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Hair Loss vs. Hair Shedding

When you walk out of your front door, that doesn’t mean you’re never coming back. Similarly, if you notice increasing amounts of hair stuck in your brush or the drain, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are suffering from permanent hair loss. Not all hair that falls out never comes back. Sometimes, hair falling out – hair shedding – is a temporary phenomenon that is no cause for concern. Other times, however, it can indicate a chronic hair loss condition in which hair loss is permanent. Knowing the difference between hair shedding and hair loss can help determine what, if anything, you can and should do to address the issue.

Hair Shedding

As a preliminary matter, even folks who seemingly have full, robust heads of hair lose between 50 to 100 hairs a day on average. This amount of hair shedding is normal, expected, and part of the regular hair growth cycle. But physical changes, life events, and lifestyle choices can cause hair to shed at a significantly higher rate.

These issues can lead to a condition called telogen effluvium in which hair follicles are shocked into a resting state. Since the follicles stop actively producing more hair to replace normal shedding, the thinning tends to happen in a diffuse pattern throughout the scalp. If the factors causing the shedding can be addressed and resolved, the follicles often return to their normal healthy state and fully regrow without treatment or surgical intervention.

Common reasons for temporary hair shedding include:

  • Excessive stress
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Prescription medication
  • Recent surgery
  • Stopping birth control pills

Hair Loss

As opposed to shedding, hair loss involves conditions that stop hair from growing entirely. By an overwhelming margin, pattern baldness – androgenetic alopecia – is the most common cause of hair loss. Over 95 percent of hair loss cases involve this hereditary hair loss condition that affects over three million Americans each year. Androgenetic alopecia causes hair miniaturization, a phenomenon in which follicles become thinner and finer each time they go through the hair growth cycle. Eventually, those follicles will die and fall out.

Another common cause of hair loss is alopecia areata, which is a hair loss condition that involves a direct assault on your hair follicles by your own immune system and white blood cells. This attack shrinks the follicles and subsequently slows down hair growth. In turn, this leads to sudden hair loss in quarter-sized patches that can progress across the scalp rapidly and unpredictably.

If you apply constant tension to your hair follicles, they will eventually experience damage, weaken, and ultimately die and fall out. This is called traction alopecia.

No Matter The Reason Behind Your Hair Loss, The Miami Hair Institute Can Help

At the Miami Hair Institute, our world-renowned hair restoration physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases no matter what the underlying cause. Through advanced hair restoration surgical techniques, technology, and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients suffering from hair loss regain their hair and self-confidence.

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

Treatments for Hair Loss During Menopause

Along with hot flashes, mood swings, and other physical and emotional disruptions caused by wildly fluctuating hormones, hair loss can also be an unwelcome consequence of menopause. Making matters worse, the stress of losing or shedding hair can feed on itself and make menopausal hair loss even more prominent.

Fortunately, women can take steps to curb menopause-related hair loss. Many of the hair restoration treatments that we use at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute to treat pattern baldness and other types of hair loss are equally effective at addressing menopausal shedding and loss. It is one aspect of this life change that you can change yourself, and it would be our privilege to help.   

What’s Behind Menopausal Hair Loss?

The primary reason behind menopausal hair loss is that women going through it produce lower amounts of two hormones necessary for hair follicle health and growth – estrogen and progesterone. The decrease in these hormone levels slows down hair growth, and follicles become thin, brittle, and more vulnerable to damage.

While estrogen and progesterone levels plummet, levels of androgens increase. These hormones trigger follicle miniaturization on the scalp, which makes hair more prone to falling out.

Menopause’s hormonal fluctuations also contribute to other mental and emotional conditions and lifestyle changes, which themselves can cause hair loss. These can include:

  • Stress
  • Emotional decline due to diminished self-confidence
  • Lack of exercise
  • Imbalanced nutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Damaging hairstyles
  • Medication

Menopausal Hair Loss Treatments

Fortunately, menopausal hair loss is treatable. The physicians at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute understand how challenging this life change can be for women, particularly when it involves hair loss. We work with our female patients to proactively restore their hair and their self-esteem through early detection, comprehensive diagnosis, and optimal treatment and restoration approaches.

Treatment options include non-surgical hair restoration through the use of medications such as Minoxidil (available by the brand name Rogaine®), which has shown success in slowing or stopping hair loss in women.

Low-level laser therapy for hair (LLLT) is another non-surgical restoration method that can reduce hair loss and, in some cases, stimulate new hair growth in women. Safe, painless, FDA-approved lasers promote blood flow and nutrient delivery to the hair follicles, strengthening and encouraging follicle growth. Women are particularly fond of these “laser therapies for hair loss” because they are quick, convenient, safe, and effective.

Finally, women may elect to have hair transplant surgery, a procedure during which the patient’s own hair follicles are extracted from areas of healthy scalp and relocated to areas experiencing thinning or balding.

You Don’t Have to Live With Menopausal Hair Loss. The Miami Hair Institute Can Help.

Some of life’s changes may be inevitable and unavoidable. Menopausal hair loss is not one of them. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment provide the best chance for women to restore their hair to its naturally full state. To learn more about how we can help and to schedule your personal hair loss evaluation, call the Miami Hair Institute today at 305.925.0222 to speak directly with a member of our team.

How Menopause Affects Hair Loss

Life is full of changes and transitions. For women, menopause can be one of the most taxing and impactful of these passages. Fluctuating hormone levels can lead to several unpleasant and undesirable effects – physically, psychologically, and emotionally.  These typically include hot flashes, mood swings, and irregular menstruation. For a lot of women, however, menopause may also cause hair shedding and loss. This can make menopause even more stressful, which in turn can make hair loss even more noticeable.

Why Does Menopause Cause Hair Loss?

Menopausal women produce lower amounts of two hormones necessary for hair follicle health and growth – estrogen and progesterone. As these hormone levels decrease, hair growth slows down and follicles become thin, brittle, and more prone to damage.

Making things worse, the downturn in hair-promoting hormone levels comes with a corresponding increase in androgens. These hormones trigger follicle miniaturization on the scalp, which makes hair more susceptible to falling out.

Menopause’s hormonal fluctuations also contribute to other mental and emotional conditions and lifestyle changes, which themselves can cause hair loss. These can include:

  • Stress
  • Emotional decline due to diminished self-confidence
  • Lack of exercise
  • Imbalanced nutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Damaging hairstyles
  • Medication

Menopausal Hair Loss Treatment

Fortunately, menopausal hair loss is treatable. The physicians at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute understand how exhausting and difficult this life change can be for women, particularly when it involves hair loss. We work with our female patients to proactively address their hair loss issues through early detection, professional diagnosis, and personally tailored treatment plans designed for optimal results.

These treatment options include:

  • Non-surgical hair restoration methods such as Minoxidil (Rogaine®), which has shown success in slowing or stopping hair loss in women.
  • Low-level laser therapy for hair (LLLT) can reduce hair loss and, in some cases, stimulate new hair growth in women.
  • Hair transplant surgery, a procedure during which the patient’s own hair follicles are extracted from areas of healthy scalp and relocated to areas experiencing thinning or balding.

Learn More About How The Miami Hair Institute Can Help With Menopausal Hair Loss

Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment provide the best chance for women to restore their hair to its naturally full state. To learn more about how we can help and to schedule your personal hair loss evaluation, call the Miami Hair Institute today at 305.925.0222 to speak directly with a member of our team.

Scalp Care: How to Maintain Healthy Hair

You can’t plant a beautiful garden in rocky, dry soil. Your flowers will die unless you ensure that they have the water and sunshine they need. Think of your scalp like the garden in which your hair grows. If your scalp is unhealthy, it can have a direct and significant impact on your hair health. If you already struggle with hair loss, tending to the health of your scalp can slow down shedding and keep the hair you still have strong and resilient.

Here are six ways you can take care of your scalp so your scalp can take care of your hair:

  1. Increase your protein intake. Hair needs a sufficient amount of protein to grow. Make sure you eat plenty of protein-rich foods like fish, beef, and eggs, as well as are beans, lentils, and soy.
  2. Reduce your stress level. Stress can negatively affect your health in a host of ways, including damaging your hair follicles. When your body overproduces hormones such as cortisol as a reaction to stress, it can lead to adrenal fatigue. In turn, the overproduction of stress-related hormones causes a corresponding drop in levels of other hair-critical hormones like aldosterone and androgens, causing hair to weaken and ultimately fall out. Find ways of alleviating stress that work best for you.
  3. Get more sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, it will catch up to you. Our bodies use a lot of energy every day and won’t work as they’re supposed to if they don’t have a chance to recharge. One function that won’t work as well as it should is the repair and regeneration of hair follicles. Insufficient sleep gets in the way of this process, causing hair to stop growing, weaken, and eventually fall out more than it would if you got enough rest.
  4. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. To stop and avoid hair loss, be sure to eat a well-rounded diet rich in protein, biotin, vitamin E, vitamin A, and other essential nutrients.
  5. Keep hydrated. Water is as vital to healthy hair as it is to healthy plants and flowers. Hair shafts are composed of approximately 25 percent water, and dehydration weakens those shafts. Make an affirmative effort to drink lots of fluids – at least 64 ounces of water per day –  so you can keep your thirsty hair from drying out.
  6. Wear scalp sunscreen. Balding individuals or those with thinning hair are particularly vulnerable to sunburn on the scalp. Too much sun can turn your hair brittle, dry, and more prone to breaks and splits. Additionally, sunburn on the scalp can not only be the result of having areas of thinning or absent hair, but it can also cause hair loss, at least temporarily. Protect your scalp with scalp sunscreen or a hat, especially in the summer.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Miami Hair Institute. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and hair restoration plan, contact us online or call our office at 305-925-0222.

How Ethnicity Can Affect Hair Loss

It is a lovely sentiment to believe that no matter the color of our skin or where our ancestors or we came from, we are all the same on the inside. While that may be true in many respects, it isn’t the case when it comes to hair loss. People from all ethnic backgrounds lose hair and develop pattern baldness, but not in the same way or to the same degree.

Different Patterns of Pattern Baldness

Most cases of hair loss are genetic, like androgenetic alopecia, also known as pattern baldness. There isn’t an ethnic group on earth that is immune to this condition. But genetic differences between ethnicities lead to individuals from different backgrounds losing their hair in different patterns.

For example, studies suggest that hair loss in men from Latin and Mediterranean backgrounds tends to start at the hairline and the crown of the head. For men with Semitic heritage, pattern baldness is more likely to begin at the hairline and keep moving back from there. Hair loss in men from Nordic countries often leaves a small tuft of hair at the center of the hairline while the hair loss happens around it.

Caucasians Lose The Most Hair

In terms of which ethnicity tends to experience the most hair loss, Caucasians are the undisputed leaders. That is why it is no surprise that countries with the most people suffering thinning hair were all European: the Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom lead the list, with the U.S. coming in sixth.

After Caucasians, people of Afro-Caribbean heritage tended to experience the next highest levels of hair loss, with Asian men having the lowest hair loss rates.

Unique Challenges for African-American Women

Although women from all ethnic backgrounds can and do struggle with hair loss, a unique combination of factors has led some experts to refer to hair loss in African-American women as an “epidemic.”

In 2016, a study specifically looking at the nature and extent of hair loss issues in African-American women found that 47.6% of survey respondents reported hair loss on the crown or top of their head, but 81.4% of those women had never seen a doctor about their hair loss issues.

The study identified a condition called central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) as the number one cause of hair loss in African-American women. CCCA causes hair follicles to become inflamed and destroyed, leaving behind scarring and permanent hair loss.

In addition to largely genetic conditions like CCCA and androgenetic alopecia, common ways that African-American women treat and style their hair can also contribute to hair loss.

Traction alopecia is a specific type of hair loss that occurs when a person applies tension to their hair for an extended period. Unfortunately, many of the hairstyles popular among African-American women involve that exact kind of tension. Techniques that make hair particularly vulnerable to traction alopecia include:

  • Braids
  • Ponytails
  • Cornrows
  • Buns
  • Weaves
  • Chemical hair relaxers

Hair Restoration Solutions For Everyone

No matter your background or the nature and extent of your hair loss issues, the world-renowned hair transplant surgeons at the Miami Hair Institute can help. We offer a wide range of innovative and effective surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

Schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today by calling 305.925.0222. We look forward to assisting you.

How Hormones Impact Hair Loss

Beyond making teenagers moody and difficult to live with, hormones perform a host of vital roles in our growth, health, and well-being. Life-events and the passage of time will cause our bodies’ to produce different amounts of hormones throughout our lives. Some people, however, can either produce too many or too few hormones, and when that happens, it can have negative impacts throughout the body, including on hair growth. 

Hormone imbalances are the cause behind or contribute to many cases of hair loss. The good news is that there are medications and other treatments that can restore balance to hormone levels and stop hair loss caused by an excess or insufficient amount of them.

Multiple hormones play roles in the strength, growth, and health of our hair. The most common types of hormone imbalances and related issues that often contribute to hair shedding and loss include:

  • Thyroid imbalances. Both hypothyroidism (too few thyroid hormones) and hyperthyroidism (too many) can contribute to hair loss through their impact on the production of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). A synthesized version of testosterone, DHT is a key hormone in sexual development and physical appearance. If too much testosterone is converted into DHT, it disrupts the natural growth cycle of hair. In turn, this causes the hair follicles to shrink, ultimately resulting in thinning hair and shedding.
  • Menopause.  Menopausal women produce lower levels of two hormones critical for hair growth and follicle health: estrogen and progesterone. As the supply of these two hormones decreases, hair growth slows and follicles become thin, brittle, and more susceptible to damage. Making matters worse, this decrease in hair-promoting hormones comes with an increase in the production of androgens – hormones that trigger follicle miniaturization and make hair more likely to fall out.
  • Postpartum hair loss.  Also called postpartum alopecia – hair loss after childbirth is a common issue. Up to 90 percent of new mothers have some degree of hair loss in the first three to five months after their child is born. During pregnancy, estrogen levels increase the percentage of hairs in the growth cycle, while also freezing hair that is in the resting phase of hair growth. After giving birth, womens’ estrogen levels fall dramatically, and all the hair that was growing so beautifully starts to fall out.
  • Insulin Resistance. When the body fails to regulate insulin production properly, the body can build up a resistance to this hormone, which can, in turn, lead to an increased risk of androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If a hormone imbalance is contributing to hair loss, the Miami Hair Institute can help. We offer a range of effective treatments, customized to your individual condition. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

FUT vs. ARTAS: Which Procedure is Right for Me?

At the Miami Hair Institute, we offer two highly refined approaches to surgical hairline restoration: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) using the advanced ARTAS System and Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG). Both of these transplant techniques provide impressive and natural-looking results yet involve significant differences in how we achieve these outcomes.

Which approach is right for you will depend on several factors, such as the health and quantity of donor hair, the extent of thinning and balding, reasons behind your hair loss, and the condition of your scalp. After you meet with us for your personalized and comprehensive hair loss evaluation, we will be able to determine the procedure and technique that is best suited to give you the full, healthy, and youthful-looking hair you want.  

Here are the primary differences between FUE using the ARTAS System and the FUG technique

Follicular Unit Extraction Using the ARTAS System

A minimally invasive technique for transplanting individual hair follicles for natural-looking results, FUE involves harvesting donor hair using a circular needle called a “punch.” With a 0.8-1-millimeter circular tool, we remove donor follicular units in a scattered pattern that avoids the linear scar associated with traditional donor strip harvesting. Because the scars are tiny and dot-like in appearance, patients have the freedom to wear shorter hairstyles shortly after a FUE transplant.

Miami Hair Institute’s Dr. Rose was one of the originators of the FUE technique, and he has performed the procedure on thousands of patients since 2004 with outstanding results.

Our approach utilizes the advanced image-guided robotics of the ARTAS system, which delivers unmatched precision in hair transplantation. The system uses state-of-the-art robotic technology to assist physicians with difficult, manual methods that require repetitive and precise movements. The use of ARTAS significantly decreases the risk of human error.

We do approximately 300 ARTAS cases a year and are NUMBER ONE in the Eastern United States in procedures performed.

The ARTAS procedure restores your hair by transplanting permanent hair from the back or side of the head into thinning areas. We use the ARTAS system to digitally scan the scalp, identifying hair in its natural groupings. High-resolution digital imaging provides unparalleled detail of the donor area.  The exceptional control of parameters provided by ARTAS, such as spacing between harvests, graft dissection depth, and hair angles, yield robust and viable grafts.

We then precisely remove the selected hair while most of your hair is left untouched so that the area retains its natural appearance. We transplant the donor hair into thinning areas where it will then grow naturally on the hairline just as it did before.

Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG)

Meticulous attention to detail and a careful, methodical approach can accomplish excellent hair restoration results using Follicular Unit Grafting. In a FUG procedure, we transfer intact follicular units from the permanent donor zone in the back of the scalp to the recipient areas.

To remove follicular units from the back of the scalp with minimal damage, we remove the donor tissue in one piece. This “Single Strip Harvesting” preserves the follicular units, prevents damage (transection) to the individual hair follicles, and ensures maximum growth.

After harvesting, we carefully subdivide the donor tissue is into individual, naturally occurring follicular units while the non-hair bearing skin surrounding each follicle is carefully removed to avoid damage to the hair follicles.

We use a revolutionary technique developed by our own Dr. Rose to minimize the visibility of donor strip sites used in FUG. The LEDGE closure is a virtually non-scarring closing method that allows hair to grow through the donor-area scar, providing added camouflage. Finally, we insert follicular unit grafts into tiny sites in the recipient area, which heal in just a few days, without leaving any marks.

Unmatched Experience and Unparalleled Results in Hair Restoration

No matter what hair transplant technique is ultimately right for you, the world-renowned hair transplant surgeons at the Miami Hair Institute have the skill, talent, and experience to consistently deliver exceptional results.

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

Can You Predict Hair Loss?

To see into the future, you often have to look at the past. That is certainly true when it comes to predicting whether you will experience hair loss. While genetics isn’t the only factor that will determine the likelihood of you losing your hair, the odds are pretty good that if your family history includes baldness, the same issue may be in store for you. Pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia, is a hereditary hair loss condition responsible for 95% of hair loss cases.

But when you look around at your next family gathering (which will happen soon, hopefully) and you see a balding parent, grandparent, uncle, or aunt, does that necessarily mean you will suffer the same fate?

The truth is that not all relatives are created equal when trying to determine if you are genetically predisposed to pattern baldness.  For men, their maternal grandfather and their dad will be the ones who can give them an idea of what to expect from their hair as the years go by. 

Many of the genes responsible for baldness and hair loss tend to come from your maternal grandfather, even though genes from both of your parents and all of your grandparents can also play a role. If your maternal grandfather is bald or is losing their hair, you are a likely candidate for hair loss problems yourself.

The reason that a man’s mother’s father’s genes play an oversized role in predicting hair loss is that men only have one set of X chromosome genes, as opposed to two sets of autosomal genes. For the latter, men can have one set that causes baldness and one that doesn’t, giving them a moderate chance of losing their hair. However, since men only have that single set of x chromosome genes, which they share with their maternal grandfather, a baldness-related gene will be the only one around, and that means a much higher risk of developing androgenetic alopecia.

Call the Miami Hair Institute Today For Your Androgenetic Alopecia Evaluation

While looking at your genetic heritage will give you some clues as to what to expect will happen on your scalp over the years ahead, it is not definitive or a foregone conclusion. Researchers are still studying the interaction of various genetic and other factors that contribute to hair loss. But one thing we do know for sure: 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 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.

Schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair Institute today by calling 305.925.0222.

Types of Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia – also called pattern baldness – is by far the most common cause of hair loss in men and women alike. But it is far from the only reason your hair may be thinning or falling out. Millions of Americans suffer from hair loss caused by other forms of alopecia every year. While each type of alopecia has its own causes and impacts, they all lead to the same disappointing and embarrassing issues inherent with losing your hair.

Here is what you need to know about some of the most common types of alopecia.

Androgenetic Alopecia

If your hair is thinning or falling out, the odds are pretty good that androgenetic alopecia is the culprit. Over 95% of hair loss cases are related to this hereditary hair loss condition that affects over three million Americans annually. Androgenetic alopecia causes hair miniaturization, where hair becomes thinner and finer each time it goes through the growth cycle. Eventually, these hairs cease to grow entirely and fall out.

Men are more likely to experience and notice androgenetic alopecia earlier than women, with 25 percent of American males seeing symptoms before age 21, approximately 66 percent of men showing some degree of loss by the age of 35, and 85 percent of men see significant thinning by age 50. Most women, however, do not notice or see any signs of thinning or balding hair until the age of 50 or 60.  

Alopecia Areata

This hair loss condition is caused by a direct attack on hair follicles by your own immune system and white blood cells. This assault causes the follicles to shrink and subsequently slow down hair production. In turn, this leads to sudden hair loss in quarter-sized patches which can progress across the scalp rapidly and unpredictably.

More extreme versions of the condition include alopecia totalis (Complete loss of hair on the scalp) and alopecia universalis (total loss of hair on the scalp and body). Hair follicles are not destroyed by alopecia areata and can typically regrow as soon as the inflammation dwindles.

Though not as common as androgenetic alopecia, which is the culprit in the vast majority of male pattern baldness cases, alopecia areata still affects two percent of Americans or roughly 6.8 million people. Unlike hereditary hair loss, which generally manifests later in life, alopecia areata typically occurs before the age of 30 and can sometimes be seen in children as young as two years old.

Researchers haven’t yet figured out the specific reason why the immune system would suddenly turn on hair follicles. However, there appears to be a strong genetic connection. Several studies have found that alopecia areata is far more common (1 out of 5) in people who have a close family member with the condition.

Traction Alopecia

If you apply constant tension to your hair follicles, they will eventually experience damage, weaken, and ultimately die and fall out. This is called traction alopecia.

The five primary causes of traction alopecia are:

  1. Wearing unnecessarily tight pigtails, ponytails, or braids for extended periods.
  2. Trichotillomania, a psychological disorder characterized by constant (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.

No Matter The Reason Behind Your Hair Loss, The Miami Hair Institute Can Help

At the Miami Hair Institute, our world-renowned hair restoration physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases no matter what the underlying cause. Through advanced hair restoration surgical techniques, technology, and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients suffering from hair loss regain their hair and self-confidence.

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

Post-Hair Transplant: How Much Time Will I Need to Take Off?

As is the case with any surgery, hair transplants involve some recovery time and brief limitations on what activities you can engage in. This includes your job, your exercise regimen, your hair care routine, and diet. Your body needs time to heal and your transplanted follicles need to be treated with care after your surgery, so be prepared for some downtime.

The good news is that the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique that we use at the Miami Hair Institute involves significantly less recovery time than older transplant methods. That said, here is how much time you may need to take off from various activities after your hair transplant surgery.

Your Job

Depending on the nature of what you do for a living and where you do it, you may need to be ready to take some time off. We use a mild sedative during the surgery, so even if you work from home, you should plan on resting for the remainder of the day after your surgery. Most of our patients can get back to work the day after surgery, but if your job involves a lot of physical activity, you will likely want to take several days up to a week off.  

Your Exercise Regimen

In the first few days after your surgery, your body needs to spend its energy healing, not working out. Don’t run, cycle, or lift weights within three days after your surgery, and avoid vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for at least one week.

Your Hair Care Routine

Wait for at least 24 hours after your surgery before washing your hair. When showering, wash your scalp gently under cool water. Avoid brushing your hair for as long as possible, stay away from hot styling tools for at least a week, don’t wear tight bands or clips, and instead of rubbing your hair to dry it, apply light pressure.

Your Alcohol Consumption

Hold off on any celebratory cocktails, wine, or beer for at least three days after your procedure. Alcohol can act as a blood-thinner and inhibit and slow down the healing process.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

The foregoing are general guidelines, but you should always follow your doctor’s specific post-operative instructions in terms of what you should and shouldn’t be doing after your transplant.

If you have questions about hair transplant surgery and hair restoration options, schedule an appointment today at the Miami Hair Institute. Contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

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