What is the treatment for hair with stem cells like?
Stem cells are in the form of non-specialized, immature cells in the body. They are distinguished by the ability to intensively divide, which in turn allows them to be used during many different skin regeneration treatments. Thanks to the properties of stem cells, you can enjoy the increased growth of hair bulbs, stimulation of their work and hair regrowth, as well as the reduction of excessive hair loss.
Hair treatment with stem cells uses material obtained from the patient’s own adipose tissue. Thanks to this, the substance is specific to the body and does not cause allergic reactions or irritation. It is a great solution for people who, despite a balanced diet, supplementation and proper hair and scalp care, still have problems with excessive hair loss.
Komórki macierzyste mają możliwość różnicowania się na wiele różnych rodzajów wyspecjalizowanych komórek, dzięki czemu pomagają w regeneracji starych lub uszkodzonych. Wyjątkowe właściwości sprawiają, że zabieg z zastosowaniem komórek macierzystych na włosy znalazł zastosowanie w wielu dziedzinach medycyny – również estetycznej.
Wykorzystując komórki macierzyste do zabiegu na włosy, można skutecznie odmłodzić wygląd skóry, ujednolicić jej koloryt i zmniejszyć widoczność zmian skórnych i blizn. W przypadku występowania problemu z łysieniem komórki macierzyste pomagają natomiast pobudzić wzrost nowych włosów.
Indications for surgery
The main indication for the treatment of hair with stem cells is excessive hair loss and the resulting thinning of the hairstyle. The treatment is also recommended for patients with a receding hairline, androgenic, plaque or scarring alopecia. Doctors also recommend treatment with hair stem cells for people who want to improve the condition of their hairstyle.
Contraindications for this procedure
It is worth remembering that the hair treatment with stem cells, just like any other treatment, has some contraindications to it. They include, among others pregnancy and breastfeeding, cancer, problems with blood clotting, as well as taking medications to thin the blood. Patients with renal and hepatic insufficiency will also not be qualified for the procedure.
The course of the procedure
The treatment with the use of hair stem cells is carried out on the hairy scalp, where there is a problem of baldness or excessive hair loss. The preparation is applied on the top of the head, in the temporal area and above the forehead. Before starting the procedure, the Patient is always referred to a medical consultation with a doctor, during which any contraindications to the therapy can be ruled out. The trichologist will assess the condition of the scalp, the extent of the changes and determine the cause of the problem. Thanks to this, permanent effects are ensured and undesirable side effects of the treatment are minimized.
The procedure itself takes about 20 – 30 minutes and begins with collecting a skin section from the neck area or on the hairline. These areas are the least prone to problems with hair loss and androgenetic alopecia. Thanks to the collection of a small section of the skin, you can enjoy the spontaneous healing of the graft collection site. The biopsy is completely painless as the doctor uses local anesthesia in the form of a cream or lidocaine.
The next step is to isolate the tissue of progenitor cells, stem cells and growth factors, which are distinguished by their regenerative abilities, by a doctor using a special device. The prepared suspension can be applied to the patient’s scalp in the same way as during the mesotherapy treatment.
However, it is worth remembering that in order to enjoy the best results of this therapy on hair growth, patients are recommended to undergo a series of treatments every 4 – 6 months. However, you have to wait a few months to get noticeable results. The effects are then assessed together with the Patient at a post-treatment consultation.
Convalescence after surgery
The patient may return to previous activities on the next day after the surgery. However, you need to remember to follow certain doctor’s recommendations, which will allow you to get better and more lasting results. People who have undergone treatment with stem cells for hair should avoid using the sauna, swimming pool and hot baths for 24 hours after the end of therapy. You should also avoid touching and massaging the treated areas, sunbathing and using preparations that could irritate the scalp.
Hair treatment with stem cells in a nutshell
The results of the treatment
The first results of the treatment with hair stem cells are noticeable after about 3 months from the last series of treatment. The effects intensify gradually along with the regeneration and revitalization of the hair follicles. This is due to the renewal and stimulation of them to work. After the surgery, patients can observe, among others, thicker hair that is less prone to falling out. They also don’t have to worry about using expensive, ineffective trowels and hair growth preparations. The treatment is also characterized by high safety, because the preparation used is made of the patient’s own fat tissue and blood. These substances are completely safe for the body and do not cause irritation or allergies.
The advantage of the procedure is also the fact that it does not require any convalescence, and thanks to the local anesthesia, patients do not feel pain during the subcutaneous injection of the preparation. The procedure is also very effective in the form of visibly thicker and stronger hair that grows back.