Are you sceptical about treatments promising hair regrowth?
Have you heard that lotions, wigs, or plugs are the only option?
Think that thinning hair or pattern baldness cannot be helped?
Good news: developments in medical technology can provide solutions.
Hair loss, for both men and women, is mostly caused by genetics in the form of pattern baldness or thinning with age. Diseases like anemia, lupus, thyroid disorders and alopecia areata are also prevalent when patients have their hair and scalp analyzed.
There is also a major external cause for hair loss and thinning that can be prevented, which very few people even know about. The medical term is ‘traction alopecia’ but you may know it simply as ‘tight braids or ponytails’ because the hairstyle pulls out your hair from too much tension. This is proven to destroy hair, slowly over your lifespan, one strand at a time. As you might imagine, this is most commonly happening to women with long hair who like to wear it up.
Historically, those suffering from hair loss would seek a hair transplant that involves surgical replacement. In recent years another process, called regenerative hair restoration, has been introduced to the public. Typically that involves something called ‘PRP’ where blood is taken from the patient, then a centrifuge is used to concentrate platelets, which are injected back into the scalp with a syringe. This can be painful and unsightly, with inconsistent applications, because each injection is governed by the hand eye coordination of the therapist. Sometimes it can be too deep, or not deep enough, into the scalp. This type of PRP application via syringe can also cause inflammation which is damaging to your hair.
Here at SSCC we use micro-needling and growth factors with exosome treatment.
Our patients enjoy a safe, comfortable procedure without downtime or side effects.
The first thing we do when seeing a new patient with hair loss is look at their health history and perform a scalp exam. Once testing by a physician has determined the root cause, we explain the various treatment options that are available based on your degree of hair loss, how much hair you have left, and what your goals are.
We educate our patients on all options as early as possible—especially if you have a family history of hair loss.
In simple terms, the cells in our scalp and hair communicate using a complex language of chemical signals, genetic codes, hormones and proteins. These transmit critical information about the cellular environment which then influence individual cell formation and behavior. Medical regenerative treatments that focus on these cellular connections are now at the forefront of hair loss therapy. We believe this cutting edge technology is a game changer because exosome treatment can improve cell communication and assist with the natural regeneration of your own hair.
Medical studies have shown early stage evidence that exosomes can repair, stimulate, and restore the cells in your scalp. Scientists report that exosomes trigger stem cell stimulation, and the natural regeneration process of hair follicles.
Patients can see the results after their first exosome hair treatment, in less than 4 weeks.
The micro needling procedure is performed by a physician in our clinic and takes less than 1 hour.
This method is painless and requires no anesthetic or numbing cream. There is no bleeding or downtime after.
The unique benefit to these Exosomes is that they are stem cell derived and bring a wide array of growth factors to stimulate and modulate many processes within the healing cascade.
Exosomes are classed as micro-vesicles, they are not stem cells. Due to their tiny size, which measures roughly 1/1000th the width of a cell, the number of exosomes are highly concentrated in just the one hair treatment.
We only use superior technology in the form of AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ which is a first of its kind, microchannel microinjector. It is designed to effectively microinject therapeutics just under the dermis, at a consistent depth of 0.6 mm.
The device features twenty microchannels that contain miniature spiral grooves constructed to microdose and microinject therapeutics. The microchannels are each thinner than a human hair, making treatments essentially pain-free. It works extremely well over delicate skin features such as the peri-oral and peri-orbital areas. This high-tech device delivers approximately 1,200 to 2,000 microinjections per minute.
The AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ has the proven ability to deliver micro-doses of a drug or biologic just under the dermis at a consistent depth and pain-free. This is a major advantage over the conventional syringe approach or micro rollers.
AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is designed and sterilized for single-patient, single use only. In comparison, other clinics often have applicators that are re-used for patients with a variety of different chemicals each time.
The surgical grade stainless steel provides the structural integrity of the microchannel. Pure gold has high biocompatibility with human skin, preventing irritation and allergic responses after use. Impurities and metals found in other types of applicators may result in unnecessary irritation, bleeding, and inflammation.
The microchannels are 600 micrometers (0.6 mm) long and 130 micrometers (0.13 mm) wide, each thinner than a human hair. The intended use of AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is to microdose and microinject, whereas other inferior micro needle devices found elsewhere are designed to puncture or wound the skin.
Micro needling technology from Aquavit Life Sciences Inc. who are FDA registered.