Hair transplantation is a treatment solution for individuals suffering from hair loss. The transplanted hair follicles have a higher survival rate and behave as if they were at their original state.
CAUSES FOR HAIR LOSS
Several factors can cause hair loss, affecting both men and women – although more prevalent amongst men. Below are some of the factors that contribute to hair loss:
Some cases may be more severe than others; however, when treated with the right mix of oral medication, topical hair regenerative lotions, follicular regeneration treatment, hair density and hairlines can be restored.
TREAT HAIR LOSS WITH HAIR TRANSPLANT
At Zoe Medical, we recommend a combination of the following treatment method:
Hair growth restoration requires your body to have the right conditions to regenerate which can be regulated with the help of oral medications, advanced hair transplant techniques with the help of an experienced surgeon, and topical hair regeneration spray that supports new hair growth after undergoing the proper transplantation treatments.
The hair spray plays a vital role in the hair transplant recovery process. It targets to prolong the active growth phase of hair follicles – making it an only phrase in the hair growth cycle where new follicle regeneration and growth happens. The spray then complements the hair transplant treatment by prolonging the hair growth duration, providing nutrients to ensure hair regeneration on the scalp and maintain a healthy re-growth cycle.
FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION (FUT) TECHNIQUE & IT’S BENEFITS
The Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a method where a surgeon harvests a strip of tissue with healthy hair or individual follicles using a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) from the back or side of an individuals scalp. Our experienced hair technicians at Zoe Medical will separate the tissues using stereomicroscopic magnification into small clusters of follicular units for transplantation.
BENEFITS OF STRIP HARVESTING USED IN FUT METHOD
FUT HAIR TRANSPLANTATION PROCESS
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER A HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE
Regenera Activa®, a no-downtime and advanced hair growth treatment, uses regenerative cells extracted from one’s scalp to stimulate the other areas that are losing hair. The hair loss treatment relies on ones body’s ability to produce new functioning hair follicles by activating the inactive areas on the scalp.
The patient – a donor and recipient of the autologous micrografts – allows the recipient zone to benefit from the progenitor cell’s regenerative activity and growth factors extracted from the donor site.
Causes of Hair Loss
Many have a misconception that with age, comes hair loss; however, that is a myth. Androgenetic alopecia, a medical term for hair loss, can come in many forms. Mainly due to the sensitivity of hair follicles to androgen and occurs mostly to 70% of men and 40% of women during a certain period of their lives.
There will usually be a recession of the hairline at the temples and the occurrence of baldness at the top in men. However, in women, hair loss usually manifests in scattered thinning at the top of the head.
How Does Regenera Activa® Work?
Using the latest capillary regenerative technology, the treatments patented system extracts micro-grafts from your scalp. Upon injecting into the areas of hair loss, these micro-grafts repair and regenerates your scalp resulting in thicker, fuller and healthier hair.
What happens during the treatment?
The three-step procedure takes up to 60 minutes to complete. As such, read on to find about one will go through during the procedure.
Firstly, local anaesthesia will be applied around the nape of the neck. With the use of a punch biopsy tool, three skin samples, with a diameter of 2.5mm each will be taken.
Secondly, the skin samples are then collected and subjected to mechanical processing, and filtered in a specialised device to isolate progenitor cells, stem cells and growth factors – to assist with the regenerative process.
Lastly, the suspension will be prepared and reintroduced to the scalp area, which requires treatment
using fine tiny needles. The process initiates the reparation process, stimulates blood vessel formation and regeneration of hair follicles.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT POST-TREATMENT?
After four to six weeks of treatment, studies have shown that hair loss gradually stopped and existing hair follicles begun to regenerate new hair. Lasting up to over two years, it is recommended to repeat the treatment after fifteen to eighteen months to maintain results.
Hair Rejuvenation with Exosomal Therapy
ASCE Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes
Hair Rejuvenation with Exosomal Therapy
Several sources of novel and cellular therapy for the regeneration of hair follicles include autologous cells originating from adipose and bone marrow. Additionally, the sources of treatments include placental cell-derived exosome products – originating from mesenchymal stem cells.
Purified using a proprietary filtration process, ASCE is not cells but microvesicles that contain no nucleus or DNA. It is viewed as one of the purest forms of cellular therapy available to provide tissue stimulation and wound healing by triggering the patient’s regenerative cells to become active.
What can I expect from the Treatment?
Although the safety and tolerability of the ASCE is widely known, the very new Korean FDA-approved product has great hope. However, no guarantee of success can be made as these tropical therapies vary from one patient to another. Without sufficient scientific studies or case reports made available, efficacy studies are still outstanding.
As exosomes are the latest generation of naturally bioactive amnion-based products of patients hair thinning and loss, it acts as paracrine effectors, by having a role in signalling or stimulating nearby cells. Being regenerative cells by nature, exosomes work to heal, repair, stimulate, and restore cells and tissues. As such, the patient’s hair follicle is susceptible to miniaturisation by genetic and hormonal effects from DHT.
How are the MSC Extracellular Vesicles used to stimulate the scalp?
A tiny amount of EV allows for easy absorption into the scalps superficial dermis when mixed with the patient’s shampoo. Common autologous scaffolds can be used, such as Regenera Activa or Dr CYJ Hair Filler, due to their cell retention and cell migration assistance. The procedure is then performed in the same manner as other simple procedures done at our clinic.