Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Kerastem advanced hair therapy uses your own body fat and stem cells to regrow the hair.
Liposuction is undertaken to remove body fat from a donor area of the body. This is then treated to separate your stem cells from the fat. The stem cells are then injected into the necessary area of the head.
This method not only stimulates hair growth but also prevents future hair loss.
Unlike other treatments, this is a suitable option for women who are experiencing early onset hair loss. This is also available for both men and women who have alopecia.
You will be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you:
Prior to undergoing treatment, you will need to attend a consultation with one of our surgeons. They will be able to assess whether or not you are a suitable candidate, or whether you should undertake a different hair loss procedure.
Kerastem hair treatment is performed as a day case, so you will be able to return home once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
This procedure will be performed under a local anaesthetic. You will be awake throughout the procedure but will unable to feel any discomfort. Kerastem hair treatment involves a combination of liposuction and fat transfer using the Puregraft system.
First, the liposuction will take place to take the necessary fat. This is normally taken from the abdominal area, however, this may vary depending on how much fat you have available. This method does not involve the use of any lasers or any heat. Small incisions will be made, and cannulas are used to remove fat from the donor area.
Some of the fat is then purified, while the remaining fat is put into a Kerastem machine. This extracts the stem cells, which then enriches the purified fat. This fat is then injected into the scalp using the state of the art Puregraft system. The Puregraft system is effective in removing contaminants from the fat which significantly improves long-term retention.
This process reawakens dormant hair follicles and causes new hair to grow.
This procedure involves minimal recovery time.
You may experience some redness, bruising or swelling around the area which the liposuction took place. You may wish to treat the area with an ice pack to help with any swelling or take any pain medication if necessary.
You should be able to return to work the day after your procedure. However, you may experience some physical pain for at least one week.
You should refrain from exercising for one week.
You will be able to see noticeable hair growth occur across the next six to 12 months.
Kerastem Advanced Hair Therapy is a hair loss treatment which involves injecting your own stem cells and body fat into the head. This combines liposuction and fat transfer using the Puregraft system.
You will be suitable for Kerastem Advanced Hair Therapy if you:
Liposuction will be undertaken on the donor area of the body, which is generally the abdomen.
The fat will then be treated using the Puregraft system before it is transferred into the head.
Prior to the procedure beginning, you will be given a local anaesthetic. This means you will be awake throughout the procedure, but you will be unable to feel any pain or discomfort.
The procedure will take around 90 minutes to complete.
Kerastem advanced hair therapy is a day procedure, so you will be able to return home once your procedure has finished.
This procedure involves minimal recovery time. You may experience some redness or swelling on the treatment area. You may wish to put an icepack on the area to help decrease swelling or manage any pain.
You may experience some physical pain for up to one week.
You should be able to return to work the day after your procedure.
You should avoid exercising for one week.
You will be able to see significant improvements to the hair across the next six to 12 months.