Applied Biology’s stem cell injection kit is very similar to the Regenera Activa procedure which was featured in a recent Follicle Thought article. In this procedure a tissue sample is taken from the donor area of the scalp and processed through a machine which creates a stem cell serum from the tissue. Dr. Goren tells me that stem cells from the hair follicle bulge, dermal papilla, and fat tissue are utilized in this treatment. The extracted serum is then injected into the compromised area of the scalp to repopulate stem cell pools and revitalize hair follicles.
Dr. Goren says the cost of Applied Biology’s kit is much lower than the Regenera system, and thus, could make the procedure more cost effective to consumers. I’m told Applied Biology’s kit has recently begun testing in Asia and I should be receiving some before and after images of the first patients soon.