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Can Stem Cells Treat Hair Loss?

Stem cells are the most versatile component of the body because they can morph and develop into whatever type of cell the body needs most. Where all other cells in the body only perform a specific task for the specific organ they are assigned to, stem cells can divide an unlimited amount of times and become a differentiated cell with a specific purpose.

Stem cell research works to understand the extent of benefits stem cells can produce. Most stem cell research focuses on the cells’ ability to replace damaged parts of the body or replace cells that aren’t working correctly. One recent discovery pertains to how stem cells can help people suffering from hair loss.

Stem Cells and Hair Transplants

According to an article from Healthline, stem cell hair transplants may be the new wave of balding treatment. The process works by extracting stem cells from the patient using a punch biopsy. The doctor uses a circular blade to remove a cylinder of tissue from the patient’s scalp. From there, the doctor will transfer the sample to a centrifuge, which separates the stem cells from the tissue sample. The doctor will use these stem cells to inject back into your scalp in the areas that are suffering from thinning or balding.

In 2017, one team of Italian researchers successfully treated patients suffering from alopecia with this stem cell replacement therapy. However, most stem cell hair replacements in the U.S. are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and should only be undergone with your doctor’s approval. Scientists are still learning about the side effects and possible risk factors of this procedure. These procedures usually take about three hours to complete.

Contact Hairline Ink for Guaranteed Results

If you can’t wait for the stem cell transplant method to get FDA approval, opt for a solution that has already proven lasting and permanent results at Hairline Ink. Our team provides services to people who are suffering from hair loss, thinning, or baldness. Our procedures are permanent and you will leave your appointment feeling more confident than ever. Call us today to learn more about scalp micropigmentation or our other services. Reach us at 646-586-2063 to get a free quote online today.

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