View Full Version : Does PRP Help Transplanted Grafts Stay in Place?

Carlos Wesley, MD
12-10-2013, 10:26 AM
Here's a rather interesting finding over the past year in our office that I thought I would share with the community. Although it's purely anecdotal at this stage, I have observed that when incubated in platelet-rich plasma (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/innovations.html) (PRP) and ACell (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/innovations.html) during their out-of-body time, transplanted hair follicles appear less likely to shed early in the postoperative process.

For illustration, here is an FUE (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/follicular_unit_extraction.html) patient of mine who, in one day, had 2060 FU transplanted throughout his frontal half. He returned over a month later (a period before which micro graft shaft shedding had occurred in years past) and very few (if any) of the transplanted hair shafts had fallen out. This provided an early framing of this patient's face as the transplanted hair length closely matched that of his surrounding pre-existing hairs.

An observation that our office will certainly explore in more detail...


12-10-2013, 02:35 PM
Good work Dr. Wesley! The community appreciates your dedication to pushing the hair restoration field further!

12-10-2013, 05:57 PM
Hi Dr Wesley ! This is a great thread of yours and it is not a big surprise for me! A good friend of mine has been going to Dr Cooley for PRP Acell treatments for some time now. He has told me that the results are just ok . As I have stated on other threads.. We all must keep in mind that the use & application off Acell to hair loss is relatively 'new' .. Late great creator/founder of Acell Dr. Alan Spievack's(RIP) "Pixie Dust" is much much more amazing than many people know.

12-19-2013, 12:14 PM
So the PRP and ACell incubation was done as part of the main FUE surgery?? Just wondering who did the PRP+ACell part...