» » Still working on plucked hairs? This was discussed and experimented over
» » year ago already, shouldn't we know by now whether this plucked hair
» » technique is worth trying or not?
» There really were only two physicians that ever stated that they were
» having any benefits from coating plucked hairs with Acell. One of them is
» still promoting that application, while the other one has not said much in
» the past two years. Other physicians have tried Acell on plucked hairs,
» but no one reported success. Therefore, I would say it was pretty much a
» failed attempt.
» With Acell, we have seen improved hypo pigmentation in our extraction sites
» along with actual follicle regeneration. The most follicle regeneration we
» have seen is 64% and the lowest so far was about 25%. This is an on going
» study. We hope to really accelerate the data over the next year. As you
» know, it takes one or two years to see a patient come back and this occurs
» slowly over a span of time. We have quite a few patients that we are still
» waiting to evaluate.
» One of the things that contributes to hypo pigmentation is the loss of
» circulation and we have seen capillaries actually grow back into the
» extraction sites with Acell. Also, hypo pigmented extraction sites are
» smaller in size or diameter with the use of Acell. Even when follicles are
» regenerated, however, we do still tend to see some hypo pigmentation, but
» not always. Sometimes the hypo pigmentation disappears. Right now, I
» don't know why one site heals so much better than it's neighbor. I also
» don't know why some patients do better than others. Part of the reason may
» be because I have changed the delivery method several times over the past 3
» years. we have also more recently increased the concentration of Acell and
» added a "top shot" of Acell at the end of the procedure.
» The main thing is that we are seeing some advantages when we use Acell. We
» still need to fine tune the process.
Actual follicle regeneration, this is huge, please don't forget to take good pics etc. Are hypo pigmentation and follicle regeneration related? I mean did you see both improvement in pigmentation and follicle regeneration occur hand in hand?
Personally I don't care much about pigmentation, if you can regenerate the donor that alone is good enough for me.
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