Most people imagine baldness on older men, although hair loss is genderless and ageless. Pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) affects 80% of Caucasian males and 40% of Caucasian women by age 70. It can severely impact one’s well-being, including poorer self-esteem, depression and reduced quality of life.
Approximately 35 million males and 21 million females in the United States experience hair loss. Many are embarrassed about it, spending lots of money on products that claim to grow or thicken hair. While another option, hair transplants, can be life-changing, most people desire a more straightforward solution that does not involve surgery. Fortunately, modern technology has provided that with the advent of stem cell therapies.
The Emergence of Stem Cell Therapy for Hair Restoration
Medical researchers have worked with stem cells for years, but they only recently began studying how these cells could improve hair growth. As it turns out, stem cells can strengthen and revitalize fragile, old or damaged hair follicles. They discovered that stem cells could help restore hair because, by improving follicles, the hair begins to grow again.
Healthy hair follicles contain active stem cells. When the hair stem cells become damaged or inactive, male or female pattern baldness occurs.
What Does a Stem Cell Hair Loss Treatment Entail?
Stem cells are the most promising non-surgical hair loss cure. Stem cells are tiny, adaptable progenitor cells that can divide and differentiate.
Stem cell hair procedures are simple: stem cells are inserted into the inactive hair follicle so new hair can develop. It is 100% natural and non-invasive.
The Distinction Between Fat and Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy for Hair Restoration
Body fat has the most adult stem cells. Therefore, Dr. Stong obtains stem cells from your adipose tissue for this hair restoration therapy. First, fat stem cells are supplied via micro-droplet fat injections, a minor liposuction operation (from the abdomen). Then, these fat cells are centrifuged, and their stem cells are injected into balding scalp areas where they can stimulate latent hair follicles to initiate growth.
Compared to fat stem cells, bone marrow cells contain a higher concentration of active stem cells. As a result, bone marrow has 100% bioavailability and is regarded as the optimal tissue from which to extract stem cells. Otherwise, the extraction (from the pelvis), centrifuging and implantation procedures are similar.
Both methods can be used as standalone procedures or combined with PRP treatment for enhanced results. Some people also opt to combine it with hair transplant surgery. Please contact Kalos Hair Transplant to find out if you are a candidate for bone marrow or fat stem cell injections or other treatments to address your hair loss.
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