Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUE is the technique used most often by Dr. Epstein, where he utilizes his custom-designed E-Fue system as well as the WAW system from Europe and the Trivellini system from South America to optimize hair growth while minimizing scarring. These advanced FUE systems utilize an oscillating movement with “hybrid” punches that significantly reduce hair transection from conventional FUE systems, allowing the use of smaller punches that still produce intact beautiful grafts.
With FUE, the patient is able to shave his/her head in the future without worrying about any linear donor site scar. The transplanted hairs are placed into aesthetically designed recipient sites in the scalp (or beard or eyebrows) made by Dr. Epstein to assure optimal hair growth direction, pattern, and angulation. This is the artistic part of the procedure, and it is the design of natural appearing hairlines for which Dr. Epstein is recognized.
FUE is an essentially painless procedure, usually performed under oral sedation and local anesthesia but, if desired, twilight sedation is available.
Some patients seek Dr. Epstein for revision work to correct a prior hair transplant that left scarring or an unnatural appearance. Most commonly this work involves the technique of FUE removal with re-transplanting of unaesthetic transplanted hairs, along with additional hair grafting, usually by the FUE technique. In cases where there is a low supply of scalp donor hairs due to scarring and/or over-harvesting, hairs from the beard or other body areas can be utilized. In cases of extensive scarring, Dr. Epstein may opt to employ other techniques such as hairline advancement with partial or complete hairline excision, and endoscopic ridge reduction.
With this refined modification of FUE, only the donor hairs are trimmed leaving all the other hairs in the donor area their full length. This allows our patients to be fully presentable the very next day without any signs of having had a procedure.
A True Expert in the Hair Field
For close to three decades, Dr. Epstein has been developing a reputation as one of the most respected leaders in the hair restoration surgery field, attracting patients from all 50 United States and over 80 countries. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Epstein’s Key Accomplishments:
- Over 19,000 hair procedures, 25% of them reparative
- Expert in FUE, using the most advanced harvesting systems
- Featuring no-shave FUE, allowing patients to be presentable the next day
- Use of BHT (body hair transplants) for scalp restoration
- Frequent lecturer at scientific conferences
- Author of numerous textbook chapters and journal articles
- Director of the highly respected FoundHair training course
- Voluntary Assistant Professor, University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology and Philip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
In the field of hair restoration, Dr. Epstein is at the forefront incorporating his aesthetic surgery background with his hair transplantation techniques, including FUE, to create natural-appearing hairlines, restore eyebrows and beards, and repair the results from prior hair procedures. Dr. Epstein personally performs all aesthetic steps of the procedure, including the designing of the restoration and the making of the recipient sites. All procedures take place in his Miami surgical facility, supported by a team of compassionate and qualified full-time assistants that include two nurse practitioners and other professionals.
Body Hair Transplants (BHT)
Is Dr. Epstein for You?
To learn more, or to schedule a consultation in Miami or virtually, call 305.666.1774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill out the form below to reach Dr. Epstein’s assistants Roxy or Dannette.
Sunset Professional Building
6280 Sunset Dr #504, Miami FL 33143
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