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How To Handle a Bald Spot

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.

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.