RIGENERA™ FOR HAIRLOSS
PLASTIC SURGERY DUBAI | 25 January 2024
Close to 70% of men and 40% of women face androgenetic alopecia, a hair loss issue, at one point in their lives. Rigenera therapy is an innovative treatment procedure that regenerates hair, stimulates hair growth, and creates stronger hair by using the patient’s own stem cells.
For the treatment of early-stage balding, Dr. Vigo uses the Rigenera therapy, a procedure developed specifically for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, which mainly affects men. Baldness among men usually begins in the two front-side “triangles” and follows a characteristic pattern. The therapy can be used alone, or as a complementary therapy for hair transplantation. Rigenera is a cutting edge and one of a kind technology that can provide a quick and effective method of regenerating bio-tissues. Its purpose is to stimulate the growth of hair, thicken hair, reduce hair loss and boost the regenerative process.
This treatment is used primarily in people in the earlier stages of balding (male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss).
The concept is similar to PRP except that that growth factors are from the scalp rather than the blood, so they are more specific. It is a good option to consider if PRP has not worked.
Just like PRP, the procedure injecting the growth factors into the skin of the scalp. There are no chemical, no enzymes – just mechanical disaggregation. It is a procedure that takes around 30 minutes in a single session. The Rigenera device is a patented medical device which is CE Marked.
RIGENERA – THE MOST EFFECTIVE IN TREATING BALDNESS
– It stops hair loss through the natural regeneration process of cells.
– It does not contain any foreign matter.
– There is no risk of infection
– It immediately begins to have its beneficial effect.
– We can reach long-term results by applying it.
– It can reverse the aging process of hairs.
Currently it is a unique procedure worldwide, as there are no other similarly hair-specific, authorised and safe procedures in practice.
HOW IS BALDING TREATED WITH THE RIGENERA THERAPY?
The Rigenera therapy has three steps, which can be performed in our clinic in just 30-45 minutes.
Step 1: Dr. Vigo applies local anesthesia on the nape area behind the ears, on an approximately 1,5-2 cm2 surface (where the healthy hair follicles and cells are). By the help of a 2,5 mm biopsy needle he extracts 3 skin specimens. The sampling is absolutely painless.
Step 2: the collected samples are then being subjected to mechanical preparation after they are filtered, to separate the progenitor cells, the undifferentiated cells and the growth factor-cytokine cocktail, each of which has the ability to regenerate.
Step 3: the solution is then returned with fine needles, to the scalp’s area where the specific hair regenerating treatment is required. The growth process is started by a single treatment, by which Dr. Vigo stimulates the formation of new skin vessels, so that the hair follicles’ regeneration process begins.
WHEN ARE THE RESULTS EXPECTED?
The Rigenera therapy is a regeneration therapy, therefore the answer is less accurate than in the case of a hair transplantation. The results’ development depends on the patient’s own biology: the dynamics of hair loss, the extension of the area involved, age and genetic factors may also have an effect on the thinned area’s regeneration, the thinning hairs’ strengthening and the hairs’ regrowth.
Microscopic examinations can usually detect the appearance of miniaturised hairs within just a month. Usually from the sixth month a strong improvement can be experienced in the hair’s quality, thickness and density.
The treatment helps to restore the normal physiological cycle of hair follicle units. As a first sign, the slowdown of hair loss can be expected, followed by the improvement of density and thickness of the hair. New hair growth can be observed in the second phase of regeneration, which means in the following 6 months.