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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.

Stop Losing Hair

Hair loss is no laughing matter. In fact, losing hair is known to adversely affect personal, social, and professional life. Hair is one of the first things another person will notice about you, so it’s normal to feel uncomfortable with the idea of losing it.

Stop losing hair. If you are one of the millions of men and women around the world who suffer with hair loss, good news awaits: There are ways to make it stop. Some are non-surgical and are as easy as taking a pill or applying a topical foam each day. Others are more invasive, leveraging advanced surgical technologies and techniques to gently extract and transplant individual hairs (follicular units) from one area of the scalp to another.

Ways to Stop Hair Loss

There are many ways to stop losing hair. Everyone is different, and it’s important to remember that the best way to prevent long term hair loss is to consult a physician. Only a licensed hair loss professional can provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend an effective treatment plan. In addition to scheduling a hair loss evaluation, men and women who want to stop losing hair are wise to consider the following factors:

1. Nutrition

The body needs a variety of important vitamins and minerals to thrive each day. Along with skin, hair is one of the first parts of the body to show the effects of water, vitamin, and mineral deficiency. To stop and prevent hair loss, be sure to maintain a well-rounded diet rich in protein, biotin, vitamin E, vitamin A, and other important nutrients.

Visit our Foods for Healthy Hair and Healthy Hair Diet articles to learn more.

2. Stress

Stress is known to “shock” the hair follicles into a dormant state (i). Typically, this occurs after a serious event that generates a significant amount of mental or physical stress. Car accidents, surgeries, divorce, and loss of loved ones are just a few examples of situations that might trigger bouts of hair loss. Stay proactive in managing stress to stop hair loss and prevent other mental/physical ailments.

3. Medications

There are a number of prescription medications that may cause hair loss. However, *it is important to always consult a physician prior to changing your medication regimen. If you suspect a medication is causing you to lose hair, speak with your physician to explore alternative medications.

4. Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal imbalances are also known to cause permanent or temporary hair loss. Pregnancy and thyroid disease are just two examples of conditions that cause hormonal imbalances that may lead to hair loss.

Visit our article on Hair Loss and Pregnancy to learn more.

Professional Hair Loss Evaluation

Stop losing hair, today. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our surgeons and medical staff represent the very best of South Florida. Call our office today to for more information on hair loss evaluations and treatment recommendations designed to put a stop to hair loss.

Learn if your are a candidate for hair transplant online, or call our office at 305-925-0222.

Sources:

(i) “Effluviums.” American Hair Loss Association.

Laser Hair Restoration

Laser hair restoration has the potential to alleviate the worry and anxiety that comes with thinning or balding hair. Around the world, millions of men and women report issues with their hair. For some, hair loss takes the form of general and spread out thinning. For others, conditions like androgenetic alopecia create pattern baldness that spreads throughout the scalp over time.

Hair restoration with a laser device is becoming an increasingly popular option for many who want a safe and effective means of restoring their natural head of hair. Laser hair restoration has recently won the praise of physicians, researchers, and patients worldwide as clinical evidence just recently proved the treatment protocol to be effective (more details below). And with both in-office and at-home laser hair restorations to choose from, patients of all ages are sure to find an option with which they are comfortable.

Proven Effective: Laser Hair Restoration via LLLT

Until recently, laser hair restoration technologies were met with skepticism from patients. For men and women who had suffered with hair loss for much of their adult lives, it seemed unrealistic that new hair could be grown simply by shining a cool and gentle laser on the scalp.

This year, skeptics were silenced when a new study showed that more than 300 men and women experienced new hair growth after just 26 weeks of using a popular at-home “laser comb” device. About 146 men and 188 women were examined throughout the study, and researchers found there to be an average of 20 new hairs grown per square centimeter of scalp. Read the study abstract here.

How Does Laser Hair Restoration Work?

The primary mechanism of hair growth during laser hair restoration is thought to be phototherapy. This is the common denominator across all low level laser therapy (LLLT) treatment devices; they all contain lasers designed to stimulate phototherapy at the roots of hair follicles. In turn, researchers believe LLLT devices improve hair follicle function and vitality, eventually “awakening” dormant hair follicles. Once awake, hair follicles can begin to sustain a natural and healthy growth cycle.

Whether receiving treatment at a hair loss clinic or using an at-home device, laser hair restoration occurs as follows:

1. After consulting with a hair transplant surgeon or hair loss specialist, you and your physician decide that laser hair restoration is the best choice to treat your specific condition.

2. Following consultation, you and your physician review different in-office and at-home laser treatment options. The difference between these two main options is outlined below.

3. At regular intervals determined by your hair transplant surgeon/hair loss specialist, you will use an in-office or at-home low level laser therapy (LLLT) device to gently bathe the scalp in cool, FDA-approved laser light.

4. Laser light is absorbed into the scalp, where it is thought to reach the hair follicles and stimulate phototherapy.

5. Treatment is continued under the guidance of your physician.

In-Office vs. At-Home Hair Restoration

There are benefits to choosing both in-office and at-home laser hair restoration. It is important to begin your pursuit of a fuller head of hair with a hair loss consultation to ensure the condition and most effective treatment options are accurately outlined by a licensed and trained professional. Following consultation, you may discuss in-office and at-home laser hair restoration treatment options with your doctor.

Benefits of in-office laser hair restoration:

In-office laser hair restoration is typically conducted using a large “dome” device that resembles the hair dryers you may have seen in hair salons. You sit under the device, and the dome delivers even LLLT exposure to the entire scalp. The biggest benefit of in-office treatment is the attention and care you receive from the hair loss clinic each time you visit. The biggest downside is travel time, and the need to make recurring appointments with your hair loss professional.

Benefits of at-home laser hair restoration:

At home, “laser comb” devices are known to be effective. The first clinical evidence for their effectiveness was released earlier this year, as discussed at the top of this article. The original study has also been cited at the end of this article.

The biggest benefit of at-home laser restoration is convenience. Hair restoration can be done at any time, even while comfortably relaxing in bed. When it comes to recurring treatment, however, patients must follow the guidelines provided by their hair loss professional (in terms of duration, frequency, and other special hair care instructions).

New Laser Cap Offers Best of Both Worlds

New “laser cap” devices offer the best of both worlds, giving men and women the freedom and flexibility to experience hair restoration at home using a device that covers the entire scalp. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we offer the Capillus 272, a device that fits discretely under patients’ favorite hat or baseball cap. With the Capillus, hair restoration can be done at home or on-the-go. We’ve even had patients who use it while golfing.

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Laser Hair Restoration in Miami

To learn more about laser hair restoration at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, schedule a hair loss consultation online or call our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

Sources:

John L. Satino and Michael Markou. International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. August 2003, 5(2): 113-117. doi:10.1089/153082003769591209.

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