Stem Cell Hair Growth at Hair Clinic Dubai
Stem cell hair restoration is new non-surgical, safe and most effective treatment for hair growth and delivers promising results to hair loss sufferers. Our clinic is the only korean hair restoration facility offers stem cell hair loss treatments in Dubai. At Hair Clinic Dubai, Dr. Song has developed his own comprehensive technique of performing stem cell therapy for hair growth. To treat the hair loss, he extracts patient’s own stem cells from belly, flanks or love handles. He performs this out-patient procedure under local anesthesia and a mild oral sedative. Then a special process is followed to isolate and to concentrate the stem cells from the removed fat to administrate into scalp through injections. This non-surgical hair restoration may take around 1-2 hours to accomplish.
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Stem Cell Thrapy
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are a unique population of undifferentiated biological cells characterized by the ability to undergo self-renewal and differentiation into various types of tissue. These characteristics make them an attractive option for regenerative treatments of tissue damage and for aesthetic procedures in plastic surgery. As research regarding the isolation and expansion of stem cells has progressed, stem cells, particularly adult stem cells, have shown promising results in clinical applications.
There are several different types of stem cells. Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have the greatest regenerative potential because they are naturally pluripotent and can differentiate into all adult cellular types such as skin, muscle, cartilage, bone and nerve tissue. However, it has been restricted by controversy about the origin and isolation of these cells. After fertilization, human ovum is transformed into a blastocyst and researchers can harvest stem cell from the inner layer of the blastocyst. So, the clinical application of stem cells has been hampered by risks of teratoma formation and ethnic concerns on harvesting, culturing and experimenting of embryonic stem cells.
Non-embryonic adult stem cells circumvent many of these ethical and technical issues because they can be harvested from autologous tissues such as bone marrow, adipose tissue and peripheral blood. There are several types of adult stem cells according to the source. One population, called hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are found in the bone marrow of adults, especially in the pelvis, femur and sternum. They are also found in umbilical cord blood and, in small numbers, in peripheral blood. Hematopoietic stem cells form all the types of blood cells in the body such as red blood cells and white blood cells.
A second population, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), can be isolated from developed tissues including bone marrow and adipose tissue – bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) respectively. Adult stem cells are highly useful cell population in medicine because easy harvest, great expansion and autologous transplantation make them a favorable alternative in clinical application. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) has been considered the gold standard in stem cell therapy and research. However, adipose tissue-Derived stem cells (ADSCs) is taking over its position due to easy accessibility, large amount and minimal donor site morbidity. They have a higher yield upon isolation and a greater proliferative rate in culture when compared to BMSCs. In addition, adipose tissue-derived stem cells have been considered as a source of multilineage precursor cells. They are not only precursors to adipocytes but also multipotent progenitors to a variety of cells such as bone, cartilage, muscle, skin and nerve.
Why are Stem Cell Therapies?
Stem cell therapies or stem cell treatments are getting more attention of medical doctors and the public in these days. Cosmetic surgery is a major branch of plastic surgery. Many people are willing to undergo surgical operations to improve their appearance. There have been many kinds of treatment modalities for patients’ cosmetic needs. For example, laser resurfacing, Botox and filler injection, and face lift have been performed by plastic surgeons for facial rejuvenation. However, each treatment has its pros and cons. It seems like that stem cell therapy is the only alternative way to overcome the limitation of previous treatment modalities, and the bright future is up to the technology of stem cell therapy in many medical fields such as degenerative disease and cosmetic surgery. For example, stem cell therapy can be applied to skin rejuvenation, filling wrinkles, volume augmentation, chronic wound and burn, scar reduction and hair growth.
How do we prepare the pure stem cells?
As mentioned earlier, harvesting adult stem cells from fat tissue has many advantages over other donor sites. Adipose tissue of abdominal wall is the most preferable donor site for adult stem cells due to easy accessibility and invisible scar.
The harvested abdominal adipose tissue is treated by enzymatic digestion and centrifuge. Then the final product of lipoaspirate is referred to as Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) which is made up primarily of stem cells and growth factors. However, stem cells are only a small portion of stromal vascular fraction (0.05 ~ 3 %). That is why stem cells expansion is required for clinical application.
The harvested fat tissue should be delivered to the laboratory in a very short time. Then the biologists process the sample to isolate and expand a homogenous population of adipose tissue-derived stem cells under the maximum-security conditions, so called GMP. Good manufacturing practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that procedures are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. After expansion, stem cells can either undergo programmed freezing for future need or be released for treatment.
Stem cell therapy can be a powerful tool for the treatment of intractable wound problems such as skin and soft tissue defect, severe burn, diabetic wound and pressure sore. It can be applied to aesthetic procedures and surgeries such as skin rejuvenation, filling wrinkles, tissue augmentation, scar reduction and enhancing hair growth.
Stem cell therapy can be used for facial rejuvenation. It induces new collagen and vessel formation and brings tight skin and younger face as a result. So, it is very effective for facial rejuvenation. Furthermore, stem cell therapy can be combined with autogenous fat transfer as filler material for volume augmentation. Even though autogenous fat transfer is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery, it has been reported that its resorption rates exceeds 70%. Some techniques, such as multi-layered transplantation and adding platelet-rich plasma, have been employed in order to decrease the percentage of fat transplant resorption. However, autogenous fat transfer mixed with mesenchymal stem cells is attracting more attention because its survival rate surpasses that of the traditional techniques. There are some published articles that reported more than 80% survival rate of the transplanted fat after 4 months. So, stem cell therapy with autogenous fat transfer is very effective for face, neck and hand wrinkles, depressed scars and breast augmentation. Stem cell therapy can also be used for baldness treatment due to its positive effect for hair growth.