What is the Cause of Hair Loss?
While hair loss happens naturally every day, continued thinning, patchiness, or balding can result from several factors. Hair loss occurs most commonly due to male pattern baldness. However, thyroid disease or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can also contribute.
You may also experience hair loss due to:
- Telogen effluvium (TE)
- Traction alopecia
- Lichen planus
- Lichen planopilaris
- Alopecia Areata
- Alopecia totalis
- Auto-immune conditions
What are the Best Hair Replacement Solutions for Hair Loss?
Medications to Treat Male Pattern Baldness
At Hair Transplants New Jersey, we can discuss your needs through a comprehensive consultation and determine the best treatments for you. Depending on the severity of your hair loss, two medications are most often prescribed to treat male pattern baldness.
- Finasteride (also known as Propecia or Proscar)
- Most effective with mild to moderate hair loss
- Commonly prescribed as a pill to slow loss
- Hair loss can return when you stop using Finasteride
- Minoxidil (also known as Rogaine)
- Helps increase hair growth by expanding blood vessels in the scalp
- Medication applied directly to the scalp (or in a tablet form with a prescription)
- Hair loss can return when you stop using Minoxidil.
Our hair restoration doctors also offer topical compounds, products, supplements, vitamins, laser caps, shampoos, and conditioners. We can also explore alternative procedures with you, such as exosomes, regenerative procedures, and stem cell hair restoration options.
Hair Restoration and Hair Transplant Procedures
For long-lasting results, we provide several options for hair growth and hair restoration in the Ridgewood, NJ area.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
An FUT hair transplant, formerly known as “hair plugs” or a “strip procedure,” occurs when a strip of hair from the back of your head is removed. Our hair surgeon will dissect that strip into individual grafts before transplanting each one into balding or thinning areas. FUT procedures usually take four to eight hours, and you remain under local anesthesia for the duration.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUE differs from FUT in that instead of removing a strip of your scalp, our hair specialist removes individual follicles to transplant them into the areas where you’re experiencing loss. This outpatient procedure, also known as “hair implants,” has become popular as there’s less scarring and chance of mismatched hair patterns.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Similar to a tattoo or microblading, SMP requires a skilled hair replacement professional using a microneedling machine to implant pigment underneath your scalp. This pigment mimics the appearance of naturally grown hair and allows you to leave after just 20 minutes to an hour feeling confident with a full head of hair.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP works by injecting your platelets into your body using a microneedling tool. This process then stimulates growth so that you can have thicker hair. You may also experience reduced shedding and less visible patchiness.
Facial Hair Transplants
Facial hair transplants are treatments that transplant healthy hair follicles to your face. This procedure can address hair loss in eyebrows, mustaches, beards, or goatees.
Female Hair Restoration
You don’t have to suffer in silence. Dr. Golio proudly offers female hair restoration options to those in the Ridgewood, NJ area. Let us help you understand your hair loss and determine the best hair restoration treatment for you moving forward.
PDO Threads can be combined with a hair transplant and uses slowly dissolving polydioxanone sutures to improve blood flow and oxygenation of the scalp. PDO Threads also contribute to collagen regeneration, hyaluronic acid and elastin production, consistently triggering the body’s natural platelet response. This process results in potential hair growth for over six months.
Stem Cell Grafting
Stem Cell Grafting can be done with PDO Threads or hair transplant and involves harvesting tissue from a donor site at the back of your head to extract adult stem cells through what’s called Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF). These stem cells are then injected into recipient sites where you’re experiencing thinning or balding to repair or reactivate unhealthy hair follicles.