Stem Cell Hair Transplant
Stem Cell Hair Transplant
Stem Cell Hair Transplant at Dezire Clinic Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore
PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, is an exciting non-surgical herapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist tissue regeneration and healing. These special properties of blood are being put to good use in the PRP therapy.
In stem cell hair regrowth therapy, patient’s own blood is taken and plasma layer is the separated using centrifuge machine, rich in platelets and different growth factors. It is then injected into the scalp with thinning hair or bald scalp. This procedure is done under local anesthesia to make it nearly pain free. Subsequently scalp rollers with 1mm fine needles is used over treated area which stimulate the stem cells as well as to increase the blood supply leading to better hair growth. Patient can shampoo next day morning as usual.
Who can benefit from this treatment?
Hair stem cell transplantation using PRP seems to work better in patients with diffuse hair thinning caused by any cause including alopecia androgenetica (common baldness). It also found to be effective in alopecia areata. Patients with complete baldness and scarring alopecia have not shown much benefit from this treatment. It can be used in conjunction with minoxidil, finasteride & hair transplant.
Procedure and technique of stem cell therapy for hair loss:
Step 1: Donor site preparation and marking of desired hairline
Marking of new hairline is done according to your previous hairline or your preference. It is done accordingly in a natural and scientific manner so that new hair gives you the most natural appearance which suits your face and forehead.
A small amount of blood is drawn from an accessible vein in your hand after following sterile blood draw precautions.
Step 2: Preparation of Platelet Rich Plasma
The PRP produces a predictable Autologous Platelet Concentrate (APC) enriched with multiple Growth Factors. PRP produces viable platelets increased 4X or greater above baseline levels; the clinical requirement needed to accelerate healing. Other autologous growth factors and mesenchymal stem cell concentration is also increased which is vital for initiating and accelerating tissue repair and regeneration. We are using the US FDA approved PRP kit specially made for hair loss treatment.
From the time of blood draw, it takes around 45 mins to obtain the final Platelet Rich Plasma.
Platelets for PRP are derived from a patient’s own blood:
Blood is withdrawn from a patient’s arm by syringe, as it would be for any laboratory procedure.
The tubes containing withdrawn blood are placed in a centrifuge machine and spun for a period of time. The centrifuging “spins down” the red and white blood cells and platelets and concentrates them at various levels in the tubes. Blood plasma that is rich in platelets is the top layer which is then drawn off. Plasma defined as platelet-rich plasma contains 4 to 8 times the number of platelets per cubic centimeter found in normal plasma. With a little additional preparation the PRP is ready for application.
Step 3: Local anesthesia
You will be lying comfortably on an operative table and the area is prepared for the procedure. The local anesthesia is injected with very fine size needle carefully and ice packs are used to make the area numb so no pain is felt during the injection. With just one small prick the whole area is made numb so no pain is felt during the procedure.
The hair restoration procedure can be performed in isolation or as an adjunct to the FUE procedure.
Only PRP: The Platelet Rich Plasma containing the necessary healing and regenerative components is injected into the area of the scalp that is devoid of natural hair growth. This can be done essentially as an outpatient procedure.
PRP plus FUE: The Platelet Rich Plasma is also used as an adjunct to the FUE procedure. Here the grafts are soaked in the Platelet Rich Plasma during the period between the dissection of the graft and re-implantation of grafts to the site of hair loss. This increases the graft survival and preservation during the course of the procedure.
Step 4: Post procedural care
The hair is left unwashed post procedure at least for the next 24 hours with a head gear on. There are no bandages or dressings on the site of procedure for PRP treatment.
THE RETURN TO USUAL ACTIVITIES
Usually there is no downtime or side effects and can resume regular activities just after the procedure.
Stem cell hair regrowth results:
Generally hair shaft become thicker and looks more lustrous with reduction in hair fall within 4-6 weeks while new growth is likely in about 4 months
- To preserve and enhance hair follicle viability during and after hair transplantation.
- To promote and enhance tissue repair and healing after hair transplantation.
- To wake up dormant hair follicles and stimulate existing new hair growth.
- Generate New Hair Growth.
- Thicken Thinned Out Hair.
- Make Hair Transplants Grow Thicker and Healthier.
- To Preserve and Enhance Hair Follicle Viability.
PRP promotes hair growth from follicles by the action of platelet growth factors on hair follicle stem cells. Because of the platelet growth factors the hair follicles in dormant stage are stimulated to become active and start hair production. PRP by itself or along with FUE hair transplant has given a new line of treatment to be used for patients with hair loss.
Stem cell therapy for hair loss side effects:
PRP therapy is essentially painless treatment without any side effects other than initial redness and swelling which subside pretty soon, in a few days as your dormant hair follicles start to reinvigorate and grow. There are allergies involved as we will be using your own blood for the treatment.
Stem cell hair transplant cost:
The cost of stem cell hair transplant depends upon the amount of PRP needed to restore the thinning area. To get an estimated cost please contact any of Dezire clinics at Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgaon and India. Our staff will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns.