What are the Causes of Hair Loss?
In men, the most common factor for hair loss is male pattern baldness. Certain medical conditions can also contribute to hair loss, such as thyroid disease or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Other issues could lead to hair loss as well, including
- Telogen effluvium (TE)
- Traction alopecia
- Lichen planus
- Lichen planopilaris
- Alopecia areata
- Alopecia totalis
- Auto-immune conditions
The Best Hair Transplantation Center for Allendale, NJ
It’s important to assess your unique circumstances before finding the right hair loss solution for you. We offer a comprehensive list of options for our patients, from medications to stop loss to total hair transplant procedures.
Non-Invasive Treatments: Medications That Promote Hair Growth
There are two common types of medications that we recommend to slow hair loss and promote natural hair growth.
Rogaine is typically applied to areas of thinning hair as a topical ointment, but a tablet can be prescribed if you prefer. This medication works by expanding the blood vessels in the scalp to promote real hair regrowth.
This medication is recommended for this with mild to moderate hair loss who are looking to slow down the rate at which they lose their hair. Finasteride will not stimulate new growth, which is why it is not recommended for more extreme cases but for those who have just started to lose their hair. It works by preventing testosterone from turning into dihydrotestosterone, which is the cause of male pattern baldness.
If you stop taking either of these medications, hair loss can return.
Hair Transplantation Procedures for Allendale, NJ
If you are looking for a more permanent hair restoration solution, we offer a number of hair transplant options as well. Dr. Golio will work with you to discuss these procedures and determine the best hair loss treatment plan for you.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Commonly known as “hair plugs”, a Follicular Unit Transplantation works by taking a strip of healthy hair follicles from a donor area (typically the back of the head), dissecting them into individual grafts and transplanting them to thinning or balding areas. This hair transplant procedure takes between 4 and 8 hours, and you remain under local anesthesia to reduce any pain.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Instead of taking a larger strip of hair like a FUT, a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) transplants individual healthy hair follicles into balding areas. This hair transplant procedure is typically preferred over FUT, as there is less risk of scarring, and it offers more natural-looking results. Depending on the severity of your hair loss, you may need multiple FUE sessions to get your desired results.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) can complement another hair restoration procedure to aid in the recovery process, or it can be used on its own to stimulate hair growth. During this procedure, your blood is drawn, processed, and the platelets are injected into your scalp in damaged or thinning areas.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
This hair restoration technique is similar to getting a tattoo. During an SMP, pigment is injected into the scalp using a microneedling tool to create the appearance of a full head of hair. This method can create a fuller-looking hairline and works best for those who are looking to keep their hair short.
Facial Hair Transplants
If you are experiencing hair loss in your beard, mustache, or eyebrows, we offer Facial Hair Transplants. Similar to FUE, your hair surgeon will remove some follicles from a donor area on your face and transplant them into spots where you’ve noticed thinning facial hair.
PDO Threads are usually given in combination with another hair transplant procedure. They are small sutures that can help oxygenate the cells and improve blood flow to stimulate hair growth. They also aid in collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin production.
Stem Cell Grafting
Stem Cell Grafting works by extracting adult stem cell tissues from a healthy donor site and injecting these tissues into weak or damaged hair follicles. This process, known as Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF), heals hair follicles so they can begin to generate hair again.
Female Hair Restoration
Many women also suffer from hair loss due to stress, PCOS, or other underlying factors. We are proud to offer Female Hair Restoration in Allendale, NJ, and will work with you to decide the best restoration procedure for your circumstances.