A New England stem cell treatment center has begun using triggering stem cells as a means of addressing baldness by reprogramming cells to develop follicles. Stem cells are progenitor cells on the body that divide using mitosis and differentiate as necessary to create different cell types. These cells will constantly develop and die, helping to heal areas of the body that were damaged and replenish tissues as necessary. Stem cells can come from embryonic cells in the bones and blood or the umbilical cord after birth. Umbilical stem cells pose the lowest risk to people when they are reintroduced into the body because they are high in MSC fats, with 500 times more of this tissue than stem cells collected from bone marrow.
New England Stem Cell Treatment Center to Cure Baldness
Hair follicles contain stem cells like any other cells on the body. Researchers believe that if these stem cells in the follicle can be activated using progenitor cells it could help to treat baldness in those that are losing or have already lost their hair. A New England stem cell treatment center plans to administer this method by activating stem cells that are naturally present on the scalp. As these treatments progress they may be able to activate specific stem cells on a single follicle that will then signal other follicles that have shrunk or have become damaged, helping the body to re-grow hair in areas that have gone bald. Dr. Aeron Potter at the University of California claims that stem cell therapy administered in 2013 was shown to cause a significant improvement in the growth of hair follicles.
New England Stem Cell Treatment Center is Using Stem Cells to Grow Hair Follicles
New England stem cell treatment center used stem cells derived from adipose during their clinical research. This is commonly associated with embryonic stem cells which can be controversial, but new research using adult non-embryonic mesenchymal stem cells that are located in the bone marrow, fat and blood can be used for this purpose. Technological breakthroughs allow fat derived stem cells to be generated from tissue harvested via mini-liposuction. This would take around 50mL of fat from the lower abdomen while the patient was under local anesthesia so that adipose tissue can be harvested and injected into the area where treatment is to take place. Cells can be injected intravenously or directly as necessary.
Stem cells derived from fat are easier to harvest than other types of stem cells and are available in quantities that are almost 500 times more plentiful than bone marrow which makes it much easier to perform repeat treatments. Using more stem cells during a treatment for baldness also helps to ensure that the treatment will be effective. Clinical trials currently indicate that stem cells can be used to repair a variety of tissues including hair follicles that have been damaged or become dormant and are no longer capable of developing hair that reaches above the surface. As these tissues repair, areas that have thinning or missing hair can be filled in with natural cells.
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