Hair FAQs

Hair Loss Questions

How common is hair loss?

It is normal to lose between 50 to 150 individual hairs per day. This loss is compensated by newly growing hairs, so that the overall fullness of your hair is not noticeably affected. However, if the hair follicle is damaged or thinned, the re-growth may occur at a slower rate or not occur at all.

All men will experience gradual hair loss of varying degrees as they age. Women also may experience hair loss, even though they rarely go completely bald.

Can I do anything to stop and reverse male pattern or female pattern baldness?

Male and female pattern hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia, is caused by your genetic predisposition. This means that there are no DIY solutions to slow down its progression - reducing stress, changing the washing frequency, and going “all natural” with shampoos won’t help.

However, there are professional treatments that can help to restore your hair. At the Miami Skin Clinic, we successfully treat androgenetic alopecia with PRP therapy and FUE hair transplants.

Hair Transplant Questions

Who is a good candidate for hair transplantation?

The perfect candidate for a FUE hair transplant has enough healthy hair at the back and on the sides of the head - these areas will be used as donor sites. In addition, it is often better to get a hair transplant before you are fully bald, so that the existing hair can help to camouflage the early stages of the restoration.

How long does a FUE hair transplant take?

A FUE hair transplant treatment can take between 4 and 10 hours, depending on the size of the target area and the number of grafts to be transplanted. For example, a large transplant requiring 3,000 grafts will need around 4 hours for follicle collection and another 4 hours for follicle implantation.

Will I have to shave my head?

Yes, Dr. Craft would need to shave the donor area in order to properly harvest the necessary hair follicles. For smaller grafts, he might be able to use several smaller donor sites that can be disguised with the remaining hair.

Is a FUE hair transplant permanent?

Yes, the FUE hair transplant procedure delivers permanent, natural-looking results. Once the hair follicles are placed around the thinning areas of the scalp, they begin receiving nutrients through the bloodstream and continue to grow for the rest of your life. This means that with an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Craft and the right aftercare, your FUE hair transplant will last you a lifetime.

How can I prepare for the FUE procedure?

Before the scheduled hair transplant procedure, avoid cutting or shaving your hair for at least two weeks. In addition, do not drink any alcohol during the three days leading to your surgery.

Will I be able to enjoy physical activities with my new hair?

Absolutely! You will be able to participate in any of your usual activities as soon as in 5 to 7 days after the procedure. Your newly-transplanted hair is permanent and can be cut, washed, and dyed.

What are the risks associated with a FUE hair transplant?

Immediately after the surgery, you may experience redness and swelling in the donor area; this should subside after several days. Other potential risks include infection of the hair follicles and an unnaturally-looking outcome. Luckily, these risks can often be avoided by choosing a reliable plastic surgeon like Dr. Craft.

PRP Hair Treatment Questions

What is PRP?

PRP stands for “Platelet-Rich Plasma” - blood plasma that contains 3-5 times more platelets than normal blood circulating around your body. In addition to the platelets, PRP contains growth factors and other proteins that can speed up wound healing and promote hair growth.

How does PRP work?

Dr. Craft can administer PRP injections to stimulate the growth of hair follicles, thus reversing thinning hair often associated with androgenetic alopecia.

What are the benefits of treatment with PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma is a less invasive and more affordable way to stimulate hair growth as opposed to the hair transplant surgery. It is commonly recommended for people at earlier stages of alopecia.

What is the PRP treatment schedule?

At the Miami Hair Clinic, we often administer 4 to 6 PRP treatment sessions at 4-week intervals. Once the desired results are achieved, you would be asked to come back every 6 months for maintenance treatments.