Houston & Pearland, TX

Stem Cell Injections

Introduction to Stem Cell Injections

These days, there’s always some sort of trick or gimmick that people are pushing on you, especially if it has anything to do with personal beauty. Unlike the charlatans of old, Dr. Christopher Hankins and his team at Premiere Plastic Surgery in Pearland, TX, offer a truly remarkable and scientifically proven method to restore hair loss! Utilizing stem cells (which you may remember hearing a lot about in the early aughts), we are able to help stimulate hair follicle growth naturally. To learn more about stem cell injections for hair loss and their rejuvenating powers, we encourage you to read the information below.

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What Are Stem Cell Injections?

Stem cell injections, also known as stem cell therapy, are an innovative approach to the hair transplant procedure that can encourage the growth of your own natural hair using your body’s stem cells! Unlike other hair transplant treatments that rely on relocating hair follicles, stem cell hair restoration therapy is designed to restore the growth of natural hair follicles on your scalp to achieve long-lasting results.

Your body’s stem cells are responsible for healing and repairing tissues. These stem cells are essential building blocks that can transform into any cell type. The layer of fat below the skin is home to countless mesenchymal stem cells. Thanks to revolutionary technology, these mesenchymal stem cells can be harvested to take advantage of their regenerative properties. When introduced into areas of thinning hair, your stem cells can help regenerate hair follicles to restore proper hair growth.

Stem cell hair restoration can regrow hair through a combination of stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma treatment. The layer of fat just below your skin (known as adipose tissue) has abundant available stem cells, known as ADSCs (adipose-derived stem cells). During stem cell hair restoration, small amounts of excess fat are extracted from the body using liposuction. Small cannulas are inserted beneath the skin through tiny incisions, and stem cell-rich fat is harvested. These stem cells are concentrated and spun through a centrifuge to purify the sample. Your purified stem cells are combined with platelet-rich plasma in your blood. This mixture of stem cells and PRP is injected into the scalp and begins interacting with your existing hair follicles, repairing them and stimulating hair growth. The mixture also activates existing stem cells on your scalp to further restore thinning hair.

What Are the Benefits of Stem Cell Injections?

Houston stem cell injections have many potential benefits, including:

  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Can improve existing hair quality
  • Long-lasting results
  • Speedy recovery
  • No risk of disease transmission

Who Are the Best Candidates for Stem Cell Injections?

Both men and women all over the Houston area and beyond can undergo stem cell injections to improve their hair’s thickness and density! Stem cell treatments can:

  • Regenerate your natural hair follicles
  • Add density to areas of thinning hair
  • Address male and female pattern baldness
  • Add natural-looking fullness to your hairline
  • Achieve long-lasting hair restoration results

This treatment is ideal for patients who have some hair currently present on the scalp. Unfortunately, completely bald patients may not be candidates for this procedure. Dr. Hankins will be able to discuss and determine if this treatment is right for you during your consultation at Premier Plastic Surgery.

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Stem Cell Injections First Step

What’s the
first step?

If you are in the Houston area and looking for real hair growth results, your first step is to contact Premier Plastic Surgery in Pearland. When you come in and meet with Dr. Hankins, he will listen to your concerns and goals and assess your scalp. He will ask you questions pertaining to your medical history and lifestyle to determine your candidacy. Suppose you are deemed to be suitable for this procedure and would like to move forward with it. In that case, Dr. Hankins will create your procedure plan, and our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your first treatment session and provide you with instructions you will need to follow.

What to Expect On the Day of a Stem Cell Injection Treatment

When you come into our practice for your stem cell injection in the Houston area, a local anesthetic will first be administered to reduce any discomfort in preparation for the liposuction portion of your stem cell hair restoration procedure. Excess fat is carefully harvested from a donor area (typically the abdomen or thighs) using tiny cannulas. Once your fat is collected, it is spun through a centrifuge, which spins at a very fast rate to separate the usable stem cells. A local anesthetic is then administered to your scalp before the. The stem cell mixture is injected into the scalp to encourage hair growth. 

Stem cell hair therapy typically takes 1-2 hours to complete.

Stem Cell Recovery

After your stem cell injection, you may experience some slight swelling, redness, and irritation around the donor area, as well as the scalp. These side effects should dissipate within a few days. Patients can typically resume their daily activities the next day. 

You can expect to see results within 4-6 months of undergoing the treatment. In the months following your treatment, follow-up appointments are recommended to monitor your stem cell hair transplant results.

Stem Cell Injections Cost

How Much Do Stem Cell Injections Cost in Houston, TX?

The treatment area determines the cost of Stem Cell Injections in Houston and Pearland and what is required to improve hair follicle growth, among other factors. The best way to determine the total cost of your treatment is to come in for a free consultation with Dr. Hankins and allow him to create your procedure plan. Once this is completed, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a price breakdown. 

We also offer financing options to alleviate some of the financial stress that comes with cosmetic surgery. We want to help you regain your healthy head of hair—not make it fall out!

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Choose Dr. Hankins for your stem cell injections in Pearland and the surrounding Houston area because he sets the bar in Texas – and in Texas, we do things with confidence and stride. With a commitment to patient-centered care, Dr. Hankins evaluates each patient comprehensively, ensuring treatments align with their best interests. With five plastic surgery fellowships under distinguished mentors in the US and UK, including at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and memberships with the American Board of Pathology (ABP), the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (AAAAM), and the Texas Medical Association (TMA), Dr. Hankins is dedicated to delivering exceptional results. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas (Hook them Horns!) In the medical branch at Galveston, he completed rigorous training in general surgery and anatomic and clinical pathology. He’s the surgeon you’ve been looking for, and I can’t wait to meet you. 

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If you are considering a hair treatment in Houston, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We proudly offer stem cell injections and other effective therapies to Lake Jackson, Pearland, and Houston, TX residents.

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