How to Handle a Bald Spot
A bald spot on the crown of the head is one of the defining features of male pattern hair loss. It is also often the first way people realize that they have a hair loss issue. It can be disconcerting to watch what was once a full head of hair slowly give way to a growing patch of bare skin. While there is no cure for male pattern baldness, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to handle a bald spot that can make it less prominent or restore hair to the affected area.
At The Miami Hair Institute, we offer several surgical and non-surgical treatment options for individuals with bald spots or other hair loss issues. Here are just a few of the safe, effective, and proven hair restoration treatments that we use to handle bald spots:
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is an increasingly popular non-invasive approach to hair restoration. LLLT involves the use of specially designed caps and combs that direct pulses of energy into inactive hair follicles, stimulating them back into a regrowth phase by promoting increased circulation and cellular respiration.
The FDA-approved Capillus272 laser cap device contains 272 small, professional-strength lasers but is otherwise indistinguishable from any regular baseball cap, so you can go about your life while you strengthen your hair follicles and reduce the size and prominence of your bald spot.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma therapy takes the body’s natural healing and growth processes and turbocharges them. In PRP therapy, we take a blood sample from the patient and place it in a centrifuge that separates the platelets 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 engaged in.
Stem Cell Therapy
Full heads of hair result from hair follicles that continually regenerate, due in part to the presence of stem cells. But stem cells can shrink and deteriorate as we age, which causes hair to stop renewing and ultimately fall out. That’s why reintroducing an individual’s own stem cells back to the follicles has the potential to create a nourishing effect that may foster regrowth in balding areas.
In stem cell therapy, we take fat cells from the belly, flanks, or love handles using a liposuction tool 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 Medications
Hair loss medications such as Propecia and Rogaine® (Minoxidil) are proven, popular and non-surgical ways to treat bald spots caused by pattern hair loss. Both drugs, for certain patients, can stop or slow down hair loss and even stimulate new hair growth.
Hair Transplant Surgery
Of course, the Miami Hair Institute is a world leader in advanced hair transplant surgery. Our surgeons have been pioneers in the development of the most influential and widely used surgical techniques and have used their skills, experience, and artistry to perform successful procedures on thousands of patients from around the globe.
Call the Miami Hair Today For Your Personalized Hair Loss Evaluation
If you have a bald spot or are experiencing any other kind of hair loss issue, we welcome the opportunity to help. Schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair Institute today by calling 305.925.0222.