Recent developments in hair stem cell therapy;
The current treatments we have can slow down genetic hair loss rather than stop it. In recent years, stem cell or autologous cell transfer treatments have been promising. With this treatment, patients with genetic hair loss up to a stage benefit.
What is hair stem cell therapy or stem cell therapy?
Stem cells are cells that have the potential to transform into different types of cells in the body. These are cells that cannot do a reasonable job in the body and have not specialized in a task. These cells remain in the body as stem cells and can divide and renew themselves to become other cell types. They help repair the tissues in the body by dividing and replacing damaged tissues.
Who is hair stem cell therapy suitable for?
It is used in the treatment of hair loss due to genetic reasons in men and women. More suitable results are obtained in patients who are used in the early stages of hair loss.
How are hair stem cells obtained?
Skin islands with a thickness of up to 2.5 mm in diameter, taken from the posterior ear canal, are removed and placed in a special instrument. In the device, skin islands are prepared as a stem cell suspension.
How is hair stem cell treatment done?
The skin islets obtained from behind the ear are decomposed into micron-level particles and injected into the skin areas where the hair starts to fall out. The process takes approximately one hour.
Is the hair stem cell treatment process painful?
Since local anesthesia is applied to the area where the skin islets will be removed, there is no pain during the process. Since the stem cell injection is performed with 32 G needles, the pain is felt at a low level.
When do the results of hair stem cell treatments begin to be seen?
One month after the procedure, the transplanted stem cells start to show their effect, maximum results are seen in 6-12 months.
After what age can hair stem cell therapy be performed?
There is now no age limit for treatment. The important thing is that the hair loss is done before it progresses.
What are the side effects of hair stem cell therapy?
Since it is made from the patient’s own tissue, allergy or autoimmune risks are not in question. In addition, there is no foreign element contribution. Sterilization should be considered in the area where the skin islands 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 an antibiotic cream for infection to the area where the skin islands are removed for a few days.
Does hair stem cell therapy replace hair transplantation?
Hair stem cell treatments will not be beneficial for patients who have lost their hair and have lost their roots and in the late stages of hair loss.
Can hair stem cell therapy be combined with hair transplantation?
There are no results showing that doing the procedure together would be beneficial. The general opinion is that they are considered as different applications.