Stem Cell Hair Loss Therapy & Treatment in Pakistan
With new research and studies constantly coming up relating to hair re-growth methods and procedures, there happens to be an abundance of different techniques involved in treating hair loss. One such method or procedure happens to be stem cell hair re-growth which turns stem cells into hair follicle cells which are then transplanted into areas of hair loss on the scalp or even the body. With a hair transplant surgery, a surgeon basically takes hair follicles from one part of the scalp and then transplants it into areas of the scalp that have been going through thinning or balding. In contrast, researchers have found a new way to re-grow a type of cell that happens to be fundamental for the development of healthy hair follicles, thus making it likely to grow new hair without having to surrender hair follicle tissue from another part of the scalp.
What are stem cells ?
Our body contains many stem cells , these are microscopic ,tiny progenitor cells.These progenitor cells have ability to divide into various forms by mitosis process. A continuous process of cell division is carried out into our body through this process and formation of new cell occurred. All the cells in our body are regularly dividing and through this process new cells are continuously formed. The stem cells are our body’s natural healing cells and they act as a repair system in our bodies by refilling adult cells and tissues.Therefore, researchers found that by genetically modifying adult human skin cells they are able to make a kind of stem cell (also known as an epithelial stem cell). This stem cell happens to be one of the building blocks for functioning and healthy hair follicles. When the researchers planted their stem cells on mice, the stem cells altered into cells for hair follicles. The stem cells even managed to produce a composition of identifiable hair shafts.
Hair follicles in our body also contain stem cells. There are many researchers through the world carrying out stem cell research for successful treatment of hair loss or baldness. It is obvious from stem cell research that activation of stem cell progenitor cell can regrow hair. This stem cell hair loss therapy is expected to work by activating already existing such cells in our scalp. Later therapy may be able to simply signal stem cells in hair follicle to give off chemical signals to nearby follicle cells which have shrunk during the aging process, which in turn respond to these signals by regenerating and making healthy hair. Most recently, some doctors have claimed that hair loss therapy through stem cell led to a significant and visible improvement in follicular hair growth.
. Recently, doctors have declared that stem cell therapy has led to major and visible improvements in follicular hair growth.
There are three accessible sources of obtaining stem cells in humans:
- Bone marrow: this requires removal by piercing into the bone
- Blood: blood is drawn from the donor (similar to a blood donation), passed through a machine that extracts the stem cells and returns other portions of the blood to the donor.
- Adipose tissue (Fat cells): obtained by extraction via liposuction.
With a stem cell hair re-growth procedure, most patient procedures are usually completed within 3 hours and the healing and recovery period is also short with most patients being able to go back to work the following day. However, patients may be sore for about a week after the procedure. It takes months to see results and as of right now since stem cell procedures for hair loss are relatively very new therefore, there are barely any published texts confirming the outcome for this treatment therefore, with each patient the results will vary.