What Causes Hair Loss?
It’s normal to shed hair daily. However, if that shedding becomes persistent patchy or thinning hair, there could be several contributing factors. The most common cause of hair loss is male pattern baldness. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and thyroid disorders can also result in hair loss.
Hair loss also arises due to the following causes:
- Alopecia areata
- Telogen effluvium (TE)
- Traction alopecia
- Lichen planus
- Lichen planopilaris
- Alopecia Areata
- Alopecia totalis
- Auto-immune conditions
Hair Loss Solutions Available to North Jersey Residents
Medications for Male Pattern Baldness
Every hair loss case is unique, and the hair restoration treatments we recommend will be based on a thorough consultation. Two medications are typically used to treat male pattern baldness: Finasteride and Minoxidil.
Finasteride is sometimes referred to as Propecia or Proscar. Some key points about this medication include:
- It’s most effective with mild to moderate hair loss
- Commonly prescribed as a pill
Minoxidil, also called Rogaine, is a medication that:
- Stimulates hair growth by widening blood vessels in the scalp
- Is applied directly to the scalp (or in a tablet form if you have a prescription)
Hair loss can resume if you stop taking Finasteride or Minoxidil.
Hair Restoration Services
When you’re looking for a hair restoration procedure, you have several options to choose from in North Jersey.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
FUT procedures take about four to eight hours and occur when your hair surgeon removes a strip of hair from your head. The hair specialist then separates each follicular unit into individual hair grafts and transplants them into the areas where you’re experiencing hair loss. This method requires local anesthesia and is known as “hair plugs” or the “strip method.”
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUE is a hair transplant surgery that involves the removal of healthy individual follicles that are then transplanted into balding or thinning areas on your head. This procedure has also been called “hair implants” and is often more appealing than a FUT, as it leaves less visible scarring and can appear more like natural hair.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
While SMP doesn’t penetrate the dermal layer as a traditional tattoo does, it’s very similar to eyebrow microblading. Your hair specialist uses a microneedling tool the same size as a hair follicle to inject pigment into your scalp. This non-invasive process can take just 20 minutes and results in the appearance of a full head of hair that lasts for years.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP therapy can be effective on its own or in combination with another hair restoration solution. This process stimulates healing and regrowth by injecting your platelets into areas where you’re experiencing hair loss. PRP therapy can also treat areas with scarring due to previous injuries.
Facial Hair Transplants
Whether you’re looking for thicker eyebrows, a fuller mustache or beard, or a stylish goatee, a facial hair transplant procedure can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. This hair restoration process involves transplanting healthy hair follicles to the area of your face where you’d like to see more volume and thickness.
Female Hair Restoration
Hair loss can affect all of us, and you don’t have to suffer alone. The Hair Transplant Center – New Jersey proudly offers female hair restoration procedures. Our hair surgeons will consult with you about the cause of your hair loss to determine the right treatment.