Some Docs in Florida
"Providing what in early reports is the most exciting new development in regenerative medicine, Drs. Epstein, Charles, Halaas, and Galitz are now incorporating ACell MatriStem into their surgical practices.
So, what do cute little lizards and an advanced surgical procedure have in common? ACell - a proprietary extracellular (or acellular, meaning it is never rejected) product that functions in humans in a regenerative fashion. Similar to the material that occurs naturally in salamanders that gives them the ability to regrow missing limbs such as legs, Acell provides many potential benefits for surgical patients by encouraging the growth of normal cells instead of scar tissue in healing wounds. Derived from porcine (pig) bladder, ACell
MatriStem has been used in humans to repair and remodel damaged tissues and organs, including incisions and skin grafts, and has resulted in as much as 15 mm (more than half an inch) of amputated finger regrowth, fingernail bed included!
When applied into a surgical site, such as a facelift or hair transplant donor site incision, the Acell is resorbed and replaced with normal tissue, resulting in a softer, often less detectable scar. This ideal biomaterial has also been shown to promote rapid natural tissue healing and resist infection. Another potential indication for Acell is in improving the regrowth of transplanted hairs, whether obtained from a strip or the incisionless FUE technique. We are excited to be on the cutting edge in offering this new technology to patients as a standard part of practice as well as in conducting research on the product.
Acell MatriStem is currently being offered to patients at no extra charge, both as part of the procedure as well as on a research basis. If you are interested in finding out how you can take advantage of this opportunity, or to learn more, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org."