How Stem Cells Are Being Used to Treat Hair Loss

March 14, 2018 — by Robert True
Tags: Stem Cell Therapy Hair Loss Hair Restoration

An older man smilingThe science of hair restoration has advanced a great deal over the last few decades. Thanks to better techniques and advanced technology, patients can experience a full, natural head of hair. Yet new advances arise, and they offer promising results that will surely be refined as time passes.

One such advance in hair restoration techniques is the use of stem cell therapy. Yes, our New York, NY practice can use stem cells to treat hair loss, thinning, and baldness. Let’s go through the basics of this revolutionary procedure and discuss the potential it holds.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells in the human body. Given their nature, they can adapt and develop into different kinds of cells. The potential of stem cells is their ability to replace or replenish other kinds of cells in a living organism. The potential of stem cells is part of what led to the use of such cells for hair restoration purposes.

How Stem Cell Therapy Works

Stem cell therapy uses a patient’s own adipose stem cells, which are stored in their body fat located just below the skin. To access these stem cells, the fat must be harvested. In most people, there’s usually some body fat that they’d like to have removed, and it’s typically located around the flanks, lower abdominal area, the buttocks, or thighs.

Hair restoration specialists will then use centrifugal force to separate the stem cells from the rest of the fat cells. These isolated stem cells are then injected into the patient’s scalp. Usually this process requires between two and six injections. The stem cells prompt your dormant hair follicles to start producing hair again.

How Effective Is Stem Cell Therapy?

The results of stem cell hair restoration have been generally positive among our patients, particularly when it comes to treating hair thinning. Periodic re-treatments may be recommended to promote lasting hair thickness and results.

Long-term results of stem cell hair restoration are still being researched, as we will be happy to share information on these clinical studies as they arise.

Stem Cell Therapy Combined with Other Techniques

One of the most effective way to combat hair loss with stem cells is to combine stem cell therapy with traditional hair restoration surgery procedures. We can use the harvested stem cells to enhance the results of FUE (follicular unit extraction) and FUT (follicular unit transplantation) procedures. Bringing together the best options of the present with the future potential of stem cells therapy makes for excellent hair restoration outcomes.

Good Candidates for Stem Cell Therapy

Ideal candidates for stem cell therapy are people who have enough fat to harvest to allow proper stem cells injections. During the consultation process, we will be sure to consider the patient’s medical history, extent of hair loss, and hair restoration goals. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and address your concerns as well.

Learn More About Advanced Hair Restoration Techniques

For more information about the latest hair restoration techniques an technologies, be sure to contact the hair restoration specialists of True & Dorin Medical Group. Our team is here to help you have a full and healthy head of hair again.