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Moving Toward Scarless Hair Transplant

Moving Toward Scarless Hair TransplantMost patients fear that a bad scar will ruin a good hair transplant. Although 100 percent scar-free hair transplants are not available with even the most advanced technologies, some advanced options provide minimal, practically indiscernible scarring.

For patients who wish to conceal scars from hair restoration surgery, consider the following hair loss treatment options.

Investigate FUE with ARTAS

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) removes follicular units from a donor area using a small circular needle called a “punch.” The tiny size of the needle creates “dot-like” scars instead of one, more obvious line across the donor area commonly seen in strip removal. FUE allows individuals to wear hair shorter without visible scars. At Miami Hair, we incorporate the ARTAS physician-guided robotic system for FUE, the most advanced method in today’s market. Dr. Rose was one of the initial physicians to implement FUE in his hair restoration surgeries and has been using the procedure since 2004.

Incorporate laser therapy

Dr. Nusbaum is an ISHRS Golden Follicle Award winning surgeon who recommends low-level laser therapy (LLLT) products, including the Capillus272™ Pro, to his patients. Hair transplant surgery harvests donor hair from the back or sides of the head, which is then moved to the areas of the scalp with dominant hair loss. However, the number of follicles available for donation are limited. Therefore, he recommends LLLT as an added, at-home therapy for optimal post-transplant results.

“When you have a hair transplant, it is equally important to put the brakes on hair loss,” said Dr. Nusbuam. “We recommend a complement to hair transplant surgery, and finasteride, minoxidil as well as laser therapy with Capillus products are an excellent option. These treatments can be used singly, or in combination.”

Learn about closure techniques

Another technique that lessens the look and visibility of scars is the closure technique, which is used to restore the donor site back to its original state. This process typically follows micrograft hair transplants. Dr. Rose developed the ledge trichophytic closure technique as a way of disguising the donor area scar by directing individual hairs to grow through the scar site, hiding the scar from plain view.

Choose an experienced surgeon

The Hair Institute of Miami is the only clinic in the world with two ISHRS Golden Follicle Award-winning surgeons on staff. Both Dr. Rose and Dr. Nusbaum are equipped with the experience, track record, research and overall know-how to create natural-looking results. Dr. Rose, M.D., J.D., has over 20 years of experience in hair restoration surgery and is recognized as an international leader in seamless hair transplants. Dr. Nusbaum, M.D., has performed over 10,000 hair transplants in the last two decades, and holds a position as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology.

To schedule an appointment at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, submit an inquiry online or call our office directly at (205) 925-0222.

Hair Loss: New Treatment Options

Hair Loss: New Treatment OptionsIn the world of hair loss, new treatment options are one of the most widely publicized topics. Often discussed hand in hand with ground breaking research, new hair loss treatments are continuously developed and researched in a tireless effort to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Hair Loss: New Treatment in 2016

So, what are the newest hair loss treatment options to watch for in 2016? Browse the treatments below for expert insight on the year’s biggest trends in hair restoration.

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP). Although this treatment has been around for few years, physicians are now using PRP in conjunction with other hair loss treatments to improve overall outcomes. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, PRP is often used to improve surgical hair restoration procedures, like Mosaic® Hair Restoration.

Mosaic® Hair Restoration. ISHRS Golden Follicle award winning surgeons, Drs. Nusbaum and Rose, have developed a patented method of hair restoration that ensures the best possible transplant result by identifying and recreating each patient’s unique follicular pattern in the restoration area. To learn more about Mosaic® Hair Restoration, visit this page on hair restoration techniques.

Laser Therapy. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a new approach to non-surgical hair restoration that utilizes safe, medical-grade laser light to increase blood flow across the entire scalp. By increasing blood flow, LLLT can improve oxygen availability within the hair follicle. Our clinic is pleased to offer laser therapy with Capillus272™ Pro, a FDA cleared laser therapy cap that can be used at home and while on-the-go.

Stem Cell Treatment. Stem cell treatments are done as an outpatient with local anesthesia and a mild oral sedative. A small liposuction procedure is performed on the belly, flanks or “love handles” to obtain the patient’s own fat. A special process is used to isolate and concentrate the stem cells from the fat and these are then injected into the scalp.

Fight Hair Loss with New Treatments at Miami Hair

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

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

New Study Identifies JAK Enzyme Inhibitor as Possible Hair Loss Cure

New Study Identifies JAK Enzyme Inhibitor as Possible Hair Loss Cure In a new study published by researchers at Columbia University, scientists believe they may have found an enzyme that controls hair growth. These enzymes are part of the Janus kinase, or JAK, family. In studies conducted with laboratory mice, researchers found that rapid hair growth could be achieved simply by inhibiting the JAK family of enzymes.

“What we’ve found is promising, though we haven’t yet shown it’s a cure for pattern baldness,” said Dr. Christiano in a news story published by Columbia University. “More work needs to be done to test if JAK inhibitors can induce hair growth in humans using formulations specially made for the scalp.”

Although it is uncertain whether or not “JAK inhibitor” hair restoration procedures will ever be available to hair loss sufferers, other treatments are available to patients in the form of topical foams, prescription medications, and laser therapy. Each of these non-surgical treatments focuses on preventing hair follicles from slipping into a “resting” phase, which is similar to the way JAK enzyme inhibition was found to promote new hair growth. By preventing hair follicles from becoming dormant—and hopefully reawakening those that are already asleep—these treatments aim to stop the progression of hair loss by improving hair follicle health so a natural growth cycle can be maintained.

Hair Follicle Health: Before & After Surgery

Hair loss is a progressive life long disease, so it’s important to understand how your condition may change over time. Every patient experiences a unique (though somewhat predictable) pattern of hair loss, which will ultimately affect the nuances of how and when a hair transplant will be performed. For many patients, supplementary treatments may prove helpful in preventing the progression of hair loss in the days and weeks before hair transplant surgery.

“We recommend a complement to hair transplant surgery,” explains Dr. Bernard Nusbaum. “And finasteride, minoxidil as well as laser therapy with Capillus products are an excellent option. These treatments can be used singly, or in combination.”

The Hair Transplant Institute also offers laser therapy with the Capillus272™ OfficePro. This unit is located on-site, and is recommended for use during the first days after hair transplant surgery. “Within two weeks after surgery, laser therapy with the Capillus272 Office Pro is utilized to enhance healing and speed post-procedure recovery.”

Reducing Scalp Trauma to Maintain Follicle Health

Most patients are familiar with the goal of a hair transplant procedure: To extract donor hair from a healthy area of scalp so it can be transplanted to the area(s) suffering from excessive hair loss, thinning, or balding (commonly referred to as the “restoration area”). However, many are unfamiliar with a second goal that is of equal importance. While performing a hair transplant, surgeons must minimize scalp trauma to ensure each transplanted hair follicle survives and thrives in the restoration area.

A new study co-authored by the Hair Transplant Institute’s lead surgeon, Dr. Paul Rose, reveals a new approach to follicular unit extraction (FUE) that may reduce scalp trauma by more than 21%. The new technique promises several key benefits, including:

  • Accelerated healing process
  • Reduced appearance of post operative scars
  • Minimizing of any potential blood loss

Readers are invited to learn more about reducing scalp trauma during hair transplant surgery.

Comprehensive Hair Loss Evaluation and Treatment at Miami Hair

At Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we are always searching for ways to safely improve our patients’ experience with new technologies, advanced procedures, and exceptional results. We invite readers to contact us online or call our clinic directly at 877-443-9070 to learn more about comprehensive hair loss evaluation and treatment with South Florida’s top surgeons.

4 Easy Ways to Stop Male Hair Loss

4 Easy Ways to Stop Male Hair Loss Everyone loses hair. In fact, men and women lose up to 100 hairs every day. It’s a natural part of the hair growth cycle, a time when the hair follicle sheds a hair strand so it may enter a resting phase and regrow hair in the future.

However, hair follicles sometimes fall into dormancy, becoming inactive and incapable of producing additional hairs. Dormancy can be brought on by a number of factors, including stress, poor diet, and plain old genetics.

Fortunately, there are ways to proactively fight to not only keep the hair you have, but also make it stronger. Enjoy these easy tips for stopping male hair loss, and share your thoughts in the Comments section below!

Don’t over wash.

It’s important to strike a balance between hair washing and letting your hair go a few days without shampoo. For men with thicker hair, it may be best to go 2-3 days without washing. On the other hand, men with a condition like scalp folliculitis should wash their hair more frequently (as directed by their physician). Important: Read more in this article, Does Not Washing Hair Cause Hair Loss?

Massage your scalp.

Blood flow is extremely important to maintaining a normal and healthy hair growth cycle. In fact, one of the biggest reasons hair follicles begin to shut down is from lack of oxygen, nutrients, and other growth hormones—all ingredients that are delivered by the bloodstream. Take a proactive step toward preventing this issue by enjoying a gentle scalp massage every day.

Try LLLT

LLLT stands for low level laser therapy. These medical products are designed to stimulate blood flow and cellular activity within the scalp. In addition to flooding the scalp with oxygen, nutrients, and other growth hormones, these laser caps also stimulate growth activity within the cells of the hair follicle. Learn more about Capillus272™ Pro laser cap, a FDA-cleared product that has been shown to increase hair counts by up to 51% in patients (individual results may vary).

Don’t sweat the small stuff…

…and it’s all small stuff. Few things are worse for the body than chronic stress. Stress has been shown to suppress the immune system, increase the risk of cardiovascular issues, and significantly impair quality of life. On your scalp, stress may cause hair follicles—and hair growth—to shut down. Learn more about this condition, called Telogen effluvium.

 

Treat Male Hair Loss in Miami

At Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we are pleased to offer the most advanced hair loss treatment methodology available. We are the only hair loss clinic in the world to have two ISHRS Golden Follicle Award winning surgeons on staff, Drs. Bernard Nusbaum and Paul Rose.

Contact us online to learn more about hair loss evaluation and treatment, or call our clinic at 305-925-0222.

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