so, those of you who are very happy with the idea that ARI could increase haircounts by 20%, look: Minoxidil 5% does increase haircounts by 37% on average (at 8 months):
One study in healthy males aged 18–50 years with androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) found that compared to a baseline of 103 to 106 hairs/cm2, those who applied a 5% solution of minoxidil for 32 weeks increased their non-vellus hair counts by an average of 39 hairs/cm2, in contrast to 5 hairs/cm2 in subjects who received a placebo.
- When ARI includes Minoxidil in the trials, they will totally mess-up results obtained by cells alone.
- ARI have posted a photo with 79% hair increase (terminals)at 3 months. This is probably best case, not average case. So Minoxidil very well could achive best cases like that one.