I have consulted the archives, and it seems clear that:
- Dr. Jones followed Acell’s instructions carefully, and he was at any moment in contact with them.
- Jones was ready to try modifications of the procedure if the first attempt failed.
- Acell didn’t provide an alternative protocol, so Dr. Jones decided to quit.
I am going to copy here all the info that I have gathered form Hairsite and Dr. Jones’ blog.
posted by Dr. Jones Homepage, Toronto, Canada, 15.04.2009, 15:34
At this point, I am done with Acell. I didn’t see any results from the first patient and the company has not provided me with an alternative protocol so until I feel that I have a method that I think is viable I will not do another Acell procedure,
Dr Robert Jones
FROM JONES BLOG
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
5.5 months post-op
Sorry for delay in this post. I have requested that the patient send me another picture but he says that has been no change since the last picture. There is definitely no hair growth in the scar.
As I said before, I follow the instructions provided by the company exactly. I also spoke with the rep from Acell during the treatment to discuss treatment protocol and progress.
Dr. Robert Jones
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
12 weeks post-op
At this point I would expect to see some growth through the scar.
The acell was used following exact directions from the company.
If I see no growth over the next month, I will consult with representative from Acell again and consider trying another patient.
Next update in a few weeks,
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Close up 10 weeks
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10 weeks post op
the company that supplies the Acell product.
These photos were just provided by the patient. They were taken yesterday.
At this point it is still difficult to see any growth in the scar, although it looks much better than it did pre op, New grow would not be expected until about 12 weeks post op.
The protocol for this procedure was provided by the company that supplies the Acell product. Hopefully we will see new growth over the next few weeks from the scar area.
Dr. Robert Jones
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Six Weeks Later
Its six weeks today. I still have a large chunk of scab on the right side
but I think it should fall in the next week. Unfortunately what I originally
thought was new growth may not be. It’s becoming very hard to tell. When the
scab finally falls I may trim the area to get a closer look. I believe you
had mentioned that if anything was going to happen it would be within 6-8
weeks. Is that accurate?
Monday, November 24, 2008
Here is the latest photo from my Acell patient. I am happy with the way things are healing, though it is still early to make conclusions. You can see hair growing at the edge of the wound, which is a great sign. Keep an eye on the blog for developments. Photo was taken today.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Nov. 18, two weeks post-op
There have been many questions sent to me on the methods used and the expected outcome of this patient.The protocol that I used followed the suggestions put forward by a representative of the Acell company. I followed their suggestions as closely as I could and have been in phone contact with them several times discussing this patients progress.The photo below is one taken today. The Acell product hopefully will allow normal hair bearing tissue on either side of the wound to grow across the wound. When this heals completely, we hope to have normal hair bearing tissue where there use to be scar. It will take a few more months to see the complete results of the experiment. If this is not successful, I plan to try another strategy along with the Acell company to try to make this work. I would ask that everyone be patient, since this is the first patient where Acell has been used in this application.
Dr. Robert Jones
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Brief surgical history of patient, first post-op photos
So it`s been a few days since the surgery, Here is what my patient said about his past experience with hair transplants and about how the surgery went for him.
`All of the work I had done was in the early nineties, between 1991 and 1995. The first procedure was for 50 mini graphs with PAI Int in Ottawa. This was followed by 3 scalp reductions brokered by Regency Hair in Ottawa. The procedures were all performed in Montreal by various doctors. Again with Regency Hair, I had two strip
surgeries’s for a total of maybe 600 - 700 graphs. Well as one can imagine the back and top of my head look like a railway crossing. Lots of scarring. Gave up on everything about 4 years ago, no Rogaine, no propecia, no hair thickeners and no hats, but I still look into the boards every day, just hoping that the cure has been discovered.Hopefully this new procedure will work and we can rid ourselves of these ugly scars for good.
As for the procedure, it was fast, painless, and I drove home to Ottawa right after.`
Below are the first post-op photos taken by the patient.
Pictures were taken Saturday Night 2 days after the procedure. Click to enlarge.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Scar treatment with Acell
So this is my blog covering the surgery and following the recovery of a patient using Acell.
The patient is a 41 year old male who had numerous previous surgeries and bad scarring as a result.
The scar was excised, the wound was rinsed with saline, and acell powder was generously applied to the exposed tissue. Two layers of Acell Wound Sheets were applied over the powder and the sheets were held in place with 5-0 gut.
The patient will give me updates frequently and take photos as it heals.
I felt this was the ideal patient, a patient with lots of scaring from past surgeries. This will be the most amazing use for Acell in Hair Transplants if the healing goes as we hope - to regenerate the donor area and to eliminate scaring from past, poorly performed, hair transplants.
Keep an eye on the blog and watch as the Acell research unfolds
Dr. Robert Jones