The Stem Cell Hair Transplant –
Growing Your Hair Today and in the Future
My name is Steve Latham, and I am hair transplant surgeon. I started out as a hair transplant surgical assistant in 1979, I have been planting hair ever since.
Shortly after I started as a hair transplant surgical assistant, I noticed something unexpected about the hair follicles. When 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 asked from day one and continually asked 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. Because the roots are so submerged in the fat layer, you have to trim a good layer of fat along with the hair follicles.
Now, in 2017, we have discovered and now understand that this fat is full of stem cells. How stem-cell saturated is the donor site (back of the head) as compared to the transplant site (balding top of head)? The donor area has many 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 specific factors and maybe even more. One thing is for certain: hair follicles live on stem cells as the 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. The first area is the bulging area on the side of the hair follicle; the second area is deeper into the root.
Both of these areas store stem cells and convert them into either keratinocytes (hair cells) or melanocytes (color cells). This is how hair is made by the follicle.
This is where we get back to the hair loss factors. When hair thinning or hair loss begins, this means the hair follicle has simply run out of stem cells. This, in turn causes the hair to miniaturize (grow smaller), then DHT (dihydrotestosterone) invades and destroys the hair.
The idea is to put stem cells back into the hair follicle before it becomes completely inviable. When we transplant, because many of the stem cells are attached to fatty tissue (adipose) and the hair follicles consume these cells for their viability, we do a hair transplant and stem cell infusion at the same time. While they can be performed separately from each other, because of the healing and restorative properties found in stem cells, performing these together brings more effective and long-lasting results.
WE CAN DO A STEM CELL HAIR TRANSPLANT.
Not only can we transplant hair but, we can infuse the hair (both existing and new) with stem cells.
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