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Hair Transplant Gets Celebrity Endorsement from Wes Welker

Hair Transplant Gets Celebrity Endorsement from Wes WelkerFormer New England Patriot Wes Welker has gone public about his recent hair transplant procedure, giving NFL fans and hair loss sufferers something to talk about this season.

Endorsements from professional athletes are nothing new for hair transplant surgeons and clinics. In Europe, Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has openly shared his professional struggle with hair loss, often making headlines for being the recipient of such a stellar new head of hair. According to reporters at Daily Mail UK, Rooney shaved his head over the summer, a move that showed onlookers that even with a military-style cut, the footballer’s hairline looks natural and shows no visible signs of post-operative scarring.

Celebs Endorse Transplant, Dispelling Myths About Hair Loss Treatment

For men and women, celebrity endorsements help to dispel the long-standing myths surrounding new hair transplant procedures. Unlike the “hair plugs” of the 1980s, today’s methods and technologies are highly refined and known to produce exceptional results. In fact, more than 80% of Americans cannot tell when a man or woman has received a transplant, according to a new study by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

The days of unsightly hair plugs are long gone, and spreading awareness for today’s refined and natural-looking procedures has never been more important. It’s estimated that an alarming number of men—roughly 2/3rds—suffer with a hair loss condition, most commonly pattern baldness. Another 20 million or more women show signs of thinning or balding, often as the result of hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy, or menopause. For this growing population, hair loss can have a profoundly negative affect on personal, professional, and social life.

What Transplant Procedures Are Celebrities Trying?

Today, celebrities opt for one of two approaches to hair loss treatment. The first is non-surgical, which involves the use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) and hair loss drugs like Propecia® and Rogaine®. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and the all-new ARTAS® System for hair transplant are two additional surgical procedures known to produce authentic and permanent results.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): A non-surgical treatment option, LLLT devices use FDA-approved low level lasers to stimulate blood flow through the scalp and around the follicles. Increased blood flow is thought to induce phototherapy, increasing nutrient and oxygen delivery to spur natural hair growth.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): FUE is one of the newest and most refined methods of hair transplant surgery. During the procedure, individual donor hairs are harvested using a small punch instrument, leaving virtual no sign of post-operative scarring. Follicles are then transplanted to the recipient area by hand, giving the surgeon the ability to carefully recreate the patient’s natural hairline, density, and overall authentic appearance.

ARTAS® System: The first FDA-approved hair transplant robot, the all-new ARTAS® System uses advanced digital imaging and robotics technologies to assist surgeons in rapidly identifying the very best donor hair for FUE transplant. With ARTAS technology, transplant procedures are faster, more comfortable, and produce more authentic results.

Hair Transplant Institute of Miami

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our team represents South Florida’s finest surgeons, technologies, and staff. We are 1 of fewer than 20 hair loss clinics nationwide to offer the revolutionary new ARTAS® System, and we are proud to offer the most comprehensive hair loss evaluation and treatment methodology available. At our clinic, each of our team members holds your pursuit of a fuller, more natural head of hair in the highest regard.

To learn more about hair loss treatment, schedule an appointment with our Institute online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

PRP Therapy for Hair Loss

PRP Therapy for Hair LossPlatelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments for hair loss are now available at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. This new method for hair restoration has demonstrated the potential to stimulate cellular activity deep with hair follicles, flooding them with the blood, oxygen, nutrients, platelets, and other natural growth factors needed to reduce inflammation and maximize the effectiveness of transplant procedures.

Treating Hair Loss with PRP

Treating hair loss with PRP begins with drawing a small amount of the patient’s own blood at the time of the procedure. Next, the natural healing and growth factors of the blood are enhanced through a special process that concentrates the platelets. This concentrated solution is then administered to both donor area and recipient area during the procedure.

When applied to the donor area, PRP seems to ward off inflammation, helping the area to heal more quickly and efficiently. There is some evidence that suggests PRP helps to reduce the appearance of post-operative scars (though some visibility is still apparent). Evidence also suggests PRP enriches the recipient area with the patient’s own natural growth factors, priming the scalp to support maximum hair growth following the transplant procedure.

At our Institute, we’ve seen exceptional results when treating patients with PRP during surgical hair restoration procedures. Below are a list of specific benefits that come with enhancing hair transplant procedures with PRP, as evidenced by patient results at our Institute.

Benefits of Using PRP During Hair Transplant

Based on years of application, our Institute has seen numerous benefits when enhancing hair transplant procedures with PRP injections. Based on the positive results achieved with past patients, we can say with confidence that this new method of hair transplantation has a high likelihood of delivering the following benefits to both men and women:

  1. Accelerated healing of donor area
  2. Faster healing of transplanted hair follicles
  3. Less post-operative redness, crusting, and agitation
  4. Increased growth rate of transplanted hair follicles
  5. Reducing swelling
  6. Faster post-operative healing

Though our Institute has not scientifically studied the efficacy of PRP when used in conjunction with hair transplant surgery, other scientists have produced evidence that supports the outcomes we’ve seen. Most notably is the following study, produced by a team from the International Hair Research Foundation and the University of Brescia, Italy.

Scientific Study: PRP Significantly Increases Hair Growth

According to evidence published in the British Journal of Dermatology, “PRP was found to increase hair growth significantly” in patients suffering with alopecia areata (i). These results were achieved through a randomized, double-blind study that compared patients treated with PRP with those treated with a placebo. Researchers also noted significant decreases in hair dystrophy (fragility), burning, and itching among patients who were given PRP treatment.

PRP Treatment in Miami

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we continually work to improve patient experience by offering only the safest and most effective hair loss technologies. From the ARTAS® precision-based robotics to PRP injections that improve patients’ transplant results, our team stands committed to delivering only the most advanced and well-researched hair loss treatments available.

To learn more about PRP-enhanced hair transplant procedures, we invite you to contact our Institute online or call our clinic directly at 877-443-9070. Readers may also visit this page on PRP Miami treatments.

Hair Transplant Institute Presents ARTAS® Robot to CNET Español

ARTAS-Transplant-Before-and-After-PhotosThis Thursday, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami will join Monica Fonseca and Raul Garcia for a special online magazine show on CNET Español!

During the show, Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose will present the ARTAS® hair transplant system, the first-ever hair transplant robot that has been approved by the FDA for use in follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedures.

Readers are invited to tune-in for this exciting segment to learn more about the revolutionary new ARTAS® robot while viewing a real patient procedure performed right here in our Miami hair clinic.

Tune In: Visit this link to watch this exclusive on CNET Español.

ARTAS® Hair Transplant Robot in Miami

At the end of 2012, the Hair Transplant Institute became 1 of fewer than 20 hair restoration clinics nationwide to offer the ARTAS® robot for FUE procedures. Since that time, the new technology has received a warm welcome from the men and women who visit our clinic for hair loss consultation and treatment.

There are many reasons why patients—both men and women—love the new ARTAS® system. A few include:

  • Greater Precision: The ARTAS® calculates and re-calculates vital metrics for donor hair extraction with micron-level precision at up to 50 times each second. As a result, donor hair is extracted with maximum potential for survival and natural growth.
  • Improved Accuracy: With high-resolution imagery and a precision-based robotic arm, surgeons are able to locate and extract donor hairs with greater accuracy than ever before. This improves the survivability of follicular units during the procedure, and it keeps the donor area looking natural post-procedure.
  • Comfort: ARTAS® is minimally invasive, and the procedure involves less pain and discomfort than a trip to the dentist.
  • No Linear Scar: Since the ARTAS® utilizes FUE, donor hairs are extracted and transplanted without creating a linear donor scar. As a result, patients are free to wear short hair cuts without showing scars or other signs that a transplant has been performed.
  • Physician Assisted: During the procedure, a trained surgeon uses the robotic technology to assist in identifying and extracting donor hair. Following extraction, hair is expertly implanted by hand to restore areas of thinning or balding scalp. If the thought of a robot performing a procedure on your scalp seems scary, you may rest assured that you are always in the caring and highly skilled hands of an expert surgeon at our Institute.

ARTAS® Procedure Before & After Photos

ARTAS® before and after photos provide a clear illustration of just how powerful and transformational the technology can be. Click here to see before and after ARTAS photos of Vincent, an actual patient who had his hairline successfully restored quickly and comfortably.

More on CNET Español

CNET has created CNET Español with Spanish users in mind, paying close attention to those topics that matter most to Spanish speakers in both the United States and abroad.

“For years, readers have asked me when CNET would publish our reviews, news, and videos in Spanish,” writes Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in_Chief of CNET Reviews. “That time is now.”

According to Ms. Turrentine, the new Spanish sister site has been designed for those who love the language, as well as technology information, reviews, tutorials, and editorials. From documenting the 20 most influential Hispanics in technology, to producing a complete and user-friendly guide to making calls abroad from a smartphone device, CNET Español is poised to become an authoritative and valuable resource for Spanish speakers online.

Schedule an ARTAS® Appointment in Miami, Florida

To learn more about the ARTAS® procedures in Miami, Florida, please contact our institute online or call our front desk directly at toll free 1-877-443-9070.

Viviscal® for Hair Loss Review

Viviscal® for Hair Loss ReviewExcitement is met by skepticism as a new product for treating hair loss has been announced. Named Viviscal®, the new hair care regimen includes a set of oral supplements (pills), shampoos, and conditioners promoted as an effective means for rebuilding thicker and fuller hair.

But are the claims backed by reputable research, and will the product work? These are two critical questions that need answered prior to choosing any method of hair restoration– including both surgical procedures and non-surgical products.

Good Viviscal® Alternatives

One of the best alternatives to Viviscal® that hair care professionals recommend is Minoxidil. Minoxidil has been shown effective in stopping hair loss while also promoting new hair growth in some men and women since as early as 1980. Known widely under the brand name Rogaine®, Minoxidil first became approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the middle of the 1980s. A twice-daily topical treatment, Minoxidil offers ease-of-use and convenience that has garnered big sales as well as international acclaim amongst users, physicians, researchers, and hair/ health organizations.

In the 30+ years since Minoxidil has received its approval from the FDA, the hair loss treatment has undergone extensive testing in which the product has consistently produced results for both men and women. Hair loss professionals note that those who desire a more permanent solution to hair restoration ought to consider a surgical procedure, however.

Why Choose Surgical Hair Transplant Over Viviscal®?

There are many roadblocks that make it difficult for some patients to have confidence in surgical hair restoration. For one, patients fear receiving a poorly executed procedure that resembles the “hair plugs” of the 1980s. Other times, a patient might be concerned that the overall cost of the transplant procedure is too expensive. It’s also common for patients to assume that they simply do not have the time to have the procedure done, becoming overwhelmed with concerns over the time it takes to recover from a hair transplant.

However, today’s transplant procedures more faster, more convenient, and more natural looking than ever before. So natural, in fact, the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) reports that approximately 85% of Americans cannot tell the difference between a transplanted area of scalp and an ordinary area that has not been restored by surgical means.

Today, there are 3 leading options for surgical hair transplant that offer patients incredible results:

Traditional Strip-Donor Transplant

Traditional “strip-donor” procedures are perhaps the most well-known of today’s contemporary hair transplant procedures. In this process, the scalp is anesthetized to virtually eliminate all pain and discomfort. Hair is then taken from the donor area via small strips, called “micro grafts.” These micro grafts are smaller and more expertly arranged than the “hair plugs” of the past, creating an end-result that is natural in appearance and, in most cases, permanent.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Transplant.

FUE is a highly refined method of hair transplant that involves extracting donor hairs in clusters of 1-3 follicular units. A small “punch” instrument is used for extraction, eliminating the linear scar that is most often left behind by simpler strip-donor procedures. Because this more advanced method avoids linear scarring, patients are able to wear their hair much shorter.

ARTAS® Robotic FUE

ARTAS® is the most advanced method of FUE hair transplant. This system is the first-ever FDA approved “hair transplant robot,” enabling surgeons to conduct FUE procedures with greater accuracy, precision, and reproducibility. To learn more, visit this page about the ARTAS® hair transplant robot.

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ARTAS® Transplant: Before and After Photos

ARTAS-Transplant-Before-and-After-PhotosIt’s been almost a full year since the ARTAS® System arrived at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, and the response has been exceptional. South Florida residents have been quick to embrace the new “transplant robot” after learning two important facts about the ARTAS procedure:

1. ARTAS is physician-guided. Though ARTAS is the first ever FDA-approved robot for FUE hair transplant, the procedure is conducted under the supervision of a trained and highly skilled surgeon. The “robotic” element of the procedure occurs when donor hair is scouted for extraction and transplant. The surgeon, however, still conducts the actual transplant by hand.

2. ARTAS delivers unparalleled precision and accuracy. The ARTAS is the only system in the world to calculate and re-calculate vital parameters for follicular unit (hair) extraction up to 50 times each second. As the onboard computer makes these calculations, the robotic arm of the ARTAS aligns itself to perform a minimally invasive extraction with unparalleled precision and accuracy.

Before and After: A Review of the ARTAS® System

An estimated 35 million Americans are candidates for a surgical hair restoration procedure (i). However, only a small fraction of those individuals move forward to claim a new, natural, and permanent head of hair. Individuals cite numerous reasons for straying away from a surgical procedure, including:

  • Discomfort
  • Too long a recovery time
  • Fear of noticeable “pluggy” look
  • Fear of post-procedure “linear scar”

Artas Revolution: Hair Transplant, Redefined

A new generation of ARTAS System procedures are quickly redefining what it means to have a hair transplant, and patients could not be happier. As the world’s most advanced method of FUE transplant, ARTAS enables surgeons to deliver perfectly natural results through a more comfortable patient experience.

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Today, ARTAS makes hair transplant procedures:

  1. Faster
  2. More comfortable
  3. Minimally invasive, causing less trauma to the scalp
  4. More precise, consistent, and accurate compared to older methods
  5. No linear scarring, enabling patients to wear shorter haircuts post-procedure
  6. Advanced FUE, allowing surgeons to use ARTAS to cover scars from previous “strip donor” procedures

Learn More About ARTAS Technology

Learn more about the ARTAS System in Miami, or call our clinic to schedule a hair loss evaluation and consultation at 1-877-443-9070.

Sources:

(i) “A Better Patient Experience.” Restoration Robotics. Accessed 18 August 2013.

Free Infographic Timeline: The History of Hair Transplant

Free Infographic Timeline- The History of Hair TransplantConceptually, a Japanese dermatologist first developed the idea of hair restoration in 1939. Published by Dr. Okuda, the procedure involved harvesting donor hair from a healthy portion of the scalp, and transplanting it to another area of balding scalp.

In many ways, Dr. Okuda’s groundbreaking idea is similar to the transplant procedures performed today. However, there are a number of important advancements, discoveries, and technological breakthroughs that make today’s hair transplant procedure more comfortable, precise, and effective than ever before.

Evolution of Hair Transplant: 1980 – Present

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“Hair Plugs” – 1980s

In the 1980s, hair surgery involved transplanting relatively large sections of donor hair. The end result typically had an unsightly “patchwork” appearance, earning the nickname “Hair Plugs.”

Micrografting – 1990s

The 1990s saw an important breakthrough: Micrografting.

Micrografting involves taking a thin strip of donor hair (the micrograft), dividing it into small clusters of hair follicles, and transplanting them.

For the first time, micrografting enabled surgeons to extract and transplant donor hair with precision and accuracy.

Follicular Unit Extraction – Late 1990s/ early 2000s

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) was another breakthrough in transplant technique.

With FUE, physicians began to use a tiny “punch’ instrument to harvest individual donor hairs. Though time consuming, FUE enabled physicians to harvest donor hair on an incredibly small scale: Approximately 1-3 hair follicles per unit.

FUE enabled surgeons to perform procedures with unparalleled attention to detail and aesthetics.

No linear scars. Beautiful results.

ARTAS® System – 2011

In 2011, the ARTAS System became the first-ever FDA-approved hair transplant robot.

With the help of ARTAS, FUE procedures are now:

  • Up to 50% Faster
  • More Precise
  • Minimally Invasive
  • More Comfortable
  • Faster Patient Recovery
  • Minimally Disruptive to Everyday Life

ARTAS® Arrives in Miami

In 2012, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami became 1 of fewer than 20 clinics to offer the revolutionary new ARTAS® System nationwide. Today, men and women no longer have to suffer with hair loss, and the negative side effects it may cause.

To learn more by visiting this page on ARTAS® System in Miami.

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August is Hair Loss Awareness Month 2013

August is Hair Loss Awareness Month 2013It’s estimated that hair loss affects 2/3rds of all men and millions more women. According to the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), approximately 25% of Americans feel insecure and self-conscious when losing hair, and 95% feel “bothered.”  And when it comes to restoring those luscious locks, 73% of hair loss sufferers say they would trade a valuable personal possession for more hair.

Hair loss can have a profoundly negative effect on social, personal, and professional life. Men and women do not have to suffer with a compromised self-image, however.

This August, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami joins the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in raising awareness for hair loss. An annual campaign, Hair Loss Awareness Month aims to help men and women better understand the causes for this widespread condition, as well as effective treatments for restoring the scalp to its natural, beautiful, and youthful appearance.

Get Involved This August

There are many ways to get involved with Hair Loss Awareness Month. The Miami Hair Blog is a good place to start, as our archives feature valuable resources on hair loss, transplant techniques, hair restoration technologies, and much more. Below are just a few ways you can use our Institute’s resources to learn more about this serious condition, share important materials, and ultimately help hair loss sufferers overcome the negative side of losing hair.

Learn what causes pattern baldness.

There are several factors known to contribute to loss of hair among men and women. Some individuals seem to be hard-wired for hair loss, a specific type of pattern baldness known as androgenetic alopecia. Others experience hair loss in the aftermath of a serious and stressful life event, a phenomenon known as Telogen Effluvium. Still others experience thinning or shedding due to traction alopecia, a type of hair loss that occurs when hair is styled, flattened, or held in a restricted position for a prolonged period of time.

Understanding the cause of hair loss is essential in determining an effective course of treatment. Learn more by reading our About Hair Loss section.

Understand the Signs and Progression of Baldness

Male hair loss progresses in a somewhat typical pattern depicted by the Norwood Classification. Physicians use the Norwood Classification to determine the extent to which a man has begun to lose his hair. It is also used to predict how hair loss will progress, providing the insight needed for surgeons to effectively plan and perform a transplant that is natural in appearance. Learn more about the Norwood Classification for male pattern baldness.

Female hair loss also occurs in a somewhat predictable pattern, however it differs drastically from male pattern baldness. Physicians use a different method of classification for women, known as the Ludwig Classification. Visit this article on diagnosing female hair with the Ludwig Classification loss to learn more.

Know when hair loss is a sign of a larger health issue.

One of the most important reasons to spread awareness for hair loss is because it could be a sign of a serious health condition. There are a number of studies that correlate hair loss with serious illness, making it critical that patients consult a physician when noticing signs of thinning, shedding, or balding.

Prescription Medications. In some cases, hair loss is the side effect of a prescription drug. If you experience hair loss, speak to your physician about alternatives to your current medication. Please Note: Always consult a physician prior to making changes to your prescription medication regimen.

Heart Disease. Recently, the University of Tokyo released findings that indicate bald men are at a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease. The research was the culmination of studying some 37,000 men and indicated that chances of heart condition also increase with the severity of hair loss. Visit this article to read more on how bald men are at high risk for heart disease.

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Finally, share this article to become actively involved in spreading awareness for health, hair loss, and effective treatment. Together, we can raise awareness for the serious health risks associated with this condition, as well as methods of diagnosis and effective treatment.

Take action.

If you or a loved one has noticed thinning, shedding, or balding hair, contact our Institute to schedule a hair loss evaluation. Our team proudly represents South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, and we stand committed to providing only the most advanced methodology and technologies to help men and women realize their dreams of a fuller, natural head of hair.

Readers are also invited to call toll free 877-443-9070.

Take Rogaine® or Aspirin, Never Both

Take Rogaine® or Aspirin, Never BothA new study has shown that men and women who take Rogaine® (Minoxidil) to treat hair loss might want to consider keeping the aspirin bottle capped. A research team at the University of British Columbia has found evidence that the popular anti-inflammatory medication may suppress the same enzymes that Rogaine seeks to stimulate, thereby negating the effect of the popular hair loss treatment. This discovery is potentially alarming for many Rogaine users, as daily Aspirin use is widely promoted by physicians as a safe way to improve cardiovascular health and reduce the chance of heart attack and stroke.

In light of this recent finding, men and women who regularly use Rogaine may wish to find alternative methods of improving cardiovascular health. Alternatively, hair loss sufferers may elect to continue taking Aspirin and choose to restore areas of balding scalp via hair transplant. Unfortunately, evidence suggests one can no longer do both.

How Rogaine® Works

Minoxidil, available by the brand name Rogaine, is one of the most widely used non-surgical treatments for hair loss. Though it is still unclear exactly how the topical foam suppresses hair loss, many studies indicate that Rogaine stimulates the production of a very special enzyme called cyclooxygenase1, or COX-1. As the production of COX-1 increases, so too does the production of prostaglandin E2, or PGE2.

Increased levels of PGE2 has a very positive impact on the overall health and functionality of hair follicles, and in some cases may reverse the process of hair miniaturization. Hair miniaturization is characterized by the inability of hair follicles to sustain natural hair growth, a phenomenon that may eventually lead to pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. In this way, Rogaine is thought to reverse the signs of hair loss by stabilizing hair follicles through increased production of PGE2.

How Aspirin May Hinder the Effects of Rogaine

Unfortunately, a ground-breaking new study released by the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia demonstrates that Aspirin may negate the effects of Rogaine, simply by acting as an anti-inflammatory. Specifically, Aspirin suppresses the synthesis of certain prostaglandins by actively shutting-down cyclooxygenase enzymes like COX-1.

Just as Rogaine seeks to stimulate COX-1 production to improve hair growth, Aspirin disables COX-1 to fight inflammation.

Alternative Hair Loss Treatments

Fortunately, there are alternatives to Rogaine that may restore areas of balding scalp with all-natural hair. Two leading methods include follicular unit extraction (FUE) transplant, and a robotics-assisted transplant with the all-new ARTAS® System.

FUE Hair Transplant. FUE transplants are conducted by highly qualified surgeon. The scalp is anesthetized prior to the procedure, so almost no pain is experienced by the patient. Individual clusters of hair follicles are then removed from the patient’s own scalp, using a minimally invasive “punch” instrument that measures only a few millimeters in diameter. The surgeon then separates the clusters into pairings of 1-3 hairs and expertly transplants them to the area of balding scalp, by hand.

ARTAS® System Transplant. The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami has recently become 1 of fewer than 20 clinics to offer the revolutionary new ARTAS System, the first ever FDA approved robotics technology for FUE transplant procedures. Using the ARTAS, our surgeons are able to perform FUE transplants with more quickly, with greater accuracy and precision. Recovery time is faster than ever, and the end-result is incredibly natural in appearance. Learn more about ARTAS hair transplants in Miami.

This exclusive health report has been published by the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. For additional information or appointment requests, please call toll-free 1-877-443-9070.

Visit Us on Facebook for Free Hair Health Infographics

Visit Us on Facebook for Free Hair Health InfographicsAs the Miami Hair Blog gets ready to celebrate its 1-year anniversary, our editors have teamed to provide our readers with 2 exclusive resources on hair transplant surgery and general hair health.

As a special thank-you to everyone who has helped make our Blog the growing success it is today, we’ve transformed our 2 most popular articles into vibrant, easy-to-follow infographics! These infographics are a visual representation of the data and knowledge that our Blog delivers weekly, making them ideal for readers who consider themselves to be visual learners at heart.

Women and Hair Health: A Guide for Women, By Women

Men aren’t the only ones who are losing those luscious locks of hair. At least 20 million American women report signs of thinning and shedding hair, two serious conditions that may ultimately lead to significant mental and emotional distress.

In August, the Miami Hair Blog published a broad overview of the most common causes of hair loss in women. Within a few short weeks, our article became one of the most heavily trafficked pages on our entire website, which only reinforces the importance of this serious issue. The causes of hair loss among females can be attributed to a number of factors, including:

  1. Emotional stress
  2. Poor diet / nutrition
  3. Unhealthy Scalp
  4. Thyroid Disorder
  5. Androgenetic Alopecia
  6. High-androgen Birth Control

Free Infographic: Women and Hair Health

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5 Characteristics of a Natural Hairline

Last summer, the Miami Hair Blog produced and exclusive article on the 5 characteristics of a natural hairline. In the article, Dr. Rose shares with readers the most important keys that every surgeon should consider when conducting a transplant procedure. The frontal hairline is perhaps the most noticeable portion of one’s hair, making it critical that the hairline be restored with a detail-oriented approach that focuses on replicating authentic density, thickness, and even all-natural randomness.

Free Infographic: 5 Characteristics of a Natural Hairline

All are welcome to Like us on Facebook for free access to our newest infographic, 5 Characteristics of a Natural Hairline. In this infographic, Fans will learn about the 5 most important aspects of an all-natural hairline through an easy-to-follow visual graphic that has been produced by our team. From everyone at our Institute, we look forward to connecting with you!

To Our Readers: Thank You for All of Your Kind Feedback!

Both Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women and the 5 Characteristics of a Natural Hairline articles have been a great success, generating positive feedback, reader comments, and general inquiries via email and social media. It has been our pleasure to get to know so many readers through this article alone, both from the Miami-area and abroad!

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Dr. Rose Presents ARTAS® to CBS Miami

Dr. Rose Presents ARTAS® to CBS MiamiAs our Institute became 1 of just 15 clinics in the nation to offer the revolutionary new ARTAS® System for hair restoration, South Florida residents have become increasingly curious as to how the system works, and why it is more proficient than traditional FUE hair transplant procedures. Last month, Dr. Rose reached out to these individuals, presenting an exclusive interview with CBS Miami about the futuristic hair loss solution.

To learn more about the ARTAS System, readers are invited to schedule an appointment online or contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami directly at 1-877-443-9070. Our Institute represents South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, and we hold your pursuit of a fuller, natural-looking head of hair in the highest regard.

CBS Exclusive: ARTAS® System at the Hair Transplant Institute

In the video above, one of our patients explains his experience with the ARTAS System. Our patient began experiencing hair loss at a very early age, which is not entirely uncommon among young men. By age 35, it is estimated that roughly two-thirds of all American men experience some degree of hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia, a genetic condition that causes the phenomenon of hair miniaturization, is one of the leading causes. For many of these individuals, a hair transplant procedure is the most effective means of restoring areas of baldness with real hair that is vibrant, lasting, and all-natural.

Our patient chose the ARTAS System for its advanced ability to produce a transplant with greater accuracy, precision, and consistency compared to traditional methods. Moreover, the ARTAS System extracts donor hair via follicular unit extraction (FUE), a refined process that does not leave a linear scar through the donor area. This was another major reason the procedure was chosen, our patient tells CBS. Following the procedure, our patient can wear his hair very short without exhibiting any signs that a transplant has been performed, like linear scars.

Best of all, our patient explains that during the procedure he felt no pain at all. Although a traditional FUE hair transplant does not cause much discomfort at all, the ARTAS System reduces feelings of discomfort to a nearly undetectable level.

Because the technology uses digital imaging to continuously locate the best hair follicles for transplant, Dr. Rose is able to extract follicular units with unparalleled precision, causing very little scarring or trauma to the scalp. Turnaround time is reduced, meaning that patients may return to their normal day-to-day activities more quickly.

Getting to Know ARTAS®

Would you like to get better acquainted with the ARTAS System? Below are a few of the most common questions our patients have about this revolutionary new piece of technology. For a more in-depth Q&A, readers are invited to visit our guide, Frequently Asked Questions About ARTAS Hair Transplant.

How does ARTAS differ from traditional transplant procedures?

ARTAS combines high resolution digital imaging with advanced robotics technology to enable our physicians to locate and extract follicular units with greater accuracy and precision compared to traditional transplant methods. Of course, each ARTAS procedure is always conducted under the control of an experienced hair transplant surgeon to ensure patient safety and individual results are held in the highest regard.

Is the end-result natural in appearance?

One of the greatest advantages of the ARTAS System is the way in which it targets follicular units for transplantation. Not only does the technology identify prime candidates (follicular units) for transplant, but it also selects them in a randomized fashion. As a result, there is virtually know sign of extraction in the donor area, preserving its natural appearance.

Is the transplant permanent?

ARTAS System procedures are almost always permanent. Transplanted hair has great potential to last a lifetime, as it is harvested from the rear of the head in a minimally-invasive manner that causes very little trauma to the scalp.

Learn More About the ARTAS® System

If you experience hair loss, you are not alone. More than 60% of adult males experience symptoms of baldness by age 35, and millions more females experience shedding, thinning, or loss over the course of their life. Today, hair loss is more easily detected and treated than ever before. And with technologies like the ARTAS System by Restoration Robotics, men and women may choose a procedure that produces beautiful, natural-looking results with minimal disturbance to personal life.

To learn more about the ARTAS System, readers are invited to schedule an appointment online or contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami directly at 1-877-443-9070.

Sources for this article include:

(i) High-tech Transplant Procedures for Hair Loss. CBS News, Miami. Accessed January 29, 2013.