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Thursday, 8 March 2018
STEM CELL THE NEW HAIR LOSS REVOLUTION
STEM CELLS - THE NEW HAIR LOSS
BEAUTY EXPERT STEVEN SMITH TESTS
THE LATEST TREATMENT FOR THINNING HAIR
HAIR HAS ALWAYS BEENmy crowning glory and, although I am cursed with the family high
hairline, my thick wavy locks covered that and made me stand out in a
haven’t always loved my hair. In my school days it was red and the constant
bullying I received as a result made me hate it. As soon as I left school I
couldn’t wait to turn it blond - the same colour as my idol, David Bowie. It
was a great success and I was pictured in the local paper sporting the same
look as David Sylvian, the lead singer of the band Japan, who was very hip at
in my fifties, I actually adore red hair but as it’s greying in places I opt
for gentle highlights, as my base colour is less red.
thing I have never had problems with is hair loss. However, after a bout of
shingles and a terrible few months with Salmonella poising picked up on a trip
to India really took its toll, not only on my body but my hair, which started
to look lose its lustre and become thinner on top.
first thought was that perhaps all the medication I’d taken had affected it. So
I treated the hair and also dosed myself up with zinc, silica and Selenium. My
hair regained some of its fullness but it just wasn’t the same as it had been
began to wonder if I needed a hair transplant. My father had one many years ago
but to me it always looked as though someone had sewn some fake hair into his
scalp and it never really looked good. It worked for some people, including
Callum Best, although that was after the third attempt.
had tried other treatments, ranging from PRP and Meso therapy and several had
gone to Trichology centres, all with varying degrees of success.
been a professional hairdresser myself, I have seen the struggles men and women
suffering with hair loss or thinning hair go through. Even worse is the false
hope that so many of these lotions, potions and downright cons give to
luck was in when I researched the market, as there was something new to the UK
- Stem Cell Hair Loss Therapy.
Themethod is based on the principle that by injecting stem cells
within the area with the thinning hair, the patients get new blood vessel
formation which in turn increases the amount of nutrients arriving in the
Researching a little
more, it became clear that this is not for someone who has lost all their hair
but it can give hope to those with thinning hair, particularly men in the early
stages of baldness. A definite plus was that it could be done in a single session.
cell therapy must only be performed by a doctor who is highly qualified. One of
my pet peeves is how this industry has been invaded by so-called experts, the
sort of people who have been on a couple of courses and are little more than
Liakas, whom I’ve trusted before to look after my skin, is the premiere
aesthetic doctor performing the treatment in the UK. Even so, I must admit I
was rather nervous about the procedure - after all, there were going to be
injections into my head!
Ioannis gave me a consultation and quickly pointed out where the problem areas
were. He was confident that with my head of hair the results would good
and that I’d see them in four to six weeks. There would be further improvement
over the coming months, with the final outcome seen in six months.
painful will it be?” I asked, nervously. He assured me the discomfort would be
minimal and that I’d be out after 45 minutes and back to work or play. I could
even go the gym next day!
better, there would be no need to shave my hair at all, unlike some
conventional transplants. The treatment can also give a boost to someone who
had had a transplant.
Ioannis put me at my ease and pointed out the area where the cells would be
taken. There would be no scar but the area would be red and crusty for a few
days or so. Local anaesthetic was injected into the area where the biopsy was
to be taken was not mad on the feeling but considering the area it was really
minimum discomfort. You have to be prepared that it's a sensitive area and you
tend to bleed more from the head.
Ioannis also put an anaesthetic cream in the area of my hair where solution and
stem cells were to be injected. Dr Ioannis works quirky and before I knew it
the first biopsy was taken and fused with a saline solution put into a machine
called H.B.W that cuts it down in to millions of pieces forming the stem cells
the same treatment can also be used for facial rejuvenation with great success
and giving a longer longevity than traditional filler or PRP.
followed the first with two other tiny biopsies and mixed those as well. He
started to inject the crown area of my head there was honestly very little
discomfort and, as he worked around my hair, I wanted him to keep going!
following week, I had my haircut and my barber said asked me about a spot on my
scalp, wondering if I had cut myself. Not letting him on the secret just yet, I
just nodded. A week later, it was gone. Four weeks later my barber commented:
“You’ll never lose your hair, it feels thicker than ever.”
my hair was without a doubt back to being as fabulous as it had been when I was
in my twenties and the thinning areas had definitely filled in. Eight weeks
later, I was at a charity gala function and my hair looked amazing; it felt
thick in the areas that were worrying me. People actually commented on it. It
definitely worked for me and several friends have booked to have it done. It’s
a little miracle. Even my mum messaged me to say how nice my hair looked.