Q: How does ACell work?
A: When suspended in a PRP concentration and injected into the scalp, ACell activates adult stem cells in scalp tissue. ACell utilizes the body’s own tissue regeneration mechanism to stimulate the growth centers in the hair follicles, strengthening miniaturized hairs.
Q: Can you tell me if I’m a good candidate for an ACell treatment?
A: Yes. During a consultation with Dr. Niedbalski he will listen to understand your goals to protect and renew your hair growth. Once your expectations are clarified, Dr. Niedbalski will assess your current status, and work with you to formulate a plan to improve hair quality and density.
Q: Who can benefit from ACell technology?
A: Men and women over the age of 18 are candidates for ACell + PRP Injection Therapy. Individuals who are early in the progression of hair loss can benefit from ACell + PRP to protect their hair from future loss and renew dormant follicles to replenish hair density, ultimately postponing the need for surgical treatment.
Individuals with more advanced hair loss considering surgical hair restoration will benefit from combining ACell + PRP with surgery. ACell + PRP technology improves the outcome of a surgical transplant, yielding increased graft survival, improved donor scar healing, and faster recovery. ACell + PRP is indicated for all surgical restorations as the optimal solution for healing.
Individuals with an exhausted donor supply or poor quality donor hair also benefit from the application of ACell+PRP as an option without the need for more surgery.
Q: Is an ACell treatment worthwhile?
A: ACell + PRP Therapy protects hair from additional shedding, renews miniaturizing hairs for improved growth, and restores hair quality and quantity for patients with thinning hair. ACell+PRP is applicable for:
- Male and Female hereditary hair loss
- Alopecia Areata
- Hypotrichosis (Decreased hair growth) of the eyebrows
An ACell treatment is an option for patients who’ve had surgical hair restoration previously:
- Want to increase hair density without more surgery.
- Want to maintain their hair without using medication like Propecia or Rogaine
Q: What is my investment for an ACell + PRP Injection?
A: For a scalp treatment you may invest from $3,500 – $5,500, depending on the size of the treatment area and the possibility of series treatment. Brow treatment is around a $2,000 investment. Financing and pre-payment plans are available.
Q: How soon can I get in for an ACell Injection appointment?
A: ACell + PRP Therapy Injection appointments are typically about one week out for availability. ACell appointments require only 90 minutes for a full scalp treatment, and 60 minutes for an eyebrow treatment. Request a consultation online, or call us at 253-572-2949.
Q: What should I expect after an ACell treatment?
A: There may be some mild to moderate scalp discomfort for a day or two after treatment. Post procedure instructions are thorough so you can be prepared to relax and be comfortable at home. Some swelling in the forehead is not uncommon and may be visible to others for 2-3 days. Patients who are concerned about this will schedule their treatment on a Thursday or Friday so they can recover over the weekend. There will not be any visible signs immediately after your treatment.
After an ACell injection, it is important to allow your body the necessary recovery time. Ideally, this means avoiding exercise for the first 24 hours. Resuming normal activity 2 days post treatment is fine. Read patient testimonials about the Acell+PRP procedure experience.
Q: How soon will I see results and how long will they last?
A: New hair growth becomes visible in most cases within 4-6 months after ACell + PRP Injection procedure. Hair continues to thicken over a period of 12-15 months. These results last for months, and even years, before regression may begin to occur. However, maintaining an active follow-up relationship with Dr. Niedbalski will ensure an up-to-date Comprehensive Plan to know when it is idea for another procedure to keep hair growth thriving.