Hair loss

What are the leading causes of Hair Loss?

Leading Causes of Hair Loss

You’ve begun to notice more hairs on the pillow, in your comb, maybe all over the house, and you’ve asked yourself, how long has this been going on?

Often, people panic at the sight of a receding hairline or thinning hair, and search for a hair loss treatment. Though it is important to realize that between 100-150 hairs are expected to fall out each and every day, when the amount increases, and your scalp appears more visible, or hairline further back than it used to be, you know that something has changed. Almost 2/3 of all men report experiencing male pattern baldness or hair thinning by the age of 50, and some begin to notice the signs as young as age 20. Women also report hair loss or female pattern baldness, though this type of hereditary balding is less common for females. Up to 50% of female hair loss patients say that they notice thinning of the hair, particularly at the crown, by age 50.

Though hair loss and thinning hair is a very common experience, in our beauty and youth-conscious culture, no one wants to accept a progressive loss of their once thick, full, youthful-looking hair. For many people, their hair is an important style accessory, an attractive feature and a sign of virile masculinity or an important component of feminine allure. However, the idea that thick hair is a sign of masculinity is completely false, as men suffering with androgenic alopecia have plenty of testosterone and a sensitivity to it.

Androgenic alopecia is the medical term used to describe genetic, hormone-related hair loss in men and women which is progressive and typically hereditary. For men especially, when their close family members experience baldness, they can likely guess that they will lose their hair too and the change can be subtle or result in complete baldness. Women with the same condition tend to see diffuse hair loss rather than bald spots and a horseshoe pattern of hair remaining at the back and sides. Instead, female clients come to us with concern that their hair is not as thick as it used to be, that their scalp is more visible so certain hairstyles such as hair parted in the middle, can accentuate the problem. Women will commonly notice a change in hair density for the first time after childbirth or as they enter menopause as these are times when drastic hormone shifts take place in the body.

If you are like many people, you are looking for a one-time, fast but effective solution to stop hair loss. You don’t want to deal with the disappointment of lackluster results or failed grafts because of poor technique, poor equipment and a lack of experience from your technician. These days visible scarring is not a necessity with hair transplants and you should be assured of a flawlessly natural-looking, virtually scar-less result as well. Only the experts know how to deliver high-end results in a field that is saturated with lesser, sub-optimal hair loss surgery options.

Read on to find out why The New Jersey Hair Transplant Clinic rises to the top and is the one, specialized hair transplant treatment center in New Jersey that you should visit.

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The New Jersey Hair Transplant Clinic can help!

People often worry a bit when they recognize increased hair fall, but there is hope and more than one excellent solution for hair loss treatment because of today’s leading-edge transplant advancements.

At the new jersey Hair Transplant Clinic, we specialize in offering comprehensive hair restoration treatments that not only permanently replace and restore real, natural hair, but also nourish and support a healthy scalp. When you schedule your initial consultation we will spend time with you one-on-one to talk about what type of hair loss you are experiencing, what your top concerns and goals are, and to offer you the best solutions that we have available. We carry only top of the line, medically advanced equipment and hair loss treatments in our practice. We will examine your scalp and provide a detailed assessment of your hair density and characteristics while also reviewing your overall health picture and health history with you.

There are no miracle hair loss cures or baldness cures in a bottle, but often very effective, supportive treatments which include medical grade topical hair growth solutions. Hair transplant surgery has also advanced impressively in recent years so that it is not only a far more accessible solution due to the lowered cost of a hair transplant, but comes with a rapid recovery due to a minimally invasive approach that delivers virtually scarless results.

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Hair Growth Cycle

In order to help you understand a bit more about how hair growth works, we can break down the stages of growth and hair shedding into 4 main phases.


Growth Phase
This is the active growing phase which will last between 2-7 years. The longer this phase lasts the longer and thicker hair tends to grow.


Transition Phase
This phase lasts for only 1-2 weeks and is the time when the hair bulb/root shrinks, detaching itself from the dermal papilla.


Resting Phase
Lasting from 2-3 months, about 10-15% of all hairs are designed to be at this phase at any given time. They stay in the follicle but do not grow.


New Hair Growth
This phase allows for shedding of the old hair and growing of new ones from deep in the follicle. Normal hair shedding of 100-150 hairs per day will occur because of the follicles in this phase.

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For hair restoration in NJ, Dr. Michael Gartner is a leading choice for excellence. Dr. Gartner is set apart as a double board certified plastic surgeon and general surgeon. While hair transplants may be offered through less qualified technicians, the high standard of a celebrity hair transplant comes from decades of detailed surgical experience and advanced education. Dr. Gartner is renowned among colleagues and clients worldwide as an innovator in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. He prides himself on being closely involved with all aspects of the patient’s journey, from in-depth, private consultation and strategic planning, to personalized treatment and consistent post-procedure care. His patients can anticipate a pleasant experience with a shorter period of time spent recuperating as a result of his approach to surgery, which is always modified to be as non-invasive as is practically feasible. The most advanced methods for hair restoration in New Jersey combine traditional, hands-on surgical care with the most cutting-edge robotic and digital technology available in the medical aesthetics sector. Patients of Dr. Gartner reap the benefits of his flexible methods, which are adapted to meet the specific requirements of each individual patient. Through the use of meticulous micrografts and artistic placement, it is possible to generate hair that does not appear to have been transplanted but rather completely natural.

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What Are The Different Types Of Hair Loss?

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So, you think you are losing your hair. What should you do first?

There are a few types of hair loss which are quite rare, and we don’t commonly see clients with these issues. What we do see most often is the individual genetic predisposition to balding, otherwise known as androgenic alopecia.


Androgenic Alopecia:

If you’re experiencing the effects of hereditary hair loss you may not understand what the reasons behind it are. There are plenty of myths circulating about causes of hair loss and often, suggested causes are incorrect. One such example is the claim that brushing the hair too much or wearing a hat consistently will cause baldness. That is completely false, so you can relax and wear a hat, or not. It won’t accelerate your hair loss in any way. The hairs that fall out when rubbing the scalp, washing the hair, brushing or wearing hats, are hairs that were set/programmed to fall out regardless. Unless you are physically, painfully pulling out all of your hair, that’s not why you’re are going bald. Instead, hormones called androgens, specifically one called dihydrotestosterone,(DHT) helps to regulate hair growth and sex drive. Increased androgen levels in the hair follicles will shorten the important growth phase of the hair cycle and impair growth so that thinner hairs replace the old ones.

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Testosterone – Key Factor

The hormone, Testosterone is a key factor for baldness, but it’s not the Testosterone itself which causes hair to fall out. DHT is a derivative of Testosterone. 5 alpha reductase (5-AR) is an enzyme which converts Testosterone to DHT and if levels of 5-AR increase, or more testosterone is converted, more hair will fall out. The important thing to understand about this unfortunate chain of events is that it’s effects are permanent and progressive. Unfortunately, there is no cure for baldness in this sense, however incredible breakthroughs have allowed for options to stop hair loss, halt the progression and even grow hair back with medications like Rogaine. As well, permanent hair restoration surgery is easier and more natural-looking than ever. A hair transplant can take a relatively small amount of hair and diffuse its density to multiply coverage all over your scalp – filling in bald patches and restoring your hairline, permanently.

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Telogen (TE)

Telogen effluvium (TE) is the second most common type of hair loss that our clients report, and this type is generally temporary. Reasons for hair production to drop significantly are vague and varied. TE leads to thinner, weaker hair and less of it, or sudden “shock loss” that is characterized by a rapid, drastic hair fall and thinning. If something physically or mentally stressful happens during the resting, or telogen phase of the hair cycle there can be increased dormant follicles or resting hairs that “let go”. Such shocks to the system can include surgery, crash/starvation dieting, emotional trauma or fear.

Certain medications such as antidepressants have been linked to temporary hair loss. Medications used in cancer treatment are known to affect the rapidly growing cells of hairs and some skin cells, so these areas show immediate changes which can fully normalize when the treatment stops.

Other temporary causes for hair loss include traction or persistent pulling on the area. Some tight braided hairstyles are notorious for causing bald patches and receding hairlines.
Lastly, deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals may be linked to poor hair growth. There are variety of of herbal and nutritional supplements available to help support healthy hair growth and scalp health. These can include Omegas, Iron, silica, Biotin and others.

Talk with your hair growth specialist at the New Jersey Hair Transplant Clinic about healthy ways to support thicker, fuller hair growth and to optimize your results after a hair loss treatment.

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What’s your next step?

If the cause of your hair loss is a genetic, progressive hair loss, we have good news for you.

The NeoGraft hair transplant device is the industry’s best, highly advanced system for minimally invasive, virtually scar free hair transplant surgery. This micro-surgery can be completed at a rapid pace in one, comfortable in-office visit. While you relax, watch TV or listen to music, this comfortable hair loss procedure can restore an entire scalp full of hair to dramatically change your appearance, restoring a youthful look and confidence. While it will take at least a few months to see the exciting, new hair growth, this is because of the hair’s natural growth cycles. The hair implant “take” and new growth can be celebrated as early as 3 months post procedure. Results from an FUE hair transplant are dramatic due to an over 90% take rate with meticulously tiny, individual hair grafts transplanted to mimic the natural hair growth patterns, direction and density. No one else will know that you’ve had a hair transplant! You can resume most normal activity within just a few days of your procedure making recovery a breeze. Today’s express, micro-surgery is perfect for busy professional and A-list clientele who value discretion and work within tight schedules.

If you want to talk about restoring your own real, growing hair and the easiest ways to get your healthy growing hair back, contact the experts at the new jersey Hair transplant Clinic today and join the ranks of people we’ve helped to no longer worry about balding and thinning hair.

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The FUE process is an advanced next-generation hair transplant micro-surgery. Click on the steps to get a simplified overview. For more details particular to your case, please consult with our doctor.

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