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.