Articles Tagged with: hair restoration

Can I Have a Guarantee For My Hair Transplant? 

Can I Have a Guarantee For My Hair Transplant? There are few, if any, guarantees in life. No one can predict the future, and no one can honestly promise you that everything will go as planned. That said, if you want a particular outcome or result, there are almost always things you can do to increase the odds of things going right. Exercising, eating well, and living a healthy lifestyle can significantly increase your chances of living longer, for example, but it is no guarantee that you actually will.

The same goes for any type of medical procedure, especially surgery. If you were about to undergo open-heart surgery, your doctor can give you a prognosis, can tell you how he or she thinks things should go, but they ethically cannot and should not promise you that everything will go perfectly.

But if the doctor you chose for your operation is one of the best in the world, is well-known for their skills and talents, and has successfully performed this kind of surgery thousands of times, you’ll feel a lot more confident about the likelihood of a good result.

Don’t Look for Guarantees – Look for the Best

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we don’t offer guarantees regarding the outcome of hair restoration procedures. We can and do guarantee, however, that you will receive unmatched personal attention care from two of the world’s most acclaimed and recognized hair transplant surgeons; doctors whose work can be seen on the heads of thousands of satisfied patients in Florida and around the globe.

Drs. Bernard Nusbaum and Paul Rose developed and use an innovative and comprehensive approach for evaluating and treating patients with hair loss while providing the very latest in surgical procedures and techniques at our state-of-the-art facility. Both doctors are widely recognized and acclaimed leaders in the field of hair restoration surgery, developing the cutting-edge methods which have since become standard around the world. Each brings over twenty-five years of experience and professional expertise and have successfully performed tens of thousands of procedures.

Making the Right Choice in Surgeons Is Your Best Guarantee

Choosing the right hair restoration professional or hair transplant surgeon can be the best guarantee that you will be pleased with the outcome of your procedure. In South Florida and elsewhere, there is no shortage of doctors, clinics, or other companies that hold themselves out as being the solution to your hair loss problems. Make sure you make the right decision by knowing what to look for and what questions to ask.

When you arrange for an initial consultation at hair loss clinic, make sure you are meeting with a doctor, not simply someone referred to as a “consultant.” Then feel free to ask the physician some or all of these 15 questions to learn more about their experience, qualifications, and approach.  Once you have found the doctor who makes you feel comfortable and confident, they will recommend the hair restoration technique best suited for your specific needs and goals.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

When you decide to do something about your hair loss and schedule an appointment at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we guarantee that you will receive a thorough and personalized hair loss evaluation using our comprehensive and proven methodology.

This can include obtaining a detailed medical history, performing an in-depth scalp examination using advanced diagnostic tools and, if needed, performing blood tests to detect any underlying imbalances or deficiencies that may be contributing to the hair loss problem. With this information, we can determine the cause of hair loss and choose the treatment option designed to achieve optimal results.

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

Hairlines and Heart Health- Is Hair Loss a Sign of Heart Disease?

What You Can Do About Your Receding Hairline

Receding HairlineFor many men starting to face the reality of hair loss, a receding hairline is the first, most apparent sign that a problem exists. You may not easily see an expanding bald spot on the top of your head, but that ever-growing forehead stares back at you every time you look in the mirror.

If you want to diminish the appearance of your receding hairline, you can talk to your barber or hairstylist about looks that can do so, much in the same way that dark clothes or vertical stripes can hide an expanding midsection. But changing your wardrobe doesn’t make those extra pounds go away, and a new hairstyle won’t stop your hairline from creeping further back on your head.

If you genuinely want to address your receding hairline, you need to do more. That more often takes the form of a hair transplant. The advanced surgical hairline restoration techniques we use at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami have helped thousands of men regain the natural-looking hairline they once had.

There are two primary approaches we take for hairline restoration. Both are safe, effective, and implemented by two of the most acclaimed leaders in the field, Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Using the ARTAS System

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive method of transplanting individual hair follicles into the hairline area. We perform FUE procedures using the advanced ARTAS system, which restores your hair by transplanting permanent hair from the back or side of the head into thinning areas, including the hairline. The ARTAS system to digitally scans areas of 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 the transplanted hair will then grow naturally on the hairline just as it did before.

MOSAIC® Hair Restoration

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our commitment to innovation has led to our development of a novel advancement in hairline restoration hairlines and other hair loss issues: Mosaic® Hair Restoration.

The Mosaic procedure consists of designing the recipient area in an individualized manner, mimicking each patient’s unique follicular unit arrangement pattern. This approach ensures a personalized follicular pattern, so each patient receives the most natural hairline outcome.

In practice, our surgeons obtain several magnified images of the patient’s scalp in areas unaffected by the balding process. We analyze the images to tabulate the percentages of one, two or three hair follicular units and determine their topographical arrangement unique for that patient. This data is then used for creating a personalized, natural hairline.

Schedule Your Miami Hairline Restoration Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your receding hairline and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hairline evaluation at the Hair 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.

Hair Loss Prevention Plan: Vitamin D

Hair Loss Prevention Plan: Vitamin D

Hair Loss Prevention Plan: Vitamin DNot all hair loss prevention steps involve professional intervention or medication. There are plenty of lifestyle and diet changes which can help strengthen your hair follicles, encourage hair growth, reduce the likelihood of shedding. If you are trying to maximize your chances of maintaining your existing hair and minimizing additional loss, then the letter “D” needs to become a more significant part of your daily vocabulary. Specifically, Vitamin D. This essential nutrient plays a crucial role in the in the strength and growth of hair. Conversely, an insufficient supply of vitamin D has been linked to alopecia, also known as spot baldness.

Vitamin D and Hair Loss

Vitamin D is an impressive multitasker when it comes to our overall health. It bolsters our immune system, preserves the strength of our bones, and keeps illness at bay. Some research suggests that low vitamin D levels can contribute to depression, heart disease, and cancer.

Research has also found a connection between vitamin D and the promotion of healthy hair follicles and hair growth. A 2014 study published in Molecular Endocrinology found that hair regrew in mice two weeks after introducing vitamin D receptors, while other studies have suggested that a lack of sufficient vitamin D intake may lead directly to hair loss.

How to Up Your Vitamin D Intake

You don’t need to look far for a source of vitamin D; you just have to look up. The sun is our primary source of vitamin D, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin.” But there also plenty of foods rich in the nutrient, such as fish, fish liver oil, dairy, and eggs.  Supplements can also be an excellent way to increase your vitamin D levels.

While vitamin D isn’t a “cure” for baldness, healthy levels of vitamin D can strengthen your hair and reduce the chances of hair loss. If you are considering increasing your vitamin D intake substantially, you should consult with your doctor before making any significant changes to your diet. Excessively elevated vitamin D levels can create health problems, such as calcium accumulation in the blood which may cause weakness or problems with the kidneys.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

Of course, changes in diet alone may not stop your hair from falling out or restore your hair to the fullness it once had. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our skilled physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that you can’t reverse on your own. Through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help you address your hair loss issues and improve your appearance and self-confidence.

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

Minoxidil

Hair Loss Prevention Plan: Minoxidil (Rogaine®)

Minoxidil You can’t fight a battle or win a war without a well-thought-out strategy or plan of attack. Those plans have to take into consideration the battlefield, the nature and strength of the enemy, and the objectives of the battle. All of this also applies to the war against balding and hair loss. If you are losing hair and want to do something about it, you need a plan to prevent any further loss and beat back the forces that are attacking your appearance and self-confidence.

Having a hair loss prevention plan in place can reduce the likelihood of hair loss, slow down or stop hair loss once it starts, and increase the strength and resiliency of your follicles. Implementing such a plan is particularly important for those who are genetically predisposed to hair loss or who have noticed early signs of shedding, thinning, or balding.

There are many ways to attack hair loss, and which way will get optimal results for you will depend on your specific condition as evaluated by a hair loss professional. One common hair loss prevention plan involves the use of the popular hair loss medication Minoxidil, more commonly known as Rogaine®.

What is Minoxidil and How Does It Work?

In the early 1980s, scientists found that Minoxidil was effective at stimulating new hair growth. Shortly after that, the drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a topical treatment for male pattern baldness as well as baldness in women.

Minoxidil works by converting vellus hairs, which are short, fine body hairs to terminal hairs – fully developed “regular” hairs thus increasing the size of hair follicles that have been affected by pattern baldness. The drug also prolongs the growth phase of the hair follicle growth cycle, which results in thicker hair.

The drug is typically applied topically to the scalp once or twice each depending on the patient’s condition and the doctor’s recommendation. Application is easily done at home.

How Effective is Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is proven to help slow or stop hereditary hair loss in four out of five people. Some patients will even grow new hair after regular use of the medication. Rogaine® for Men Extra Strength usually starts to work and show results after about eight weeks of treatment, while Rogaine® for Men Regular Strength works after up to four months of treatment.

Individual users of Regular Strength Rogaine® have reported success rates of 30-40% while users of Extra Strength Rogaine have seen success rates closer to 50-60%.

Once usage is discontinued, the hair loss which had been slowed or stopped will resume and the “re-growth” hair will most likely fall out.

It’s important to note that Minoxidil is not a cure for baldness. Its real benefits are stopping or slowing hair loss. The drug’s effectiveness depends on how advanced your hair loss has become.

If you’re ready to do something about thinning hair and implement an effective hair loss prevention plan, 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.

Stem Cell Therapy

Can Stem Cell Therapy Replace Hair Transplants

Stem Cell TherapyStem cells are the multi-talented repairmen of our bodies, maintaining and restoring healthy functioning everywhere, fixing the body by dividing and replacing damaged tissues. For a number of years, stem cell research has held the promise of leveraging their power to promote healing and treat a wide range of ailments and issues. Now new stem cell efforts and techniques are showing that reintroducing an individual’s own stem cell back into hair follicles can create a nourishing environment which may foster regrowth and fight the battle against hair loss.

Multiple teams of researchers are currently working on stem cell hair loss therapies, and some techniques have advanced to the point such that they are being used effectively on patients suffering from hair loss, including stem cell therapy offered at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami.

Minimally invasive, stem cell therapy for hair loss involves isolating a few ounces of adult stem cells from fat deposits in the abdomen, flanks, or love handles and reintroducing those cells to the scalp. A physician removes those fat cells from the patient’s midsection using a “mini” liposuction procedure. Before this approximately 20-minute-long outpatient procedure, the doctor will administer a mild oral sedative and local anesthesia, minimizing pain or discomfort.

Following the liposuction, the physicians performing the procedure will isolate the stem cells while you rest. Once isolated, the hair loss physician will inject the stem cells into targeted areas of the scalp, where they will start their work stimulating hair growth.

The whole procedure should last approximately three hours. As an outpatient procedure, patients can go home shortly after that. However, since mild sedation is involved, patients should arrange for someone else to drive them home. While there may be some mild soreness after the procedure, patients should be able to go back to work the next day.

It may take a few months before noticing results. Since this is a relatively new procedure, it is not yet clear how long results will last. However, the team at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami is optimistic about the potential for long-term hair regrowth, particularly with ongoing treatment.

Research has found stem cell hair transplants can be an effective way of treating hair loss conditions such as:

  • male androgenetic alopecia
  • androgenetic alopecia
  • cicatricial alopecia

Stem cell treatment can be used in conjunction with hair transplant surgery, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, topical treatments or low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to increase your chances of a successful outcome.

To consult with Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose about whether Miami stem cell hair therapies may be a good option for your hair loss issues, please call our office at 305-925-0222 or contact us online to book your evaluation and consultation.  

Does WEN Cause Hair Loss?

Damaging Hair Care Practices to Avoid

Does WEN Cause Hair Loss?Nature v. nurture. It is the age-old debate about what makes us who we are. Is it what we were born with, is it the lessons we learn and the habits we develop, or is it a mix of both?

When it comes to hair loss, the genes you were born with – nature – play a dominant role in determining whether you will develop some of the most common hair loss conditions such as male pattern baldness and androgenetic alopecia. But the way you treat your hair and the hair care practices you use – nurture – can also affect the strength and health of your hair and impact whether you’ll suffer from hair loss.

Unfortunately, many of the ways we treat or style our hair to make it look the way we want it to can, over time, make our hair look a way we definitely don’t want it to. Try to avoid these damaging hair care practices so your hair stays healthy – and on your head:

  • Brushing and styling while wet. When your hair is wet, it is at its most vulnerable and more prone to damage. When you brush or comb your hair while wet, it can stretch your hair follicles and cause breakage. Blot your hair with a towel and wait for a bit before blow-drying or styling your hair.
  • Too much heat. Heat may help you dry and style your hair, but too much heat is a terrible thing for your hair. That flat iron can do wonders if you want to straighten your hair, but be mindful of how much heat you use; if the flat iron is too hot, it will make your hair follicles dry and brittle and result in hair breakage. Similarly, use a lower setting on your hair dryer or attach a diffuser to keep the heat from frying your follicles.
  • Tight hairstyles. Traumatic and traction alopecia are hair loss conditions that can arise if you apply constant tension and strain to your hair follicles through the way you style and wear it. When you keep hair follicles stretched to their breaking point they will, in fact, break and can eventually die and fall out. Avoid wearing unnecessarily tight ponytails, pigtails, or braids for an extended period or hairstyles that keep hair tightly wound for a prolonged time.
  • Product buildup. Gels, mousse, hairspray or other styling products do not inherently contribute to hair loss. But if you leave product in your hair too long without washing it out, it can cause damage which could lead to hair shedding. The key is washing your hair regularly to prevent styling products from contributing to any long-term buildup of sebum-based plaque which could lead to a condition called scalp folliculitis. Over time, the irritation that is the most prominent symptom of folliculitis may make it impossible for the hair follicle to support a normal hair growth cycle. This irritation can become so acute that it damages the hair follicle permanently.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

While avoiding bad hair care and styling behaviors can help you prevent follicle damage and reduce the chances of avoidable hair loss, restoring any 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 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.

Hair Loss Myths

Air Pollution and Male Pattern Baldness

Hair Loss MythsMale pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is a hereditary condition which afflicts two-thirds or men by the age of 35. By age 50, over 85 percent of men will develop signs of pattern baldness. While your genes will determine whether you are predisposed to androgenetic alopecia, other factors can contribute to the progression and degree of hair loss caused by the condition. Stress, poor diet, certain medications and treatments, and trauma are all non-genetic issues which can further weaken or destroy already vulnerable follicles. So too can the air pollution that surrounds all of us.

Air pollution is the source of a range of health problems, such as respiratory ailments, sinus issues, and allergies. The toxins in the air caused by industry, cars, fossil fuels, and other human activity shorten life spans and add billions of dollars to health care costs. Those same toxins that wreak havoc by entering the body and bloodstream can also cause harm when they come into contact with our skin, including our scalp and hair.  

Large suspended particles, small airborne particles, smoke and gaseous pollution settle on the scalp and hair where they can cause scalp irritation, redness, itching, excessive sebum secretion, and dandruff. Those pollutants can also damage hair follicles themselves, leading to hair loss. This irritation and damage can both mimic the symptoms of and contribute to androgenetic alopecia.

Studies have shown that various toxins, chemicals and carcinogens found in polluted air (and tobacco smoke) can hurt keratins, which are the proteins that form the foundation of hair structure. When keratins are damaged, hair can become weak and brittle, causing hair growth to slow down and eventually compromising the follicles so much that they die and fall out.

Men with androgenetic alopecia can’t change their genes, and most folks can’t easily change where they live or work or reduce the amount of air pollution in their environment on their own (except for quitting smoking). However, there are plenty of ways you can strengthen and protect your hair and maintain your scalp for optimal hair growth.

You Don’t Have to Live with Male Pattern Baldness. Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami Today.

If male pattern baldness continues to progress, as it most often does, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami offers a range of effective surgical and non-surgical treatment options that can put the brakes on hair loss and restore a natural-looking, full head of hair. 

To learn more about the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami and how we can help you with your hair loss issues and concerns, schedule a hair loss evaluation today by contacting our clinic at 305-925-0222.

How Thyroid Disease May Cause Hair Loss

Thyroid Imbalances That Cause Hair Loss

How Thyroid Disease May Cause Hair LossBalance is the key to so many aspects of our well-being. Balancing work and family, eating a balanced diet, and maintaining our physical balance and strength can be difficult, but they are necessary for health and happiness. When it comes to the health of our hair and our happiness with our appearance, balance is also critical. Specifically, a balance in the number of hormones our thyroid gland produces. When the thyroid produces too much or too little of the hormones that play a critical role in hair growth and retention, hair loss is often the result.

What is the Thyroid Gland?

A small gland located in the neck, the thyroid is a factory that produces and distributes a hormone which regulates many vital bodily functions, including metabolism, involuntary muscle contractions, and the production of cellular energy. 

What are Thyroid Imbalances?

Like any gland or organ, the thyroid can fail to work as it should. It does so in two main ways: it either produces too many thyroid hormones, a condition called hyperthyroidism, or it produces too few, a condition called hypothyroidism.

How Do Thyroid Imbalances Cause Hair Loss?

Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can cause hair loss through its impact on the development of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). A synthesized version of the hormone testosterone, DHT plays a role in the development of sexual organs and secondary sexual characteristics, including physical appearance. Unlike testosterone, however, too much DHT disrupts the natural growth cycle of hair and can cause hair follicle shrinkage or elimination, resulting in shedding or thinning hair. balding occurs

For those suffering from hypothyroidism, or the production of insufficient amounts of thyroid hormone, medications often prescribed to treat the condition can themselves cause hair loss. For example, a standard treatment for hypothyroidism is levothyroxine sodium, a prescription medication available under brand names such as Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, and Unithroid. Long-term hair loss is a side effect of this medication for many thyroid patients, for those taking Synthroid in particular.

Solutions for Thyroid-Related Hair Loss

Many individuals who experience hair loss due to their thyroid medication regimen take additional medication to offset that hair loss. As with any medication changes, your physician needs to be involved and his or her recommendations should be followed.

Additionally, many of the treatments we offer at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami to treat hair loss caused by other factors can be used to address hair loss caused by thyroid imbalances. These can include hair transplant surgery, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), or certain medications. But given the complications involved in thyroid disorders and their treatment, only a consultation and full evaluation with a trained hair loss physician can tell you what treatments you are a candidate for and which approach is best suited to help address your hair loss concerns.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If your thyroid condition is contributing to hair loss, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami can help. We offer a range of effective treatment options, customized to individual conditions, to alleviate this unfortunate side effect of thyroid dysfunction. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

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.

PRP Therapy for Hair Loss

Non-Surgical Options for Hair Loss Treatment

PRP Therapy for Hair LossGiven our name – the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami – it is unsurprising that much of what we do to address hair loss problems involves 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 thousands of successful procedures. But our name notwithstanding, we offer plenty of robust non-surgical hair restoration options for individuals who may be better served by such alternative treatments.

All of the non-surgical treatments we offer are safe, tested, and effective. Which treatment is right for you will depend on your specific condition and goals, but our hair restoration experts have the knowledge and insights to select the treatment option best suited to your needs.

Some of the most popular non-surgical hair loss treatments we offer at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami are:

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low-level laser therapy, also called LLLT, is a non-invasive treatment involving the use of specialized combs and caps such as the Capillus272 laser cap, a device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.

LLLT nourishes hair follicles by sending pulses of energy into inactive follicles. These pulses “spark” the follicles back into a phase of regrowth by promoting proper circulation and cellular respiration.

The Capillus 272 caps we offer have 272 professional-strength lasers to make it the most powerful at-home device for thinning hair. You can wear it throughout the day, going on with your life while your cap goes about the business of strengthening your hair follicles.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

One of the most exciting and promising new treatments for hair loss involves the use of the body’s own natural growth and healing factors to stimulate hair regrowth. PRP therapy takes the body’s natural processes and turbocharges 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. 

PRP appears to nurture hair follicles with critical growth factors that take them from a dormant state (in which hair is no longer growing) to an active state (in which a normal hair growth cycle occurs). A 2017 report reviewed numerous studies involving PRP and hair loss and concluded that “the available evidence suggests a promising use for PRP as an alternative treatment for androgenic alopecia.” At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we have seen excellent results when using PRP with other hair restoration procedures.

Stem Cells

Another way we can use the body’s own processes to address hair loss is by re-introducing a patient’s own stem cells to their hair follicles, creating a nourishing environment to foster regrowth and minimize 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. It is a quick and minimally invasive procedure.

Hair Restoration Drugs

Hair loss medications such as Rogaine® (Minoxidil) and Propecia are extremely popular and effective ways to address hair loss without surgery. Both medications, for the right patients, can stop or slow down hair loss and can stimulate the growth of new hair in some patients.

Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami Today to Learn About Your Options

If you are considering surgical or non-surgical options for addressing hair loss, we welcome the opportunity to help you get the full head of hair you want. Schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami today by calling 305.925.0222.

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