For people who prefer not to undergo surgical procedures, there are currently many types of topical and ingestible treatments available. However, where researchers previously experimented with chemical and natural compounds, the focus has now shifted towards stem cell therapy.
Stem cells are incredibly versatile and have great potential for making headway in the quest to create new hair follicles where dead or dormant ones were predominant. In essence, stem cells are cells in the body that are figurative “blank slates”. That is, they are cells that have yet to enter the stage of development that “programs” them to give them their own specific purpose. Therefore, the potential exists for scientists to be able to create a blueprint for these cells to perform distinct functions such as growing hair. At the moment, there are several reputable companies working towards hair loss resolutions. They offer stem cell therapy in various forms such as a topical or injectable solution or an orally administered pill. Each of these companies have their own approach to the research and advancement of these products, and they are in varying stages of development. Some companies are currently conducting clinical trials.