Originally Posted by miozambrotta19
What i dont get is how Dr cooley and Dr hitzig say 2 different things in there findings. Dr Cooley has said hes not able to multiply hairs with Acell, but Dr hitzigf says hes implanted 50 hairs on one patient and saw 150 hairs after. Dr Hitzig shows more then one patient with multiplication. Dr Hitzig also shows that he can mantain donor hairs in a strip procedure and reuse them where Dr cooley mentions he see no new hairs in a strip but one better looking and feeling scars. Why do these 2 doctors show different results or am i missing something
The simple answer is: They used different methods in the usage of ACell.
Essential quotations …
Autocloning (plucking and transplanting plucked beard and/or scalp hairs):
Concerning “Autocloning”, in his presentation Dr. Cooley didn’t explicitly mention in which way (or if at all?) he applied ACell for Autocloning. He is just talking about “Hitzig’s Autocloning technique” in HIS presentation – that’s all.
ACell and Follicular Unit grafting (standard hair transplant):
Dr. Cooley: “Acell MatriStem™ powder - Mixed with saline
and applied to grafts”
Dr. Hitzig: “Plucked hairs further coated with ACell.” – “Plucked hair soaking in ACell suspension
Dr. Hitzig: “ACell was injected in the recipient region during procedure.”
Dr. Hitzig: “Every single hair I put in there let grow 3 – 4 hairs.”
Dr. Hitzig: „ACell [powder mixed with arterial blood
from the donor area = ‘suspension’] being injected directly into scalp.”
There’s the difference. That means, to multiply (plucked) hairs, you also need in addition to an ECM (e.g. ACell) suitable GROWTH FACTORS
(e.g. PRP) – and NOT e.g. saline solution (leads to apoptosis!!).