What are STEM cells?
STEM cells have potential to develop into many different types of cells and are being used for hair growth and hair restoration. STEM cells have magnificent quality of repair and heal any injured or damage cells. This is the main reason STEM cells are showing positive results in hair restoration where damage or thinning hair gets repaired and produce healthy and thick hair.
Where do we get STEM cells from?
STEM cells could be obtained from bone marrow, adipose tissue, and blood.
How is the STEM cellS hair restoration performed at the Orlando Hair Clinic?
Most of the time, we harvest STEM cells from patient’s adipose tissues. Major source of this is abdominal wall fat. Small liposuction procedure is performed and fat cells (adipose cells) are collected and then these fat cells go through different processes and finally STEM cells are obtained. Usually about 30 million or more STEM cells are harvested. Patient’s blood is also collected to obtain PRP (platelet rich plasma). Both PRP and STEM cells are mixed together since PRP activates STEM cells. Patient is given a local anesthetic such as lidocaine in the scalp. Once patients scalp is anesthetized, STEM cells and PRP combination is injected into the scalp. Entire procedure takes about 2 hours and is usually well tolerated by most of the patients. Patient may notice some swelling the following day but this may not be the case with everyone.
It has been recommended to do 3 additional PRP sessions every two weeks followed by this STEM cells therapy. In most case, patient usually starts to see improvement is 3 to 6 months.
Is there any down time after the procedure?
There is usually no down time after the procedure but it is highly recommended that patient arrange to be picked up by family member or by Uber® upon completion of the procedure since some patients may require oral sedative or pain medications.
Can this procedure be combined with other hair loss treatments?
Yes this STEM cells therapy could be performed on patients who are currently taking Rogaine®, Propecia®, or doing low level laser therapy.
How much does this cost?
Cost may vary and it is highly recommended to come to Orlando Hair Clinic for a free consultation with the doctor who could also explain other options and will be able to answer all your questions.