Hair regeneration is a surgical procedure for thinning hair and hair loss. It makes use of adult stem cells-based wound-healing properties developed by a professional. Hair regeneration customization depends on concentration, areas treated, depth of treatment, and technique used. The best hair treatment for your hair loss depends on the cause of your hair loss. The determination of the cause and stage of hair loss is the first step.
The different types of hair regeneration treatments include
Extracellular matrix (ECM) clinically restores the necessary cells or progenitor cells responsible for healthy hair growth.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the isolated serum derived from a patient’s own blood and contains regenerative healing and growth factors.
Vitamin D increases the transformation of cells in tissue culture to transplantable hair follicles.
Extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are injected into the scalp which results in wound healing response from adult stem cells. It leads to stimulation of hair growth and improves the quality and longevity of hair depending on clinical observation.
To get the diagnosis started, the doctor first runs a thorough physical examination and will examine your diet, hair health, and hair care routine along with some tests which might involve-
Blood test- this helps to diagnose the medical reasons that cause hair loss.
Pull test- the doctor pulls several hairs gently to know how many come out. This helps to understand the stage of the shedding process.
Scalp biopsy- the hair roots are examined for scratching the scalp or examined from the freshly plucked hair. The examination is done with a microscope to understand whether there is any infection causing hair loss.
Light microscopy- a special instrument used by the doctor to examine the hair trimmed at its bases. The microscope helps uncover possible disorders of the hair shaft.
Hair regeneration treatment can be effective in thickening hair for many people who undergo the treatment and don’t feel the need for a hair transplant. For people who opt for hair transplant, hair regeneration treatment enhances the success rate of hair transplant surgery in many ways-
Improving the survival rate of hair transplant grafts- the wound-healing properties of the hair regeneration system improves the healing rate of the transplanted hair follicles, enhancing the survival rate of transplanted hair graft.
Thickening of hair- the hair regenerative system can reverse progressive and future hair loss.
Improving the donor hair area- the combination of wound healing materials in hair regeneration can help with the healing process of the donor area scar. Usually at the back of the head from follicular unit transplantation (FUT) as well as follicle unit extraction (FUE).
If hair loss is due to some disease, then the treatment of this disease is necessary to control hair fall. This will not stop hair fall but at least will slow down the hair loss. Medications are available to treat patterned hair loss or heredity baldness. The common medication options include minoxidil (Rogaine), finasteride (Propecia), and some other oral medications like spironolactone and oral dutasteride.
Only the top of the head is affected in case of permanent hair loss. Hair transplant or restoration therapy can help restore most of the hair remaining. These procedures don’t include hospitalization but are quite painful and need sedation while operating to ease the discomfort. Possible risks include infection, bleeding, bruising, and swelling.
A low-level laser device is used as a treatment for hereditary hair loss in men and women. It also enhances hair density.
Various hair care methods can be used to make one feel better about your look. Use styling products that add volume, color your hair, or get haircuts that make a widening part less noticeable. Use wigs or extensions, these hair care methods help tackle permanent or temporary hair loss.
It is very important to give proper time to nourish your hair. Do your best to maintain a healthy lifestyle that compliments your hair treatment plan and get proper consultation from the doctor to enhance hair growth and result in hair regeneration.