New Hair Root Stem Cell Treatment from South Korea

Hair Root Stem Cells
New hair root stem cell treatment for Gemma Hair Transplant Center (South Korea). Screenshot from the clinic video at the bottom of this post.

Last month, someone sent me an interesting link to a new type of stem cell based non-surgical hair growth procedure in South Korea. It is offerred by Park Kyung-won, director of the Gemma Hair Transplant Center.

It seems like the original English version of the article is no longer available. I initially used that one to write my post. Note that Gemma hair also has a blog on Naver.

Mr. Park has been offerring hair transplants and conducting hair loss research for almost two decades. Almost 15,000 hair transplant procedures have been perofmed at this clinic as of 2024.

South Korea is a world leader when it comes to cosmetic procedures and new experimental regenerative medicine treatments. In the world of exosomes, a South Korean company named ExoCoBio is making big waves in Europe. And of course we have all become familiar with CosmeRNA, the world’s first RNA-based cosmetic hair loss treatment. The number of South Korean companies involved in creating new hair loss products and treatments is particularly impressive.

New Hair Stem Cell Transplantation Process

This new stem cell based process was validated for efficacy at Hanyang University Medical School (South Korea) in 2023. Moreover, in October 2023, Director Park filed a patent application for “a method for promoting transplantation and growth after transplantation using hair stem cells.”

According to Park Kyung-won (in the original English version of the article):

“The larynx has relatively more hair than other areas and is immune to the ‘DHT hormone’ that attacks hair follicles,” he said. “We have succeeded in commercializing non-surgical treatment in Korea that injects hair root stem cells collected from the larynx into the hair loss area for the first time.”

He goes on to say that after just one stem cell transplant procedure, it is possible to activate resting hair follicles and make existing hair thicker.

The description of this process is a bit confusing due to the use of the word larynx, which is the internal voice box area near the middle of your neck. Does this really just mean the beard or body hair near your throat region?

Considering that this is in South Korea, I doubt that too many residents have dense beards running all the way down to the middle of their necks.

Update: In the Korean version of the article, they use the phrase “occipital area” area, and this makes more sense.

“The occipital area has relatively more hair than other areas and has immunity to the ‘DHT hormone’ that attacks hair follicles.”

Also confusing is that later on in the (original) article, it talks about extraction from the occipital region of the scalp. And the use of a 5cc activated blood solution, which they refer to as platelet-rich-plasma (PRP). Perhaps some of these issues are due to Korean to English translation of the interview?

Another vague statement:

“Stem cells proliferate on their own, so you only need to collect 100 to 200 hairs to plant 3000 hairs.”

Follicle Stem Cell Extraction Kits

Below is a new Korean video from Gemma Hair Tansplant Center. The last one-third of it has an Indian doctor named Dr. Surtakant who is from Cryobank Research Centre (India) talking in English. He discusses the increasing popularity of non-surgical follicle stem cell hair transplants in India. He specifically mentions these new stem cell extraction kits and their difference from PRP.

In 2023, Dr. Park partnered with Cryo Center (India) to increase the purity of stem cells. Since then, he has purchased ownership of the “stem cell extraction kit” developed by Cryo Center. Only high-purity stem cells remain after processing. I assume this Cryo Center is the same as the Cryobank Research Centre shown in the below YouTube video.

The efficacy of the kit was verified at Hanyang University Medical School (South Korea). According to Kang Joo-seop, a professor of pharmacology at Hanyang University:

“Tissue staining tests such as ‘H&E’ and ‘IHC’ were conducted on stem cell fluids extracted by kits, and a large amount of Sox-10 (embedded stem cell-specific expression antibodies) were found.”

He also states that the PRP type solution from these kits contains far greater amounts of stem cells than what was seen in past autologous hair stem cell therapy attempts.

As of February 2024, Director Park’s injection of hair stem cells has been administered in about 40 patients.


3 thoughts on “New Hair Root Stem Cell Treatment from South Korea”

  1. I sincerely believe that after Fukuda’s desperation, we all thought that his clinical trials would be based on the transplantation of hair follicle germs and it turned out that his trials would be based on the multiplication and injection of DP cells from the donor area. All subsequent news about clinical trials and timelines have focused on the same thing. If you look at the latest interview with Takashi Kondo from Organtech, he talks about regeneration by cell injection, which makes me think of the same technique and then his timelines would not seem wrong to me, Stemson has decided to develop the same and offer this technique and so on . successively, I do not want to say the same about this news because I do not see the logic in transplanting cells from the larynx, but I want to say that the advances are directed here, the multiplication and injection of DP cells from the donor area. , I think it is something simple and that it can be a cure for people who have not yet lost all their hair since they could improve their appearance with a transplant (if they wish) and keep their native hair for life without having to take medicines. and without fear of losing my hair, only time will make or break my reason. I would like the definitive cure that is hair cloning, which would be the cure for all types of people, to be there much sooner, but I think it is something very complicated and that we have to be happy now. PS: Could I post this comment and not the previous administrator, half of the translation was deleted and I had to rewrite it… Sorry

  2. What’s more, for a long time I was following the work of a hair clinic in Spain, CFS in Barcelona, ​​which was working on a hair transplant model in which they used a smaller tool for extraction in which they did not completely section the hair follicle. of the donor area but left part of it, which contained cells from the dermal papilla and promised to achieve 100% regeneration of the donor area, thus obtaining an unlimited donor area. This work never bore fruit because I believe that the cells by themselves, without the organ that is the follicle, are not capable of regenerating an entire follicle, but what we are talking about now is injecting only the cells in the area. donor in live follicles affected by alopecia, if these cells are integrated into the hair cycle of those follicles (although they must be replaced from time to time) those follicles will be resistant to DHT

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