• 01-27-2016 03:19 AM
    serenemoon
    Replicel and diffuse thinners
    The way replicel works is by taking dermal sheath cup cells from androgen resistant hairs at the back of the head and injecting them to thinning, balding areas. But what about us diffuse thinners? (also includes a large majority of the women with AGA.) Wouldn't be hard to pick out what the androgen resistant hairs are?
  • 02-02-2016 06:59 AM
    Pelopeleon
    I think that is a good question. In fact, I have some diffuse thinning on sides and top, so I wonder how they will do it.
  • 02-02-2016 07:31 AM
    serenemoon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pelopeleon View Post
    I think that is a good question. In fact, I have some diffuse thinning on sides and top, so I wonder how they will do it.

    Yeah I am thinking that Replicel won't be a "cure" for diffuse thinners. :/
  • 02-02-2016 07:49 AM
    TooMuchHairWontKillYou
    I think they will be able to find some healthy, not miniaturized hair for small biopsy. And I think that diffusers will benefit from RCH-01 the most.
  • 02-02-2016 07:53 AM
    serenemoon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TooMuchHairWontKillYou View Post
    I think they will be able to find some healthy, not miniaturized hair for small biopsy. And I think that diffusers will benefit from RCH-01 the most.

    I hear what you are saying. The problem is even if the hair looks healthy now in diffuse thinners, it doesn't mean it doesn't have the potential to miniaturize someday right? Since diffuse thinners gradually have healthy hairs thin out...Whereas most non-diffuse thinners retain good hair follicles at the back of their head for most of their life time. Hope I am making sense here. And hope you can convince me that I am wrong. haha.
  • 02-02-2016 08:42 AM
    TooMuchHairWontKillYou
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by serenemoon View Post
    I hear what you are saying. The problem is even if the hair looks healthy now in diffuse thinners, it doesn't mean it doesn't have the potential to miniaturize someday right? Since diffuse thinners gradually have healthy hairs thin out...Whereas most non-diffuse thinners retain good hair follicles at the back of their head for most of their life time. Hope I am making sense here. And hope you can convince me that I am wrong. haha.

    I think when diffuse thinning is advanced it's pretty noticeable which hairs are healthy and which are not. I have retrograde thinning (nw6 thinning + thinning around ears and neck) but my FUT scar zone is very thick and I think it won't thin.
  • 02-02-2016 08:43 AM
    serenemoon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TooMuchHairWontKillYou View Post
    I think when diffuse thinning is advanced it's pretty noticeable which hairs are healthy and which are not. I have retrograde thinning (nw6 thinning + thinning around ears and neck) but my FUT scar zone is very thick and I think it won't thin.

    Ahhh okay. Yeah my diffuse thinning is still not extreme, but maybe by the time Replicel gets here it will be! haha.
  • 02-02-2016 01:14 PM
    Hubris
    I thought that normally diffuse thinners only lose hair in the normal horseshoe pattern?
  • 02-10-2016 11:54 AM
    TJT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hubris View Post
    I thought that normally diffuse thinners only lose hair in the normal horseshoe pattern?

    There are two types of diffuse thinning:
    DPA - Diffuse Patterned Alopecia - Thinning everywhere EXCEPT the androgen-insensitive horseshoe region.
    DUPA - Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia - Thinning everywhere.

    I would personally assume that Replicel will give the best long-term results in those with DPA.
  • 02-10-2016 11:58 AM
    serenemoon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TJT View Post
    There are two types of diffuse thinning:
    DPA - Diffuse Patterned Alopecia - Thinning everywhere EXCEPT the androgen-insensitive horseshoe region.
    DUPA - Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia - Thinning everywhere.

    I would personally assume that Replicel will give the best long-term results in those with DPA.

    See, DUPA here. :/ This is where the problem with Replicel lies. We should bring this question up to Replicel at some point.

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