Each hair follicle in our scalp has its own life cycle that can be influenced by genetics, disease, age, and a wide range of other factors.
We all have stem cells in our hair follicles, but when these follicles become damaged or grow old, they can no longer create or begin its regeneration process or hair growth. Aside from genetic factors, stress, or even trauma to the hair follicle can cause hair cycle cessation or alopecia (baldness).
Alopecia or hair loss is a wide extended problem that affects men and women in all ages. According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the age of 35, two-thirds of men will experience hair loss. Women are not spared from alopecia. They can also be affected making 40% of all hair loss sufferers. Hair loss affects body image and emotional well-being, the psychological effect which can also be difficult to treat.
Today, the standard therapies involve the transplant of existing follicles to bald areas or hormonal stimulation to the follicles. These procedures involve several long-term side effects that can be painful - furthermore, without adequate coverage of the hair loss. But a new technique using autologous bone marrow stem cells brings hair follicle-generating stem cells.
Stem Cell Therapy for Hair Loss at SCT Austria
SCT Austria offers a unique stem cell therapy treatment for hair loss in men and women. SCT is located in Vienna, Austria near the beautiful St. Stephen's Cathedral and the exciting Spanish Riding School.
SCT Austria’s healthcare facility is one of the first full-time stem cell facilities in Central Europe. SCT performs stem cell therapy using autologous stem cells that are collected and transplanted from the same patient. These autologous stem cells are rich in growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells. SCT’s medical director and founding surgeon, Dr. Georg Kobinia, offers hair loss patients the most sophisticated stem cell equipment for obtaining adult stem cells from the bone marrow of patients.
The cell-based therapies are focused in providing new fully functional hair follicle system that allows an active regrowth of hair in long-term basis without any major side effects. This type of stem cell used to treat hair loss is harvested from the patient’s own bone amrrow. The so-called autologous bone marrow-derived stem cells from the fat or hip bone of the patient’s own body. SCT Austria’s two-step hair regeneration method initiates with the autologous stem cells being collected thru a minimally invasive procedure which a local anesthetic given to the patient.
Next, stem cell specialists transplant the autologous stem cells from the bone marrow after a high quality in-site process extraction. The concentrate of stem cells is applied to the treatment area via injections in the skin of the head using a microscopic needle. This treatment may be an outpatient procedure and most hair loss patients report only mild pain, providing more the benefits of hair regeneration.
By injecting stem cells into the scalp’s pores, stem cell experts at SCT Austria have discovered that the skin's layer is stimulated to send molecular signals to the cells in the hair follicle, which then results into new hair growth. These stem cells can also activate the dead or damaged hair follicles and transform them into healthy new hair follicles.
This technique is unique and represents the best way to provide new hair. With SCT’s procedure, it also boosts the normal capacities of the dermal papilla cells providing a growing of hair exactly the same as the natural hair growth without any side effects. The opportunity to achieve a long-term effect continues after a few sessions of stem cell transplantations.
The scientific background of this therapy has been widely described and proven by several international research groups. In every treatment, SCT tries to provide patients valid information of what has been published and how the solid the evidence is achieved by SCT’s medical team and network. Patients are assessed very well and are only accepted for treatment once there is an established good evidence for treatment success. A multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers will assist patients following the stem cell treatment transplantations.
The use of stem cells for hair loss treatment holds many benefits. Aside from being a convenient outpatient procedure, it is also non-surgical unlike other hair loss treatments such as hair transplants that can be painful and costly. Meanwhile, topical hair loss treatments need to be used daily for results to take effect. By using autologous stem cells, you are using your own stem cells - without dangers of rejection.
Stem cell treatment for hair loss is guaranteed 100% natural, completely safe and effective for the treatment of male pattern baldness, female pattern hair loss & hair loss associated with different disorders. Stem cell therapy is also a revolutionary treatment for hair fall as stem cells stimulate new hair growth within 3 to 4 weeks of treatment.
Not all patients and hair loss conditions are the same; hence, it is important to consult with SCT Austria’s team of regenerative specialists.
If you are interested to avail SCT Austria’s Stem Cell Hair Loss Treatment that is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact us!
SCT Austria 2015-02-19 Articles/Press Releases