Hair loss is typically associated with hereditary male-pattern balding, but 40% of all hair loss patients are women who suffer from the same condition. Dr. Kenneth Carle at Renewed Life Stem Cell Clinic offers new hope for everyone whose appearance is affected by hair loss. Hair regeneration is possible with stem cell injections that stimulate new hair growth. To see if you can restore hair growth with regenerative treatment, call the office in Sarasota, Florida, or book an appointment online.
Hair Regeneration Q & A
What causes hair loss?
Hair follicles regularly cycle through growth and rest phases. When they go into a resting phase, the existing hair falls out, then after a short time, the follicle returns to a new growth phase as stem cells in the follicle trigger new hair growth.
A small percentage of hair follicles enter the resting phase at the same time. As a result, you naturally lose about 100 hairs daily.
However, a variety of problems can affect the hair follicle, interfere with new hair growth, and cause temporary or permanent baldness:
Better known as male- and female-pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss. It’s an inherited condition that causes distinct balding patterns. Men develop a receding hairline and balding on the crown, while women experience diffuse hair thinning all over their scalp.
If your hair loss appears in round patches, it may be due to an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata. At least 30 medical conditions are known to cause hair loss, including thyroid disease, hormonal changes, and ringworm.
You can also lose hair due to:
- Emotional stress
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Significant weight loss
Hairstyles that pull on the follicle, such as ponytails, cornrows, and braids, also lead to hair loss.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells build every tissue in your body using their unique ability to self-renew and differentiate or develop into the specific types of cells your body needs to regenerate.
Throughout your life, your body depends on adult stem cells to maintain healthy tissues. Some adult stem cells can replicate to produce numerous types of tissues. These are the stem cells used in injections to stimulate hair growth.
How do stem cell injections trigger hair regeneration?
When a concentrated amount of stem cells is injected into areas of your scalp affected by hair loss, the stem cells can stimulate the follicle to grow new hair. This hair regeneration leads to more hair growth and increased hair thickness.*
Your new hair growth is also stable, as it resists the standard hair pull test, which is used to determine how much hair you’re losing.
If you notice excessive hair shedding, a receding hairline, or areas of thinning hair, call Renewed Life Stem Cell Clinic or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.