Considering Stem Cell Hair Restoration? Florida Residents, Find Out More
If you’re experiencing hair loss, you’re not alone: more than 50 million men and women have some degree of hair loss, which is often triggered by the natural process of aging. It can also be caused by certain illnesses and medical treatments. Thus, thinning hair is often viewed as an inevitable fact of life—but it doesn’t have to be.
If you’re considering stem cell hair restoration, a Florida-based regenerative medicine therapy provider, Stemedix, can help. They use stem cell treatments to address not only medical conditions such as neurodegenerative and autoimmune disorders, but also to promote overall wellness, which includes addressing common cosmetic concerns.
Hair loss isn’t strictly cosmetic, however. It can profoundly impact your quality of life, confidence, and satisfaction with your appearance. Over time, these negative impacts can transcend into your personal and professional relationships, taking their toll on your overall quality of life and potentially leading to larger psychological issues such as depression and anxiety.
Fortunately, stem cell hair restoration is available for individuals who feel that hair loss or thinning is beginning to leave its mark on their lives. Whether you’ve tried medications in the past without any success or you want to avoid other interventions altogether, stem cell treatment is a promising option.
At our Florida facility, patients can receive a powerful dose of stem cell exosomes, which have hundreds of proteins and spark regeneration. Known for their ability to promote cell survival, exosomes have been shown to induce hair growth by stimulating follicles. They work by acting on several key mechanisms, including the expression of signaling molecules, to activate regenerative factors.
Patients have achieved noticeable new growth after a single treatment, though additional sessions may be needed depending on the degree of hair loss. Unlike other therapies, however, stem cell hair restoration has few to no side effects and does not require downtime or extensive healing (as seen in invasive surgical procedures). Instead, it simply turbocharges the body’s own natural regenerative processes to restore its youthful qualities. If you are looking to benefit from Stem Cell therapy then contact us today!
If you’ve been experiencing hair loss, you may be considering your treatment options. Many individuals have little success with widely available products that promise hair regrowth, and understandably want to avoid invasive procedures such as hair transplantation. Fortunately, there’s another option: stem cell hair restoration.
What Is Stem Cell Hair Restoration?
Stem cell therapy for hair restoration employs the use of stem cell exosomes, powerful components with an important role in cellular communication. They have over 200 signaling proteins and can turn on regenerative factors, prompting the cellular survival that can help to prevent further hair loss and stimulate new growth. Patients often notice new hair growth after just one session, with additional treatments leading to even better results.
How Much Does it Cost?
Stemedix offers stem cell therapy for hair restoration starting at $3,900. When you consider the cost of hair transplant surgeries, which can vary from $4,000 to $15,000, stem cell hair treatments become an attractive, cost-effective option. This is especially true considering the fact that, as with any surgery, recovery from hair transplants may come with additional costs, including pain medications and the cost of treating infections (the most common complication of the treatment).
Moreover, you simply can’t put a price tag on the boosted confidence, comfort, and overall improved quality of life that comes with thicker, fuller hair. Whether you’ve dodged social events or you’re experiencing low self-esteem, stem cell hair restoration could be the solution that allows you to feel like yourself once again. Hair loss has even been linked to higher levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and social phobias. Thus, finding an effective solution to restore your hair growth is about much more than cosmetics alone, and it could be the very factor that allows you to embrace a new chapter of your life.
If you find yourself noticing early signs of hair loss and you would like to reap the benefits of preventive stem cell measures contact us today for more information!
Androgenic alopecia, more commonly known as pattern hair loss or pattern baldness, is an extremely common form of hair loss. Four out of 5 men and 2 out of 5 women under the age of 70 have hair loss due to androgenic alopecia (aka androgenetic alopecia). While this form of hair loss is not deadly, or even dangerous, it can cause substantial amounts of personal suffering, low self-esteem, and diminished quality of life. Indeed, most people with androgenic alopecia or pattern hair loss would much rather stop their hair loss and cure their baldness. Here we talk about stem cell therapy for hair loss.
Unfortunately, there are few effective treatments for androgenic alopecia. Patients may choose to use topical medication, minoxidil. Men can use the drug finasteride. Neither of these agents is very effective for many people who try them. Some patients with pattern baldness opt for surgery. Surgical hair loss treatment can be helpful for men who have receding hairlines, but it is of little to no use in patients with diffusely thinning hair, which is most often the case in women affected by androgenic alopecia.
Scientists have turned to stem cell therapy for hair loss for a few reasons. First, the current medical and surgical treatment options are largely ineffective. Second, stem cell treatment has been shown to be safe in many scientific and clinical studies. Third and perhaps most importantly, androgenic alopecia is caused, in part, by problems with natural stem cell function. Immune cells (lymphocytes and mast cells) can be found in the area around each hair follicle, specifically in the “knot zone” which is where most hair follicle stem cells reside. These immune cells and hormonal factors likely interfere with hair follicle stem cell function—the number of hair follicle stem cells stays the same in pattern baldness, but the ability of progenitor cells to multiply is greatly reduced. Natural stem cells in people with androgenic alopecia do not produce the same levels of substances that support hair growth and renewal. In short, patients with pattern baldness may benefit from stem cell treatment.
Researchers are strenuously pursuing this line of research. One promising approach is to apply stem cells (fat and stromal vascular fraction cells) directly to the balding areas of the scalp. For example, Dr. Shin and colleagues used stem cells on 27 women with pattern baldness and showed increased hair thickness and density 12 weeks after treatment. Another approach is to use exosomes from these stem cells to treat hair loss. Exosomes are released by stem cells, contain virtually all the beneficial molecules that stem cells produce and can be applied to the scalp without surgery.
The field of stem
cell treatment for pattern hair loss is growing rapidly. As more clinical
trials are published, we move closer to a time in with stem cell and stem cell
exosome treatment for androgenic alopecia becomes a reality.
Androgenetic alopecia is the medical term for pattern baldness. Pattern baldness can manifest in several ways such as a receding hairline, a bald spot in the crown of the head, and/or generalized thinning hair. Pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss. Approximately 4 out of 5 men will experience some degree of androgenetic alopecia by the time they reach age 70. Androgenetic alopecia affects a substantial number of women as well. Pattern baldness is not lethal, but it can create substantial amounts of psychological suffering and greatly diminishes the quality of life for both men and women.
The two first-line treatments for androgenetic alopecia in men are finasteride or minoxidil. Finasteride is an oral medication, while minoxidil is topical, i.e. it is placed on this directly on the scalp. These baldness treatments are modestly effective in a certain percentage of men. Patients may also be treated with dutasteride, light therapy, platelet-rich therapy, or surgery. Minoxidil is the main form of treatment for women with androgenetic alopecia. If minoxidil fails to help regrow hair or stop the balding process, women may alternate treatments including spironolactone, finasteride, cyproterone acetate, or flutamide. As with male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness is somewhat resistant to treatment, leaving most women to cover their baldness with wigs or concealers.
One important observation about androgenetic alopecia is that while the number of hair follicle stem cells remains the same in people who are balding, the number of more actively proliferating progenitor cells drops dramatically. In other words, it is theoretically possible to treat androgenetic alopecia with hair follicle stem cells that contain actively proliferating progenitor cells.
Indeed, researchers recently tested this hypothesis in a group of 11 patients with androgenetic alopecia. The researchers collected a bit of tissue from each patient and then purified the sample to collect hair follicle stem cells with actively proliferating progenitor cells. The doctors then injected those stem cells into balding areas on the patients’ scalps. For comparison, some were treated with a placebo injection, i.e. saltwater.
Patients treated with hair follicle stem cells enjoyed a 29% increase in hair density over the treated area. by contrast. Patients treated with placebo had less than a 1% increase in her density over the same time period. The researchers also noticed that they were substantially more stem cells in and around hair follicles in balding areas.
The authors of this research concluded that isolated cells are capable of improving hair density in patients with androgenetic alopecia. While additional, larger studies are needed to confirm these results, the current study provides strong evidence that bald and balding patients may benefit from autologous stem cell treatment.
Reference: Gentile P. et al. (2017). Stem cells from human hair follicles: first mechanical isolation for immediate autologous clinical use in androgenetic alopecia and hair loss. Stem Cell Investigation. 2017 Jun 27;4:58.
Alopecia, better known as hair loss, is a cosmetic problem. People do not need hair on their scalp to survive. Nonetheless, people with thinning hair or hair loss often endure considerable distress and suffering. Hair loss can cause low self-esteem, symptoms of depression, and a diminished quality of life. So while hair loss may be a simple cosmetic, strictly speaking, many people with alopecia struggle with an ongoing and serious problem.
Unfortunately, there are few effective treatments for hair loss. The two main medical treatments for hair loss are minoxidil and finasteride. Finasteride is generally only useful for male pattern baldness. Both men and women can use minoxidil, but it, too, is only partially effective. Various surgeries can be used to treat hair loss such as hair transplantation, scalp reduction, and scalp expansion, but patient satisfaction rates for these procedures are fairly low.
Stem cells that have been derived from fat tissue (i.e. adipose) secrete a number of beneficial chemicals called cytokines. These cytokines are important for wound healing and new blood vessel growth (i.e. angiogenesis). Cytokines released by adipose-derived stem cells are also able to stimulate hair follicles and induce the growth of hair. Based on these successes in the laboratory, dermatologists in Japan have used the substances secreted by adipose-derived stem cells to help people with hair loss.
Drs. Fukuoka, Narita, and Suga published a report detailing their successes in treating hair loss with proteins extracted from adipose-derived stem cells. A single hair loss treatment involves making a number of very small injections into the scalp. Each patient usually needs 6 to 8 treatment sessions, given once per month.
The doctors have performed this stem cell-based hair loss treatment on more than 1,000 patients and they have not encountered a single allergic reaction or infection. Indeed, no serious complications have occurred in their patients.
Not only is this stem cell-based hair loss treatment safe, but it is also apparently effective, as well. Patients have new growth of thin hair after two or three treatments, but this is minor and can usually only be detected by the doctors. After the fourth or fifth treatment, however, patients often notice new hair growth. By the sixth treatment, most patients can easily see new hair growth.
To confirm the effectiveness of their treatment, the doctors performed a half-side comparison test. In this test, they injected the stem cell-based hair loss treatment on one side of the scalp and injected saline on the other. The side of the scalp that received the stem cell extract had significantly more hair growth than the saline-treated side. This is strong evidence that the treatment is effective.
Reference: Fukuoka H. et al. (2017). Hair Regeneration Therapy: Application of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells. 2017;12(7):531-534.
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