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Topical Options | 82F and 82M

-By Hair Team Manager Linda Loria, MSN, RN, CNE Topical and oral medications are the foundation of the treatment of hair loss and thinning hair, and they are on the first rung of the treatment clinical ladder at the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration.  What if it was possible to combine the ingredients from an effective topical medication (minoxidil), with a proven oral medication to treat hair loss (finasteride)?  This was a question the physicians at the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration, Dr. Vito Quatela and Dr. Heather Lee, had been researching and now would like to share the results … Continue reading

At-Home Help for Hair

-By Hair Team Manager Linda Loria, MSN, RN, CNE In a previous blog, we discussed possible causes of hair loss.  Along with the use of certain medications, hormones and medical disorders, we mentioned stress as something that can contribute to thinning hair.  We are all experiencing a unique amount of stress whether it is from stay-at-home orders designed to protect us all, families who find themselves looking for unique ways to entertain children while trying to keep up with their virtual studies, or concern for our older family members. With increased stress, we sometimes see increased hair loss.  While we … Continue reading

FUE Using the Dutch Method

As part of our ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement, Dr. Quatela, Dr. Lee and the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration have updated the method by which they perform follicular unit extraction, or FUE.  The Dutch method, or WAW foot pedal system, has been adapted for FUE cases.  This method provides the physicians with a handheld, motorized system that employs the use of a trumpet-shaped punch which allows for more precise harvesting of quality grafts in a shorter period of time without the use of suction.  The procedure is still performed under local anesthetic with mild relaxant medications. Benefits of … Continue reading

Female hair loss and the psychological effects

We chat with Linda Loria, MSN, RN, CNE, Hair Team Manager at the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration, about the psychological effects of hair loss in women and how hair restoration surgery can help regain self-confidence. With the recent news actress Ricki Lake publicly shared recently regarding her 30-year struggle with hair loss, we felt it may be helpful to provide some facts and share some of our observations regarding women and hair loss. Lake states that while she always had fine hair, during the part she played as the lead on the musical Hairspray, her character required many chemical … Continue reading

Hair Loss: Fact vs. Fiction

There are many myths, or assumptions, surrounding what causes hair loss, making it hard to know how to best care for your natural tresses to keep them healthy and full.  Sometimes, hair loss is due to factors that no amount of hair care will help, such as genetics, underlying medical conditions, or hormones or stress.  Read on for some common myths about hair loss and the facts behind them. Myth: Shampooing too often will make you lose your hair faster. Fact: Hair goes through growing and resting phases, and it is normal to lose some hair every day.  It’s important … Continue reading

Hair Loss: What Are My Options?

With all the products and procedures available to treat hair loss, how do you know where to start or what choice is best for you? With any cosmetic procedure, it is important to start with a personal consultation. Here at the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration in Rochester, NY, we can help you determine what type of hair loss you have and if there is an underlying medical reason for the loss. Looking at options We offer both nonsurgical and surgical options to restore hair loss, depending on patient preference, the amount of hair loss, and the reason for the … Continue reading

Brows That Last a Lifetime

Eyebrows are often taken for granted. However, they play a major role in our overall appearance by framing our eyes and contributing to facial expressions. Our team has gained a clear understanding of the importance of eyebrows and has helped many men and women with hair transplants at our Rochester hair restoration center to thicken sparse brows. Why do eyebrows change? Eyebrows are a defining facial feature, but they can change over time, not only in color, but also in fullness. Brows can be affected by over-plucking, underlying medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, and chemical treatments like dyes and medications. Restoring … Continue reading

The latest surgical option for hair loss, FUE with the NeoGraft™ system

Hair loss is common, affecting approximately 40 million men and 21 million women, but that does not make it any less embarrassing or frustrating.  In the past, the options that were available were not always natural-looking or best suited for each patient.  Fortunately, there are now safe, long-term solutions for hair loss using each individual’s own hair.  The Quatela Center for Hair Restoration offers the most advanced, state-of-the-art options available to accommodate each person’s unique situation and treatment needs.  If you are looking for a customized approach to restore your confidence, read below for more information about one of the … Continue reading

Welcome to My Hair Restoration Blog

As a board-certified specialist with more than 25 years’ experience performing hair transplant surgery at my practice in Rochester, New York, I’ve witnessed the evolution of hair restoration techniques first-hand. Technological changes and a better understanding of what causes hair loss have led to surgical and nonsurgical breakthroughs and vastly improved results. The days of hair plugs that looked like a doll’s head are long gone. But anyone concerned about hair loss who researches the topic on the internet knows that new treatments continue to arise and the field continues to change. Hair loss is one of the most popular … Continue reading