Articles Tagged with: PRP
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New Report Confirms Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Hair Loss Treatment

Platelet-Rich Plasma in Hair Loss TreatmentEvery year, doctors and researchers make advances in the treatment of hair loss. We have come a long way in the last decade or so in developing more effective and less invasive procedures and techniques that result in more natural-looking heads of hair. Remember plugs? We barely do, as technology has long since passed them by. Now, new research has added further support for a potentially revolutionary treatment for certain types of pattern baldness which uses the body’s natural healing processes to restore lost hair.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a new biotechnology which has been used with increasing frequency to aid in the healing of injuries or speed recovery after surgery and is also being used to help fix dermatological problems.

Now, a report just published in the journal Skin Appendage Disorders suggests that PRP may help in the treatment of androgenic alopecia, the most common form of pattern baldness. Over 95 percent of hair loss cases in men and women is caused by androgenic alopecia, and up to 80% of men and 50% of women are affected by androgenic alopecia during their lifetime. 

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood, but they are also enriched with growth and healing factors that will initiate repair and provide assistance to stem cells in damaged muscle, tendon, and ligaments.

PRP contains various growth factors and cytokines that enhance the body’s inherent capacity to repair and regenerate. PRP therapy essentially takes the body’s natural processes and essentially turbocharges them. A sample of blood is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge where the platelets are separated from other elements of the blood. As used in the treatment of injuries and trauma, that platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the injured tissue, stimulating the work that the body is already doing. 

How Does PRP Treat Hair Loss?

After reviewing 12 previous studies involving PRP and the treatment of androgenic alopecia, 10 of which “remarked positively on the therapeutic potential of PRP for the treatment” of the condition, the authors concluded that “the available evidence suggests a promising use for PRP as an alternative treatment for androgenic alopecia.” 

The report noted that PRP contains high concentrations of over 20 growth factors, including numerous factors, thought to stimulate hair regrowth. The authors found that those growth factors in PRP “promote hair regrowth by binding to their respective receptors expressed by stem cells of the hair follicle bulge region and associated tissues. Upon ligand binding, stem cells induce the proliferative phase of the hair follicle, producing the anagen follicular unit and facilitating hair regrowth.”

What that means in English is that 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).

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we have seen excellent results when using PRP with other hair restoration procedures. Though our Institute has not performed controlled studies on PRP, the new treatment has had numerous positive effects on patients. These include:

  1. Faster healing of donor area, post-transplant
  2. Transplanted follicles “take” and heal faster
  3. Patients report fewer incidences of redness, cursing, and irritation after procedure
  4. Enhanced hair follicle growth in recipient area (restored area of scalp)
  5. Reduction in inflammation experienced as a result of surgery

Learn More About PRP and Hair Loss Treatment in Miami

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our clinic stands committed to delivering only the newest, safest, and most effective methods of hair loss diagnosis and treatment. Platelet-rich plasma is just one of many advanced hair loss treatments we offer, and it has shown promise for men and women of many ages who wish to restore their natural hair.

Learn more about PRP in Miami by contacting our Institute online or calling directly at toll-free 877-443-9070.

Hair Loss: New Treatment Options

Hair Loss: New Treatment OptionsIn the world of hair loss, new treatment options are one of the most widely publicized topics. Often discussed hand in hand with ground breaking research, new hair loss treatments are continuously developed and researched in a tireless effort to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Hair Loss: New Treatment in 2016

So, what are the newest hair loss treatment options to watch for in 2016? Browse the treatments below for expert insight on the year’s biggest trends in hair restoration.

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP). Although this treatment has been around for few years, physicians are now using PRP in conjunction with other hair loss treatments to improve overall outcomes. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, PRP is often used to improve surgical hair restoration procedures, like Mosaic® Hair Restoration.

Mosaic® Hair Restoration. ISHRS Golden Follicle award winning surgeons, Drs. Nusbaum and Rose, have developed a patented method of hair restoration that ensures the best possible transplant result by identifying and recreating each patient’s unique follicular pattern in the restoration area. To learn more about Mosaic® Hair Restoration, visit this page on hair restoration techniques.

Laser Therapy. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a new approach to non-surgical hair restoration that utilizes safe, medical-grade laser light to increase blood flow across the entire scalp. By increasing blood flow, LLLT can improve oxygen availability within the hair follicle. Our clinic is pleased to offer laser therapy with Capillus272™ Pro, a FDA cleared laser therapy cap that can be used at home and while on-the-go.

Stem Cell Treatment. Stem cell treatments are done as an outpatient with local anesthesia and a mild oral sedative. A small liposuction procedure is performed on the belly, flanks or “love handles” to obtain the patient’s own fat. A special process is used to isolate and concentrate the stem cells from the fat and these are then injected into the scalp.

Fight Hair Loss with New Treatments at Miami Hair

At Miami Hair, our team is comprised of South Florida’s top hair transplant surgeons, nurses, microscopists, and technicians. We understand the challenges that hair loss presents to personal, social, and professional life. We are here to help make a difference.

Learn more about hair loss evaluations online, or call our Institute directly at 1-877-443-9070.

Dr. Rose and Spencer Kobren Discuss Optimizing the Patient Experience

Dr. Rose and Spencer Kobren Discuss Optimizing the Patient ExperienceIn an industry where too many surgeons are preoccupied with quickly booking surgeries, Dr. Paul Rose and Spencer Kobren see things differently. In this interview for Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth, Dr. Rose discusses ways that the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami personalizes patient experience to ensure the highest level of care and best possible outcome. Comprehensive evaluations, honest recommendations, and straight-talk about fringe hair loss treatments are just a few of the fundamental differences that set Hair Transplant Institute of Miami apart from other clinics in South Florida.

Be sure to visit The Bald Truth for the original interview post here. Readers may also follow Spencer Kobren on Twitter.

The Patient’s Perspective: The Real Doctors Are Listening

 

Video Transcript

Dr. Rose: You gave a great talk. I thought it was a great lecture, and it points to the fact that we often miss how to take care of patients. The fact that you had that survey that talked about what patients perceive. And I will tell you– and I’m not blowing smoke here. When I had gotten back from that meeting, and I had written down some of the things that you had said, some of the comments that patients had about how they were treated. I immediately got back and said to my staff, [and] asked them to put in to print the questions that patients felt they were not being asked. And if we did ask those questions, to make sure that not only the people who consult for me, but we as physicians, Dr. Nusbaum and I, speak to that patient particularly about those issues. In particular, I think you had mentioned asking the question, ‘How is your hair loss affecting you emotionally, in your social situation, in your lifestyle?’ And I think for the most part, patients are very welcoming to get that question and have an opportunity not so much to vent, but to just say, ‘This is what’s bothering me about my hair.’ There are some people who don’t really want to talk about it, we learned. But there were questions you brought up that we immediately put into place.

Spencer Kobren: Well, I appreciate that. And my whole thing is really about creating the best possible patient experience. When patients come to me, and they say, ‘You know what, it doesn’t even seem like the doctor cared. All they wanted to do was make that sale, get me in the chair, and get me out.’ And when I hear [about] guys, even from well known practices, who aren’t following up personally. Unless you’re doing 30 cases a day, and I don’t think that’s happening in most practices, it’s so easy to make a 2 minute phone call and say, ‘Hey, how are you doing? I just wanted to make sure everything is okay. I’m going to have so-and-so from my staff check-in on you tomorrow.’ All of the sudden, they realize, this doctor really cares. And I know you guys do that in your practice.

Dr. Rose: We try. Every patient has my cell phone number. We try to be very forthright with patients. If I think they are a good candidate, I tell them. If I don’t think they’re a good candidate, I’ll tell them, ‘Have you ever looked at yourself with your head shaved? You might be a Michael Jordan, you might be a Sean Connery. It could work really well for you.’ There’s a lot of stuff out there now about PRP, patients asking us about that. And there’s a lot of– to me– pseudo science related to some of these things. I try to be very careful about what I say to patients and what I think is accurate science about some of these things, which we do use. But, in any case, I thought that your lecture was very beneficial for all of us at the meeting. I did have some takeaways there that I put into place right away.

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PRP Miami Information

Syringe filled with platelet-rich plasma (PRP)Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a popular tool to enhance the outcome of a variety of medical procedures. PRP is particularly popular among hair transplant surgeons, dermatologists, and other professionals who provide cosmetic and/or aesthetic enhancement procedures. Nicknamed “vampire treatments,” this new approach to wound healing and recovery is helping men and women of all ages find a more youthful head of hair with less post-procedure discomfort.

Are you looking for more information on PRP treatments in Miami? Read the guide below to learn more about the role of platelets in healing and recovery. Then, speak with a member of our Institute to learn more about hair loss treatment with PRP.

What is PRP?

As the name implies, PRP is simply a mixture of blood plasma that has additional platelets, growth factors, and cytokines mixed in. PRP is always prepared from the patient’s own blood sample. The volume of natural platelets, growth factors, and cytokines makes platelet-rich-plasma an ideal addition to any procedure that might require an enhanced healing process.

What is PRP used for?

PRP is used for a number of different procedures. Increasingly, these “vampire treatments” are being used to aid in faster and fuller recovery from cosmetic and/or aesthetic procedures. The types of medical professionals known to offer PRP to patients include plastic surgeons, dental professionals, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and hair restoration surgeons.

Since patients are electing to have physical aesthetics enhanced, PRP is a safe and effective way to improve overall outcome. In many studies, it has been shown to speed the wound healing process while also reducing inflammation. Many studies show PRP effective in treating hair loss, including this study made available by NIH.gov.

When it comes to treating hair loss, PRP can be used in 1 of 2 very interesting ways:

Stand-alone PRP Treatment. In some studies (like the one cited above), PRP has demonstrated an ability to reverse androgenic alopecia. 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).

Using PRP in Conjunction with Hair Restoration. At our Institute, we have seen excellent results when using PRP with other hair restoration procedures. When performing hair transplant, patients exhibit signs of faster healing with minimal inflammation and post-operative scarring.

Though our Institute has not performed controlled studies on PRP, the new treatment has had numerous positive effects on patients. These include:

  1. Faster healing of donor area, post-transplant
  2. Transplanted follicles “take” and heal faster
  3. Patients report fewer incidences of redness, cursing, and irritation after procedure
  4. Enhanced hair follicle growth in recipient area (restored area of scalp)
  5. Reduction in inflammation experienced as a result of surgery

Finding PRP in Miami

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our clinic stands committed to delivering only the newest, safest, and most effective methods of hair loss diagnosis and treatment. Platelet-rich plasma is just one of many advanced hair loss treatments we offer, and it has shown promise for men and women of many ages who wish to restore their natural hair.

Learn more about PRP in Miami by contacting our Institute online or calling directly at toll free 877-443-9070.

Miami Hair Blog Best of 2014

Hair Transplant Popularity Rises, LLLT Proves Successful, and New Studies Published by Drs. Nusbaum & Rose

As 2014 comes to an end, our Institute cannot help but reflect on the prior year with a strong sense of accomplishment. We are grateful to have served so many new patients from around the world. Miami is truly the Gateway to the Americas, and we are happy to have developed relationships with so many different types of people from the South Florida area, across the United States, and throughout South America. As awareness continues to spread for the safety and effectiveness of hair restoration, it is our goal to help even more men and women realize a renewed sense of happiness and confidence with their hair in 2015!

If this is your first time visiting our website and blog, we extend a warm welcome and invite you to browse our articles, studies, and Infographics. Looking back, it is our pleasure to present our most-read articles from 2014. From breaking research to new studies published by our Institute’s lead surgeons, this “best of” list provides an overview of what our Institute has been up to, and where we’re heading in 2015. Enjoy!

Top 8 Articles from 2015

  1. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose Published in The Clinics. Providing expert insight on emerging technologies and procedures, “The Clinics” is known throughout the medical community as an expert reference and quarterly publication. In January 2014, Drs. Nusbaum and Rose were featured in the publication, providing insight on the latest hair loss treatments, including low level laser therapy (LLLT), platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE).
  2. Low Level Laser Therapy Proves Successful in Reversing Hair Loss. LLLT devices have grown in popularity in recent years, with men and women from around the world trying these new at-home “laser hair restoration” products. Until 2014, however, very little was known about products’ efficacy. That changed earlier this year, when this study showed a popular LLLT device capable of generating new hair growth of about 20 hairs/square centimeter of scalp.
  3. Hair Transplants Increase 85% Worldwide. This past year marked an excited milestone for hair transplant surgery as well. In a report published by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), stats show that the number of hair transplant procedures performed worldwide grew by 85% from 2004 to 2014.
  4. Thinking About Robotic FUE? Robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) transplants have also gained a lot of positive media attention this year, and it’s not hard to see why. This new approach to hair transplant is more consistent, accurate, minimally invasive, and virtually scar-free. This past year, our Institute hit a milestone when we reached an extraction rate of more than 850 grafts/hour with the new ARTAS System by Restoration Robotics, an achievement that demonstrates both the popularity of robotic FUE and our proficiency with the new technology.
  5. Dr. Rose Elected Treasurer of Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. One of the best things about our surgeons and staff is their unparalleled commitment to study, research, and refine hair loss technologies and procedures. Lead surgeon Dr. Paul Rose is involved in many organizations outside of the Hair Transplant Institute, including the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. This past year, we congratulated Dr. Rose on his election to the board as Treasurer for CSF!
  6. Tips for Healthier Hair. Of course, it wouldn’t be a “best of” list without at least one article on how to improve hair health. This year, our most popular article on healthier hair also happens to be one of the simplest. Visit this article for 3 easy tips on keeping hair strong and healthy through 2015.
  7. The Future of ARTAS Hair Restoration. ARTAS is the leading robotic FUE technology, providing surgeons with an advanced method for conducting a hair transplant procedure with greater accuracy and precision. Today, the technology helps surgeons identify and extract donor hair that show the best signs of surviving and thriving afterward. In the near future, the technology may soon be able to assist with preparing the “recipient area” where donor follicles are placed. Read more about the future of ARTAS technology in this exclusive article.
  8. Discovery of New Stem Cells May Hold Future Hair Loss Cure. Stem cells have long been researched as a potential cure for hair loss. In early December, a research team from the University of Calgary announced that cells have been identified that might potentially take researchers one step closer to that dream. Visit this article to learn more about Dr. Jeff Biernaskie, and the discovery that he hopes will some day help hair restoration professionals create an “on/off” switch for hair follicles.

Losing Hair After Hair Transplant

Losing Hair After Hair TransplantLoss of Hair Following Surgery

Is it normal to lose hair after a hair transplant? Just contemplating this question is enough to make you think twice about investing in hair restoration surgery.

Some individuals might experience minor shedding or hair loss following hair transplant surgery. Fortunately, most men and women who lose hair after transplant are able to grow it back naturally.

So why do some people lose hair after a restoration procedure, and are there ways to limit your chance of developing such shock loss?

What is Shock Loss

Shock loss is a term some hair loss professionals may use to describe a specific type of hair loss that occurs after the transplant. For many patients, shock loss is only temporary. The risk of shock loss varies by patient and is always described in detail during hair transplant consultation.

In general, shock loss is caused by the trauma undergone during transplant. The more trauma induced, the greater the risk of shedding or loss after the procedure. By the same token, the risk of shock loss can be greatly reduced when surgeons use certain techniques and technologies prior to surgery.

Ways to Prevent Shock Loss

It’s important to note that not all patients experience shock loss. Further, those patients who do experience a certain degree of hair loss after transplant are usually able to recover fully. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we offer the most advanced treatments and technologies to minimize the risk of shock loss, including:

Consultation & Prevention. During your hair loss consultation, you will learn more about your specific type of hair loss and the ways you can [prepare for hair transplant surgery]. We also review transplant options, like the ARTAS System and highly refined FUE with PRP treatment to minimize trauma and maximize results.

PRP. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a special concentration of the patient’s own blood that features a higher volume of natural healing and growth factors. PRP is used during transplant to deliver more blood, oxygen, nutrients, and other healing agents directly to the hair follicles during transplant. This greatly reduces trauma to the scalp.

ARTAS®. The ARTAS System uses advanced robotics and measuring technologies to identify and extract (FUE) donor hair for the transplant procedure. Using the ARTAS, our surgeons are able to extract follicular units with greater accuracy and less trauma to the scalp.

Contact Us

To learn more about hair transplant surgery, call our Institute directly at 305-925-0222.

Miami Hair Surgeons Published in “The Clinics”

Miami-Hair-Surgeons-Published-in-The-ClinicsOur Institute saw many exciting developments in 2013, one of is the publication of medical papers by our lead surgeons, Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose. Both surgeons have been published in the August 2013 edition of The Clinics, a leading source for in-depth review and analysis of current technologies and treatments for surgeons, medical professionals, and prospective patients. It is an honor to be published, and we are excited to share the coverage on the Miami Hair Blog.

Among the many hair loss treatments reviewed by hair transplant surgeons Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose, most popular topics include:

  • Low level laser therapy (LLLT) for hair
  • Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) hair loss treatment
  • Robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplants

Read the full press release. We invite readers to learn more about these cutting-edge hair loss treatments by downloading the press release at the following URL: Miami Hair Surgeons Publish Clinics Review Articles

Have questions? Share your thoughts on the Comments section below!

PRP Therapy for Hair Loss

PRP Therapy for Hair LossPlatelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments for hair loss are now available at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. This new method for hair restoration has demonstrated the potential to stimulate cellular activity deep with hair follicles, flooding them with the blood, oxygen, nutrients, platelets, and other natural growth factors needed to reduce inflammation and maximize the effectiveness of transplant procedures.

Treating Hair Loss with PRP

Treating hair loss with PRP begins with drawing a small amount of the patient’s own blood at the time of the procedure. Next, the natural healing and growth factors of the blood are enhanced through a special process that concentrates the platelets. This concentrated solution is then administered to both donor area and recipient area during the procedure.

When applied to the donor area, PRP seems to ward off inflammation, helping the area to heal more quickly and efficiently. There is some evidence that suggests PRP helps to reduce the appearance of post-operative scars (though some visibility is still apparent). Evidence also suggests PRP enriches the recipient area with the patient’s own natural growth factors, priming the scalp to support maximum hair growth following the transplant procedure.

At our Institute, we’ve seen exceptional results when treating patients with PRP during surgical hair restoration procedures. Below are a list of specific benefits that come with enhancing hair transplant procedures with PRP, as evidenced by patient results at our Institute.

Benefits of Using PRP During Hair Transplant

Based on years of application, our Institute has seen numerous benefits when enhancing hair transplant procedures with PRP injections. Based on the positive results achieved with past patients, we can say with confidence that this new method of hair transplantation has a high likelihood of delivering the following benefits to both men and women:

  1. Accelerated healing of donor area
  2. Faster healing of transplanted hair follicles
  3. Less post-operative redness, crusting, and agitation
  4. Increased growth rate of transplanted hair follicles
  5. Reducing swelling
  6. Faster post-operative healing

Though our Institute has not scientifically studied the efficacy of PRP when used in conjunction with hair transplant surgery, other scientists have produced evidence that supports the outcomes we’ve seen. Most notably is the following study, produced by a team from the International Hair Research Foundation and the University of Brescia, Italy.

Scientific Study: PRP Significantly Increases Hair Growth

According to evidence published in the British Journal of Dermatology, “PRP was found to increase hair growth significantly” in patients suffering with alopecia areata (i). These results were achieved through a randomized, double-blind study that compared patients treated with PRP with those treated with a placebo. Researchers also noted significant decreases in hair dystrophy (fragility), burning, and itching among patients who were given PRP treatment.

PRP Treatment in Miami

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we continually work to improve patient experience by offering only the safest and most effective hair loss technologies. From the ARTAS® precision-based robotics to PRP injections that improve patients’ transplant results, our team stands committed to delivering only the most advanced and well-researched hair loss treatments available.

To learn more about PRP-enhanced hair transplant procedures, we invite you to contact our Institute online or call our clinic directly at 877-443-9070. Readers may also visit this page on PRP Miami treatments.

Hair Loss Treatment 2013: What’s New at the Miami Hair Institute

hair-loss-treatments-2013-miamiAt the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami we are always striving to improve our patients’ results. Both Dr. Rose and Dr. Nusbaum have over 25 years of experience in the field of hair restoration providing a solid foundation and track record for evaluating the best new techniques available to you. We are very excited to tell you about some new developments which we have incorporated into our practice.

Robotic Hair Restoration

In addition to the strip harvesting technique, we also offer a donor harvesting method named FIT Follicular Isolation Technique (also known as FUE). Using this technique the creation of a linear donor scar is eliminated. While this procedure has gained recent popularity, Dr. Rose has been performing it for over ten years with a special, hand-held motorized instrument and we continue to offer the hand motorized FUE . We also offer the ARTAS physician guided robotic system for FUE, FIT which is the most technologically advanced instrumentation worldwide. The ARTAS robotic instrument utilizes advanced digital technology and laser guided precision robotics to harvest permanent hair from the back of the head to be transplanted into balding or thinning areas. This is a minimally invasive procedure, with no linear scarring and less postoperative pain.  ARTAS produces tiny dot- like scars in the donor area that are not visible with a short haircut although complete shaving of the head would reveal them. We believe the best candidates for this procedure are individuals who have never had a strip harvest procedure and wish to have transplants done yet want  be able to wear their hair quite short  with minimal evidence  of a procedure .

Biolife

Donor follicles, once harvested, must be maintained in a viable state until they can be re-implanted in the recipient area; and the entire process must take place within hours. The standard liquid solution, which has been used for years to hold follicular grafts during surgery, is saline water. Although this has been effective, we are now utilizing a product called Biolife, which is equivalent to the solutions that are used to preserve organs for transplantation.  Preserving your follicles in Biolife further ensures that they will remain viable during the procedure. In our experience, it has increased follicle growth while at the same time, producing earlier growth than what we were getting with standard methods. Biolife contains nutrients that mimic the natural environment of the follicle cells within the tissues therefore minimizing the stress that the follicles must endure during the transplant process.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is prepared by drawing a small amount of your own blood at the time of the procedure. We then utilize a special method to concentrate your platelets, the latter which contain numerous growth and healing factors. PRP is injected into both the donor and recipient areas once they are already anesthetized and accelerates healing as evidenced by less redness and crusting in these areas.  PRP may also improve the percentage of growth of transplanted follicles. We recommend PRP for all procedures but particularly for patients who have had previous transplants. In our experience patients who use PRP develop much less inflammation at the surgical sites, heal quicker and, although we have not scientifically studied this, may have improved hair growth.

EXPAREL

Although the vast majority of our patients experience very little discomfort, requiring pain medication only during the first 24 hours post-op, we are always looking to improve the patient experience. Exparel is a new long-lasting local anesthetic that is contained in liposomes which act as a timed-release system.

To reduce your discomfort after the procedure, Exparel is injected into your donor area during the surgery and is specifically designed to release the anesthetic gradually, controlling postoperative pain for up to 48 hours.

Doctors Bernard Nusbaum and Paul Rose – Leaders in Hair Restoration

Our doctors have recently appeared in the news demonstrating the ARTAS robotic hair restoration technique on WFOR- CBS, Univision, CNET, and El Herald. While their constant focus is on patient care, Drs. Nusbaum and Rose continue their ongoing commitment to research and teaching. Recent medical publications include  “Nonsurgical Therapy for Hair Loss ” in the Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America,  “Repair of the Height of the Hairline after a Juri Flap” in Hair Transplant  360 and “Surgical Considerations for Patients with Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia” in the Hair Transplant Forum International. They also created an instructional video on hair transplantation for plastic surgeons, which was published in “Hyperguide,” a plastic surgery online journal.

Both Doctors Rose and Nusbaum will be lecturing at the International Society of Hair Restoration meeting to be held in San Francisco later this month. This is the largest hair restoration conference, bringing together over 700 physicians from around the world.

Learn More About Miami Hair Loss Treatments. To learn more about what’s new at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, call our offices at 305-925-0222.

Scientists Have Success with ‘Vampire Treatments’ for Baldness

Scientists Have Success with ‘Vampire Treatments’ for BaldnessResearchers have announced success in re-growing patients’ hair with a special solution of their own blood. These so-called vampire treatments for baldness involve strategically injecting areas of balding scalp with solutions of platelet rich plasma, or PRP, derived entirely from the patients’ blood.

The research is the product of scientists from the International Hair Research Foundation and University of Brescia, Italy. Just fewer than 50 patients were observed, and while many received PRP injections, a control group received only a placebo. Three total injections were administered to each patient, after which hair growth was measured. Researchers observed significant hair re-growth in patients treated with PRP injections, showing a strong correlation between PRP therapy and hair growth. Follow-up studies are to be conducted by teams at the Hebrew University Medical Centre in Israel, according to sources familiar with the matter.

“Alopecia is known to lead to overwhelming effects on the patient’s quality of life and self-esteem,” says Nina Goad of the British Association of Dermatologists, commenting on the importance of the research findings. “This could offer hope to thousands,” (i).

And while each patient in the study was treated for alopecia areata, researchers believe the injections may also help individuals suffering with pattern baldness.

“We think it can help to regrow hair on people with androgenic alopecia (male-pattern baldness),” explains Dr. Fabio Rinaldi. “We believe it is the best treatment available, apart from surgery.”

Use of PRP in Hair Transplant Surgery

Cosmetic surgeons are no strangers to PRP injections, which already used in procedures to reduce the effects of aging on the face and hands (i). At our Institute, PRP injections are likewise used to enhance the effectiveness and natural end-result of hair transplant procedures.

How it Works. Research suggests PRP injections may play a critical role in stimulating stem cell activity and growth beneath the surface of the skin. The corresponding increases in blood flow, nutrient/ oxygen delivery, and cellular growth may in turn support healthy hair follicle function. For patients undergoing a transplant procedure, PRP injections may ensure that transplanted follicular units [hairs] receive the nutrition and support necessary to grow, immediately.

Learn More About Our Institute

Our friendly staff includes South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, microscopists, technicians, and registered nurses.  We understand the agony and frustration that accompanies hair loss, and we are committed to helping you develop a customized plan that will create natural results.

To learn more about hair evaluations, treatments, and procedures at the Hair Transplant Institute, please contact us online or call us directly at 1.877.443.9070.

Sources:

(i) “Scientists ‘Vampire Treatment’ for Baldness.” The Telegraph. Accessed May 10th, 2013.

(ii) See above.

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