Is your hair thinning? Try stem cell therapy
UNDER YOUR SKIN - Grace Carole Beltran MD (The Philippine Star) - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am

With this treatment you do not only stimulate hair regrowth, you also slow down hair loss allowing both the male and female population to reverse the signs of hair loss.

Hair loss is one of the most frustrating signs that women or even men have to deal with in their life. This is because our hair is an integral part of our sense of beauty, attractiveness and our way of expressing our style and personality. Thinning hair or bald spots can be devastating and can destroy one’s self-confidence.

And since the quest for the fountain of youth is universal, so does the quest for the fountain of one’s crowning glory. There have been a lot of recent developments about skin, hair and nail treatments with the latest procedure update usually culminating in surpassing its predecessor. This article is actually about the principle from a year’s old technology that was just recently developed to address a balding problem seen in both men and women.

Regenera Activa is a medical breakthrough that uses a not so old technique  — that of stem cells.  It is a non-surgical, non-invasive method of stimulating hair growth.  This is a procedure specifically designed to treat hair loss and balding due to Androgenetic Alopecia a genetic disorder on balding.  This technique is a new approach that relies on capillary regeneration technique in combatting hair loss, balding and hair thinning.  But first you have to be a skillful surgeon who must have done hair transplants before to be able to use this device.  In this process we will be using a special tool that uses micrografts  (the grafting of a very small amount of tissue) of progenitor cells (a biological cell that, like a stem cell, has a tendency to become a specific type of cell like hair cells) that are also able to repair damage tissues.  Stem cells refers to the mother of all cells that is able to produce a lot more other cells or any other cells of the body and heal whatever is troubling the present cells’ therefore repairing it.  This concept refers to the stem cells being used to treat leg ulcers, chronic ulcers, surgical wounds and now alopecia, too.  This treatment method enables hair to return to its normal life cycle, thus increasing its density, thickness and improving the quality of the hair as well.  

The science behind this is to treat hair loss by providing aid through strengthening of the hair follicles, that is to support tissue cells from the hair root in addition to the skin tissue of the person in order to renew, bolster and toughen the weakened hair root.

This new technique is absolutely safe and is effective to regrow hair without the risk of complications and no downtime either.  With this treatment you do not only stimulate hair regrowth you also slow down hair loss allowing both the male and female population to reverse the signs of hair loss.  All this using the concept of progenitor cells to allow your own body to regenerate new hair follicles for the scalp, which will eventually lead to new hair follicles that mean new hair for cases of alopecia.

Here is a step-by-step recount of the procedure:

• It begins with a three to four hair follicles being removed from the back of the head (the donor site) after cleaning it and putting local anesthesia.

• The cells obtained by tissues taken through a punch biopsy and afterwards fused with a special solution. 

• The hair follicles retrieved are then transformed into a special supercell suspension in the Regenera Activa device. The device helps to divide cell samples into miniature and absorbable portions.

• The disintegration process is started, which can take about five minutes.

• The solution is then injected into areas experiencing an abnormal loss of hair, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia

This whole process in the treatment of hair loss and hair thinning is quick and efficient taking only 30 minutes.  With only one treatment needed per year, it has never been easier to treat hair loss.

Regenera Activa is a great alternative to traditional hair transplantation or Follicular Unit extraction (FUE) and there is a huge role for a noninvasive treatment like this for both female pattern hair loss and male pattern hair loss early on at the start of hair balding. Excellent candidates are mostly among those experiencing some hair thinning over the parting areas or just simply those with generalized hair thinning.  Therefore, one important consideration too would be the careful selection of the right candidate for the procedure.  Men who have severe hair loss will likely not see much results and in those groups hair transplants would do better.  

This treatment is uneventful.  It was over in 30 minutes and there was no redness, no swelling, no bleeding.  Hair loss treatment has never been this simple.  And I especially like the idea that this treatment only needs to be repeated once a year or not at all (depends on the patient if he still wants to add more density to the scalp hair).

The only downside of the procedure is that injection of the micrograft solution into the scalp hurt a little.  It needed about 20 – 30 micro injections of the solution into the scalp, into the areas experiencing hair loss and hair thinning.  But it was over very quickly and so you would not even remember the pain after.

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