What is Causing Me to Lose Hair?
We all shed hair naturally every day, but persistent thinning hair can result from several factors. Hair loss most commonly occurs due to male pattern baldness. However, you can also experience balding if you have thyroid issues or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
Other causes of hair loss include the following:
- Alopecia areata
- Telogen effluvium (TE)
- Traction alopecia
- Lichen planus
- Lichen planopilaris
- Alopecia totalis
- Auto-immune conditions
What are the Best Hair Replacement Treatments Available for Cresskill, NJ Residents?
Hair restoration isn’t one-size-fits-all, and working with a hair specialist to determine your options will help you decide whether medicinal or surgical solutions are your best choice.
Maybe that looks like topical or oral hair growth medications or more permanent hair restoration solutions like hair transplants. However you arrive at your hair loss solution, our hair doctors will work with you to meet your needs.
Medications for Natural Hair Growth
While hair growth medications aren’t right for everyone, they can offer a starting point for treating hair loss. The two most commonly used medications to stimulate natural hair growth are Minoxidil and Finasteride, which often help treat male pattern baldness.
Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine, is a topical medication that can also be prescribed as a tablet. It’s applied directly to the scalp where hair loss occurs and expands your blood vessels to encourage new growth.
Finasteride, also called Propecia or Proscar, is most often prescribed in pill form to slow the process of hair loss. This medication stops testosterone from turning into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which can increase hair loss.
Your hair loss will resume if you stop taking Minoxidil or Finasteride, so it’s important to remain consistent in taking your medication, depending on which one you use.
Hair Replacement Surgery and Hair Loss Procedures
If medications don’t work for your hair restoration needs, or you can’t take them due to other health concerns, hair transplant procedures can help you achieve the appearance of thick hair with natural-looking results.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), often called “hair plugs” or a “strip procedure,” is where your hair specialist removes a strip of hair from the back of your head. Once the healthy follicles are removed, they’re transplanted into areas of the scalp where you’re experiencing loss. The FUT process involves some scarring at the donor site, but your natural hair easily conceals it.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Unlike the FUT, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a surgical procedure that removes individual follicles from your head. These hair grafts are transplanted into thinning or balding areas to restore growth. There’s minimal to no scarring for an FUE, and your hair surgeon is often better able to blend the hair follicles according to your hair’s natural growth patterns.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
If you’re looking for a non-surgical hair restoration solution, SMP is a process that can give you fuller and thicker-looking hair without surgery. SMP is similar to the technique used for microblading eyebrows, and it involves using a microneedling tool to inject pigment into your scalp to mimic naturally growing hair.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
To enhance the results of another hair restoration procedure or to stimulate healing and regrowth, you can consider Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. This process involves drawing your blood, processing it, and injecting it into the areas with damaged follicles or thinning hair. This method uses your body’s resources, so there’s no recovery time or adverse reactions.
Facial Hair Transplants
If you’ve ever wanted thicker brows, a fuller beard, or a sharp goatee, facial hair transplants can be the remedy you’ve been looking for. This hair restoration process removes healthy hair follicles from your head to fill in places on your face where you’d like to see new growth.
Female Hair Restoration
Hair loss doesn’t discriminate, and we’re proud to offer female hair restoration services here at The Hair Transplant Center – New Jersey. Our hair specialists will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to achieve your desired results.
PDO Threads are slowly dissolving sutures that can be used with other hair transplant procedures to promote hair growth. These polydioxanone sutures help oxygenate the scalp to improve blood flow, contribute to collagen regeneration, hyaluronic acid and elastin production, and stimulate your body’s natural platelet response to help new hair grow.
Stem Cell Grafting
Stem Cell Grafting is done with a hair transplant or PDO Threads and involves harvesting tissue from the back of your head. Stem cells are then extracted from this tissue using Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) and injected into areas with damaged hair follicles to help them heal and regrow.