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Follicept has just started a convenience experiment... (Hair Multiplication & Stem Cells Treatment)

posted by jarjarbinx, 01.05.2015, 18:13
(edited by jarjarbinx on 01.05.2015, 18:57)

I also think they're way jumping the gun with at least one statement they've made. And I've told them so in their thread at the Follicept website. At the top of the page the big bold type says, "SAFE. EFFECTIVE. AFFORDABELE." I take issue with them using the word "EFFECTIVE". They're jumping the gun here. They don't know this treatment will be effective yet. It may not be effective. There are multiple reasons the treatment might fail. For example:

1) The dose might be too low

2) IGF-1 may be a minor growth factor for hair growth but not a KEY growth factor for hair growth

3) IGF-1 may make hair grow but it may only work in tandem with other growth factors.

4) The vehicle may not hold the IGF-1 in the target location inside of the skin long enough.

And these 4 items are off the top of my head. There ARE more possible reasons the treatment might fail. I strongly doubt that the present experiment will work.

As far as I know these are the first experiments ever done using ONLY topical IGF-1 on live human scalps to treat hair loss and it's premature to assume that this treatment will be "EFFECTIVE". Like I said, I have asked them to reconsider their use of the word "EFFECTIVE".

But it also does NOT seem totally baseless speculation to conclude that the treatment has potential and there IS some empiricle evidence that such a treatment might work. As a matter of fact, there have been numerous credible experiments with IGF-1 that have proved that IGF-1 does play a role in hair loss/growth and that IGF-1 should be considered as a potential treatment candidate for hair loss. And since numerous independent credible scientists have established a connection between IGF-1 and hair loss/growth to say there is NO empirical evidence to support testing IGF-1 as a treatment for hair loss is inaccurate.

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