Articles Tagged with: robotic FUE

Miami Hair Surgeons Perform Hair Transplant for Alan Tacher

miami-hair-surgeons-perform-hair-transplant-alan-tacherDespierta América star, Alan Tacher, visits Drs. Nusbaum and Rose

There’s never a dull moment at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Just a couple weeks ago, our Coral Gables clinic received a visit from Univision celebrity and Despierta América star, Alan Tacher!

Like millions of men, Mr. Tacher has been experiencing hair loss along his frontal hairline and the top portion of his scalp. In such a case, surgeons can extract donor hair follicles from the sides or rear of the scalp—where hair growth is still thick and full—and transplant them to the hairline and/or front of the scalp where things are getting thin.

Watch the Segment. Watch the televised segment below, courtesy of Despierta América.

Part 1: Hair Loss Q&A

Part 2: The Procedure

Part 3: The Results

Before and After Photos

Reasons to Love Miami Hair

Celebrities are not the only ones who love our Institute. Patients travel from around the world to take advantage of the expertise and advanced hair restoration technologies offered by Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose. Below are just a few of the reasons patients consistently choose the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami over other hair loss clinics and treatment options.

ARTAS™ Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

In 2012, our Institute become one of the first 11 hair clinics to offer the revolutionary ARTAS™ system for robotic FUE. ARTAS is widely considered to be one of the most advanced and effective tools for hair restoration surgery, using high resolution digital imaging and advanced robotics technology to extract near perfect donor hairs at micron-level precision.

Visit this page to learn more about the ARTAS™ hair restoration robot.

Mosaic® Hair Restoration

With or without a hair transplant robot, donor hairs must be surgically transplanted to the recipient area (portion of the scalp that is thinning or balding). This is where the surgeon’s skill and expertise separate the mediocre from the exceptional. At our Institute, surgeons use the patented Mosaic® Hair Restoration approach to ensure natural results that are nearly undetectable.

To learn more about the Mosaic® Hair Restoration, visit this page on hair transplant techniques.

Unparalleled Patient Care

Of course, your procedure is just a small portion of your overall experience at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Our clinic specializes in patient-focused care before, during, and long after your procedure. Our staff, nurses, technicians, and surgeons offer follow up care that is second to none.

Visit Us for Your Consultation

If you suffer with hair loss, you are not alone. Millions of men and women wake up each day dissatisfied with their appearance. Happiness, self esteem, social ambition, and professional life can all suffer as a consequence. With today’s technologies and treatment options, there’s no reason to let hair loss compromise your quality of life.

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we hold your pursuit of a newer, fuller head of hair in the highest regard. We welcome you to contact us online to schedule a hair loss evaluation, our call our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

FDA: Patients Must Be Aware of Finasteride’s Sexual Side Effects

For men who suffer with hair loss, Finasteride typically makes the short list of treatment options that is both widely studied and highly recommended. Finasteride is most commonly known by the brand name Propecia®, and it is a hair loss pill that is taken orally to combat the phenomenon known as androgenic alopecia, or pattern baldness.

If you are considering Finasteride as a hair loss treatment, it is important to realize two things. First, like most prescription medications, Finasteride may cause side effects. In recent years, the most widely publicized side effect has been erectile dysfunction, though more data is needed to clarify both the duration and prevalence.

Second, men who do not want to take a prescription medication to treat hair loss have 3 viable alternatives that are proven to be effective. Those include minoxidil (Rogaine®), hair transplant surgery, and low level laser therapy. Only a hair loss professional can help you determine the best course of treatment, all 3 of which are explored in greater detail below.

Understanding the Side Effects of Finasteride

Men might be surprised to learn that Finasteride was not always a hair loss medication. In 1992, the FDA first approved the drug to treat enlarged prostate. Later, it became understood that Finasteride blocks an enzyme that helps convert testosterone to DHT, an androgen that has historically been correlated with pattern baldness. By inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to DHT, Finasteride gives hair follicles a fighting chance at maintaining a healthy, natural hair growth cycle. In turn, thinning and shedding subsides, and some men even notice hair begin to grow anew.

However, DHT is also an important androgen for male sex organs. Researchers theorize that Finasteride’s impact on DHT is ultimately what may cause sexual side effects— though a causal link has not yet been determined.

FDA: Prescribers and Patients Need to Be Aware

Since 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required Merck, the manufacturer of Propecia®, to label the medication with language that warns of possible sexual side effects. Those include erectile dysfunction, decrease in sperm motility, and other disorders that impair sexual activity. Despite warning labels, the FDA encourages physicians who prescribe the medication to also make clear to patients all the possible risks associated with the hair loss pill.

A causal link has not yet been determined, however, leading many patients wondering whether Finasteride is a safe medication to use. Of the 34 clinical trials that have been conducted, none have provided “adequate” information on the severity and frequency of sexual side effects, according to Dr. Steven Belknap, researcher assistant professor at Northwestern University (i). However, lack of information does not necessarily imply an attempt to hide poor results. Instead, Dr. Belknap believes it’s more likely a function of inadequate information. In the end, more studies will only improve knowledge and awareness of side effects.

Alternatives to Finasteride

If the thought of sexual side effects makes you uneasy, there are 3 additional ways to pursue a natural head of hair. Some are surgical while others are minimally invasive. Browse the options below, and visit our main website for additional information on each procedure.

Minoxidil – Non-surgical Procedure

Minoxidil, better known by the brand name Rogaine®, is a topical foam that is applied to the scalp twice daily. Millions of men and women choose this option for its ease of use and proven ability to stop hair loss.

Hair Transplant – Surgical Procedure

Hair transplant involves carefully extracting donor hair from one area of the scalp and moving it to the thinning or balding area. Primary methods of hair transplant include strip donor transplant, follicular unit extraction, and new robotic FUE procedures. For more information, visit our page on hair transplant surgery procedures.

Low Level Laser Therapy – Non-invasive Procedure

Phototherapy has been shown to help jump-start hair follicles that have gone dormant— a common phenomenon that causes thinning, shedding, and balding. Low level lasers are designed to induce phototherapy within the scalp, rejuvenating hair follicles to produce thicker and fuller hair. Visit the following page to learn more about low level laser therapy for hair loss.

Learn More About Hair Restoration in Miami

To learn more about surgical and non-surgical hair restoration options, contact our Institute online or call our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

Sources

(i) http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2015/04/erectile-dysfunction-and-low-sex-drive-inadequately-reported-in-hair-loss-drug-trials-for-men.html

Beyond Hair Plugs

Hearing the phrase hair plugs is enough to send a chill down your spine. Mention hair plugs in casual conversation, and there is an almost universal impulse to recoil. Unsightly and painfully obvious, hair plugs are perceived by many as a desperate and unsuccessful attempt to reclaim the confidence and youthful allure of “normal” hair.

Today, we can do better than hair plugs. Much better.

Hair plugs are uncommon today, given the rapid evolution of hair loss treatment that has occurred over the past few decades. The “pluggy” hair transplant procedures of the past are long gone. Today, they have been replaced by more advanced procedures that leave virtually no sign that a hair transplant has been performed.

Beyond Hair Plugs

Below are several pictures of real patients who have recently elected to have a hair transplant procedure performed by Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose at our hair loss clinic. Together, they illustrate just how far we’ve come since the hair plugs of the ‘80s.

When asked, an overwhelming 85% of Americans cannot identify patients who have had a hair transplant procedure (i).

What Has Replaced Hair Plugs?

Today, there are two fundamental approaches to hair transplant surgery that have replaced hair plugs. The first is strip donor micrografting, and the second is follicular unit extraction (FUE). Both are known to deliver exceptional results.

Strip Donor Procedure

The strip donor procedure is an evolved form of hair transplant surgery. Following initial consultation, the hair transplant surgeon discusses the procedure with the patient, showing him or her how their hair will be surgically restored. Following consultation, the strip donor procedure is performed in 3 basic steps.

First, a linear strip of follicular units is removed from an area of the patient’s scalp designated as the donor area. Next, that linear strip, or micrograft, is separated into tiny clusters of follicular units and prepped for transplant. Finally, each follicular unit is transplanted to the recipient area in a way that restores the scalp with natural density, thickness, and undulation.

Follicular Unit Extraction

Follicular Unit Extraction is a highly refined method of hair transplant that is performed in a similar fashion as strip donor procedures, with 1 major difference. Rather than extracting a linear strip of donor hair, surgeons use a punch instrument to remove clusters of donor follicles individually. Following extraction, these donor follicles are prepped for transplant and implanted to restore the donor area.

New: Robotic FUE

In the past decade, few things have made a more positive and transcendent impact on the medical community as robotic technologies. In the field of hair restoration, robots and advanced high resolution imaging now help surgeons to perform FUE procedures with even greater accuracy, precision, and reproducibility.

Hair transplant robotics technologies, like the ARTAS by Restoration Robotics™, enable surgeons to extract a greater number of donor follicles, without the downside of physical or mental fatigue. Following extraction, surgeons manually transplant the donor follicles just as they would in a typical FUE procedure.

Learn more about robotic FUE with the ARTAS in Miami.

Am I a Candidate for Hair Transplant?

To learn more about hair transplant procedures, visit this page on surgical hair restoration techniques. To learn if you are a candidate for strip donor or FUE procedures, contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami online or call 305-925-0222.

Sources

(i) “2010 Hair Transplant Challenge Survey.” International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. Accessed 17 June 2013.

From Australia to UK, Hair Transplant Receives Celeb Endorsement

Most men and women understand that today’s hair transplant procedures are significantly more advanced than the “pluggy” procedures of the past. New technologies, refined extraction methods, and highly developed implant techniques make today’s transplants nearly impossible to detect. In fact, a recent study conducted by the ISHRS shows that over 84% of respondents could not identify hair transplant patients when compared to pictures of other men and women who had never experienced hair loss.

Not surprisingly, celebrities are among the thousands of men and women worldwide who enthusiastically embrace surgical hair restoration. What is surprising, however, is the openness with which celebrities are willing to share their transformation with the public.

Take Wes Welker, for example. This former New England Patriot shared his experience with surgical hair transplant with Americans nationwide, appearing on television commercials to share his decision to do something about his receding hairline. Read the full story here: Hair Transplant Receives Celebrity Endorsement from Wes Welker.

Americans are not the only celebrities to openly endorse hair transplants, however. In an article for Cric Life, cricket enthusiasts share before and after photos of 10 world renowned cricket players who “went for hair transplant” and—judging by the before and after photos—enjoyed exceptional results. Read the full story here: 10 Cricketers Who Went for Hair Transplant.

International Support for Hair Transplant

From Australia to the UK and America, hair transplant surgery is enjoying a booming rise in popularity among men and women of all ages. Individuals who suffer with thinning, shedding, receding hairlines, and pattern baldness may seek restoration via a range of effective treatments, including:

  • Strip donor hair transplant
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) transplant
  • Robotic FUE transplant
  • Low level laser therapy (LLLT)
  • Topical foam treatments (minoxidil)
  • Prescription hair loss drugs (Finasteride)

Learn More About Hair Transplant in Miami

Learn more about surgical hair transplant procedures in Miami by contacting our Institute online. Readers are also invited to call our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

Miami Hair Blog Best of 2014

Hair Transplant Popularity Rises, LLLT Proves Successful, and New Studies Published by Drs. Nusbaum & Rose

As 2014 comes to an end, our Institute cannot help but reflect on the prior year with a strong sense of accomplishment. We are grateful to have served so many new patients from around the world. Miami is truly the Gateway to the Americas, and we are happy to have developed relationships with so many different types of people from the South Florida area, across the United States, and throughout South America. As awareness continues to spread for the safety and effectiveness of hair restoration, it is our goal to help even more men and women realize a renewed sense of happiness and confidence with their hair in 2015!

If this is your first time visiting our website and blog, we extend a warm welcome and invite you to browse our articles, studies, and Infographics. Looking back, it is our pleasure to present our most-read articles from 2014. From breaking research to new studies published by our Institute’s lead surgeons, this “best of” list provides an overview of what our Institute has been up to, and where we’re heading in 2015. Enjoy!

Top 8 Articles from 2015

  1. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose Published in The Clinics. Providing expert insight on emerging technologies and procedures, “The Clinics” is known throughout the medical community as an expert reference and quarterly publication. In January 2014, Drs. Nusbaum and Rose were featured in the publication, providing insight on the latest hair loss treatments, including low level laser therapy (LLLT), platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE).
  2. Low Level Laser Therapy Proves Successful in Reversing Hair Loss. LLLT devices have grown in popularity in recent years, with men and women from around the world trying these new at-home “laser hair restoration” products. Until 2014, however, very little was known about products’ efficacy. That changed earlier this year, when this study showed a popular LLLT device capable of generating new hair growth of about 20 hairs/square centimeter of scalp.
  3. Hair Transplants Increase 85% Worldwide. This past year marked an excited milestone for hair transplant surgery as well. In a report published by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), stats show that the number of hair transplant procedures performed worldwide grew by 85% from 2004 to 2014.
  4. Thinking About Robotic FUE? Robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) transplants have also gained a lot of positive media attention this year, and it’s not hard to see why. This new approach to hair transplant is more consistent, accurate, minimally invasive, and virtually scar-free. This past year, our Institute hit a milestone when we reached an extraction rate of more than 850 grafts/hour with the new ARTAS System by Restoration Robotics, an achievement that demonstrates both the popularity of robotic FUE and our proficiency with the new technology.
  5. Dr. Rose Elected Treasurer of Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. One of the best things about our surgeons and staff is their unparalleled commitment to study, research, and refine hair loss technologies and procedures. Lead surgeon Dr. Paul Rose is involved in many organizations outside of the Hair Transplant Institute, including the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. This past year, we congratulated Dr. Rose on his election to the board as Treasurer for CSF!
  6. Tips for Healthier Hair. Of course, it wouldn’t be a “best of” list without at least one article on how to improve hair health. This year, our most popular article on healthier hair also happens to be one of the simplest. Visit this article for 3 easy tips on keeping hair strong and healthy through 2015.
  7. The Future of ARTAS Hair Restoration. ARTAS is the leading robotic FUE technology, providing surgeons with an advanced method for conducting a hair transplant procedure with greater accuracy and precision. Today, the technology helps surgeons identify and extract donor hair that show the best signs of surviving and thriving afterward. In the near future, the technology may soon be able to assist with preparing the “recipient area” where donor follicles are placed. Read more about the future of ARTAS technology in this exclusive article.
  8. Discovery of New Stem Cells May Hold Future Hair Loss Cure. Stem cells have long been researched as a potential cure for hair loss. In early December, a research team from the University of Calgary announced that cells have been identified that might potentially take researchers one step closer to that dream. Visit this article to learn more about Dr. Jeff Biernaskie, and the discovery that he hopes will some day help hair restoration professionals create an “on/off” switch for hair follicles.

The Future of ARTAS® Hair Restoration

The introduction of robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedures represents a significant achievement in the field of hair restoration. Today, surgeons can perform hair transplants with greater ease and precision, delivering a better patient experience and a beautifully natural end-result. Millions of men and women suffer with hair loss worldwide; today, advanced methods of hair restoration mean those individuals no longer have to let fear, embarrassment, or anxiety take away from the enjoyment of everyday life.

Last year, our practice became one of the first 13 clinics in the United States to acquire the ARTAS® System for robotic FUE transplant. Since that time, countless men and women have experienced the comfortable, minimally invasive procedure firsthand. Today’s robotic FUE procedures are just the beginning, however. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we share more information on current ARTAS procedures, as well as a special look at what the future holds.

Today’s Robotic FUE Procedure

FUE procedures are similar in concept to traditional strip donor hair transplants. Both procedures transplant donor hair from one healthy area of the scalp to the area that is receding and/or experiencing hair loss. Unlike strip donor, however, FUE procedures use a small punch instrument to remove individual clusters of donor hair. In this way, the development of FUE marks a significant milestone in which surgeons became able to perform transplants without extracting a linear strip of donor tissue— an extraction that inevitably left a long, linear scar.

Robotic FUE now enables surgeons to extract donor hair more quickly while simultaneously reducing trauma to the scalp. Surgeons use advanced robotics and high-resolution digital imaging to guide the robotic arm to make minimally invasive extractions that preserve the healthiest donor hair for transplant. With the assistance of robotic FUE systems like the ARTAS, Dr. Paul Rose estimates that up to 1,500 grafts can be harvested in about 2 hours— half the time it takes to harvest the same number of grafts by hand.

Watch: Dr. Rose Presents ARTAS on CBS Miami

An added advantage: ARTAS selects donor hair at random to preserve the natural look of the patient’s donor areas (typically the sides and rear of the head).

The Future of ARTAS Procedures

Perhaps most exciting is the future of ARTAS procedures. Today, ARTAS is used to assist surgeons in identifying and extracting near-perfect donor hair for transplant. Following extraction, surgeons must prep and transplant donor hairs by hand, carefully inserting them into “recipient sites” on the patient’s scalp. According to Drs. Rose and Nusbaum, ARTAS may soon make that process more comfortable and efficient. In a letter to patients, the surgeons explain:

Until now, the ARTAS robotic technology was involved only in removing follicles from the donor area. ARTAS will soon, however, expand its role, as the robot capabilities have been expanded to the creation of the small openings (recipient sites) into which the donor grafts are inserted in the balding or thinning areas. The physician will design the recipient area pattern completely on a computer image of the patient, delineating the borders of the area to be transplanted and will also specify the direction and angle of the small openings which subsequently determines the direction and growth angle of the transplanted hairs. This information is inputted to the robotic system, which will make the sites avoiding existing hair. ARTAS controls the depth of each tiny opening and can create different hair densities in selected areas and can even create irregularity at the hairline for naturalness. This should allow the surgery to proceed more efficiently, yet still leaves room for that important human artistic input.

Learn More About ARTAS in Miami

To learn more robotic FUE and hair transplant in Miami, visit our page on the ARTAS System or call our Institute directly at 305-925-0222.

All About Hair Grafts

Surgical hair transplant has long relied on the use of hair grafts to restore areas of balding scalp with natural waves of full, real hair. The history of hair grafts can be traced back to as early as 1930s, Japan. There, scientists experimented with the first primitive hair grafts and hair restoration techniques. It was not until the middle of the century— nearly two decades later— that the practice of hair grafting would first appear in the Western world.

The very first hair graft tools and procedures were introduced to Americans in the late 1950s by a New York dermatologist, Dr. Norman Orentreich. Medical researchers say this marked the onset of the modern era of hair transplant, a movement that ultimately culminates with the invention of advanced “hair transplant robots” that assist in today’s procedures.

Grafting Procedures

Generally speaking, hair grafts are used during most hair transplant procedures. These procedures might be performed in a variety of different ways. To illustrate, let’s examine the 3 most popular types of hair grafting procedures in Miami: Strip donor transplant, follicular unit transplant, and new robotic FUE transplant.

1. Strip donor transplant

The strip donor transplant requires the extraction of a long, narrow strip of scalp from the donor area. Sometimes referred to as a linear graft, this section of scalp is very small and nearly painless to remove after the application of a local anesthetic.

The linear graft produced during a strip donor hair transplant may vary in size according to individual patient needs. Typically, the strip of donor hair contains 30-40 hair grafts. Following extraction, surgeons carefully separate the strip into individual micrografts (clusters of about 3-4 hairs each). These hair grafts are then transplanted by hand to complete the surgical hair restoration procedure. They can be used to create a natural looking hairline, fill in areas around the temples, or reconstruct the crown.

2. Follicular unit transplantation

Like the strip donor procedure outlined above, the follicular unit transplantation procedure requires the extraction of hair grafts from a donor area. Unlike strip donor procedures, however, FUT procedures do not extract a linear strip of donor hair. Instead, a small punch-like instrument is used to extract individual micrografts directly from the scalp. These micrografts contain clusters of 3-4 donor hairs each, which are similarly transplanted by the surgeon to recreate a patient’s hairline, temporal regions, and/or crown.

FUT offers a few key benefits over traditional strip donor procedures, the most notable of which is the ability to leave the donor area nearly scar-free. While strip donor procedures leave a small linear scar that is sometimes visible when hair is cut very short, FUT procedures leave only reddish colored dots at the site of each micrograft extraction. These marks are nearly invisible to the naked eye, allowing the patient to wear his or her hair very short after the procedure is performed.

 3. Robotic FUE

The newest trend in hair transplant technology, robotic FUE systems are making headlines for bringing higher speeds and greater precision to the art of hair transplant.

With the assistance of advanced digital imaging and robotics technology, surgeons are now able to identify and extract specific hair micrografts in a more comfortable and minimally invasive way. This reduces trauma to the scalp, speeds the procedure, and ultimately improves patient experience. What’s more, these new hair transplant robots survey the entire donor area to ensure hair grafts are selected in a random fashion that helps to maintain the thickness, density, and scalp health.

Learn more about robotic FUE technology by visiting our ARTAS® Miami page.

Learn More About Hair Grafting

Millions of men and women suffer with the personal and social angst of hair loss every day. If you suffer with thinning, balding, or shedding hair, rest assured you are not alone. Learn more about hair grafting and surgical hair restoration at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami by calling our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

Thinking About Robotic FUE?

Robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a new approach to hair transplant that many men and women find to be a fast, comfortable, and effective way to recreate a natural head of hair. Whether suffering with pattern baldness or more diffuse thinning, robotic FUE hair transplant is a new and exciting The procedure takes traditional FUE a step further, leveraging the power of advanced robotics and digital imaging technology to conduct surgical hair restoration procedures with greater speed, accuracy, and precision than ever before.

So what is robotic FUE, and is it a choice that makes sense for you? In this article, we examine what makes this new approach one of the most talked-about options for male and female hair loss treatment.

Setting Records. This year, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami became one of the first clinics in the country to extract more than 850 grafts per hour with the ARTAS System!

Robotic Hair Transplant in Miami

There are many reasons to love new robotic FUE technologies for hair transplant. Below are 5 of the biggest benefits, according to our staff and patients.

1. Greater consistency & accuracy. Guided by robotics and advanced digital imaging technology, the ARTAS harvests donor hair with greater consistency and accuracy compared to manual surgical transplant.

2. Minimally invasive. More accurate and consistent extraction means a more minimally invasive procedure overall. This promotes faster, fuller postoperative hair growth by reducing trauma to the scalp.

3. Virtually scar-free. Traditional micro grafting and strip harvesting transplant procedures are know to leave a linear scar that can be visible when hair is cut very short. With ARTAS, the FUE method of gathering donor hair leaves virtually no sign of extraction, giving most patients the ability to enjoy short hair with confidence.

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Following hair extraction, the donor area exhibits virtually no sign of scarring, even when hair is “buzzed” short.

4. Touch up previous procedures. Maybe you’ve had a hair transplant before, and you are not satisfied with the overall look or visibility of postoperative scarring. With the ARTAS’s advanced method of donor hair identification and extraction, surgeons can quickly camouflage existing scars to give you a youthful, more natural looking head of hair.

5. Faster recovery with a natural looking end result. Greater accuracy, more precision, less trauma, and a natural end result. View the image below for a glimpse at how the “hair transplant robot” produces a natural end result.

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ARTAS restores patient’s hairline with natural consistency, thickness, density, and undulation.

Robotic FUE in Miami

Learn more about robotic hair transplant procedures in Miami by contacting our Institute online. Readers are also invited to call our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

Editorial Note: The ARTAS® System was developed by Restoration Robotics. To learn more, visit Restoration Robotics on the Web.

Hair Loss Treatment Revolutionized by New Robotic Technologies

Hair-Loss-Treatment-Revolutionized-by-New-Robotic-TechnologiesThe ARTAS® System by Restoration Robotics™ has revolutionized the way male and female hair loss is treated. ARTAS is a “hair transplant robot” that enables surgeons to identify and extract donor hair for the procedure with micron-level precision, all while minimizing trauma to the scalp. Now, men and women who elect to have a surgical hair restoration procedure can enjoy beautiful results through a faster, more convenient, and less invasive treatment protocol.

Today, surgical hair restoration is soaring in popularity among men and women around the world. In the UK, surgeons reported hair transplant surgeries increased among women by about 82% in 2013 (i). On our side of the Atlantic, early 2014 was marked by a surge in facial hair transplants among young adult men (ii). Most recently, robotic FUE has taken the spotlight as one of the newest and most exciting achievements in hair loss treatment.

ARTAS® in the Media

The ARTAS® System continues to garner media attention as a clinically-validated hair loss treatment option that has both FDA approval and a well-documented record for success.

Wendy Lewis, President of Wendy Lewis & Co Ltd Global Aesthetics Consultancy, explores the new technology and positive publicity in recently published article titled Robotic Surgery Revolutionises the Treatment of Hair Loss. In the article, Ms. Lewis interviews the Hair Transplant Institute’s very own Dr. Paul Rose to get his take on the ARTAS® System, robotic FUE, and patient satisfaction with the new technology.

“In large part the robotic procedure is meeting patient expectations,” Dr. Rose explains (iii). “Patients are pleased with the healing of the wounds and the ability to wear their hair shorter than they might be able to with a strip harvest.”

ARTAS® Before and After Photos

As hair transplant surgery with the ARTAS® System grows in popularity, so too does the number of patients who report exceptional results. Pictured below is Vincent, an actual patient who elected to receive robotics-enhanced hair transplant surgery with the revolutionary new ARTAS® System.

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Vincent is not alone. Each day, a growing number of hair loss sufferers proactively request more information on viable treatment options to restore a beautiful, natural, and authentic head of hair. More than ever, men and women who suffer with hair loss have a wide variety of treatment options ranging from robotic FUE to non-surgical Minoxidil (Rogaine®) and low level laser therapy (LLLT) devices.

For more images, visit our main website to view our hair transplant before and after gallery.

Learn More About ARTAS® Robotic FUE in Miami

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we are a talented team that stands committed to delivering an unparalleled patient experience new technologies and the most effective hair loss treatments. We are proud to feature the ARTAS® System for FUE, and we welcome you to learn more.

Please contact our Institute online or call (305) 925-0222 to learn more.

Sources:

(i) “Women Go Bald Too.” Daily Mail. Accessed 25 October 2013.

(ii) “Hipsters Get Facial Hair Transplants.” NYPost.com. Accessed 22 April 2014.

(iii) “Robotic Surgery Revolutionises the Treatment of Hair Loss.” Prime Journal. Accessed 22 April 2014.

(iv) Image courtesy of original article at https://www.prime-journal.com/robotic-surgery-revolutionises-the-treatment-of-hair-loss/

New Method of Producing Stem Cells Falls Short

New Method of Producing Stem Cells Proves WrongEarlier this year, a team of Japanese scientists released studies that amazed the scientific community with a new method of producing stem cells. The new method claimed to have transformed ordinary cells into adult stem cells— cells capable of undergoing further transformation into any cell in the body. Researchers remained skeptical, however, as the new process involving a straight forward acid bath seemed overly simplistic and inherently flawed.

The study was originally published by a team of researchers from Boston and Japan in the scientific journal Nature. Following publication, however, leaders in the scientific community took issue with the images used as evidence in the study. Soon thereafter, specific elements of the Methods section of the papers received intense scrutiny, with many critics alleging issues of plagiarism.

Too Good to Be True: Scientists Withdraw Recent Stem Cell Findings

In a statement issued during a press conference with The Japan News, researcher Teruhiko Wakayama said, “I’m no longer sure that the articles are correct.” Mr. Wakayama is one of the first researchers to ever clone a mouse, making his endorsement-turned-retraction a shock to many. Elaborating on the study, Mr. Wakayama explained to news agency NHK World that he felt the experiments were correct, however the credibility of the data used as preconditions for the experiment had come into question.

Moreover, it’s important to note that the original studies involved cells from animal subjects, specifically mice. Even if successful, scientists face significant challenges when using the same methodology to achieve the same results in humans.

Proven Hair Loss Treatments

In the wake of these now compromised study results, it appears science is not any closer to a stem cell hair loss treatment. Fortunately, there are a number of hair loss treatment protocols that have been proven effective for men and women.

Non-surgical Hair Restoration

Non-surgical methods of hair restoration with a proven track record of success include:

Surgical Hair Restoration

Learn More About Hair Restoration in Miami

To learn more about the surgical and non-surgical methods of hair restoration available in Miami, contact the Hair Transplant Institute at (305) 925-0222.

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