Introducing a therapy designed to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanism is a great way to supercharge the effects of hair transplant surgery.
ACell® is a regenerative medicine company that develops products designed to facilitate the body’s ability to repair itself at a cellular level. ACell’s MatriStem® technology is an extracellular matrix (ECM), which is a protein complex that acts like a scaffold for new tissue growth. Hair restoration surgeons like Dr. Robert Darling in Tacoma, Washington, combine ACell with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for injection into the scalp during hair transplant surgery and is also used as a holding solution for grafts before they are transplanted back into the scalp. This treatment combination will promote healing and improve graft survival.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a concentrated portion of your own blood that is used to promote healing in the body. After obtaining a blood sample from you, we spin it down in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of blood. The PRP is combined with ACell to create a potent blend of healing and growth factors that will enhance the results of your hair transplant.
During a hair restoration procedure utilizing ACell + PRP, Dr. Darling will make multiple small injections into the upper scalp layers, from hairline to crown, and the donor area. There is no pain during this process because the scalp has already been numbed for the hair transplant procedure.
The benefits of adding ACell + PRP to a hair transplant procedure include:
Faster healing period
Greater comfort during healing
Stabilization of hair loss
Improved hair quality for native hair
Minimize scar tissue formation
Nonsurgical ACell + PRP Therapy
At Missouri Hair Institute, we also offer ACell + PRP therapy as an early intervention nonsurgical solution to prevent additional hair loss. Dr. Robert Darling is a pioneer in the use of regenerative medicine techniques such as ACell+PRP for the treatment of genetic hair loss in its early stages.
ACell + PRP works at the cellular level to repair and remodel damaged tissues, including miniaturized hair follicles. ACell activates adult stem cells in the follicles, which are going dormant under the influence of hair loss genes. PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote the rapid development of new blood vessels and improve follicular cell function.
When injected into the scalp, the combination causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth.
Men and women over the age of 18 who are in the early stages of genetic hair loss benefit the most from ACell + PRP therapy. Regular treatments with ACell + PRP keep more hair on your head by protecting targeted hair follicles from starting the miniaturization process and renewing those that have already started to decline.
Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss, ACell + PRP has also regrown hair in alopecia areata, hypotrichosis of the eyebrows or beard, and other cases of nonhereditary hair loss.
Before (left) & After (right) using PRP + ACell Stand-alone Therapy.