Know More About ‘stem Cell’ Treatments For Skin & Hair

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  • Date: Jun 11 2023

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into specialized cells. They are found in all tissues of the body, including the skin.

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of stem cells for skin treatments. Stem cells have the potential to repair damaged skin, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

There are two main types of stem cells that can be used for skin treatments

 

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Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into specialized cells. They are found in all tissues of the body, including the skin.

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of stem cells for skin treatments. Stem cells have the potential to repair damaged skin, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

There are two main types of stem cells that can be used for skin treatments

Multipotent stem cells are found in all tissues of the body. They can be extracted from the patient’s own skin or from other tissues, such as fat or bone marrow.

Embryonic stem cells are derived from the inner cell mass of a fertilized egg. They are pluripotent, which means they can differentiate into any type of cell in the body.

Multipotent stem cells are the most commonly used type of stem cell for skin treatments. They are relatively easy to obtain. Embryonic stem cells use is not available for routine skin care practice.

For treatments in day to day medical practice only multipoint stem cells taken as a part of your tissue such as skin without the use of any enzymes or additives can be used. This also reduces chances of side effects as well as the cost.

How are stem cells used in skin care practice for your benefit?

There are a number of different ways that stem cells can be used for skin treatments. They can be injected into the skin, applied topically, or used to create skin grafts.

  • Injection

Stem cells can be injected directly into the skin. This is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including wrinkles, age spots, and scars.

  • Topical application

Stem cells can also be applied topically to the skin in combination with other procedures. This is a less invasive procedure than injection, but it may not be as effective. 

  • Skin grafts

Cellular skin grafts can also be used. This involves taking small skin samples and using a special equipment to break it down into micro grafts which are then injected into the treatment area.

Their ability to repair damaged skin, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging makes them an attractive choice. 

Benefits of Stem Cell Treatments for Skin

There are many potential benefits of stem cell treatments for skin. Some of the most common benefits include:

We at Mehektagul Dermaclinic® are one of the few centres in the country which offer multipotent stem cell apart from growth factor treatments for various indications, especially hair growth.

Pre treatment (left) and post treatment (right) with Regenera Activa (single session)

We offer treatments using Regenera Activa®, Arthrex PRP system® for iPRF, and SVF based treatments. Regenera Activa® uses cellular micrografts, iPRF utilizes blood and for SVF we use fat.

  • In hair treatments expect increased hair growth with
  • - Thicker hairReduced hair loss
  • - Improved scalp health
  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Lifted and tightened skin
  • Reduced appearance of scars and age spots

Acne scars: pretreatment (left) and post treatment (right) with nano fat (single session)

There is enough evidence to prove that regimentation in vitiligo is induced by use of these treatments.

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Side effects?

Expect only procedural side-effects and nothing much otherwise, as these are your own cells.

It is important to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours after the procedure.

Stem cell treatments for skin are a promising new area of treatment in hair growth and aesthetics. If you are considering a stem cell treatment for skin, it is important to talk to your dermatologist about the possible benefits of the procedure.

Are these treatments costly?

Most of these procedures need a repeat only after many months to possibly once a year. The cost of one treatment sessions works out more economical than repeated sessions with other treatments. Sometimes these treatments are combined with other treatments while at other times they may be administered solo. In some cases as in the case of acne scars shown above only one treatment session may be enough.

Contact us at Mehektagul Dermaclinic for further information and assessment by dermatologist if these can be used for you.

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