Articles Tagged with: Dr. Bernard Nusbaum

Androgenetic Alopecia in Women

Androgenetic Alopecia in WomenAndrogenetic alopecia in women is common. Although many people think of men when they hear “pattern baldness,” androgenetic alopecia can be just as devastating to a woman’s sense of image, confidence, and self esteem. It is estimated that androgenetic alopecia affects 20 million women in the United States, though the number might actually be close to 30 million. Androgenetic alopecia causes women to lose their hair in a diffuse manner, meaning that hair begins to thin and shed uniformly across the scalp.

Classification of Androgenetic Alopecia in Women

To classify androgenetic alopecia in women, physicians use a scale known as the Ludwig Classification. This scale categorizes female hair loss according to 3 unique stages: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3. View the Ludwig Classification chart and learn more about each classification of female hair loss by visiting the following article, Ludwig Classification: Diagnosing Female Hair Loss.

Female Androgenetic Alopecia Prevention

For men, pattern baldness follows a somewhat predictable pattern that begins with shedding in the frontal hairline. This leads to more pronounced hair loss across the top of the head, and finally toward the crown. Androgenetic alopecia in women progresses differently than in men, however. For women, androgenetic alopecia may be undetectable for quite some time. Because the condition usually affects the entire scalp at once, it can be hard to tell when hair loss first begins. Luckily, there are warning signs to look for.

Know the signs of androgenetic alopecia in women. Visit this Free Infographic: A Guide to Hair Loss Prevention for Women to learn 4 warning signs that hair loss is happening.  

 

Androgenetic Alopecia: Specialized Treatment for Women

Female hair loss is unique, and there are two standout treatments that every woman should consider when taking up the fight against androgenetic alopecia. The first is topical hair loss foam. Called Minoxidil, this treatment is perhaps best known by the brand name Rogaine®. The foam must be applied directly to the scalp twice daily, or as otherwise advised by a hair loss professional. Many women find this to be a chore, which has led many to try a new method of treatment called low level laser therapy (LLLT).

Treating Androgenetic Alopecia with Laser Therapy

Low level laser therapy has been proven effective in clinical studies. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we offer two options for this new approach to hair loss prevention. In the office, patients may experience laser therapy with the Capillus272™ OfficePro. Patients may also enjoy LLLT treatment in the privacy of their own home with the Capillus272™ Pro laser cap. Both products are cleared by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in women. In independently reviewed clinical trials, Capillus® technology produced 51% increase in hair count among participants (study made available on ClinicalTrials.gov).

If you experience hair loss, you are not alone. Take control of your hair and experience thicker, fuller looking hair with a personalized approach to hair restoration at Miami Hair. All evaluations and treatment programs are conducted by Drs. Bernard Nusbaum and Paul Rose, two ISHRS Golden Follicle Award winning surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience in the field.

For more information, contact Miami Hair online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Dr. Nusbaum Attends 9th World Congress for Hair Research

Dr-Nusbaum-Attends-9th-World-Congress-for-Hair-ResearchLast week, Dr. Bernard Nusbaum attended the 9th World Congress for Hair Research to lecture and meet with other hair loss professionals to advance the knowledge in hair growth, hair and scalp disease, and clinical care. In attendance were other hair biologists, dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, and hair transplant surgeons from prestigious clinics and universities around the world. From November 18th-21st, all attendees enjoyed general sessions, scientific posters, pre-Congress workshops, and exhibits from the world’s leading makers of hair loss products and medical devices. Sponsors this year included Rogaine, P&G, Aveda, and the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), to name a few.

Event Photos: 9th World Congress for Hair Research

Dr. Bernard Nusbaum

Learn more about Dr. Bernard Nusbaum. For more information on hair loss evaluation and treatment at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, contact us online or call 305-925-0222.

The Future of ARTAS® Hair Restoration

The introduction of robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedures represents a significant achievement in the field of hair restoration. Today, surgeons can perform hair transplants with greater ease and precision, delivering a better patient experience and a beautifully natural end-result. Millions of men and women suffer with hair loss worldwide; today, advanced methods of hair restoration mean those individuals no longer have to let fear, embarrassment, or anxiety take away from the enjoyment of everyday life.

Last year, our practice became one of the first 13 clinics in the United States to acquire the ARTAS® System for robotic FUE transplant. Since that time, countless men and women have experienced the comfortable, minimally invasive procedure firsthand. Today’s robotic FUE procedures are just the beginning, however. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we share more information on current ARTAS procedures, as well as a special look at what the future holds.

Today’s Robotic FUE Procedure

FUE procedures are similar in concept to traditional strip donor hair transplants. Both procedures transplant donor hair from one healthy area of the scalp to the area that is receding and/or experiencing hair loss. Unlike strip donor, however, FUE procedures use a small punch instrument to remove individual clusters of donor hair. In this way, the development of FUE marks a significant milestone in which surgeons became able to perform transplants without extracting a linear strip of donor tissue— an extraction that inevitably left a long, linear scar.

Robotic FUE now enables surgeons to extract donor hair more quickly while simultaneously reducing trauma to the scalp. Surgeons use advanced robotics and high-resolution digital imaging to guide the robotic arm to make minimally invasive extractions that preserve the healthiest donor hair for transplant. With the assistance of robotic FUE systems like the ARTAS, Dr. Paul Rose estimates that up to 1,500 grafts can be harvested in about 2 hours— half the time it takes to harvest the same number of grafts by hand.

Watch: Dr. Rose Presents ARTAS on CBS Miami

An added advantage: ARTAS selects donor hair at random to preserve the natural look of the patient’s donor areas (typically the sides and rear of the head).

The Future of ARTAS Procedures

Perhaps most exciting is the future of ARTAS procedures. Today, ARTAS is used to assist surgeons in identifying and extracting near-perfect donor hair for transplant. Following extraction, surgeons must prep and transplant donor hairs by hand, carefully inserting them into “recipient sites” on the patient’s scalp. According to Drs. Rose and Nusbaum, ARTAS may soon make that process more comfortable and efficient. In a letter to patients, the surgeons explain:

Until now, the ARTAS robotic technology was involved only in removing follicles from the donor area. ARTAS will soon, however, expand its role, as the robot capabilities have been expanded to the creation of the small openings (recipient sites) into which the donor grafts are inserted in the balding or thinning areas. The physician will design the recipient area pattern completely on a computer image of the patient, delineating the borders of the area to be transplanted and will also specify the direction and angle of the small openings which subsequently determines the direction and growth angle of the transplanted hairs. This information is inputted to the robotic system, which will make the sites avoiding existing hair. ARTAS controls the depth of each tiny opening and can create different hair densities in selected areas and can even create irregularity at the hairline for naturalness. This should allow the surgery to proceed more efficiently, yet still leaves room for that important human artistic input.

Learn More About ARTAS in Miami

To learn more robotic FUE and hair transplant in Miami, visit our page on the ARTAS System or call our Institute directly at 305-925-0222.

Temporary Hair Loss: Is It Normal?

Temporary Hair Loss- Is It NormalIs there such a thing as temporary hair loss? The question itself seems counter-intuitive. Thanks largely to the myths and half-truths of American pop culture, hair loss is something we typically associate with old men, and it’s a condition that seems to be permanent and irreversible. This is only partly true, however. Thinning, shedding, and balding affect both men and women of various different ages. Moreover, not all hair loss is permanent. In some cases, hair might begin to re-grow naturally.

Still, it is imperative that men and women learn the difference between temporary hair loss and permanent pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. On the one hand, research indicates that individuals who suffer with pattern baldness might also be genetically predisposed to other serious health conditions, like coronary heart disease. On the other hand, those who experience temporary hair loss are smart to diagnose it as such to avoid unnecessary stress and anxiety.

Join Dr. Bernard Nusbaum is the video below for a brief overview of the four main causes of temporary hair loss. Then, scroll to the temporary hair loss FAQ section to review these concepts in greater detail.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Temporary Hair Loss

Below are a few of the most common questions regarding temporary hair loss and shedding. After taking a moment to review each, we invite you to leave additional questions or comments in the Comments section of this post.

What is seasonal hair loss?

If think you’ve experienced “seasonal hair loss,” you are not alone. Women in particular report experiencing symptoms of thinning or shedding hair in late September and October. To better understand this phenomenon, it helps to take a moment to review the hair growth cycle.

Hair grows in 3 distinct phases: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. Each phase lasts about 2-6 years, 2-3 weeks, and 2-3 months, respectively. Hair actively grows during the Anagen phase, and the Catagen phase is a separate and distinct growth phase that transitions hair into the Telogen phase. Once in the Telogen phase, hair experiences a period of rest. It is during this resting period, however, that hair can fall out.

According to Swedish researchers, the reason for seasonal hair loss that occurs in the fall might be attributed to the fact that the hair and scalp experience a great deal of stress during summer months. As a consequence, the extra stress might “shock” hairs that are naturally in the Telogen phase, causing them to fall out 2-3 months later. And although the hair loss is perceived in the autumn, it might actually begin to occur in the summer.

Can hair loss occur after pregnancy?

Hair loss is a common occurrence after pregnancy. Many women experience this type of temporary hair loss due to 2 underlying causes: Hormones, and stress. New moms experience a rapid decline in estrogen following childbirth, which might trigger thinning or shedding. New moms are also predisposed to stress-related hair loss after pregnancy, which is referred to as telogen effluvium. One need not go through pregnancy and childbirth to experience telogen effluvium, however (see below).

For more information, visit this article on hair loss and pregnancy.

Can stress cause temporary hair loss?

Stress-related hair loss, or telogen effluvium, can also occur after certain events that “shock” the body. These events might include:

  • Surgery
  • Severe illness
  • Medications
  • Sever emotional stress

For more information, visit this article on female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium.

Consult a Medical Professional About Hair Loss

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of thinning, shedding, or balding, contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami to schedule a comprehensive hair loss evaluation. Our team proudly represents South Florida’s top surgeons, registered nurses, technicians, and technologies. We understand the agony and frustration that accompanies hair loss, and we are committed to helping you develop a customized plan that will create natural results.

Contact us online or call our Institute directly at 1.877.443.9070.

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