Regenera Activa – High Tech Medicine Against Hair Loss

Elisa Chistyukhina

Elisa Chistyukhina

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The specially developed Regenera Activa procedure is the newest innovation in regenerative medicine. It uses progenitor cells from the patient’s scalp to reactivate hair growth and support existing hair follicles.

Male and female hereditary hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss, both in men and women. In androgenetic alopecia, as it is scientifically called, the hair roots are sensitive to the androgen DHT, which in turn is formed from the male hormone testosterone.

In men, male pattern baldness usually begins in the early twenties; a typical symptom is the receding hairline, which – slowly but surely – moves higher and higher. In women, androgenetic alopecia or female pattern baldness usually begins later, with the onset of menopause.

There is a relatively simple reason for this. Before menopause, the testosterone that is also present in the female body is kept in check by the hormone estrogen. With the onset of menopause, the hormonal balance in the body shifts.  

What is Regenera Activa?

Regenera Activa is currently one of the most innovative and modern hair loss treatments. Of course, this treatment is also offered at the Cosmedica Clinic. It is based on autologous cell transplantation and stimulates the hair roots.

Perfect candidates for this type of treatment are patients in whom hereditary hair loss has only just begun. It is suitable for both women and men. Allergy sufferers can also undergo treatment without risk, as no enzymes or chemical additives are used. 

Usually, no special preparation is necessary. However, those who would like to undergo a Regenera Activa treatment should abstain from Minoxidil and painkillers for 10 days before the treatment.  

What does the procedure look like?

First, the scalp is locally anaesthetised and then three skin samples are taken, usually behind one ear. These have a diameter of about 2.5 mm. The skin tissue is then crushed and filtered with a special Regenera Activa microdermatome. This is a minimally invasive procedure.

What remains is a suspension that still contains the cells. This highly concentrated plasma is then injected subcutaneously into the areas of hair loss. The growth factors inside the cells stimulate the follicles to form new hair and the scalp is better supplied with blood.

As a result, the hair roots have an improved supply of nutrients and minerals. The wounds caused by the removal of the skin cells are not stitched, as they normally heal by themselves. In addition, there is no downtime; even washing your hair is possible again just one day after the treatment.

The effectiveness of Regenera Activa has already been proven in clinical studies. The treatment itself is relatively painless. Only the application of the local anaesthetic might be a bit painful. The suspension itself is injected into the scalp with microneedles.  

The treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area. First results are already visible after 30 days, and after about six months you can look forward to better hair density and healthy hair. The Regenera Activa treatment lasts for about two to three years. There are no side effects.

For whom is the Regenera Activa treatment useful?

As mentioned above, Regenera Activa stem cell therapy makes sense if the hereditary hair loss is mild to moderate. If the hair loss is already advanced, a hair transplant in Turkey can provide better results.

To determine how far the hair loss has progressed and whether one is suitable for such treatment, the Cosmedica Clinic offers a free hair analysis.