» You think that after learning from the first sub-group, they tweaked the
» procedure a little, and that adjustment accounted for the dramatic
» improvement–i.e., all 5 in the second group gowing substantial hair?
The first group was not provided pre-stimulation of the epidermis; thus, the results were not nearly as good as the second group that used pre-stimulation. Pre-stimulation helps to improve the signaling environment and results in much better hair growth (numerous HM studies confirm this).
So what we are left with is that 100% of all patients respond to the treatment when the pre-stimulation is used. Thus HM appears to have a consistency between about 13 and 105% and will work for nearly all people.
» If that improvement indeed resulted from one adjustment, imagine after a
» few more adjustments how much things might improve.
This is exactly what the rolling protocol is designed to do. However, there is no guarantee that the next adjustment will result in as large of an improvement as the last adjustment. Right now, ICX is capable of getting results near where Dr. Gho plateaued and left off. Thus, there is still a lot of work to be done before this is able to be offered as a commercial treatment. It would be nice to get the minimum response rate up to about 50% before the treatment is rolled out. So far, things are looking good, and the results of the latest studies bring lots of reason for optimism.
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