The medical term for baldness is alopecia. There are various forms of alopecia. Alopecia areata is when clumps of hair fall out of your head. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease; what this means is an individual’s immune system attacks a part of his or her body, in this instance, one’s hair follicles. Alopecia areata totalis is baldness of the entire head, and alopecia areata universalis is loss of hair from the entire body. When Dolores McRobb, vice president of Riviera Hair Restoration in Long Island, has clients come through her doors with alopecia, most of the time she is going to recommend hair prosthesis to them. McRobb shares her views on what types of clients are best served with hair prosthesis. WhileRiviera only does non-surgical hair restoration, Long Island clients who have absolutely no hair due to alopecia or cancer treatments can’t go with traditional hair integration or natural looking human hair extensions. Long Island residents, who are facing these follicle short-comings, should find a business like Riviera to get fitted for hair prosthesis. Hair prosthesis is a full cap restoration (what many of us would call a wig) that is designed to fit over an individual’s entire scalp area. But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill wigs you purchase for a costume on Halloween; these are high quality products that have a much more natural look to them. A hair restoration professional will take the time to match the color, texture, length and style of a client’s hair with the help of the client through his or her description or pictures he or she has brought in to show the hair restoration expert what overall look he or she is trying to achieve. If a client knows about his impending hair loss, businesses like Riviera encourage these people to come in prior to them being completely bald, so the hair restoration stylist can actually see the individual’s natural hair and style and fashion the prosthesis to match the client’s desires. Fortunately for some female and male Long Island residents, hair restoration does not need to be as drastic as hair prosthesis. People with more minor hair loss can have the hair integration procedure. This process takes restoration hair and combines it with a person’s natural hair. For integration to work, no more than 35 percent hair loss needs to be established by the hair stylist. McRobb also adds that another way for individuals with minimal hair loss can be proactive in fighting off additional hair loss is by topical lotions and laser treatments to the scalp to maintain, and possibly stimulate growth. In the end, McRobb says that people want to be confident in their overall appearance; and when many of us lose our hair, our confidence is shaken a bit. Using hair restoration techniques like the ones at Rivieracan give both men and women with hair loss issues the feeling of wholeness again – from head to toe.