You used to have lots of hair when you were younger, but the older you get, the less remains on your head. Due to the aging process and depletion of stem cells, the hair follicle stem cells change their fate to be eliminated from the skin in response to DNA damage. However, do not panic! research studies show that hair is renewed by stem cells that are able to continue dividing and making new hair follicle stem cells.
Why Stem Cells?
Stem cells are tiny powerful cells found in our body that can divide and change into various cell types. All cells in our body are constantly dividing where new cells are formed, then cells age and die. Your stem cells are your body’s natural healing cells and can act as your repair system in your body by replenishing adult tissues.
Hair follicles contain stem cells, and some researchers predict that stem cells may lead to successes in treating baldness through an activation of the stem cells progenitor cells. This cellular therapy is expected to work by activating already existing stem cells on the scalp. Later therapy may be able to signal follicle stem cells to give off chemical signals to nearby shrunk follicle cells to respond to these signals by regenerating and once again producing healthy hair.
Find out how stem cell therapy can make your hair regrow again here!