What is ACell®?
ACell® is a cellular regeneration product that is FDA approved as a wound healing agent. It is created from porcine as a powder substance which is then mixed with the patient’s own stem cells. The ACell® is then combined with PRP and injected into the scalp of men and women who are suffering from hair loss and thinning hair due to alopecia areata, hypotrichosis, and non-hereditary hair loss. Dr. Jacono also uses ACell®+PRP injections for patients who had previous hair transplants and want to increase hair density without undergoing additional hair transplant surgeries.
As the injected treatment areas absorb the PRP and ACell® solutions, damaged and minimalized hair follicles begin to repair and become healthier and increase the size of the follicles. This will lead to a more robust hair growth in the treatment area and in many cases a thicker density to the hair growth.
Another benefit to adding ACell® with PRP injections is that it extends activation of dormant follicular stem cells for up to 18 to 24 months. This allows for the opportunity of additional hair regrowth during that period. While ACell® is not FDA approved as a standalone hair loss treatment, when combined with PRP therapies as a regular regimen, patients see a lot of benefits that include:
- Protection from additional hair loss during the treatment regimen
- Non-hereditary hair loss treatment for both men and women
- Helps to repair damage from Alopecia Areata or hair loss caused by stress
- Restores hair to the eyebrows that have decreased hair growth known as Hypotrichosis
- Increased hair density for patients who had prior hair transplant surgeries
- Hair loss treatment substitute for men and women who do not want to take Propecia or Rogaine
What Results can be Expected from ACell® + PRP Injections
Most patients experience new hair growth within 4 to 6 months following their ACell® + PRP injections. They also see thicker hair and more hair density in their treatment areas over a period of 12 to 15 months. Hair is noticeably denser and will feel thicker for most patients. The results can last up to a year and with a regular injection regimen, the results can continue to exist without further hair regression occurring.
To learn more about ACell® and PRP treatment options, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jacono is highly recommend. During your consultation, he will be able to evaluate your current hair loss and put together a unique treatment plan that is customized just for you.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Andrew Jacono today or call his office at 212-570-2505 to speak to a member of his New York Hair Transplantation staff.