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Dr. Rose Receives Appointment to Cosmetic Surgery Foundation

The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami would like to take a moment to congratulate Dr. Rose on his recent appointment to the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation! The Foundation is the first and only organization of its kind, serving as the official research and education arm of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. It is a prestigious honor to receive such an appointment, and we share Dr. Rose’s excitement and sense of accomplishment at this very special time.

Meet Dr. Rose


[Video Transcript] It was actually during my residency in dermatology that I first became aware of some of the things that could be done with hair replacement, and hair diagnosis. And, upon graduating that residency program in 1988, I became very much involved in cosmetic procedures, including hair restoration. As it turns out, I’ve been doing hair restoration procedures since approximately 1988, so well over 20 years experience.

A PHYSICIAN. AN ARTIST. PERFECT BALANCE.

I think that one of the most interesting aspects of this kind of cosmetic surgery is that it should really be undetectable. It’s not like doing a Rhinoplasty, where someone sees an abrupt change; it’s not like doing a breast augmentation, where there’s clearly an obvious change. In this case, you’re trying to be as natural as possible. And, a component of it that I think people sometimes will miss, is that it is far beyond the technical aspect for hair restoration. One also should endeavor to have an artistic approach to doing this, and be aware of what makes for the way that an artist would look at the face, and try to take those components, those parameters, and bring them in to the surgery that we do. And I think we are very successful at doing that. In the end, it provides an appearance that is undetectable.

More on the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation is committed to the advancement of the science and safety of cosmetic surgery. Specifically, the Foundation focuses on 3 core objectives that help to drive the advancement of the field of cosmetic surgery. First, the Foundation provides funding for specific educational programs and training initiatives aimed at improving surgical technologies, surgeon skill sets, and more. Next, the Foundation actively funds research initiatives aimed at building and refining cosmetic surgical knowledge. Finally, the Foundation seeks to improve awareness for the art, safety, and general advancement of the field of cosmetic surgery, both within the medical community as well as among the general public.

More on the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery was founded in 1985 as a means of advancing cosmetic surgery, as a specialty, and to provide a means of continual improvement to patient care. Most AACS members specialize in a specific field of cosmetic surgery, including but not limited to dermatological surgeons, otolaryngologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, general surgeons, plastic surgeons, ophthalmic surgeons, or obstetricians and gynecologists. In the American Medical Association (AMA), the AACS acts as the representative for cosmetic surgeons through its official seat in the AMA House of Delegates.

To aid in its mission to advance the specialty of cosmetic surgery, as well as patient care, the AACS adopts a Code of Ethics to promote and maintain fair dealing and professional conduct by all Academy members. All AACS are charged with duties that include: Encouraging the highest level of ethical judgement and operation in the industry, forwarding the research and development of procedures, improving education, and building awareness for the art of cosmetic surgery.

Seek An Evaluation with a Team You Can Trust

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our team is comprised of South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, nurses, microscopists, and technicians. We understand the challenges that hair loss presents to personal, social, and professional life, and we are here to help.

Learn more about hair loss evaluations online, or call our Institute directly at 1-877-443-9070.

From Bad to Beautiful: Correcting a Bad Hair Transplant

From Bad to Beautiful- Correcting a Bad Hair TransplantA “bad hair transplant” may have a profound impact on the social, professional, and personal life of the recipient. Subpar restoration procedures can be the result of many things, most common of which is the use of an outdated hair transplant procedure. One such example is end-result of “hair plugs”, an older procedure that pre-dates the development of the micrograft hair transplant technique that is implemented by most hair transplant surgeons today. Another reason a patient may receive a bad hair transplant is due to the inexperience, poor technique, or failure to properly plan on the part of the surgeon.

There are a number of special techniques that can be used to correct a hair transplant. It is vital that a surgeon be chosen based on their experience and expertise with the following corrective procedures, as most treatment cases require that two or more of the following techniques be implemented with great care, skill, and balance.

How Poorly Performed Transplants Are Corrected

1. Camouflaging “pluggy” looking grafts

If you seek to correct a poorly performed hair transplant, it is important to know that not all grafts may need removal and/or re-distribution. In some cases, abnormal-looking grafts can be subtly hidden through the technique of camouflaging. This entails placing smaller follicular units directly in front of the “pluggy” looking grafts, reducing their appearance while contributing to a look that is more natural overall.

On the other hand, camouflaging abnormal-looking grafts is not always the most effective option. Increasingly, surgeons are using a process called micro excisional graft removal to effectively remove poorly placed grafts, reduce their size, and re-distribute them to create a more natural-looking end-result.

2. Micro excisional graft removal

One of the most effective ways to correct the abnormal appearance of a bad hair transplant is through micro excisional graft removal and subsequent re-distribution of the follicular units. The goal of this process is simple and straightforward: To remove, divide, and re-distribute the grafts that appear most out-of-place.

Micro excisional graft removal and redistribution is to be performed with extreme care so as to avoid damaging the follicular units during the process. Unlike the original transplant, this corrective procedure has the added benefit of not requiring any additional donor-area hair removal. Instead, previous grafts are removed, reduced in size, and placed in a more natural-looking arrangement.

3. FUE and camouflaging scars

Donor area scars may significantly contribute to the unnatural appearance of a hair transplant. Some patients experience a widening of the scar over time; others simply wish to have the scar more effectively camouflaged, particularly to reduce its appearance when hair is cut short. In both cases, surgeons may use a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure to reduce the appearance of the donor area scar.

In this case, the corrective FUE procedure involves transplanting new donor hair directly into the scar, and in some cases, into the scalp surrounding the scar. Following this procedure, the hair minimizes the appearance of the donor scar by growing through (and around) it. A punch instrument is used for follicular unit extraction, so no new linear scars are ever created.

Learn More About Corrective Hair Transplant Surgery

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our team is experienced and exceptionally well qualified in correcting the appearance of unsatisfactory hair transplants. To learn more about corrective hair transplant surgery, readers are invited to schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute online or call our office directly at 1-877-443-9070.

What is a Micrograft Hair Transplant?

What is a Micrograft TransplantThe micrograft hair transplant procedure represents a bold achievement in the field of hair restoration. Developed in the early 1980s, micrografting techniques were first used to create a subtler and more natural end result. Prior to the development of the micrograft procedure, hair transplant surgeons would extract large sections of hair from the donor area that would leave large scars and produce obvious signs that a transplant had been performed. Most will recall these procedures for their “pluggy” look that eventually earned them the nickname hair plugs.

The days of hair plugs are long gone. The introduction of micrograft procedures marked a true turning point for surgeons as well as the millions of men and women who suffer with hair loss. Today, modern hair restoration involves two highly evolved micrograft procedures: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). To better understand these procedures, it is helpful to first understand how the micrograft procedure was first developed.

Early Micrograft Surgery: A Brief History

The advent of micrograft surgery was a true game-changer for the field of hair restoration. Driven by technological advances and a more thorough understanding of donor area harvesting, hair surgeons began extracting multiple thin strips from the donor area with greater precision than older techniques. These thin strips became known as micro-grafts. From each micro-graft, surgeons were able to further separate hairs into clusters of 1-4 follicular units, without incurring any damage to the each individual hair unit.

The process of extracting and carefully dividing multiple donor strips eventually became known as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Today, an even more precise method of transplant called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is also available.

FUT and FUE Procedures: An Evolved Form of Micrograft Transplants

FUT / Strip Donor Procedure

The FUT procedure, sometimes also called a Strip Donor Procedure, is one of the most commonly used forms of hair restoration. The advantages of this procedure include:

  • From start-to-finish, FUT procedures take less time.
  • FUT procedures are associated with a greater rate of survivability among individual follicular units.
  • Minimal scarring: This is accomplished through a special “ledge” trichophytic closure technique developed by Hair Transplant Institute surgeon Dr. Paul Rose.

Advanced FUE and FIT Procedures

The FUE procedure is a newer and more precise means of harvesting and transplanting individual follicular units. During an FUE procedure, individual hair follicles are removed from the back and sides of the scalp. A special “punch-like” instrument is used, measuring only 1-mm in diameter.

We are excited and pleased to announce an advanced form of the FUE procedure, co-created by Dr. Rose for optimal and natural looking results. Known as Follicular Isolation Technique (FIT), this new procedure has the following advantages:

  • No linear scars: Since each individual follicle is removed using an ultra-fine “punch” instrument, FIT procedures do not produce linear scars.
  • Hair can be worn shorter: Since there is no linear scar, FIT patients can wear their hair very short without any signs of scarring. Individual circular scars are mildly visible when the hair is shaved entirely, however.
  • Exceptional surgeons are available: Patients who choose to have a FIT procedure at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami receive a special advantage that other hair loss clinics cannot provide: Exceptional experience. At our Institute, your FIT procedure will be conducted by Dr. Paul Rose, a leading hair surgeon and FIT procedure co-creator. You may visit the following page to learn more about Dr. Rose.

Comparing FUT and FUE/FIT Procedures

Both FUT and FIT procedures have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the specific needs of the patient. Learn more about these incredible advancements in hair restoration surgery by visiting the Hair Transplant Procedure: FUE/FIT page on Miamihair.com.

Seek an Evaluation with a Team You Can Trust

The evolution micrograft transplant surgery has produced 3 very effective procedures that have helped countless individuals overcome hair loss. Together, FUT, FUE, and FIT procedures provide an array of options for the millions of men and women who suffer with hair loss. To learn more about the option that is best for you, schedule an appointment with the Hair Transplant Institute. Our team is comprised of South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, nurses, microscopists, and technicians, each of whom understand the challenges hair loss presents to personal, social, and professional life.

Visit the following page to learn more about advanced hair loss evaluations at the Hair Transplant Institute. Readers are also invited to call our front desk directly at 305-925-0222.

The Healthy Hair Diet

The Healthy Hair DietSpoiler Alert:  Eating well is not enough to sustain all-natural hair growth.  In fact, hair growth is largely dependent upon a variety of different factors, many of which are outside of our control.  An individual’s genetic makeup, for example, plays a large role in the growth rate, thickness, and consistency of their hair.  Nevertheless, studies evidence a positive correlation between certain foods and healthy hair growth.  While one may not necessarily cause the other, it is important to consider how proper diet and nutrition improves the body’s ability to operate, recuperate, and grow in a general sense.  The following foods and food groups have been selected not only for the ways in which they may positively impact hair growth, but also for the ways they help us look and feel our absolute best.

All-natural Foods for Healthier Hair

1. Fish (salmon):  Regarded by many nutritionists as the “best” source of protein, salmon has a nutrient profile that is hard to beat.  Omage-3 fatty acids, B-12 vitamins, and iron make this fish a must for individuals looking to add depth to their daily nutrient intake.  Omega-3s are particularly important as they nourish the scalp and may create the appearance of fuller, more vibrant looking hair.

2. Beans, Chickpeas, & Lentils:  Kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, lentils, and soy nuts are all good examples of legumes that have a healthy nutrient profile that may significantly improve the appearance of your hair.  That profile includes a substantial amount of protein, iron, zinc, and biotin, each of which are fundamental building blocks for healthy cellular development.

3. Walnuts, Almonds, & Cashews:  Walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds, and cashews are among the most simple and healthy food items available.  Moreover, these popular food items are often available in single serving packages, making them an ideal on-the-go snack option.

4. Chicken:  Chicken is a great source of lean protein, an essential component of a healthy diet that has also been linked with the development of stronger and more resilient hair.  Chicken may be prepared in unhealthy ways, however.  As a general rule, always discard the skin and fatty deposits of chicken that is prepared rotisserie-style.  Breaded and deep fried chicken is likewise to be avoided.  Instead, opt for grilled, baked, or broiled chicken that is prepared using extra virgin olive oil, spices, light salt, and pepper.  This will provide a substantial amount of lean protein without unhealthy amounts of sodium and fat.

5. Eggs:  Eggs are a great health food because they contain high amounts of casein protein, a special type of “slow release” protein that is most prevalent in dairy products.  Moreover, the yolk of a whole egg is rich in omega fatty acids much like salmon.  There is such a thing as “too much,” however.  As a rule of thumb, try making an omelet with 2 egg whites per every whole egg.  This combination delivers an optimal amount of lean protein (egg whites) and healthy fats (egg yolk).

Learn More About Hair Loss and Treatment Options

The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami offers a wealth of free information regarding hair growth, hair loss, and available treatment options.  We welcome readers to visit the following web pages to learn more:

Hair Loss

Hair Loss:  Hair loss affects millions of men and women, and it may have profound implications that extend far beyond the physical appearance of one’s scalp.  Visit this section of our website to learn more about male pattern baldness, the progression of baldness, and the unique considerations involving women and hair loss.

Hair Restoration

Hair Restoration:  Hair restoration techniques have evolved to become more effective and affordable than ever before.  In ever increasing numbers, men and women are turning to hair transplant surgeons to provide state-of-the-art procedures based on advanced evaluations and diagnoses.  From hair loss drugs to cutting-edge laser light treatments, this section of our website is an essential resource for individuals who are actively considering a procedure and are interested in learning more about the available treatment options.

Hair Loss Evaluation

Hair Loss Evaluation:  Are you a candidate for a hair loss procedure? Our practice proudly represents the finest surgeons, technicians, and registered nurses in South Florida.  Learn more about hair loss evaluations at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami by visiting this section of our website, or call our clinic directly at 1-877-443-9070.

 

The Hair Transplant Procedure: What to Expect

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

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

Initial Transplant Consultation

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

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

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

The Actual Hair Transplant Procedure

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

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

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

Sophisticated Technology: No More “Plugs”

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

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

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

Post Procedure

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

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

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

Learn More about Hair Transplantation

Our friendly staff includes South Florida’s finest hair transplant surgeons, microscopists, technicians, and registered nurses.  We understand the agony and frustration that accompanies hair loss, and we are committed to helping you develop a customized plan that will create natural results.

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

Finding a Hair Transplant Surgeon You Can Trust

Finding a Hair Transplant Surgeon You Can TrustIf you are considering hair restoration, you already know that the loss of hair can impact your personal, social, and professional life.  Hair loss changes how you look, but it can also alter how you feel about yourself and diminish your influence on others.  Perhaps you’ve explored the topic on the Internet, or talked with friends or colleagues who have had a hair transplant.  Regardless of how you found us, we’re glad you did.  In all likelihood, our team of hair transplant surgeons and specialists can make a difference.

The creation of natural-looking hair is just one of the benefits of a world-class hair transplant procedure.  Hair restoration also makes patients look younger and feel better, two intangibles that may have a profound impact on everyday life.  Both men and women report feeling more confident in their interpersonal and social relationships.  Business performance often improves.  They feel more self-assured, more engaged in life, and project a stronger, more positive self-image.

The impact of a successful transplant is without a doubt life enhancing.  For some people, it can be life changing.  With so much at stake, you need to know you can trust the doctor, the procedure, and the results.  You want people who will understand the agonizing distress of hair loss and listen to your expectations.  You want a comfort and speedy recovery.

The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami is lead by Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose, two surgeons with impeccable credentials and extensive experience that make each a leader in the field of hair restoration.  Both Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose invest themselves in the results of every transplant, and they care that each patient looks and feels better.  The Hair Transplant Institute is a state-of-the-art facility operated by an exceptional staff of surgeons, microscopists, surgical technicians, and registered nurses.  Our Institute is among the finest in the country, and we stand by a steadfast commitment to excellence.

Put simply:  You’ve found a team and a practice you can trust.

Artistic Perfection & Technical Expertise

Technical skills are only part of what’s required for a successful transplant.  Restoring hair to a fuller and more natural-looking state also requires artistic skill and attentive execution.  In this way, hair restoration is also an artistic endeavor that requires the surgeon to develop a refined sensitivity to the ways in which hair grows with natural balance and proportion.  To achieve the best results, transplanted hair must blend with existing hair in a manner that promotes continuity.

More on Creating Natural Results:  Visit this article to learn more about the 5 Characteristics of a Natural Looking Hairline.   

Hair Loss Evaluations with Dr. Nusbaum

After conducting a hair loss evaluation and determining the best procedure to attain desired results, Dr. Nusbaum works with each patient to learn specific personal goals and desires.  Dr. Nusbaum helps patients understand how each step of the procedure and post-procedure will be conducted to produces exceptional results.  By working with the overall image of the patient’s appearance, Dr. Nusbaum is attuned to how the hair will look in the weeks and months following the procedure as well as decades thereafter.

Hair Transplant Procedures with Dr. Rose

Dr. Rose conducts restoration procedures with the utmost care and skill, working to execute each procedure with precision and a sharp eye for aesthetic detail.  Dr. Rose is committed to the same ideals as Dr. Nusbaum, striving for perfection in every patient with professional honest and integrity.  A recognized leader in the field of hair transplantation, has earned a wealth of experience and accolades that evidence an unparalleled level of professionalism and expertise.  Most excitingly, Dr. Rose is co-creator of the Follicular Isolation Technique (FIT), a new means of harvesting and transplanting individual hair follicles with minimal scarring and beautifully natural results.

The Hair Transplant Institute:  Devoted to Excellence

The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami is located in the beautiful and serene Offices of Merrick Park, just off Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, FL.  Our Institute uses only the most advanced and up-to-date technologies and procedures.  We invite you to contact us online or call directly at 877.443.9070.

5 Characteristics of a Natural Hairline

5 Characteristics of Natural Looking HairlineDr. Paul Rose, M.D., is one of the Hair Transplant Institute’s foremost hair transplant surgeons.  Dr. Rose has more than 20 years of experience and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the ISHRS Golden Follicle Award in 2008 and the Society of Hair Restoration Michelangelo Award in 2002.  When it comes to hair restoration procedures, Dr. Rose believes that striving to mimic nature is the most effective way to generate authentic results.  Surgeons at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami use this approach to perform procedures that naturally reconstruct hair to a thicker, fuller, and more youthful state.  Procedures at HTI Miami deliver exceptional results to patients with frontal alopecia and other forms of pattern baldness as well, focusing on the restoration of the 5 key characteristics of a natural looking hairline:

  1. Hairline Undulation
  2. Irregular Irregularity
  3. Variable Thickness
  4. Graduation of Density
  5. Random Dispersion of “Island Hairs”

The Secret to Creating a Natural Looking Hairline

1. Hairline Undulation

*“The hairline in men without frontal alopecia has an undulating contour.  […]The pattern is similar to the geographic border of a land mass.  To achieve a natural-appearing hairline, we should try to duplicate this formation.”

The first key to constructing a natural looking hairline is to ensure the hairline itself is undulating.  This means that the hairline gently flows inward and outward along a curved shape that extends across the forehead.  Despite undulating, individual hairs diverge from the hairline by only a few millimeters in either direction.  This creates the perception of randomly occurring indentations and projections along the hairline, which is a telltale characteristic of natural hair growth.

2. Irregular Irregularity

*“Although there may be an appearance of overall uniformity at a superficial glance, there is in fact randomness [in the distribution of individual hairs.] 

Along with undulation, the creation of a natural looking hairline requires irregular irregularity among the hairs themselves.  When observing a natural head of hair, the hairline appears at first glance to be even and uniform.  However, take a closer look and you will find that the hairs along the hairline and scalp are indeed random.  Natural hair growth does not create a series of evenly spaced hair.  Rather, hairs grow at a variable distance from one another.  Hairs also grow in groups of 1, 2, or 3, and such groups are likewise random formations.  To produce the most natural looking results, the hairline must be reconstructed with individual hairs that are both spaced and grouped at random.

3. Variable Thickness

*“At the hairline there are hairs of varying thickness.”

In addition to implementing techniques of undulation and irregular irregularity, the hairline must also be reconstructed using hairs of variable thickness.  Coarse, thick hairs may be used in the center area, however the hairs of the anterior and temporal regions must be fine.  Correctly varying hair density will recreate the natural texture of the hairline.  However, failing to do so may create subtle aesthetic aberrations that are distinctly noticeable by the naked eye.

4. Graduation of Density

*“The appearance of density actually appears behind the first rows of hairs.”

Graduation of density is a measure of the rate at which hair becomes denser as it gets farther from the forehead.  As Dr. Rose states, the density that we perceive actually exists behind the very first rows of hair.  Initial rows of hair contain individual hairs that are spaced far from one another and look thin compared to each subsequent row. As one moves across the scalp towards the posterior, individual hairs begin to grow closer to one another and density gradually increases.  Recreating this subtle and gradual increase in density is a critical in achieving a natural looking hairline that appears to be “in sync” with the rest of the scalp.

5. Random Dispersion of “Island Hairs”

“Island hairs” are individual units of hair that are randomly scattered in ways often unrelated to the hairline.  Sometimes, island hairs are simply remnants of where the hairline used to exist.  In any case, island hairs are the final touch to reconstructing a precise and authentic front hairline.  These hairs are sparsely scattered along the new hairline to contribute to the appearance of the natural hair growth.

Overcoming Frontal Alopecia (Hair Loss)

Androgenic alopecia, also known as pattern baldness, is the leading cause of hair loss among men and women.  The term frontal alopecia simply refers to hair loss that occurs across the front portion of the hair, or hairline.  Hair loss is a common occurrence in both men and women in the U.S.; about 2 in 3 men experience some form of hair loss by age 50 while about 20 million women experience symptoms of thinning hair over their lifetime.

If you are experiencing hair loss, you are not alone.

We understand that hair loss may have a profoundly negative impact on social and professional life.  Our Institute is committed to making a difference in the lives and well-being of our patients through effective procedures that produce beautiful, natural, and lasting results.  Schedule your hair loss evaluation to learn more about diagnosis and available treatment options.  You may also call directly at 1.877.443.9070.

 

*Rose, Paul M.D. “Considerations in Establishing a Natural Hairline.” International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery 1 Nov. 19998: 24-26. Web.