Male and female pattern baldness, which are the most common forms of hair loss, affect 50% of women, and 80% of men by the time they are 80 years old. Alopecia areata, on the other hand, is an autoimmune disease that affects the scalp and body hair and is characterized by patches. This hair loss disorder doesn’t have any known treatment or preventative measure, including hair transplant; this is if one doesn’t have a sufficient-enough donor area that can provide viable hair follicles for transplantation.

There are a number of different ways to treat hair loss (except alopecia areata), but one of the latest breakthroughs and most promising of hair regeneration methods is with Adipose-derived cells (ADC), which has been reported to promote hair growth.

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Hair Loss Treatment with Adipose-derived Cells

According to Dr Ahsen Farooque, a hair transplant surgeon in Abu Dhabi, Cell therapy using Adipose derived cells to treat hair loss has become an important and safe focus for treating male and female pattern baldness. “The stem cells, which are used, induce hair regeneration to stimulate hair regrowth in people facing androgenic alopecia.

The adipose cells used in the treatment are derived from fat tissues, which are easily accessible, and can be rapidly expanded in culture,” he says.

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How the Treatment Works

After you’ve been cleared by your surgeon to undergo the hair loss treatment with Adipose-Derived Cells, you will have a micro-liposuction, which is an out-patient procedure. “This will be to collect fat tissues from any area of your body that has excess fatty deposits. Afterward, the Adipose-derived Cells will be isolated from the fatty tissue,” explains Dr. Farooque.

  Hair Loss Treatment with Adipose Derived Cells

After your micro-liposuction, he continues, the adipose cells will have been developed and ready for use, and you’ll be scheduled for your treatment then. And since there will be about 10 million of these cells collected from your fat, you’ll have some remaining after the first treatment, which can be cryopreserved for future treatments. “This means you’ll not have to undergo the micro-liposuction procedure again.”

The treatment is done through injections onto the target area. These injected adipose stem cells will increase blood flow to the target area of hair loss, and regenerate hair follicles, which will lead to a guaranteed increase in hair density over a period of months.

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Benefits of Using Adipose-derived Cells for Hair Loss Treatment

  1. Adipose-derived Cells can reduce hair loss by engaging endogenous cells to hair follicles sites hence triggering hair regeneration.
  2. The fat tissues used are harvested from the body in one single small procedure, micro-liposuction, which doesn’t require the need for hospitalization.
  3. After the first treatment, the rest of the adipose cells are frozen for future use, which means you don’t have to undergo the liposuction procedure again, for future treatment sessions.
  4. Since you are using your own cells, the chances of having any reactions often caused by injecting artificial properties will be drastically reduced.
  5. The treatment is non-surgical, which means minimal downtime and scarring.
  6. The result of the hair loss treatment with Adipose-derived Cells is guaranteed hair density due to the regeneration of hair follicles, caused by an increase in blood flow to the scalp.