In hair restoration, ACell is combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma) and injected into the scalp. The application of ACell + PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth.
ACell activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. In addition to improved healing of the donor sites, ACell can assist in the regeneration of hair follicles when grafts are removed properly and Acell is applied properly.
Follicle regeneration is a dream come true for every patient considering hair restoration surgery. At the very least a patient will get better healing in the donor areas and we have seen GOOD follicle regeneration when properly applied to minimal depth extraction sites .
ACell+PRP therapy is a versatile tool in the treatment of hair loss for a number of causes including:
Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss, ACell + PRP has also regrown hair in alopecia areata, eyebrow hypotrichosis and other patient cases with non-hereditary hair loss.
An ACell+PRP treatment takes about 3-4 hrs to complete. First, a blood sample is obtained which is specially processed to produce the PRP. A local anesthetic is then administered to completely numb the scalp treatment area. If desired, a sedative can be administered (if the patient is not driving). The ACell and PRP are combined and then administered via a series of injections over the full scalp or in a localized treatment area such as the eyebrows or beard.
The recovery from ACell+PRP therapy is typically uneventful. Pain is easily managed in most cases with non-narcotic analgesic medication such as Ibuprofen. Some mild swelling of the forehead is occasionally seen 1-2 days after ACell+PRP injections. This is normal and will resolve in 48 hours. Avoiding vigorous activity is recommended until the swelling is gone. There is no other downtime or noticeable effects of the procedure. Patients can wash their hair normally immediately after the injections.
New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 4-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment. To date, results have been maintained without additional injections for up 2 years in many patients, but no long term data is yet available to conclude that ACell induced hair growth is permanent.
A cell+PRP is available at a very special price of 49,999/SESSION at DERMACLINIX. While this therapy costs ~2500-3000$ in US No Interest Financing options are available.