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What You Can Do About Your Receding Hairline

Receding HairlineFor many men starting to face the reality of hair loss, a receding hairline is the first, most apparent sign that a problem exists. You may not easily see an expanding bald spot on the top of your head, but that ever-growing forehead stares back at you every time you look in the mirror.

If you want to diminish the appearance of your receding hairline, you can talk to your barber or hairstylist about looks that can do so, much in the same way that dark clothes or vertical stripes can hide an expanding midsection. But changing your wardrobe doesn’t make those extra pounds go away, and a new hairstyle won’t stop your hairline from creeping further back on your head.

If you genuinely want to address your receding hairline, you need to do more. That more often takes the form of a hair transplant. The advanced surgical hairline restoration techniques we use at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami have helped thousands of men regain the natural-looking hairline they once had.

There are two primary approaches we take for hairline restoration. Both are safe, effective, and implemented by two of the most acclaimed leaders in the field, Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Using the ARTAS System

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive method of transplanting individual hair follicles into the hairline area. We perform FUE procedures using the advanced ARTAS system, which restores your hair by transplanting permanent hair from the back or side of the head into thinning areas, including the hairline. The ARTAS system to digitally scans areas of the scalp, identifying hair in its natural groupings. Selected follicles are then precisely removed, using the ARTAS system’s image-guided robotics. Most of your hair is left untouched so that the area retains its natural appearance. We then transplant the hairs near the hairline, where the transplanted hair will then grow naturally on the hairline just as it did before.

MOSAIC® Hair Restoration

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our commitment to innovation has led to our development of a novel advancement in hairline restoration hairlines and other hair loss issues: Mosaic® Hair Restoration.

The Mosaic procedure consists of designing the recipient area in an individualized manner, mimicking each patient’s unique follicular unit arrangement pattern. This approach ensures a personalized follicular pattern, so each patient receives the most natural hairline outcome.

In practice, our surgeons obtain several magnified images of the patient’s scalp in areas unaffected by the balding process. We analyze the images to tabulate the percentages of one, two or three hair follicular units and determine their topographical arrangement unique for that patient. This data is then used for creating a personalized, natural hairline.

Schedule Your Miami Hairline Restoration Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your receding hairline and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hairline evaluation at the Hair Institute of Miami. Our doctors are specialists in creating natural hairlines and have written ground-breaking papers for peer-reviewed journals on the subject.

To receive a personalized hairline evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Can a Hair Transplant Be Used to Create a New Hairline?

receding hairlineYour face is the first thing you see when you look in the mirror, and a receding hairline staring back at you may be the first and most visible sign that you are losing hair. The good news is that hair transplant techniques which are used to restore areas of thinning hair elsewhere on the scalp can also help restore your hairline to where you want it to be.

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we are pleased to offer two highly refined approaches to surgical hairline 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, the following techniques offer patients effective options for restoring a natural-looking hairline.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE/FIT) Using the ARTAS System

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE/FIT) is a minimally invasive method of transplanting individual hair follicles for natural-looking results. FUE/FIT involves harvesting using a circular needle called a “punch.” Follicular units are removed from the donor area with a 0.8-1-millimeter circular tool in a scattered pattern to eliminate the linear scar associated with traditional donor strip harvesting. Because scars are tiny and dot-like in appearance, patients who undergo an FUE hair transplant have the freedom to wear shorter hairstyles post-operation.

Dr. Rose was one of the originators of FUE/FIT and has been performing the procedure since 2004. Our approach utilizes the ARTAS system, which provides unmatched precision in hair transplantation. The ARTAS procedure restores your hair by transplanting permanent hair from the back or side of the head into thinning areas, including the hairline. Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose use the ARTAS system to digitally scan areas of the scalp, identifying hair in its natural groupings. Selected hair is then precisely removed, using the ARTAS system’s image-guided robotics. Most of your hair is left in place so that the area retains its natural appearance. The hair is then transplanted into thinning areas. This transplanted hair will then grow naturally on the hairline, just as it did before.

MOSAIC® Hair Restoration

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we are always striving to improve and refine the effectiveness of our hair transplantation techniques while also working to enhance the comfort of our patients. This drive for innovation has made us leaders in our field, and has also led to our development of a novel advancement in addressing hair loss, including receding hairlines: Mosaic® Hair Restoration.

Drs. Rose and Nussbaum developed this approach after observing that follicular units naturally occur in an arrangement consisting of unique percentages of one, two, and three hair follicular units in different mixed configurations with unique inter-follicular distances –in other words: a unique pattern for each individual. The Mosaic procedure consists of designing the recipient area in this individualized manner, mimicking each patient’s unique follicular unit arrangement pattern. This approach ensures a personalized follicular pattern so each patient receives the most natural result.

In practice, our surgeons obtain several magnified images of the patient’s scalp in areas unaffected by the balding process. We analyze the images to tabulate the percentages of one, two or three hair follicular units and determine their topographical arrangement unique for that patient. This data is then used for creating a personalized, natural hairline.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hairline Evaluation Today

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

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3 Steps to Take When You First Notice Hair Loss

notice hair lossWhen you first notice hair loss, you probably won’t have a receding hairline or thinning crown just yet. While these are characteristic symptoms of male pattern baldness – medically known as androgenic alopecia, or hereditary hair loss – progression doesn’t appear overnight. First, you may notice excessive amounts of hair stuck to your pillowcase or scattered across the floor of your shower. So, what do you do when these indications transpire?

First, stress may only make your situation worse. Chronic anxiety is linked with a hair loss condition called telogen effluvium (TE). Any persistent or ongoing mental anguish – perhaps caused by a change in your appearance – could further aggravate an existing hair loss condition.

When the initial signs of balding are recognized, remain calm and follow these three steps.

1. Contact a Hair Loss Doctor

The sooner you start hair loss treatment after you first notice hair loss, the easier it is to restore follicles with non-invasive solutions such as Minoxidil topical foams and/or low-level laser therapy caps. Male-pattern baldness is often caused by a process called follicle miniaturization, by which an overabundance of a testosterone byproduct called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) interferes with healthy follicle function. Over time, DHT causes hair follicles to shrink to the point where they are unable to sustain normal growth. When these follicles stop growing, hair ceases to grow and balding becomes apparent. Visiting a hair loss doctor for a comprehensive hair loss evaluation and diagnosis early on is highly recommended. A formal diagnosis will also rule out any underlying medical conditions or illnesses that could, theoretically, contribute to your hair loss.

2. Understand Your Condition

Hair loss is different for everyone and there’s more than one type of hair loss to consider when you first notice hair loss.

Androgenic alopecia is the most predominant, affecting around 85 percent of men and approximately half of all women by the age of 50.

Although the exact statistics are unknown, the presumed second most prevalent type of hair loss is telogen effluvium (TE), a (typically) temporary hair loss condition caused by emotional trauma or nutritional deficiencies.

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that results in sudden, noticeable bald patches across the scalp and, sometimes, the face and/or body. Around 200,000 cases of alopecia areata are diagnosed every year.

Traction alopecia is occasionally caused by purposeful external pulling. Actively pulling out hairs can be a response to anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression or other mental health issues. Certain hair accessories or constricting hairstyles can also lead to inadvertent hair loss classified under traction alopecia.

3. Consider Your Options

Between laser therapy caps, stem cell treatments, hair transplant surgery and topical or oral medications, hair loss patients have many treatment methods to evaluate. Fortunately, an expert hair loss specialist offers professional guidance and recommendations for optimal results based on your hair loss type, lifestyle and budget.

Even so, there are a few things to consider before you invest your money into any one treatment after you first notice hair loss, especially if you choose to manage it on your own. Non-invasive therapies like low-level laser therapy (LLLT) work on their own before hair follicles are fully inactive. After miniaturization is complete, hair restoration surgery helps fully transplant and replace nonfunctioning follicles to support healthy regrowth. Before or after surgery, topical treatments can be used to foster a healthier environment on the scalp and encourage optimal hair transplant results. Fortunately, hair transplants have undergone drastic and positive shifts over the last few decades. Expert physicians like Dr. Paul Rose and Dr. Bernard Nusbaum have the experience, research and technology to deliver natural-looking hair transplants with minimal scarring.

In some circumstances, lifestyle changes can help your hair grow back, but only if you suffer from non-genetic hair loss conditions such as telogen effluvium or traction alopecia. With the former, hair loss may be triggered by lack of proper nutrition or chronic stress, and the best solution would be to improve your diet or visit a mental health counselor. Traction alopecia is a hair loss condition caused by physical trauma, often related to hair accessories and extensions, and removing these from your routine is likely to improve such conditions dramatically. Even so, damage to the follicles may be permanent, so prevention and awareness are crucial.

To schedule your consultation and hair loss diagnosis, contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami at 305-925-0222 or book an appointment using our online scheduling form.

The Best Treatment for a Receding Hairline

The Best Treatment for a Receding HairlineThe best treatment for a receding hairline may differ according to individual patient needs. The good news: Patients have a variety of options available to treat not just receding hairlines, but also widespread hair loss as well. Patients are urged to always consult a physician prior to starting a hair loss treatment protocol. Only under the guidance of a licensed hair loss professional can patients receive the most personalized and comprehensive plan for stopping the progression of hair loss, and restoring areas of thinning or receding hair.

Preventing Ongoing Hair Loss

Most patients are surprised to learn that active hair loss prevention is important during the treatment a receding hairline. Hair loss is progressive, so it’s important to curb the rate at which you are losing hair while also seeking restoration treatment (see section below, Restoring Receding Hairlines). Today, there are 3 primary methods of hair loss prevention that are backed by clinical studies. They include:

  • Topical hair foam (e.g. Minoxidil®)
  • Hair loss medications (e.g. Propecia®)
  • Laser hair restoration (e.g. using a laser cap like Capillus272™ Pro)

An important note for female patients: Hair loss medications like Propecia® are for males only. Topical hair foams are an effective alternative for most women. If the application of a topical foam seems messy and tedious, we recommend at-home laser therapy with the Capillus272™ Pro.

When Prevention is Not Enough. Some patients see the results they desire after just a few months of using a hair loss prevention product like those described above. In other cases, these methods of hair loss prevention do not recreate the look of a fuller hairline. Rather, they simply abate the progression of hair loss. When topical foams, pills, and laser caps are not enough, patients may look to surgical hair restoration with a professional surgeon.

Restoring Receding Hairlines

At Hair Transplant Institute Miami, we are pleased to offer 2 highly refined approaches to surgical hairline restoration. The first is traditional “Strip” procedure, and the second is the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique. Both techniques are extremely effective when 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. Visitors are invited to read more about hair transplant techniques here.

Related: 5 Characteristics of a Natural Hairline.

Schedule an Appointment for Hairline Evaluation Today

Choose a surgeon you can trust. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. Both Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are actively engaged in hair loss research and lecture widely. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact Hair Transplant Institute Miami online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

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