Articles Tagged with: Follicular Unit Extraction

Beyond Hair Plugs

Hearing the phrase hair plugs is enough to send a chill down your spine. Mention hair plugs in casual conversation, and there is an almost universal impulse to recoil. Unsightly and painfully obvious, hair plugs are perceived by many as a desperate and unsuccessful attempt to reclaim the confidence and youthful allure of “normal” hair.

Today, we can do better than hair plugs. Much better.

Hair plugs are uncommon today, given the rapid evolution of hair loss treatment that has occurred over the past few decades. The “pluggy” hair transplant procedures of the past are long gone. Today, they have been replaced by more advanced procedures that leave virtually no sign that a hair transplant has been performed.

Beyond Hair Plugs

Below are several pictures of real patients who have recently elected to have a hair transplant procedure performed by Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose at our hair loss clinic. Together, they illustrate just how far we’ve come since the hair plugs of the ‘80s.

When asked, an overwhelming 85% of Americans cannot identify patients who have had a hair transplant procedure (i).

What Has Replaced Hair Plugs?

Today, there are two fundamental approaches to hair transplant surgery that have replaced hair plugs. The first is strip donor micrografting, and the second is follicular unit extraction (FUE). Both are known to deliver exceptional results.

Strip Donor Procedure

The strip donor procedure is an evolved form of hair transplant surgery. Following initial consultation, the hair transplant surgeon discusses the procedure with the patient, showing him or her how their hair will be surgically restored. Following consultation, the strip donor procedure is performed in 3 basic steps.

First, a linear strip of follicular units is removed from an area of the patient’s scalp designated as the donor area. Next, that linear strip, or micrograft, is separated into tiny clusters of follicular units and prepped for transplant. Finally, each follicular unit is transplanted to the recipient area in a way that restores the scalp with natural density, thickness, and undulation.

Follicular Unit Extraction

Follicular Unit Extraction is a highly refined method of hair transplant that is performed in a similar fashion as strip donor procedures, with 1 major difference. Rather than extracting a linear strip of donor hair, surgeons use a punch instrument to remove clusters of donor follicles individually. Following extraction, these donor follicles are prepped for transplant and implanted to restore the donor area.

New: Robotic FUE

In the past decade, few things have made a more positive and transcendent impact on the medical community as robotic technologies. In the field of hair restoration, robots and advanced high resolution imaging now help surgeons to perform FUE procedures with even greater accuracy, precision, and reproducibility.

Hair transplant robotics technologies, like the ARTAS by Restoration Robotics™, enable surgeons to extract a greater number of donor follicles, without the downside of physical or mental fatigue. Following extraction, surgeons manually transplant the donor follicles just as they would in a typical FUE procedure.

Learn more about robotic FUE with the ARTAS in Miami.

Am I a Candidate for Hair Transplant?

To learn more about hair transplant procedures, visit this page on surgical hair restoration techniques. To learn if you are a candidate for strip donor or FUE procedures, contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami online or call 305-925-0222.

Sources

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

From Australia to UK, Hair Transplant Receives Celeb Endorsement

Most men and women understand that today’s hair transplant procedures are significantly more advanced than the “pluggy” procedures of the past. New technologies, refined extraction methods, and highly developed implant techniques make today’s transplants nearly impossible to detect. In fact, a recent study conducted by the ISHRS shows that over 84% of respondents could not identify hair transplant patients when compared to pictures of other men and women who had never experienced hair loss.

Not surprisingly, celebrities are among the thousands of men and women worldwide who enthusiastically embrace surgical hair restoration. What is surprising, however, is the openness with which celebrities are willing to share their transformation with the public.

Take Wes Welker, for example. This former New England Patriot shared his experience with surgical hair transplant with Americans nationwide, appearing on television commercials to share his decision to do something about his receding hairline. Read the full story here: Hair Transplant Receives Celebrity Endorsement from Wes Welker.

Americans are not the only celebrities to openly endorse hair transplants, however. In an article for Cric Life, cricket enthusiasts share before and after photos of 10 world renowned cricket players who “went for hair transplant” and—judging by the before and after photos—enjoyed exceptional results. Read the full story here: 10 Cricketers Who Went for Hair Transplant.

International Support for Hair Transplant

From Australia to the UK and America, hair transplant surgery is enjoying a booming rise in popularity among men and women of all ages. Individuals who suffer with thinning, shedding, receding hairlines, and pattern baldness may seek restoration via a range of effective treatments, including:

  • Strip donor hair transplant
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) transplant
  • Robotic FUE transplant
  • Low level laser therapy (LLLT)
  • Topical foam treatments (minoxidil)
  • Prescription hair loss drugs (Finasteride)

Learn More About Hair Transplant in Miami

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

Miami Hair Blog Best of 2014

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

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

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

Top 8 Articles from 2015

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

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.

New Approach to FUE May Reduce Scalp Trauma by Over 21%

A new study co-authored by the Hair Transplant Institute’s lead surgeon, Dr. Paul Rose, reveals a new approach to follicular unit extraction (FUE) that may reduce scalp trauma by more than 21%. The new technique promises several key benefits for men and women seeking surgical hair restoration, including:

  • Accelerated healing process
  • Reduced appearance of post operative scars
  • Minimizing of any potential blood loss

Understanding Scalp Trauma

Although considered to be a minimally invasive procedure, FUE inevitably causes some degree of damage to the scalp. Postoperative scars are much less visible compared to the long, linear scar left by traditional strip donor procedures. Nevertheless, FUE leaves tiny circular dots that are a reddish color. Moreover, these scars tend to vary in size.

How Extraction Affects Scar Size, Shape

In the study co-authored by Dr. Rose, surgeons demonstrate that skin injury is significantly impacted by outgrowth angle, or the angle at which the donor hair grows away from the scalp. To safely remove a follicular unit, the extraction tool (punch) must be aligned with the general direction in which the hair grows. Thus, the angle at which the punch instrument enters the skin changes with the outgrowth angle of each follicular unit.

If the donor hair happens to grow perpendicular to the skin, the punch approaches the scalp at a 90-degree angle to extract the follicular unit. This is the best case scenario; a perpendicular approach means less friction, reduced trauma, and a less noticeable circular scar.

Outgrowth angles are rarely 90 degrees, however. And when punch instruments extract follicular units with an acute outgrowth angle (less than 90 degrees), a more shallow approach is taken that creates more friction, skin damage, and a larger elliptical scar.

The Solution: Better Angles, Less Trauma.

In the study, surgeons note that saline injections provide two important benefits during FUE hair transplant: Firmer skin, and more predictable outgrowth angles. Under these conditions, surgeons calculate that a punch instrument can be up to 56.25% larger while reducing skin injury by 21.98% (i).

“…it should be emphasized that by injecting normal saline, the skin is stretched,” the team writes. “So once normal saline has drained away, the skin returns to normal […] This important fact results in accelerating the healing process, decreasing the degree of scarring, and minimizing any possible blood loss.”

While follow up studies are needed, the use of saline injections during FUE hair transplant procedures promises to enhance patient experience and overall results.

Source

(i) Zontos G, Rose P, Nikiforidis G. A mathematical proof of how the outgrowth angle of hair follicles influences the injury of donor area in FUE harvesting.

All About Hair Grafts

Surgical hair transplant has long relied on the use of hair grafts to restore areas of balding scalp with natural waves of full, real hair. The history of hair grafts can be traced back to as early as 1930s, Japan. There, scientists experimented with the first primitive hair grafts and hair restoration techniques. It was not until the middle of the century— nearly two decades later— that the practice of hair grafting would first appear in the Western world.

The very first hair graft tools and procedures were introduced to Americans in the late 1950s by a New York dermatologist, Dr. Norman Orentreich. Medical researchers say this marked the onset of the modern era of hair transplant, a movement that ultimately culminates with the invention of advanced “hair transplant robots” that assist in today’s procedures.

Grafting Procedures

Generally speaking, hair grafts are used during most hair transplant procedures. These procedures might be performed in a variety of different ways. To illustrate, let’s examine the 3 most popular types of hair grafting procedures in Miami: Strip donor transplant, follicular unit transplant, and new robotic FUE transplant.

1. Strip donor transplant

The strip donor transplant requires the extraction of a long, narrow strip of scalp from the donor area. Sometimes referred to as a linear graft, this section of scalp is very small and nearly painless to remove after the application of a local anesthetic.

The linear graft produced during a strip donor hair transplant may vary in size according to individual patient needs. Typically, the strip of donor hair contains 30-40 hair grafts. Following extraction, surgeons carefully separate the strip into individual micrografts (clusters of about 3-4 hairs each). These hair grafts are then transplanted by hand to complete the surgical hair restoration procedure. They can be used to create a natural looking hairline, fill in areas around the temples, or reconstruct the crown.

2. Follicular unit transplantation

Like the strip donor procedure outlined above, the follicular unit transplantation procedure requires the extraction of hair grafts from a donor area. Unlike strip donor procedures, however, FUT procedures do not extract a linear strip of donor hair. Instead, a small punch-like instrument is used to extract individual micrografts directly from the scalp. These micrografts contain clusters of 3-4 donor hairs each, which are similarly transplanted by the surgeon to recreate a patient’s hairline, temporal regions, and/or crown.

FUT offers a few key benefits over traditional strip donor procedures, the most notable of which is the ability to leave the donor area nearly scar-free. While strip donor procedures leave a small linear scar that is sometimes visible when hair is cut very short, FUT procedures leave only reddish colored dots at the site of each micrograft extraction. These marks are nearly invisible to the naked eye, allowing the patient to wear his or her hair very short after the procedure is performed.

 3. Robotic FUE

The newest trend in hair transplant technology, robotic FUE systems are making headlines for bringing higher speeds and greater precision to the art of hair transplant.

With the assistance of advanced digital imaging and robotics technology, surgeons are now able to identify and extract specific hair micrografts in a more comfortable and minimally invasive way. This reduces trauma to the scalp, speeds the procedure, and ultimately improves patient experience. What’s more, these new hair transplant robots survey the entire donor area to ensure hair grafts are selected in a random fashion that helps to maintain the thickness, density, and scalp health.

Learn more about robotic FUE technology by visiting our ARTAS® Miami page.

Learn More About Hair Grafting

Millions of men and women suffer with the personal and social angst of hair loss every day. If you suffer with thinning, balding, or shedding hair, rest assured you are not alone. Learn more about hair grafting and surgical hair restoration at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami by calling our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

Baldness in Men

Baldness in middle aged men is more common than you might think. For instance, it’s estimated that roughly 2/3rds of all adult men experience baldness at some point in their life. Take a moment to review the following statistics to learn more about how baldness occurs, and what men of all ages can do about it.

Things to Know About Male Pattern Baldness:

1. Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common form of hair loss among men. Recent numbers estimate male pattern baldness to constitute roughly 90-95% of all cases.

2. More than 3 out of every 4 men has thinning hair by age 50.

3. Of those men who suffer with male pattern baldness, about 25% will see signs by age 25.

The last statistic is very important. Though it’s alarming to think that 25 year-old men suffer with hair loss, it’s also important to remember that early diagnosis is the key to effective treatment.

Classifying Baldness in Men

If you spend time evaluating your hairline and crown for potential areas of baldness, you can rest assured you are not alone. Most men worry about losing their hair. Moreover, the statistics above illustrate a sobering point: Most men do lose their hair.

It’s not all bad news, however. Physicians say the best way to prevent baldness in men is to learn to recognize the signs of a receding hairline, thinning hair, and balding crown. The sooner the signs are recognized, the more quickly and effectively baldness can be treated with either surgical or non-surgical hair restoration.

To help classify and ultimately treat male pattern baldness, physicians rely on a chart known as the Norwood Classification. The Norwood Classification illustrates the usual progression of baldness in men. Using the scale, physicians can diagnose baldness and help men of all ages plan to treat it before it worsens. Take a moment to review the chart below. For more information, visit our blog article on the Norwood Classification.

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Causes of Male Pattern Baldness

What causes baldness in men? Worldwide, there are countless institutions, researchers, and physicians dedicated to discovering more about this illusive and devastating condition. Below are a few things that researchers have been able to associate with thinning and balding. Though there is still much to learn, the following should provide insight on how baldness develops and progresses.

Genetics. Some men can be genetically predisposed to losing hair at a specific point in life. For example, researchers have identified a specific gene for hair loss on the X chromosome. If a man inherits a dominant form of that chromosome from his mother, the trait will be expressed.

Hormones. Baldness does not have to be hardwired into your genetic makeup, however. Hormonal fluctuations may also cause baldness in men. Specifically, an overabundance of a testosterone derivative called DHT may cause the phenomenon of hair follicle miniaturization. Over time, follicles shrink and become unable to sustain a healthy hair growth cycle. Hair eventually stops growing, the follicle becomes dormant, and to the naked eye, the scalp appears to be bald.

Stress. Another form of baldness might occur after a particularly stressful event shocks the hair follicles into dormancy. This condition is known as telogen effluvium. Baldness has been known to set in after things like surgery, car accidents, and other traumatic events. As the stress is managed, however, hair follicles can regain their ability to grow normal and healthy hair. At that point, the signs of baldness slowly fade away.

Medications. Sometimes, medications may cause baldness in men. Important Note: Never discontinue the use of medications without first speaking with your physician. If you suspect medication might be causing baldness, schedule a consultation with a hair loss specialist or your primary care physician. A hair loss specialist can help diagnose the cause of baldness, and your primary care physician can assist in finding alternative medications for which baldness is not have known side effect.

Treating Male Baldness

Fortunately, men have several options for treating baldness. The major options are detailed below:

Rogaine®. This non-surgical treatment for male hair loss is known to stop the progression of baldness. Rogaine is a topical foam that is applied to the scalp as directed by your hair loss professional. Though it has demonstrated effectiveness as a treatment for baldness in men, it should be noted that discontinuation of Rogaine often results in further hair loss.

Propecia®. Many men find Propecia effective in treating baldness. The prescription medication is a pill that men take daily, as prescribed by a hair loss professional. Like Rogaine, this hair loss drug only prevents future hair loss. In most cases, baldness progresses following discontinued use.

Low Level Laser Therapy. LLLT is a new technology with a wide variety of medical applications. This year, LLLT LaserComb™ was proven effective in stimulating new hair growth in both women and men who suffer with baldness.

Strip-donor Hair Transplant. Strip-donor transplant involves harvesting a micrograft of donor hair from a healthy area of scalp to transplant to the balding area. Learn more about strip-donor hair transplant.

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). FUT is a highly refined hair transplant procedure that uses a small punch-like instrument to isolate and harvest individual clusters of hair follicles to transplant to areas of bald scalp. Because the procedure harvests donor hair via punch instrument instead of micrograft, patients can wear their hair shorter with virtually no visible sign that a procedure has been performed. Learn more about FUT hair transplant.

Robotic FUE Transplant. Robotic FUE is the newest and most advanced hair transplant option available to balding men. The procedure is similar to the FUT procedure described above, but uses advanced robotics and digital imaging to select only the healthiest donor hairs for harvest. Learn more about robotic FUE transplant with the ARTAS® in Miami.

Learn More About Male Pattern Baldness

Learn more about male pattern baldness using the resources below:

American Hair Loss Association

International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery

Children’s Alopecia Project

The Bald Truth

Learn More About Treating Male Pattern Baldness

To learn more about treatment options for male pattern baldness, contact our institute online or call or clinic directly at 1-877-443-9070.

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.

Hair Loss Treatment Revolutionized by New Robotic Technologies

Hair-Loss-Treatment-Revolutionized-by-New-Robotic-TechnologiesThe 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.

(iv) Image courtesy of original article at https://www.prime-journal.com/robotic-surgery-revolutionises-the-treatment-of-hair-loss/

Hair Transplants Increase 85% Worldwide

Hair Transplants Increase 85 WorldwideAccording to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), hair transplant surgery has increased approximately 85% since 2004 (i). Over a quarter million transplants were performed during the year 2012 alone, amounting to 310,624 worldwide.

The hair transplant surgeons and staff at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami are pleased to provide this special report.

Hair Transplants on the Rise

This new trend has at least 2 exciting implications for men and women who suffer with hair loss. First, it signals greater awareness for the prevalence and seriousness of hair loss. An estimated 2/3rds of all adult men and 20-30 million females suffer with hair loss, often feeling a compromised sense of self confidence that ultimately causes personal and professional life to suffer. Climbing rates of hair transplant surgery indicate that more men and women are taking action, restoring hairlines and self image in a way that betters overall quality of life.

Most excitingly, the near doubling of hair transplant surgeries between 2004 and 2012 indicates that refined transplant methods are giving way to authentic results that are better than ever. In fact, 2012 and 2013 saw increasing numbers of celebrities speaking up to the public about their hair transplant surgeries. Manchester United star Wayne Rooney publicly discussed his successful follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedures with British media throughout 212, telling his Twitter Followers “Just to confirm… I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25, why not. I’m delighted with the result,” (ii).

In the United States, former New England Patriot Wes Welker likewise went public with news of his hair transplant procedure. Welker followed up with a televised commercial, during which he praised the procedure and his surgeon on regional television.

The Future of Hair Transplant

The future of surgical hair restoration (transplant) looks bright. Fueled by new technologies and increasing celebrity endorsement, hair transplant surgery is poised to become even more popular among men and women who suffer with hair loss.

The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami welcomes men and women to visit our website to learn more about hair loss and specific restoration options. To speak with our Institute about hair loss evaluation or consultation, please contact us online or call directly at 305-925-0222.