Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system misinterprets another part of the body as the enemy and attacks it. The thyroid is part of the endocrine system. This small gland in the neck controls how your body uses energy, which has profound effects on the entire body. The thyroid even affects how your heart beats. [Read more…] about Why Does Graves’ Disease Cause Hair Loss?
Hair Loss in Men
Someone could be experiencing hair loss for one of many reasons. Factors such as stress, a hormonal imbalance, or genetics can all be factors in an individual’s hair loss or thinning. [Read more…] about Is Homeopathy Effective For Hair Loss?
Hair loss of any kind can be stressful, but seasonal hair loss usually is not a serious problem. However, the term “seasonal hair loss” is more complex than you may assume, so let’s unpack what that can actually mean. [Read more…] about Should You Worry About Seasonal Hair Loss?
Natural blondes are hard to come by. In fact, only about 2% of the global population is blonde. That is in large part because blonde hair originated from a genetic mutation more than 10,000 years ago and is connected to a recessive gene. Some false reports have claimed that blondes will be extinct by the 23rd century, but recessive genes don’t just disappear so expect blondes to stick around for many centuries to come. [Read more…] about Blonde Hair And Hair Loss
It’s that time of year again. Men all over the country are opting to hold off shaving for the whole month as a part of No Shave November or Movember. While these two events are often lumped together and can sound like they’re the same thing, there are some big differences between the two to keep in mind before deciding to participate in one or the other. [Read more…] about What’s the Difference Between No Shave November & Movember?
Every time a presidential race comes along, “electability” becomes a topic of conversation. The much-repeated conventional wisdom is that candidates with hair loss do not win. In reality, the topic of baldness and politicians is more complicated – and the effect of baldness and elections even more so. The short answer is that they are not less electable… but that perception could make being elected a bit harder. [Read more…] about Are Bald Men Less Electable?
Dressing up for Halloween is fun. That’s why costumes for adults have been a growing trend for the past decade. But can Halloween hair color and wigs cause hair loss? [Read more…] about Tips for Halloween Hairstyles
At RHRLI, our priority is giving you your sense of self back and restoring your confidence. After our patients’ hair transplants, the smiles we see on their faces after their new hair has grown in, is incredibly rewarding.
Still, we understand that it’s a big decision. That’s why we do everything we can to answer all of your questions through every step of the hair restoration process. So, if you’ve been thinking about rejuvenating your thinning hairline but have hesitated to call us to arrange for a free consultation and hair evaluation, take a look at these common questions our happy patients asked while deciding to have the ARTAS® procedure.
Are Hair Restoration Results from ARTAS® Permanent?
Yes! The ARTAS® hair restoration process uses permanent hair from the back and sides of your head, known as donor hair areas, and transplants it to the thinning areas, restoring your hairline. The back and sides of the head are known as “donor hair” sites because those areas are not usually affected by male pattern hair loss, so transplanted hair stays permanently afterwards.
Does the Hair Restoration Process Hurt?
The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration process is performed under a local anesthetic as an outpatient procedure. Patients feel virtually no pain during the procedure. Afterward, some feel a mild discomfort that is easily addressed by over-the-counter pain reliever. If post-procedure discomfort occurs, it’s usually gone within 1-3 days.
But don’t take our word for it. Listen to what a patient from Stony Brook had to say:
“I would highly recommend anyone thinking of using RHRLI. It was virtually painless, and I couldn’t believe how quickly I was back to my daily routine. Everyone at RHRLI was exceptional. They really care about every part of the process and wanted the best results for me.”
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Hair Transplant?
Because the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration process doesn’t involve stitches and is minimally invasive, recovery time is very quick. Patients typically go back to their normal activities in just one or two days
How Long Does the Hair Restoration Process Take?
Depending upon how much hair will need to be transplanted, it can take between four and eight hours. Regardless of the length of time for the procedure, our team ensures you are as comfortable as possible the entire time.
As one Long Island patient said,
“The day of the procedure I was welcomed by the incredible staff at RHRLI. We went over the day’s itinerary, and everyone was very accommodating. They attended to any and every question I had, and I had a lot of them. The procedure was smooth, straight-forward, and painless, thanks to the staff and the amazing ARTAS® Robot. Believe it or not, I almost fell asleep! It finished earlier than expected, and I was able to go home right away, without feeling a thing. I was extremely happy with my experience.”
Ready to Address Your Hair Loss?
If you’re concerned about your hair volume, a receding hairline, or any other types of hair loss, we can discuss it in a free consultation. Our state-of-the-art facility uses the ARTAS® robot for precise results and faster healing. To learn more as to why RHRLI is Long Island’s hair restoration leader, Contact us today for a free consultation.
September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month. Organized by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, the goal is to raise awareness of alopecia areata by sharing educational information, organizing local events, and getting more people to understand the need for an FDA-approved treatment. The first step to increase the awareness of alopecia areata is to know what it is. [Read more…] about Alopecia Areata Awareness Month
This August marks another National Hair Loss Awareness Month. While some may read this and think that people are already aware of their own hair loss and don’t need to pay any further attention, those people would be missing the point. National Hair Loss Awareness Month is about being aware of the causes, types, and solutions to hair loss. [Read more…] about National Hair Loss Awareness Month 2020