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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.

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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How to Prevent Premature Balding

Here at the Miami Hair and Skin, we offer a range of effective treatments to stop and reverse hair loss. From hair transplant surgery to medication to low-level laser therapy to other solutions, we can help you maintain and restore a robust, youthful-looking head of hair. One thing we can’t do, is change your genetic predisposition for hair loss. Most cases of hair loss are related to your genes, androgenetic alopecia, in particular.  You can’t change your genetic heritage either. But things aren’t hopeless. In fact, there are plenty of easy things you can do to fight back, strengthen your hair follicles, prevent premature balding, and minimize shedding

Here are five things you can do, starting right now, to prevent premature balding:

  1. Eat more protein. Protein and the amino acids they contain are essential for hair growth. A diet rich in protein from various sources can be a key to resilient and growing hair. Eggs, fish, and beef are excellent sources of protein, as are beans, lentils, and soy.
  2. Reduce your stress level. Stress can cause or contribute to a wide range of physical and psychological problems, including weight loss and gain, cardiac and digestive issues, depression, and, yes, hair loss. Overproduction of stress hormones contributes to adrenal fatigue, which is caused by the overproduction of cortisol in the body. In turn, this excessive production leads to the underproduction of hormones like aldosterone and androgens. Since these hormones are necessary for healthy hair growth, an insufficient supply will result in thinning or balding hair. Find ways to alleviate day-to-day stress that work for you.
  3. Pump iron. Iron deficiency – anemia – is one of the chief causes of dietary-related hair loss. Low iron levels restrict necessary blood flow – reducing the amount of growth-stimulating nutrients our follicles receive. Iron-rich foods like spinach, kale, broccoli, and other leafy greens can boost your iron intake and help feed your hair.
  4. Get more sleep. Adequate sleep is essential for our overall health since our bodies expend a lot of energy during the day and need time to recharge so the body can function as it is supposed to. One of these functions is repairing and regenerating hair follicles. That simply won’t happen without enough sleep. Instead, hair will stop growing, weaken, and eventually fall out more than it otherwise would.
  5. 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. Hair shafts are composed of approximately 25 percent water, and a lack of moisture weakens those shafts. Make an affirmative effort to push fluids – at least 64 ounces of water per day.

Schedule Your Hair Loss Evaluation Today

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 Miami Hair and Skin. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive your personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Creating a Natural Hairline With Hair Transplant Surgery

When you look in the mirror, does your forehead appear large than it used to? Have you spent months or years watching your hairline recede like the ocean at low tide? For many people who are in the early stages of hair loss, a diminishing hairline is a first and most noticeable sign that there is a problem. After all, you have to make an effort to see a growing bald spot on top of your head, but your receding hairline is right there in front of you every time you see your reflection. It’s also right there in front of everyone who sees you.

You may have already tried growing your hair longer or styling it differently to enhance your hairline, but that won’t fix the issue or keep it from getting worse. If you want to restore the hairline you once had, hair transplant surgery is a great way to create a natural-looking hairline.   

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we take great pride in the skill and artistry we bring to hairline restoration. Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose are world-renowned leaders in the field of hair transplant surgery. Using the most advanced technology and techniques, they have created hairlines that have improved the appearance and self-confidence of thousands of patients.

We use two primary techniques to restore hairlines, both of which accomplish the goal of a full and natural look while making it undetectable that you’ve had any surgery.

Natural Hairline Restoration With the ARTAS System

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive method of transplanting individual hair follicles into the hairline area. Using the advanced ARTAS system, we restore your hairline by transplanting permanent hair from the back or side of the head. The precision of the ARTAS system is particularly suited to hairline restoration. It digitally scans the scalp, identifying hair in its natural groupings. Selected follicles are then precisely removed, using the ARTAS system’s image-guided robotics. Most of your hair is left untouched so that the area retains its natural appearance. We then transplant the hairs near the hairline, where they will grow naturally on the hairline just as they did before.

Natural Hairlines Through the MOSAIC® Hair Restoration Procedure

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our surgeons plated a critical role development of a significant advancement in hairline restoration and treating other hair loss issues: Mosaic® Hair Restoration.

The Mosaic procedure involves designing the hairline area in an individualized manner, mimicking your unique follicular unit arrangement pattern. This approach ensures a personalized follicular pattern, so you receive the most natural hairline appearance.

Our surgeons will obtain several magnified images of your scalp in areas unaffected by the balding process. We analyze the photos to tabulate the percentages of one, two or three hair follicular units and determine their topographical arrangement unique to you. We then use this data to create a personalized, natural hairline.

Schedule Your Miami Hairline Restoration Evaluation Today

If you are ready to take action and restore your receding hairline, please schedule a personally tailored hairline evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Our doctors are specialists in creating natural hairlines and have written ground-breaking papers for peer-reviewed journals on the subject.

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

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Top 3 Topical Finasteride Myths

Top 3 Topical Finasteride MythsFinasteride, commonly known as Propecia® and Proscar®, is a widely used medication for the treatment of hair loss in men. It does a great job at maintaining existing hair and re-growing hair in a large percentage of guys dealing with androgenetic alopecia and is one of many non-surgical hair restoration treatments we offer at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami.

What is Finasteride?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved finasteride as an oral medication over 20 years ago. Its effectiveness is not in dispute: 83% of men studied were able to retain their initial follicle count, while 64% experienced re-growth after two years.

Finasteride gets these results by inhibiting the body’s production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a naturally occurring derivative of testosterone which helps with sexual development in males during fetal development and puberty. The problem is that DHT has been linked to hair loss, so reducing DHT levels can be the key to stopping hair loss in men.

In recent years the drug was introduced in a topical form, much like Rogaine. Since finasteride as a topical treatment is of fairly recent origin, many patients who are exploring hair loss treatment options hear conflicting reports or misinformation about the medication’s use in this form.

We’d like to clear up some of the most common topical finasteride myths so you can make a more informed decision about whether or not to consider this form of the drug in your efforts to combat hair loss. Of course, you should always consult with an experienced hair loss physician before making any decisions about how to proceed (and you’ll need to if you want finasteride in any form since it is prescription only).

Here are the top three finasteride myths we hear floating around:

Topical Finasteride is FDA Approved

As noted, oral finasteride was approved by the FDA for the treatment of hair loss over two decades ago. But the FDA has yet to approve the drug in topical form for this purpose, primarily because of a lack of data not because of any specific concerns about its safety. That said, finasteride’s effectiveness as a topical solution is being widely studied, and there are reports that the Swiss pharmaceutical company Polichem is working towards obtaining FDA approval in 2020.

Even though the FDA has yet to approve topical finasteride for the treatment of hair loss, it is still available in the U.S. for that purpose as an “off-label” prescription.

Topical Finasteride Has No Side Effects

DHT does much more than contribute to hair loss, which means that reducing DHT levels can have unwanted side effects. Since DHT plays a crucial role in male sexual development and mood regulation, reducing the amount of it in the body can impact these aspects of a man’s life in unwanted ways and cause:

Lower sex drive
Difficulty achieving orgasm
Abnormal ejaculation
Gynecomastia (male breast development)

The good news is that that these side effects only appear in a small minority of men (about one out of every hundred) who take finasteride orally and if any issues do arise with sexual functioning, they are almost always temporary and will return to normal after discontinuing the drug.

But some have claimed that applying finasteride as a topical treatment gets rid of these risks. While this is untrue, it is likely that the possibility of side effects from the topical application will be less than oral ingestion due to the way the body absorbs the drug.

Topical Finasteride Can Actually Cause Hair Loss

Some men using finasteride report an increase in shedding soon after they begin using it, making them worry that the drug is doing more harm than good. The reality is that this mild shedding is normal and necessary for new hair to grow. Finasteride actively stops the current hair growth cycle and begins a new one. Any hair that is in mid-cycle will fall out and be replaced by healthier, stronger hair.

As with any medication, you should discuss with your hair loss physician whether DHT blockers or other pharmaceutical treatments offer a viable and effective option for addressing your hair loss issues.

If you’re ready to do something about your hair loss, contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222 to receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan.

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Hair Loss Basics – Functions of Hair

Hair Loss Basics – Functions of Hair

We can spend a lot of time thinking about our hair. Most of those thoughts have to do with appearance; we fret about how to cut and style it or worry about it thinning or falling out. But while we may expend our mental energy on how our hair looks, we rarely pause to think about what our hair does. Like most aspects of human anatomy, hair serves a purpose, both today and in our evolutionary development over the millennia.

Our ancient ancestors were much hairier than modern humans, so many of the functions that hair had back in the day are less vital or noticeable than they are now. That said, human hair had and/or still retains many functions, including:

  • Warmth. While the reasons for the decrease in hair in humans remain unclear, it may coincide with humans finding other ways – clothing and shelter – to shield themselves from the cold and other elements. But the hair we still have still kept us warm. Cold temperatures make our muscles contract which in turn make our hairs stand upright. This traps air and insulates the body from the cold.
  • Safety. Our ancestors faced dangers and predators that we haven’t had to deal with for a long time. Early warning and awareness of threats could mean the difference between life and death. Our hair extends our sensory capabilities and sense of touch alerting us to external stimuli quicker. Think of how your hairs alert you to the presence of a fly; the insect’s displacement of the hair gives you a heads-up that it is about to annoy you before it lands on your skin.

  • Protection. Why did humans keep hair on the tops of their heads while losing so much elsewhere in the body? Human ancestors didn’t always stand or walk upright, but when they started doing so, the top of the head was the part of the body most directly exposed to the harsh rays of the sun. Hair provides important natural protection against the sun’s UV rays, which why it is so important for individuals who are bald or have thinning hair to apply scalp sunscreen when they spend time in the sun.

  • Attraction and Self-Expression. Few body parts can be manipulated, transformed, or used as a vehicle for self-expression as much as our hair. It is a way we distinguish ourselves from others, whether to project a specific image or make ourselves more attractive to potential mates.

It is this last function of hair which motivates so many people to seek help when they start having hair loss issues; few hair restoration patients seek treatment because they feel cold or want an early-warning system for insects. Losing hair can take away a vital element of self-esteem and self-image. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we understand the psychological impact hair loss can have, and we work with each patient to develop and implement individually tailored hair loss solutions that not only restore hair but restore confidence and improve quality of life.

Schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami today by calling 305.925.0222. We look forward to assisting you.

PRP with Different Preparation Systems

Miami Hair Doctors Examine Variability of PRP in ISHRS Forum International

PRP with Different Preparation SystemsNumerous hair restoration doctors have advocated the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a means to improve hair growth and limit hair loss. The use of PRP for wound healing has been well documented. It has been used for problems ranging from orthopedic injuries to dentistry. 

In this July/August edition of the ISHRS Forum International, Miami Hair doctors, Dr. Paul Rose and Dr. Aron Nusbaum, evaluate the concentration of platelets produced by four different commercially available systems. The platelet counts in the PRP were compared to the whole blood concentration of platelets in each patient. 

The results demonstrated a wide variance in platelet concentrations among the different systems.

Click here for the full PDF article from ISHRS

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we have created the most comprehensive approach for evaluating and treating patients with hair loss, while providing the very latest in scientific techniques at our state-of-the-art facility. If you are interested in exploring your options for addressing hair loss, please schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami today by calling 305.925.0222.



Are Edge Control Products Causing Your Hair Loss?

Are Edge Control Products Causing Your Hair Loss?

Are Edge Control Products Causing Your Hair Loss?For many women experiencing hair loss, the blame can be placed squarely on their genes. But heredity isn’t the only culprit for female hair loss. Often, it is the result of the way women style and treats their hair and the products they use to get the look they want. For example, traction alopecia is a specific type of hair loss that results when tension is applied to hair for a prolonged period, as with tight braids, ponytails, or cornrows.

While women of all races deal with hair loss issues, African-American women face unique risks because of common styles and looks that can weaken and damage hair follicles, making them more prone to fall out. In addition to hair loss caused by traction alopecia, edge control products popular among African-American women can contribute to shedding and loss.

Edge control products are typically firm-hold gels designed to keep frizzy edges under control. But getting that sleeked-back look requires a product strong enough to do the job. To get that strength, most edge control products contain copious amounts of alcohol. While the alcohol provides for quick-drying and hold, it can also do tremendous damage to hair follicles if used too often or if it is not cleaned from hair often enough.

Alcohol can dry out your follicles, and dry follicles are more brittle and susceptible to breakage. This is particularly true for hair along the hairline, which is often finer and shorter than hair elsewhere on the scalp. The longer alcohol-filled edge control product is left on the hair, the more likely it is that follicles will become terminally damaged and fall out. Combine this with a tight hairstyle left in place for extended periods of time, and you have a recipe for problems.

This doesn’t mean that edge control itself will lead to hair loss. It is simply a matter of using the product prudently and cleaning your hair regularly. If you want to look good without making your hair feel bad, keep these tips in mind:

  • Try to use alcohol-free or low-alcohol edge control products containing hair hydrating ingredients.
  • Thoroughly rinse out previous applications before applying another treatment of edge control product.
  • Don’t go to sleep in your edge control gel.
  • Switch-up your hairstyles on a regular basis between tight and loose.

Concerned About Hair Loss? Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami Today.

Many different treatments can be used to address female hair loss. Which treatment will be most effective depends on the causes and degree of hair loss in the individual patient. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we use a comprehensive, holistic approach for evaluating and treating women experiencing hair loss and leverage the very latest scientific advancements in hair loss treatments at our state-of-the-art facility.

Schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami today by calling 305.925.0222. We look forward to assisting you.

Progressive Pattern Hair Loss

Progressive Pattern Hair Loss Explained

Progressive Pattern Hair LossThe end result of hair loss is the same for everybody: hair that winds up on the shower floor, stuck in a brush, on your pillow, or pretty much anywhere other than your scalp. But how that hair falls out, where it falls out, and why it falls out can vary from person to person. People lose and shed their hair for different reasons, and those reasons will play a role in how baldness or thinning hair will manifest itself.

There are two primary hair loss patterns experienced by both men and women: progressive and diffuse. Understanding the differences between the two can help you identify your hair loss problem earlier and guide you as you seek options for stopping further loss and restoring your hair to a fuller, natural state.

Progressive Pattern Hair Loss

Accounting for over 95 percent of hair loss cases, progressive pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is a hereditary condition that causes hair miniaturization. This phenomenon causes hair follicles to become thinner and finer each time they progress through the growth cycle. Eventually, the follicles cease to grow at all and fall out.

Progressive pattern hair loss follows a familiar and predictable course. In men, it starts with shedding in the front of the scalp above the forehead that causes the hairline to recede gradually. This progresses to more noticeable hair loss across the top of the head, and finally toward the crown. In women, androgenetic alopecia acts differently, occurring throughout the scalp rather than in specific, isolated areas as it does in men.

Men are more likely to notice and experience pattern baldness earlier than women. 25 percent of American men see symptoms of male pattern baldness before the age of 21, approximately 66 percent of men suffer some degree of hair loss by age 35, and 85 percent of men see significant thinning related to androgenetic alopecia by age 50. About 40 percent of women experience pattern baldness but may not see any signs of thinning hair until the age of 50 or 60, long after the shedding starts.

Diffuse Hair Loss

As opposed to pattern baldness, which you can blame on your genes, diffuse hair loss is usually caused by environmental factors such as stress, hormonal imbalances, or trauma. These issues cause a condition called telogen effluvium in which hair follicles are shocked into a resting state. Since the follicles are not actively producing more hair to replace normal shedding, the thinning occurs in a diffuse pattern throughout the scalp. If the factors which are causing the thinning can be addressed and resolved, the follicles often return to their normal healthy state and fully regrow without surgical intervention.

If You See the First Signs of Hair Loss, Take the First Step Towards Fixing It

No matter how your hair loss issues become apparent, the first step towards fixing the problem is arranging for a comprehensive hair loss evaluation. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment provide the best chance of stopping further hair loss and restoring the hair you’ve lost.  Schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami today by calling us at 305.925.0222. We look forward to assisting you.

Androgenetic Alopecia in Women

How to Minimize Traumatic and Traction Alopecia

Androgenetic Traction AlopeciaMost people who experience hair loss are at the mercy of their genes. Male pattern baldness and androgenetic alopecia are hereditary conditions and the most common reasons for hair loss. While we can effectively address these conditions through hair transplant surgery, medication, and other treatments, we can’t (yet) change the genes that cause hair loss in the first place. But some problems with shedding and loss are based on our behavior rather than our genes. Traumatic and traction alopecia are hair loss conditions that can arise because of the way we treat our hair. That also means we can minimize hair loss from such conditions by changing our behavior.

What is Traumatic and Traction Alopecia?

If you put lots of stress and strain on your body, it is going to do some damage, even temporarily. You stay out in the sun too long unprotected, you will get sunburn. If you run a marathon, your muscles are going to ache (to say the least). If you try to lift a heavy object the wrong way, you could throw out your back. And if you apply constant tension to your hair follicles, those follicles will eventually experience damage, weaken, and ultimately die and fall out. This is traction alopecia.

5 Traction Alopecia Behaviors to Avoid

Traction alopecia is most often the result of hairstyles which pull hear to the breaking point, though some cases of traction alopecia are caused by a psychological disorder involving repetitive and compulsive behavior. The five main cause of traction alopecia are:

  1. Wearing unnecessarily tight ponytails, pigtails, or braids for a long period of time.
  2. Trichotillomania, a mental disorder characterized by incessant (and often unconscious) hair twisting, plucking, or pulling.
  3. Hairstyles that require hair to be tightly wound for a prolonged period.
  4. Hairpieces and weaves that must be affixed / clipped to the hair.
  5. Helmets, particularly compression-helmets like those worn while playing football, snowboarding, skiing, horseback riding, etc.

Change Your Ways to Minimize Traction Alopecia

Change isn’t always easy, but changing behavior which leads directly to hair loss is the best way to minimize shedding and hair loss due to traumatic or traction alopecia. For example, if you wear braids, try making them less tight and taking them out at night. If you unconsciously twist and pull on your hair, you may need to explore the triggers or reasons you do so and/or seek professional help you modify this behavior.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

While changing the conduct which causes traction alopecia can prevent further hair loss and damage to your follicles, restoring the hair you’ve already lost may require treatment by a hair loss physician.  At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we know how to help men and women restore their hair and their confidence no matter what the underlying cause of their hair loss.

To schedule your personalized hair loss evaluation, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.