Can Acell + PRP slow the aging process of hair loss?

For those who believe this non FDA approval treatnent, I know the new hair will fall again if the treatment is stopped. My question is if I continue this treatment, can I slow the underlying aging process? If I stop the treatment, can I keep more hair than my twin brother who does not received any treatment?

Doctor Answers 6

A Cell and PRP

This is a good question.Generally, speaking the use of ACell with PRP for hair loss is an off label use for it.That being said, good results have been reported with its use and this has been the case in my own experience as well.However, I would not suggest using ACell with every PRP session you receive.I generally recommend it for use in either the first or last 3 sessions of your series.


Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
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Acell and PRP

Thanks for your question.In general, the use of ACell and PRP for treatment of hair loss is an off label indication for the use of ACell.Many doctors performing PRP with ACell injections have reported that the ACell is beneficial.I would not recommend doing ACell with every treatment however.I would suggest that ACell can be used with the first 3 treatments or potentially the first and last of 3 treatments.With regard to your specific question, your consulting doctor would be able to give you the most accurate information after an examination.I hope this helps.

Burton M. Sundin, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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PRP Therapy

Acell + PRP has been used by Hair Transplant Surgeons for quite a while. It is known to stimulate the Stem Cells of the hair. However there are no studies which shows that these therapies can slow down the underlying Ageing process.

Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS
India Hair Restoration Surgeon
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