This question, from a member of our Hair Loss Social Community and Discussion Forums, was answered by Dr. Jerry Cooley of Charlotte, NC who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.
What does ACell do for the donor area? Does it make new follicles like some people claim or does it make the scars look better?
ACell does not create new hair growth. It is placed below the skin surface as the edges hair transplant donor wound are sutured together. It reduces thick scar tissue from forming between the two edges and promotes natural tissue regeneration between the two sides.
It doesn’t really change the ‘look’ of the scar but it does improve the ‘feel’ of the scar. Usually patients tell me they cannot feel any scar even if a 1mm line is visible.
Dr. Jerry Cooley
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