Dr. Bernard Nusbaum, Miami hair transplant surgeon, was recently awarded the 2015 Golden Follicle by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). Dr. Nusbaum is the second surgeon to receive the prestigious award at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, making it the first clinic in the world to be home to two Golden Follicle Award winners.
Annually, the ISHRS uses the Golden Follicle Award to recognize select surgeons who have made an outstanding and significant clinical contribution to the field of hair restoration surgery.
Dr. Nusbaum has performed over 10,000 individual hair transplant procedures over the past 2 decades. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, and he is Past President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Nusbaum works alongside 2008 Golden Follicle Award winner Dr. Paul Rose at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, where patients receive most advanced hair loss evaluation methodologies, along with leading surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
In 2012, the Institute became 1 of the first 13 clinics in the world to offer the ARTAS by Restoration Robotics. This advanced hair transplant robotics technology enables physicians to conduct follicular unit extraction (FUE) with greater accuracy, precision, and consistency. Afterwards, the patient's hair grafts are transplanted in a manner that best replicates natural hair lines, volume, and thickness.
In 2015, Drs. Nusbaum and Rose developed Mosaic Hair Restoration to further enhance patient outcomes. Whereas other surgeons transplant donor hair in semi-standardized clusters of 2-3 follicular units, Drs. Nusbaum and Rose have developed the Mosaic Hair Restoration procedure to provide a more natural outcome that better mimics the patient's natural hair.
"We have observed that follicular units naturally occur in an arrangement consisting of unique percentages of one, two, and three hair follicular units," explains Dr. Nusbaum. "In other words, a unique pattern for each individual. Our novel procedure consists of designing the recipient area in this individualized manner, different for each patient, mimicking their unique follicular unit arrangement pattern."