Hair Restoration

The Difference Between ARTAS® and Biograft

Man combing his hair 5 months after hair transplant
Lately, Biograft is getting some attention as the latest hair loss treatment but how does it compare with ARTAS®? While both are surgical procedures they have key differences. Let’s examine both techniques.

For thousands of years, hair replacement involved various forms of wigs. Surgical hair restoration techniques were a game-changer. Actual transplanted hair grows normally and once successful, requires no follow-up for maintenance. It’s real hair, unlike hair weaves or hair extensions. [Read more…] about The Difference Between ARTAS® and Biograft

Are Short Men More Likely to Lose Hair?

Short men and hair loss

With the National Institute of Health reporting that more than 50 percent of men will suffer some form of hair loss by age 50, it’s no wonder that men frequently try to determine what their personal health risk is for androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is the formal name for the most common type of hair loss in men. From considering the history of hair loss on both mother’s and father’s side to listening to old wives’ tales relating stories of hair loss and hairiness elsewhere, men want to anticipate any potential problem and act to counter it as soon as possible.

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How to Protect Your Head from Summer Sun

Couple wearing hats on the beach People are getting better about wearing sunscreen in everyday life, but few realize how important it is to protect your head in the summer. Since the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that the sun can damage the skin in just 15 minutes, it’s important to remember your head to prevent sunburns and increased cancer risk, whether you have a full head of hair or are experiencing thinning hair to full hair loss.
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Hair Protection Tips for Summer

Woman with beautiful hair in the summer
People think of summer tans and swimming affecting the skin. Summer can also take a toll on your hair.

 
 

How Summer Can Hurt Your Hair

  • The hot sun dries out hair just like everything else.
  • Sunburned scalp can be painful.
  • People assume hair protects the scalp but that’s not necessarily the case, and people dealing with hair loss have special concerns.
  • Summer humidity can make hair lifeless and limp.
  • Hot weather leads to sweating, which can contribute to problems like hair being frizzy, dandruff, and split ends.
  • Dry feeling summer hair can lead to over-conditioning, which can also make hair limp.
  • Chlorine from swimming pools can dry hair and affect processed color.
  • Saltwater from the ocean can also increase the dryness of your hair.
  • Colored hair fades faster in the sun and some experts warn that hair can burn and turn brownish.
  • Sunscreen can leave greasiness near the hairline.

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How RHRLI Trains Colleagues

Professor teaching classroom about robotic hair restoration with ARTASIf you’re learning about what we do at RHRLI, you probably know that we’re one of the only hair restoration treatment centers on Long Island that has the ARTAS® System, a state-of-the-art hair transplant that uses robotic technology to give you healthy hair. But ARTAS® is just part of the RHRLI edge. Everything about our practice is designed to give patients the best possible care and the best possible service. Our board certified surgeon, Dr. Baiju Gohil takes special care with all of our patients from initial consultation straight through to the ARTAS® hair restoration procedure. We give the highest quality care and that’s why RHRLI has been chosen to be a training center for other hair restoration practices.

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Can You Have Too Little Hair for a Transplant?

ARTAS® Robot on Long IslandWhile hair restoration procedures can bring back a natural hairline, there is no universal cure for hair loss. Hair thins for a variety of reasons, some of which can be treated and some can’t. A very common question people ask about hair restoration procedures is whether they have too little hair for a transplant. Unfortunately, the answer can be yes.

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The Patient Experience at RHRLI

doctor holding ipad

Finding a solution to hair loss is a very personal thing. All of our patients at RHRLI are deeply concerned about their appearance. We know that any interaction with doctors or other medical professionals is also deeply personal. People want to be comfortable with their surroundings and establish a trusting relationship with their doctor. If they’re having a hair restoration procedure, they want to understand every step of the process and they want to know the procedure works for them. At RHRLI, our practice is designed with our patients in mind. The RHRLI Edge patient experience is what sets us apart from other treatment centers.

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Hair Product and Hair Loss

male checking hair in mirrorWe buy hair care products for only one reason. Whether it’s shampoo, conditioner or another type of product, you use it to look good. Hair is often connected with appearance, beauty, and self worth.  Hair products are an important part of that. But what if hair products are responsible for doing the exact opposite of what it’s intended to do? Can hair products be responsible for hair loss? At RHRLI, we’re often asked whether there’s any connection between hair product and hair loss. Is using too much or too little shampoo or conditioner dangerous? Are there types of products you should avoid? Let’s explore the possible links between hair product and hair loss.

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