Platelet Rich Plasma PRP and ACell Hair Treatment
at Dr. Cole's hair restoration clinic located at 1070 Powers Pl, Alpharetta, GA 30009.

Dr. John Cole, award winning hair restoration surgeon

PRP (platelet rich plasma) and ACell are two new advances in the fight against hair loss and thinning hair. These two are non invasive treatments and patient friendly. PRP uses the patient's own blood as growth factors in the treatment. According to recent studies and trials, PRP improves hair caliber and growth. ACell is an FDA approved regenerative product that dramatically improves healing, promotes small blood vessel formation and decreases hypopigmentation and junk scar tissue. Dr. Cole is seeing hair follicle regeneration in his patient’s donor areas where ACell was applied, ranging from 10% to 70%. On average, Dr. Cole is seeing follicle regeneration right around 50%.

As for scar healing in hair transplant, according to Dr. Cole's representative who posts regularly in or forum, "When ACell is applied to the donor extraction sites, they remain as pink dots for a limited time. Once the pinkness fades, we have found it nearly impossible to find the extraction sites".

Of course, the most anticipated expectation for PRP-ACell treatment is that they can produce hair regrowth as a stand alone treatment without requiring any hair transplant or FUE procedures. That would be the ultimate in hair restoration, and solve the need for the countless research and experiments in hair cloning or hair multiplication.

According to Dr. Cole, there have been over 30 growth factors identified in platelets thus far, some of which are:

  • Epithelial Growth Factor:
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor:
  • Platelet Derived Growth Factor:
  • Transforming Growth Factor- Beta:
  • Transforming Growth Factor- Alpha:
  • Interleukin 1:
  • Insulin Growth Factors:
  • Vascular endotheial growth factor (VEGF):