» They use Dr Gho’s old method OF Hair Multiplication which only gives 20%
» regrowth in donor area.
» Dr Gho’s new method HairStemcell Transplantation at the Hair Science
» Institute gives upto 80% regrowth in the donor area.
» I suppose what we would all like to see is examples of this,right!
Gho says the old way typically regrew between 20 and 80%. The new method regrows a minimum of 80%. As for the pictures of donor regrowth, they are out there and not hard to find. However, I would like to do a full statistical analysis and get to the bottom of this once and for all. Dr. Gho has offered to allow me to do that, but I find myself too busy and too broke.
For anyone interested in Gho’s hair plucking technique, he performed an early experiment and found that the plucked hair could not produce a follicle without the addition of stromal tissue. Most of his HM research involves the relationship between hair follicle stem cells on plucked hair and cells in nearby stromal tissue.
FM and HST work because large amounts of stromal tissue is moved along with the follicle stem cells. HM is an attempt to minimize the amount of stromal tissue that needs to be present in with the follicle stem cells. However, it is difficult to get consistent due to the minimal amount of cells moved.
One avenue that can be used to get around the problem is to soak plucked hair with hair follicle stem cells in extracellular matrix before implanting it in the scalp. This gives the stem cells that are clinging to the hair a jump start. This is very similar to what Gho does with HST where he soaks the transected follicles in a jump-start solution before implanting it. It is difficult to say how consistent this hair-plucking scheme will turn out to be. However, it represents unlimited donor hair implanted into the recipient site and simultaneously absolutely no destruction of the donor area. No other process can even come close to achieving that.
I doubt this technique can be used for many years yet though.