The Latest In Hair Regeneration Therapy

Friday, July 23rd, 2013


It has been almost three years since I was awarded the first FDA approved Lipokit/Adivive Fat Processing Unit and have treated 150 patients to date. This week the Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic is advancing into another area of cellular and regenerative medicine. Non surgical hair restoration with the use of topical medications such as minoxidil (Rogaine™) has had limited success and not without side effects. In addition to our IRB (Investigational Review Board) study on the use of adult fat for regenerative and therapeutic uses, we are now developing a new approach to baldness for both male and female patients.

The basis for this novel approach for hair restoration is based on a recent article by Japanese researcher Hirotaro Fukuoka, MD and his associates: –Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are one of the latest scientific breakthroughs in the field of aesthetic surgery. For many years, doctors have discarded the fat tissue removed during cosmetic surgeries, such as tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast reduction. However, it was recently found that adult stem cells can be isolated from the fat tissues and then used to rejuvenate hair and skin tissues. In addition, basic studies have reported that ADSC conditioned medium (ADSC-CM) promotes skin and hair regeneration.”

The topical product line we are introducing is labeled AAPE™, an acronym for Advanced Adipose-derived stem cell Protein Extract. There are two lines of products, one for hair restoration and the other for treating skin wrinkles and pigmentation. We are first introducing the hair product line with a unique method of application. The use of a hand held laser (Palovia™) and/or Clarisonic™ brushes enhances absorption of AAPE into the scalp. Topical retinoids and concomitant use of Latisse™ may also enhance results. This total package treatment is only available at our Renaissance Center for Cosmetic Renewal aesthetic center.

Contact Denise Merlo at 904-399-4555 for associated costs and more information on this unique and extraordinary service today!


The Latest Advance in Hair Regeneration Therapy Using Proteins Secreted
by Adipose-Derived Stem Cells

The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery

Introduction: Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) that can be harvested from fat cells are one of the latest break- throughs in the aesthetic field. In addition, basic studies have reported that ADSC conditioned medium (ADSC-CM) promotes skin and hair regeneration. We validate our novel approach, known as hair regenerative therapy, for hair growth treatment using ADSC-CM.

Hirotaro Fukuoka, MD, PhD; Hirotaka Suga, MD, PhD; Keigo Narita, MD; Rei Watanabe, MD; Satoru Shintani, DDS, PhD

The American Journal of Cosmetic Su