I find the article on the invention of new molecule QR 678 for stimulating hair growth in one of India’s top newspapers. Here is the link to access the website of the clinic.
Please let me know your view on this. Best regards
There must’ve been quite the media blitz about QR678 in India, because I got a bunch of emails from people in that region asking about this.
First, I don’t like to depend upon a single set of tiny photographs with different lighting to determine hair growth… and that’s what I see in the article. A proper study would have been “blind” so that a placebo group is compared with a treatment growth in a statistically valid protocol. That’s not what this article points to, so I would be reluctant to believe anything that is not done the way I know proper research needs to be done and validated.
In digging a little deeper, one of the creators of QR678 says that there was a double-blind study done and he even summarizes the results on his blog, but as of writing this post, I’ve not seen the actual study nor has it been published in a peer-reviewed journal where it can be evaluated for legitimacy by qualified professionals. Thus, I’m forced to look at QR678 on its own merits and treat it like any other hair loss treatment that I’m asked about.
So many companies and doctors are trying to be among the first to offer a new stem cell treatment (because “stem cells” are great buzzwords right now) and from what I am understanding, that’s what this seems to be. It seems that this is something (stem cells?) injected into the scalp 8 times followed by a lotion rubbed on the scalp. As any regular reader of this blog knows already, I’m a skeptic about the majority of new hair loss treatments announced, and this case is no exception. The evidence is severely lacking that QR678 does what it claims, and so far, I’ve yet to see the proof beyond high praise from the creators of the product itself.