How To Use Extracellular Matrix (ECM) For Hair Restoration

Hair loss is a common problem that has been affecting the mankind since ancient times. There is a long list of natural remedies and medicines available to counter the problem but most of them just fail to deliver what they claim. And even those that are effective, bring with them a long list of unwanted side effects, some of which are so devastating and lasting that people wish to have lived with a bald head.

ACell Extracellular Matrix is a natural biological material used for wound healing and tissue regeneration. Surgeons have long been using it to enhance healing process after major surgical procedures. A few years back it was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hair regrowth and regeneration. If you are also interested in an effective and lasting non-surgical treatment for hair loss, ACell Extracellular Matrix (ECM) for hair restoration may be worth trying.


What is ACell Extracellular Matrix?

ACell Extracellular Matrix is a completely resorbable natural biological material rich in proteins and collagens. When used for hair regeneration it works by stimulating the body’s own adult stem cells present in the scalp. These adult stem cells strengthen the miniaturized hair follicles and repair damaged hair tissues, putting them back in the growing state.

How ACell Extracellular Matrix works?

Administering ACell Extracellular Matrix for hair regrowth is a simple procedure. Since the product comes in powdry form, it cannot be used alone. It is mixed with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and the mixture is injected into the entire scalp using injection gun. Following the procedure, the scalp is massaged gently to ensure even distribution of ACell and PRP. The entire procedure takes 75 to 90 minutes for its completion and does not require any special post-op care even.

Recovery after Extracellular Matrix treatment for hair loss:

Recovery from ACell/PRP therapy is usually quick and uneventful. It is a simple lunch time procedure that does not hamper your ability to perform routine activities. Most patients return to work after the treatment. Immediately after the procedure, your scalp may feel sore and tender, but cold compression can help minimize discomfort. Avoid washing your scalp for 24 hours. Also, do not expose your scalp to direct sunlight for 3-4 weeks at least.

Working principal of ACell/PRP treatment:

Both ACell’s Extracellular Matrix and the Platelet Rich Plasma get absorbed into the scalp tissues. ACell strengthens androgenically miniaturized follicles whereas PRP activates the adult stem cells present in the scalp. This way the treatment not only helps stop hair loss but also allows robust hair regrowth.

Extracellular Matrix vs. Hair Transplant Surgery:

Extracellular Matrix for hair restoration is no doubt a really effective treatment for reversing severe hair thinning but it has some shortcomings. For example its results are lasting but not permanent. You have to repeat the treatment after 16 to 18 months to maintain the results. Also, ECM cannot grow hair in completely bald areas.

If you are seeking a permanent solution or you have a shinning scalp, a Hair Transplant surgery may be worth considering. Surgical hair restoration is by far the only permanent solution for baldness. The surgery involves transplanting balding resistant hair follicles in the areas with significant hair thinning. Since these follicles are DHT-resistant, they retain this quality even after they have been transplanted in the areas prone to baldness.

Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic is a leading hair restoration in the Gulf. Hundreds of hair loss patients visit us every year to get the transplant done by our highly skilled, internationally recognized surgeons. If you are also interested in a Hair Transplant in Dubai, contact us now by filling the form below. We are offering free online consultations.

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