This one with Lee Buckler, the vice president of business and corporate development for RepliCel. Few more details on the company’s pending phase II trials, including frequency of injections:
Great often missed point:
With a cell transplant, there is no limit to the number of cells we can grow to use in regenerating poorly functioning hair follicles.
I disagree with Lee’s statement that:
Second, hair transplantation only achieves a satisfactory result when performed by a gifted surgeon, of which there are few.
In my opinion, there are at least several hundred great hair transplant surgeons in the world today, and the ARTAS robot is enabling numerous strip surgeons to become “gifted” when it comes to FUE. I think in most cases, satisfaction is more closely related to expectations rather than surgeons these days. A Norwood 5 will not be happy if he expects a Norwood 1 type final result after a hair transplant. Because strip hair transplant surgery is becoming obsolete, scarring and nerve damage are also no longer as big an issue (albeit still possible) with FUE hair transplants.
Another major reason for hair transplant patient dissatisfaction is that the existing hair in the transplanted area will continue to die, even when taking Finasteride for many people. So in essence, the result immediately post transplant will only continue to slowly worsen in most hair transplant patients. And in the long run, even the “permanent” transplanted hair is not always permanent, as can be seen in many older people’s totally denuded or sparse donor regions. In fact even in my 30s, my supposedly “permanent” donor hair at the back of my scalp is significantly less dense than in was in my 20s.