Stem Cells and Hair Loss

June 17, 2016

Dr. Carlos Spera is one of the Best Plastic Surgeons in Miami, so if you are looking for hair loss treatments, stem cell transplantation is an option.

Mesenchymal stem cells that can be easily isolated from lipo-aspirates have been used worldwide for the treatment of numerous diseases. Even though in America the use of stem cells is extremely regulated, adult stem cells are being used at this time for multiple purposes. A variety of orthopedic conditions have responded positively to injections of mesenchymal stem cells. Multiple systemic diseases like COPD, diabetes and neurologic conditions appear to be responsive to treatment with stem cells as well.

If you have hair loss and are looking for treatments other than a hair transplant, then stem cell transplantation is an option. It can be done with Dr. Carlos Spera who is one of the best plastic surgeons in Miami. We are reporting now the benefits of stem cell injections on the scalp for patients suffering hair loss secondary to a large amount of hair shedding of unknown reasons. This particular patient is a nurse practitioner who has been working in our facility for several years. After attempting numerous treatments for her hair loss, she asked if she could benefit from stem cell transplantation. It was made clear that this treatment has not been scientifically reported or supported in the medical literature, but she was confronted with the reality that she was literally losing her hair in large amounts, so we agreed to perform the treatment. The patient had been so concerned about her hair loss that she was taking pictures of the shedding of her hair every time that she was combing her hair. We are presenting pictures taken by the patient herself in January 2016, of the increasingly receding hairline and the large amount of hair she was shedding any time she brushed her hair. We performed harvesting of fat from her abdomen and we processed it in order to isolate the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) that contains the mesenchymal stem cells. We diluted the pellet obtain from her lipo-aspirate with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and we injected the solution subcutaneously in her entire scalp. Amazingly, 2 months later she found herself extremely happy, because her shedding had dwindled to a minimum and her hair had grown, covering the areas where she was getting almost bald. She is so happy and grateful for the results that she is ready to undergo a second treatment, aiming to perform prophylaxis for the hair loss. We are presenting pictures of her before and after conditions.

If you are looking for a treatment for your hair loss and do not want a hair transplant, this stem cell transplantation can be another option for you. Dr. Carlos Spera, who is one of the best plastic surgeons in Miami, can perform the stem cell transplantation for you.

Without guaranties that the procedure will work, even though we strongly believe so, we offer this treatment to any patient who is losing hair at this time and is eager to explore this unproven scientific treatment.