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Safe Hairstyles for Long Hair

Can Chlorine Cause Hair LossGrowing hair long and strong can take years and determination, and caring for your lengthy locks is key. With long hair, you may be tempted to pull strands back from the face. However, many slicked-back up-do’s cause tension on follicles. Over time, this tension and strain can lead to follicle shock and traction alopecia, which disrupts the natural cycle of growth. This condition is one of many that manifests as thinning or shedding hair.

Everyone needs to tie their hair back once in a while, but traction alopecia prevention is important. Consider the following tips to create a safe hairstyle for long hair without thinning or shedding:

  • Loose Buns and Ponytails

If you want to pull your hair from the nape of your neck on a hot summer day or during exercise, opt for a loose bun. Avoid sharp bobby pins and rubber hair ties for a more natural, soft look. If you have heavier hair, pull strands back into a low bun or ponytail so the added lifted weight does not put additional strain on the scalp.

  • Beach Waves

Summer might be over, but beach waves are a good look any time of year. Put away the curling iron and let hair dry naturally to showcase your natural curls. To tame tresses, use an anti-frizz serum or natural oil that looks in moisture and gives hair a lustrous sheen. If you have naturally straight hair, you can still achieve soft waves without hot hair tools. Let strands dry in loose pig tail braids or a French braid overnight. In the morning, you’ll be left with soft, bohemian waves that can transition easily from the office to a night on the town.

  • Braids

When you’re a kid, pigtail braids are all the rage. As an adult, you can still incorporate braids into your everyday style without looking immature. French braids are both sophisticated and sleek, but keep weaves loose to avoid drawing tension to the scalp. You can also wrap a crown braid around your hairline for a chic, pulled back look without using a tense hairband.

Let your long locks flow naturally once in a while to de-stress follicles and encourage hair health. If you must use styling tools, limit heat exposure to special occasions or weekends instead of styling after each wash. Don’t forget the importance of a high-quality conditioner (free of sulfates) or intensive hair mask that keep locks moisturized and healthy throughout the dry winter season.

UAE Men Willing to Trade Life for More Hair

Hair loss is a worldwide issue, affecting both men and women. In the United Arab Emirates, 67 percent of residents suffer from some sort of hair loss, whether genetic, age, or stress-induced. A recent study found that 55 percent of men suffering from hair loss in UAE would prefer to shorten their lifespan to regain their lost locks, primarily because it has affected their social lives and overall emotional wellbeing.

Further Findings:

  • Out of 590 male respondents, 13 percent claimed they are willing to shorten their lives by three years or more in exchange for more hair, right now.
  • 42 percent of all male respondents would trade one year or less to reverse their hair loss.
  • 5 out of 10 UAE men claimed their hair loss has caused psychological issues.
  • Around 35 percent of UAE men suffer from depression and anxiety because of their hair loss.

If You Suffer with Hair Loss, You Are Not Alone

Fortunately, there is a solution for male-pattern baldness that doesn’t involve an earlier death. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, patients enjoy the most advanced hair loss diagnosis and treatment recommendations from South Florida’s top hair restoration surgeons. Our state of the art facility offers patients the most advanced and proven methods of surgical and nonsurgical hair restoration, including low level laser therapy with Capillus272 and robotic hair transplant with the revolutionary new ARTAS System

 To schedule a consultation, call 305-925-0222

Miami Hair Surgeons Perform Hair Transplant for Alan Tacher

miami-hair-surgeons-perform-hair-transplant-alan-tacherDespierta América star, Alan Tacher, visits Drs. Nusbaum and Rose

There’s never a dull moment at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Just a couple weeks ago, our Coral Gables clinic received a visit from Univision celebrity and Despierta América star, Alan Tacher!

Like millions of men, Mr. Tacher has been experiencing hair loss along his frontal hairline and the top portion of his scalp. In such a case, surgeons can extract donor hair follicles from the sides or rear of the scalp—where hair growth is still thick and full—and transplant them to the hairline and/or front of the scalp where things are getting thin.

Watch the Segment. Watch the televised segment below, courtesy of Despierta América.

Part 1: Hair Loss Q&A

Part 2: The Procedure

Part 3: The Results

Before and After Photos

Reasons to Love Miami Hair

Celebrities are not the only ones who love our Institute. Patients travel from around the world to take advantage of the expertise and advanced hair restoration technologies offered by Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose. Below are just a few of the reasons patients consistently choose the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami over other hair loss clinics and treatment options.

ARTAS™ Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

In 2012, our Institute become one of the first 11 hair clinics to offer the revolutionary ARTAS™ system for robotic FUE. ARTAS is widely considered to be one of the most advanced and effective tools for hair restoration surgery, using high resolution digital imaging and advanced robotics technology to extract near perfect donor hairs at micron-level precision.

Visit this page to learn more about the ARTAS™ hair restoration robot.

Mosaic® Hair Restoration

With or without a hair transplant robot, donor hairs must be surgically transplanted to the recipient area (portion of the scalp that is thinning or balding). This is where the surgeon’s skill and expertise separate the mediocre from the exceptional. At our Institute, surgeons use the patented Mosaic® Hair Restoration approach to ensure natural results that are nearly undetectable.

To learn more about the Mosaic® Hair Restoration, visit this page on hair transplant techniques.

Unparalleled Patient Care

Of course, your procedure is just a small portion of your overall experience at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Our clinic specializes in patient-focused care before, during, and long after your procedure. Our staff, nurses, technicians, and surgeons offer follow up care that is second to none.

Visit Us for Your Consultation

If you suffer with hair loss, you are not alone. Millions of men and women wake up each day dissatisfied with their appearance. Happiness, self esteem, social ambition, and professional life can all suffer as a consequence. With today’s technologies and treatment options, there’s no reason to let hair loss compromise your quality of life.

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we hold your pursuit of a newer, fuller head of hair in the highest regard. We welcome you to contact us online to schedule a hair loss evaluation, our call our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

ARTAS® Transplant: Before and After Photos

ARTAS-Transplant-Before-and-After-PhotosIt’s been almost a full year since the ARTAS® System arrived at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, and the response has been exceptional. South Florida residents have been quick to embrace the new “transplant robot” after learning two important facts about the ARTAS procedure:

1. ARTAS is physician-guided. Though ARTAS is the first ever FDA-approved robot for FUE hair transplant, the procedure is conducted under the supervision of a trained and highly skilled surgeon. The “robotic” element of the procedure occurs when donor hair is scouted for extraction and transplant. The surgeon, however, still conducts the actual transplant by hand.

2. ARTAS delivers unparalleled precision and accuracy. The ARTAS is the only system in the world to calculate and re-calculate vital parameters for follicular unit (hair) extraction up to 50 times each second. As the onboard computer makes these calculations, the robotic arm of the ARTAS aligns itself to perform a minimally invasive extraction with unparalleled precision and accuracy.

Before and After: A Review of the ARTAS® System

An estimated 35 million Americans are candidates for a surgical hair restoration procedure (i). However, only a small fraction of those individuals move forward to claim a new, natural, and permanent head of hair. Individuals cite numerous reasons for straying away from a surgical procedure, including:

  • Discomfort
  • Too long a recovery time
  • Fear of noticeable “pluggy” look
  • Fear of post-procedure “linear scar”

Artas Revolution: Hair Transplant, Redefined

A new generation of ARTAS System procedures are quickly redefining what it means to have a hair transplant, and patients could not be happier. As the world’s most advanced method of FUE transplant, ARTAS enables surgeons to deliver perfectly natural results through a more comfortable patient experience.

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Today, ARTAS makes hair transplant procedures:

  1. Faster
  2. More comfortable
  3. Minimally invasive, causing less trauma to the scalp
  4. More precise, consistent, and accurate compared to older methods
  5. No linear scarring, enabling patients to wear shorter haircuts post-procedure
  6. Advanced FUE, allowing surgeons to use ARTAS to cover scars from previous “strip donor” procedures

Learn More About ARTAS Technology

Learn more about the ARTAS System in Miami, or call our clinic to schedule a hair loss evaluation and consultation at 1-877-443-9070.

Sources:

(i) “A Better Patient Experience.” Restoration Robotics. Accessed 18 August 2013.

Free Infographic Timeline: The History of Hair Transplant

Free Infographic Timeline- The History of Hair TransplantConceptually, a Japanese dermatologist first developed the idea of hair restoration in 1939. Published by Dr. Okuda, the procedure involved harvesting donor hair from a healthy portion of the scalp, and transplanting it to another area of balding scalp.

In many ways, Dr. Okuda’s groundbreaking idea is similar to the transplant procedures performed today. However, there are a number of important advancements, discoveries, and technological breakthroughs that make today’s hair transplant procedure more comfortable, precise, and effective than ever before.

Evolution of Hair Transplant: 1980 – Present

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“Hair Plugs” – 1980s

In the 1980s, hair surgery involved transplanting relatively large sections of donor hair. The end result typically had an unsightly “patchwork” appearance, earning the nickname “Hair Plugs.”

Micrografting – 1990s

The 1990s saw an important breakthrough: Micrografting.

Micrografting involves taking a thin strip of donor hair (the micrograft), dividing it into small clusters of hair follicles, and transplanting them.

For the first time, micrografting enabled surgeons to extract and transplant donor hair with precision and accuracy.

Follicular Unit Extraction – Late 1990s/ early 2000s

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) was another breakthrough in transplant technique.

With FUE, physicians began to use a tiny “punch’ instrument to harvest individual donor hairs. Though time consuming, FUE enabled physicians to harvest donor hair on an incredibly small scale: Approximately 1-3 hair follicles per unit.

FUE enabled surgeons to perform procedures with unparalleled attention to detail and aesthetics.

No linear scars. Beautiful results.

ARTAS® System – 2011

In 2011, the ARTAS System became the first-ever FDA-approved hair transplant robot.

With the help of ARTAS, FUE procedures are now:

  • Up to 50% Faster
  • More Precise
  • Minimally Invasive
  • More Comfortable
  • Faster Patient Recovery
  • Minimally Disruptive to Everyday Life

ARTAS® Arrives in Miami

In 2012, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami became 1 of fewer than 20 clinics to offer the revolutionary new ARTAS® System nationwide. Today, men and women no longer have to suffer with hair loss, and the negative side effects it may cause.

To learn more by visiting this page on ARTAS® System in Miami.

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Surgeons Review Viviscal® Hair Supplement, Recommend Alternatives

Surgeons Review Viviscal Hair Supplement, Recommend AlternativesViviscal® Extra Strength has been released, and promoters of the new hair supplement claim it has the ability to put an end to thinning, shedding, and balding in men and women. Dermatologists, surgeons, and other health professionals remain wary of the new supplement’s claims, however.

Although the makers of Viviscal® claim the product is “supported by a combination of over 20 years of research,” further investigation reveals that its history in clinical trials and testing is actually quite shallow. In short, the product has seen very few trials when compared to leading treatments like Rogaine® (Minoxidil). Moreover, the trials that have been conducted involved very few test subjects.

4 Reasons to Choose an Alternative to Viviscal®

Whether choosing a surgical or non-surgical approach, men and women no longer have to suffer with signs of thinning, shedding, or balding. There are several alternatives to Viviscal®, most of which are backed by many years of successful clinical trials and research. Here are 4 reasons to choose a better-known, and thus more reliable method of hair loss treatment.

Viviscal® is Backed by Little Research

One Viviscal® study involved just 20 subjects, 3 of which withdrew from the control group prior to completion (i). Concern for the effectiveness of Viviscal® only rises in the wake of such limited clinical testing and evaluation, causing many medical professionals to question the product’s efficacy in treating hair loss in men and women.

Other Non-Surgical Options Are Proven Effective*

One of the most heavily researched and trusted alternatives is Minoxidil, known by the brand name Rogaine®. A topical treatment, Rogaine is a foam product that is applied to the hair and scalp twice daily. Extra strength formulas are also available for patients with more pronounced hair loss.

*Rogaine® is proven to be effective in slowing or stopping hereditary hair loss (pattern baldness) in 4 out of 5 patients. At a cost that averages just $30-40 per month, Rogaine is a non-surgical alternative that is as affordable as it is effective.

Surgical Hair Restoration is Better Than Ever

When considering an alternative to Viviscal® hair supplements, it’s exciting to know that surgical hair restoration is now faster and more comfortable than ever. Today, hair transplant surgery is a simple, comfortably, and minimally invasive procedure that effectively restores areas of balding scalp with your own natural hair.

The days of hair plugs are long gone. Today, hair transplants are performed via follicular unit extraction (FUE), a highly refined process that transplants follicular grafts of about 1-3 hairs at a time. Such precision enables surgeons to restore the scalp by hand, artfully and skillfully reconstructing hairlines with natural characteristics. So natural, in fact, a reported 85% of people cannot recognize when a transplant procedure has been performed, according to the ISHRS (ii).

Speak to a Professional About Hair Loss

If you or a loved one suffers with hair loss, contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami today. Our team is comprised of South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, registered nurses, microscopists, and technicians. We hold your pursuit of a fuller head of hair in the highest regard, providing only the most widely studied treatments that have been proven effective in treating hair loss in men and women.

The ARTAS® Generation. Our Institute is now 1 of fewer than 20 clinics to offer the revolutionary ARTAS® System for hair transplant. To learn more about the first ever FDA-approved transplant robot, visit our ARTAS System page.

Sources:

(i) “A comparative study of a new food supplement, ViviScal, with fish extract for the treatment of hereditary androgenic alopecia in young males.” National Center for Biotechnology Information, PubMed.gov. Accessed 5 August 2013.

(ii) “2010 Hair Transplant Challenge Survey.” International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. Accessed 17 June 2013.

Take Rogaine® or Aspirin, Never Both

Take Rogaine® or Aspirin, Never BothA new study has shown that men and women who take Rogaine® (Minoxidil) to treat hair loss might want to consider keeping the aspirin bottle capped. A research team at the University of British Columbia has found evidence that the popular anti-inflammatory medication may suppress the same enzymes that Rogaine seeks to stimulate, thereby negating the effect of the popular hair loss treatment. This discovery is potentially alarming for many Rogaine users, as daily Aspirin use is widely promoted by physicians as a safe way to improve cardiovascular health and reduce the chance of heart attack and stroke.

In light of this recent finding, men and women who regularly use Rogaine may wish to find alternative methods of improving cardiovascular health. Alternatively, hair loss sufferers may elect to continue taking Aspirin and choose to restore areas of balding scalp via hair transplant. Unfortunately, evidence suggests one can no longer do both.

How Rogaine® Works

Minoxidil, available by the brand name Rogaine, is one of the most widely used non-surgical treatments for hair loss. Though it is still unclear exactly how the topical foam suppresses hair loss, many studies indicate that Rogaine stimulates the production of a very special enzyme called cyclooxygenase1, or COX-1. As the production of COX-1 increases, so too does the production of prostaglandin E2, or PGE2.

Increased levels of PGE2 has a very positive impact on the overall health and functionality of hair follicles, and in some cases may reverse the process of hair miniaturization. Hair miniaturization is characterized by the inability of hair follicles to sustain natural hair growth, a phenomenon that may eventually lead to pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. In this way, Rogaine is thought to reverse the signs of hair loss by stabilizing hair follicles through increased production of PGE2.

How Aspirin May Hinder the Effects of Rogaine

Unfortunately, a ground-breaking new study released by the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia demonstrates that Aspirin may negate the effects of Rogaine, simply by acting as an anti-inflammatory. Specifically, Aspirin suppresses the synthesis of certain prostaglandins by actively shutting-down cyclooxygenase enzymes like COX-1.

Just as Rogaine seeks to stimulate COX-1 production to improve hair growth, Aspirin disables COX-1 to fight inflammation.

Alternative Hair Loss Treatments

Fortunately, there are alternatives to Rogaine that may restore areas of balding scalp with all-natural hair. Two leading methods include follicular unit extraction (FUE) transplant, and a robotics-assisted transplant with the all-new ARTAS® System.

FUE Hair Transplant. FUE transplants are conducted by highly qualified surgeon. The scalp is anesthetized prior to the procedure, so almost no pain is experienced by the patient. Individual clusters of hair follicles are then removed from the patient’s own scalp, using a minimally invasive “punch” instrument that measures only a few millimeters in diameter. The surgeon then separates the clusters into pairings of 1-3 hairs and expertly transplants them to the area of balding scalp, by hand.

ARTAS® System Transplant. The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami has recently become 1 of fewer than 20 clinics to offer the revolutionary new ARTAS System, the first ever FDA approved robotics technology for FUE transplant procedures. Using the ARTAS, our surgeons are able to perform FUE transplants with more quickly, with greater accuracy and precision. Recovery time is faster than ever, and the end-result is incredibly natural in appearance. Learn more about ARTAS hair transplants in Miami.

This exclusive health report has been published by the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. For additional information or appointment requests, please call toll-free 1-877-443-9070.

PCOS and Hair Loss

PCOS and Hair LossPolycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal condition that physicians attribute to both genetic and environmental factors. It is fairly common, affecting an estimated 10% of women worldwide (i). Primarily, PCOS is known to cause hormonal variations that may make it difficult to get pregnant. However, PCOS may cause additional side effects including weight gain, acne, and hair loss. Over time, studies indicate women with untreated PCOS may be at high risk for developing other serious health conditions like type II diabetes and heart disease.

Diagnosing PCOS

PCOS is perhaps the most common of all endocrine (hormonal) disorders experienced by females of reproductive age, and it is believed to be the leading cause of infertility among women. An estimated 50% of women with PCOS do not know they have the condition. In light of this alarming statistic, it is important to spread awareness for the symptoms of PCOS so proactive measures can be taken to reduce its impact on overall physical and emotional health.

Common symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Acne
  • Uncontrollable fluctuations in weight (gain or loss)
  • Increased growth of facial and/or body hair
  • Irregular menstruation cycles
  • Infertility / difficulty conceiving
  • Emotional distress, including depression
  • Thinning, shedding, or balding of the scalp

PCOS and Hormonally Induced Female Hair Loss

The defining physical characteristic of PCOS is ovarian cysts, tiny growths that appear throughout the ovaries. While the cysts themselves are not harmful, they do impair the production of an essential ovarian enzyme that may significantly reduce estrogen production. Relative androgen levels rise as a consequence, leading to an increased abundance of hormones like testosterone.

Sudden influxes in testosterone may lead to androgenetic alopecia, a specific type of hair loss caused by hormonal changes in the scalp. Increases in testosterone may fuel the production of DHT, a chemical known to adversely affect the hair follicle’s ability to sustain normal hair growth. Most commonly, DHT causes hair miniaturization; a phenomenon in which hair becomes thinner and finer over time. Eventually, miniaturization turns in to all-out hair loss as DHT shuts down the follicle completely.

In a guest blog on the Women’s Hair Loss Project, holistic nutritionist and certified health coach Ms. Amy Medling offers the following tips for overcoming PCOS naturally (ii):

1. Sizzle in the kitchen. According to Ms. Medling, one of the best ways to get back-on-track is to pay close attention to diet. By cooking your own food, you can be sure to use high quality sources that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that promote healthy hair.

2. Have discriminating tastes. “Only clean foods allowed in your temple,” Ms. Medling explains. Again, emphasis is placed on seizing control of the quality and nutritional content of each meal.

3. Move it. Not only does physical exercise promote healthy hormonal balance, but it also makes you feel well. Daily exercise and sun exposure can do wonders for reducing stress, which may also decrease the incidence of Telogen Effluvium (stress induced hair loss).

Treatment Options: Restoring Hair Loss Caused by PCOS

Today, a number of procedures are available to women who experience hair loss from PCOS. In addition to improving diet and exercise regimens, women may explore the following options under the guidance of a qualified hair transplant surgeon and clinic:

1. Hair Loss Evaluation. An expert evaluation is essential in diagnosing the root cause of hair loss as well as identifying the most effective course of treatment.

2. Prescription Hair Loss Medications. For women, prescription hair loss treatments like Rogaine® (Minoxidil) may be effective in slowing hormone-induced hair loss.

3. Surgical Hair Restoration. Today, highly refined methods of surgical hair restoration are available to reverse the signs of baldness in a beautiful and all-natural way. Follicular unit extraction procedures are among the most effective, transplanting patients’ real hair to thin or bald areas to produce an authentic end-result with minimal discomfort.

4. ARTAS® System Hair Transplant. Our Institute is proud to be 1 of just 17 clinics in the United States to offer the revolutionary new ARTAS® System by Restoration™ Robotics. A physician-guided robot system, the ARTAS empowers our surgeons to conduct FUE transplants with unparalleled accuracy, consistency, and precision.

Exclusive Interview: Watch as Dr. Rose presents the ARTAS System to CBS Miami.

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we hold our patients’ desire for a full and natural head of hair in the highest regard. Our team works diligently to ensure each patient feels comfortable and confident during each visit, from evaluation to procedure and post-procedure follow-up.

We invite you to learn more about hair loss evaluations at our Institute, or contact our friendly front desk at 305.925.0222.

Sources:

(i) “Amy Medling, the PCOS Diva.” Women’s Hair Loss Project. Accessed 3 March 2013.

(ii) See above.

Norwood Classification: Understanding Male Pattern Baldness

Norwood Classification- Understanding Male Pattern BaldnessNo Hair to the Throne, the headline read, commenting on Britain’s most eligible bachelor (i). POOR Prince William is losing his crowning glory it continued, mocking the 28 year old for displaying early signs of male pattern baldness. Of course, Prince William is not alone. An estimated 65% or more males suffer with signs of hair loss.

Most times, male pattern baldness is the result of hormonal changes that significantly impair the ability of the hair follicle to sustain natural hair growth. Termed androgenetic alopecia, this condition causes hair miniaturization, a phenomenon in which hair becomes thinner and finer each time it progresses through the growth cycle. Eventually, the hair falls out and ceases to grow entirely.

Psychological Distress. Studies indicate that hair loss may have a profoundly negative affect on not just self image, but on interpersonal interactions and professional life as well. The color, volume, and thickness of hair are major characteristics that affect how others perceive an individual. When compared to individuals with a full head of hair, those with thin or balding areas are often perceived as weaker, older, and less physically attractive. Now, that’s not to say that bald men are not confident. Our culture is filled with icons like Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and others who enjoy a “bald” look and wear it with confidence.

However, if hair loss is negatively impacting your personal, social, or professional life, there’s a problem. Fortunately, male pattern baldness tends to progress in a predictable pattern over time, allowing hair transplant surgeons to provide expert evaluations and treatment recommendations that will produce natural, long-lasting hair where once was only balding scalp.

Norwood Classification: Stages, Signs, and Symptoms

The Norwood Classification is a system that professionals use to characterize male pattern baldness. Depending on the location and the severity, pattern baldness is classified according to 1 of 7 stages. This helps hair surgeons understand both the extent of the current condition as well as the pattern in which balding is most likely to follow. These two variables play a critical role in determining which hair loss treatment options are capable of restoring areas of the scalp that are thin or completely bald.

The Norwood Classification also provides a framework for understanding how the patient’s baldness may progress. This becomes a very important variable when the patient chooses a hair transplant procedure. Understanding how baldness may progress enables the surgeon to deliver a beautifully natural-looking end result by strategically restoring areas that are thin, balding, or susceptible to future hair loss.

The 7 stages of the Norwood Classification are shown below. Each stage depicts a unique circumstance in which hair is thinning, shedding, or balding in specific areas:

Norwood Classification for Male Hair Loss

Female Hair Loss: For women, pattern baldness progresses in a very different manner. A unique classification system is used to characterize the stages of female hair loss, called the Ludwig Classification. Click the following link to learn more about the Ludwig Classification.

Hair Loss Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we hold our patients’ desire for a full and natural head of hair in the highest regard. We are home of South Florida’s most talented surgeons, microscopists, nurses, and staff. Our team works diligently to ensure each patient feels comfortable and confident during each visit, from evaluation to procedure and post-procedure follow-up.

Home of the ARTAS® System

In an effort to provide only the newest, safest, and most advanced procedures to our patients, the Hair Transplant Institute is proud to announce the arrival of the ARTAS System for hair transplant. Learn more about the ARTAS System, a physician-guided robotics technology that enables our team to deliver beautiful restoration results with unmatched precision, accuracy, and consistency.

Sources:

(i) No Hair to the Thrown. The Sun. Accessed 18 February 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions About ARTAS® Hair Transplant

Frequently Asked Questions About ARTAS® Hair TransplantLast week, we made a special announcement that the ARTAS System for hair restoration will be available at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami in just a few short weeks. We are very excited to be one of the very first practices in Florida to offer this exciting and revolutionary hair transplant technology. Never before have state of the art robotics and digital imaging technology been so seamlessly combined to augment the skill of a hair transplant surgeon, and the results are simply astounding.

Our Institute has created this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide to further explain how the ARTAS System combines advanced robotics and high-res digital imaging with the exceptional skills of our transplant surgeons. For more information and appointment requests, readers are invited to call our institute directly at 1-877-443-9070.

How is hair transplantation with the ARTAS® System different?

The biggest difference is that the ARTAS System uses state of the art digital imaging and robotics to harvest follicular units. It is important to note that the procedure is still conducted under the control of a physician. The ARTAS System provides the physician with calculations of unparalleled accuracy. Things like hair position, angle, and other parameters are each carefully measured to achieve optimal harvesting results from the donor area.

Does the ARTAS System produce natural-looking results?

Yes. The ARTAS System targets hair follicles in a random fashion based on a series of digital calculations (as noted above). Hair follicles are then harvested without causing the donor area to lose its natural appearance.

Will my hair begin to grow immediately?

The growth phase for transplanted hair is naturally a long process. As with any hair transplant procedure, it takes time for transplanted hair follicles to develop their own blood supply. This is vital, as the blood carries oxygen and other nutrients that fuel natural growth. The timetable for seeing new hair growth is around 3 months after the procedure. Significant improvements in appearance are typical after 5-6 months. After 12 months, patients will begin to notice the natural “final results”.

Does the ARTAS System leave scars?

The ARTAS System leaves very minimal scars to the donor area, allowing patients to confidently wear their hair at short lengths. The ARTAS System is most similar to follicular unit transplant (FUT) procedures, during which a linear scar is never created. Instead, very small circular scars are created at the site from which each hair follicle is harvested. These circular scars are pinkish-red in color and usually never visible unless the patients shave their head entirely.

How are ARTAS results different from the old “Hair Plugs” people used to get?

Old fashioned “hair plugs” included the harvesting of large patches of hair follicles that resulted in an awkward and unnatural appearance once implanted. The ARTAS System uses its computer-assisted robotic arm and digital mapping to pinpoint individual follicular units from the donor area for dissection. This process provides the doctor more control and precision in designing a natural looking hair growth pattern. Because the ARTAS System enables unmatched precision and accuracy, doctors are able to extract healthy robust grafts for optimal growth.

How long will my hair transplant last? Is it permanent?

ARTAS System procedures are typically permanent. The transplanted hair may last a lifetime, as it is harvested from the back of the head and is not susceptible to the conditions that habitually cause male pattern baldness. For optimal results, patients must schedule a hair loss evaluation with an expert to determine the unique cause of their hair loss and develop an effective course of treatment.

How long do procedures with the ARTAS System take?

Hair transplant procedures with the ARTAS System may take 4-8 hours to complete, depending on specific goals and patient needs.

Do hair transplant procedures with the ARTAS System hurt?

Contrary to what many believe, patients report that a hair transplant procedure involves no more pain than a trip to the dentist. The same is the case with the ARTAS System. At the beginning of the procedure, the scalp is locally anesthetized until numb. Should you begin to feel any pain during the procedure, a physician will administer additional anesthetic to reduce any discomfort.

Will people know I have had a hair transplant procedure?

With the ARTAS Procedure, any scarring is minimal and virtually undetectable. Transplanted hair grows in gradually, over a period of a year, reducing the chance that people will notice the procedure.

Do I have to shave my head before the procedure?

No, patients do not need to shave their head prior to have a procedure performed with the ARTAS System. A short trim is necessary, however. This allows the physician to use the ARTAS System to accurately visualize, track, and harvest each follicular unit. For smaller procedures, patients may choose to trim only the harvest area that is needed to achieve desired results.

Learn More About the ARTAS® System

To learn more about the ARTAS System, schedule an appointment online or call our front desk directly at toll free 1-877-443-9070.

 

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