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Hair stem cell transplant- Unlimited DONOR?


#1

Hi Guys,

Newbie here!!..

Greeting to everyone around! Ok i thought this is the best place to post this topic as its related to hair multiplication and research category.

Found this site while browsing. Any one has anything to say??

Extract from the site above :-

HairStemcell Transplantation, is not without reason a unique treatment method.
“Unique” is a word that unfortunately is used to often. That is not the case with HST. If you’re in doubt judge for yourself, go to a different clinic and see if they can make the same promises that the Hair Science Institute makes in black and white.
Unique:
HairStemcell Transplantation (HST) does not redistribute your existing hair. It ensures that your own hair generates new hairs in a desired area. Unique:
Other methods literally result in hair “loss” on the back of the head. They create a permanent scar where no hair will ever grow. HST guarantees that the hairs in the donor region will re-grow, without residual scar tissue!Unique:
HST is not an operation, it’s only a treatment. This is due to the exceptionally refined methods and the specialized miniature instruments . There are, therefore, no incisions, no scars, no stitches etc. Unique:
HST is painless. That includes not only the subtle pre- anaesthesia and treatment but also refers to the frequent, sometimes unremitting pain that results from other less advanced transplantation methods. Unique:
Extremely quick recovery of the treated areas. Due to the exceptionally refined treatment methods the wounds are smaller than pinpricks. Consequently the healing process is complete within a day. No pain and no scars, including both the donor and recipient area. Unique:
HST is the only treatment method suitable for facial hair. The reason: absolutely no scars and a completely natural result. Beautiful eyebrows, a handsome moustache, or a full beard. It’s possible. No problem. Unique:
Treatment of scar tissue! HST is the only suitable method to treat scar tissue. This includes scars caused by less advanced hair transplantation techniques such as the strip method as well as the treatment of scar tissue resulting from burns. The reason: HST leaves absolutely no scars and provides a completely natural result.Unique:
A completely natural result. No roughened skin texture, no unnatural bunches of hairs, or hairs that grow in the wrong direction. The direction of hair growth is natural and the distribution of hair is uniform.Unique:
Thanks to regrowth in the donor area multiple treatments are possible. Sometimes multiple treatments are necessary to achieve the desired result. Due to the regrowth of hair in the donor area and the fact that there are no residual scars, the donor area (following recovery) can be used again. Why can the Hair Science Institute make these promises while other clinics can’t and won’t?
The answer is simple: knowledge through research. While other clinics undoubtedly have access to very experienced surgeons, the Hair Science Institute is established in cooperation with MD/researcher Coen Gho, a recognized specialist in the area of hair growth and hair diseases.One of the transplantation techniques he developed - the Follicular Multiplication – is established as a restorative method to treat burn wounds. In the clinical facilities of Hair Science Institute, this method has been improved and is now refined to the advanced and patented technique that is now known as HairStemcell Transplantation.
The biggest difference is that Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) as well as Follicular Multiplication (FM), can cause density loss and little scars. With HairStemcell Transplantation, there is less chance of density loss and no scars visible in the donor area.

Cheers,
Folica…


#2

I believe that is Dr. Gho’s technique


#3

» I believe that is Dr. Gho’s technique

Hair Science centre is Dr Gho’s - Still no real proof to see,either!


#4

That’s Dr. Gho’s new technique. The donor regrowth obtained using his old technique (FT/FM) was confirmed by an independent clinic. The authors of the study found the donor regrew 72% of the time when the lower third of the follicle was left in the skin. However, Dr. Gho has stated that the regrowth is actually very inconsistent when using that old technique (patient testimonials appear to confirm this). Supposedly Dr. Gho’s new HST technique results in a minimum of 80% donor regrowth because it transects the follicle vertically instead of horizontally, but Dr. Gho’s HST regrowth claims have not yet been verified yet by an independent clinic…

The concerns with HST appear to have less to do with donor regrowth and more to do with recipient regrowth. The hairs appear to grow normal thickness and length, but sometimes they result in several hairs per actual hair planted (due to the stem cell stimulation that the transected follicle receives prior to implantation). While this is usually viewed as a fortunate bonus in the non-hairline area, this can cause some unrealistic distortion in the hairline. Supposedly this problem can be fixed by getting more procedures. However, many people criticize Gho’s placement as being too sparse and also point out that his treatment is pretty expensive. It appears Dr. Gho can place the grafts more densely, but since the procedure can only move a limited amount of hair per procedure, they often get spread out.

If you are rich and have nothing to lose, HST is certainly worth a try. Otherwise, IMO, waiting to see what ICX comes up with isn’t such a bad idea. For instance, most of us are going to need a lot more than 600 grafts per session to appreciably improve the appearance of our hair. Personally, I could probably get 6 HST sessions along with an FUE session in my hairline and have a pretty good head of hair. But I’m waiting for a better and cheaper alternative. Who knows, by then I’ll probably be as bald as a beet :slight_smile:


#5

JB, I had a question for you here but I decided to take it down. It’s an important question, but I think it’s wise not to put it up here. If you want to see it and have time to answer it, please email me.


#6

Would you agree that ARI seems to be well aware of the unpredictable nature of implanting just cultured epithelial and dermal cells? I mean the people at Aderans Research are highly qualified Scientists and Chemists who deal with these scpecific cells and polymers all day long. Aderans has a study about using scaffolds for bone regeneration see link I’m sure they realized a long time ago that something else is needed to improve the procedure for people who would/will not respond to cell implantation and also something to negate directional issues. To reiterate on this, they filed for thier “Bioabsorbable fibers” patent in 2000 (obviously almost 8 years ago). I’m not a skeptist but i truly believe Aderans will have a more workable protocal (works for a broad range of patients) before ICX.

link - Also, on a side note here is a trial that is going on in Taiwan that i haven’t heard anyone mention here before. Ironic because it is filed in the US. "This study is to try to maintain cultured dermal papilla cells in spherical structure in vitro before transplanting into dermis in vivo. Also, this study is aimed in clarifying actual mechanism of inducing hair follicle by dermal papilla cells. "


#7

» Would you agree that ARI seems to be well aware of the unpredictable nature
» of implanting just cultured epithelial and dermal cells?

I agree 100%. There has been a long-standing problem with culturing DP cells in 2-dimensions in that the cells lose viability through multiple passages. Barrow’s early pioneering use of matrices for DP cell growth allowed the DP cells to clump, which helps to circumvent the problems with cell signaling in 2-d environments. I believe the idea was inspired by Jahoda, who found that growing DP cells in spherical structure keeps the cells viable through high passages. With Barrow’s knowledge of 3-d matrices for TE applications, the sphere research probably provided some good clues as to the rich possibilities of DP cells in 3 dimensions.

» “This study is to try to maintain cultured dermal papilla cells
» in spherical structure in vitro before transplanting into dermis in vivo.
» Also, this study is aimed in clarifying actual mechanism of inducing hair
» follicle by dermal papilla cells.”

I haven’t seen the link yet, but the description sounds like a direct takeoff on Jahoda’s earlier work with DP cells cultured in spheres. There is no guarantee that it will turn out to be the key to the consistency issue. However, it would seem that promoting a richer cell signaling environment would increase consistency. Certainly it could provide a very high return on cells so that you would only need to remove a very small amount of skin in order to get enough high potency cells to grow a full head of hair.

This is a good example of the kinds of changes that might be done to bring about HM version 2 or 3. The goal at the moment appears to be to get a marketable procedure out there. Once that is accomplished the goal will change to having the best marketable procedure out there.


#8

» JB, I had a question for you here but I decided to take it down. It’s an
» important question, but I think it’s wise not to put it up here. If you
» want to see it and have time to answer it, please email me.

Email sent to the vegan.


#9

» Email sent to the vegan.

And answered.