What is the Cause of Hair Loss?
Losing hair is a natural daily process. However, when you see persistent thinning or balding, that can be the result of several factors, including:
- Male pattern baldness
- Thyroid disease
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Telogen effluvium (TE)
- Traction alopecia
- Lichen planus
- Lichen planopilaris
- Alopecia Areata
- Alopecia totalis
- Auto-immune conditions
Best Hair Replacement Solutions for the Glen Rock, NJ Area
Medications to Treat Male Pattern Baldness
Minoxidil and Finasteride are the two most commonly prescribed medications to treat male pattern baldness.
Minoxidil (formerly known as Rogaine) is a popular over-the-counter medication typically applied directly to your scalp. Once applied, the medicine works to widen your blood vessels to promote hair growth. You can also take a tablet form of Minoxidil, but you will need a prescription. If you stop using Minoxidil, you can expect your hair loss to resume.
Finasteride (also known as Propecia or Proscar) works best if you’re experiencing mild to moderate hair loss. This prescription medication is taken in pill form and interacts with testosterone to reduce hair loss.
If Minoxidil and Finasteride aren’t for you, our hair restoration specialists offer alternatives for hair growth like topical compounds, products, supplements, vitamins, laser caps, shampoos, and conditioners. Additionally, we can also explore procedures such as exosomes, regenerative procedures, and stem cell hair restoration.
Hair Restoration and Hair Transplant Methods
Sometimes medication doesn’t give you the results you want. If so, you may be interested in one of the more long-lasting treatments. At your hair loss consultation, we will determine the best hair replacement treatment for you and set clear expectations.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Sometimes referred to as the “strip method” or “hair plugs,” an FUT procedure involves the removal of a piece of tissue with healthy hair follicles from the back of your scalp. That strip is transferred to areas where you’re experiencing thinning or balding to give the appearance of a fuller head of hair.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
While an FUT procedure removes a strip of hair through a small incision, an FUE (also known as “hair implants”) removes each individual follicular unit. These healthy follicles are typically transplanted with a handheld device used by your surgeon. The transplants take place in sessions until your desired results are achieved.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Similar to tattooing, an SMP mimics the appearance of natural hair patterns through pigments. While a tattoo often sinks below the epidermis, the pigments used in SMP do not, allowing for a softer and more realistic look. This hair restoration procedure takes only 20 minutes to an hour, so that you can walk out with renewed confidence.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a therapy where your own platelets are injected into your scalp to stimulate hair regrowth in thinning or patchy areas. Your platelets work to repair injured tissue and foster healing, which is why they can also contribute to new growth.
Facial Hair Transplants
A facial hair transplant transfers healthy hair follicles from your head to your face to give the appearance of a fuller beard, eyebrows, or mustache. The hair grafts can be transferred to any area of your face, giving you flexibility when achieving the desired results.
Female Hair Restoration
Dr. Golio is an exceptional hair surgeon who offers various female hair restoration services, empowering you to feel like the best version of yourself. Hair Transplants NJ will work with you to identify the best hair loss treatments, listening to all of your wants and needs.
PDO Threads are a minimally invasive procedure that uses slowly dissolving polydioxanone sutures. These sutures improve blood flow to the scalp by supporting the formation of blood vessels and collagen regeneration, hyaluronic acid and elastin production. This procedure can be combined with a hair transplant and results in potential hair growth for over six months.
Stem Cell Grafting
Stem Cell Grafting harvests stem cells from a donor site typically at the back of your head and can be combined with PDO Threads and/or a hair transplant. These cells are injected into recipient sites (thinning and balding areas) of the scalp to repair or heal damaged hair follicles and promote hair growth.
Hair Transplants NJ Is Glen Rock’s Leading Hair Loss Authority
Hair restoration is a delicate process, and you want to work with someone whose skills you trust. Dr. Golio has an extensive background in plastic and reconstructive surgery, which positions him as one of the best in Glen Rock, NJ when it comes to hair loss treatments.
He leads our team of hair transplant doctors and fosters a hands-on approach to each client. Our history of success with Hair Transplants NJ’s patented technology means we can deliver three times the follicles to achieve absolutely stunning results.