What is stem cell therapy?
PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY TIME
Stem cell hair treatment is a minimally invasive hair loss procedure that lasts up to 1 hour. There is no downtime required post-procedure and patients are able to resume their normal schedule immediately after.
STEM CELL HAIR REGROWTH COST
The average cost of stem cell hair regrowth at our center is $3,900. The price is dependent on which stage of hair loss the patient is in. For an exact quote, please fill out the contact form below.
Stem Cell Hair Treatment Results
STEM CELL HAIR RESTORATION
Stem Cell Therapy as a Non-Surgical Treatment for Hair Loss
Stem cells have shown to be one of the most effective regenerative treatments available for hair loss. Stem cell therapy is a non-surgical procedure that offers a more natural alternative to surgical hair transplant techniques. Tampa Bay Hair Restoration uses adipose-derived stem cells to stimulate follicular hair growth and reverse the effects of hair loss.
Dr. Michael Markou is a board-certified Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) and the leading regenerative surgeon at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration. As an internationally renowned leader in cell regeneration, Dr. Markou was the first physician in Florida to utilize stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair regrowth. In addition to hair restoration, Dr. Markou also uses stem cell therapy to treat orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, osteoarthritis, and chronic pain at his medical center in Clearwater, Florida.
Advantages of stem cells for hair loss:
- Non-surgical procedure
- Minimally invasive and virtually painless
- Promotes natural hair regrowth
- Stimulates weaker & dormant hair follicles
- Makes existing hair follicles stronger & healthier
- Stops further hair loss
- Regenerates new hair follicles
- No recovery / downtime
What Are Stem Cells?
The primary purpose of a stem cell is to help repair and replace tissues within the body. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to divide (multiply) into many different cell types. When the cells divide, they’re given the option to continue on as a stem cell or become a specialized cell, such as a red or white blood cell. This is dependent on the adjacent tissues that are in need of repairing. Since these cells are ultimately healers, they pick up where other cells and tissues are lacking.
Adult Stem Cells
The two main types of stem cells are embryonic stem cells and somatic stem cells. The embryonic stem cells are derived from embryos, while the somatic stem cells (aka adult stem cells) are derived from adult fat tissue. The adult stem cells are found in bone marrow and fat cells, which is also known as adipose tissue. Here at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration, we only use adipose-derived stem cells for our hair loss treatments. The adipose tissue is easily extracted from the patient’s own body and offers remarkable benefits when used as a treatment for hair loss.
Stem Cell Hair Treatment
The adipose stem cell hair treatment is a non-surgical hair restoration procedure that lasts approximately an hour. The treatment stimulates and regenerates dormant/damaged hair follicles, allowing for natural hair regrowth and follicle rejuvenation. Stem cells are also able to protect thinning hair from the further effects of DHT – a major influencer of male and female pattern baldness. Similar to platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cell therapy also extracts rejuvenating cells that have a positive influence on the healing process. However, these growth factors are extracted from the patient’s fat tissue instead of their blood plasma. Stem cells and PRP therapy can often be used together to gain even further hair regrowth results.
Stem Cell Injections
Once the adipose tissue has been extracted, the desired stem cells will need to be separated from the fat cells and concentrated using a centrifuge system. These stem cells will be rich in mesenchymal cells and growth factors to enhance healing and repair. The stem cells will then be reintroduced into the patient’s recipient site using a very thin syringe. The recipient site is the area that has been affected by hair loss or pattern baldness.
Treatment Side Effects
Stem cell hair restoration is very safe due to the fact that the patient’s own tissues are being used as the donor. This eliminates the potential of negative side effects commonly associated with transplantations such as rejection, diseases, blood transfusions or immunogenic reactions. The stem cell injections may leave behind a very small mark after the procedure that will be completely healed and undetectable within the next 1 to 5 days after the hair loss treatment has been administered. Since stem cell injections are so minimally invasive and don’t require any suturing, there is no scarring caused from the procedure. In fact, Dr. Markou uses stem cell injections during and after more invasive hair transplant techniques to assist with any scarring concerns and to speed up the healing process.
Hair Growth Results
Using adipose stem cells as a treatment for hair loss has shown prominent hair regrowth results in both men and women. It’s highly recommended for those who are too young for hair transplant surgery and for those within the earlier stages of the hair loss cycle. Stem cell therapy begins promoting natural hair growth in as little as two to three months. New hair growth will continue over the course of a year, with the most noticeable results being seen six months after treatment has been administered. The new hair growth provides patients with natural, thicker, and fuller results.
Stem Cell Therapy for Hair Loss
Dr. Markou offers stem cell therapy for hair regrowth along with PRP at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration. As a medical leader in the field of hair regeneration, Dr. Markou continues to dedicate his time to stem cell research and regenerative medical advancements in order to continue offering only the best hair regrowth results for his patients. Whether you’re looking for stem cell hair therapy or a combination of hair loss treatments, you can be assured that Dr. Markou will develop a hair restoration plan that ensures the largest amount of new hair growth with the most natural and undetectable results.
Stem Cell Hair Restoration in Tampa & Orlando, Florida
Tampa Bay Hair Restoration helps patients all throughout Florida and the United States find the ideal solution for their hair loss concerns. We are currently offering FREE consultations for those suffering from hair loss. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about our regenerative hair growth treatments and how they can help revitalize the look and feel of your hair. Make sure to let us know if you’re located outside the local Tampa and Orlando area! We can provide you with the most affordable and convenient accomodation information for your travels.
Frequently Asked Questions About Stem Cell Hair Treatment
What is stem cell hair regrowth?
Stem cell hair regrowth is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes adipose-derived stem cells to regenerate hair growth and reverse the effects of hair loss in men and women. Stem cells are extracted from the patient’s fat tissue and injected into the patient’s scalp to heal damaged hair follicles, stimulate new hair growth and stabilize the hair loss cycle.
Is stem cell therapy effective for hair restoration?
Stem cell therapy is an effective hair loss treatment used to promote hair regrowth. The treatment has shown prominent results in both men and women suffering from hair loss, and is strongly recommended for those in the earlier stage of hair loss.
How much does stem cell hair treatment cost?
The cost of stem cell hair treatment is determined during the initial consultation with your physician. The price is dependant on which stage of hair loss the patient is in. The average price of stem cell hair restoration at our center is $3,900.
Are there any side effects from stem cell injections?
Since stem cell therapy uses your body’s own cells, you will not have any negative reactions to the hair loss treatment. You may experience minimal pain or redness when the treatment is first being administered, but will be back to normal immediately after the procedure. Since there are no major side effects and no recovery time required, patients are able to resume their normal schedule immediately after the stem cell hair treatment.
Does stem cell therapy leave a scar?
Stem cell therapy for hair growth is minimally invasive and does not require any suturing or stitches. The injections may leave a very small “punch” mark post-procedure that will completely vanish within the next 1 to 5 days after treatment has been administered.
How long does the entire stem cell hair procedure last?
The stem cell hair treatment procedure can last up to 1 hour. Since the treatment is so minimally invasive, there is no downtime required and patients are able to resume their normal schedule immediately after the procedure.
When will new hair begin to grow after stem cell treatment?
Since each individual is different, hair regrwoth results can vary from patient to patient. On average, new hair growth is seen as early as 2 to 3 months after the stem cell hair treatment has been administered.
Are the stem cell hair regrowth results permanent?
Yes, stem cell hair regrowth produces natural and fuller hair growth results that last. Patients can expect substantial growth to continue over the course of the year, with the most noticeable results being seen after 6 months.