At any one time, about 90% of the hair on a person’s scalp is growing. Each follicle has its own life cycle that can be influenced by age, disease, and a wide variety of other factors. This life cycle is divided into three phases:
- Anagen – active hair growth. Lasts between two to six years.
- Catagen – transitional. Lasts two to three weeks.
- Telogen – resting phase. At the end of the resting phase (two to three months) the hair is shed and the growing cycle starts again to make a new hair to replace it.
All of us have stem cells in our hair’s follicle, but when these follicles get old or damaged they can no longer jump-start the hair regeneration process. This can be due to genetic factors, stress, or even trauma to the hair follicle.
The type of stem cells that are used to treat hair loss are harvested from your own fat/ Peripheral blood and are called Autologous stem cells. This two-step hair regeneration process begins with the stem cells being collected with a minimally invasive procedure which is accompanied by a local anesthetic.
The Autologous stem cells with PRP are then applied to the treatment area via injections using a microscopic needle. This is an outpatient treatment and most patients report only mild discomfort during the procedure.
By injecting stem cells into the pores of the scalp, scientists have found that they can get the skin’s fat layer to send molecular signals to the cells in the follicle, which then results in new hair growth. Stem cells activate the dead hair follicles and convert them into growing healthy new hair follicles.
The use of stem cells as a hair loss treatment holds many benefits. The first one being that it is an outpatient treatment, and unlike other hair loss treatments, you only have to do it once. Topical hair loss treatments need to be used daily and hair transplants can be a costly and painful procedure. By using autologous stem cells, you are using a 100% natural product that has been found to be completely safe and effective.
Recent technology for the treatment of Alopecia (Baldness) i. e. Male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss & hair loss associated with various disorders. It is a revolutionary treatment for hair fall. The stem cells promote new hair growth within 3 to 4 weeks of treatment. The hair density increases by 30 to 40% by three sessions of treatment. On an average 5-6 sessions are required once in a week to 10 days along with which supplements are given.