Here is the final copy of the e-mail that I am going to send to hair transplant doctors with a list of doctors that I am going to contact. I thought it would be best to list it under a new thread. Lets hope for the best!!!
Feel free to copy this version, make admendments to it, or develop one of your own to send to HT doctors. I would appreciate your help in sending the e-mail to as many doctors as possible.
P.S. Check the e-mail for spacing before you send it. When I copy and paste it to this site, it changed the spacing. Also, make sure to include the correct doctor’s name…when you’re sending many out, it can get easy to mix them up.
Dear Dr.(Doctor’s Name)
I am a prospective hair transplant patient currently researching all of the options available in the hair restoration market. I’ve been considering a transplant for several years and am amazed at the near perfect results that skilled surgeons such as you have been able to achieve. The only reason I have not proceeded with the surgery is the obvious limiting factor of available donor hair. Although several doctors in the field have incredible “artistic ability” in reproducing natural results, they are limited by the amount of donor hair that each patient has available. Due to this fact, HT doctors often times cannot truly provide the “full head of hair” that their patients desire. I believe that this is a reason why many people (myself included) choose not to have a hair transplant.
Recently, in researching hair restoration on a website called Hairsite, I’ve been informed of a company named Acell. This company has developed a product called an extracellular matrix that is amazing in it’s capabilities for regeneration. It has been used extensively in vet. medicine for wound care but has recently been released for human use. In previous cases (in vet medicine), the Acell material not only regenerated the skin tissue of a wounded animal but also REGENERATED THE HAIR in the wounded area. If this can be replicated in humans, it would solve the limiting factor of donor hair in regards to a hair transplant. That is, the doctor could perform a conventional hair transplant, apply the Acell extracellular matrix to the wound (rather than stitching it up) and allow the tissue AND HAIR to regenerate, thus providing a LIMITLESS DONOR SUPPLY. I have since had several conversations with Acell and they have informed me that they are confident that the extracellular matrix will be capable of doing this. If this does prove to be the case, hair transplant doctors will finally be able provide the full head of hair that their patients seek, thus opening a WHOLE NEW MARKET OF PROSPECTIVE PATIENTS.
The Acell extracellular matrix comes in a powder form as well as a sheet form. The powder form would most likely accomodate HT doctors performing a procedure utilizing FUE whereas the sheet form would be best for doctors performing strip surgery.
Here are some pictures of tissue regeneration (WITH HAIR):
Here is a great video to watch (HUMAN USE):
Here is a link to the company:
What’s even more exciting is the fact that this product is already on the
market and shipments have been sent to several progressive hair transplant doctors. I believe that there is a need for more skilled doctors to bridge the gap between this technology and the hair transplant community. I hope you will play a vital role in doing so.
This is the list of Doctors that I will e-mail the letter about Acell. I will start contacting them on 7/30 and hope that some of them may be interested in Acell. It would be great if some of the other forum members did a search in their area and contacted doctors in their area about Acell.
Here is the final list (who I will contact):
1 Dr. Arvind
2 Dr.Hasson & Wong
3 Dr. Alvi Armani
4 Dr. Rahal
5 Dr. Bisanga
6 Dr. Umar
7 Dr. Woods
8 Dr. Cole
9 HDC Medical Trichology Center
10 Dr. Mwamba
11 Dr. Shapiro
12 Dr. Carl Bazan
13 Dr. Coen Gho
14 Dr. Matt Leavitt (Medical Hair Restoration)
15 NuHart Hair Clinic
16 Global Hair Institute
17 Dr. Bauman
19 Affordable Hair Transplants
20 Dr. Paul McAndrews
21 Dr. Paul Rose
22 Norwood and Lehr
23 Dr. True (True and Dorin)
24 Dr. Dorin (True and Dorin)
26 Gardel Hair Restoration
27 American Hair Institute
29 David Flodine (Dr. Brandy)
30 Mr. DeCarlo (Hairclub)
31 Hair Transplant Center, Inc.
32 Le Visage
33 Dr. Feller (Feller Medical)
34 Dr. Greco
35 Dr. Batra’s clinics in India
36 Dr. De Reys
37 Huge list of doctors from the 2008 Berlin Hair Stem Cell Workshop
38 Dr Bernstein Medical
39 FUE Hairtransplant GmbH - Hamburg / Germany
40 Dr. Bradley Wolf (Cincinnati, Ohio)
41 Dr. Angela Woods Campbell
42 Dr. Nader
43 Dr. Jones
44 Dr. Joseph M. Serletti (Chief of Plastic Surgery - University of Penn)
45 Dr. Joseph Gallagher
46 The American Hair Loss Council
47 Dr. Stoller
48 American Hair Loss Association
49 Dr. Koher
50 Dr. Mark Albert