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UPDATE - Dr. Hitzig - Hair Loss Breakthrough or Hair Loss Hype?


#1

January 14, 2010
MatriStem® Micro Matrix - Hair Loss Breakthrough or Hair Loss Hype?
Updated Commentary by Spencer Kobren


#2

Thank you.
Spencer Kobren has been quick enough to mobilize resources and clarify the situation. Kudos for him!!
Now it is clear that it is Dr. Hitzig who is to blame. He was the one who published the sensationalist article:

Quote Kobren:

Unfortunately, the original press release that was distributed on January 6th, 2010 by New York hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Gary Hitzig, has left many individuals confused.

See: “Researchers Develop First Successful Hair Cloning Technique - Major Advancement in Hair Restoration”

Based on this press release many men, women and the parents of children in need believed that their prayers had finally been answered. This clearly isn’t the case, and Dr. Jerry Cooley provided clarification in his interview with The Bald Truth.

Based on direct correspondence from several experts in the field, and on our own assessment of this technology, it is clear that the original press release could be construed as misleading.
<<<<

Quote Kobren from the audio track:

-This is not, currently, the cure for hairloss.
-A lot of doctors will take advantage of this technology and make all types of crazy claims.
-There are patients who will put down their hard earned money in hopes that they are going to have their hair back.
-That is probably not going to hapen in the near future.
-Be careful, don’t believe the hype.
<<<<<<

In that audio track, Kobren reads Cooley’s message. In this message Cooley doesn’t mention “cloning of hair”, but “cloning of tissue”. So, Acell clones or copies the surrounding tissue, but Cooley doesn’t say now if this copied tissue bears hair follicles. So, we are back to nothing.

Now we are seeing the real face of Dr. Hitzig. He is the one who published the sensationalist article about “cloning breakthrough”, and then manipulative photos here at Hairsite a few days ago. Not surprisingly Hitzig was sued by more than 150 patients in the past.

» January 14, 2010
» MatriStem® Micro Matrix - Hair Loss Breakthrough or Hair Loss
» Hype
?
» Updated
» Commentary
by Spencer Kobren


#3

In that audio, it is also mentioned that Acell can multiply hair, but it has the so-called “consistency problems”. This expression was used by Gho and Intercytex. They said “we can multiply hair, but we have to solve the consistency problems”. Of course they never delivered proof that they were able to multiply hair in a single patient, so it is kinda reasonable to think that it was all a lie.

Now Cooley-Hitzig say that they can multiply, or clone, hair, but they have to solve the “consistency problem”. Guys, wise up, this means, that it doesn’t work, until proven otherwise. And they ain’t proving otherwise.

In the new message, Cooley backpedals even further, and doesn’t even mention “cloning of hair”, but he simply says that “Acell clones tissue”.

» Thank you.
» Spencer Kobren has been quick enough to mobilize resources and clarify the
» situation. Kudos for him!!
» Now it is clear that it is Dr. Hitzig who is to blame. He was the one who
» published the sensationalist article:
»
» Quote Kobren:
» >>>>
» Unfortunately, the original press release that was distributed on
» January 6th, 2010 by New York hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Gary Hitzig, has
» left many individuals confused.
»

» See: “Researchers Develop First Successful Hair Cloning Technique - Major
» Advancement in Hair Restoration”
»
» Based on this press release many men, women and the parents of children in
» need believed that their prayers had finally been answered. This clearly
» isn’t the case, and Dr. Jerry Cooley provided clarification in his
» interview with The Bald Truth.
»
» Based on direct correspondence from several experts in the field, and
» on our own assessment of this technology, it is clear that the original
» press release could be construed as misleading.

» <<<<
»
» Quote Kobren from the audio track:
» >>>>
» -This is not, currently, the cure for hairloss.
» -A lot of doctors will take advantage of this technology and make all
» types of crazy claims.
» -There are patients who will put down their hard earned money in hopes
» that they are going to have their hair back.
» -That is probably not going to hapen in the near future.
» -Be careful, don’t believe the hype.
» <<<<<<
»
» In that audio track, Kobren reads Cooley’s message. In this message Cooley
» doesn’t mention “cloning of hair”, but “cloning of tissue”. So, Acell
» clones or copies the surrounding tissue, but Cooley doesn’t say now if this
» copied tissue bears hair follicles. So, we are back to nothing.
»
» Now we are seeing the real face of Dr. Hitzig. He is the one who published
» the sensationalist article about “cloning breakthrough”, and then
» manipulative photos here at Hairsite a few days ago. Not surprisingly
» Hitzig was sued by more than 150 patients in the past.
»
»
» » January 14, 2010
» » MatriStem® Micro Matrix - Hair Loss Breakthrough or Hair Loss
» » Hype
?
» »


#4

Kobren seems like a stand-up guy. So this is, once again, a bunch of bullsht from a HT doc looking to make money. Time to move on and wait for Aderans to deliver results.


#5

Wow, what a surprise…goddamn.


#6

Cooley and Hitzig have no further credibility IMHO.

They can try to “clarify” and backpedal all they want now, but I’m not buying any of it. Their original comments are essentially lies. They knew the obvious threshold they were crossing when they talked about Acell achieving hair regeneration.


#7

» Cooley and Hitzig have no further credibility IMHO.
»
» They can try to “clarify” and backpedal all they want now, but I’m not
» buying any of it. Their original comments are essentially lies. They knew
» the obvious threshold they were crossing when they talked about Acell
» achieving hair regeneration.

You’re exactly right - they knew EXACTLY what they were doing when they released that press release. It was a money grab. Kobren should kick Cooley out of his HT organization. As for Hitzig, you’d have been crazy to get a HT from him BEFORE he pulled this stunt.


#8

» Cooley and Hitzig have no further credibility IMHO.
»
» They can try to “clarify” and backpedal all they want now, but I’m not
» buying any of it. Their original comments are essentially lies. They knew
» the obvious threshold they were crossing when they talked about Acell
» achieving hair regeneration.

Did they have any to begin with?


#9

» » Cooley and Hitzig have no further credibility IMHO.
» »
» » They can try to “clarify” and backpedal all they want now, but I’m not
» » buying any of it. Their original comments are essentially lies. They
» knew
» » the obvious threshold they were crossing when they talked about Acell
» » achieving hair regeneration.
»
» Did they have any to begin with?

Begin with WHAT?
More specific question please …


#10

» » » Cooley and Hitzig have no further credibility IMHO.
» » »
» » » They can try to “clarify” and backpedal all they want now, but I’m
» not
» » » buying any of it. Their original comments are essentially lies.
» They
» » knew
» » » the obvious threshold they were crossing when they talked about Acell
» » » achieving hair regeneration.
» »
» » Did they have any to begin with?
»
» Begin with WHAT?» More specific question please …

Credibility. Hitzig has a record of dishonesty.


#11

» » » » Cooley and Hitzig have no further credibility IMHO.
» » » »
» » » » They can try to “clarify” and backpedal all they want now, but I’m
» » not
» » » » buying any of it. Their original comments are essentially lies.
» » They
» » » knew
» » » » the obvious threshold they were crossing when they talked about
» Acell
» » » » achieving hair regeneration.
» » »
» » » Did they have any to begin with?
» »
» » Begin with WHAT?» More specific question please …
»
» Credibility. Hitzig has a record of dishonesty.

And Cooley’s behaviour is difficult to understand. After working as principal investigator in the Intercytex Phase II fiasco, where not a single photo was posted about the supposed “new created hair”, he should have been much more careful!! but instead of cooling down, he teamed up with Hitzig, and decided again, to go the “sensationalist headline route” without providing any proof.

But for accuracy, we must note that it was Hitzig the one who originated the initial article (“Researchers Develop First Successful Hair Cloning Technique - Major Advancement in Hair Restoration” ).


#12

Hair Cloning Not Yet Recommended by Researchers Who Developed the Technique
Posted : Wed, 27 Jan 2010 16:26:14 GMT
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/hair-cloning-not-yet-recommended,1139328.shtml

Nothing new, but anyway …


#13

» Hair Cloning Not Yet Recommended by Researchers Who
» Developed the Technique

» Posted : Wed, 27 Jan 2010 16:26:14 GMT
» http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/hair-cloning-not-yet-recommended,1139328.shtml
» ---------------------------
»
» Nothing new, but anyway …

I would NEVER get a HT by Cooley or Hetzig. They’ve proven themselves untrustworthy. Kobren should take Cooley off his list of recommended docs.


#14

» But for accuracy, we must note that it was Hitzig the one who originated
» the initial article (“Researchers Develop First Successful Hair Cloning
» Technique - Major Advancement in Hair Restoration” ).

Interesting you mentioned that.

But WHO originated this new article?
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/hair-cloning-not-yet-recommended,1139328.shtml

And who the fu** is “Leonora Doclis from the Belgravia Trichological centre in London”?