28 Jul 2014

Dr. Rose Elected Treasurer of Cosmetic Surgery Foundation

This week, we take a moment to recognize and congratulate Dr. Rose on being elected to the position of Treasurer at the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation! Dr. Rose was appointed to the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation last year, and we invite readers to [visit this article to read more].

The Cosmetic Surgery Foundation plays a vital role in the ongoing development of the field of cosmetic surgery. As the official research and education arm of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the CSF aims to improve surgical technologies, refines technical skills, funds ongoing research, and raises awareness for the safety, achievements, and capabilities of the art of cosmetic surgery. The CSF is the first organization of its kind.

As Treasurer, Dr. Rose will play a more active role in the CSF as the foundation advances the research, development, and educational elements of the field of cosmetic surgery.

Meet Dr. Rose


Watch the video above to learn more about Dr. Rose, one of our most highly regarded surgeons and hair loss experts. Readers are invited to visit Dr. Rose’s profile online to learn more about his experience and achievements in the field of hair restoration surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a hair loss consultation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, readers are invited to call our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

Learn more about the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation by visiting their website here.

21 Jul 2014

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.

17 Jul 2014

Thinking About Robotic FUE?

Robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a new approach to hair transplant that many men and women find to be a fast, comfortable, and effective way to recreate a natural head of hair. Whether suffering with pattern baldness or more diffuse thinning, robotic FUE hair transplant is a new and exciting The procedure takes traditional FUE a step further, leveraging the power of advanced robotics and digital imaging technology to conduct surgical hair restoration procedures with greater speed, accuracy, and precision than ever before.

So what is robotic FUE, and is it a choice that makes sense for you? In this article, we examine what makes this new approach one of the most talked-about options for male and female hair loss treatment.

Setting Records. This year, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami became one of the first clinics in the country to extract more than 850 grafts per hour with the ARTAS System!

Robotic Hair Transplant in Miami

There are many reasons to love new robotic FUE technologies for hair transplant. Below are 5 of the biggest benefits, according to our staff and patients.

1. Greater consistency & accuracy. Guided by robotics and advanced digital imaging technology, the ARTAS harvests donor hair with greater consistency and accuracy compared to manual surgical transplant.

2. Minimally invasive. More accurate and consistent extraction means a more minimally invasive procedure overall. This promotes faster, fuller postoperative hair growth by reducing trauma to the scalp.

3. Virtually scar-free. Traditional micro grafting and strip harvesting transplant procedures are know to leave a linear scar that can be visible when hair is cut very short. With ARTAS, the FUE method of gathering donor hair leaves virtually no sign of extraction, giving most patients the ability to enjoy short hair with confidence.

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Following hair extraction, the donor area exhibits virtually no sign of scarring, even when hair is “buzzed” short.

4. Touch up previous procedures. Maybe you’ve had a hair transplant before, and you are not satisfied with the overall look or visibility of postoperative scarring. With the ARTAS’s advanced method of donor hair identification and extraction, surgeons can quickly camouflage existing scars to give you a youthful, more natural looking head of hair.

5. Faster recovery with a natural looking end result. Greater accuracy, more precision, less trauma, and a natural end result. View the image below for a glimpse at how the “hair transplant robot” produces a natural end result.

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ARTAS restores patient’s hairline with natural consistency, thickness, density, and undulation.

Robotic FUE in Miami

Learn more about robotic hair transplant procedures in Miami by contacting our Institute online. Readers are also invited to call our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

Editorial Note: The ARTAS® System was developed by Restoration Robotics. To learn more, visit Restoration Robotics on the Web.

24 Jun 2014

Treatment for Common Hair Disorders in Miami

Hair disorders affect men and women of all ages. Disorders of the hair can be seen in everyone from infants to fully-grown adults, causing abnormalities like hair shedding, thinning, and baldness. Despite being so common, hair disorders can inflict serious mental and emotional pain. Hair plays a significant role in our perception of things like status and attractiveness, so disorders that cause hair loss or shedding often undermine confidence, self image, and self esteem.

Three of the most common forms of hair loss and hair disorders include alopecia areata, andgrogenetic alopecia, and telogen effluvium. This guide has been developed to help Miami residents recognize the warning signs of each, as well as the different methods that hair loss professionals might use to diagnose them.

3 Common Hair Loss Disorders

1. Alopecia areata. When hair loss occurs in widespread areas throughout the body, hair loss professionals call it alopecia areata. When the hair loss occurs throughout the entire body, including the scalp, the disorder is known as alopecia totalis.

Warning Sign: Shedding/ hair loss occurring in circular areas.

2. Androgenetic alopecia. This is one of the most common types of hair loss. When hair transplant surgeons discuss male or female pattern baldness, they are referring to androgenetic alopecia and the way it causes hair to stop growing in a predictable progression (the pattern).

Physicians may use one of two different classification systems to diagnose and treat this type of hair disorder. The first categorizes male pattern baldness, and it’s called the Norwood Classification. For female patients, the Ludwig Classification is used. In addition to Norwood and Ludwig Classifications, surgeons may employ one of the tests described in the section below to better understand the severity and likely progression of the patient’s hair loss.

Warning Sign: Gradual thinning of hair (no shedding).

3. Telogen effluvium. This type of hair disorder occurs when hair enters into the “shedding” phase of the growth cycle prematurely. Telogen effluvium is most commonly triggered by periods of heightened stress, which can occur mentally, physically, or even emotionally. For example, the victim of a severe car accident might experience this hair disorder as a result of the physical and emotional trauma.

Telogen effluvium is more common among women than men, and it could take up to 3 months to take affect.

Warning Sign: Shedding (diffuse).

Testing for Hair Disorders

There are a variety of ways hair loss professionals test for hair disorders. Here is a list of the most common 5:

  1. Hair Pull Test
  2. Hair Count
  3. Biopsy
  4. Lab Tests
  5. HairDx Genetic Testing

To learn more about any of these tests, visit this page on hair loss evaluation.

Hair Disorder Consultation in Miami

Don’t let a hair disorder compromise your sense of happiness with life. If you or a loved one is suffering with a hair disorder, our team has the experience and expertise to help. We hold every patient’s pursuit of a new head of hair in the highest regard, and we welcome you to contact our Institute to learn more about our approach to hair loss diagnosis and treatment.

Contact us online or call directly, (305) 925-0222.

16 Jun 2014

11 of Our Favorite World Cup Hairstyles

Let’s face it: World Cup enthusiasm is contagious. Especially if you live in Miami, a city known for being the Gateway to the Americas, and a rich melting pot of cultures from South America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. From Calle Ocho to Brickell Ave. and Espanola Way on South Beach, it seems everyone is joining together to watch the world’s best soccer players as they compete for the world championship.

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we share our city’s excitement as we band together to cheer-on and celebrate some of the best athletes in the world. And while we’re watching, we cannot help but notice:

There are some really crazy hairstyles our there.

World Class Hair at the World Cup

Below are our 10 favorite hairstyles of the World Cup. With so many matches left to play, it’s going to be exciting to see if this list grows! See something we missed? Share in the comments below!

1. Jennifer Lopez

Many celebrities call Miami home, and we were excited to see 2 of our favorites during the opening ceremony of the World Cup. Pitbull, Claudia Leitte, and Jennifer Lopez performed, stoking the crowd into an excited frenzy. Our favorite hairstyle among the 3: Jennifer Lopez, of course.

2. Wayne Rooney

One of our favorites is Wayne Rooney, hands-down. The English footballer has a handsome head of hair that was recently restored with a robotic FUE transplant procedure. Rooney took to social media to discuss the procedure with hundreds of thousands of Twitter Followers, and he uploaded photos afterward to proudly show-off his new hairline.

3. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior

Brazil’s star footballer, Neymar, takes the #3 spot on our list of favorite World Cup hairstyles. Long in the front, shaved on the sides, and just a bit in the back, this hairstyle is sure to be seen on both the field and in the stands as it’s a popular look for Brazilian men.

4. Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui

Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui measures just under 7 feet tall when you include the 6” afro he’s sporting for the World Cup. Marouane gets major points for the disco look, but we can’t imagine it’s easy to play under such a heavy head of hair.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal’s star footballer debuted a classic ’50s era hairstyle for the World Cup that the media immediately dubbed as Superman-esque. Watch Ronaldo play during the World Cup this year, and you might agree; his speed and strength are certainly something that opponents will have to aggressively counter.

6. Bacary Sagna

The French national team boasts Bacary Sagna, a man who is often called the best right back on the Premier League. Those who don’t know Bacary for his ball handling skills know him for his iconic braids, a look he’s been wearing proudly since his younger days.

7. Kyle Beckerman

How long does it take to grow dreadlocks? Ask American footballer Kyle Beckerman, and he’ll tell you he’s been growing them for almost 9 straight years. And while we love the laid-back look, we have to warn our readers: Dreadlocks have the potential to cause premature hair thinning and sometimes even traction alopecia.

8. Kouassi Gervais Yao

Yao is know for his signature look: Long, tightly woven braids held back by a thick black headband. His teammates say he has the best hair on the Roma team, and we have to agree. Not only does the headband keep the sweat from his eyes, but it also helps to hold his braids in place, relieving the scalp of excessive stress during play. This can also keep hair healthy over time, preventing problems of thinning/traction alopecia described above.

9. Asamoah Gyan

Next on our list is Asamoah Gyan, a player who proudly dyed his number into the side of his head. Now, the golden 3 will be seen darting up and down the field throughout the World Cup as Ghana vies for a spot in the finals.

10. Ermin Bičakčić

Ermin Bičakčić has perhaps one of the most easily recognizable hairstyles of the Bosnian team. The center back can be easily spotted beneath his Euro-style mohawk, a tall and thin look that we can only imagine takes a lot of prep time and hair product to last an entire match.

11. Georgios Samaras

Georgios Samaras has a long-hair-don’t-care look that most Greeks are proud to cheer on. He keeps it rock and roll with a five o’clock shadow that looks lazy, but the footballer’s speed and agility are anything but.

More World Cup Hairstyles

For more photos of World Cup hairstyles, visit these articles on Mashable and The Wire.

31 May 2014

Losing Hair After Hair Transplant

Loss 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.

24 May 2014

Preparing for Hair Transplant

How to Prepare for Hair Surgery

Preparing for Hair TransplantIf you are ready to begin preparing for hair transplant surgery, you have already scheduled a consultation with our team and chosen a physician-recommended procedure to restore your hair. If you have not scheduled a consultation, please contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami to learn more about surgical hair restoration for male and female pattern baldness.

This guide has been created to help patients prepare for hair transplant surgery. This guide is a general outline only; patients must always maintain strict adherence to the specific pre-procedure guidelines prescribed by physicians during hair transplant consultation.

Below, we cover basic pre-transplant procedures and tips to follow during the weeks leading up to your hair restoration procedure.

3 Weeks Before Transplant

Hair Transplant Consultation. During consultation, Dr. Nusbaum and/or Dr. Rose will provide an overview of the procedure, including how donor hair (follicular units) will be extracted and transplanted to the recipient (bald) area. At this time, you will also learn specifics on which daily medications are okay to continue taking, which must be discontinued, how long the hair transplant procedure will take, and more. Patients are asked to pay close attention to these details.

Patients will be briefed on additional substances to avoid, like nicotine and alcohol. Patients will also be advised to take specific vitamins and minerals to improve the body’s natural ability to heal, like vitamin C.

If you have any questions about pre-procedure preparation, please call our Institute at 305-925-0222.

1-2 Weeks Before Surgery

At 1-2 weeks prior to hair transplant, you will be contacted by our Patient Coordinator to review instructions for day of surgery. Our Patient Coordinator will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Also 1-2 weeks prior to procedure, patients are advised to adhere to the following:

  • Begin taking vitamin C as directed in consultation to bolster immune system
  • Cease use of nicotine, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, nicotine gum, nicotine patches, electronic “e-cigarettes,” and other items containing nicotine. Nicotine restricts blood vessels and may hinder the healing process, so it’s important to stop using nicotine well before the procedure to ensure it is entirely out of your system.
  • Stop the use of alcohol, including beer, wine, liquor, and other spirits.

Pick Up/ Drop Off. Please arrange to have a friend or family member drive you to our office and pick you up after the procedure. The procedure requires the use of a mild sedative, after which patients are not permitted to drive. We welcome drivers to wait in our reception area, or they may visit the Village of Merrick Park, located just across the street from our Institute. There, visitors may enjoy more than 100 upscale cafes, restaurants, and high end shopping stores like Nordstrom, Gucci, and more.

Plan ahead. During your hair transplant consultation, you will be given estimates on how long the entire procedure will take. To be safe, we ask patients to maintain flexibility to accommodate for procedures that take longer than expected.

24 Hours Before Surgery

In the final 24 hours leading up to hair transplant surgery, patients are advised to adhere to the following:

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, unless instructed otherwise.
  • Do not eat or drink anything during the day of surgery, unless instructed otherwise.

Feel free to shower, brush your teeth, and perform your ordinary morning routine. However, please do not use any hair gel, hair spray, hair conditioner, or make-up.

Learn More About Preparing for Hair Transplant Surgery

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we proudly represent South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, technologies, treatments, and staff. We are committed to helping each patient realize a fuller, more natural head of hair. For additional assistance in preparing for hair transplant surgery, we welcome all patients to contact online or call our Institute directly at 305-925-0222.

13 May 2014

Can Scalp Psoriasis Cause Hair Loss?

Hair Loss from Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition that causes what appear to be scaly/raised patches on the skin. Psoriasis can be either mild or severe. When mild, it is hardly noticeable. When severe, however, the scaly patches become more pronounced and red in color. Sometimes, Psoriasis can even cause hair loss.

The type of Psoriasis that causes men and women to lose their hair is called Scalp Psoriasis. The condition typically begins on the top of the scalp, but it can also spread toward the back of the scalp and behind the ears. Though more pronounced cases of scalp psoriasis can be unsightly, the skin condition is not contagious.

Going Bald from Scalp Psoriasis

Although the exact cause of Scalp Psoriasis is not yet known, medical professionals believe the scaly patches form when skin cells replicate too quickly. Faster than normal growth may cause the cells to grow onto or into one another, causing the skin to form raised, reddish patches.

It’s estimated that about 3.7 million or more Americans have Scalp Psoriasis (i). Below are the most common signs and symptoms of the condition.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis include the following:

  • Reddish plaques
  • Dandruff
  • Feelings of dryness in the scalp
  • Intense feelings of itching and/or agitation in the scalp
  • Burning and/or sensations of soreness
  • Hair loss
Treating Scalp Psoriasis, Before Hair Loss Occurs

Treat Scalp Psoriasis, before it has the chance to cause hair loss. Today, a variety of treatment protocols are available to help nourish the skin, ease symptoms, and restore natural hair growth.

To learn more about treating Scalp Psoriasis and reversing hair loss, contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. To speak with a member of our Institute, call 305-925-0222.

Sources

(i) “Scalp Psoriasis.” WebMD. Accessed 13 May 2014.

29 Apr 2014

Creatine Linked with Hair Loss

Men and women who take creatine monohydrate might soon see signs of hair loss. According to a study published by the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, creatine use has been linked with hair loss among individuals taking the popular exercise supplement. The primary mechanism of hair loss is increased production of DHT among creatine users, a well-documented precursor to pattern baldness.

What is Creatine?

Contrary to popular belief, creatine is naturally produced by the human body. It is formed primarily by the kidney and liver, though not in the doses available via popular weight training supplements. In the body, creatine is a non-essential nutrient produced by L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine that helps muscles form ATP to produce energy.

Because it serves a vital role in the production of energy, creatine has become a popular weight lifting supplement that men and women use to enhance strength and endurance while exercising. A large body of research has positively correlated creatine supplementation and strength gain since the late 1970s, making the supplement wildly popular among male and female athletes looking for a relatively “safe” edge in the gym.

But does creatine cause hair loss? According to new studies, there is reason to think it might.

Creatine and Hair Loss

The link between creatine and hair loss is still being studied. In one of the most talked-about studies, creatine supplementation was correlated with a 56% increase in DHT production (i). The conversion of testosterone to DHT has been strongly correlated with hair miniaturization, a phenomenon that causes hair follicles to slowly become incapable of supporting natural hair growth. Hair miniaturization is thought to be one of the main causes of pattern baldness in both men and women.

The Rugby Institute of South Africa served as the backdrop for this creatine and hair loss study. Additional information on this study:

Study: Double-blind, placebo-controlled.

Subjects: Rugby players volunteered for the study. All participants were of college age.

Dosage: Creatine dosage consisted of a loading phase and maintenance phase, which is commonly recommended by manufacturers of recreational creatine supplements. Loading phase lasted 7 days and consisted of 25 grams/day along with 25 grams of sugar (glucose). Maintenance phase consisted of 14 consecutive days immediately following loading phase, with participants receiving 5 grams/day with 25 grams sugar (glucose).

Placebo: Control group given just sugar.

Results: Testosterone levels remained constant throughout both loading and maintenance phases. Among participants given creatine, DHT levels increased about 57% after loading phase. During maintenance phase, participants taking creatine exhibited DHT levels about 40% above baseline.

Followup Reading: Visit the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine in the sources section below to read the original study.

Hair Loss Consultation in Miami

Don’t let hair loss cause social, professional, or personal anxiety. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we hold your pursuit of a new and full head of hair in the highest regard. We proudly offer South Florida residents with the most advanced and comprehensive hair loss treatments available.

To learn more about hair loss evaluations and treatments, contact our Institute online or call directly 305-925-0222.

Sources:

(i) Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Issue: Volume 19(5), September 2009, pg. 399-404.

23 Apr 2014

Hair Loss Treatment Revolutionized by New Robotic Technologies

The ARTAS® System by Restoration Robotics™ has revolutionized the way male and female hair loss is treated. ARTAS is a “hair transplant robot” that enables surgeons to identify and extract donor hair for the procedure with micron-level precision, all while minimizing trauma to the scalp. Now, men and women who elect to have a surgical hair restoration procedure can enjoy beautiful results through a faster, more convenient, and less invasive treatment protocol.

Today, surgical hair restoration is soaring in popularity among men and women around the world. In the UK, surgeons reported hair transplant surgeries increased among women by about 82% in 2013 (i). On our side of the Atlantic, early 2014 was marked by a surge in facial hair transplants among young adult men (ii). Most recently, robotic FUE has taken the spotlight as one of the newest and most exciting achievements in hair loss treatment.

ARTAS® in the Media

The ARTAS® System continues to garner media attention as a clinically-validated hair loss treatment option that has both FDA approval and a well-documented record for success.

Wendy Lewis, President of Wendy Lewis & Co Ltd Global Aesthetics Consultancy, explores the new technology and positive publicity in recently published article titled Robotic Surgery Revolutionises the Treatment of Hair Loss. In the article, Ms. Lewis interviews the Hair Transplant Institute’s very own Dr. Paul Rose to get his take on the ARTAS® System, robotic FUE, and patient satisfaction with the new technology.

“In large part the robotic procedure is meeting patient expectations,” Dr. Rose explains (iii). “Patients are pleased with the healing of the wounds and the ability to wear their hair shorter than they might be able to with a strip harvest.”

ARTAS® Before and After Photos

As hair transplant surgery with the ARTAS® System grows in popularity, so too does the number of patients who report exceptional results. Pictured below is Vincent, an actual patient who elected to receive robotics-enhanced hair transplant surgery with the revolutionary new ARTAS® System.

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Vincent is not alone. Each day, a growing number of hair loss sufferers proactively request more information on viable treatment options to restore a beautiful, natural, and authentic head of hair. More than ever, men and women who suffer with hair loss have a wide variety of treatment options ranging from robotic FUE to non-surgical Minoxidil (Rogaine®) and low level laser therapy (LLLT) devices.

For more images, visit our main website to view our hair transplant before and after gallery.

Learn More About ARTAS® Robotic FUE in Miami

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we are a talented team that stands committed to delivering an unparalleled patient experience new technologies and the most effective hair loss treatments. We are proud to feature the ARTAS® System for FUE, and we welcome you to learn more.

Please contact our Institute online or call (305) 925-0222 to learn more.

Sources:

(i) “Women Go Bald Too.” Daily Mail. Accessed 25 October 2013.

(ii) “Hipsters Get Facial Hair Transplants.” NYPost.com. Accessed 22 April 2014.

(iii) “Robotic Surgery Revolutionises the Treatment of Hair Loss.” Prime Journal. Accessed 22 April 2014.