Stem cells are the kind of cells that can develop into lots of different cell types. They have very important roles in our bodies. They first discovered Stem cells in the 1950s but its potential in treating illnesses and disorders is understood much later. The fact that stem cells can multiply on numbers naturally, and regenerate, change and/or repair themselves, and even the environment they are located in, without the need of any human interference. This makes them a valuable tool in modern medicine without any doubt.
Stem cell treatments are in development for various kinds of health issues. From cancer to Alzheimer’s disease, we can see new methods of stem cell treatments being developed. Treatments of hair loss also use Stem cells . Stem cell treatment can prevent hair loss and help newly transplanted hairs to grow more healthily. In the future, it might be even possible to get rid of the balding problem altogether using stem cell treatments.
Stem Cell Therapies & Treatments and their benefits on hair loss
The patient’s own body supplies Stem cells and we can extract Stem cells from lots of different organs or tissues. Nowadays they are mostly supplied from the bone marrow or, alternatively, fat tissues. In the case of hair transplantation, however, we extract stem cells from the tissues harvested from the patient’s scalp. Once the tissues are harvested from the scalp, they are sent to a laboratory and then they are processed in a laboratory environment for up to three weeks. After this preparation process, stem cell treatment becomes available for use.
We can inject prepared stem cells into the patient’s scalp using various equipment. We can see the effects of this treatment in 8 to 12 months.
For hair transplant operations stem cells as supplements. They help newly transplanted hair to grow faster and stronger. Besides, these therapies stop hair loss to a great extent, making them an ideal supplementary therapy prior to hair transplantation operations. It also shortens the recovery period after operations substantially.
If the doctors see fit they can repeat Stem cell therapies. They increase the chance of success immensely and help doctors at getting the best results.
Stem cell therapies are not exact solutions to the problem of balding, but they can strengthen the weak hair follicles. Also we can use stem cells as effective supplements for hair transplantation operations since they help follicles to recover rapidly.