In response to a huge number of requests, as promised, here is my newest blog looking at the difference between VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa and traditional surgical hair transplants. My aim is to shed more light on the procedures and to discuss which treatment might be right for you…
You may recently have heard about VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa, a Micro-Transplantation procedure. It’s a new breakthrough in combating the hereditary hair loss condition known as “androgenic alopecia”, more commonly referred to as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) and Female Pattern Baldness (FPB).
We introduced the VieStem Hair treatment to the Vie Aesthetics clinics in early 2018 and have been very excited by the results it has produced. This has recently been picked up by mainstream media too, with reports in the national press, e.g. Mail on Sunday and The Sun, hailing our VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa as “the first-ever ‘cure’ for baldness” and the “Pioneering stem cell procedure that doesn’t just prevent hair loss but reverses it” and with daytime TV shows showing interest for it as well.
Of course, you almost certainly would have heard much about hair transplants, too. The surgical hair transplant industry has exploded over the last 10 – 15 years, with techniques greatly improved since the 1980s and 1990s, and many celebrities, from Robbie Williams to Wayne Rooney, confessing to having procedures done.
So, what are VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa Stem Cell Micro-Transplants exactly? And how do they differ from Surgical Hair Transplants? And if hair loss bothers you, then which treatment might be right for you? In this blog I attempt to answer those questions.
1. What is a surgical hair transplant?
In simple terms, a hair transplant involves a surgeon taking healthy hair follicles from the back of the scalp – where the hairs aren’t susceptible to hair loss – and replanting them in the thinning areas at the front of the scalp. Eventually, these follicles grow thick, new hair and patients see final results between one year and 18 months after treatment.
There are two common types of hair transplant…
The Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) method – or “strip” method – involves the surgeon removing a large strip of skin from the back of the head. He or she then extracts hair grafts, which contain groups of hairs, to be distributed into the problem areas. The beauty of this method is that it is faster, cheaper, and allows for larger sessions. However, it does result in some scarring at the back of the head from where the strip was taken.
The other popular method is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). In this instance, the doctor extracts hairs individually from the back of the head and replants them in the treated areas one-by-one. It’s excellent for procedures where total precision is required, for example, if you want to shape the hairline to perfection, or for filling in a small area. However, it is not usually suitable for larger sessions.
2. What are the advantages of a surgical hair transplant?
There is little question that surgical hair transplants can work wonders in the right hands, and there’s a reason why so many people are having them these days. Their appeal includes…
3. So, what are the drawbacks of hair transplants?
4. So, what is VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa?
VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa is a revolutionary new Micro-transplantation Or micro-grafting procedure for hereditary hair loss. Despite its name, it’s actually quite different to a surgical hair transplant and is, in fact, a non-surgical procedure which is suitable to both men and women.
It begins with the doctor taking a tiny tissue sample from the back of the patient’s scalp, where the hair is still dense and not affected by androgenic alopecia (essentially, the same area from which a surgeon takes hair grafts in a hair transplant). A special machine is used to harvest around 800.000 and 1Million regenerative cells from this healthy tissue, and these cells are then mixed into a solution.
The cells are then actively implanted into the areas of thinning via injections, where they develop into follicles of their own, essentially producing new hair. The potential for growing new hair is the most exciting aspect of this treatment. In addition, dying hair follicles are also reactivated by the injection of regenerative cells. Over the coming months, all these follicles return to the normal hair cycle, resulting in thicker, healthier hair.
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5. What are the advantages of Regenera Activa?
VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa is a very new treatment that was introduced to Vie Aesthetics in 2018, making us the first clinic in the UK to offer it. Early results have been visibly impressive in patients, encouraging new growth and thickening hair. We see stem cells as the future in the fight against hair loss. Watch this clip to see how it has impacted 3 of our patients:
Benefits of the treatment include…
6. Are there any disadvantages with VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa?
7. So, which is right for me: VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa or Surgical Hair Transplants?
The answer to this question probably lies in the extent of your hair loss and what your hopes and expectations are.
If you’re in the early to middle stages of MPB or FPB, and your hair loss is mild to moderate, then VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa is an exciting option for not only maintaining what hair you already have, but for also potentially thickening existing hair and even growing some new hair. In these instances, it may prevent you ever needing to consider a hair transplant in the future.
VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa is also a brilliant alternative to taking approved hair loss medications such as Minoxidil and Finasteride (known by its brand name Propecia), because there is virtually no risk of side-effects with VieStem Micro-Transplants. Everything that is being injected back into you, is from you!
However, VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa can also be used as an additional treatment to hair loss medications. After all, it’s just another barrier of defence against androgenic alopecia.
VieStem Hair with Regenera Activa can also be an excellent additional treatment to people who have already had surgical hair transplants. As we explained earlier, transplants can’t stop you from losing further hair on your head, they merely restore hair to balding areas. Therefore, this therapy can help you maintain that hair. Many of our clients who have come into the clinic for Regenera Activa have previously had a hair transplant, too.
Well, I hope this has all educated about Regenera Activa treatments and surgical hair transplants. If hair loss is a concern of yours, then why not book a free consultation with us today and see what we might be able to do for you.
You can call us on 0207 1646140 or book online: www.vie-aesthetics.com
We look forward to hearing from you
CEO, Vie Aesthetics
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