Stem Cell hair restoration delivers amazing results.
All over the world, people of all cultures, ethnicities, races, and religions have focused on the importance of hair. In some cultures, it is considered sacred. Did you realize that hair contains our DNA, containing all sorts of information about us? Attractiveness in most cultures is directly related to how much hair a person has on their head, its style, thickness, and weight.
Regardless of your sex, it can be devastating if you lose your hair. Most people associate attractiveness with how much hair you have. Throughout history, hair has been associated with youthfulness and beauty in women, and virility and masculinity in men, so it’s no surprise that losing one’s hair can make many men and women feel self-conscious. There are many reasons why people lose their hair. It can result from heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions, or as a normal part of aging.
Today, hair is as important as ever, and there are more hair loss treatments than ever before. While some embrace their hair loss, many others are self-conscious and seek treatment.
Anyone searching through the hundreds of hair growth products, hoping to find something that will work for them, have found that the choices aren’t very appealing. For both men and women, hair loss is progressive. That means, unfortunately, that the condition will probably worsen over time. However, the sooner you do something about your hair loss, the more options you have to possibly reverse it.
According to board-certified dermatologists, there are a few different methods to obtain more hair. They are categorized as follows:
Searching online, you will find an excess of websites claiming they can regrow your hair. They all have vitamins, minerals, and supplements that claim to be the answer. Unfortunately, most of them require you to take the pills for many months before you recognize any improvement, some of the ingredients are not identified, and some of the ingredients are actually harmful. Additionally, once you discontinue the use of the supplements, hair loss typically resumes (if it ever grew!).
There are other medications that were once only available through a doctor – Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride – although you can now find them over-the-counter. Many users claim that even these medications are only mildly effective, and they also stop working after a while.
One of the newest methods advertised to regrow hair is laser hair therapy. Medical-grade lasers are used to deliver low-level, light-emitting diodes to stimulate hair follicles on your scalp. Interestingly enough, they are also using lasers to get rid of hair – so you may wonder just how effective this method really is.
In terms of replacement, providers find ways to apply “new hair” to areas of the scalp where hair is either thin or nonexistent. For many years, wigs and other real or synthetic hair items have been fashioned to cover up these thin areas. Recently, extensions have become very popular, generally adding volume or length. The problem with wigs is that they are very hot and sometimes do not stay on well, especially in windy weather or where the individual is doing something extremely active. Extensions are usually attached to actual hair that is still growing (for example they can be braided onto existing hair) and they can be damaging to the real hair over time. Real hair extensions are also very expensive.
To restore hair, surgery is really the only solution – generally referred to as follicular unit extraction and transplantation. Patients hope that the surgery will cause natural hair to grow, restore their hairline, and cause thin sections to fill in permanently. However, surgery does carry with it a number of risks and complications and many of us have seen the very unnatural looking “rows” of hair that are the result. As hair transplants grow in popularity, doctors from different specialties, often with insufficient training, perform the surgery, and the total number of bad results are on the rise.
Pre- and postoperative complications can include bleeding, tachycardia (fast heart rate), syncope (loss of consciousness), pain, infection, edema (swelling), and patient dissatisfaction. This list is not all-inclusive, and there are other risks and complications that can come up during and after surgery. Let’s face it – surgery is scary and usually painful, time-consuming, and expensive.
So where are we at?
It just seems that every possible solution for hair growth up to this point isn’t really a solution at all. They are either risky or they don’t give us an actual working answer to our lack of hair problem. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman. Both live in this VISUAL CULTURE, and both want to be attractive – which carries with it the issue of hair – how much you have and where it’s located!
Luckily, there are new techniques on the horizon that have proven results, and there are clinics with excellent reputations able to provide these new techniques to you.
Take a look at PRP
First, let’s look into the platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP) which is showing a lot of promise for patients with hair loss.
PRP is a ground-breaking, state-of-the-art therapy that uses injections of a patient’s own platelets to repair and fast-track hair growth. Platelets are proteins taken from the patient’s own bloodstream and DNA that can act as stem cells when introduced back into the body. Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses the best plasma your blood has to offer. It heals injuries faster, encourages growth, and increases levels of collagen and stem cells that are naturally produced to keep you looking young and fresh. It is those growth factors that are used to help regrow thinning hair.
PRP injections are done in three steps:
- First, blood is drawn from your arm.
- That blood is placed in a centrifuge (a device that spins fluid at a high speed within a container, thereby separating fluids of different densities). The blood is spun down into three layers: plasma-rich platelets (PRP), platelet-poor plasma, and red blood cells. The PRP is used, and everything else is thrown away.
- That PRP is then injected into your scalp with a small, fine syringe after a local anesthetic is applied.
PRP injected into the scalp can awaken dormant hair follicles, causing an exciting amount of hair growth. Treatments are typically done once a month, for 3 months, and every 6 months after that for maintenance.
Male pattern baldness (alopecia) is commonly an inherited condition. Despite its name, women can have alopecia as well as men. Up to this point, it’s been challenging to reverse any hair loss seen with this condition non-surgically. However, PRP is changing this condition as clinicians and doctors find ways to extract and inject the best PRP and many clinical trials have been successful.
What are Stem Cells, and can they help you in this Visual Culture?
Stem Cells are remarkable, and Christopher Reeves knew it. Unfortunately, he passed away before he saw some of the more recent advancements and exciting cures using stem cells that were just being studied at that time.
Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy are two different regenerative medicine treatments used to treat various conditions or injuries in the body. Whether you want to cure hair loss, achieve youthful and smooth skin, or treat back and joint pain, both of these treatments can do wonders and give you fantastic results.
Recently, stem cells have been used to help men and women who have lost their hair, either all or a portion of it. Over 1 in 5 Americans suffer from hair loss and are frantic to do something about it. It is estimated that more than 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss at some point in their life.
If you are interested in exploring whether stem cell therapy or PRP therapy can help you regrow your hair or provide relief from other orthopedic injuries or conditions, visit the experts at DrTen20 (and Dr. Adrian de la Torre) for a complimentary initial consultation to find out how they can help (949-489-1317).
It should be noted that Dr. de la Torre’s clinic has a relationship with Thomas Advanced Medical, a dedicated group of physicians and researchers focused on delivering safe and effective biological therapeutics. Thomas Advanced Medical delivers only the best all genetically derived stem cell therapeutics – products that adhere to FDA regulations. DrTen20 often obtains cord blood stem cells from Thomas, providing the clinic with products that are safe and effective for innovative tissue repair and rejuvenation therapy. Feel free to ask the experts at DrTen20 about this relationship and these stem cells.