From Bad to Beautiful: Correcting a Bad Hair Transplant

A “bad hair transplant” may result of poor technique, lack of planning, or even an outdated transplant procedure. No matter what the cause, the end-result is typically unnatural in appearance and may cause a great deal of stress, anxiety, and discomfort on a very personal level. Patients who have received a bad hair transplant are in luck, however. Today, there are a variety of high-precision surgical procedures that will effectively reverse the signs of a sub-par restoration procedure. From masking the “pluggy” appearance of large hair grafts to hiding the linear scar of the donor area, these techniques are designed to create a natural-looking head of hair in which you can be comfortable and proud. Visit the Miami Hair Blog, and learn how your hair transplant can go from “bad” to “beautiful” in just a few visits to our Institute.


Hairlines and Heart Health: Is Hair Loss a Sign of Heart Disease?

Physicians now warn patients to be increasingly wary of the signs of aging. The notion that people “look old because they’re getting old” is misguided, and a new study conducted by the University of Copenhagen in Denmark has found several ties between visible signs of aging and heart disease.

The new findings were presented to more than 17,000 health professionals at Scientific Sessions 2012, the American Heart Association’s largest gathering of scientists and healthcare professionals devoted to the study of cardiovascular health. Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen, senior study author for the University’s research initiative, warns that the study “shows that aging signs may mark poor cardiovascular health and therefore validates the prognostic importance of a very simple clinical exam,” (i).

Traction Alopecia: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Traction alopecia is a specific type of hair loss that results when tension is applied to hair for a prolonged period of time. In this way, traction alopecia differs from other types of hair loss in that it is behavioral. The progression of traction alopecia may be exacerbated by the affected individual, with areas of thinning or balding becoming more pronounced as hair is pulled, twisted, excessively styled, or otherwise abused over time.