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Who Is Qualified to Perform a Hair Transplant Procedure?

Who Is Qualified to Perform a Hair Transplant Procedure?

If you needed open-heart surgery, you would want the best heart surgeon you could find operating on you. You wouldn’t want someone who “dabbles” in the procedure, and you certainly wouldn’t put your life in the hands of someone who wasn’t even a physician just because they promised you that they would do a good job.

While the stakes may not be life or death, hair transplant surgery is a significant investment for those seeking to resolve hair loss issues that have burdened them for years. It is also an invasive surgical procedure. That means the same high standards you would have for any other doctor should apply to your choice of a hair transplant physician. 

Plenty Claim to Be Qualified. Far Fewer Actually Are.

In South Florida, or almost anywhere else for that matter, there is no shortage of doctors, clinics, or other companies and facilities that hold themselves out as being the solution to your hair loss concerns. A quick Google search will make that abundantly clear. But not all of these individuals or entities have the skills and experience to deliver the results you expect, deserve, and are paying for. Many lack the specialized training required for hair transplant surgery. They don’t have the finely honed technique and advanced skills that can only come from years of experience and thousands of successful procedures.

Contrast these shortcomings with the extensive qualifications and global reputations shared by the hair transplant surgeons at the Miami Hair Institute.  Drs. Bernard Nusbaum and Paul Rose developed and utilize an innovative approach to evaluate and treat patients with hair loss, and use the very latest in surgical techniques and technologies at our state-of-the-art facility. Both of our surgeons are widely recognized leaders in the field of hair restoration surgery, responsible for developing the cutting-edge methods which have since become the global standard in hair restoration. Each brings over 25 years of experience and professional expertise to the art and science of hair transplant surgery and has successfully performed tens of thousands of procedures.

Questions to Ask a Hair Transplant Surgeon About Their Qualifications

When seeking a qualified hair transplant surgeon, you need to start by asking the right questions. When you have your first meeting consultation regarding hair restoration, make sure that you are meeting with an actual doctor, not merely a “consultant.” Then, ask the physician some or all of these questions:

  1. How many years of hair transplant surgery experience do you have?
  2. How many hair transplant surgeries have you performed?
  3. Did you have residency training in dermatology or surgery?
  4. Where did you get your medical/hair transplant surgery training?
  5. Are you an MD?
  6. Are you board certified? If so, with what board?
  7. Do you publish or give presentations about hair transplantation surgery?
  8. What kind of hair transplant surgeries do you perform?
  9. How do you decide which procedure is right for me?
  10. Do you have before and after pictures that can show me the results of your work?
  11. Are there former patients I can speak with to see their results and hear about their experience?
  12. Why, in your opinion, are you the right hair transplant surgeon for me?

By asking the right questions – and getting satisfactory and complete answers from an experienced and qualified hair transplant surgeon – you can make the right choice.

Miami Hair Institute: World Leaders In Hair Transplant Surgery

When you schedule an appointment at the Miami Hair Institute, our exceptional surgeons will provide you with a thorough and personalized hair loss evaluation using our comprehensive and proven methodology. With this information, we can determine the cause of hair loss and choose the treatment option designed to achieve optimal results. If hair transplant surgery offers you the best opportunity to restore your hair to its full, youthful appearance, we have the qualifications and experience to deliver you an exceptional outcome that will exceed your expectations.

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

Scalp Inflammation

What is the Duration of a Hair Transplant Procedure?

How do different hair restoration techniques work?If you suffer from hair loss, you may have spent years watching with dismay as your hair became thinner and thinner. You may have also spent a lot of time wondering whether you should do something about it. If you finally make the decision to take action and restore your hair and your confidence through a hair transplant procedure, you’ll no doubt want to know how long the procedure will take.

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we offer a highly refined approach to surgical hair restoration. Performed by Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose, two ISHRS Golden Follicle Award winning surgeons who lead the surgical team at Hair Transplant Institute Miami, our advanced techniques offer patients effective options for restoring a full, robust head of hair while minimizing the commitment of their valuable time.

Pre-Surgery

One of our primary transplantation techniques is Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG). Not only does this technique provide extraordinary naturalness, it can be performed in only one session.

With follicular unit grafting, we isolate the naturally occurring hair groupings (hairs grow in groups of 1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs). The donor area is taken from the back of the head using magnification to avoid follicle damage.

During the 7-14 days immediately prior to your procedure, avoid aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter. These can affect blood flow and interfere with healing. If at all possible, avoid products such as Advil, Aleve, Alka Seltzer, Bufferin, Excedrin, Nuprin or Motrin.

The Session

On the day of the procedure, patients are given local anesthesia (like a dentist uses) and an oral sedative and rest or watch movies/TV/Blackberry/ iPhone/iPad. Anesthetizing the areas is the only painful part of the session and the above technique usually causes less discomfort than a visit to the dentist. Bandages are avoided altogether.

The procedure itself takes 3 to 6 hours, depending on the size of the area being transplanted. If the baldness is extensive, the front half is transplanted first in one procedure and a second procedure for the back half (or crown) will be performed 10 weeks later.

“Fill in” sessions can be performed after the procedure depending on the patient’s density objectives. The number of grafts which should be transplanted at one session and the number and frequency of transplant sessions depend on the characteristics of each individual case; you and your doctor will have worked this out in advance.

After Your Procedure

Following a brief rest period, you will be ready to leave the office. Due to the mild sedative used during the procedure, please make arrangements for someone to bring you home.

The day after the procedure, we ask that you return to have the areas checked and shampooed. Some patients experience crusting and mild redness in the recipient area which can last 7-10 days. Many patients can camouflage these crusts by combing the adjacent hair over the transplanted site, or by wearing a hat. Topical solutions may also be applied after the procedure to accelerate the separation of the crusts.

It is normal for the transplanted hairs to “fall out” in the first few weeks. The hairs then recycle and begin growing in about three to four months. The results are often not visible for six months or somewhat longer with final results evident at 12 months. The results are permanent.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule an evaluation at the Hair Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

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

For all of our visual learners out there, we decided to reproduce this article in the form of a free infographic. Readers are invited to Like us on Facebook for complimentary access to Women and Hair Health: A Guide for Women, By Women.

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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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.

Choosing a Hair Transplant Procedure

Choosing a Hair Transplant ProcedureAt the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we have developed the most comprehensive approach for evaluating and treating hair loss in both men and women.  Located in the Offices of Merrick Park, our state-of-the-art facility provides our patients with the very latest in comprehensive hair loss evaluations and treatments.  Our practice is led by Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose, two highly skilled surgeons who have extensive experience in medical hair loss therapy and research.  Both Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose are Board Certified in Dermatology, the only medical field with certified specialty residency training in hair loss and scalp diseases.

Comparing ‘Strip Donor’ to ‘Follicular Unit Extraction’ Techniques

We are pleased to offer two highly effective hair transplant procedures:  The Strip Donor Procedure, and Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT).  Both procedures are highly effective in creating a fuller, natural looking head of hair for both men and women.  We are also pleased to offer the latest technologies and transplant techniques, ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients.  Two examples of hair transplant techniques you will not find anywhere else include:

  • Mesotherapy:  Incorporating mesotherapy with hair transplantation provides at least 2 unique benefits that increase the effectiveness of the procedure.  First, it penetrates the hair follicle to a greater degree compared to other topical applications.  Second, mesotherapy avoids the systematic side effects commonly associated with some oral medications.  The injections are very superficial and are administered with the use of vibration devices developed by our physicians to create a virtually painless experience.
  • Follicular Isolation (FIT) Technique:  Follicular Isolation Technique was co-created by the Hair Transplant Institutes’ very own Dr. Paul Rose.  Dr. Rose developed FIT to enhance the effectiveness of Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT) hair transplantation procedure.  Below, in the section titled Choosing a Hair Transplant Procedure, we will further examine the role of FIT in the FUT procedure, as well as how the FUT procedure compares to Strip Donor procedure.

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