Orthopedic doctors have been using stem cell therapy to treat sports injuries and joint damage for several years. Now this same cutting edge stem cell technology is being used by doctors to treat hair loss and regrow hair. Because this hair restoration method uses the patient’s own stem cells it is a 100% natural treatment – without risk of allergic reaction or other serious complications. It also less expensive, far less painful, and offers substantially less downtime than hair restoration surgery.
A stem cell is a type of undifferentiated or unspecified cell in the body – which means it is basically a “blank canvas” that can become other cell types that form the human body. When a person faces an injury or disease, the stem cells “activates” and become the type of specialized cell the body needs for healing and replenishing itself.
When utilized in hair loss treatments, stem cells are used to activate the patient’s hair follicles that have become dormant and have stopped producing hair. Each individual hair follicle is essentially a “mini-organ” that can become damaged over time and stop producing hair – due to heredity, environmental factors, or hormone changes. When stem cells are injected into the scalp, they repair the damaged hair follicle so it can become active and produce hair again.
During hair loss treatment in our NYC office, stems cells are simply extracted from the patient’s own fat – usually the hip or the “belly” – using a “mini- liposuction” technique. The extracted fat is spun to isolate the stem cells, using a special machine. The isolated stem cells are then reintroduced by injection into the areas of the scalp to be treated for hair loss.
Each individual’s hair loss is different. So stem cell treatments may work better for some patients, while other hair loss therapies we offer may work better for other patients. Or a combination of both may be most effective. At our NYC dermatology practice, our experienced hair loss treatment doctors offer Stem Cell, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and a variety of other state-of-the-art hair loss treatments – so that we can provide the best hair restoration therapy for your unique needs.
Call our NYC office today and schedule an appointment to see if Stem Cell hair loss treatments are right for you.
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