Alopecia is a condition that causes abnormal hair loss. It can affect the scalp and other parts of the body where there is hair: eyelashes, eyebrows, armpits, beards, among others.
Alopecia, previously considered a sign of aging, currently has a promising treatment, which induces hair growth by stimulating the follicles and strengthening the hair.
At Stem Life Clinic, we have a treatment for alopecia with mesenchymal stem cells, which replace the affected cells, stimulate the remaining cells to work properly and promote the development of healthy hair follicles for hair growth.
Alopecia is a condition that causes abnormal hair loss. It can affect the scalp and other parts of the body where there is hair: eyelashes, eyebrows, armpits, beards, among others. In general, there are two types of alopecia, scarring that causes the destruction of the hair follicle and, therefore, are considered irreversible, and non-scarring, which can be reversed.
Among the types of non-scarring alopecia, the most common is androgenic, which causes 95% of baldness cases. For its part, among the scarring alopecias the most common is the areata.
Among the causes of alopecia, two factors stand out: genetics and hormonal changes. However, autoimmune diseases also play a very important role, since the immune system can mistakenly detect follicles as external agents and attack them until they are miniaturized, atrophied, and destroyed.
There are many conventional treatments for alopecia. However, once the follicle is destroyed, the only treatment is hair transplantation, which requires available hair for transplantation, as well as being expensive, besides, not all people are transplant candidates.
Treatment with mesenchymal stem cells has proven to be successful against the harmful effects of alopecia areata while the viable follicle is still present, since they have an immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effect, which reduces the damage caused by the immune system, combats cytokines and chemokines that characterize alopecia areata.
The effects of hormonal modulation and follicular stimulation help us delay baldness in androgenic alopecia.
The effects of mesenchymal stem cells are not only seen in an improvement in the symptoms of alopecia, but in generalized hair growth after a few weeks.
Regenerative medicine has shown excellent results in the treatment of alopecia. In general, the scalp and hair follicles regenerate, giving rise to new hair that will grow naturally, extensively, without painful grafts. In addition, the hair will grow healthy and without risk of premature loss.