How is what Debris said exaggerated? It has been PROVEN to do all the things that Debris mentioned on animals.
It has grown a piece of a human finger, it is growing another that I know of.
The US government is testing it for burned soldiers and missing limbs.
I also know of a product (may actually be Acell, if not a similar product) that has shown to help repair a human oesophagus, trachea and Bladder.
It has also shown to remove stretch marks in human skin after a chemical peel. So we know it has some skin regeneration potential maybe it can only really help on the upper skin layers?
Acell was initially taken to court 7 years ago by another company claiming it infringed on their patent, Acell lost the court case but it was recently overturned and thus Acell now being able to commercially released.
Acell and very similar products have been tested quite extensively on humans albeit not yet for hair loss, which as I’m sure you know some HT Dr’s are starting to do.
If Acell can help repair a Bladder, which like a human hair is an organ.
why shouldn’t it be able to repair a hair follicle?
I’m not cheer leading Acell, I believe it has a good chance of regrowing hair after a transplant (fue or strip) if not at least a vastly improved scar (if it can’t at least do that than how can it do anything else at all?).
I do agree that it wont be feasible to have an open wound on the back of your head, but thats unlikely, the way I see it the wound would be cleaned, filled with Acell and heavily bandaged, just as they are on the animal cases. In theory the wound should heal much faster with Acell, average animal case is about 5 weeks if I recall correctly, I know I’d endure a bandaged head for a month or so.
I don’t believe it could do much after abrasion as it helps to regenerate damaged tissue so you may have to wound pretty deep. (however I speculate that the MPB follicles may be damaged enough themselves, who knows?).
As it stands at the moment Acell has a decent chance at helping mpb one way or the other, if not actually regrowing hair.
The only way we are going to find out is to try.
On another note, just because something doesn’t have FDA slapped all over it doesn’t mean it hasn’t been tested for safety, and from my research so far Acell has shown a very minimal safety risk and has been/being tested on thousands of human cases. Also it is FDA cleared for release anyway.