Hair loss in both men and women can be a blow to your self-esteem. But in this day and age of advanced technology, you would think that we would finally have an answer to this age-old dilemma. Thankfully there’s a new therapy that is showing promising results in reversing and preventing hair loss.
Read on to learn all about stem cell therapy for hair loss.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a state-of-the-art treatment where doctors utilize your own or ethically sourced stem cells to regrow your hair. Stem cell treatments are also used for a variety of different diseases and ailments.
Stem cell therapy works but extracting stem cells from your blood and then reinjecting them into your scalp. The stem cells may also come from ethically sourced donations like cord blood. These cells carry information within them that is said to encourage your hair follicles to begin producing hair again.
Hair loss is also thought to be caused by stem cells retreating the hair follicle, so this therapy is helping to return the follicle to its original state. You can think of it as a reboot for your scalp.
Stem Cell Therapy For Hair Loss
Stem cells are powerful cells inside our bodies, they are responsible for carrying out a variety of important functions. One of their jobs is repairing damaged cells, and that’s why stem cells can be so effective at repairing hair follicles and regrowing hair.
Inside the cells use for treatment, there are exosomes which are extremely concentrated stem cells. During a treatment session, your scalp is numbed and stem cells that have been engineered for your specific needs are injected into the scalp. Patients may need to wait up to six weeks to see results as hair regrowth is a slow process.
Does Stem Cell Therapy For Hair Loss Really Work?
Stem cell therapy has been used successfully for hair loss. For people who are severely bald or have large areas without hair, a combination of stem cell therapy and hair transplants may create more desirable results.
It may also be feasible to receive a hair transplant and then use stem cell therapy to increase hair growth from the newly transplanted hair.
A study in Italy found that patients who received stem cell therapy had a 29 percent increase in hair density only 23 weeks after their last treatment.
Stem Cell Therapy Cost
The cost of stem cell therapy specifically for hair loss can vary due to the fact that patients may need more than one treatment. You may also want to combine stem cell therapy with a hair transplant which will raise the overall costs of treatment.
Typical costs range from $3,000 – $10,000. You can visit this page to find out more information.
Find Out if Stem Cell Therapy Is Right For You
If you are experiencing this devasting problem, stem cell therapy for hair loss can be an effective option for you. Our office is happy to answer any questions you might have and set up a consultation.