The Stem Cell Hair Transplant : Growing Your Hair Today and In The Future.
My name is Steve Latham, I am hair transplant surgeon. I started out as a hair transplant surgical assistant in 1979, I have been planting hair ever since.
Since that day I noticed something unexpected about the hair follicles, the follicle looks good and healthy, the only thing I noticed was the papilla (the root) was submerged in the fat layer.
Why are these roots down deep in the fat layer? This was something I noticed from day one and have thought about since.
When you remove the donor hair grafts from the back of the head you have to be very careful not to transect (cut across) the bulbs. So you have to trim a good layer of fat along with the hair follicles, that is how submerged the roots are in the fat.
Fast forward to 2017, we have come a long way in finding out that fat is full of stem cells.
How rich are the stem cells in the fat layer on the donor strip site (back of the head) and how stem cell rich is the recipient area (balding top of head)?
I would say that the donor area has more stem cells in it.
Here again, this is not the only factor in hair loss science.
It is becoming increasingly clear that hair loss is a combination of six factors maybe more.
One thing is for certain, hair follicles live on stem cells, follicles consume and utilize stem cells.
There are two areas on the hair follicle where the stem cells are stored and processed into hair cells and color cells.
One the bulging area on the side of the hair follicle, the other is deeper into the root.
Both of these areas are where stem cells are stored and they convert into Keratinocytes (hair cells) and Melanocytes (color cells).
This is how hair is made by the follicle. This is where we get back to the hair loss factors, the hair follicle simply runs out of stem cells, this causes the hair to miniaturize (grow smaller), then DHT (dehydrotesetrone) invades and destroys the hair.
The idea is to put stem cells back into the hair follicle before it is completely destroyed.
Many of the stem cells are attached to fatty tissue (adipose), hair follicles consume these cells for their viability.
Today and in the future, we can do a hair transplant, stem cell infusion, or both at the same time.
WE CAN DO A STEM CELL HAIR TRANSPLANT.
Not only can we transplant hair but, we can infuse the hair (existing and new) with stem cells.
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