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 1994. We are proud to acknowledge that more than 13,000 patients from all 50 United States and over 80 countries have trusted Dr. Jeffrey Epstein and his team that include 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.
Aesthetic FUE results as demonstrated in this patient after 1700 FUE grafts.
One day after a no-shave FUE procedure of 1700 grafts. With the no-shave, patients are fully presentable the very next day.
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 procedure 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, but they can also be the beard or eyebrows, or areas of scalp scarring. By taking hairs from the back of the head (or if indicated, from other parts of the body, in what are called BHT or body hair transplants, such as the beard or chest) 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. Most grafts contain 2 or 3 hairs, but others contain 1 hair for along the hairline, or 4 hairs, as per the natural grouping of hairs as they grow in the scalp.
The two most commonly performed technique for hair transplantation is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) in which Dr. Epstein and his team are recognized for their expertise in using several of the most modern systems that include our own E-Fue system as well as the WAW-oscillating system with hybrid blunt punch (developed in Belgium by Dr. Epstein’s colleague), that minimize graft transection to less than 4% while allowing for the use of the smallest possible punches to minimize donor site scarring while maximizing regrowth. The other technique is Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG; also known as the Strip Method), much less common due to the absence of any linear donor site scar with the FUE. 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 his team 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 team of assistants who work with the doctor include two Nurse Practitioners and two RNs, and they average 12 years working with Dr. Epstein and the Foundation. 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.
Procedure details: At just one day after an FUE procedure, when performed properly, healing has already begun.
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 five to seven days off. For the no-shave FUE, many patients are presentable the very next day. 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®, PRP (platelet rich plasman), and minoxidil/Rogaine®.
Our patients tend to be well-informed, doing their homework before choosing a surgeon. By consulting with Dr. Epstein, you can be assured of learning about all the treatment options, in a professional, confidential environment. Confidence comes from our commitment to achieving the very finest results. 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 Tampa, 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.