Meet highly respected Hair restoration
Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Epstein
Since 1993, during his facial plastic surgery fellowship, Dr. Epstein has focused his aesthetic surgery practice on the treatment of hair loss in men and women. As a specialist in the field, Dr. Epstein is able to offer the full scope of medical and surgical therapies, all of which are described in this website for the Foundation for Hair Restoration.
Dr. Epstein has evaluated in consultation in person as well by webcam and photo reviews well over 100,000 with hair loss and other hair issues, and this includes more than 15,000 on whom he has performed hair procedures that include scalp and eyebrow and beard transplants, reparative procedures, and hairline lowering surgeries. These patients from all 50 United States and over 85 countries have put their trust in knowing that they will be treated with the best approaches, whether preventative or restorative.
Working with Dr. Epstein is his business partner of 9 years, fellow board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Bared. In addition, he works in consultation with his wife, European board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gorana Kuka Epstein who like Dr. Epstein is a Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University of Miami’s Philip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, as well as the Department of Otolaryngology. Dr. Kuka Epstein specializes in the evaluation and treatment of hair loss in women as well as the use of fat and other cell-based cutting-edge therapies for the treatment of hair loss, and who performs procedures in her Belgrade, Serbia office.
Dr. Jeffrey Epstein on His Approach to the Treatment of Hair Loss
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
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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.
MIAMI’S AND NYC’S RECOGNIZED MALE
HAIR TRANSPLANT EXPERT
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
How can Hair Transplantation help my hair loss?
Hair transplantation a an elective usually cosmetic but sometimes reconstructive surgical procedure that moves individual hair follicles from one part of the body, known as the donor site, to a different part of the bodyknown as the recipient site. Once moved, these transplanted hairs will continue to growIn most cases the recipient area is areas of hair loss or a receding hairline, but it can also be the eyebrows or. Similarly, in most cases the donor area is the scalp- usually the back and or sides where the hairs are typically genetically programmed to be permanent, but it can also be other areas of the body in what are called BHT or body hair transplants, such as the beard or chest. The result when transplanted into the scalp is a permanent, natural-appearing hair restoration.
Note that with today’s technology, the donor hairs must come from the same individual in order to assure that the hairs will not be rejected. These are typically painless procedures that take one day to perform, with recovery periods of one to seven days depending on the type of work performed. Each hair is transplanted in the form of a graft, consisting of one to four, most commonly two or three hairs, as per the natural grouping of hairs as they grow in the scalp.
The most common technique for hair transplantation is Follicular Unit Extraction or Excision (FUE), a technique for which Dr. Epstein and his team of assistants and fellow doctors are recognized for their expertise in achieving the highest rates of regrowth (typically 90% or greater) with minimal donor site scarring. This expertise is reflected in not just the consistent results, but also in the popularity of Dr. Epstein’s and Dr. Kuka Epstein’s FoundHair training course, which trains hair transplant surgeons in the use of several of the most sophisticated FUE systems including the WAW-oscillating system with hybrid blunt punch (developed by a Belgian colleague) and the Trivellini oscillating system also with a hybrid punch (developed by a Paraguayan colleague), as well how to achieve aesthetic-appearing results. The other much less common technique is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT, also known as the “strip” technique) which is still occasionally performed in women primarily.
To learn more or to have a consultation, please complete the contact form.
How do hairs get transplanted?
We are able to transplant hundreds to as many as 2,5000 grafts (each graft typically contains just over two hairs) in a single, typically painless procedure lasting three to as many as 10 hours. Larger procedures or those performed using a no-shave FUE approach will sometimes require a second day of surgery. Each procedure is performed in our accredited Miami office, procedure suite that helps assure a sterile, safe, comfortable experience. Because it is accredited as a surgical facility, we are able to provide if desired twilight sedation for the procedure administered by our anesthetist, although most patients choose oral sedation to go along with local anesthesia for their procedure. The all full-time team of assistants who work with the doctor include three Nurse Practitioners, two Registered Nurses, and additional hair technicians who average more than 13 years working with Dr. Epstein and the Foundation..
Procedure: Hairline Advancement
Procedure details: At just one day after an FUE procedure, when performed properly, healing has already begun.
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
After the procedure, patients leave our office without any bandage, if desired wearing a baseball cap, with most able to return to work and most regular activities two to three days later, although for discreteness our patients may want to take five to seven days out of the public eye. With the no-shave FUEpatients are typically presentable the next day. Resumption of full exercise is permitted on the sixth day. The transplanted hairs typically fall off at two weeks, leaving the patient looking essentially unchanged from before surgery, then start to regrow four months later. Occasionally patients will return a year or two later for further filling in to achieve greater density or a wider area of coverage, but in others a subsequent procedure is only performed years later if there has been more hair loss. Because in most cases hair loss is progressive for the rest of an individual’s lifetime, our patients are advised on preventative therapies that may include laser light, finasteride and or minoxidil either orally or topically, PRP (platelet rich plasma), and other therapies as they become available. Our patients tend to be well-informed prior to choosing a surgeon. By consulting with us, 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. Going through this website, viewing some of the thousands of before and after photos in our gallery, then having a consultation in person in our office, virtually by webcam, or through a review of your photos will allow you to develop the confidence in your decision. We are here to help you with this entire process
The next step
While a personal consultation with Dr. Epstein in Miami or NYC, or Dr. Bared in Miami or Tampa, or Dr. Kuka Epstein (in consultation with Dr. Epstein) who has particular expertise in women’s hair loss) in Miami can work, we are also able to fully plan your entire procedure and other treatments through a virtual consultation with the doctor, or through a review of your photos. 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.
Hair Restoration Prices
Hair restoration prices can vary dramatically. One patient may require fewer than 1,000 grafts while another may require more than 4,000 grafts transplanted over two or more sessions. Without a one-on-one consultation with the particular patient, quotes for hair restoration prices can be misleading.
You can, however, get an idea of average hair restoration prices by looking at statistics. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the national average surgeon fee for hair restoration in 2005 was $4,755. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) quoted a slightly higher surgeon fee of $5,033 for hair transplantation in 2005. It’s important to note that these are surgeon fees only and do not include additional expenses such as those for the facility, the anesthesiologist and so on.
If you have any questions about the Foundation or our Miami hair transplant clinic, or about hair transplants, follicular unit grafts, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.