There have obviously been lots of inquiries on the forum about ACell’s ability to multiply hair, but I’m curious about a different use. I had a consultation with a doctor that advocated using ACell in the donor region to aid wound healing (which you’ve discussed), but also injecting into the graft areas–not for hair multiplication, but to thicken miniaturizing hairs in the grafted areas and promote growth of the grafted follicles; sort of a nourishing property, if you will.
This is a completely different use from the “plucking” application yes? Any thoughts about this use?
ACell does not multiply hair. Some doctors, including myself, were involved in a year long study and the multiplication/plucking claims by the original doctors involved were false and unable to be replicated (see here and here). Otherwise, the entire hair transplant industry would have been changed by now (almost 2 years later).
Some doctors use ACell in the donor area to promote faster wound healing. It does not grow new hair there nor does it make the scar smaller. It just promotes healing faster. We have been using ACell at NHI for a couple years for this purpose and based upon our experience, I can say that there is no evidence presented anywhere that miniaturized hairs can be reversed with ACell.