Originally Posted by Maradona
What are you guys exactly expecting from replicel results?
I am expecting terminal hair growth within a small radius of the injection site (probably no more than 5mm).
I am expecting these hairs to persist for two years at least, if not permanently.
I am expecting that as with Histogen the results will improve out to the 12 month mark.
I am expecting density to be less than full original density but that regrowth will be better than Propecia.
I am expecting at least 70% of the patients will grow terminal hair.
I honestly don't know how the results will compare to Aderans. I am obviously hoping they will be superior but we have to keep in mind Aderans didn't get great results from their first trials and have been slowly improving over time.
Re: unpigmented vellus hairs... that will be a success too IMO, particularly if it grows on slick bald scalp. Histogen's improved results at 12 months (and their apparent drop in results at 5 months) may well have been because it took a couple of cycles for the new hair to really get going again. It may have started off as vellus and then over a couple of cycles grown into terminal. So Replicel vellus hairs shouldn't be written off just yet - look at the results at 12 months before complaining about it IMO.
Think how new born babies are often born bald (or nearly so) and then it takes them up to a year or so to actually grow a full head of hair. In the meantime their hair looks remarkably like that of a balding man - thin and sparse. It could well be the rejuvenated follicles respond similarly to HSC and Replicel.