Ugh, I’m just getting annoyed by all the recent posts on this forum. Too many people are complaining about hair multiplication. But the fact is this: ICX-TRC IS BECOMING A REALITY.
FACT: ICX-TRC is deemed safe, with absolutely no concerns about bruising, scars, tumors, cysts, or anything else.
FACT: In the latest subgroup 100% regrew hair, with between 13-105% regrowth after only 6 or 12 weeks and only one injection. These hairs have been deemed “visible” with the results “encouraging”.
FACT: This is a “rolling” trial, which means efficacy will be optimized as new formulations and techniques are tested. In other words, the final formulation can only improve from here.
FACT: Intercytex believes BOTH follicular neogenesis AND regeneration is occuring with their product. This means ICX-TRC will help everyone grow hair, from a Norwood 1 to a Norwood 7.
FACT: Hair counts are not the single most informative number to report, especially when the test areas are small. Percentages are the simplest single datum to report, reflecting both the baseline and regrowth levels, as well as allowing for extrapolation to larger areas. (BTW, it is entirely possible that massive regrowth was achieved in areas outside the small test areas.)
FACT: Intercytex is setting up the infrastructure to mass-market their product. They are setting up deals with Bosley, establishing in-house manufacturing, and fine-tuning their robotic system. When ICX-TRC is released, no specially-trained HT docs will be needed, just dermatologists, day spa specialists, nurses, and so forth. This will no doubt expedite commercialization.
FACT: Intercytex is determined to push their product to the market (just like their other products, such as Vavelta, which is being commercialized despite only Phase II results). Here is a sentence from their website: “Intercytex will manufacture ICX-TRC for Europe and the US from its own manufacturing facilities.” Notice the language: not “might” but “will”. Here’s another sentence: “This detailed analysis [from Phase II in 2008] will form the basis of further Phase II or Phase III trials as appropriate.” Again, notice the language: not “might” but “will”. Yes, Intercytex will push on with Phase II or III, depending on whether or not they feel they have optimized efficacy.
FACT: All of us have seen actual before/after photographs of someone who was injected with ICX-TRC. Remember all those hairs sprouting up?
So relax guys. Hair multiplication is not a pipe dream. It is becoming a reality.
I imagine in 2010 I will go to Europe, be injected, then watch hair grow. Then if I’m not satisfied, I’ll go back for more injections. Just like the “Fraxel” laser, or “Botox”, I’ll come back until gradually I achieve the appearance I desire.
A revolution is happening, my friends