Two-thirds of American men suffer hair loss by the age of 35, and 40% of women experience hair loss by the age of 40. At Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, Joseph Fodero, MD, PA provides customized hair restoration procedures including Neograft® hair transplants, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments, and light therapy. If hair loss is affecting your confidence, call Northeastern Plastic Surgery or schedule a consultation online to learn how Dr. Fodero can restore your hair and confidence.
Many factors contribute to your risk of developing hair loss. Androgenic alopecia — or hereditary thinning or baldness — is the most common cause of hair loss. It affects men and women slightly differently. Men tend to develop receding hairlines or bald patches on the crowns of their head. Women usually experience their hair getting noticeably thinner.
Other causes of hair loss include autoimmune diseases like alopecia areata, thyroid disorders, and cicatricial alopecia. Some cancer treatments can cause hair loss. Also, dramatic hormonal shifts, like those experienced after giving birth, can trigger hair loss.
Dr. Fodero offers a variety of hair restoration treatments to either stimulate new hair growth or replace your hair. He provides a thorough consultation and exam to determine the best procedure to meet your needs.
Dr. Fodero doesn’t actually perform the procedure, but instead consults and instructs a specially trained NeoGraft technician on where to place the hair.
A hair transplant moves healthy and active hair follicles from one part of your scalp to the area where your hair is thinning. Dr. Fodero uses the innovative and minimally invasive Neograft® hair transplant system. Using the Neograft system, individual follicles or naturally occurring groups of up to four hairs can be moved in a procedure that doesn’t require a scalpel or cause any scarring.
Dr. Fodero offers PRP injections to stimulate hair growth. PRP floods your scalp and hair follicles with the growth factors and proteins necessary to cell production and repair. The injections may stimulate your natural hair growth and increase the thickness of your hairs. Dr. Fodero makes PRP from a sample of your blood. He separates the plasma from the solid components of your blood in a centrifuge before combining your platelets and plasma and injecting the serum into your scalp.
You can also opt for low-level light therapy to reverse your hair loss. Low-level light energy stimulates inactive hair follicles and signals your epidermal stem cells to accelerate the production of hair. Light treatments are noninvasive, and you need a series of appointments to treat all of your hair follicles at the right point of their growth cycles.
Dr. Fodero may give you specific instructions on dietary changes and/or grooming habits to preserve your hair. He often suggests that you use HairMedica products to nourish your hair roots and follicles.
If you’re frustrated by hair loss, call Northeastern Plastic Surgery or make an appointment online to learn about your hair restoration options.