Understanding Androgenic Alopecia

Effective Treatments for Hair Growth Stimulation

Hair loss is a common concern for both men and women, with androgenic alopecia being the most prevalent form. While there is no definitive cure for hair loss, various treatments have been developed to stimulate hair growth and combat the effects of androgenic alopecia. This article will explore six different approaches to hair growth stimulation, including topical treatments, plasmotherapy, exosomes, biomimetic peptides, laser therapy, and cellular suspension injections.

Hair Growth Stimulation and Alopecia Treatment Option 1

Trichotest and Topical Treatments

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TrichoTest™ is a pioneering approach to personalised hair loss treatment. By integrating genetic data with relevant clinical details, TrichoTest™ provides tailored recommendations for patients suffering from androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, and telogen effluvium. The importance of testing lies in the multifactorial nature of hair loss, which is influenced by genetics, stress, hormones, nutrition, and scalp health. Identifying specific hormone deficiencies is crucial for developing the most effective solutions.

Topical treatments, such as minoxidil and finasteride, have proven to be highly effective in promoting hair growth. However, for women experiencing hair loss during peri- and menopause, hormone replacement in topical solutions may be a more suitable approach, as changing hormones can significantly impact hair loss.

Hair Growth Stimulation and Alopecia Treatment Option 2

Plasmotherapy

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PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma): Plasmotherapy, specifically PRP, involves extracting plasma and platelets from the patient’s blood and injecting them into the scalp to stimulate hair growth. Scientific studies have revealed several mechanisms through which PRP promotes hair growth:

PRP contains a high concentration of platelets rich in growth factors and bioactive proteins. When injected into the scalp, these components stimulate the activity of hair follicle cells, particularly dermal papilla cells, which regulate the hair growth cycle. This stimulation promotes the proliferation of hair follicle cells and the production of new hair.

PRP may prolong the anagen (growth) phase of the hair growth cycle, leading to longer periods of active hair growth and resulting in thicker, healthier hair.

In individuals with dormant or inactive hair follicles, PRP can help induce hair follicle activation and promote the transition from the telogen (resting) phase to the anagen (growth) phase.

PRP possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce scalp inflammation, improve blood flow, and enhance nutrient delivery to the hair follicles, further supporting healthy hair growth.

Hair Growth Stimulation and Alopecia Treatment Option 3

Exosomes

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ASCE (Advanced Stem Cell Exosome) Hair Growth Stimulation: Exosome therapy is a cutting-edge regenerative treatment for hair growth that involves injecting exosomes derived from stem cells into the scalp to stimulate hair follicle growth. While research on the effectiveness of exosome therapies for hair growth is still in its early stages, preclinical studies conducted on animal models have shown promising results. These studies suggest that exosomes may promote hair growth by enhancing hair follicle regeneration and increasing hair follicle size.

Hair Growth Stimulation and Alopecia Treatment Option 4

DR CYJ Biomimetic Peptides

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CYJ Hair Filler is an innovative biomimetic peptide solution designed to stimulate hair growth. This hair filler solution contains a blend of biomimetic peptides, vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients that support hair follicle health and promote hair growth.

Biomimetic peptides are synthetic peptides engineered to mimic the structure and function of naturally occurring peptides in the body. These peptides interact with cell surface receptors and signaling pathways involved in hair follicle development, maintenance, and regeneration. By doing so, they can stimulate the production of hair growth factors, cytokines, and other molecules that promote hair follicle growth and activity.

Hair Growth Stimulation and Alopecia Treatment Option 5

FOTONA 4D Hair Restart Mode

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Fotona 4D Hair Restart is an advanced laser treatment that stimulates hair growth by targeting the scalp at multiple levels using different laser modes. The laser’s effectiveness in hair growth stimulation is based on the ATP (adenosine triphosphate) energy cycle.ATP, often referred to as the “energy currency” of the cell, plays a pivotal role in cellular metabolism by providing the energy required for various cellular processes. In the context of hair growth, ATP is essential for the metabolic activities of hair follicle cells, including cell division, protein synthesis, and hair shaft production.

By increasing ATP production and cellular metabolism, laser energy may promote the proliferation of hair follicle cells, prolong the anagen (growth) phase of the hair growth cycle, and improve the overall health and function of hair follicles. This can lead to increased hair thickness, density, and overall hair quality.

  • The “4D” in Fotona 4D Hair Restart refers to the four dimensions of treatment it offers:
  • Smooth mode: Targets the surface of the scalp, improving skin texture and stimulating microcirculation, which enhances nutrient delivery to the hair follicles.
  • FRAC3 mode: Creates tiny microchannels in the scalp using fractional laser technology, facilitating the delivery of topical treatments, such as serums or growth factors, directly to the hair follicles, potentially enhancing their effectiveness.
  • PIANO mode: Delivers bulk heating to deeper layers of the skin without causing damage to the surface, potentially stimulating collagen production and improving overall scalp health.
  • SupErficial mode: Targets the superficial layers of the scalp skin, providing gentle exfoliation and rejuvenation, making it excellent for treating scalp disorders such as eczema and enhancing the deeper penetration of topical products.

All of these modes work synergistically to increase ATP metabolism within cells and enhance energy production.

Hair Growth Stimulation and Alopecia Treatment Option 6

Regenera Activa

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Regenera Activa is a hair restoration technique that involves harvesting a small sample of the patient’s own hair follicles, processing them into a cellular suspension, and then injecting this suspension back into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

The treatment involves three key steps:

  • Extraction of cells: A small tissue sample is extracted, typically from the back of the scalp, where hair follicles are genetically resistant to the effects of androgens (male hormones) that contribute to pattern hair loss.
  • Processing of cells: The extracted tissue sample is processed using a specialised device to isolate and prepare a cellular suspension containing a mixture of cells, growth factors, and extracellular matrix components derived from the patient’s own hair follicles.
  • Injection back into the scalp: The cellular suspension is then injected into the areas of the scalp experiencing hair thinning or loss. The injection process involves multiple microinjections distributed across the affected areas. By injecting the cellular suspension directly into the scalp, Regenera Activa may stimulate dormant or miniaturised hair follicles, promote the transition of hair follicles from the telogen (resting) phase to the anagen (growth) phase, and enhance the overall health and vitality of the scalp environment.

Several clinical studies have investigated the efficacy and safety of Regenera Activa for hair restoration. While results can vary among individuals, many studies have reported positive outcomes, including improvements in hair density, thickness, and overall scalp coverage.

Choosing the Right Treatment

Selecting the most appropriate hair growth stimulation treatment depends on a thorough diagnosis and assessment of the individual’s specific condition. General health factors, scalp condition, hair loss patterns, and the extent of hair loss should all be taken into consideration when determining the most effective course of action.

In most cases, a combination of topical treatments, injectable therapies, and laser light treatments is recommended for optimal results. Timely intervention is crucial for preventing and delaying hair loss, even in cases of androgenic alopecia. While hair transplantation can be an effective solution for some individuals, it is essential to ensure a healthy scalp, good microcirculation, and overall healthy donor follicles for the best possible outcomes.

The field of hair growth stimulation and androgenic alopecia treatment has seen significant advancements in recent years. From personalised topical treatments and plasmotherapy to cutting-edge exosome therapies and laser technologies, individuals seeking to combat hair loss now have a wide array of options to explore all of which available here at Aestha Clinic.

By understanding the underlying mechanisms and potential benefits of each approach, patients and our clinical regenerative experts work together to develop customised treatment plans that address individual needs and goals.