Acell for Hair Cloning
Acell's extracellular matrix is a natural biological material that can be implanted at the site of an injury or damaged tissue in order to stimulate healing. The graft stimulates the body's own cells to form new tissue specific to that site a process referred to as auto-cloning. Therefore, instead of the body producing scar tissue, the body heals by remodeling with new tissue, almost as if the injury had never occurred.
Acell Inc., a company based in Columbia, Maryland, has developed an extracellular matrix that encourages the body's own regenerative capabilities to repair tissues and restore to a natural state. Acell's matristem is a naturally occurring bio-scaffold. When matristem is placed into a surgical site or wound it is reabsorbed and replaced with the new tissue rather than a scar.
Acell has shown success in our clinic in allowing multiplication of hair follicles placed into the recipient sites. Acell has also been used in our clinic as a non surgical stimulate for hair growth in combination with PRP, platelet rich plasma, with success.
Acell will facilitate the healing of the incision in the donor area after a hair transplant by its regenerative properties.
Doctor Cavaliere is currently studying the use of Acell for scalp hair multiplication as well as the facilitation of wound healing in follicular unit transplantation procedures.