Collagen among all the proteins in our body is in most abundance and is found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It provides our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells.
With the growing age, the production of collagen declines and you can experience looser skin, more wrinkles and less elasticity. It has been found that by increasing collagen levels can help your skin look firmer, increase smoothness, and help your skin cells keep renewing and repairing normally. It also reduces cellulite and stretch marks. As with the growing age, your skin becomes thinner, the cellulites are more visible. So with the use of collagen, your skin’s elasticity improves and the damping on your skin reduces. This makes collagen one of the best natural skin care ingredients available.
As in hair loss, hair follicles lose their strength to hold the hair due to various genetic and environmental reasons. The hair follicles are being nourished for the strength and support by the underlying quota of cells such as keratinocytes, fibroblasts, collagen etc. Deactivation or loss of these cells leads to discontinuation of nourishment and support to the hair follicles. Currently, numerous variety of creams, oils and gels are being marketed and promoted for the treatment of skin related problems, however, results are unsatisfactory with unnatural looks.
It has been well proven that the adipose tissues in our body are the most potent stem cell reservoirs that can be utilized for the regeneration of skin cells and increase the level of collagen in our body because of their ability to self-renew and transforming into any type of cell in our body in a time of crisis. The stem cell technology can be enhanced with the use of patient’s own platelet rich plasma as PRP contains at least seven growth factors including epidermal growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor-beta, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), fibroblast growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, and keratinocyte growth factor. The enhancement with of stem cells with PRP activates a gene, directing the cellular proliferation, matrix formation, osteoid formation and collagen synthesis; which promotes tissue repair and regeneration.
In the stem cell therapy treatment for skin treatment and hair fall, the patient’s peripheral blood is withdrawn to prepare autologous plasma concentrate, highly rich in platelets possessing various growth factors. The stem cells from one of the richest autologous source of your body such as adipose tissue will be extracted and stimulated with PRP; this mixture will be infused through the most suitable root mainly in 3 ways:
1. Intra-Dermal administration of PRP on face: The face is numbed with the application of local numbing cream and PRP along with stem cells are infused at different points on the face such as lips, eyes chin etc. with the help of small microneedles.
2. Intra-Venous administration: PRP with patient’s stem cells are infused through veins.
3. Intra-Dermal administration of PRP around the follicles: The scalp is numbed with local anesthesia and the PRP along with stem cells are infused around the follicles with the help of small microneedles.
Patients need to visit the doctors for recuperation therapies such as physiotherapy, patient’s counseling etc for accelerated recovery.
The results of stem cell therapy for skin, hair loss or any cosmetic treatment purposes are very promising without any known side effects or adverse effects. The stem cells therapy is a great alternative for the increased production of collagen, removal of photodamaged cells, pigmentation, wrinkles, generation of new hair strands naturally and in improving overall physical and mental condition such as stamina, vigor, glow etcetera.