In the age of nano technology and cutting edge science, stem cell research has come to the fore. Skin and hair are very accessible to harvest and deliver stem cells, and have generated great interest in the scientific community. This research has lead to various treatment options for hair loss.
What are stem cells? Where are they obtained from?
Stem cells are basically cells which can divide and form new cells. Currently, stem cells can be obtained from plants, embryos, fat cells, blood cells, skin cells and hair cells.
Are stem cell treatments safe?
Most stem cells treatments used today are actually not stem cells themselves, they are acutally growth factors derived from the stem cells. This growth factors signal processes to reverse the miniaturisation of hair follicles. This means that the hairs which have become thinner, will progressively become thicker, leading to increase in the density and number of hair.
How are stem cell treatments delivered?
Stem cell treatments are delivered through dermarollers.
How often do I need to do these stem cell treatments?
Stem cell treatments need to be done on a fornightly basis till desired results are seen, thereafter the treatments can be continued on a monthly basis for maintenance. Do consult your dermatologist for a personalised treatment plan.
How soon can I see results?
Results are based on the age of onset of hair loss, as well as age at starting the treatments. Most people notice improvement after 3 to 4 months after initiating treatments.
Can the stem cell treatments be combined with any other hair loss treatments?
Yes. It is indeed advisable to combine your treatments, such as Low level laser treatment, Platelet rich Plasma Therapy, Enrich hair treatments to maximise the results. Talk to Dr. Rasya Dixit today to get a personalised treatment plan.
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The information provided in Dr. Dixit's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.