Stem Cell Therapy Makes Thinning Hair a Thing of the Past
Hair loss is an extremely frustrating process, but for those who are at the early stages, and are ineligible for a hair transplant or simply can’t afford a traditional hair transplantation, an innovative solution in stem cell hair treatment may help — a new form of therapy that uses amniotic tissue.
The latest hair-loss therapies in amniotic technology work to not only enhance miniaturized hair, they also help to minimize additional hair loss. Stem cell therapies can be an option for both men and women who want to avoid surgery and or who are not a candidate for hair restoration.
Studies show more than half of all men and one in three women will experience hair loss in their lives. It’s a major source of insecurity for adult men and women worldwide, especially when it happens at a young age. Thankfully, technology and science are producing simple, effective, and non-invasive ways to promote hair growth for both women and men.
Stem cells contain extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors, cytokines and other specialty proteins which have been shown to activate and augment the body’s own natural healing process. Due to this, stem cell transplantation and amniotic fluid have been used in various medical applications, including but not limited to nerve wraps, ligament and tendon repairs, and baldness stem cell treatment for hair growth.
PRP and Amniotic Tissue therapy was originally used to speed up the healing process for injuries. Today, Amniotic tissue is a naturally regenerative source of cellular building-blocks, rich in cytokines and other growth factors which are also being used for facial rejuvenation and to stimulate stem cell hair growth.
The process of hair loss is twofold. The first factor is decreased blood supply to hair follicles, or ischemia, which causes a slow decrease in their function. This can come from aging, genetics, stress or autoimmune disease. The second is inflammation. One of the reasons amniotic tissue stem cells are working to regenerate hair is that growth cell infiltration causes angiogenesis, which is a fancy name for re-growing blood vessels, or in this case, revascularizing the hair follicles. The other element of amniotic tissue is as a natural anti-inflammatory, which addresses the second cause of hair loss.
At LA FUE Hair Clinic, our non-surgical treatment takes about an hour and uses the patient’s blood as the underpinning. The blood is centrifuged to separate the platelets, which have growth compounds, and then the platelets are mixed with vital growth cellpacked amniotic cells. The resulting substance, rich in concentrated growth cells, is then injected into the patient’s top layer of scalp. This service costs $4500 USD which includes 1 session of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
The procedure works by slowing down hair loss within a matter of a couple of weeks — sometimes after the first or second shampoo — then, after shedding is reduced, the hair growth takes over. If regrowth was to occur, it can take 9 months up to 1 year.
PRP and amniotic cell treatments are quick and affordable when compared to transplants and other surgical treatments. A complimentary hair restoration consultation with a medical provider at LA FUE Hair Clinic can help you learn what’s possible based on your genetics, degree of hair loss and age. Contact us today for your complimentary consultation.