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Are Beard Hair Transplants Possible?

The Return of the Beard

If you’ve invested a lot of money in razor company stocks, you may want to consider adjusting your portfolio. The increasing popularity of beards and more accommodating societal attitudes towards facial hair are doing to shaving what smartphones did to wristwatches. What was once a part of almost every man’s daily life is becoming an irrelevant and unneeded relic of the past. 

Beards Are Growing Everywhere

This big trend towards a little more scruff is no illusion, nor is it just a fad for hipsters and members of ZZ Top.  According to CNN, the number of times men shave per week is down from 3.7 to 3.2 over the past decade, amounting to two fewer shaves a month. 

This, understandably, has led to a downturn in the sales of razors and shaving products. Sales of manual razors and blades plummeted 5.1 percent in the United States in 2018, and razor giant Gillette reported a 24-percent decrease in sales. Of course, beards need to be maintained and trimmed, so declining sales of razors have been offset by increasing demand for trimmers and beard-grooming products; Gillette’s trimmer sales grew 4.2% from mid-July 2017 to 2018, according to Nielsen data.

Millennials and men under 45 have taken the lead in the growth of beard growth, as more people work from home and offices have become more casual in dress and appearances. Aside from a beard’s appearance, eliminating shaving every day (or altogether) is undoubtedly a time-saver and spares those with sensitive skin from the irritation that often comes with regular shaves.

Help Hopping on the Beard Bandwagon

Of course, not all men who want to grow a beard can do so. Genetics often stand in the way of a man’s ability to grow facial hair. Fortunately, those who want to jump on the beard bandwagon can get help from advancements in beard transplant technology and techniques.

Beard transplants involve a procedure very similar to the primary technique we use to restore hair on the scalp – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).  Using FUE, a hair transplant surgeon will extract donor hair from the back and sides of the scalp. He will make small incisions throughout the beard area and transplant the follicles. Once he does so during a procedure which should take less than a day, the patient will leave the surgeon’s office with a beard. 

Once grown in, you can treat those permanent whiskers as if they were your own naturally grown ones, because they were. You can shave, trim, and clean your beard as if it had been there for years.

Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami to Learn More About Beard Transplants

To learn more about beard transplants at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami or to receive a personalized evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Can I Have a Guarantee For My Hair Transplant? 

Can I Have a Guarantee For My Hair Transplant? There are few, if any, guarantees in life. No one can predict the future, and no one can honestly promise you that everything will go as planned. That said, if you want a particular outcome or result, there are almost always things you can do to increase the odds of things going right. Exercising, eating well, and living a healthy lifestyle can significantly increase your chances of living longer, for example, but it is no guarantee that you actually will.

The same goes for any type of medical procedure, especially surgery. If you were about to undergo open-heart surgery, your doctor can give you a prognosis, can tell you how he or she thinks things should go, but they ethically cannot and should not promise you that everything will go perfectly.

But if the doctor you chose for your operation is one of the best in the world, is well-known for their skills and talents, and has successfully performed this kind of surgery thousands of times, you’ll feel a lot more confident about the likelihood of a good result.

Don’t Look for Guarantees – Look for the Best

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we don’t offer guarantees regarding the outcome of hair restoration procedures. We can and do guarantee, however, that you will receive unmatched personal attention care from two of the world’s most acclaimed and recognized hair transplant surgeons; doctors whose work can be seen on the heads of thousands of satisfied patients in Florida and around the globe.

Drs. Bernard Nusbaum and Paul Rose developed and use an innovative and comprehensive approach for evaluating and treating patients with hair loss while providing the very latest in surgical procedures and techniques at our state-of-the-art facility. Both doctors are widely recognized and acclaimed leaders in the field of hair restoration surgery, developing the cutting-edge methods which have since become standard around the world. Each brings over twenty-five years of experience and professional expertise and have successfully performed tens of thousands of procedures.

Making the Right Choice in Surgeons Is Your Best Guarantee

Choosing the right hair restoration professional or hair transplant surgeon can be the best guarantee that you will be pleased with the outcome of your procedure. In South Florida and elsewhere, there is no shortage of doctors, clinics, or other companies that hold themselves out as being the solution to your hair loss problems. Make sure you make the right decision by knowing what to look for and what questions to ask.

When you arrange for an initial consultation at hair loss clinic, make sure you are meeting with a doctor, not simply someone referred to as a “consultant.” Then feel free to ask the physician some or all of these 15 questions to learn more about their experience, qualifications, and approach.  Once you have found the doctor who makes you feel comfortable and confident, they will recommend the hair restoration technique best suited for your specific needs and goals.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

When you decide to do something about your hair loss and schedule an appointment at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we guarantee that you will receive a thorough and personalized hair loss evaluation using our comprehensive and proven methodology.

This can include obtaining a detailed medical history, performing an in-depth scalp examination using advanced diagnostic tools and, if needed, performing blood tests to detect any underlying imbalances or deficiencies that may be contributing to the hair loss problem. With this information, we can determine the cause of hair loss and choose the treatment option designed to achieve optimal results.

To schedule your personalized hair loss evaluation, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Is Postpartum Hair Loss Normal?

Is Postpartum Hair Loss Normal?

Is Postpartum Hair Loss Normal? New moms have a lot to deal with. Adjusting to the new realities, responsibilities, and routines (or lack thereof) of parenthood can be overwhelming, and chronic sleep-deprivation doesn’t help matters. But for many women, the months after giving birth also comes with the unwelcome and unexpected sight of hair loss.

Postpartum hair loss – also called postpartum alopecia – is a common phenomenon. Up to 90 of women experience some degree of hair loss three to five months after giving birth, and a large percentage of new mothers experience excessive shedding, even hair falling out in clumps, during that time. The good news is that this hair loss is almost always temporary and hair growth returns to normal in plenty of time for baby’s first birthday party.

Why Does Postpartum Hair Loss Happen?

Every mom knows the havoc that their hormones wreak on their body during pregnancy. But the months that follow delivery also involve dramatic fluctuations in hormone levels as the body returns to its normal state. This hormonal whiplash takes its toll on hair as well.

Many pregnant women notice that their hair seems thicker and fuller than it did before their pregnancy. That’s because elevated estrogen levels increase the percentage of hairs that are in the growth cycle, while simultaneously freezing hair that is in the resting phase of hair growth. After childbirth, estrogen levels fall dramatically, and all the hair that was growing so beautifully starts to fall out. While we all shed hair regularly, at a rate of around 80 hairs per day, the extent of postpartum shedding can raise that number to closer to 400 hairs a day.

While you may not be able to stop postpartum shedding, changing up your hairstyle and keeping control of your stress levels can help you ride out this temporary condition.  Just as life slowly returns to a new normal as the months go by after having a baby, so too will your hair.

Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami Today If You Have Hair Loss Questions

While most postpartum hair loss is temporary, not all hair loss problems are. If you are concerned about or are experiencing hair loss and want to know what you can do about it, please contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Our world-renowned physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments.

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

Achieving Fast Donor Healing in FUE Hair Transplant

Achieving Fast Donor Healing in FUE Hair Transplant

Achieving Fast Donor Healing in FUE Hair TransplantAll surgeries, whether it be a minor outpatient patient procedure or a heart bypass operation, involving recovery and healing time after the surgery is completed. How much time it takes and the post-operative steps needed to ensure that healing is as quick as possible will depend on the nature and complexity of the procedure. The same goes for hair transplant surgery.

Different hair transplant techniques involve different ways of extracting hair from the donor area which the surgeon will then transplant into balding or thinning areas of the scalp. In turn, each extraction method will leave behind donor areas which experience unique post-operative conditions and lengths of recovery.

Every hair transplant patient wants to heal and get back to the normal activities of as quickly as possible, with as little visible evidence of their surgery as can be achieved. Fast healing, fewer post-operative limitations, and minimal scarring are three of the biggest reasons that the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant technique – developed by the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami’s Dr. Paul Rose – is such a popular choice among those seeking to restore their hair.

The FUE Technique Minimizes Scarring

During an FUE transplant using the ARTAS® Robotic Procedure, we remove follicular units on the back and sides of the scalp one-by-one with a one-millimeter punch device and a head positioning device designed to minimize movement. With FUE, patients can completely avoid a more obvious linear scar often associated with “strip” harvesting of the donor area. Instead, scarring occurs in a dot-like pattern and is virtually undetectable after healing and regrowth.

The minimal scarring means that patients can wear their hair quite short (but not completely shaven) without any evidence that a procedure has been done.

Fast Healing After FUE Procedure

Minimal scarring in the donor area after an FUE procedure translates into faster healing than other transplant methods. You should be able to return to work and engage in your regular activities in a matter of days.

But ensuring that healing proceeds as quickly as it can require care and caution on the patient’s part. If you follow your doctor’s post-operative instructions and avoid actions that could jeopardize your body’s natural healing process, you could unnecessarily delay your recovery.

General ways to speed your donor area healing (in addition to your surgeon’s specific directions) include:

  • Avoiding alcohol for at least three days after your procedure.
  • Avoiding spicy foods for at least a week
  • Do not jog, cycle or lift weights within three days of surgery. Vigorous exercise or heavy lifting should also be avoided for at least one week.
  • Waiting at least 24 hours after your procedure before washing your hair.
  • Avoiding brushing for as long as possible, and don’t use hot styling tools for at least a week. 

Schedule an Appointment Today For Your Hair Loss Evaluation

If you want to learn more about the FUE hair transplant technique, have other hair loss questions, or are ready to take the first step on your hair restoration journey, we invite you to contact us at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Creating a Natural Hairline With Hair Transplant Surgery

When you look in the mirror, does your forehead appear large than it used to? Have you spent months or years watching your hairline recede like the ocean at low tide? For many people who are in the early stages of hair loss, a diminishing hairline is a first and most noticeable sign that there is a problem. After all, you have to make an effort to see a growing bald spot on top of your head, but your receding hairline is right there in front of you every time you see your reflection. It’s also right there in front of everyone who sees you.

You may have already tried growing your hair longer or styling it differently to enhance your hairline, but that won’t fix the issue or keep it from getting worse. If you want to restore the hairline you once had, hair transplant surgery is a great way to create a natural-looking hairline.   

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we take great pride in the skill and artistry we bring to hairline restoration. Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose are world-renowned leaders in the field of hair transplant surgery. Using the most advanced technology and techniques, they have created hairlines that have improved the appearance and self-confidence of thousands of patients.

We use two primary techniques to restore hairlines, both of which accomplish the goal of a full and natural look while making it undetectable that you’ve had any surgery.

Natural Hairline Restoration With the ARTAS System

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive method of transplanting individual hair follicles into the hairline area. Using the advanced ARTAS system, we restore your hairline by transplanting permanent hair from the back or side of the head. The precision of the ARTAS system is particularly suited to hairline restoration. It digitally scans the scalp, identifying hair in its natural groupings. Selected follicles are then precisely removed, using the ARTAS system’s image-guided robotics. Most of your hair is left untouched so that the area retains its natural appearance. We then transplant the hairs near the hairline, where they will grow naturally on the hairline just as they did before.

Natural Hairlines Through the MOSAIC® Hair Restoration Procedure

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our surgeons plated a critical role development of a significant advancement in hairline restoration and treating other hair loss issues: Mosaic® Hair Restoration.

The Mosaic procedure involves designing the hairline area in an individualized manner, mimicking your unique follicular unit arrangement pattern. This approach ensures a personalized follicular pattern, so you receive the most natural hairline appearance.

Our surgeons will obtain several magnified images of your scalp in areas unaffected by the balding process. We analyze the photos to tabulate the percentages of one, two or three hair follicular units and determine their topographical arrangement unique to you. We then use this data to create a personalized, natural hairline.

Schedule Your Miami Hairline Restoration Evaluation Today

If you are ready to take action and restore your receding hairline, please schedule a personally tailored hairline evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Our doctors are specialists in creating natural hairlines and have written ground-breaking papers for peer-reviewed journals on the subject.

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

Do Vegans Risk Hair Loss?

Hair Loss Basics – Functions of Hair

Hair Loss Basics – Functions of Hair

We can spend a lot of time thinking about our hair. Most of those thoughts have to do with appearance; we fret about how to cut and style it or worry about it thinning or falling out. But while we may expend our mental energy on how our hair looks, we rarely pause to think about what our hair does. Like most aspects of human anatomy, hair serves a purpose, both today and in our evolutionary development over the millennia.

Our ancient ancestors were much hairier than modern humans, so many of the functions that hair had back in the day are less vital or noticeable than they are now. That said, human hair had and/or still retains many functions, including:

  • Warmth. While the reasons for the decrease in hair in humans remain unclear, it may coincide with humans finding other ways – clothing and shelter – to shield themselves from the cold and other elements. But the hair we still have still kept us warm. Cold temperatures make our muscles contract which in turn make our hairs stand upright. This traps air and insulates the body from the cold.
  • Safety. Our ancestors faced dangers and predators that we haven’t had to deal with for a long time. Early warning and awareness of threats could mean the difference between life and death. Our hair extends our sensory capabilities and sense of touch alerting us to external stimuli quicker. Think of how your hairs alert you to the presence of a fly; the insect’s displacement of the hair gives you a heads-up that it is about to annoy you before it lands on your skin.

  • Protection. Why did humans keep hair on the tops of their heads while losing so much elsewhere in the body? Human ancestors didn’t always stand or walk upright, but when they started doing so, the top of the head was the part of the body most directly exposed to the harsh rays of the sun. Hair provides important natural protection against the sun’s UV rays, which why it is so important for individuals who are bald or have thinning hair to apply scalp sunscreen when they spend time in the sun.

  • Attraction and Self-Expression. Few body parts can be manipulated, transformed, or used as a vehicle for self-expression as much as our hair. It is a way we distinguish ourselves from others, whether to project a specific image or make ourselves more attractive to potential mates.

It is this last function of hair which motivates so many people to seek help when they start having hair loss issues; few hair restoration patients seek treatment because they feel cold or want an early-warning system for insects. Losing hair can take away a vital element of self-esteem and self-image. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we understand the psychological impact hair loss can have, and we work with each patient to develop and implement individually tailored hair loss solutions that not only restore hair but restore confidence and improve quality of life.

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

PRP for Hair Loss: What You Need to Know

PRP FAQ: Will PRP Work on an Area that is Balding?

PRP for Balding AreasThe reason that we offer multiple options for the treatment of hair loss is because there are multiple types of hair loss. Which hair restoration approach is best for you depends on several factors, including the nature, extent, and progression of your hair loss, the underlying reasons behind the issue, your health and medical history, and your personal hair restoration goals.

For some patients, medication or low-level laser therapy may be the best strategy. Hair transplant surgery is, of course, a popular and effective treatment. And for an increasing number of men and women, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is the choice for addressing hair loss. 

One of the questions we are often asked about PRP therapy is whether it will work on areas that are balding. The answer, unfortunately, is that as wonderful and revolutionary as PRP therapy is, it may not be the best alternative for those whose hair loss has progressed to the point of significant balding.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelets, the clotting cells in our blood, also contain powerful growth and healing factors that initiate repairs and provide assistance to stem cells in damaged muscle, tendon, and ligaments. PRP therapy essentially takes these natural healing elements and supercharges them. In the context of repairing and strengthening hair follicles, PRP appears to nurture follicles with critical growth factors that take them from a dormant state (in which hair is no longer growing) to an active state (in which a normal hair growth cycle occurs).

Why PRP May Not Be The Right Approach for Balding Areas

PRP therapy works by stimulating the growth of existing hair; it does not lead to the growth of new hair. As such, it is best suited for thinning areas of the scalp where some follicles remain rather than completely bald regions where there is no hair to stimulate. The best candidates for PRP therapy are those who are in the early stages of hair loss and may have areas of “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp which the treatment can target for strengthening and increased growth. If your hair loss has advanced to the point where there are extensive bald patches, it is likely that your hair restoration physician will recommend a different treatment option for you.

Learn More About PRP and Our Other Hair Loss Treatment Options

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we are committed to delivering only the newest, safest, and most effective methods of hair loss diagnosis and treatment. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is just one of many advanced hair restoration approaches we offer, and it has shown promise for men and women who wish to stimulate the growth of their natural hair.

Learn more about PRP in Miami by contacting our Institute online or calling us directly at 877-443-9070.

FUE Scarring

Dr. Paul Rose Discusses FUE Scarring in ISHRS November/December Edition

FUE Scarring

In the November/December 2018 edition of the Hair Transplant Forum International (ISHRS), Dr. Paul Rose of the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami authored a case report, reporting on a patient that underwent a prior FUE procedure. 

As one of the originators of the FUE procedure, Dr. Rose holds incomparable experience when it comes to method and accuracy. From his findings, this case report serves to demonstrate that the wounds created by the FUE process can result in scarring after the healing phase. 

Click here for the full PDF article from ISHRS

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we have created the most comprehensive approach for evaluating and treating patients with hair loss, while providing the very latest in scientific techniques at our state-of-the-art facility. If you are interested in exploring your options for addressing hair loss, please schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami today by calling 305.925.0222.

5 Follicular Facts You Should Know

Make a Full Head of Hair Your New Year’s Resolution

Make a Full Head of Hair Your New Year’s ResolutionEvery December 31, the holiday season concludes with promises we make to ourselves about how we’re going to do things differently when the calendar turns to the new year. We’re going to lose weight, start exercising, stop smoking, be more grateful, or make ourselves better in some other way. If you are one of the millions of men and women who experienced hair loss in 2018 (and 2017, 2016, 2015…), consider making 2019 the year that you get back the full, youthful looking head of hair you once had.

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we may not be able to turn back time, but we can turn your hair into a source of confidence and pride rather than something to worry about or be embarrassed by. Our world-renowned hair transplant surgeons are masters of the art and science of hair restoration. At our welcoming and comfortable facility, you’ll find experienced professionals who are committed to finding the optimal solution for your hair loss issues.

We offer patients a range of treatment options tailored to their specific concerns and goals. These can include the most advanced hair transplantation procedures available, other revolutionary treatments such as stem cell therapy, and non-invasive treatment options such as medication and low-level laser therapy. All of our therapies, treatments, and procedures are safe, proven, and effective, and thousands of men and women in South Florida and around the country offer living proof of our exceptional work.

We see ourselves as true partners with our patients as they begin and continue their hair restoration journey. We provide assistance and guidance for those struggling with the psychological impact of hair loss. We also help our patients make lifestyle changes – such as stress reduction and healthier diets rich in hair-strengthening nutrients – that can slow hair shedding and promote the retention and growth of healthy, resilient hair.

You may have tried shampoos, medication, or other home efforts to slow down or reverse your hair loss with no success, or maybe you’ve done nothing at all.

There is no time like the beginning of the year to finally do things differently. By taking action, you’ll improve your self-esteem and overall sense of wellness, and you will feel a sense of pride in successfully addressing a problem that had likely been bothering you for a long time.

The first step is a phone call to our office to schedule a hair loss consultation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. At your initial evaluation, you’ll meet with a doctor, not merely a “consultant.” We will evaluate your hair loss using a comprehensive and proven methodology, obtain a detailed medical history, perform an in-depth scalp examination using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and if indicated, use blood tests to detect any underlying imbalances or deficiencies that may be contributing to the hair loss problem. With this information, we can determine the cause of hair loss and the most effective treatment option.

Start Your New Year With A Hair Restoration Resolution

To ring in 2019 on a positive and hopeful note, schedule your personalized hair loss evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami today by contacting us online or calling our office directly at 305-925-0222. Happy New Year!

Hair Loss Prevention Plan: Vitamin D

Hair Loss Prevention Plan: Vitamin D

Hair Loss Prevention Plan: Vitamin DNot all hair loss prevention steps involve professional intervention or medication. There are plenty of lifestyle and diet changes which can help strengthen your hair follicles, encourage hair growth, reduce the likelihood of shedding. If you are trying to maximize your chances of maintaining your existing hair and minimizing additional loss, then the letter “D” needs to become a more significant part of your daily vocabulary. Specifically, Vitamin D. This essential nutrient plays a crucial role in the in the strength and growth of hair. Conversely, an insufficient supply of vitamin D has been linked to alopecia, also known as spot baldness.

Vitamin D and Hair Loss

Vitamin D is an impressive multitasker when it comes to our overall health. It bolsters our immune system, preserves the strength of our bones, and keeps illness at bay. Some research suggests that low vitamin D levels can contribute to depression, heart disease, and cancer.

Research has also found a connection between vitamin D and the promotion of healthy hair follicles and hair growth. A 2014 study published in Molecular Endocrinology found that hair regrew in mice two weeks after introducing vitamin D receptors, while other studies have suggested that a lack of sufficient vitamin D intake may lead directly to hair loss.

How to Up Your Vitamin D Intake

You don’t need to look far for a source of vitamin D; you just have to look up. The sun is our primary source of vitamin D, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin.” But there also plenty of foods rich in the nutrient, such as fish, fish liver oil, dairy, and eggs.  Supplements can also be an excellent way to increase your vitamin D levels.

While vitamin D isn’t a “cure” for baldness, healthy levels of vitamin D can strengthen your hair and reduce the chances of hair loss. If you are considering increasing your vitamin D intake substantially, you should consult with your doctor before making any significant changes to your diet. Excessively elevated vitamin D levels can create health problems, such as calcium accumulation in the blood which may cause weakness or problems with the kidneys.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

Of course, changes in diet alone may not stop your hair from falling out or restore your hair to the fullness it once had. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our skilled physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that you can’t reverse on your own. Through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help you address your hair loss issues and improve your appearance and self-confidence.

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