Stem cell treatment on hair aims to eliminate fragility and prevent hair loss. It can be applied on anyone who wants to have healthy, problem-free hair.

Treatment takes place in a clinic and is carried out by an expert team who will apply local anaesthetic creams, this means the patient returns to daily life right after the procedure. It takes 10 minutes to derivate sufficient amount of fat for the procedure from the patient, another 40 to 60 minutes for these fat blocks to be stem cell enriched and 10 minutes to be applied to the scalp. Therefore, the procedure takes an hour to an hour and a half.

Stem cell treatment on hair is not a procedure to be repeated within short periods of time - In most cases, one application of stem cell treatment on hair is enough for results and the effects are usually obvious after one month. These positive effects will continue as the stem cells renew themselves over time.

Hair loss can happen due to a number of different factors. Hair can weaken and become frail as a result of genetic factors as well as age, stressful conditions and effects of cosmetic products. Hair loss in men usually starts on temporal sides and on the top area while in women, after a certain age, the division lines of the hair widens and hair gets visibly frail. Main conditions that trigger hair loss can be physical and emotional stress, health problems like anaemia, polycystic ovary syndrome, hypothyroid, also vitamin B and protein deficiencies, sudden weight loss and drug usage. Stem cell treatment is one of the most effective treatments to prevent hair loss, strengthen the hair and to make it look more vibrant. It is not an alternative to hair transplant operations.

To apply the stem cell treatment to hair:

First, a certain amount of fat is harvested from a section of the patient’s body.

The fat is then processed for its cells to be separated.

Following this procedure; a local anaesthetic cream is applied on the scalp and the stem cells are injected via special procedure.

After the procedure, the weakness of the hair reduces, the hair becomes stronger and more vibrant and hair loss decreases relatively after the treatment.

The ideal candidate for this procedure is anybody who is losing hair or shows symptoms of weakening or dilution in their hair or whose hair is dull or lifeless. It is quite common to recommend this procedure to people who have not lost their hair but who simply wish to have healthier hair. This is because the hair tissue rapidly renews itself with the injection of the stem cells on the patient’s hair following the stem cell treatment. Thus, the hair gets more vibrant, strong and full. This method, without any serious surgical operations and any interruption for the patient from their daily routines, enables stronger, healthier hair.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Since a person’s own cells are applied to that person it is appropriate for any age group. Therefore, there is no minimum or maximum age limits for the stem cell treatment procedures.

Stem cell treatment on hair is not an alternative to hair transplants. It is not recommended for complete baldness.

No positive results are recorded in research on treating alopecia with this method.

It is not necessary for the procedure to take place in a hospital. It can safely be applied in a clinic with experienced and expert teams.  

Stem cell treatment can be applied anywhere other than complete bald parts of the head.

Initially, the reasons for the hair loss should be analysed. The factors may be the result of gender, age, hormonal disorders or even a new baby. All these symptoms affect the variations of the results.

Positive results with stem cell treatment may be possible since usually this type of medication does not cause total hair loss.

Because of the fat derivation procedure, it is not recommended during pregnancy. Treatment is not advised during the breastfeeding period either, while hormone levels are affected.

Although there are no research findings on this area of stem cell treatment, it has been observed in clinical procedures that it is effective on pigment loss and there are cases where the procedure has reversed grey hair.

What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors, including a virtual reality consultation to demonstrate the potential outcomes in your individual case. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee.  

Surgical Consultation

The next step is for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions.

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.  

Recovery

After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.

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