NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION AND AGAINST HAIR LOSS
The importance of hair transplant procedures in health institutions and in health tourism reaches its highest point nowadays. At the same time, because of problems occurring as results of applied hair transplantation methods; our country loses increasingly its efficiency in hair transplantation, which is one of its important sectors. Procedures under the counter (at any inappropriate places), and performing hair transplants at randomly set up places by people, who are not even a health personnel, arouse concerns among doctors, specialist and hospitals serving in this field. In order to raise awareness in this content, to reach conscious patients and to guide them correctly, some studies have been started and carried out in the laboratories. These studies were about ensuring the storage of grafts outside the body during hair transplant procedures for a longer period, making donor areas for grafts more effective and productive, and about producing new hair cells.
Special life solutions for grafts
With the existing methods the follicular units/ hair grafts extracted from the appropriate areas on the patient are kept in a physiological saline until the transplantation. As a result of that, hair follicles were dying and losing their liveliness. And that was reducing the success rate of hair transplants enormously. For that reason the studies go on around the world about the improvement of these solutions, where grafts/follicles are kept during the procedure. Medical Park Hospitals Hair Health and Transplant Units have developed a different and effective method than those traditional methods which are used at different hair transplantation clinics having an important role in health tourism. With these techniques the focus has been given to the improvement of the success rates for HT procedures in Medical Park Hair Health and Hair Transplant Units. For this reason, firstly, the focus has been given to the improvement of the saline storing the grafts and to finding a solution to the problem mentioned above. The developed solution “for storing the follicles“ increased the success rate of hair transplant procedures, accordingly the liveliness of grafts has been improved. It has been seen that grafts stored in these solutions kept their liveliness for a longer time. And grafts with more liveliness are begun to be used in hair transplant procedures. As a result of that the success rates have increased after hair transplants in this way.
Hair Transplantation with the support of stem cell achieved from the fat cells
In the last years one of the newest applications was the application of the rich cell suspension removed from the stem cells called “stromal vascular suspension”. These stem cells are removed from the fat tissue on the belly to the patients having hair problems. The cellular therapy applied to the application area before hair transplants has essential and positive effects on grafts for holding them in place under the skin. Beside that it stimulates the growth of lively, healthy and long lasting hair. Today we can see the effective results of this supportive method called “organic hair transplantation”. The fat tissue taken from the belly of patient is processed; the most suitable area for hair transplantation is generated before the procedure. Grafts get hold on to the surrounding under the skin, the loss of grafts is reduced, thin hairs are strengthened, and hair loss of the existing hair is reduced. In order to achieve items above, a content of stem cells is injected to patient in one session before the treatment.
No side effects emerge.
Cellular therapy method for hair loss and baldness
(Stem cell injections originated from hairy skin)The recent studies showed that the stem cells are regenerative, important and effective resources used in medicine for treatment purposes. Another application is the injection of cells with root hairs, which are acquired with specific methods from the processed liquids gained from cell cultures. The renewal of the tissue applied during hair transplants is ensured with this method and the injections contribute to achieving productive and successful results in hair treatment. On the one side, this method facilitates holding on of the grafts, on the other side it increases the liveliness of the follicles. Additionally it stops the period of hair loss by patients having thin and sparse hair and stimulates the existing follicles. In this way the growth of new hair follicles is stimulated too. 5 to 6 grafts removed from patient and 55 cc of blood are proceeded in the laboratory. And from that millions of hair root cells are produced. This therapy is applied in three sessions. In each session 30 million of root hair cells are injected to patient. In each of the results,
Songul Alci, PhD