ACell + PRP in Hair Transplant Surgery
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 Niedbalski 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. Niedbalski 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 Northwest Hair Restoration, we also offer ACell + PRP therapy as an early intervention nonsurgical solution to prevent additional hair loss. Dr. Robert Niedbalski 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. 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.
ACell + PRP FAQ
Find out more about the cutting-edge use of ACell + PRP therapy as a nonsurgical treatment for early hair loss or as a supplemental treatment with hair transplant surgery by contacting Dr. Robert Niedbalski at Northwest Hair Restoration of Tacoma, Seattle, and Spokane, Washington, at (253) 572-2949. You can also use our convenient request a consult online.