Long beautiful hair, Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen” (from the 1967 Musical Hair). Having a full head of wonderful, luxurious, beautiful hair is one of the first things a person notices when they see you. Hair has always had psychological and sociological importance throughout the ages. For many, it is their crowning glory.
The thought of thinning hair has brought about some wild and crazy hair growth remedies throughout the ages. Ancient Egyptians went so far as to include a mixture of fats from a hippopotamus, crocodile, tomcat, snake and ibex or porcupine hair boiled in water and applied to the scalp for four days. In 1936, the introduction of the Xervac, a machine that purportedly used suction to spur hair growth. In 19th-century England, people affected with thinning hair would rub “cold India tea” and pieces of lemon into their scalps. Let’s be honest, hair loss effects self-image and self-confidence for both men and women. Once you have hair, you do not want to say farewell to it.
The newest technique in hair growth rejuvenation are the use of Exosomes. These are micro-vesicles, about 1/1000th the size of a normal cell and are involved in normal intercellular communication. Also referred to as Mesenchymal Stem Cells, other cells react to the messaging signals from the exosomes and will change their behavior accordingly. When injected into the scalp, the exosomes, which contain 200+ growth factors, promote healing, regenerate normal tissue, and for our purposes, thicken hair.
The exosomes in treatment come from an FDA cleared biologics company that takes donated human mesenchymal stem cells, which are purified in the laboratory. To date, no complications or adverse events have been reported using this product in applications for hair restoration. Mesenchymal derived exosomes are thought by many to be the most exciting new advancement in regenerative medicine for healing health issues.
Exosome therapy may begin promoting natural hair growth in as little as two to three months, continuing over the course of a year. The most noticeable results are visible six months after treatment has been administered.
Previously, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) was injected to stimulate activity in the hair follicles to thicken hair. After a PRP or stem cell treatment, the body had to remove the debris of the unnecessary materials that have been left behind. While it is an effective treatment, PRP does not provide any stem cells or exosomes because, as we age, our bodies contain less and less stem cells in our blood.
Exosome therapy is a much higher concentration of what the body needs to promote hair growth, providing a more effective procedure. For hair loss, 400 plus billion exosomes per vial is used. According to research, a 400 billion exosomes product is more than sufficient to regenerate hair growth.
If you have thinning, receding hair, male or female pattern baldness, or suffer from alopecia areata, you may be a good candidate. Colts Neck Stem Cells medical teams are experts in the field of regenerative medicine.
Not sure you are a candidate? Give us a call to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to determine if Exosome therapy is right for you.