What Causes Loss of Hair?
Each of us naturally sheds hair every day. It’s part of the biological process of being alive. However, extensive hair loss, patchiness, or balding can occur for several reasons. The most common contributor is male pattern baldness. That said, hair loss can also be due to the following:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Thyroid disease
- Telogen effluvium (TE)
- Traction alopecia
- Lichen planus
- Lichen planopilaris
- Alopecia Areata
- Alopecia totalis
- Auto-immune conditions
Are There Medications That Treat Male Pattern Baldness?
While medications aren’t for everyone, Minoxidil and Finasteride are most commonly used to treat male pattern baldness.
Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine, can be applied topically to the areas where you’re experiencing hair loss. This medication works to widen blood vessels to promote circulation and hair growth. Minoxidil can also be taken in a tablet form that requires a doctor’s prescription. If you discontinue using Minoxidil, you can expect your hair loss to return.
Finasteride, also called Propecia or Proscar, is a prescription drug that blocks testosterone from becoming dihydrotestosterone, which can contribute to hair loss. Finasteride promotes the growth of healthy hair follicles and comes in a pill form that’s taken once daily. Like Minoxidil, if you stop using Finasteride, your hair loss will continue.
Our hair restoration specialists also provide topical compounds, products, supplements, vitamins, laser caps, shampoos, and conditioners to treat hair loss. Additionally, there are alternative procedures like exosomes, regenerative procedures, and stem cell hair restoration options.
What Hair Restoration Procedures Help with Hair Loss?
If you’ve tried everything from medication to topical products and supplements with no success, you may want to consider longer-lasting options like hair restoration surgery. At Hair Transplants New Jersey, we offer our Upper Saddle River, NJ clients a wide range of hair restoration treatments and use cutting-edge technology to deliver unbeatable results.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
An FUT is a hair restoration procedure often referred to as the “strip method” or “hair plugs,” wherein a hair surgeon removes a strip of healthy hair follicles from the back of your head. These healthy follicles are then transplanted to areas where you’re experiencing hair loss. This procedure lasts about four to eight hours while you’re under local anesthesia.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Like an FUT, the FUE treatment is a hair transplantation that involves removing healthy hair follicles and transplanting them to thinning or balding areas. However, instead of removing an entire strip of hair, your hair specialist harvests individual follicles in an outpatient procedure called “hair implants.”
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
An SMP is like an advanced tattoo for your head. While the pigment doesn’t sink down as deep as a traditional tattoo, your hair specialist will use a microneedling tool to draw on fine hair-like lines to give off the appearance of a full head of hair. The process can take less than an hour, and you can leave feeling like a new person.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP therapy is a treatment where a hair restoration specialist will inject your platelets into the area where you’re experiencing hair loss using a microneedling tool. Once complete, this process encourages hair growth and reduces patchiness or thinning.
Facial Hair Transplants
Hair loss doesn’t only impact the hair on our scalp. Losing our eyebrows, beards, or mustaches can change the structure of our face. A facial hair transplant harvests healthy hair follicles from your head and implants them on your face. This procedure effectively reshapes your face so that you can feel confident and content with that person in the mirror.
Female Hair Restoration
Our hair restoration specialists at Hair Transplants New Jersey know that hair loss can impact everyone, and we provide a number of female hair restoration services. We can help determine the cause of your hair loss and identify the best treatments for you moving forward.
If you’re looking to enhance the results of a hair transplant, PDO Threads can be used in tandem with other hair restoration options to optimize your results. PDO Threads are sutures that dissolve slowly over time, helping to increase blood flow to the scalp and promote hair growth for over six months.
Stem Cell Grafting
For more options to combine procedures and enhance results, Stem Cell Grafting can be paired with PDO Threads or a hair transplant. Stem Cell Grafting involves harvesting tissue from a healthy donor site, typically at the back of your head. The stem cells from this tissue are injected into places where you’ve lost hair to repair or heal damaged hair follicles.
Why Choose Us for Your Upper Saddle River Hair Restoration Needs?
At Hair Transplants New Jersey, we take great pride in administering premier care and delivering outstanding results for all of our Upper Saddle River, NJ clients. Our hair restoration specialists are all very hands-on, listening to your needs with an empathetic ear and thoroughly assessing your case to determine the best options for treatment.
With patented technology and over 20 years of experience, our hair surgeons are well-equipped to help you feel like the most confident version of yourself again. Call us today to prioritize that reflection looking back at you in the mirror, and schedule your initial consultation.