Organic hair transplantation using stem cells

Stem cell hair transplantation is one of the latest innovations in hair restoration. It is similar to traditional hair transplant techniques as it also stimulates hair growth in bald areas by implanting follicles from different areas.

In Italy, in 2017, a research team successfully performed a stem cell hair transplant for the first time. Currently, this relatively young technique, due to its availability and price, is still little practiced, but it achieves significant success from the point of view of the intervention.

In classic transplantation methods, blood plasma full of platelets is isolated from the patient’s blood and it is injected into the skin of the affected area, which significantly supports hair nutrition and growth.

The essential difference in organic hair transplantation is in the application of the created mixture containing the patient’s stem cells. Which are obtained from the patient’s adipose tissue. The mixture obtained in this way is then applied by injection into the skin on the head, which has a high effect on nutrition, viability and acceptance of hair grafts and regeneration and more effective hair growth of the skin at the site of the procedure. That is why this hair transplant is said to be organic, as it is non-chemical and works only with the patient’s biological material. Organic transplantation has a high success rate.

The reason why experts have started to use stem cells in hair transplants is that, thanks to their ability to multiply indefinitely and differentiate into different cell types, stem cells offer real therapeutic prospects.

They are, in a way, the “mother cells” of all other cells. At the very beginning of life, they allow the complete development of a person, then throughout life, they allow, as a natural reserve, to replenish our reserves of specialized cells.
Stem cells have a great ability to restore their own organs and restore them to a healthy state.

Stem cells and their therapeutic effects are used

According to research, stem cell hair transplantation can be effective in treating hair problems such as:

Androgenetic alopecia in women

Androgenetic alopecia in men

Cicatricial alopecia – deterioration of hair follicles and scars after them.
Excessive hair loss (resolved by RegeneraActiva therapy, which greatly strengthens and heals hair with internal nutrition)

It is proven that hair loss often occurs due to poor nutrition of the affected area, and therefore, during this procedure, experts focus on proper nutrition of the affected area, as the creation of a basis for the placement of grafts, because then the success of the result and its persistence increases.

After the application of the stem cell mixture, grafts are taken from the donor area to the receiving – affected area using the Sapphire FUE method.

While in organic transplantation, mixtures taken from the patient are injected into the scalp in the affected area, in classical methods it is necessary to use a chemical solution that facilitates the application of grafts with the device used in classical methods.


Stem cell hair transplantation usually takes one day. After a thorough discussion between the surgeon and the patient, the procedure is set. It starts with local anesthesia in the harvesting area, and then extraction of the grafts is performed using a device that contains a 0.6 mm needle.

The surgeon divides the hair follicle with a needle, then the surgeon uses an instrument to divide it, remove the hair follicle and check whether the stem cells and the bulb are present. Then the graft is placed in a solution that preserves it and stimulates its growth. A little later, holes are made in the area affected by baldness and implantation is started.

But what are stem cells and how do they restore hair growth? In this article, you will learn in depth what stem cell hair transplantation means to help you determine if it is the right solution for your hair loss.

These stem cell hair transplant procedures are constantly evolving and as such could be effective solutions for some common types of hair loss such as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness.

Recovery time after stem cell hair transplant

A stem cell hair transplant requires the application of fucidin cream to the affected area. In addition, it does not leave scars. The most important recommendations to follow after this procedure are not to do sports for 15 days and to avoid silicone or paraben-based shampoos.

During the first few days after a stem cell hair transplant, you may experience slight discomfort.

Side effects

Although stem cell hair transplantation has many advantages and is very effective, in rare cases it also has some side effects.


Infection after hair transplantation is possible, although unlikely, it affects one in a thousand cases, but it is not a serious or unsolvable problem.

Temporary thinning

This is a common side effect of a hair transplant. It is common for implanted hair to fall out shortly after surgery. However, the hair will grow back. Loss of existing hair can also occur after a hair transplant. However, hair loss is not permanent and the hair will return to normal in a few months.


Itching is a common side effect in hair transplant patients. This side effect can sometimes become serious if not treated properly. Itching is mainly caused by the formation of boils and can be alleviated by regular shampooing. However, once the problem exceeds tolerance, it is necessary to consult a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. There are special moisturizing oils that help with this problem.


If you are prone to scarring, this is a side effect that could happen. Scarring usually occurs in patients predisposed to this problem.


Hiccups are a common side effect of hair transplant surgeries. 5 out of 100 patients experience hiccups shortly after the procedure. Although the cause is unknown, hiccups can last from a few hours to a few days. This side effect is seen more often in patients who have undergone hair transplantation than in scalp reduction patients.

Ultimately, hair transplantation is one of the best solutions in the fight against baldness. Its advantages are numerous. However, this does not hide the fact that side effects can occur. However, this is particularly rare, especially if the operation is performed by a professional. After surgery, it is especially important to follow the instructions.

How successful is a stem cell hair transplant?

Currently, the success rate of stem cell hair transplantation is comparable to other transplant techniques. This means that due to the lower number of patients, the success of this technique cannot currently be compared with the success of FUT or FUE techniques, which are the most common hair transplant techniques.

Should you consider other hair transplant options?

Two of the most common alternatives to stem cell hair transplantation are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

FUE is undoubtedly the more popular of the two. This technique consists of extracting healthy follicles from donor areas (occipital and temporal areas) of the scalp. These are then implanted into the scalp to stimulate growth in the affected area(s).

Unlike FUT, this technique causes virtually invisible scars and has an 80% success rate. In contrast, its more advanced version, FUE2, has a 90% success rate.

During the procedure, the surgeon pulls out the follicles individually with the greatest delicacy using a micropuncher. The grafts are then cleaned under a microscope and then implanted.

Thanks to a valuable technique such as FUE or FUE2, surgeons can be bolder because of the many successful transplants they have performed, and therefore more easily discuss the expected results and possible side effects.

Frequently asked Questions

Does stem cell hair transplant work?

The Journal of StemCells&Cloning published the results of a study on stem cell hair transplant procedures. All participants achieved 23% additional hair growth within 6 months, with an increase of up to 53% in hair count.

When will my hair grow back after a stem cell transplant?

Hair growth should start approximately 3 months after the stem cell transplant. However, the new hair may have a different texture to the surrounding hair, and hair loss may resume in the future (although this is rare).

What are the advantages of this method?

  • High success rate of graft attachment (over 95%)
  • Revitalization of the scalp thanks to stem cells
  • Stem cells also have an influence on the health and nutrition of hair and hair roots
  • The method prevents hair loss

In Istanbul, we cooperate with a renowned clinic that performs this method – a patented method of hair transplantation, which was developed by experts directly at this internationally recognized clinic.

What does the stem cell hair transplant offer include?

  • Organic hair transplantation with stem cells
  • 2 nights in a single room with breakfast
  • All transfers (from the airport to the hotel, from the hotel to the hospital, transportation to the airport)
  • Preoperative examination by a doctor and blood tests
  • Consultation with the doctor before and after the procedure
  • Post-operative medicines
  • A package of hair cosmetics
  • English or German interpretation into Turkish

The follicles are then replicated in the laboratory and implanted back into the scalp in areas of loss and hair loss. This allows hair to grow where the follicles were taken and also where they are transplanted.

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