Frequently Asked Questions
The best way to get answers to your specific hair loss questions is to schedule your free, private consultation with one of our trusted hair loss experts. We’ll provide you with a complimentary hair and scalp analysis, address your concerns and help you choose a hair loss solution that’s customised to fit your needs and lifestyle.
In the meantime, here are answers to common questions asked by individuals suffering from hair loss.
We require all prospective patients to fill out our patient application form. This will allow our medical director to better understand your candidacy for treatment as well as what you hope to achieve with stem cell therapy. If you are ready to begin the process you can apply for treatment here.
We only offer treatments for conditions that have years of medical research backing positive results with harmful side effects. Dozens of studies have shown the efficacy of stem cell therapies for various degenerative diseases, and we have had great success from our past patients.
Our stem cell therapy aims to regenerate degraded tissue, modulate the immune system, promote anti-inflammatory mechanisms and improve overall quality of life.
Patients have reported improvements in energy levels, mobility, strength, balance, symptom management and aesthetics.
Stem cell therapy is considered safe and effective. However, it’s worth noting that research is still ongoing. For this reason, treatment should be concentrated on conditions that have already been found to be curable safely with little to no risk.
As a precaution, you must seek treatment from qualified medical practitioners only i.e. a physician who is qualified to offer stem cell treatments such as our medical team. This precaution is important given the existence of many unscrupulous medical practitioners who aren’t qualified to offer stem cell therapies.
Those who are free of infectious diseases and cancer are totally eligible for this therapy, however, you can consult us anytime so that we can provide initial tests for this therapy.
- Regenerate skin and reverse the aging process
- Restore the function of organs and improve overall wellbeing
- Revitalize your body and provide you with better energy levels and stamina
- Enhance mental capacity and improve memory
- Reduce bone and joint pain
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Improve male potency.
** Aforementioned results vary among individuals depending on their physical conditions.
As we age, our body stem cells do not have the ability to renew and replicate into functional cells to maintain the normal function of the organs. Diseases, illnesses, lifestyle habits, malnourishment, and mental depression will reduce the lifespan of the cells in our bodies.
MSC therapy permits to replenish the number of stem cells in your organism, thus regenerating your damaged cells and restoring your organism.
As a result, you feel and can perform better.
Androgenetic Alopecia, also known as male pattern hair loss, is the most common form of hair loss accounting for 95% of hair loss in men. Female pattern hair loss is the preferred term for Androgenetic Alopecia in females, and affects as many as 12% of females aged from 20 to 29 years, and over 50% for women over the age of 80.
As the name suggests, Androgenetic Alopecia involves the action of androgens (male sex hormones), specifically DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Individuals with pattern hair loss have an increased sensitivity to DHT. DHT binds onto susceptible hair follicles, causing them to shrink. Over time this impacts the hair growth cycle where hair starts to thin, shorten and eventually stop growing.
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It is normal to shed between 50 to 100 hairs per day. This is because of the hair’s growth cycle, which consists of 3 phases: anagen, catagen and telogen. The anagen phase is the growth phase of the hair in which the hair is actively growing. This phase usually lasts 2 to 7 years, and normally 85-90% of scalp hairs are in this phase at any given time. The catagen phase is known as the transition phase in which hair shaft production is completed. The telogen phase, otherwise known as the rest phase, is the last phase of the growth cycle. In this phase, a club hair is fully formed resulting in a hard, white and dry material at the root and the hair is eventually shed from the scalp.
Those with Androgenetic Alopecia, hair shedding is in excess of 100 hairs per day, as follicular miniaturisation causes the hair’s growth cycle to become progressively shorter. This results in significantly less hairs in the anagen phase at any given time, which is why hair shedding is more frequent in those with Androgenetic Alopecia.
There are a few clinically-proven solutions that can halt further hair thinning and even some regrowth. There is no “one size fits all” for the average individual, as some treatments may work better for some, and other treatments better for others. With our program, we find that it is best to approach the problem from several angles to achieve the best and fastest results. On the other hand, some individuals may not be suitable for certain treatments, and therefore we are also able to tailor our hair loss treatment to suit any individual needs.
From experience, our clients with Androgenetic Alopecia achieve visible results usually within the first 3-4 months. The process of follicular miniaturisation occurs over the course of many years, thus rejuvenation of the follicles is not a quick process. Furthermore, existing catagen and telogen hairs (hair in the rest phase) will need to shed first before new healthier anagen hairs (hair in growth phase) grow.
How quickly you attain results will depend on a few factors such as age, severity, genetic predisposition to hair loss, treatment dosage, scalp condition and other external factors. Generally, the earlier treatment is begun, the faster and more effective the results are*. New hair growth is seen in almost all cases of pattern hair loss, but the extent of satisfaction will also depend on the individual. There are some individuals who respond well – and then there are those who don’t respond as well and may need additional treatment. We recommend that you come in for a consultation at one of our clinics to assess your scalp and hair condition, and discuss your chances of hair regrowth.
For other forms of non-scarring alopecia, the results may vary depending on the circumstance and how soon the causative factor is dealt with. However, hair regrowth will not occur in places where there are no viable follicles, i.e. in people with forms of scarring alopecia (e.g. burns to the scalp, surgical scars).
As male/female pattern hair loss is a genetic condition, you will need to maintain the program for as long as you want to grow and maintain your hair. Unfortunately once treatment is stopped, the hairs you would have grown back plus the ones that you would have lost normally with the passage of time will gradually fall off, as they were genetically programmed to be lost.
In many cases, clients are satisfied with the amount of hair regrowth and will just wish to maintain their newly grown hairs. There are also those whose priorities change later in life and will not be able to stay on the full program. For these reasons, we can design custom maintenance programs specially tailored to the individual.
For non-genetic causes of hair loss, normal hair growth will usually resume once the causative factor is dealt with.
Hair transplants are a common remedy for many sufferers of male pattern hair loss. In fact, many of our clients have had hair transplants in the past. However, a hair transplant will not prevent you from further losing your hair. For example, if you have a hair transplant performed on the bi-temporal areas of the scalp, it may look aesthetically pleasing for a year or two, but eventually you will likely lose hair in other areas.
Our program can prevent the progression of hair loss, therefore is suitable for those with hair transplants. However, one must note that a transplanted hair follicle may, due to scarring of skin tissue, damage surrounding hair follicles that have the potential to grow if rejuvenated.
*Results may vary based on individual factors and circumstances