Thanks for visiting the Foundation for Hair Restoration and taking the first step towards learning about our commitment to providing the very finest in hair restoration since 1993. We are proud to acknowledge that more than 11,000 patients from all 50 United States and over 80 countries have trusted Dr. Jeffrey Epstein and his team that included board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Bared and board certified European plastic surgeon Dr. Gorana Kuka with their care. We are excited that you have chosen to learn about the work being done for individuals like yourself by the Foundation for Hair Restoration, and to see just how good your hair can look.
Learn more about hair transplants in the links below.
- Hair Transplants
- Surgical Hair Replacement Process
- Receding Hairlines
- Bald Spot Treatment
- African American Hair Treatment
- Procedures for Women
- Tissue Expansion
- Facial Hair Transplants
- Eyebrow Transplants
- Read About the Procedures
How Can Hair Transplantation Help My Hair Loss?
For those unfamiliar with hair transplantation, it is a surgical technique that involves moving individual hair follicles from one part of the body, known as the donor site, to a different part of the body, known as the recipient site. In many cases, the recipient sites are the bald or balding spots. By taking hairs from the back of the head (or if indicated, from other parts of the body) from areas that are not susceptible to going bald, and transplanting those hairs into bald or other desired areas, a permanent and natural-appearing full head of hair can be attained using the individual’s own hairs. The hair follicles that have been harvested, called grafts, can be transplanted in a session of one or more procedures, virtually painlessly, into the recipient area(s) of choice.
The two most commonly performed techniques for hair transplantation are Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) which is the most popular technique chosen and in which Dr. Epstein and his team are recognized for their expertise in using both NeoGraft® as well as their custom-designed E-Fue System, and Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG; also known as the Strip Method). Click the links on each technique to read more about the details of each, or contact us via email by completing the contact form.
How Does Dr. Epstein and the FHR Transplant the Hair?
Dr. Epstein and the few other select surgeons at the FHR are capable of transplanting several hundred to as many as 4,000 grafts in a single, virtually painless procedure lasting three to as long as 10 hours. The procedure is performed in the office, in a sterile and safe yet comfortable environment. The Foundation has one of the only hair restoration practices that utilize fully accredited procedure/ operating rooms, assuring patients of the safest and most fully sterile procedure. The majority of patients choose to have the procedure performed under local anesthesia with a mild sedative, but because the procedure rooms are certified, twilight intravenous sedation can be offered.
After the procedure, patients leave our office wearing just a baseball cap or bandana, with most patients able to return to work and most regular activities several days later, although for discreteness, we advise taking seven to eight days off. Full exercise is permitted on the sixth day. The transplanted hairs typically fall off after several weeks, leaving the patient looking essentially unchanged from before surgery, then start to regrow four months later, then continuing to grow for a lifetime. Occasionally patients will return a year or two later for further filling in, but in others a subsequent procedure is only performed years later after there has been more hair loss in the future. Because in most cases hair loss is progressive for the rest of an individual’s lifetime, our surgeons plan for this future hair loss, making the results of the hair transplant look good today, as well as in the years to come. We also will recommend medical therapy for addressing the hair loss process, which include laser light therapy (which, given its absence of any side effects is quite popular), finasteride/Propecia®, and minoxidil/Rogaine®.
Our patients tend to be well-informed, doing their homework before choosing a surgeon. By consulting with the FHR, one can be assured of learning about all the treatment options, in a professional, confidential environment, from some of the very top hair restoration surgeons who are also board certified facial plastic surgeons, who specialize in and teach others about hair restoration, and who are recognized by the media for their expertise. Confidence comes from the FHR surgeons’ commitment to achieving the finest image enhancement. As expressed in the Foundation’s mission statement: they choose to get it done right the first time.
Your visit to our web site is a great learning experience – providing you with the opportunity to learn about the work being done for individuals like yourself, by the Foundation for Hair Restoration, and to see just how good you can look. Read more about the hair replacement process from start to finish or view some of the thousands of hair restoration photos in our gallery.
Take the First Step to Treating Hair Loss
It is important that our patients consult with Dr. Epstein before deciding if a hair restoration procedure is the best option for treatment. While a personal consultation with Dr. Epstein in Miami or NYC, or Dr. Bared in Miami, or Dr. Kuka (in consultation with Dr. Epstein who has particular expertise in women’s hair loss) in Miami or NYC is usually best, we are able to plan your entire procedure without a personal visit ahead of time, but rather through a virtual consultation that includes an evaluation of your photos and if desired a webcam consultation with the doctor. Please complete the contact form or you can contact the office directly [email protected] or call our office 305-666-1774 or 212-759-3484. We look forward to helping you.