Only a relatively small percentage of the population are privileged enough to have a full head of hair as they advance in age. Studies have shown the correlation between hair loss and age, although people can experience it at different points in life. What most people do not realize is how widespread hair loss is in both men and women. Pattern hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia (AGA), is the most common, affecting nearly 80% of men and 40% of women by age 70. It can cause low self-esteem, social withdrawal, and bouts of depression. The good news is that new treatments like stem cells for hair growth are available.
What Causes Hair Loss?
When specific chemical signals are sent to the scalp, it stimulates the hair follicles to grow new hair. When these signals are no longer received, the hair follicles gradually shrink and eventually close up. As the follicles dwindle, the hair becomes thinner and of poor texture. Finally, hair stops growing altogether. Hair loss can be caused by genetic predisposition (runs in the family), medication, or a hormonal imbalance.
Over the years, different methods have been used to fight hair loss. Unfortunately, the only available options have either been temporary or very invasive. Finally, scientific breakthroughs have led to the best possible remedy for hair loss, a regenerative approach – Stem Cell Therapy.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are capable of developing into cells that the body may need. This makes them very important for the body’s regenerative processes. Stem cells can either replace or repair damaged tissue. There has been a lot of success in using stem cells to treat injuries, anti-aging, sexual health, and hair restoration.
Stem Cells for Hair Growth
Stem cell therapy is all about helping the body repair itself. First, the process involves obtaining a skin sample which includes hair follicles. Next, stem cells are separated and allowed to multiply in a lab. The cells are then injected into areas of the scalp that are experiencing hair loss. By adding these growth factors, hair growth in the scalp is jump-started.
Studies have shown the undeniable viability of stem cells for hair growth. For example, a 2017 study by UCLA Health showed the promise of stem cells in fighting hair loss. Another study by Italian researchers showed a 29% increase in hair density 23 weeks after stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy is effective for male and female pattern baldness (AGA) and cicatricial alopecia (when scar tissue replaces destroyed hair follicles).
Side Effects of Stem Cell Therapy
There are no documented side effects of using stem cells for hair growth. In addition, there is little to no recovery time required, although patients may experience some temporary pain and scarring at the injection point.
Everyone is entitled to the confidence that comes with a full head of hair. Hair rejuvenation is a specialty service at Springs Rejuvenation. The innovative Stem Cells and PRP Therapy service encourages the growth of your natural hair. Call 404-780-5617 to schedule a free 15-minute consultation here.