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We could have In Vitro Proto-Hair HM next year

I completely disagree with the people who are saying we won’t have the in-vitro proto-hair HM technique for many years due to the necessity of clinical trails and FDA approval.
If the technique works at all… it will be available within two years by some clinic somewhere in the world.
I saw an interview with Dr. Roger Amar from the FAMI Academy… who pioneered the FAMI technique for total facial rejuvenation using your own Adult Stem Cells from your fat tissue. He mentioned cloning hairs in the lab to be implanted like a regular HT procedure.
His stem cell therapy is revolutionary because it not only rejuvenates your facial skin… but it also regenerates lost muscle and bone mass in the face!!
Yes people, aging skin is only half the reason we look older as we age. We lose muscle and bone mass in the face. The face actually collapses inward as the bone retracts… causing the loose skin to sag.
His FAMI academy in Spain is making 50-year-olds look 30 again. And no extensive clinical trials or governmental approval was needed.
If a technique works… there are anti-aging clinics all over the world who will offer it commercially. Look at all the HGH and Stem Cell clinics operating around the world with no FDA approval. (Like the Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Barbados… where all the celebrities go for their Age Reversal stem-cell therapy.)
For more information about Dr. Amar’s stem cell rejuvenation technique, see these two videos from the academy’s website.
Click on the play buttons.
One video is from FOX NEWS, and the other is from Ch.2 CBS News.
At least we can look younger while waiting for more hair. :smiley:

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» I completely disagree with the people who are saying we won’t have the
» in-vitro proto-hair HM technique for many years due to the necessity of
» clinical trails and FDA approval.

Yes, I essentially agree with Bald Half-Truth. If it works, and there are good indications to think that it does, this might be available somewhere in the world, sooner rather than later.

The key when asking “When?” for something like this is to always ask first, “Where?” It will take a few years to be developed up to FDA specificatios, and then a certain amount of time to be approved for commercial use, in the USA. However, I don’t anticipate a really long time between development or perfection of the technique and FDA approval, because this is essentially a very simple medical procedure which takes place mainly outside the human body. The proto-follicles are then implanted into the skin. I think that because of this, many regulatory agencies (such as the FDA, possibly) might view this as something which would not have to be regulated as a “biological” (as with cell therapies).

But, even before it’s approved in the US, we may see this being done on a commercial basis in other countries which have somewhat looser regulatory regimes for medical procedures. There are MANY such countries, including Russia and China. Despite the history of socialism in those countries, that doesn’t mean a huge bureaucracy micromanages everything with respect to medical procedures, as in the capitalist West. On the contrary, they are actually more laissez-faire and liberal than we are with respect to medical procedures. Plus, these countries have almost zero “respect” for intellectual property rights (not that you can enforce a patent on a medical procedure in the USA anymore, anyway… since 1997, you can’t. But that doesn’t stop people from patenting medical procedures all the time in the US and elsewhere.)

The main reason they allow things like this to happen so quickly in places like Russia and China is that they are much less litigious societies than the US, UK, etc. In Russia and China, they only care whether a procedure works. They don’t have to rule out every minimal risk like we do. And the only reason we do that is because government agencies don’t want to condone anything that carries even a small risk of unhappy or disfigured patients who will sue. The culture in countries like Russia and China is completely different. They only care whether a procedure seems to work on most people, and doesn’t kill them. If so, they just let it happen. And now, since both countries have widely embraced capitalism, they allow lots of private clinics to open to sell such procedures to paying customers (the governments like this because they tax the clinics and make a lot of money.)

There are all kinds of private clinics in Russia selling procedures like stem cell injections for spinal cord injuries, longevity, Parkinson’s, and different diseases, etc. All completely legal there, and minimally regulated. And there are hundreds of companies doing clinical cell therapy in China. The only thing they care about is whether they can make money from it. Period.

So, if this in vitro stuff ends up working well, we’ll probably see this being done quite soon somewhere in the world, for thousands of men every year, before it reaches the US. Sort of like when laser eye surgery was first developed in Russia. It took a while before it reached the West.

You are 100% correct. All one has to do is look at all the Cancer thearpies that are offered worldwide, but are illegal in this country. If it works, and there is money to be made, it will be made available somewhere.

I have found the FDA to be somewhat corrupt. Getting approval in this country is often difficult depending on whose toes your stepping on.

Interesting thought.

Although right now it’s just one more thing on the decades-long list of “just a few years out” treatments in the hair loss world.

what is vitro ?? is new hair . is it like trc what is the difference ?

» what is vitro ?? is new hair . is it like trc what is the difference ?


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Yes John… you are so right about Russia and China.
Both countries don’t have the “ETHICAL” baggage that we have in the U.S.
There are stem cell clinics springing up all over Russia and China.
Both countries have a new MEGA-WEALTHY elite class. These people are obsessessed with not only looking young… but staying biologically young.
And they are willing to pay almost anything to do so.
Dr. Gupta of CNN actually visited a couple of these clinics in his series "Chasing Life."
The New York Times and Wired Magazine wrote about the most EXCLUSIVE of these clinics… the Beauty Plaza in Moscow… where Russia’s new oil billionaires go to become young again.

So JTR is right. If a technique for cloning hair (in vitro) and implanting the new hairs works… these clinics will offer it immediately.
The FDA can’t do anything about it.
I’m a member of the Life Extension Foundation. I get newsletters about how corrupt the FDA is… taking by big payouts by the pharmaceutical industry to suppress approval of non-drug cures.

Yes, Russia is a very likely place for this sort of treatment. China is a little more open I would say concerning these matters, and another country that should be considered is Brazil. Brazil is fairly open to stem cell research and has one of the largest and most active and innovative cosmetic industries in the world.


I am in the same boat as you but actualy worse. I’ve had same horrific procedures and experiences that you have had, but with one additional bonus and that was a large area of “NICROSIS” (tissue death)on my scalp as a result of one of the procedures. I’d like to talk to you via email if possible. kingskid

so when can we expect to see some human test trials or some before and after results on humans?

where are they at with this thing?

do they know if it even works at this point? or is this all in theory talk?

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