If finding an effective solution for hair loss is a major concern of yours, you’re not alone. Millions of men and women are exploring various treatment options to put a stop to receding hairlines and pattern baldness, and finally find a way to restore their hair.
One popular choice is hair transplant surgery. However, there is a state-of-the-art alternative that has also demonstrated successful results – stem cell therapy. It’s a treatment method that involves the use of your own stem cells to help your body boost and repair latent cells, including hair follicles, thereby generating hair regrowth.
How Stem Cell Therapy Can Restore Lost Hair
Because stem cells are your body’s basic cells that have the ability to become various types of cells, they can replace damaged tissues and, thus, repair areas of your body. For example, they can help reverse the shrinking of hair follicles, so they stop falling out. Not only that, but when stem cell therapy is combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), it can be particularly effective in treating hair loss. That’s because the platelets in your blood have amazing healing abilities, such as causing blood clotting when you get a cut or abrasion. So, when your doctor uses both stem cell therapy and PRP therapy to treat thinning hair or balding areas, it helps encourage hair regrowth.
Unlike hair transplant surgery, stem cell + PRP therapy is not a surgical procedure. Your doctor simply draws a sample of your blood, separates the platelets from the sample using a centrifuge, combines the PRP with a concentration of live stem cells, and injects the combination into the thinning or balding area of your scalp where more hair is desired. The entire procedure takes about three to four hours, and for the best results, your doctor may recommend more than one treatment, the second of which will be performed within a three- to six-month period.
Recovery from stem cell therapy is much easier than that of hair transplant surgery. It involves little downtime, and you can resume your normal activities the following day after treatment. However, you should avoid rigorous exercise for at least a week.
The effects of stem cell therapy for hair include an increase in the thickness of the hair shaft and an increase in the amount of blood the follicles receive. In addition, the stem cells may stimulate the follicles, promoting the growth of hair strands. Within six to eight months following treatment, you should see a visible improvement, with the dormant area of your scalp starting to grow again, resulting in a thicker head of hair.
Stem Cell Therapy for Hair Loss Near You
You may be a suitable candidate for stem cell + PRP therapy if you are in the early stages of hair loss, are not a viable candidate for a hair transplant, do not have enough quality donor hair to benefit from a transplant, and/or wish to forgo surgery.
For more information about stem cell therapy for hair loss, contact Northwest Hair Restoration to arrange a one-on-one, private consultation with renowned specialist Dr. Robert Niedbalski at one of our conveniently located offices in Tacoma, Seattle, or Spokane, Washington. We also have many other options available for reversing hair loss and eliminating its effects. So, contact our friendly staff today at (253) 572-2949, or fill out our easy-to-use appointment request form right now to get started. We look forward to serving you soon.