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Acell technology?


#1

I ran across this story, and wondered if the technology could be adapted to grow hair?

http://www.myfoxcleveland.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=3150131&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.5.1

On the company’s web site http://www.acell.com/ there is a case study of a dog’s injury in which it regrew skin and hair:

http://www.acell.com/vetcases/fancy.html


#2

I think it could be used. if it’s not some just another PR scam :slight_smile:

Someone should buy one of their products & test it :smiley:

http://www.acell.com/products_corndisc.html


#3

» I think it could be used. if it’s not some just another PR scam :slight_smile:
»
»
» Someone should buy one of their products & test it :smiley:
»
» http://www.acell.com/products_corndisc.html

From what I read, it already has FDA approval…I don’t think it’s a scam.


#4

» » I think it could be used. if it’s not some just another PR scam :slight_smile:
» »
» »
» » Someone should buy one of their products & test it :smiley:
» »
» » http://www.acell.com/products_corndisc.html
»
» From what I read, it already has FDA approval…I don’t think it’s a scam.

The US Government does not think its a scam. There about to start trials on wounded soldiers.

http://www.upmc.com/Communications/NewsBureau/IntheNewsArchives/WSJ/2007/February/DoctorsTryNewTech.htm


#5

» » From what I read, it already has FDA approval…I don’t think it’s a
» scam.
»
» The US Government does not think its a scam. There about to start trials
» on wounded soldiers.
»
» http://www.upmc.com/Communications/NewsBureau/IntheNewsArchives/WSJ/2007/February/DoctorsTryNewTech.htm

I was just intrigued by the case study of the dog which regenerated both skin and hair. It would be pretty simple to test a small spot on a bald scalp, remove a bit of tissue and apply the acell, which is produced in both sheet and powder form. The question would be, first would it regenerate the scalp tissue, and second would it regenerate a healthy follicle? If it only regenerated more bald scalp it would be useless of course. This quote the article above, from the guy who supposedly had 3/8" of finger tip regenerated does sound hopeful:

“The finger is only about 2 years old, whereas the rest of me is 68. In the cold weather, all my finger tips have cracked except this one.”

Another possibility that occurs to me, what if it could be used by doctors doing FUE transplants - placed in the tiny wounds of the extraction sites could it regenerate hair, thus replenishing the donor hair? Even if it won’t regenerate human hair follicles, perhaps applying the powder form to the transplant sites would speed healing and increase the percentage of healthy grafts?

Maybe it’s a slim to no chance it will work, but since it’s already available and FDA approved why not try it?


#6

» » » From what I read, it already has FDA approval…I don’t think it’s a
» » scam.
» »
» » The US Government does not think its a scam. There about to start
» trials
» » on wounded soldiers.
» »
» »
» http://www.upmc.com/Communications/NewsBureau/IntheNewsArchives/WSJ/2007/February/DoctorsTryNewTech.htm
»
» I was just intrigued by the case study of the dog which regenerated both
» skin and hair. It would be pretty simple to test a small spot on a bald
» scalp, remove a bit of tissue and apply the acell, which is produced in
» both sheet and powder form. The question would be, first would it
» regenerate the scalp tissue, and second would it regenerate a healthy
» follicle? If it only regenerated more bald scalp it would be useless of
» course. This quote the article above, from the guy who supposedly had 3/8"
» of finger tip regenerated does sound hopeful:
»
» “The finger is only about 2 years old, whereas the rest of me is 68. In
» the cold weather, all my finger tips have cracked except this one.”
»
» Another possibility that occurs to me, what if it could be used by doctors
» doing FUE transplants - placed in the tiny wounds of the extraction sites
» could it regenerate hair, thus replenishing the donor hair? Even if it
» won’t regenerate human hair follicles, perhaps applying the powder form to
» the transplant sites would speed healing and increase the percentage of
» healthy grafts?
»
» Maybe it’s a slim to no chance it will work, but since it’s already
» available and FDA approved why not try it?

If it just triggers stem cells to repair damaged tissue & organs, it should be possible to rub the thing in and you would not even have to remove some tissue. it would just repair your damaged folicles (recreated them) …

Any volunteers?


#7

Think it would be possible to use this in conventional strip hair transplants ??? Rather than having the doctor close up the wound on the side of the head, use an ACell treatment there to heal the wound. This should theoretically reactivate the stem cells in the area to regrow skin and hair back…See dog case study : (notice hair grew back as well)

http://www.acell.com/vetcases/fancy.html

This method is necessary because if you used the treatment on the top of the head and it reactivated the stem cells to start growing hair again, they would probably be DHT susceptable and eventually fall out again…but if you used ACell on the sides of the head it should regrow DHT resistant follicles again…a form of hair multiplication in a sense…the only drawback would be how would you function day to day until the open wound on the side of your healed ??? (It should be covered with the ACell treatment and probably bandaged…but how long would it take to heal, at least a month ???..50 days in the case study !!!)

I have had a couple transplants already and am not planning any in the immedaite future or I would be very interested in trying this…because what would I have to lose…(besides the major inconvience) but would have alot to gain…

go and have the strip surgery done and transplant performed as normal

use the acell treatment on the side of the head to regrow new skin and hair

if it doesnt work, go back to the surgeon to have him close up the original open wound…I guess there would be some risk that the wound might start to heal like a normal scar and you would have to remove any scar tissue before closing the wound ??? But even if this were the case I dont believe you would really be any/much worse off than having the original conventional strip surgery that you were going for in the first place

if it did work, you would have regrown your donar area back and would/ should be able to regrow a full head of hair back this way…not as easy as getting injections such as in hair multiplication, but the end result should be about the same…almost unlimited donar area

ALL OF THIS IS SPECULATION OF COURSE…(I am not suggesting anybody run and try this)


#8

» Think it would be possible to use this in conventional strip hair
» transplants ??? Rather than having the doctor close up the wound on the
» side of the head, use an ACell treatment there to heal the wound. This
» should theoretically reactivate the stem cells in the area to regrow skin
» and hair back…See dog case study : (notice hair grew back as well)
»
» http://www.acell.com/vetcases/fancy.html
»
» This method is necessary because if you used the treatment on the top of
» the head and it reactivated the stem cells to start growing hair again,
» they would probably be DHT susceptable and eventually fall out again…but
» if you used ACell on the sides of the head it should regrow DHT resistant
» follicles again…a form of hair multiplication in a sense…the only
» drawback would be how would you function day to day until the open wound
» on the side of your healed ??? (It should be covered with the ACell
» treatment and probably bandaged…but how long would it take to heal, at
» least a month ???..50 days in the case study !!!)
»
» I have had a couple transplants already and am not planning any in the
» immedaite future or I would be very interested in trying this…because
» what would I have to lose…(besides the major inconvience) but would have
» alot to gain…
»
» go and have the strip surgery done and transplant performed as normal
»
» use the acell treatment on the side of the head to regrow new skin and
» hair
»
» if it doesnt work, go back to the surgeon to have him close up the
» original open wound…I guess there would be some risk that the wound
» might start to heal like a normal scar and you would have to remove any
» scar tissue before closing the wound ??? But even if this were the case I
» dont believe you would really be any/much worse off than having the
» original conventional strip surgery that you were going for in the first
» place
»
» if it did work, you would have regrown your donar area back and would/
» should be able to regrow a full head of hair back this way…not as easy
» as getting injections such as in hair multiplication, but the end result
» should be about the same…almost unlimited donar area
»
» ALL OF THIS IS SPECULATION OF COURSE…(I am not suggesting anybody run
» and try this)

It should at least be worth some testing IMHO…the hair growth in the animal studies is much more impressive to me than the mice pics we’ve seen, since the skin layers were gone not just denuded like the mice. Even if it doesn’t grow any hair on humans, if it minimises scarring it could be a huge benefit.


#9

So was this the first thread Acell was mentioned in?


#10

» So was this the first thread Acell was mentioned in?

Yes. Wesb was the original poster who brought Acell to this forum. I posted under my brother’s name “Raptor” in that thread…and to be honest, I really can’t remember why I posted under his name instead of Willy??


#11

» » So was this the first thread Acell was mentioned in?
»
» Yes. Wesb was the original poster who brought Acell to this forum.
» I posted under my brother’s name “Raptor” in that thread…and to be
» honest, I really can’t remember why I posted under his name instead of
» Willy??

http://www.amazon.com/MatriStem-Wound-Matrix-3-5cm-1-2in/dp/B002J785OA

DIY:ers, skip to it?

I suppose it’s a “watered” down version and not the real deal, but the fact that I found it on Amazon was just too amusing to pass up.

Also found it at a similar price on another site that seemed a little more… mediciny?

Regardless, for the non transplanted version to work (as in awake weak dormant hair) it probably needs a PRP mix, or at least the arterial blood approach, but still. Food for thought I suppose.

Or maybe a medium dermabrasion-wound is enough of a triggering environment. Who knows.