Hair loss occurs in men and women of all ages for a number of reasons. Approximately 80 million Americans suffer from hereditary hair loss (alopecia), and other hormonal issues or health conditions can lead to hair loss as well. Regardless of why you’ve lost your hair, its absence can be a source of insecurity and embarrassment. Fortunately, regenerative medicine has provided a new avenue of treatment.

At Arctic Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Chester Bradstreet provides hair restoration treatments to those who’ve lost their hair. He does this using regenerative medicine, specifically mesenchymal stem cells. Our team can help explain the process and decide if the treatment is right for you.

How does regenerative hair restoration work?

Hair restoration works by repairing your hair follicles and encouraging natural hair growth. This is done using mesenchymal stem cells, undifferentiated cells taken from donor tissue elsewhere on your body. Once these cells are injected into the scalp, they encourage new hair growth. This can help you achieve a fuller, healthier head of hair.

What should I expect?

Before beginning treatment, Dr. Bradstreet goes over your medical history and discusses your hair loss. Then, he examines your scalp to locate problem areas. Once you decide on a treatment plan and the stem cells are harvested, you can begin receiving injections.

First, we apply a topical anaesthetic to prevent pain. Then, we slowly inject the stem cell solution into your scalp. This process only takes a few moments, and there’s no downtime. When all the key areas on your scalp are treated, you can return to your daily routine.

You might notice some soreness or swelling on your scalp after the injections, but this will subside within a day or so. Your doctor might recommend a series of repeated injections to boost your results, and you can expect some degree of hair growth within a few weeks (or months).

Is hair restoration right for me?

It’s important to remember that every hair growth treatment is different, and none are 100% effective. However regenerative hair restoration can provide satisfactory results and encourage healthy, natural hair growth in those suffering from hair thinning or pattern balding.

Whether you’re struggling with severe hair loss or just unhappy with the thickness of your hair, it might be time to schedule a consultation. Dr. Bradstreet can give you more information and assess your unique situation.

To learn more, call us at (907) 290-8111, or schedule a consultation online.


Our goal is for you to leave our office with a memorable and enjoyable aesthetic experience, which is why our welcoming and compassionate staff will do everything they can to make you feel right at home.

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