The patient is a 41-year-old male who had numerous previous surgeries and bad scarring as a result. The scar was excised, the wound was rinsed with saline, and ACell powder was generously applied to the exposed tissue. Two layers of ACell Wound Sheets were applied over the powder and the sheets were held in place with 5-0 gut.
A Journal of an ACell Scar Repair Patient
Cataloged by Dr. Jones
Friday, October 31, 2008
The patient is a 41-year-old male who had numerous previous surgeries and bad scarring as a result.
The scar was excised, the wound was rinsed with saline, and ACell powder was generously applied to the exposed tissue. Two layers of ACell Wound Sheets were applied over the powder and the sheets were held in place with 5-0 gut.
The patient will give me updates frequently and take photos as it heals. I felt this was the ideal patient, a patient with lots of scaring from past surgeries. This will be the most amazing use for ACell in Hair Transplants if the healing goes as we hope – to regenerate the donor area and to eliminate scarring from past, poorly performed, hair transplants.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Brief surgical history of patient, first post-op photos: So it’s been a few days since the surgery, here is what my patient said about his experience with hair transplants and about how the surgery went for him:
“All of the work I had done was in the early ’90s, between 1991 and 1995. The first procedure was for 50 mini grafts with PAI Int in Ottawa. This was followed by three scalp reductions brokered by Regency Hair in Ottawa. The procedures were all performed in Montreal by various doctors. Again with Regency Hair, I had two strip surgeries for a total of maybe 600 – 700 graphs. Well as one can imagine the back and top of my head look like a railway crossing. Lots of scarring. Gave up on everything about four years ago, no Rogaine, no Propecia, no hair thickeners and no hats, but I still look into the boards every day, just hoping that the cure has been discovered. Hopefully this new procedure will work and we can rid ourselves of these ugly scars for good. As for the procedure, it was fast, painless, and I drove home to Ottawa right after.”
Below are the first post-op photos taken by the patient.
Friday, November 7, 2008
One Week Post-Op
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Two Weeks Post-Op
Monday, November 24, 2008
Here is the latest photo from my ACell patient. I am happy with the way things are healing, though it is still early to make conclusions. You can see hair growing at the edge of the wound, which is a great sign.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
It’s been six weeks [since ACell treatment] today. I still have a large chunk of scab on the right side, but I think it should fall in the next week. Unfortunately, what I originally thought was new growth may not be. It’s becoming very hard to tell. When the scab finally falls I may trim the area to get a closer look. I believe you had mentioned that if anything was going to happen, it would be within six to eight weeks. Is that accurate?
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
January 10, 2009
10 Weeks Post-Op
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
12 Weeks Post-Op
At this point, I would expect to see some growth through the scar. The ACell was used following exact directions from the company. If I see no growth over the next month, I will consult with a representative from ACell again and consider trying another patient.
Monday, April 20, 2009