Thanks guys, I thought that must be a “mistake” on GHI’s part. At least thats what I hope it is.
I disagree profoundly with Ballonman thinking BHT’s grow one year and fall out. Scientist, Timetested,Pharoboy and a few others have not been on these forums complaining that their BHT hair is hitting the floor. Its biggest liability is that it cannot be placed very close together as Cole has demonstrated and produce a big yield.
The Korean body hair study is available online (Stephen Foote has posted it). It even had some pictures. All it has shown is that body hair can be moved from one locale of the body to another and the body hair will keep the SAME CIRCUMFERENCE, but it might grow either LONGER OR SHORTER in the new locale. Thats it. As far as it “taking on head hair characetistics”, minoxidil might make it a tad wider, but on its own that is not what the Korean scientists found out. Back in the eighties when Jahoda moved a head hair to his then-wife-Amanda Reynolds arm, she had a THICK unusual, yet short hair growing on her arm. It was his head hair still THICK, but not longer than her other arm hair. So if someone has baby fine body hair, they are probably in for a big dissapointment.
I have no idea on what basis Ballonman believes BHT’s will fall out after one year-------------------that quite frankly is ridiculous. I know Ballonman used to feel that Cole’s 1 mm punch caused too much scar tissue in the donor area and would lead to big white dots, and that he does not like Cole personally, but other than criticizing Cole’s doing BHT’s I cannot figure out why he is stating that. I wont believe it unless we get some of the old guys who tried it coming back on here stating that their BHT’s are hitting the floor and not regrowing.
Thomans, I have a feeling that are probably some other hormones in the skin that supress BHT’s in the scalp of some people and/or the excessive collagen deposition and capillary damage/lack of oxygen in many men’s balding scalps do not support their growth very well. I wonder “how deep” the dermal papilla’s of BHT’s dive in the dermis for their anagen phase? If its not as deep as head hair, the top layers of the epidermis up there may not support that kind of hair in some guys also.
Id say that in about 2 more years, we will really know for certain about BHT’s in general. There was a Cole patient who got a head full of BHT’s (horseshoe bald guy) but never has posted and never has had any updates at all. He had a beard. Ive always wondered about his result.