People who experience hair loss are always looking for new treatment that can help them revive the hair that they have lost. A new treatment focusing on stem cell therapy for female hair loss may provide an alternative to expensive and invasive hair transplant procedures. If things progress as anticipated this treatment could replace hair transplants as the gold standard for treating baldness in the future. Essentially this treatment allows scientists to clone hair which would help to replace follicles that have been damaged or destroyed over time.
Patients who Had Stem Cell Therapy for Female Hair Loss
Arlene Johnson has suffered from hair loss for years, and hopes that this treatment can help her reverse the effects of baldness that she has battled for so long. She says that she has spent up to half an hour every day trying to comb and style her hair with a variety of products to hide the loss of hair. It’s aggravating and ineffective as the treatments continue to take hold. Cosmetic treatments such as stem cell therapy for female hair loss may provide the answer she seeks. Johnson is working with Dr. Daniel McGrath to use stem cells to help increase the health of her scalp.
Female patients have different types of pattern hair loss than men, which means that many of the treatments on the market are not targeted towards this demographic. Stem cells, however, can be utilized to create any type of cell and address baldness regardless of the underlying cause. Thinning hair that women have previously not been able to control can be undone and replaced with regenerated and thickening hair according to Dr. McGrath. This can help to reverse the effects of baldness, eliminating these effects all together over time.
How Stem Cell Therapy for Female Hair Loss Works
To acquire stem cell therapy for female hair loss a sample of the patient’s blood will be taken and will be spun to separate out the plasma. Plasma is high in stem cells that can be used for treatment. This will be mixed with a-cells that the body uses to help heal wounds and injected into numbed areas of the head that are affected by baldness. The doctor will then use massages and tiny needles to create wounds in the scalp, allowing the cells to start healing the flesh, complete with generating new and healthy follicles where the originals have been damaged.
The results seen at Dr. McGrath’s practice are at around 80 percent re-growth across the entire patient base. This is similar to the effects seen at other offices performing similar treatments on patients. This therapy is still being tested for cosmetic use, with stem cells appearing to be the answer to addressing cosmetic issues ranging from hair loss to breast enhancement for women. Currently this hair treatment costs around $3500 per treatment, but many say that if this treatment works it would be well worth the expense. Johnson’s full results will be available in around 6 months.
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