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Miami Hair Surgeons Perform Hair Transplant for Alan Tacher

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

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

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

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

Part 1: Hair Loss Q&A

Part 2: The Procedure

Part 3: The Results

Before and After Photos

Reasons to Love Miami Hair

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

ARTAS™ Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

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

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

Mosaic® Hair Restoration

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

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

Unparalleled Patient Care

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

Visit Us for Your Consultation

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

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

Hair Loss Advice from Our Miami Surgeons

Unfortunately, misleading information on hair loss and restoration is common. However, you can aptly inform yourself – whether you or a love one is suffering from patterned baldness or stress-related hair loss.

Here are some of the top hair loss related questions, and our experts’ advice on each.

Common Questions About Losing Hair

Do Baseball Caps Cause Hair Loss?

Contrary to popular belief, hair follicles don’t require direct access to fresh air in order to “breathe.” Actually, follicles receive oxygen from the blood stream. You’re safe to wear a baseball cap or any other hair covering, whether or not you’re already suffering from baldness.

If My Mother’s Side Suffers Hair Loss, Will I?

Not exactly. Inheritance from your maternal grandfather is slightly stronger, but not a direct indictor of your potential hair loss condition. Balding can actually stem from the father’s side as well.

What is Rogaine®?

When it first came on the market, Rogaine was used to regular blood pressure. Currently, it’s primarily intended for hair growth. About a third of men that use Rogaine see results, which makes it a great option for hair loss patients who prefer a cost-effective, topical product over a surgical, permanent procedure. Extra strength Rogaine starts working in about 8 weeks of treatment while the original Rogaine starts working after about 4 months of use. The product is applied on the scalp twice a day and requires continued use to maintain regrowth side effects. Once use has discontinued, hair loss will begin again.

How is it Different from Propecia®?

Propecia differs from Rogaine because of the way it interacts with your body’s hormones. Finasteride, the active ingredient in Propecia, blocks the production of DHT, which is the hormone related to men’s hair loss. It’s twice the price of Rogaine at $60 per month. However, patients looking for a budget-friendly alternative with the same efficacy can speak to their dermatologist regarding generic finasteride. It’s five times a regular dose of Propecia (which comes in 1-milligram pills), but can be divided with a pill cutter. Since Rogaine is a topical treatment and Propecia is consumed orally, these two can be taken simultaneously for accelerated results.

 

Keep in mind that women are not candidates for Propecia prescriptions. If you or a loved one is pregnant, be extra careful when handling Propecia as the crushed tablets can cause abnormalities in male fetus’ sex organs. Since unbroken tablets are coated, they are harmless for handling but should be stored safely away to avoid mishaps. If you are using the generic version of Propecia and have a pill cutter to split into 1-milligram doses, do not share the same pill cutter with any women who are or who may become pregnant.

Am I Too Young to Use Hair Loss Treatments?

As long as you are 18 and older, the FDA approves of your use of Propecia. In fact, the sooner the better, since it’s best used as a preventative measure versus a reversal treatment method. Keep in mind that Propecia has been shown to cause erectile dysfunction in some patients. For the small amount of patients using Propecia that do experience sexual problems, the problem is reversed after dosage is discontinued. Generic Propecia is actually used as a treatment for prostate cancer and can diminish odds of development by about 25 percent.

Can I Use a Shampoo or Conditioner to Reverse Hair Loss?

In short, shampoos and conditioners do not reverse hair loss or lead to restoration. While they help increase your hair’s overall volume, everyday washes and creams without the ingredients minoxidil or finasteride will not stimulate regrowth. However, there’s no harm in incorporating thickening washes and crème rinses into your everyday routine on top of your hair loss treatment method.

If you’re interested in learning how to use Rogaine or inquiring about the side effects of Propecia, or if you’d like to consult a physician about a more advanced level of treatment, contact Miami Hair surgeons Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose at 305-448-9100.

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.

Can Scalp Psoriasis Cause Hair Loss?

can-scalp-psoriasis-cause-hair-lossHair Loss from Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition that causes what appear to be scaly/raised patches on the skin. Psoriasis can be either mild or severe. When mild, it is hardly noticeable. When severe, however, the scaly patches become more pronounced and red in color. Sometimes, Psoriasis can even cause hair loss.

The type of Psoriasis that causes men and women to lose their hair is called Scalp Psoriasis. The condition typically begins on the top of the scalp, but it can also spread toward the back of the scalp and behind the ears. Though more pronounced cases of scalp psoriasis can be unsightly, the skin condition is not contagious.

Going Bald from Scalp Psoriasis

Although the exact cause of Scalp Psoriasis is not yet known, medical professionals believe the scaly patches form when skin cells replicate too quickly. Faster than normal growth may cause the cells to grow onto or into one another, causing the skin to form raised, reddish patches.

It’s estimated that about 3.7 million or more Americans have Scalp Psoriasis (i). Below are the most common signs and symptoms of the condition.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis include the following:

  • Reddish plaques
  • Dandruff
  • Feelings of dryness in the scalp
  • Intense feelings of itching and/or agitation in the scalp
  • Burning and/or sensations of soreness
  • Hair loss
Treating Scalp Psoriasis, Before Hair Loss Occurs

Treat Scalp Psoriasis, before it has the chance to cause hair loss. Today, a variety of treatment protocols are available to help nourish the skin, ease symptoms, and restore natural hair growth.

To learn more about treating Scalp Psoriasis and reversing hair loss, contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. To speak with a member of our Institute, call 305-925-0222.

Sources

(i) “Scalp Psoriasis.” WebMD. Accessed 13 May 2014.

Creatine Linked with Hair Loss

Creatine-Linked-with-Hair-LossMen and women who take creatine monohydrate might soon see signs of hair loss. According to a study published by the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, creatine use has been linked with hair loss among individuals taking the popular exercise supplement. The primary mechanism of hair loss is increased production of DHT among creatine users, a well-documented precursor to pattern baldness.

What is Creatine?

Contrary to popular belief, creatine is naturally produced by the human body. It is formed primarily by the kidney and liver, though not in the doses available via popular weight training supplements. In the body, creatine is a non-essential nutrient produced by L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine that helps muscles form ATP to produce energy.

Because it serves a vital role in the production of energy, creatine has become a popular weight lifting supplement that men and women use to enhance strength and endurance while exercising. A large body of research has positively correlated creatine supplementation and strength gain since the late 1970s, making the supplement wildly popular among male and female athletes looking for a relatively “safe” edge in the gym.

But does creatine cause hair loss? According to new studies, there is reason to think it might.

Creatine and Hair Loss

The link between creatine and hair loss is still being studied. In one of the most talked-about studies, creatine supplementation was correlated with a 56% increase in DHT production (i). The conversion of testosterone to DHT has been strongly correlated with hair miniaturization, a phenomenon that causes hair follicles to slowly become incapable of supporting natural hair growth. Hair miniaturization is thought to be one of the main causes of pattern baldness in both men and women.

The Rugby Institute of South Africa served as the backdrop for this creatine and hair loss study. Additional information on this study:

Study: Double-blind, placebo-controlled.

Subjects: Rugby players volunteered for the study. All participants were of college age.

Dosage: Creatine dosage consisted of a loading phase and maintenance phase, which is commonly recommended by manufacturers of recreational creatine supplements. Loading phase lasted 7 days and consisted of 25 grams/day along with 25 grams of sugar (glucose). Maintenance phase consisted of 14 consecutive days immediately following loading phase, with participants receiving 5 grams/day with 25 grams sugar (glucose).

Placebo: Control group given just sugar.

Results: Testosterone levels remained constant throughout both loading and maintenance phases. Among participants given creatine, DHT levels increased about 57% after loading phase. During maintenance phase, participants taking creatine exhibited DHT levels about 40% above baseline.

Followup Reading: Visit the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine in the sources section below to read the original study.

Hair Loss Consultation in Miami

Don’t let hair loss cause social, professional, or personal anxiety. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we hold your pursuit of a new and full head of hair in the highest regard. We proudly offer South Florida residents with the most advanced and comprehensive hair loss treatments available.

To learn more about hair loss evaluations and treatments, contact our Institute online or call directly 305-925-0222.

Sources:

(i) Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Issue: Volume 19(5), September 2009, pg. 399-404.

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/

Do Hair Transplants Work?

do-hair-transplants-workDo hair transplants really work? Increasingly, men and women are seeking treatment for thinning or balding hair. Hair restoration, both surgical and non-surgical, is becoming more widely recognized as a safe and effective way to develop a full, natural, and beautiful head of hair.

But do they work? Are patients satisfied? And if so, which hair transplant procedures are best?

How Do Hair Transplants Work?

How it works. Before anything, the patient must realize they are losing hair. For men, hair loss usually follows a pattern. Using the Norwood Classification, men can learn more about their stage of pattern baldness while also seeing how things might progress.

For women, detecting hair loss is a bit more complicated. Hair loss occurs in a more diffuse manner, making it difficult to see. Moreover, women are predisposed to experiencing temporary hair loss due to stress, hormonal fluctuations, and even pregnancy.

Learn More: Visit our free Infographic on female hair loss prevention.

Hair Transplant Evaluation. Once the patient recognizes hair loss, he or she must consult a licensed doctor for a professional diagnosis and treatment recommendation. Since hair loss is first and foremost a condition of the skin, it is wise for patients to consult a dermatologist. Dermatology is the only medical specialty with specific field of study in hair transplant surgery. This makes hair transplant surgeons the only professionals who specialize in skin/ hair conditions as well as corrective surgical procedures.

Choosing Transplant. If surgical hair transplant is recommended, your surgeon will plan the procedure and explain how everything works, including detailed instructions for pre-procedure and post-procedure follow up and care.

There are a few different types of hair transplant procedures that work. First is traditional strip donor procedure. Next is follicular unit extraction, or FUE. The newest procedure available is robotic FUE, during which the surgeon uses advanced robotics equipment to identify and extract ideal donor hair for transplant.

To learn more, visit this patient guide titled The Hair Transplant Procedure: What to Expect.

Is Hair Transplant Effective?

In many cases, hair transplant surgery works. It is a highly effective means of producing a full head of natural hair in both men and women—assuming, of course, your physician feels you are a candidate for transplant. For individuals who are not candidates for hair transplant, additional hair restoration options that work include:

  • Minoxidil topical foam
  • Finasteride prescription hair loss medication
  • Low level laser therapy (LLLT) for hair

Additionally, men and women who suffer with thinning or shedding often see results by making simple lifestyle changes. Proactively adjusting to a healthy hair diet to include more vitamins, minerals, and other important macronutrients is a vital first step. In addition to dietary changes, daily stress management can help to keep the hair, skin, and total body at peak physical health.

Schedule Your Hair Transplant Evaluation

If you suffer with thinning, shedding, or balding, rest assured you are not alone. Hair loss affects nearly 2/3rds of all adult men and more than 20 million adult women. For many, hair loss profoundly impairs personal, social, and professional life. But it does not have to be that way.

To see if you are a candidate for hair transplant or other non-surgical hair loss treatment, contact our Institute at 305-925-0222.

Dr. Rose Appointed to ISHRS Ad Hoc Committee on FUE Issues

Dr.-Rose-Appointed-to-ISHRS-Ad-Hoc-Committee-on-FUE-IssuesThe Hair Transplant Institute congratulates Dr. Paul Rose on his recent appointment to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Ad Hoc Committee for FUE Issues! Dr. Rose is lead hair transplant surgeon at our Institute, working closely with Dr. Bernard Nusbaum to provide evaluation, diagnosis, and surgical restoration for men and women who suffer with various types of hair loss.

Meet Dr. Rose. With more than 20 years experience in the field of hair loss research, diagnosis, and restoration, Dr. Rose is recognized worldwide for providing exceptional care and delivering authentic results. Dr. Rose is an active professional in the medical community. He is passionate about research, ongoing education, and attending international seminars on hair loss treatment and restoration. Along with Dr. Nusbaum, Dr. Rose’s research and expert medical opinion were recently published in the August 2013 edition of The Clinics, discussing new hair loss treatment technologies like low level laser therapy (LLLT), Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injections, and robotic FUE hair transplant.

About FUE Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a highly refined method of surgical hair restoration. Using a small punch instrument measuring just 1-2mm in diameter, the surgeon carefully removes individual clusters of donor hair follicles. Because a punch instrument is used in lieu of “strip” harvesting, FUE does not leave a linear scar and generally causes less trauma to the scalp.

Robotic FUE technologies are now available to make the extraction phase of the hair transplant faster and more comfortable for the patient. Using high resolution digital imagery and advanced robotics equipment that makes measurements with micron-level precision, these “hair transplant robots” identify and carefully extract the fittest hair follicles for transplant. Following robotic extraction, the surgeon transplants each follicular unit by hand to recreate the appearance of a natural head of hair.

Hair Loss Evaluation

If you or a loved one suffers with hair loss, rest assured you are not alone. Statistics gathered by the American Hair Loss Association show that 2/3rds of men and nearly 30 million women likewise suffer with thinning, shedding or balding.

Take action. Get to the root of your hair loss at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Schedule an appointment online or call our Institute directly at 305-925-0222.

What is Finasteride?

A professional review of Finasteride side effects

What is FinasterideWe’re excited to announce that Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose have been published in the August 2013 edition of the Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America Hair Restoration review. We congratulate our lead surgeons, and welcome Miami residents to get a brief look at one of the topics they covered in great detail: Treating hair loss with Finasteride, also known by the brand name Propecia®.

More on this publication. Published quarterly, “The Clinics” gathers reviews and testimony from the nation’s leading cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons on a variety of medical and surgical disciplines. Disciplines are many and varied, spanning 59 unique areas including Veterinary, Dental, and Nursing.

The Clinics is widely recognized as a leading reference for surgical professionals and residents/ prospective cosmetic surgery patients who desire current information on new treatment protocols. Published by surgeons, the reviews are widely recognized for providing in-depth coverage, unparalleled detail, and expert insight.

About Finasteride

Finasteride is a leading non-surgical option for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Most patients recognize Finasteride by the brand name Propecia®.

When comparing different treatment methods, the claim-to-fame of Finasteride is that it helps patients maintain existing hair. In studies, it has been shown that about 82% of men who begin taking Finasteride maintain their original follicle count. A smaller but sizable number of men (64%) experienced re-growth of hair after about 2 years of continued use.

One of the primary causes of male pattern baldness is DHT, a synthesized version of testosterone that becomes more prevalent in males as they age. Over time, DHT causes a phenomenon known as hair miniaturization, which eventually causes baldness to progress.

How it works. Finasteride inhibits a critical enzyme needed to convert testosterone to DHT. With continued Finasteride dosage, DHT production is halted and baldness stops. Continued use of Finasteride may have side effects, however, as detailed below.

Side Effects of Finasteride

Finasteride has undergone clinical evaluations for both safety and effectiveness. And while some experience success when using it to treat pattern baldness, others experience Finasteride side effects. Most commonly, side effects of this hair loss pill include:

  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased ejaculate volume

Can Women Use Finasteride to Treat Hair Loss?

At this time, women cannot use Finasteride. Women who want to treat hair loss have the following options available, some of which are surgical procedures:

Non-surgical procedures:

  • Minoxidil (Rogaine®)
  • Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), though this treatment is most effective when used in conjunction with a surgical hair transplant.

Surgical procedures:

  • Strip Donor Hair Transplant
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) / Follicular Isolation Technique (FIT) Transplant
  • Robotic Hair Restoration with the ARTAS®

Finasteride Reviews

A professional review of Finasteride reveals that the hair loss medication has clinical trials to support its effectiveness in treating symptoms of male pattern baldness. For additional reviews and information, visit this page on Finasteride reviews.

Please Note: The above links to Drugs.com, a third party website on which the opinions shared do not necessarily reflect those of our Institute. Always consult a licensed medical professional prior to starting, stopping, or changing your prescription medications.

Learn More About Finasteride at the Miami Hair Institute

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we offer numerous non-surgical hair loss treatment options including Propecia® (Finasteride), Rogaine® (Minoxidil), and exciting new Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) designed to stimulate follicular activity and hair growth.

To learn more about these clinically proven hair loss treatments, schedule a hair loss evaluation online or call our Institute directly at 1-877-443-9070.

Sources:

(i) Nusbaum, Bernard M.D., Rose, Paul M.D. Side Effects of Finasteride. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2013 August; 337-338.

10 Incredible Hair Facts

Facts and statistics about hair, pattern baldness, and health

10 Incredible Hair FactsHair is one of the most revered of all human body parts, perhaps because it plays such an integral role in the formation of first impressions, self-image, and self-confidence. Americans spend millions each year to keep their luscious locks healthy, styled, and nourished. Millions more are spent by individuals who suffer with hair loss, further illustrating just how deeply our culture values the appearance of a full head of hair.

Despite such adoration, Americans tend to know very little about the follicular assets that cover their crown. Some are shocked to know that certain strands of hair contain traces of the element gold, for example. Others are surprised to learn that some individuals naturally go blonde as they age.

The editors of the Miami Hair Blog have compiled the following list of hair facts to educate, entertain, and—in some cases—amaze. For more amazing hair facts, be sure to reference the articles and info graphics in the sources section below.

Hair facts: 10 things you might never have known

1. Facial hair could prevent skin cancer.

Sorry ladies, this perk is for testosterone-driven males only. Men with facial hair might be less likely to contract skin cancer because those thick mustaches and beards shield the face from harmful UVA/ UVB rays. It’s not all bad for women, however. By the same logic, long hair might protect the ears and neck from equally damaging rays.

2. Human hair often contains over a dozen different elements.

Each strand of hair is comprised of many different elements, including hydrogen (H), sulfur (S), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O), and gold (Au).

3. Not all hair colors go grey.

Black, brunette, and blonde haired individuals are known to go grey as they age. However, redheads have a unique tendency to go blonde as they age, which is an interesting fact for the 2-6% of the American population who have red hair.

4. Redheads are extremely rare.

Though 2-6% of the American population has red colored hair, the population of redheads worldwide is only about 1%.

5. Hair cleans up oil.

Certain Eco-conscious groups have been known to use high volumes of human hair to clean up massive oil spills.

6. Receding hairlines were once fashionable.

During the Renaissance period that spanned the 14th-17th centuries across Italy and Europe, women were known to aggressively pluck their hairlines to create the appearance of a higher forehead.

7. Pattern baldness can take a long time to notice.

Depending on the individual, signs of pattern baldness might not be noticeable until upwards of 40% hair is lost. Signs of balding are even harder to detect in women because hair loss tends to occur in a more spread-out manner.

8. Bones grow faster than hair.

When it comes to regeneration, bone marrow is the only tissue in the human body that grows faster than your hair.

9. Approximately 5 million hair follicles span the human body.

Follicles are the organ that produces hair, helping each strand to progress through 3 distinct phases: Anagen (growth), catagen (cessation), and telogen (rest).

10. Hair can be shocked into dormancy.

A car accident, divorce, loss of loved one, or other serious life event can disrupt the normal growth cycle and send hair into a resting phase. If severe, hair follicles might remain dormant and become unable to produce new, healthy hair. Hair loss professionals call this phenomenon Telogen effluvium, or stress-related hair loss.

Hair Transplant Institute: South Florida’s Top Surgeons

This list of incredibly hair facts has been created by the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, home of South Florida’s top hair transplant surgeons. To learn more about hair loss evaluation and treatment at our Institute, call 1-877-443-9070.

Sources:

(i) “50 Insane Facts About Hair- Infographic.” Daily Infographic. Accessed 9 December 2013.

(ii) “5 Unusual Facts About Hair.” The Belgravia Centre. Accessed 9 December 2013.

(iii) “Effluviums.” American Hair Loss Association. Accessed 9 December 2013.