Hair Restoration Miami: Introduction to automated techniques
Starting at 40 or 50 years old, almost half of all men - and a significant number of women - are affected by hair loss. A good part of this hair loss is hereditary. However, other factors also play an important role in hair loss.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery we have focused on the restoration of hair Miami, so that all those who suffer from baldness, can eradicate this problem that affects both the appearance and therefore, often also in the confidence of the individual.
In our clinic, our specialists use modern hair restoration techniques. In this article, we will be mentioning the different methods of hair restoration Miami, as well as who are the ideal candidates to undergo these treatments, the costs, the benefits, the risks and much more. It is in our interest that you are well informed and confident that Jolie Plastic Surgery always prioritizes the well-being of its patients.
Understanding how alopecia occurs
Alopecia is the disease by which abnormal hair loss occurs. Among the different types of alopecia we find that the most common is androgenic alopecia, but we almost always use the synonym for baldness. This disease not only affects the scalp. Other areas of the skin can also be affected, such as eyelashes, eyebrows, armpits, the genital region, and the beard.
Alopecia can be classified in different ways, but the most frequent form is baldness, and it can be said to affect mainly males, and it is less frequent in women.
The causes of alopecia can be: genetic, by medications, infections, skin diseases, traumatisms, nutritional deficiencies, and stress.
This "Norwood" Classification describes male baldness in seven levels.
Type1- Scarce hair or receding hair on the front
Type 2- Hair loss where the entries are drawn.
Type 3- Hair loss in the entire area of the crown. It is the minimum level to consider baldness.
Type 4- The hairless area of the crown is enlarged
Type 5- The areas of the crown and forehead seen from above, will form a horseshoe with thin hair (None)
Type 6- A widening of the hairless area occurs.
Type 7 - At this stage, only hair is left in a thin area to the sides of the head that reach to the back of the head.
In 1977 Ludwig published a scale derived from the classification "Norwood" in three stages. This time this scale is to describe the characteristics of alopecia in women because this description occurs less in men and more in females.
The Ludwig Scale presents three stages:
- I: At this stage, the first signs of capillary fall are noted, little noticeable in the central line and can be called as soft.
- II: In this stage, the weakening of the hair increases, so we see finer hair and the area devoid of hair is increasing, occupying the crown area. This stage can be said to be moderate.
- III: In this phase, the baldness has expanded in almost all the upper area, is very notorious. This is the last phase and it is qualified as extensive.
This type of alopecia usually affects women, but there is also a small percentage of men who suffer from alopecia; similarly, there are also women who suffer from male-type alopecia but on a smaller scale.
Benefits of Hair Restoration
Hair transplantation offers many benefits, including:
Hair transplantation produces permanent results. Once the series of transplant procedures have been performed, there is no need for additional surgeries.
The transplant restores a young, natural-looking appearance while creating positive psychological effects, including an increase in confidence.
Hair restoration surgery is less expensive compared to other treatments for hair loss.
Candidates for Hair Restoration Miami
If you are interested in getting a hair transplant and do not know if it is an ideal candidate, consider the following points:
- You must have an adequate density of healthy hair for a donor area. For patients with large areas of baldness, hair transplantation can be combined with other surgical procedures to produce optimal results.
- The process of hair transplantation is long and often requires several sessions spaced within one or two years.
- Patients should not resume their normal activities for several days after a transplant procedure.
- Patients may suffer minor discomfort, bruising and swelling.
- Some patients may experience numbness around the donor areas or at the recipient site, but this usually goes away after two or three months.
- Patients should have realistic expectations about the nature and extent of the growth of transplanted hair. The individual characteristics of the hair, such as thick, wavy and others, can affect the density and overall appearance of the transplanted hairs.
Hair Restoration Techniques
Everyday science evolves and this brings as a consequence that new methods and innovative techniques appear in all fields of life. The world of cosmetology is not far behind. A few years ago they practiced a few methods for hair restoration, today in addition to different techniques, there are doctors who are specialized in that field and also develop more efficient methods and with fewer risks of unwanted effects.
Here are some of the most popular techniques currently used by prestigious surgeons nationally and globally. Jolie Plastic Surgery also develops these techniques with highly qualified doctors.
Fuss Hair Transplant (Follicular Until Strip Surgery)
This type of hair transplant is known as a strip technique. A strip of hair is extracted from the populated area of the head. And then the follicular units are extracted manually. This procedure is a slow recovery and can leave scars where the strip of hair was removed.
Fue Hair Transplant (Follicular Until Extraction)
This hair transplant procedure is a revolutionary method that uses an automated system (Neograft FUE). With this technique, the follicular unit is extracted and then the desired area is grafted. Thanks to technology, we have this procedure, which is less annoying, does not leave scars and recovery is shorter.
Fue vs Fut Strip Method
Donor area and scar formation
In the restoration of hair through strip removal, doctors take strips of tissue from the back of the head and place them in the desired place, while with FUE, (follicular extraction), doctors take the units follicles that have one to four hairs instead of whole strips, and transplanted to the desert place of hair on the head. In the restoration of hair by removing strips, a scar remains, while using the other technique, it is very unlikely that there will be any trace of any procedure being done.
When the FUE technique is used for a hair restoration, instead of the stripping method, there is a greater chance of damaging the grafts. This can result in hair growth being deficient or less than expected.
On the contrary, with the extraction of the strip, there is generally a greater amount of surrounding tissue and fat. This reduces the possibility of dehydration and allows better maneuvering of the grafts during placement and, therefore, graft survival is more frequent and better achieved.
A number of grafts per session
In general, most doctors who perform hair transplants can not do as many grafts in a single session as pulling the strip. With the extraction of the strip, sessions of 2000-3000 injections are very common and are used more frequently than 4000 injections. However, there are exceptions and some physicians, who perform FUE routinely, report that the number of injections is similar to more than 2000.
With the technique of hair restoration (FUE) The specialist has to be able to work manually aligned, find the proper depth and adjust the extraction well taking into account the direction of the hair.
FUE can be a tedious process for the patient and the doctor, both of whom may experience fatigue. This can limit the number of grafts that can be harvested in a single session.
Each procedure of hair restoration Miami has advantages and disadvantages. In a cost-benefit relation, stripping seems to provide the most cost-effective procedure. FUE can be the ideal option to camouflage strip scars and give a more natural look at the end of the procedure.
The cost of FUE is usually significantly higher than that of graft strip extraction. The costs can exceed twice the price of pulling the strip.
FUE can be very useful for harvesting body hair. In such situations, most follicular units are individual hairs.
A small number of grafts
When small numbers of grafts are needed, FUE is the best option for a hair restoration. In addition, this procedure of capillary restoration is ideal for patients who do not want to have a linear scar, or who want to get rid of it, or simply that they are looking for a small procedure.
FUE into scars
The FUE technique can be used to try to camouflage the linear scars that occur when we extract a strip of hair.
The FUE transplant is an excellent technique to treat bald spots. The hair of the scalp is taken through the transplant of the follicular unit of a traditional strip or the extraction technique of the follicular unit. The technique of the hair strip leaves a linear scar, while the other treatment does not.
Some surgeons suggest that the combination of the 2 methods: Extraction of strips and the other procedure of hair restoration FUE, would be the best for the patient and would benefit with the 2 techniques and the best of each of them.
Some surgeons prefer FUE because they feel that their patients experience less pain and there is a shorter recovery time.
Bleeding occurs with both techniques, but more significant bleeding occurs with the removal of the strip. Bleeding is not considered a complication with the strip extraction procedure.
Automated hair Transplant with Neograft
Neograft is the implantation machine that provides the best and most natural results in hair restoration. Neograft uses the FUE technique but through the pneumatic controls and the pressure is that the hair follicles are extracted and then transplanted to the areas on the scalp that need to be treated.
While it is important to highlight the success of Neograft, it is essential to say that without a highly qualified specialist to use this machine, the results would never be the same.
Best hair restoration specialists at Jolie Plastic Surgery.
When people come to Jolie Plastic Surgery and ask for a doctor to get a hair restoration Miami, we always suggest that before deciding to investigate the history of the specialist.
Here we provide all the necessary information. It is recommended that you look for the completed studies, the number of surgeries that the doctor has performed. They can see images of before and after other hair restoration procedures that he has done.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery we are very careful and believe that from the beginning trust between doctor and patient is the main thing. From the first consultation, we make a deep assessment of hair loss, of which is the best technique to restore it and why it is happening.
In addition, for us, the concerns of patients are our priority if you have any questions or feel uncomfortable at some point of the procedure we will be 100% and more pending.
The average cost of hair restoration
The cost of a hair restoration Miami will depend on many factors: the technique used to make the hair transplant, the geographical area where the clinic is located, the specialist's fees ... among others.
But if we wanted to take an approximate, we would say that an average cost would be $ 7000. This number is taken taking into account that generally, the graft price is from $ 8 to $ 10.
In Jolie Plastic Surgery the price includes:
- Costs of the surgical facility
- Lab tests
- Recipes for medications
- Surgeon's fees
Jolie Plastic Surgery has financing plans with which you can benefit. You can apply for Care Credit and if approved you will not have to pay for the surgery in one fee. We also have the "Lay Away Plan" with a minimum deposit of $ 500 and monthly payments with 0% interest.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Restoration Miami
The great part of hair transplantation is a permanent solution for hair loss. After your hair transplant procedure, we recommend a combination of laser hair therapy, Propecia, and Rogaine to help solidify the transplanted hair follicles and help decrease hair loss from follicles that were not transplanted. Talk with your doctor about your recommendations for hair care after transplant.
How is hair growth after a hair restoration? I'm in the sixth month and I see a little bit of hair birth, but little to my liking.
There are several phases of hair growth
Inactive period (0-4 months): Usually, hair growth is not observed at this time.
Emerging period (4-8 months): the new hair appears gradually. For most patients, 80% of the hairs emerge at 8 months. The hairs of the crown may be the slowest to appear.
Maturation (8-12 months): the new hairs thicken.
The back of the head has a shaved part for the donated hair, and the front and top have small scabs and swelling, and they are quite obvious for about 4-5 days.
Between one week and ten days after the hair restoration surgery, a patient may be away from home, and no one should notice much; however, people who know you well will notice a difference in haircut if you shave or cut your back.
For important events such as large meetings, weddings, leave a month apart to be sure.
A person is a good candidate for a hair transplant when they have a stable supply of donor's hair that is suitable to cover current and future areas of hair loss. Since it is very difficult to assess the long-term stability of the donor's hair and the magnitude of future hair loss when patients are very small, it is best to wait to undergo a hair restoration until at least 25 years.
People who are good candidates are also realistic. A hair restoration should not be used to restore a teen hairline, but to restore a normal hairline for adults, so that the procedure looks good in the long term.
Hair transplants can restore only a few points of the head or a completely bald crown. Therefore, the donor's harvest can vary from a few hundred grafts to several thousand, depending on the patient's need. The cost also varies by surgeon and technique. Generally, in Jolie, the prices can range between $ 8 and 10 per graft.
Theoretically yes, but practically NO. Like any other organ transplant, hair follicles can be transplanted from another person. But like other organ transplant operations, patients must use lifelong immunosuppressive drugs. Therefore, this means that it is practically not possible.
Hair transplants are very safe procedures with few side effects. Common side effects are swelling, mild discomfort, numbness, itching and local swelling. However, they are not severe and are temporary. Very rarely a patient can experience shock loss, but this is temporary and the hair will grow back in 3-6 months.
You can start practicing complete exercises 6-7 days after the hair transplant procedure with the FUE technique.
With a strip procedure, most surgeons recommend two weeks after surgery. If you feel pain in the incision during exercise, you may be stretching the incision. In that case, you should decrease any activity that causes pain, straining sensation or pain. At four weeks all activities can be performed.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery we advise No chemicals for 5-6 weeks.
From the second to the tenth day: use a mild shampoo (baby) with the least amount of additives so that the fresh transplant sites do not get irritated.
After 2-3 weeks, you can reuse your common shampoo.
We advise our patients to take any hair dye 2 weeks BEFORE their transplant, and usually not again for 5 to 6 weeks after the transplant. At that time, the transplanted hairs will be in their "resting stage" before starting to grow in the third or fourth month.
You should avoid using a hair dryer in the hottest position for 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, since your touch and temperature sensation may be numb for a long time after the transplant.
You should avoid combing, brushing or brushing your hair (even with the cold setting) until the small scabs and scales have gone away by themselves.