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Gary Hitzig, M.D. Makes Further Breakthroughs in Hair Cloning

Hitzig perfects technique using MatriStem and finds wound healing powder accelerates hair growth and wound healing in half the time.

New York, NY, November 11, 2010 --( Gary Hitzig, M.D., a leading hair transplant researcher and surgeon based in New York, has continued to make significant breakthroughs in hair cloning and has found a way to significantly increase the rate of hair growth using the ACell wound healing powder MatriStem® MicroMatrix™. In late 2009, Dr. Hitzig and Jerry Cooley, M.D., were the first medical doctors to successfully clone hair using the FDA-cleared wound healing powder. Dr. Hitzig has continued his research and has made further breakthroughs in the field of hair restoration.

Using MatriStem, Hitzig and Cooley created a technique that multiplies the number of hair follicles in an area that had previously stopped growing hair. Now, Hitzig has found a way to accelerate the rate of hair growth in half the time and heal scars from the donor area in weeks instead of months.

Hitzig discovered that if you dissolve the MatriStem powder in an arterial blood serum rich in the patient’s adult stem cells and inject it into the donor area and top of scalp where hair is being transplanted, the powder and blood serum combination acts like a hair growth accelerator and fertilizer. Patients experienced significant hair re-growth in just six months versus 12 months and the wound where donor hair had been taken and transplanted was completely healed – with little or no signs of a scar - within a few weeks versus several months and more scarring with previous methods.

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“I needed a way to dissolve the MatriStem powder into the donor and transplanted areas on the scalp,” said Dr. Hitzig. “Knowing that our adult stem cells contain properties that allow the body to regenerate original tissue complete with hair follicles made it a perfect solution to dissolve the wound healing powder. I expected it to help re-grow hair, but found its capabilities to accelerate hair growth and wound healing to be a significant and extremely positive breakthrough.”

Hitzig has also discovered that the powder and arterial blood serum combination enabled him to use new hair growth that had previously been transplanted as a donor area to re-grow hair with the same results as using a natural donor area.

MatriStem MicroMatrix, a product of regenerative medicine innovator, ACell, Inc., is a wound healing powder that promotes healing and tissue growth and has now proven to help regenerate hair in the donor and recipient regions of hair transplant patients. While intended for diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds, second degree burns, surgical wounds (donor sites/grafts) and trauma wounds, Hitzig and Cooley found its properties to offer a broader scope of treatment, including hair cloning.

MatriStem fundamentally changes wound healing by triggering new blood vessel formation at the wound site, as well as providing a favorable substrate for host cell attachment, proliferation and differentiation.

About Gary Hitzig, M.D.
Dr. Gary Hitzig is a board certified hair restoration surgeon in New York City and was one of the first medical doctors to develop a technique to successfully clone hair. He is also the author of Help and Hope for Hair Loss and developed and patented the Hitzig Linear Punch, a collection of extremely sharp disposable surgical punches that make narrow elliptical slots, which are sold to surgeons around the world. Dr. Hitzig has published numerous peer review articles on hair transplant techniques and is a regular presenter at medical hair restoration symposiums around the world. Dr. Hitzig is a member of the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and the American Hair Loss Council. He can be reached at (516) 536-0385 or visit

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