Autologous (patient’s own) cells are known to be useful in treating hair loss.
Natural hair loss (usually referred to as Pattern Hair Loss) as well as drug-induced hair loss (particularly, hair loss due to chemotherapy in cancer patients) can be treated using patient's own cells.
Use of patient’s own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has shown to reverse hair loss by itself or in conjunction with hair transplantation. A number of studies have documented the beneficial effects of PRP in hair loss.
In addition, patient’s bone marrow-derived stem cells could be useful in attenuating hair loss by improving microvasculature and blood supply to the hair follicles.
Careful evaluation of the hair loss problem is required. This is especially important in Female Pattern Hair Loss patients.