Hair Restoration in New York and New Jersey
Causes of Hair Loss
It is estimated that baldness – technically known as alopecia — affects approximately 35 million American men and between 20 and 30 million American women.
Whether male or female, hair loss is based on a variety of factors, including genetics, hormones, environment, and nutrition. In men, male pattern baldness is known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and is largely influenced by a man’s maternal genes.
Moreover, health concerns such as infections, Vitamin D deficiency, autoimmune disorders and metabolic issues can affect hair loss in both genders.
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How Hair Grows
Before we address alopecia treatment options, we must first identify the stages in which hair grows. On average, a person typically has between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on his head at a given time. These hairs are known as “terminal hairs.” As humans advance in age, their ability to reproduce terminal hairs is diminished and, instead, begins to be replaced with vellus hairs, which is often referred as “baby fuzz,” as it mimics the texture of a newborn infant’s hair. Alopecia results when the 75-100 dead or damaged hairs that we lose on a daily basis are not regrown.
The Hair-Growth Cycle
Human hair grows in three phases:
Phase One: Active Growth (Anagen)
Also known as the anagen phase, in the active growth phase, the majority of hair strands are actively growing. On average, the anagen phase will last three to four years, but, in some cases, it can last as long as nine years. As the anagen phase shortens, hair will become noticeably finer and thinner, and with less pigment.
Phase Two: Regressive Phase (Catagen)
This phase, which is also known as the hair loss phase, typically lasts three to four weeks and can be associated with brushing or shampooing. In this phase, dead or damaged hairs are lost to make way for new hair growth.
Phase Three: Resting Phase (Telogen)
In this phase, your hair is neither growing no falling out; rather, it is resting or “sleeping.” This phase usually lasts for about three months for scalp hairs.
Options For Regrowth
At this time, there are only two FDA-approved medications for baldness: Rogaine® and Propecia®. Both are topical medications and are more effective for maintaining hair already on the scalp, versus regenerating hair. These treatments also have been reported to have many unpleasant side effects, some of which remain even after the medication has been discontinued. Recent research also has focused on the ability of the Vitamin D receptor to stimulate hair follicle growth.
Over the past decade, researchers have been studying the feasibility of stem cells as a way to treat baldness in both men and women. In one recent study, researchers found that bald people have the same number of follicle stem cells as those with hair. If scientists could find the signals that stimulate these stem cells into producing more follicle cells, this discovery could lead to new breakthrough treatments for androgenic alopecia in the near future. In yet another study, a research team found that a specific type of stem cell known as adipose precursor cells were required for hair regeneration in mice. Although much more research needs to be conducted before stem cells become a viable treatment option, their potential to treat male and female baldness is certainly promising.
What is the Cost of Hair Restoration in New York and New Jersey?
The price of hair restoration varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two different financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
How Do I Get Started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss any hair restoration treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.
Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (201) 299-4521 to speak with our friendly staff.
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