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Stem Cells

Dr. Chiara Insalaco recently discussed stem cell treatment. This technique, which has been on the market for a few years, has attracted great interest among medical professionals and patients. Stem cell-based treatment, particularly those from the hair bulb, represents a significant breakthrough in the fight against hair loss and other related conditions.

The Stem Cell Treatment Process

Stem cell-based treatment begins by taking a couple of samples from the donor area of the patient, an area where several follicular units are present. These tissue samples are then processed by an Italian-made machine, which is able to disintegrate the tissue samples and obtain a liquid compound. This compound is unique in that it contains only the stem cells of the bulb.

The machine uses very small filters that allow only the stem cells to pass through, thus separating them from the rest of the tissue. Once this solution, which is usually only a few milliliters, is obtained, it can be infiltrated into areas of the scalp affected by androgenetic alopecia, a common form of hair loss.

Ideal Candidates for Stem Cell Treatment

Not all patients are good candidates for this type of therapy. Dr. Insalaco expressed a preference for younger patients, with the goal of maintaining and preventing hair loss in the years to come. In addition, the therapy can also be effective for patients who are not yet completely bald. It is important that there is still some pre-existing hair to work on.

The procedure is outpatient and requires a maximum time of one hour. This makes it a convenient choice for many patients, especially considering that there are no significant side effects. Dr. Insalaco points out that there are no risks of serious side effects, such as rejection or allergies, because the treatment uses the patient’s own tissue.

Results of Stem Cell-Based Treatment

Stem cell treatment is an autologous regenerative method, which means that the patient’s own tissue is used, which is then injected. This does not lead to any side effects, rejection or allergy. The technique is used in various fields of medicine and gives good results, which, however, vary from patient to patient. The goal is to stimulate the miniaturized hair to regrow by providing a stimulus to the bulb where stem cells are present.

The Future of Stem Cell Treatment

The world of hair regeneration is a relatively new and evolving field. Despite significant progress, there is still much to be understood and studied. For this reason, therapy cannot be standardized and response may vary from patient to patient. Some patients may have very important responses, while others may have good but not excellent responses.

Dr. Insalaco stresses the importance of case selection of the patient a priori. One should not say yes to every patient, but only to those who can really get a good result. This personalized approach ensures that each patient receives the treatment best suited to his or her specific needs.

Final Considerations

Stem cell treatment is a promising option for patients with androgenetic alopecia and other forms of hair loss. However, as with any medical treatment, it is important to have realistic expectations. While some patients may see significant results, others may not notice drastic changes.

In addition, it is important to remember that stem cell treatment is not a “one size fits all”solution. Each patient is unique and the response to treatment may vary. For this reason, it is critical to work with an experienced physician who can tailor the treatment to the patient’s individual needs.

In conclusion, stem cell treatment offers new hope for those struggling with hair loss. With further research and development, this technique could become a standard part of hair loss treatment in the future.