Maybe I should have written “mostly a rejuvenation procedure”, because there could still be some neogenesis taking place.
If we look at the famous before and after photos we can see that the hairs pretty much all grows in the same direction. Could we expect this if follicle neogenesis had taken place? Not that likely.
Aderans, who officially, tries to create a neogenesis procedure, has stated that a patient probably would need hairtransplant at the hairline since their HM hairs wont line up in a 100% natural way.
Aderans are also working on a scaffold to try to guide the direction of growth. So there seems to be some direction issues with follicle neogenesis (which also could explain the delays Aderans has experienced).
If we look at the latest information from Icx, regarding the second cohorts better result, they have this to say:
“We believe this increased hair production is attributable to the interaction between the injected DP cells and the stimulated resident hair producing cells.”
I interpret the “resident hair producing cells” as cells from the old hair follicles.
My conclusion from all this is that the new hair growth is the same hair we all have lost once earlier.
So as long as the quality of the new hairs are pretty much the same as before, ICX-TRC will be the cure we all have been waiting for!!