International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS) Annual Meeting

POSTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018 | by Dr. Ken L. Williams

Irvine Institute of Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery (IIMCS) hair surgeon, Dr. Ken Williams, recently attended the IFATS annual meeting in the city of New Orleans. This international scientific meeting is the premier stem/stromal cell conference focusing exclusively on cellular-based therapies for numerous medical and surgical disorders based on Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells (ADRC).

Dr. Williams and affiliated medical groups in Boston and Seattle are the first dedicated medical and surgical hair surgeons to provide stem/stromal cell therapy for hair loss in men and women. “ADRC from the patients own adipose (fat tissue) represents the greatest reservoir of stem/stromal cells available for tissue and regenerative medicine.” states Dr. Williams. He adds, “early results are encouraging for this type of therapy for men and women suffering from hair loss.”

Dr. Williams is one of the first hair surgeons in the United States to introduce biocellular therapy using stem/stromal cells for hair loss in men and women. This novel medical therapy is based on adding growth factors and cytokine rich Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to the biocellular enriched Stromal Vascular Fraction (cSVF) from a small lipoaspirate procedure(LAP). This procedure obtains fat containing stem/stromal cells that is then processed in a closed sterile system and subsequently injected into the scalp of men and women experiencing hair loss.

Patients suffering from other forms of hair loss such as Alopecia Areata and Cicatrical Alopecia are also being treated using these new cellular therapies. As with all new medical or surgical therapies, clinical results vary from one patient to another, and no guaranteed results can be made.

About Dr. Williams

Ken L. Williams, Jr., D.O., FISHRS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). In addition to his IFATS and ISHRS membership, he is a member of the International Society of Stem Cells, North American Society for Hair Research, American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.