Point-of-Care Adipose-derived Cells for Hair Growth (ASVF-2016)


Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss. Although alopecia is considered a minor dermatologic condition, it is seen as a serious condition with major life consequences.

ADSCs (Adipose Derived Stromal Cells), also called Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) cells, include regenerative cell populations derived from adipose tissue and thus are potentially important to multiple disease processes and therapeutic applications for the repair and regeneration of acute and chronically damaged tissues. It has been postulated that SVF cells may promote hair regeneration by increasing the hair-inducing ability of dermal papillae (DP) cells.

The general objective of this study is to conduct a safety and feasibility study of a single injection of autologous adipose-derived SVF cells for the treatment of alopecia.

Interested? Please contact Irina Korytov:


  • The participants will undergo a standard tumescent liposuction to harvest adipose tissue. 
  • The adipose tissue will then be processed for obtain the Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells (SVF Cells) for a single injection for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. 
  • Before the procedure, hair measurements will be performed in the 2cm x 2cm site for density (number of hairs per square centimeter) and thickness (mm) of the hair to compare to the measurements after the procedure at pre-procedure, 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months.

For more details about study procedures, please contact the study team. 


  • 18-60 years old
  • Subjects will be in good health with a BMI < 35.
  • Must have at least a 2cm x 2cm spot on the scalp which shows evidence of alopecia without scarring or traumatic injury
  • Able and willing to make the required study visits.
  • Able and willing to give consent and follow study instructions.
  • Must speak, read and understand English

For more details about eligibility requirements, please contact the study team. 


18 to 65




Alopecia areata, Hair loss, Hair transplant

Principal Investigator

Adam Katz, MD


Department of Surgery

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