Category: Hair Loss

Hair Transplant Repairs vs. Reversals: What’s the Difference?

Most of the hair transplant patients we see at the Miami Hair Institute are undergoing the procedure for the first time. Our goal is to make it their last time as well, leaving them with full, natural-looking hair and exceeding their expectations as to what hair transplant surgery can accomplish. Unfortunately, however, many patients come to us after undergoing a transplant somewhere else that fell far short of their expectations, leaving them with a sloppy and obvious hair transplant or with visible and unsightly scars. These patients desperately look to us to fix things, and we endeavor to do so in one of two ways: hair transplant repair and hair transplant reversal.

Hair Transplant Repair

Hair transplant repair involves working with a previously but poorly performed transplant to get the patient results close to what they originally expected. It can also include work to conceal either the obviousness of their transplant or scars from their earlier procedure.

Problems with earlier surgery that often lead people to undergo a hair transplant repair include:

  • Large or poorly transplanted hair grafts to the frontal hairline that look like “hair plugs” or “doll hair”
  • A frontal hairline placed too far forward
  • Transplanted hair set in the incorrect direction
  • Scarring in the donor areas of the scalp

If the problem is with unnatural looking “hair plugs,” we can often remove them, dissect them into smaller grafts, and then re-transplant the hairs into the scalp. We may also recommend undergoing a new follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure so we can obtain additional donor hairs that we can transplant to the recipient area. This can further increase the full, natural look of the transplant. We can also use FUE to camouflage scars by transplanting hair to areas where scarring has occurred.

Hair Transplant Reversal

If the goal of hair transplant repair is to make things look like they should have after the initial surgery, the purpose of a hair transplant reversal is to make it look like the patient never had hair transplant surgery in the first place. This can involve the same techniques described above.

Hair transplant repair and reversal procedures can undoubtedly improve the results of a prior operation. But they still may not achieve the goals you had for your initial surgery. That is one reason why it is so critical to get things right the first time. Whether you are seeing us for your first hair transplant or are looking to us to improve the results of a previous one, our goal is always the same: to provide you with an exceptional patient experience and hair transplant results that leave you beyond satisfied.

Call the Miami Hair Institute Today to Learn More About Hair Transplant Repair or Reversal

At the Miami Hair Institute, our world-renowned hair transplant surgeons can help you after other doctors have failed or underperformed in their hair restoration efforts.

To learn more about hair transplant repair or reversal and to receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Hair Loss Treatments: Do’s and Don’ts

They say that when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Unfortunately, many people who start to experience hair loss keep on digging and needlessly make matters worse for themselves. While many of the reasons behind hair thinning and baldness are out of our hands – genetics, primarily – plenty of styling, lifestyle, and diet choices can have a significant impact on the health, strength, and resilience of our hair. By doing the right things and not doing the wrong things, you can make great strides in slowing or preventing further hair loss.

If you notice more hair in your sink or shower and start seeing thinning areas on your scalp, keep these hair loss do’s and don’ts in mind:

Hair Loss Do’s

  • DO eat healthy. As with other aspects of health, the health of our hair relies on eating the right foods in the right amounts to ensure we get the nutrients we need.  A diet that includes a healthy amount of protein from various sources can be key to growing and healthy hair. Few foods are as rich in protein as nuts and legumes. Nuts also contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Try to make nuts like almonds, walnuts, and cashews a regular part of your diet. Additionally, a lack of iron can contribute to hair loss. Iron-rich foods such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and other leafy greens can increase your iron intake and help feed your hair.
  • DO get enough sleep. Sufficient sleep is an indispensable part of overall health, as we expend tremendous amounts of energy every day and need the time to recharge so our bodies can function as they are supposed to. A lack of sleep keeps our bodies from repairing and regenerating hair follicles, causing hair to stop growing, weaken, and eventually fall out more than it otherwise would. Even hair that doesn’t fall out will suffer noticeably, losing shine and volume.
  • DO manage your stress. Overproduction of stress hormones contributes to adrenal fatigue, which happens when the body produces too much cortisol. In turn, this excessive production leads to a corresponding underproduction of hormones like aldosterone and androgens. Since these hormones are needed for healthy hair growth, an insufficient supply will cause thinning or balding hair. Find ways to alleviate day-to-day stress that work for you.
  • DO stay hydrated. Just as a plant won’t grow and will ultimately die without water, your hair needs to stay hydrated to stay healthy. Hair is one of the first parts of your body to show the effects of water, vitamin, and mineral deficiency. Make an effort to push fluids – at least 64 ounces of water per day.

Hair Loss Don’ts

  • DON’T wear destructive hairstyles. Some hair loss problems are caused by the way we treat and style our hair. Tight ponytails, pigtails, or braids can lead to a condition called traction alopecia. Constant and severe tension on hair follicles because of such hairstyles will damage and weaken those follicles and eventually kill them, causing them to fall out. Avoid these styling habits, and also avoid hairstyles that require hair to be tightly wound for a prolonged period or hairpieces and weaves that must be affixed or clipped to the hair.
  • DON’T smoke. Smoking limits the flow of blood in your body and reduces the amount of essential nutrients that make their way to your hair follicles. Without an adequate supply of those nutrients, your follicles will grow weak instead of just growing, and will ultimately fall out.  
  • DON’T let styling products build up. Despite concern to the contrary, there is little evidence that everyday styling products like mousse, gels, or hairspray have any adverse effect on our follicles if used correctly. The key is ensuring that you wash your hair regularly to prevent such products from contributing to any long-term buildup of sebum-based plaque. When combined with pollutants, oils, and sweat, this buildup could lead to a condition called scalp folliculitis which can make it impossible for hair follicles to support a normal hair growth cycle.

Schedule Your Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, our skilled physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that can’t be reversed at home or through changes in lifestyle or diet. Through advanced hair transplant techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients who are ready to take action and restore their hair and self-confidence.

To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

Does Chili Oil Make Hair Grow?

Is it time to turn up the heat on your hair? Some beauty bloggers and others have suggested that the answer is yes. These folks have promoted the idea that applying chili oil to your hair and scalp will encourage hair growth. But the reality is that doing so is not such a hot idea, and there is no scientific evidence to support the practice.

Relying on a “remedy” passed down from her grandmother, one such blogger reported that rubbing a mixture of red chili powder and coconut oil onto her scalp at least three times a week led to the growth of new hairs to see improvement.

While that blogger may have seen hair growth, it is doubtful it was from grandma’s magic chili mixture. There is simply no proof that it will work. In fact, it could cause more harm than good. Applying chili oil to your scalp could cause that cause irritation, burning and swelling, all of which could actually damage follicles and lead to some hair shedding. If you get the chili solution into your eyes, be prepared for even more pain.

While applying chili oil topically may not promote hair growth, there is a grain of truth to the idea that chili oil or chili peppers may support hair health and thus limit hair loss.

Chiles contain several vitamins and nutrients that can help prevent hair loss, such as potassium, iron, and vitamins B1 and B6. Additionally, the active ingredient in chiles is a substance called capsaicin. With its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, capsaicin can increase blood flow to the scalp and ensure that sufficient amounts of oxygen and nutrients make their way to your follicles.

If you want to incorporate chili peppers or chili oil into your diet with the goal of keeping your hair and scalp healthy, by all means do so. But keep the heat in your mouth, not on your head.

Schedule an Appointment Today at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute

While certain foods and a healthy diet can certainly promote hair health and reduce the chance of experiencing hair loss in many folks, it won’t be the cure-all if you are experiencing significant hair loss. At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, our world-renowned physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that can’t be fixed at home. Through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients suffering from hair loss regain their hair and their confidence.

To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

What is the Norwood Scale?

Hair loss caused by male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, doesn’t happen overnight. It is a gradual process that takes a man from a full head of hair to increased shedding, thinning areas, bald patches, and receding hairlines. Understanding and measuring that progression over time is a critical element in developing an effective hair restoration treatment strategy.

Known as the Norwood Scale, this measuring system has been used by hair restoration physicians, researchers, and patients for the past 50 years to provide a reference point for diagnosing the extent of baldness, exploring restoration options, and measuring the effectiveness of treatment. A different metric – the Ludwig Classification – is used to diagnose female hair loss.

The Norwood Scale is comprised of seven stages of baldness, each represented by a standard image and each one more pronounced than the last. From earliest to latest, those stages are:

  • Stage 1. No significant hair loss or receding of the hairline.
  • Stage 2. The hairline is slightly receding around the temples.
  • Stage 3. In this first stage where clinically significant hair loss appears, the hairline becomes deeply recessed at each temple, looking like an M, U, or V shape. The recessed spots are either totally bare or sparsely covered in hair.
  • Stage 3 vertex. The hairline remains at stage 2, but the top of the scalp (the vertex) starts to experience noticeable and significant hair loss.
  • Stage 4. More pronounced hairline recession than in stage 2, plus a sparsity of hair or lack of hair on the vertex. A band of hair that connects to the remaining hair on the sides of the scalp separates the two hair loss areas.
  • Stage 5. Still separated a bit, the two areas of hair loss are larger than they are in stage 4.
  • Stage 6. The balding area at the vertex connects with the balding at the temples, while the thin band of hair across the top of the head is gone or barely there
  • Stage 7. This is the most severe stage of male hair loss, with only a band of hair going around the sides of the head.

When You Notice the First Signs of Hair Loss, Take the First Step Towards Fixing It

For men and women alike, the first step towards addressing hair loss is arranging for a comprehensive evaluation as soon as possible. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment provide the best chance of restoring your hair — and regaining your confidence.  Schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today by calling 305.925.0222. We look forward to assisting you.

Does Washing Your Hair Everyday Cause Hair Loss?

Maybe a friend told you. Perhaps you read something on the internet about it. No matter what you may have heard about shampooing and hair loss, the truth is this: washing your hair every day – with the right shampoo will not cause you to lose your hair. In fact, keeping your hair clean and removing product, oil, pollutants, and other buildup can actually improve your hair and scalp health.

Like our faces, our scalps produce oil, also called sebum. In the right quantity, sebum can keep our skin moisturized and give our hair a healthy shine and soft texture. But too much sebum can make the scalp a breeding ground for the malassezia furfur yeast that is a primary cause of dandruff.

Similarly, the mousse, gels, hairspray, and even dry shampoo we use in our styling routines can buildup on the scalp, just like makeup can accumulate on the face if not adequately cleaned. This layer of residue can clog hair follicles, which can ultimately lead to hair thing and loss. Those who only shampoo once a week or so are particularly susceptible to this problem.

Washing your hair frequently can improve your hair health by clearing away all of that debris and giving your follicles room to grow and thrive. We all lose an average of 80-100 hairs a day as part of the natural hair growth cycle. The hairs we shed get replaced by new follicles. Regular shampooing helps get these falling follicles out of the way to make way for the new ones.

One reason folks may have a mistaken impression about shampooing every day is that they worry that doing so will dry their hair out, making the follicles more prone to damage and breakage. This is not caused by shampoo, per se, but by shampoos that contain too many harsh cleansers or chemicals. Of course, a shampoo that doesn’t provide enough cleaning agents won’t do you much good either. Most everyday shampoos do an excellent job of threading the needle between the two extremes, with mild cleansers that take care of business without leaving your hair dry or damaged.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

While washing your hair every day won’t cause hair loss, plenty of other things – like your genes – can. If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today.  To receive a personalized assessment and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Hair Loss Runs in My Family, Am I a Candidate?

When it comes to hair loss, you can often see your future by looking at the past. That’s because the odds are pretty high that the hair loss issues you are dealing with are part of your family history. Androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as pattern baldness, is a hereditary hair loss condition that is the culprit behind 95% of hair loss cases. But when you get together with your family and see a balding parent, grandparent, uncle, or aunt, does that necessarily mean you will be following in their hair loss footsteps?

The truth is that if you’re a man, look at your maternal grandfather and your own dad to get a sense of where your scalp is headed. Many of the genes that play a role in hair loss tend to come from your maternal grandfather, even though genes from all of your parents and grandparents also can be a factor. If your maternal grandfather is bald or has hair loss issues, you are likely a candidate for thinning hair yourself.

If you’re a man, your mom’s dad’s genes play an outsized role in your hair loss future because you only have one set of X chromosome genes, as opposed to two sets of autosomal genes. For the latter, you can have one set that causes baldness and one that doesn’t, giving you a moderate chance of losing your hair. However, since you only have that single set of x chromosome genes, which you share with your maternal grandfather, a baldness-related gene will be the only game in town, and that means you have a much higher risk of developing androgenetic alopecia.

Call the Miami Hair & Skin Institute Today For Your Androgenetic Alopecia Evaluation

While looking at your genetic heritage will give you some clues as to what to expect to see in your mirror over the coming years, it is not definitive or a foregone conclusion. Researchers are still studying the interaction of various genetic and other factors that contribute to hair loss. But one thing we do know for sure: we now have plentiful options for addressing hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia. Advancements in medicine, technology, and techniques have made hair restoration more available, more effective, and more convenient than ever before.

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, we pride ourselves on offering the most innovative approaches to hair restoration, and our surgeons are world-renowned experts in hair transplant surgery and other treatments.

Schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today by calling 305.925.0222.

Hair Loss Treatments in 2020

No one likes to break promises. But every year, as the calendar turns from December to January, all of us make promises to ourselves – New Year’s resolutions – that we tend to break in a matter of weeks or months (or days!)

If you are and have been experiencing hair loss, you may have had one or more New Year’s Days where you woke up and said: “This is the year I’m going to do something about it!” If that’s you, and you still haven’t done anything about your hair loss, make 2020 different. By making one phone call to the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today, you can put yourself on track for a fuller, more youthful head of hair and increased self-confidence this year.

We offer several surgical and non-surgical treatment options for men and women living with every type and degree of hair loss issues. Our world-renowned hair restoration experts have the experience and insights to choose the treatment option best suited to your goals.

Here are just a few of the effective, safe, and proven 2020 hair restoration treatments we offer at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute:

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

A popular non-invasive hair loss treatment, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) involves the use of specialized caps and combs which direct pulses of energy into inactive hair follicles. These pulses stimulate the follicles back into a phase of regrowth by promoting increased circulation and cellular respiration.

Among the LLLT options we offer is the Capillus272 laser cap. This FDA-approved device contains 272 professional-strength lasers that make it the most powerful at-home tool for treating hair loss. The cap is indistinguishable from any other baseball cap, so you can go about your life while simultaneously strengthening your hair follicles and turning the tide against hair loss.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

An increasing body of research has shown the effectiveness (and safety) of an approach to hair restoration that utilizes the body’s own natural growth and healing factors to stimulate the regrowth of hair. Platelet-rich plasma therapy takes the body’s natural processes and turbocharges them. In this therapy, we take a blood sample from the patient and place it in a centrifuge where the platelets are separated from other elements of the blood. We then inject the PRP into the treatment area, stimulating the repair and healing that the body is already working on. 

At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, the author of a comprehensive study about the use of PRP wrote that “With consensus forming around treatment protocols, studies are indicating that PRP is a safe, effective hair loss treatment that has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life of millions of people.” We agree. 

Stem Cell Therapy

Full heads of hair are the result of hair follicles which are continually regenerating, due in part to the presence of stem cells. But when those stem cells shrink and deteriorate as we age, hair stops renewing and ultimately falls out. That’s why reintroducing an individual’s own stem cells back to the follicles has the potential to create a nourishing environment which may foster regrowth and fight the battle against hair loss

Using a liposuction tool, we take fat cells from the belly, flanks, or love handles and extract the stem cells that can foster hair growth. We then inject this concentrated stem cell sample onto the scalp. The procedure is fast and minimally invasive.

Hair Restoration Drugs

Hair loss medications such as Rogaine® (Minoxidil) and Propecia are popular and proven ways to treat pattern hair loss without surgery. Both drugs, for the right patients, can stop or slow down hair loss and stimulate new hair growth in many patioent.

Hair Transplant Surgery

Of course, the Miami Hair & Skin Institute is a world leader in advanced hair transplant surgery. Our surgeons have been instrumental in the development of the most effective and widely used techniques, and have used their skills, experience, and artistry to perform successful procedures on thousands of men.

Call the Miami Hair & Skin Institute Today For Your Personalized Hair Loss Evaluation

If 2020 is the year you’re going to keep your promise to yourself to take care of your hair loss issues once and for all, we welcome the opportunity to help. Schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today by calling 305.925.0222.

The 8 Best Foods for Hair Growth

There is no doubt that what we’re born with – our genes – have an outsized role in determining whether we will spend our lives with a full head of hair or struggling with hair loss. There are nearly 300 genetic ties to hair loss, according to a recent study. But what we put in our bodies after we’re born – what we eat and what we drink – also impacts the health, resiliency, and continued growth of our hair.

You can help boost hair growth, as well as improve your overall health and well-being, with a healthy and balanced diet rich in essential vitamins and nutrients. Whether in conjunction with hair restoration treatments or simply as part of a healthy lifestyle, incorporating a wide range of readily available hair growth-promoting foods into your grocery shopping will lead is a great way to instantly create positive change in your life.

So, fill up your cart with these nine hair-positive foods:

  • Nuts. As you may remember from high school biology, proteins and their amino acids are the “building blocks” of the body. This includes your hair follicles. A diet rich in protein from various sources can be the key to strong and robust hair. Few foods are as high in protein as nuts and legumes, including walnuts, almonds, and cashews.
  • Eggs. Eggs are protein-rich, but they also have biotin, which helps produce a protein called keratin that is essential for healthy hair.
  • Salmon and other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids hydrate the scalp and stimulate follicle function while also enriching strands for a shinier glow. Salmon, trout, and sardines are great resources for boosting your omega-3 intake.
  • Spinach and other leafy greens. Iron deficiency is one of the leading causes of dietary-related hair loss. A lack of sufficient iron restricts proper blood flow – depriving follicles of growth-stimulating nutrients. Iron-rich foods such as spinach, broccoli, kale, and other leafy greens can up your iron intake and help feed your hair. Spinach also contains antioxidants, vitamins B, C and E, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which can assist with hair and scalp health.
  • Grapefruit. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron into the bloodstream. You can foster hair growth by eating these two hair-boosting nutrients together. Additionally, along with its collagen-boosting properties, the antioxidants found in vitamin C keep skin, hair, and nails nourished. Grapefruits and other fruits such as oranges, strawberries, and blueberries, contain high levels of Vitamin C necessary for hair growth.
  • Lentils. Not only are lentils an excellent protein source, they also contain ample amounts of iron, zinc, and biotin, which promote scalp health and strengthen hair.
  • Avocados. That famous guacamole you make contains a tasty mix of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B and E that help protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is vital for hair growth, while vitamin E protects your skin and hair from environmental pollutants and sun damage. 
  • Sunflower seeds. This healthy snack or salad topping contains a grab bag of hair-supporting nutrients such as protein, zinc, selenium, biotin, potassium, copper, iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium and calcium.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

Of course, changes in diet alone may not be enough to stop hair loss. At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, our world-renowned hair restoration physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that can’t be reversed at home. Through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients suffering from hair loss.

To receive a personalized hair loss evaluation and proposed treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Hair Loss Breakthrough with 3D Printing Technology

Hair Loss Breakthrough with 3D Printing Technology

One of the limitations inherent in current hair transplant surgery is the need for sufficient donor hairs. Many individuals wanting to address their hair loss through a transplant simply don’t have the needed amount of healthy hair follicles available to be extracted and moved to thinning or bald areas of their scalp. But scientists at Columbia University may have found a solution to that problem.

As recently reported in the Daily Beast, 3-D printing technology may make it possible in the not-too-distant future to grow donor hair follicles in a dish that doctors can then transplant into a patient. As Dr. Angela Christiano, the lead researcher at Columbia, put it, “We can basically create a hair farm.”

Using a 3-D printer, Christiano’s team created a mold filled with extremely tiny wells and put neonatal skin cells into those wells. They then seeded hair follicles donated by volunteers into the microwells, along with growth factors to stimulate hair growth.

Three weeks later, the mold contained small yet robust hair follicles – grown entirely outside of human skin.

While no testing has been done on humans, and no hairs grown in a mold have been transplanted into a patient, the implications of this development are potentially huge. Using current transplant methods, a patient may need up to 2,000 follicles on the back of their head to have a sufficient amount for transplantation elsewhere. Using Christiano’s innovation, it may be possible to grow an adequate amount of new hair follicles in a 3-D printed mold using just a small amount of donor hair from the patient’s scalp.  

As Christiano notes, if further testing and refinement of the technology confirm the  safety and effectiveness of hair transplants using externally grown follicles, “Hair restoration surgery would no longer be limited by the number of donor hairs.”

The Miami Hair & Skin Institute: At the Forefront of Hair Restoration Advancements

At the moment, however, hair transplant surgery does require a patient to have enough hair for transplantation. At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, we are leaders in the development and use of game-changing hair restoration methods and pride ourselves in steadfast commitment to ensuring that the procedures we perform and technology we use are safe, proven, and effective. We will continue to monitor hair restoration innovations like 3-D printing and report on any new advancements that may benefit our patients.

To schedule your personalized hair loss consultation with our world-renowned hair restoration experts, contact our Institute online or call us directly at 877-443-9070.

The Best Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia in 2019

Best Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia in 2019

If you are experiencing hair loss, the odds are pretty high that the cause of your troubles is androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as pattern baldness. Over 95% of hair loss cases are due to this hereditary hair loss condition that affects over three million Americans annually. Androgenetic alopecia causes hair miniaturization, a condition in which hair becomes thinner and finer each time it goes through the growth cycle. Eventually, these hairs cease to grow entirely and fall out.

Men, as well as women, have struggled with pattern baldness for centuries. For a long time, treatment options consisted of nothing more than wigs, toupees, and creative hairstyling efforts. None of these approaches actually addressed the underlying condition, of course, and didn’t fool most people.

Fortunately, in 2019, we now have plentiful options for addressing hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia. Advancements in medicine, technology, and techniques have made hair restoration more available, more effective, and more convenient than ever before.

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, we pride ourselves on offering the most innovative approaches to hair restoration, and our surgeons are world-renowned experts in hair transplant surgery and other treatments. Here are the best options for treating androgenetic alopecia, all of which are available at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute:

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

This non-invasive treatment option involves the use of specialized combs and caps, including the Capillus272 laser cap, a device approved by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.

LLLT nourishes hair follicles by directing pulses of energy into inactive follicles. These pulses stimulate the hairs back into a phase of regrowth by promoting increased circulation and cellular respiration.

The Capillus 272 caps we offer contain 272 professional-strength lasers that make it the most powerful at-home device for treating hair loss in men. Discreet and appearing like any other baseball cap, you can wear it throughout the day, going on with your life while your hat takes care of the business of strengthening your hair follicles.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

A rapidly expanding body of evidence supports the effectiveness (and safety) of a relatively new treatment that involves the use of the body’s own natural growth and healing factors to stimulate hair regrowth. Platelet-rich plasma therapy takes the body’s natural processes and supercharges them. A blood sample is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge where the platelets are separated from other elements of the blood. The PRP is then injected into the treatment area, stimulating the work that the body is already doing. 

Stem Cell Therapy

Full heads of hair are the result of hair follicles which are continually regenerating, due in part to the presence of stem cells. But when those stem cells shrink and deteriorate as we age, hair stops renewing and ultimately falls out. That’s why reintroducing an individual’s own stem cells back to the follicles has the potential to create a nourishing environment which may foster regrowth and fight the battle against hair loss

Using a liposuction tool, we take fat cells from the belly, flanks, or love handles and extract the stem cells that can foster hair growth. We then inject this concentrated stem cell sample onto the scalp. The procedure is fast and minimally invasive.

Hair Restoration Drugs

Hair loss medications such as Rogaine® (Minoxidil) and Propecia are popular and proven ways to treat male pattern hair loss without surgery. Both drugs, for the right patients, can stop or slow down hair loss and stimulate new hair growth in many men.

Hair Transplant Surgery

Our surgeons are world-renowned leaders in hair transplant surgery, have been instrumental in the development of the most effective and widely used techniques, and have used their skills, experience, and artistry to perform successful procedures on thousands of men.

Call the Miami Hair & Skin Institute Today For Your Androgenetic Alopecia Evaluation

If 2019 is the year you finally consider surgical or non-surgical options for addressing hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia, we welcome the opportunity to help. Schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today by calling 305.925.0222.

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