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Stem Cell Micro Transplantation – the exciting new breakthrough in hair loss

Hair loss affects millions of people across the world, in both men and women. In many cases, such conditions dent self-confidence and cause enormous psychological stress that negatively impacts our lives.

Did you know that according to a recent survey

  • four in ten women in the UK say they experienced loss or thinning of their hair
  • 5 in 10 women aged 25 and over believe that hormonal changes like pregnancy and menopause contribute to their hair thinning
  • 6 in 10 women feel that the condition of their hair affects their confidence
  • 3 in 10 women feel that hair loss had an impact o their identity approximately

Hair loss can strike at a range of ages, not just from middle-age, and there are several different types of hair loss too, most commonly androgenic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. For men, this is usually caused by genetics and is linked to the production of DHT and testosterone. It’s typically characterised by recession at the temples (widow’s peak) and thinning at the crown.

The extent and shape of male pattern baldness can be identified on something as the Norwood Scale (insert diagram).

For women, androgenic alopecia usually manifests itself as overall thinning of the hair and loss of volume. You might notice a widening part on your head. The ailment can be down to genetics, hormonal changes or illness.

The truth is that there are many causes, and either way all hair loss conditions are complicated and trying to combat them can be a minefield.

 Do you suffer from hair loss?

If you suffer from hair loss, we know how damaging that can be. But the fact is you’re far from alone. And there are things that can be done to halt and even reverse the process.

One of the biggest issues with hair loss are the number of potions and treatments on the market – or in development – all promising a miracle cure. In reality, the only medications currently approved in the UK for combating the condition are the topical solution minoxidil (Rogaine is one popular brand) and the oral drug finasteride (often known by the brand name Propecia). Some people have reported a slowing down – and even a reversal – of their hair loss with these medications, and they can sometimes be even more effective when combined. That said, results vary greatly between individuals. Continued use of the drugs is also imperative in order to maintain their benefits. And even then, long-term results aren’t guaranteed. There is also the risk of side-effects too, such as sexual dysfunction.

Surgical hair transplants are another popular and effective solution. While invasive, the quality of these procedures has improved dramatically in recent years and the results are permanent. However, despite some great results, transplants don’t yield the same hair density that you may once have had, meaning you need to manage your expectations. Furthermore, transplants don’t account for future hair loss meaning that operations can be a lifetime commitment. And that can get pricey.

But are there any other options or exciting answers in fighting this age-old mystery? The answer is YES! At Vie Aesthetics, we offer Stem Cell Micro Transplantation with Regenera Activa.

Stem Cell Micro Transplantation is arguably the most exciting new treatment to enter the market. It uses your body’s own tissue to improve hair density and trigger new growth on your scalp where you are thinning. The procedure is described as “regenerative” and “autologous”. By that, we mean it uses your body’s own resources – in this case stem cells from your own hair – to thicken and grow new hair.

The treatment is suitable for both, men and women, and can be used to help male and female pattern baldness. It is also recommended for patients who already have had hair transplant procedures, and who are taking hair loss medications such as finasteride and minoxidil. In fact, stem cell therapy procedures can complement these other preventative measures to great effect.

We believe the Stem Cell Micro Transplantation is the future in treating hair thinning and hair loss.

Using technology developed by the Spanish company Regenera Activa, it has already been successful in countries such as Singapore.

Vie Aesthetics is the first clinic in the UK to introduce this breakthrough for hair loss – and the results have been extremely encouraging.

If hair loss troubles you, Stem Cell Micro Hair Transplants are something for you to consider as both an alternative, or complementary action, to the other treatments mentioned above. It is recommended for you if you’re suffering from early, mild and moderate forms of hair loss.

So how does it work?

The doctor takes a small piece of tissue from an area on your scalp where the hair is still dense and not affected by baldness. This is usually the area at the back of the head, closest to the neck. A local anaesthetic is injected prior to the procedure and the process is quick and relatively pain-free.

From this tissue sample, the doctor harvests regenerative stem cells from your own hair, which are then mixed in a solution and skilfully injected into your scalp where the thinning is occurring. Approximately 800,000 stem cells are injected in each session.

This activates follicles that are nearing the end-phase of their life (known as miniaturised hairs, which are the small, fine hairs you see – or don’t see! – in cases of thinning). The follicles can once again become healthy, and over time, capable of producing denser, thicker and stronger hair. The process also implants follicles for the growth of new hair.

Numerous clinical studies have shown improvements in hair count and scalp coverage after just one month. Indeed, since we introduced the treatment, clients have experienced healthier hair in the same period.

What is the down time?

Unlike hair transplants, stem cell therapy for hair loss has zero downtime and you can return to your daily activities straight away. There are no large grafts taken from the back of your head and no stitches. The technique is a one-off-session, and is safe and completely natural. In fact, treatments only last approximately 30 minutes, sometimes even less.

The whole process promotes the growth of new hair follicles and the first results can be observed within four to six weeks with new hair growth appearing between three to seven months. As with surgical hair transplants, and such is the way with the human hair cycle, any new hairs then mature and thicken in the months after that.

However, the results are long-lasting and the procedure can be repeated every two to six years depending on your own needs.

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