Stem Cell Therapy

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by VioletBlue, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. VioletBlue

    VioletBlue New Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I just found out that Stem Cell therapy was approved as a treatment in the US. I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about this and combining it with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). I can't find any posts about Stem Cells, but do understand it's fairly new.

    Any news, thoughts, experiences, would be greatly appreciated.

    Best of luck, ladies!
    Violetblue
  2. Raja

    Raja New Member

    stem cells a while to wait

    I heard about that too but from what I read, its a while away from being a viable option. There are many companies working on this for hair loss but they are all privately funded. They've been working on this for years and there's two different ways to approach this topic: One is to sort of clone the "good" follicle parts and inject into the scalp or two, use genetic targets to stimulate the follicles back into life. I see some reports that say we're a few years away and others that say we're decades away so I'm not sure what to think.

    I was initially really excited about this but I'm not holding my breath. A lot of these new treatments in the future, whenever that is, will most likely be developed for men. Their situations are somewhat different than with women. Then there's menopause...... that changes everything. This is the category that I fall into.

    I have been researching this topic and treatments for a year solid. For me, I think the best ones for women to look forward to are:
    1. Refined low laser light therapy that really works
    2. There's a dermatologist that is working with pharm companies as we speak that takes an existing ingredient in asthma & eye drop medication and will develop a "lotion" for hair. this will counteract an enzyme that affects hair loss (in addition to DHT). This would replace the use of Rogaine and could probably be used all over the head to help with thickening and prevention but not necessarily regrowth.
    3. There is more work being done on the role of medicinal herbs that balance hormones, etc.

    There are other things being researched as well. there is a lot of money to be made world-wide so that is the incentive. The main problem is that the progress is slow because of all the research being privately funded.





  3. Raja

    Raja New Member

    I am in the same boat

    I too am post menopause and over a 2 year period have lost over a third of the density of my hair. It has been a nightmare. I have been to an endocrinologist, a dermatologist, and MD, a hair transplant doctor and now a bioidentical hormone specialist. I've tried everything and it has boiled down to using Rogaine, which I do. I have, as you, done a tremendous amount of research in this area and basically come to the same conclusions. I use a laser comb and rogaine now but hope to use the PGD2 treatment by Dr. Cotsarelis' that's supposed to be available in a couple years. I hope to balance my hormones next week with treatment from the bioidentical doctor and may also consider stem cell activation in the future. This is the most devastating thing I've had to deal with regarding aging.
  4. VioletBlue

    VioletBlue New Member

    ACell + PRP Injection Hair Therapy

    Raja,

    I meant to reply to you and got completely sidetracked with life, work, school, and then depression. It has been so difficult to deal with this problem. It just makes everything else hard.

    Thanks so much for your insight. I heard stem cells were light years away, but then I keep finding places that offer the ACell and PRP therapy for both men and women. I'm 41, so I'm' definitely concerned about hormonal issues.

    Let me know if you've heard anything new.

    Be well,
    Beatriz
  5. Rachel S

    Rachel S New Member

    Hi, Hair loss is a very common problem among people. In most cases abnormal loosing of hair is a sign of health problems. What is abnormal loosing of hair? Do not panic if you loose from 50 to 100 hair per day – this is normal. If you clearly lose more or you see hairless spots on your head – see your doctor.

    Hair transplant is a very good solution for hair loss instead of stem Cell Therapy. But a good, skilled surgeon is the precondition. It's possible to give a normal look after first setting of hair transplant surgery if surgery is done by skilled hand with latest technology.

    I advice you to give Nioxin a try. In the web page above you will also find some other information than just shampoos, such as how to prevent hair loss and what are the common reasons of it.

    Hope this can help. :>

    Rachel !!!
  6. VioletBlue

    VioletBlue New Member

    ACell + PRP anyone?

    Hello Ladies,

    Has anyone had any success with Acell and PRP therapy? Here's the way Dr Prasad in NY explains the procedure:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6ht6Joleek

    It's supposed to last longer than just doing the PRP injections because he uses the ACell material or ECM to protect the follicle, too.

    Anyway, I'm thinking of doing this, but it's very expensive and doesn't last forever... It's unclear how long, so any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Best of luck!
    Beatriz
  7. Julia David

    Julia David Member

    There are many factors that can attribute to hair recession or massive hair fall and you need to find out which one exactly is responsible for the problem you are having now. Of course male pattern baldness is still the most common cause, but, for instance, if you are a woman things are deinitely different! This is the reason why you will need to really dig down and see the source of your problem.

    Other causes of hair loss may include (both in men and women): severe mental or emotional stress, excessive use of coloring or bleaching agents, traction alopecia or excessive strain on the scalp due to braiding or corn rowing, hormonal changes, alopecia areata or hair loss due to autoimmune diseases, and many more. Each of these conditions will require a different approach in order to achieve success regardless of whether you're going to be using conventional or natural methods.

    In my opinion it's much better to use natural methods as opposed to conventional ones, they're cheaper, have less to no side effects, and often more effective.