Enhancing Quality of Life and Sexual Functioning in Female Androgenetic Alopecia: Therapeutic Potential of Hair Follicle-Derived Stem Cells

    March 2024 in “Healthcare
    Katarzyna Krefft-Trzciniecka, Hanna Cisoń, Alicja Pakiet, Danuta Nowicka, Jacek C. Szepietowski
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    TLDR Stem cell treatment improved life quality and sexual function in women with hair loss.
    A study involving 23 women with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) investigated the impact of autologous cellular micrografts (ACMs), a type of stem cell treatment, on quality of life and sexual functioning. The severity of AGA decreased by an average of 1 point on the Ludwig scale after treatment. Over half of the women initially showed signs of sexual dysfunction, but post-treatment, there were significant improvements in arousal and satisfaction. Quality of life scores also improved in the areas of psychological health and environment, but not in physical health and social relationships. The study concluded that AGA negatively affects quality of life and sexual functioning, and treatments like ACMs are needed to improve these patient-reported outcomes.
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