National Selfie Day, celebrated on June 21, is a great time to snap some new pics of yourself, try out a new filter, etc. While it’s a somewhat new holiday, the first selfie is actually older than you think. [Read more…] about National Selfie Day: Happy Clients, Testimonials, & Pics
Some of the most common questions we get about the hair restoration process and the ARTAS® robot focus on donor hair and the donor hair site. So, does donor hair grow back? Yes, it can. [Read more…] about Does Donor Hair Grow Back?
How Do You Make Your Hair Grow Faster?
Everybody is different, and post-ARTAS® transplant procedure, hair regrowth does not involve any serious shortcuts. Harsh hair care products definitely won’t help you grow your hair faster. Hair treatment products containing sulfates should be avoided as they are harsh on your scalp and hair alike. Even cheaper and lower quality shampoos often utilize sulfates so make sure you read [Read more…] about Post-Treatment Hair Growth Expectations
You’ve had a hair restoration procedure here at RHRLI, the grafts have healed, and now you’re waiting to see results. It’s perfectly normal for the hairs in the transplanted follicles to fall out and go dormant for up to two months as part of the healing process. New hairs will then form in those follicles and appear on the scalp within three to four months. [Read more…] about Can I Make My Hair Grow Faster Post Treatment?
Modern life is hectic and stressful. Sleep deficits are far too common as we try to get everything done. Doctors have been sounding warnings about how lack of sleep affects health, but does that include hair growth?
Can Lack of Sleep Cause Hair to Fall Out?
The short answer is yes, but it’s complicated. A lack of sleep can lower your hormone levels. While you’re sleeping, your body is producing human growth hormone. If you aren’t sleeping enough to have full sleep cycles or your sleep cycles are getting interrupted causing you to wake up throughout the night, then you might not be producing enough human growth hormones. A lack of sleep can also create stress on your body which increases your chance of telogen effluvium, a significant, albeit potentially temporary, loss of hair on your scalp.
Does Anesthesia Make You Lose Hair?
While some doctors believe there might be a link, the correlation does not prove causation and only a limited amount of research has been done regarding this issue. Anesthesia can slow down cellular division which can adversely affect your hair follicles. This has the potential to also cause telogen effluvium, which again is potentially temporary hair loss though it could still be significant.
The surgery you’re under anesthesia for may have a stronger correlation to potential hair loss. While your body is in a more relaxed state during the surgery under anesthesia, depending on the length and severity of the recovery time, your body and mind may be under significantly heightened levels of stress which could accelerate the risk of hair loss.
Is Sleep Important for Hair Growth?
Let’s move away from the negative and focus on the positive! Proper sleep is important for your hair. Beyond affecting your ability to produce adequate amounts of human growth hormone, sleeping helps with your production of melatonin which has been linked to hair growth.
Can Sleep Apnea Cause Thinning Hair?
Sleep apnea can cause thinning hair, yes. The reasoning is very similar to how a lack of sleep can hair loss as it affects hormone levels. A study was done specifically on how sleep apnea affects hair loss and thinning in men and the results were interesting. While the study showed that sleep apnea had a negligible effect on men that weren’t predisposed to male pattern baldness, it did show that those who were predisposed were highly likely to suffer from hair thinning or loss correlated to the sleep apnea.
Are You Worried About Thinning Hair? Contact Us!
Concerned you may be showing signs of male pattern baldness? Experiencing troubling hair loss and unsure why? Your questions and concerns can be addressed in a free consultation. AT RHRLI, our state-of-the-art facility uses the ARTAS® robot for precise results and faster healing.
You can visit us at our Long Island location in Jericho or at our midtown Manhattan office. Contact us today.
If you’re like many taxpayers expecting a refund after you file your 2019 taxes, you’ve got a few choices about what to do with your potential income tax refund. Many of our clients use their tax refund check for their ARTAS® hair restoration procedure. [Read more…] about Use Your Tax Refund to Pay For Hair Restoration
Many issues can cause hair loss, from genetics and hormones to medication to tight hair styles. We’ve already examined the impact of hats on hair loss, but what about helmets? [Read more…] about Helmets, Ball Caps and Hair Loss
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss, but it can come in many forms. The most common form of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, which is more commonly known as male (or female) pattern baldness. Another very common form of hair loss is traction alopecia, which means hair loss as a result of tight hairstyles that pull on the scalp. Traction alopecia is reversible if it doesn’t go on too long, but it can become permanent if the signs are neglected or ignored. [Read more…] about Facts About Traction Alopecia
As the name implies, androgenetic alopecia, the medical name for male (or female) pattern baldness, has a genetic component. So do Asian people have a greater or lesser risk of hair loss as a result? [Read more…] about Androgenetic Alopecia in Asian People