I don’t believe that A-Cell will work. Is there actually any proper evidence of this technology working anywhere? It seems to be just that guy with the finger which I am unsure whether has been exagerrated/fabricated. Other than this it feels like all hype.
Also, it seems like when you pluck these hairs, you have to take out so much of the hair that logically thinking I’m not even sure if they will grow back the same thickness (if at all). Now I know people will come back with how they wax their legs, chest, arms or even their head regularly and they always grow back, but I seriously doubt that when a normal person plucks/waxes, they are extracting the amount of tissue required to perform the A-Cell procedure.
In addition, Jerry Cooley states in his presentation on one slide: “you can see the thicker FUE grafts vs the thinner plucked hairs” – so this really isn’t what it is being hyped up to be?
This unfortunately to me feels like just another method of doing a standard hair transplant. Maybe it will infact become the common way as it appears to allow it to be done without any scaring at all, but right now it looks like you would actually be worse off using A-Cell method over current methods, as the hairs at the donor and recipient region will grow back thinner, that is if they grow back at all.
I don’t know of Dr Cooley’s reputation, but from watching his presentation this just doesn’t seem that impressive. The only way it might work is using beard hair that thinned out during the process and ended up like scalp hair, but even then if this worked perfectly is it really a cure? You can’t do whole units and can you control the direction?
Perhaps you are right, but in the spirit of scientific research we have to try. That is one reason why we are trying to conduct formal IRB approved clinical research. It will either prove or disprove the concept.
The hope is that the plucking approach will yield more hair than moving the hairs around with traditional transplantation. The fact is that not only us (NHI), but the entire hair transplant surgeon community needs to be able to replicate this technique to stand up to the test.