Stem Cells for Hair
Regenerative hair growth offers patients a safe, effective, non-surgical method of hair restoration.
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This simple, “lunchtime” procedure can dramatically improve hair density and health in both men and women. While it will not grow new hair where there is no growth at all, it can strengthen waning follicles to turn thinning hair shafts into thick ones.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is essentially blood that has been centrifuged and has had the red and white blood cells removed.
Produced in just a few minutes from a normal venous blood draw, PRP contains a powerful mix of growth factors that can enhance tissue regeneration, healing and hair follicle growth. PRP has been studied widely and has established itself to be effective and safe as a medical treatment in the fields of oral surgery, orthopedics, cosmetic surgery and wound healing. Its use in hair restoration is relatively new but several studies have shown it to be an exciting non-chemical, non-pharmaceutical alternative to surgery.
How are Stem Cells from your fat and growth factors beneficial in hair restoration?
Docere Clinics is one of the early regenerative medicine clinics to offer you the option of using stem cells derived from your own fat tissue.
After performing a lipoaspiration procedure (vastly different from liposuction), the stem cell-rich, Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) is extracted from the whole adipose and these stem cells can be used in addition to PRP to further boost the regenerative process on a cellular level. Research has shown that adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC’s) have proteins that exert diverse skin rejuvenating effects, such as the stimulation of collagen synthesis, triggering the growth of new blood vessels, as well as hair growth stimulating effects. Growth Factors used topically are also getting a lot of buzz in the hair restoration space. Although relatively new, these biologics have become an important additional tool in the toolbox for restoring hair.
When can I expect to see results?
Improvements in hair growth typically become most evident between 4-8 months in conjunction with the typical hair growth cycle, although results may vary based upon patient age, medical history and other factors, including the possibility of no improvement. Any results shared on this website and the videos found on it do not reflect the results or experiences of every patient. We are in the process of phasing out the use of adipose-derived stem cells and plan to totally discontinue the use of fat by December 2021.
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Very Small Embryonic-Like Stem Cells (VSELs)
Very Small Embryonic-Like stem cells (VSELs) are rare, early- development stem cells found in adult tissues. They are not as primitive and unstable as the controversial (and illegal) embryonic stem cells, yet are also believed to be able to differentiate into other cells. Additionally, VSELs release higher levels of telomerase, the enzyme that helps to keep the telomeres longer over time.
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