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Losing Hair After Hair Transplant

Losing Hair After Hair TransplantLoss of Hair Following Surgery

Is it normal to lose hair after a hair transplant? Just contemplating this question is enough to make you think twice about investing in hair restoration surgery.

Some individuals might experience minor shedding or hair loss following hair transplant surgery. Fortunately, most men and women who lose hair after transplant are able to grow it back naturally.

So why do some people lose hair after a restoration procedure, and are there ways to limit your chance of developing such shock loss?

What is Shock Loss

Shock loss is a term some hair loss professionals may use to describe a specific type of hair loss that occurs after the transplant. For many patients, shock loss is only temporary. The risk of shock loss varies by patient and is always described in detail during hair transplant consultation.

In general, shock loss is caused by the trauma undergone during transplant. The more trauma induced, the greater the risk of shedding or loss after the procedure. By the same token, the risk of shock loss can be greatly reduced when surgeons use certain techniques and technologies prior to surgery.

Ways to Prevent Shock Loss

It’s important to note that not all patients experience shock loss. Further, those patients who do experience a certain degree of hair loss after transplant are usually able to recover fully. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we offer the most advanced treatments and technologies to minimize the risk of shock loss, including:

Consultation & Prevention. During your hair loss consultation, you will learn more about your specific type of hair loss and the ways you can [prepare for hair transplant surgery]. We also review transplant options, like the ARTAS System and highly refined FUE with PRP treatment to minimize trauma and maximize results.

PRP. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a special concentration of the patient’s own blood that features a higher volume of natural healing and growth factors. PRP is used during transplant to deliver more blood, oxygen, nutrients, and other healing agents directly to the hair follicles during transplant. This greatly reduces trauma to the scalp.

ARTAS®. The ARTAS System uses advanced robotics and measuring technologies to identify and extract (FUE) donor hair for the transplant procedure. Using the ARTAS, our surgeons are able to extract follicular units with greater accuracy and less trauma to the scalp.

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To learn more about hair transplant surgery, call our Institute directly at 305-925-0222.

Preparing for Hair Transplant

How to Prepare for Hair Surgery

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

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

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

3 Weeks Before Transplant

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

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

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

1-2 Weeks Before Surgery

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

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

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

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

24 Hours Before Surgery

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

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

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

Learn More About Preparing for Hair Transplant Surgery

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

The Hair Transplant Procedure: What to Expect

The Hair Transplant Procedure: What to ExpectPerhaps you are part of the two-thirds of all men who experience male pattern baldness.  Or, maybe you are one of the 20 million women who suffers with hair thinning or balding.  Male or female—you are not alone.  Hair loss affects a vast majority of Americans and may lead to serious personal, social, and professional setbacks.  Hair loss may profoundly affect the way we feel about ourselves and others, making our self-image, confidence, and quality of life suffer.  Fortunately, treating hair loss has never been more effective.  Today, hair transplant procedures create beautiful results that look and feel identical to your original hair.

It is our pleasure to welcome you to our website, and we invite you to get to know us a little better.  If you are considering a hair transplant procedure with the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, here’s what to expect:

Initial Transplant Consultation

In the initial consultation, Dr. Nusbaum explains in detail the nature of the procedure and answers all your questions.  He examines the pattern of your hair loss and reviews the hair growth patterns of your family members.  Dr. Nusbaum also offers an honest evaluation of whether or not he considers you a good candidate for hair restoration.

During a discussion of your expectations, Dr. Nusbaum addresses the feasibility of meeting your personal goals.  He provides an estimate of the number of grafts required to complete the transplant and how much time to set aside for the procedure.  The overall timeframe for the treatment is based on such factors as your age and lifestyle as well as the type and quality of your hair.

You will also receive a cost estimate based on the number of grafts needed to achieve your desired goals.  After performing thousands of successful hair transplants, Dr. Nusbaum’s estimate is generally very close to the final cost.

The Actual Hair Transplant Procedure

Your comfort is our top priority.  Once you arrive at our Institute, you will be escorted to a private room where the actual transplant will take place.  Dr. Nusbaum will explain each step of the procedure once more, and Dr. Rose will begin to outline the area on your scalp to which hair will be transplanted.  This is all done in accordance with the plan set forth by Dr. Nusbaum in the Initial Transplant Consultation (above), and the transplant procedure continues only after you give final approval.

Next, you will be given medication to help you relax and a surgical gown to wear while the procedure is performed.  Then, your scalp will be prepped in a relaxing manner that minimizes anxiety and discomfort.  A technician will implement a special massaging technique that uses the principles of acupuncture to relieve the scalp of tension, pressure, and pain.  This technique has been developed by Dr. Nusbaum and does not involve the use of any needles.  Rather, the massaging creates a vibration that works in conjunction with the anesthesia to minimize any discomfort associated with the procedure.

While your scalp is anesthetized, the grafts are surgically removed from the donor strip at the back of your head and transplanted to the chosen sites.  The amount of pain felt during this portion of the procedure is minimal.  Most patients say the pain experienced is subtle and on par with a visit to the dentist.

Sophisticated Technology: No More “Plugs”

Dr. Nusbaum is a proponent of follicular unit transplantation, a refined and proven procedure in the field of hair restoration.  Follicular unit transplantation represents a huge departure from the plugs that were grafted years ago, both in technique and, most importantly, results.

During the procedure, the donor strip area is carefully evaluated under the microscope.  Small, specifically sculpted follicular-unit grafts are removed and implanted into the recipient area, one at a time.  Tiny openings no larger than a pinprick are made in the recipient area to receive each unit.

To learn more about the advanced technologies and results of this procedure, please visit this guide to Choosing a Hair Transplant Procedure.

Post Procedure

Your hair transplant procedure may take 3 to 6 hours from start to finish, depending on the number of grafts required to achieve desired results.  You will be ready to leave our clinic after a brief rest period.  We advise all patients to make arrangements for a driver to take them home safely, as there is a mild sedative used during the procedure that may have a lingering effect afterward.

Most patients return to work the following day and resume full activity, including their fitness and sports regimen, within a few short days.  In most cases, evidence of the transplant goes undetected by others until months later when they notice your fuller, natural looking head of hair.

Many patients opt for a second or third procedure to optimize their opportunity for a full head of hair.  Procedures can be done as gradually or as frequently as you wish provided favorable medical conditions for prime hair growth are taken into account.

Learn More about Hair Transplantation

Our friendly staff includes South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, microscopists, technicians, and registered nurses.  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.

To learn more about Miami hair transplant procedures at the Hair Transplant Institute, please contact us online or call us directly at 1.877.443.9070.

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