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Autologous adipose transplantation an effective method to treat alopecia after trauma: a case report

Authors Nilforoushzadeh MA, Lotfi E, Heidari-Kharaji M

Received 26 May 2019

Accepted for publication 30 July 2019

Published 3 September 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 647—651


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg

Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh1,2, Elaheh Lotfi1,2, Maryam Heidari-Kharaji1,2

1Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2Jordan Dermatology and Hair Transplantation Center, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence: Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh
Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, No. 4, Maryam Blind Alley, South Kamranieh Street, Tehran 1937957511, Iran
Tel +98 212 221 5558

Abstract: Finding new therapies for male and female pattern hair loss treatment remains as great interest. The autologous fat grafting technique is a new method, and clinical experience was increased over the past 10–15 years. Adipose tissue is a biologically active and important tissue and can help drive the complex hair growth cycle. Surgeons have previously reported that autologous fat not only have a positive affect for reconstructive volume and esthetics after transplant but can also have positive skin and hair changes post-transplantation. In this study, lipoaspiration of adipose was performed by cannula and scalp injection was done. In this case report, the authors report that scalp injection of adipose tissue has a positive effect on a patient with alopecia after trauma. The findings suggest adipose tissue can be a promising alternative method to treating men and women alopecia.

Keywords: alopecia, adipose, trauma, transplantation

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