Everything You Need to Know About Stem Cell Hair Restoration (Pt. 2)
May 25th, 2019 | Categories: Hair Loss
Minimally invasive stem cell hair restoration therapy is a 100% natural alternative to expensive and painful hair transplant surgery.
In this two part article board certified New York, NY dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg explains everything you need to know about the highly effective, state-of-the-art stem cell hair restoration treatments we offer to treat hair loss.
Is stem cell hair restoration safe?
Stem cell hair restoration is an extremely safe outpatient procedures when conducted in a sterile medical environment, by a licensed physician, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, like Goldenberg Dermatology in New York, NY.
However, because stem cell hair restoration involves needles and the transfer of blood, it should never be attempted out-of-the-country or in a salon, spa or other non-medical facility. Serious infection and the transmission of disease can occur if the procedure is not performed under sterile medical conditions in a physician operated facility.
Does stem cell hair restoration hurt?
At Goldenberg Dermatology in New York, NY we perform stem cell hair restoration using local anesthesia for a comfortable and relatively painless procedure. Sedation is also available, though not typically needed, for this safe and minimally invasive procedure.
Are there side effects to stem cell hair restoration?
At Goldenberg Dermatology in new York, NY stem cell hair restoration is not only safe and painless, there is also minimal to no downtime and few to no side effects.
Some patients may notice tiny “punch” marks where the mini liposuction took place. Carefully following the aftercare instructions will help minimize the possibility of any scarring. There may also be temporary needle marks at the stem cell injection sites in the scalp. But because of the regenerative properties of the stem cells themselves, the likelihood of even minimal scarring is very rare.
Patients may also experience some soreness after the anesthetic wears off – which is easily managed with over-the-counter medications like Tylenol. Any soreness should resolve in a week or less – with most patients only reporting soreness after stem cell hair restoration for a day or two.
Because stem cell hair restoration is a 100% natural treatment derived from the patient’s own cells there is no possibility of allergic reactions or other side effects to the stem cell injections, when performed in a sterile medical environment, by a licensed physician, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, like Goldenberg dermatology in New York, NY.
What should I expect after my stem cell hair restoration treatment?
Because stem cell hair restoration is an outpatient procedure, patients are able to go home immediately following completion of the procedure.
If only local anesthetic is used, patients may drive themselves home. If in-office sedation is also used to relax you during the stem cell restoration, you will need a friend, family member, Uber, Lyft or Taxi to take you home from our New York, NY office.
Discuss the type of anesthetic you will be using with Dr. Goldenberg before your procedure, so you can plan accordingly.
Most patients are able to go back to work or resume normal daily activities the following day. Excessive exercise or other activities that involve perspiring should be avoided for at least a week.
When will I begin to see the results of stem cell hair restoration?
Individual outcomes of stem cell hair restoration depends upon each individual patient’s unique healing process, the extent of hair loss being treated, and even the speed with which the patient’s hair normally grows.
Many patients report seeing the beginning of new hair growth in just a few weeks, while others may have to wait a few months to see noticeable results.
Stem cell hair restoration is a very new, cutting edge hair loss treatment – so very little published literature exists yet regarding the outcomes of this state-of-the-art hair loss treatment. As with any medical treatment, each patient is different and results will vary.
For whom does stem cell hair restoration work best?
Stem cell hair restoration is ideal for those patients who are not surgical candidates because of age, medical conditions or who are in the early phases of hair loss. Women who suffer from hair loss are also excellent candidates for stem cell hair restoration when hair transplant surgery is not desirable or if not enough donor hair exists for hair transplant surgery.
Each individual’s type or cause of hair loss is different. Stem cell hair restoration may work better for some patients, while other hair loss therapies we offer at our New York, NY office may work better for other patients. In many cases, a combination of multiple treatments may be most effective.
At our New York, NY dermatology office, we also offer highly effective Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) hair loss treatments, as well as hair restoration medications, nutritional supplements, shampoos and lotions that can be used in conjunction with state-of-the-art stem cell hair restoration.
Stem Cell Hair Restoration – New York
At our New York, NY dermatology practice, our experienced hair restoration doctors offer stem cell, PRP, and a variety of other state-of-the-art hair restoration treatments.
We are one of the only medical practices in New York, New Jersey or on the East Coast offering these innovative and highly effective new hair loss treatments. Call us today and schedule an appointment to see what stem cell hair restoration can do for you.