Stem Cells: A Brand New Approach
Throughout history, healthy hair has always been looked upon as an integral part of one's personality, making hair loss a relatively sensitive issue when it does occur. Hair fall represents a significant chunk of the most common aesthetic problems today. Lack of awareness only adds to the illusion and misconception that hair loss has little or no cure. But all that is set to change. The advances made by medical research has given rise to a breakthrough treatment for hair loss - autologous stem cell therapy. This game-changing therapy enables the stem cells found in the hair follicles to reinvigorate them. Hair follicle stem cells are cells found in the hair follicle. They are present in the skin and produce hair throughout a person's lifetime. Hair follicles contain a complex maze of stem cells called totipotent that develop into different cell types and produce similar cells that work as growth factors in hair development and regeneration. Stem cells possess the ability to be multipotent, a capability that can lead to the regeneration of sebaceous glands, epidermis, and hair follicles.
The Ideal Candidate for Stem Cell Treatment
The perfect candidate for stem cell treatment is someone who has is suffering from Alopecia – a blanket term for hair loss. This identification is done by the experts at the clinic who use a microscopic instrument to establish the degree of hair loss. Normally the human scalp contains approximately 100,000 hair follicles at the time of birth. At any given time, most of these follicles are either under the Anagen phase, the Catagen phase or the Telogen phase.
The advantage with stem cell treatment lies in the fact that it is just a single session treatment. A very small tissue mass is taken from the occipital area of the scalp and then, a solution rich in stem cells is made from it. These stem cells are then added to the existing cells that readily multiply leading to a good growth rate. Post this treatment, hair growth can be noticed just within a month. A considerable 40 to 50 percent hair growth can be seen under 4 to 6 months of the treatment.
Stem cell treatment makes a great accompaniment to hair transplant surgery as it enhances results of hair transplant and also helps in the swift healing of scalp and enhances the growth of existing hair.
The Future Is Now
Moving into the future, Stem cells project endless possibilities in the area of hair restoration. Harvesting and storing stem cells is witnessing a constant progression. This groundbreaking science is harnessing the immense potential of Stem cells in restoring healthy, full heads of hair without the need of any surgical intervention. Stem cell treatment is soon going to become the gold standard of hair loss treatment in the times to come.