What is stem cell and why are they so important?
Stem cell can be descriped as a “new cell supplier”. Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function.
For this reason stem cells are used in the treatment of many diseases and also used for aesthetic applications.
Stem cell supported FUE at İstanbul Hair Institute..
There 2 ways to get stem cells from a patient. One of them getting stem cells from fat:
First day.. Under general anesthesia our plastic surgeon take 100 cc (approximate a glass) fat from the patient with liposuction (generally from hip).
At GMP certificated lab. mesenchymal stem cells are separated with special methods. Approximately 100 million cells are obtained and at least 5% of them are stem cells.
Second day.. The patient prepared for FUE operation. Painless anesthesia applied and then the plasma that include stem cells injected to scalp (expecially bald areas). And operation continues as a standart.
The other way is obtaining stem cell from hair follicules: it is also called hair fibroblast
Under local anesthesia, plastic surgeon take a small sample from hair follicules. Then at GMP certificated lab (there is only a lab in İstanbul that can make hair fibrobalst) hair folicules stem cells are growth. But it takes a month to have 200 million stem cells.
Then stem cells are applied to a patient’s scalp.
How the stem cells effect on hair? Is it really work?
When hair cells do not work well, the hair follicles stay in the resting phase for a long time and fall into the spill phase instead of the growth phase. Even hair follicles that are damaged over time die completely and baldness occurs.
Stem cells provide new cell formation where they are and also supporting to heal damaged cells at the same time. Application of stem cells to the scalp, new cells support existing hair follicles and accelerate hair growth.
Advantages of stem cell supported FUE
- More fertile recipient site
- More fertile and nourished hair follicle
- Easier and healthier hair transplant procedure
- Increased follicle survival rate
- Well nourished healthy hair follicules
- Significant reduction in hair loss.