Not all causes of hair loss are created equally. That said, not all hair restoration options in New Jersey are created equally. Some involve surgery, such as follicular unit extraction or strip harvesting. Others involve laser treatments or platelet rich plasma.
Certain causes of hair loss can make you a better candidate for hair restoration surgery than others. Learn more about when it’s worth considering surgery.
Why Consider New Jersey Hair Restoration Surgery
You Have Hair Loss Due to Traction Alopecia
When you wear your hair in a ponytail or braid, it’s common to see several loss strands once you undo your style. Those strands are there because they didn’t have any way to fall away when your hair was contained.
But if you frequently pull your hair into tight styles, so tight that you can feel the tension in your scalp, you might notice more and more strands of hair when you take the style out. Repeatedly wearing tight hairstyles can contribute to traction alopecia.
Although traction alopecia can be temporary and the hair can often grow back once you change hairstyles, it can also be permanent. If you repeatedly wear tight hairstyles, the tension can cause long term damage to the hair follicles. Once you’ve committed to not wearing those styles, surgery can help restore the lost hair.
You Have Hair Loss Due to Your Genes and Hormones
The most common cause of hair loss, according to Medline Plus, is male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness occurs when the hormone DHT attacks certain hair follicles, causing them to shrink and eventually stop producing new hair.
Male pattern baldness runs in families, so if your parents or grandparents have it, it’s likely that you will as well. The good news is that this type of hair loss usually responds to well to surgery and other treatment options.
You Have Hair Loss Due to an Injury or Burn
Some types of injuries can leave scars on the scalp that make it difficult if not impossible for new hair to grow. Burns and other wounds that damage the hair follicles can lead to permanent hair loss. In some cases, the injuries can be self-inflicted.
For example, some people have a condition known as trichotillomania, which causes them to tug or pull at their hair. The hair does often grow back, but repeated pulling can cause permanent damage to the follicles. Restoring the lost hair is just one component of treating the condition. It’s also important to work with a therapist to find a way to resist the urge to pull on the hair.
The Chuback Medical Group in Paramus has many New Jersey hair restoration options available. To learn more about the causes of hair loss and to explore the treatments available to you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.