Recent developments in hair stem cell therapy;
Current treatments help to slow down loss rather than stop genetic hair loss. In recent years, autologous cell transfer treatments, also known as stem cells, have been promising. With this treatment, patients with genetic hair loss up to a stage benefit.
What is hair stem cell treatment or stem cell treatment?
Stem cells are cells that have the potential to transform into different cell types in the body. These are cells that do not do a specific job in the body and are not functionally developed. These cells remain in the body as stem cells and can divide and regenerate themselves to transform into other cell types. They help repair specific tissues in the body by healing or replacing damaged tissues.
Who is suitable for hair stem cell treatment?
It is used in the treatment of hair loss due to genetic causes in men and women. Better results are obtained in patients used in the early stages of hair loss.
How to obtain hair stem cells?
It is placed in a unique tool by removing 2.5 mm thick skin areas by descending to the adipose tissue behind the ear. Skin islands in the instrument are prepared as a stem cell suspension.
How is hair stem cell treatment performed?
The skin areas taken from the back of the ear are separated into micron level particles and injected into the skin areas where the hair begins to fall out. The procedure takes about an hour.
Is hair stem cell treatment painful?
Since local anesthesia is applied to the area where the skin islets will be removed, there will be no pain during the procedure. Since stem cell injection is performed with 32G needles, pain is felt minimal.
When will the results of hair stem cell treatments start to be seen?
One month after the procedure, the transplanted stem cells begin to show their effect; the maximum results are seen in 6-12 months.
At what age can hair stem cell therapy be performed?
There is no age limit for treatment yet. The important thing is that hair loss is made without progression.
What are the side effects of hair stem cell therapy?
Since it is made from the patient’s tissue, there are no risks related to allergies or autoimmune system. It also does not contain any foreign matter. Sterilization should consider where the skin areas are removed; otherwise, risks such as infection may occur.
What should I pay attention to after hair stem cell treatment?
It will be sufficient to apply antibiotic cream for infection where the skin areas are taken for a few days.
Will hair stem cell therapy replace hair transplantation?
Hair stem cell treatments will not be useful for patients who have lost their roots and are in the late stages of hair loss.
Can hair stem cell therapy be combined with hair transplantation?
No results are indicating that it would be beneficial to perform the procedure together. It is generally accepted as different applications.
Stem cells are non-specific cells that protect and repair tissues. Stem cells are unique because they have the potential to develop into many different cell types. In tissue and hair regeneration, stem cells trigger the change, behavior, or differentiation of cells adjacent to the paracrine signal. Stem cells have been proven to become more active by injecting them into the scalp and providing a paracrine effect, thus triggering the hair follicle formation of the hair follicle.