make quite a few bucks on the ads as well, like hairsite does.
To those of you offering their support and frank concern: I say thank you. It is the acts of individuals experimenting on their own that has brought the greatest discoveries to this world. However, I do not support the idea of everyone going out there and doing experiments not knowing what they are doing. I have done thorough research and know everything that is involved. I also know that this has VERY minimal risk involved and I know what that risk is. Again, I would not do this if I felt the risk was greater than doing a hair transplant.
Nov 16, 2009: I took before pix and dermabrated my scalp.
Nov 19, 2009: I injected the wnt3a and keratinocyte mixture. Taking daily pictures in the same lighting.
Nov 21, 2009: Pretty pissed that Hairsite locked the other thread and annoyed at some peoples comments.
If you don’t appreciate what I am doing, then please stop following up with this. I don’t want any of my results to benefit you in any way.