Jerry Cooley, MD
06-01-2013, 08:18 AM
This young patient looks much older than his age due to hair loss. We started him on finasteride/minoxidil and performed FUT surgery consisting of 2,312 grafts and PRP/Acell treatment. The grafts consisted of 1-640, 2-1286, 3-339, 4-47 = 4,417 hairs and were placed at the hairline and frontal core only. He is shown at 10 months. The synergistic effects of these treatments is well demonstrated here. I see the PRP/ACell procedure as intended to have a 'kindling' effect, to jumpstart hair growth. We always want to have something in place to maintain the hair growth, whether that is finasteride/minoxidil or alternative treatments.