A variety of methods are available for dealing with persistent hair loss from wigs to the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration procedure, and some people try prescription medications such as Propecia, also known as finasteride in its generic form. [Read more…] about Hair Loss, Propecia, and Suicide
Robotic Hair Restoration
The common misconception – and stereotype – is that women care more about their hair than men. Not only is that largely untrue but certain studies in recent years have shown a sizable number of men care more about their hair than women.
Over the past few years, we have seen the advent of the man bun increase discussion on men’s hair styles. Changes in diet and exercise mean that people look younger for longer… so there has been more focus on appearance, which also affects men. Advances in hair restoration and maintenance have also helped spotlight men’s hair. [Read more…] about Why Has Hair Become So Important to Men?
Hairstyle trends change all the time, and that’s nothing new. The pace of change might be more frequent now that we have mass communication, but a look through history demonstrates the changing fashion of hairstyles through the centuries. Still, some styles go beyond popularity into iconic hairstyles.
What Makes a Hairstyle Iconic?
The formula for an iconic hairstyle is both clear and frustratingly elusive. It needs to be a change of pace from current styles, even if it is a resurrection of an older style. It helps if it’s widely flattering and attainable, though that hasn’t stopped utterly impractical styles from being trendy or iconic.
Most importantly and most elusive is the popularity and mystique of the originator, and how that blends with the hairstyle. Lots of incredibly popular celebrities never have an iconic hairstyle.
The flip hairstyle from the Sixties was associated with few different celebrities. Marlo Thomas popularized it in her series That Girl. Mary Tyler Moore started with a long, sleek flip similar to that of Thomas but it gradually shifted as the decade went on to the shorter, “poofier” style associated with her titular TV show character.
Even First Lady Jackie Kennedy wore a flip hairstyle. More recently the flip has made a comeback thanks to celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Beyonce.
Another popular Sixties hairstyle was associated with French actress Bridget Bardot. Technically she wore her hair in a bouffant style but rather than structured, Bardot favored a tousled pseudo-casual look that still influences “bed head” hairstyles today.
When the Seventies are mentioned, two hairstyles tend to come to mind. The Farrah, of course, was named for Farrah Fawcett who came to fame in that decade – partially through the TV show Charlie’s Angels.
The afro actually got its start in the Fifties but was more of a fringe style at the time. In the Sixties, singers such as Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, and Odetta wore their hair in afros which increased awareness of the style. By the Seventies, afros were being more widely worn with Pam Grier’s action movies further popularizing the hairstyle.
In the late Seventies, the structured haircut known as “the Dorothy Hamill” – named for the Gold Medal-winning Olympic skater – became the most popular short style. It was also known as “the wedge cut.”
However, the style is more commonly associated with the Eighties because Princess Diana wore a version of the wedge cut during her 1980 engagement announcement. Despite brief forays into longer hairstyles, Princess Diana wore the wedge cut or variants of it most of her life.
Old-School Style making a Comeback?
Some iconic hairstyles come back regularly, associated with a new celebrity each time. For example, the pixie cut has been popularized over and over again thanks to actors like Mia Farrow, Goldie Hawn, Meg Ryan, and Halle Berry.
While the headful of ringlet curls hairstyle is often known as the “Shirley Temple” for the child star who was the biggest box office star for years, the style isn’t just for kids. Adults can and have worn the iconic “curly top” style, including Nicole Kidman.
Similarly, box braids weren’t new when Janet Jackson wore them for the movie Poetic Justice. The iconic poster, however, put the style on the map with many women copying the style for years.
Jennifer Aniston popularized the haircut she wore on the early years of Friends but often complained about “the Rachel”. The layered hairstyle was difficult to maintain, requiring frequent haircuts and careful styling to get the right look – but it was much-asked-for in salons.
Curious about what was the popular hairstyle from the year you were born? Good Housekeeping magazine compiled them all going back to the 1920s and which celebrity was most associated with the style (when applicable).
RHRLI Are the Hair Restoration Experts
If you are suffering from hair loss, we here at RHRLI have the experience to restore your head of hair. 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.
When discussing hair thinning or loss, it’s almost always in reference to the health of the hair follicles. In addition to other factors, hair follicles being clogged or damaged contribute to both temporary and permanent hair loss. But what exactly are hair follicles? What makes up a hair follicle and what is its growth cycle? Let’s dissect them. [Read more…] about Hair Follicle Dissection
Many of us think of gray hair and hair loss as a sign of aging. By the time we’re 35, approximately two-thirds of men and forty percent of women have been affected by some level of hair loss.
Additionally, anywhere from six to twenty-three percent of adults can expect at least half of their hair to have gone gray by the time they are 50. Are these both just separate signs of aging, or is there a correlation between graying hair and baldness? [Read more…] about Gray Hair and Hair Loss
Proper hair treatment is essential to prevent natural hair from breaking or shedding. First, trim split ends to prevent further damage. Periodically deep condition your hair – but also occasionally use a clarifying treatment to prevent product build-up. Avoid using heat on your hair and seal your ends. A protective hairstyle is also something to consider. [Read more…] about Natural Hair Guide: Protective Styles, Breakage and Shedding
Did you know that about two-thirds of men will experience visible hair thinning by the age of 35? Those who experience hair loss often seek hair transplants to restore their previous, more youthful appearance.
If you are one of the 80 million people in the United States affected by hair loss and are searching for a permanent solution, we have what you are looking for here at Robotic Hair Restoration of Long Island. We offer state-of-the-art hair restoration using the ARTAS® System.
Hair Transplants with ARTAS®
As a board-certified surgeon, my goal is always to create the best results for my patients. I chose the ARTAS® System because its advanced robotic technology allows me to perform minimally invasive hair transplants with follicle-by-follicle precision.
Through the ARTAS® hair transplant procedure, you will have fuller, healthier-looking, natural hair for good. If you are curious about what the ARTAS® System has to offer, let’s address the most common questions we receive from patients.
The RHRLI Edge: Benefits of ARTAS® Hair Transplants
Let’s start with the benefits of the ARTAS® System and what sets us apart here at RHRLI.
- We use the most advanced hair transplantation technology
So, what makes the ARTAS® System so advanced? Simple. The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System provides digital technology that allows us to more accurately and consistently harvest and transplant your hair. Selecting and transplanting donor hair follicle by follicle ensures a natural hairline and faster healing. The high-resolution digital imaging provides real-time analysis to more accurately map out and analyze the natural hair groupings.
- Our procedures do not require incisions and do not leave linear scars
Does the hair transplant procedure hurt? The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant is an outpatient procedure that requires only a local anesthetic. During the procedure, you will feel virtually no pain. After the procedure, over-the-counter medication is more than sufficient if any discomfort occurs. Because the ARTAS® Robot implants individual hairs, scarring is minimal whereas traditional hair surgery involves a linear scar.
- Our procedures result in fast recovery time
How quick is the hair transplant surgery recovery time? No time at all. You’ll recover extremely fast because the ARTAS® procedure is minimally invasive. Patients can usually resume their normal activities in 1 to 2 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How Long Does the Hair Transplant Take?
Depending on how much hair you are having transplanted, the procedure typically takes 4 to 8 hours.
- When Can I Expect the New Hair to Start Growing In?
New hair will begin to appear at three months. At about six months, you will see significant improvement in your hair growth, and after a year, the final results should be evident.
- Will people notice that I’ve had a hair restoration procedure?
Since the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System does not create a linear scar, and the new hair grows in gradually, it’s much less likely that people will realize you had a hair restoration procedure than with other previous methods like Follicle Unit Transplantation (FUT). If anything, people will notice that your appearance is more youthful.
Be sure to visit our Video FAQ Page to view more of our most popular questions and answers!
See Why the ARTAS® System is the Best
At RHRLI, we carefully analyzed all of the technical options for hair restoration and chose the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System because it is the premier choice for follicular unit excision. If you are experiencing thinning hair and want to find out if you are a good candidate for hair restoration with ARTAS®, contact RHRLI today.
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