Nanofat Stem Cell Hair Restoration

Nanofact Stem Cell Hair Restoration Raleigh, NC

Non-surgical hair restoration—namely injections such as platelet rich plasma—has shown to be more effective than topical medications such as minoxidil. With the addition of other regenerative medicine techniques, it has only improved in the last few years. The use of stem cells harvested from the patient’s fat—a process known as nanofat—is becoming popular among those seeking hair restoration. The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging provides the best nanofat stem cell hair restoration Raleigh offers.

Nanofat Stem Cell Hair Restoration Overview

Injections are not new in the world of hair restoration. Platelet rich plasma has been widely used for years to stimulate hair regrowth. However, using stem cells found in the patient’s fat is a relatively new innovation. While technically this does require surgery to harvest the fat, only a small amount of fat is necessary and the liposuction is quite minimal. Unlike other liposuction based procedures, it is performed under local anesthesia.

Stem cells from other species or donated placenta have been used for non-surgical hair growth. However, nanofat treatment is much safer and is basically impossible for the body to reject. The stem cells in nanofat are the patient’s cells and also have the ability to become new hair-bearing cells. While not the same as the skin cells on your scalp, they provide an extra layer of scaffolding in areas of hair loss.

What Is Nanofat?

Nanofat is essentially processed human fat cells. Dr. Jindal removes the fat with liposuction and then uses syringes and specific nanofat processing attachments to miniaturize the fat into nanoparticles. This breaks down the traditional fat cells and leaves behind the stem cells and growth factors in fat.

Following this process, the fat is small enough to be injected with a small needle and contains no full-size or viable fat cells. This fat can be used for plumping during a fat transfer, but it is not permanent like with a traditional fat transfer.


Nanofat stem cell hair restoration has several benefits and risks that Dr. Jindal will discuss with you during a consultation. First, some of the benefits include:

  • Improved hair growth
  • Treats thinning hair
  • Promotes thicker hair
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Speeds up cell turnover
  • Slow progression of a receding hairline
  • Repair of damaged hair follicles with stem cells
  • Provides some enhancement to the donor fat area
  • Long lasting results
  • Non-invasive
  • Scarring unlikely
  • Few side effects
  • Little downtime
  • Minimal pain during or after the procedure
  • Nearly no chance of rejection or allergic reaction
  • Little fat is needed, so most people have enough
  • Completely natural treatment
  • Fewer sessions are needed (often just one initial treatment)
  • Performed by an experienced oculoplastic surgeon
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The procedure does have some risks like any medical procedure. In general, the risks are fairly minor, temporary, or treatable. However, Dr. Jindal will also evaluate you to make sure you are a low risk candidate before you undergo the procedure. The risks can include:

  • Infection
  • Uneven or asymmetrical appearance at the donor site
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring
  • Prolonged or severe side effects
  • Necrosis
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma

The majority of the risks come from the liposuction used to harvest the fat. The injections themselves carry few major risks.

Nanofat Hair Restoration vs. PRF Hair Restoration

The two most effective injection hair restoration methods are nanofat hair restoration and PRF hair restoration. Both are likely to offer amazing results to the right patients. However, most patients who are candidates for one are likely also candidates for the other. Thus, making it difficult to choose. The table below provides some insight into which may work best for you.


  • Uses harvested fat
  • One treatment often enough for results lasting one to three years
  • Surgical component
  • Slightly more risk
  • Minor recovery required
  • More downtime


  • Uses harvested blood plasma/fibrin
  • Multiple sessions needed with recommended yearly touch-ups
  • Completely non-surgical
  • Less risk
  • No recovery required
  • Less downtime

The procedures have more in common: they both contain natural stem cells, completely natural, and highly effective. However, you can also combine the two and mix PRF in with the nanofat during the processing stage. This can promote even better results.

The Nanofat Stem Cell Hair Restoration Procedure

Once you come into the harvest for your nanofat hair treatment, you will be prepared for the procedure and meet with Dr. Jindal briefly to make markings if necessary. From there, he will disinfect the areas and begin injecting the local anesthetic and applying topical numbing cream if necessary.Harvesting The FatAfter numbing the donor site, Dr. Jindal will make a small access point and insert the liposuction cannula. Gently he will remove fat via fat grafting liposuction. Usually, it does not take longer than ten to twenty minutes since not much fat is necessary for the procedure.Creating NanofatNext, Dr. Jindal will use two syringes and specially designed nanofat attachments and transfer the fat through the attachments and into each syringe. This cleanses and processes the fat into nanofat so that no actual, viable fat cells remain. Platelet rich fibrin can also be added at this step if desired.This can take between ten minutes and forty minutes depending on the amount of fat that needs processing and other factors. Once it is small enough and ready for injection, Dr. Jindal will then begin injecting the nanofat into the scalp.Injecting The NanofatThe injection process will look similar to any other hair restoration injection. Using a small needle, he will inject the nanofat into the scalp. The number of individual pokes will vary but can go over 100 sometimes. Your scalp should feel numb, so you will likely remain fairly comfortable. Some pressure is sometimes felt, but the injections themselves generally do not cause any pain during the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the fat should not cause any extra volume to the scalp. Such small amounts are injected that the fat is not viable to take root in the area. However, immediately after the procedure, you may have some swelling and unevenness, this should subside in the following days and weeks.

Yes, some patients may experience some minor side effects following Raleigh nanofat hair restoration. These side effects may include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Scalp tightness
  • Bruising (more likely at the donor site)
  • Pinpoint bleeding
  • Post-treatment discomfort or pain

The amount of time it takes someone to see their results varies widely depending on various outside factors. Most people should start seeing results within three to six months of their nanofat hair restoration treatment. Some may see results significantly sooner, but it is not guaranteed that results will occur quickly.

While a nanofat stem cell hair restoration procedure often only requires one treatment to see results, in some cases, two may be required if the patient has more extensive hair loss. It cannot bring a full head of hair back in bald or mostly bald patients, but this is one of the better treatments for more advanced stages of male pattern baldness.

Somewhat, though, technically, it is not permanent. Some of the results of the nanofat do have the potential to be permanent. However, the conditions damaging your hair follicles and causing hair loss cannot be stopped. Therefore, hair loss in the repaired follicles can still happen in the future.

Like other hair restoration methods outside of hair transplant, it is not completely permanent and should be considered so. Though, the benefits it offers can certainly slow down hair loss and make a difference in future hair loss.

Nanofat hair restoration does require more of a recovery than other injection hair treatments due to the addition of liposuction. While minor and only a small amount, you will still need to wear a compression garment in the area and limit physical activity for a couple of weeks. Otherwise, patients can usually return to work without too many problems within a few days.

Cutting Edge Nanofat Stem Cell Hair Restoration At JIYA

The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging focuses on holistic cosmetic treatments to treat and prevent hair loss. While providing the traditional hair loss treatments, Dr. Jindal also uses cutting edge technology and procedures such as nanofat stem cell injections to treat hair loss. This reduces the number of sessions needed and increases efficacy. The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging provides the best non-surgical hair restoration Raleigh offers.

Dr. Sumeet Jindal is an experienced and skillful oculoplastic surgeon who performs both surgical and non-surgical procedures. When it comes to treating hair loss, he is trained in all major hair restoration techniques and holistically evaluates each patient to recommend the ideal hair loss solution for their needs. He also performs liposuction outside of the nanofat procedure and other forms of regenerative hair restoration. This makes him an extremely qualified nanofat hair restoration provider.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at (919) 929-6006. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator or contact form.