Ideal Hair Regrowth Candidates
When considering a hair transplant in New Jersey, it is natural to wonder if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Although one may assume that anyone experiencing hair loss or thinning is a good candidate for this procedure, it may not necessarily be the case. Hair loss in men is prevalent in our society with up to ⅔ of men reporting thinning or balding before age 50.
We have great news for women and men who struggle with hair loss. Hair thinning or balding can be effectively treated and even reversed to regrow a thick, healthy head of hair.
Traditionally, a full head of hair, for men and women, has been associated with youth, vitality and beauty. Therefore, when hair starts to thin or shed, self esteem and self-confidence tend to take a hit.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is an extremely common condition. Statistics have shown that hair loss in men is roughly 70% and upward of 50% for women in their lifetime. When hair loss occurs, it is usually troubling and can cause social difficulties as well as limit career options for those in the public eye.
While it is true that both men and women can lose hair or even go bald, it tends to be more noticeable in men. This is primarily due to the fact that hair loss in men looks different than it does in women.
Androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness (when it affects men) is the most common type of hair loss and is a permanent condition. Although women also experience female pattern baldness due to the same hormonal influences, men are more prone to this condition. It is this condition that often makes men better candidates than women for a hair transplant. This is because, with male pattern baldness, it is generally easier to place grafts in the correct location on the scalp since the bald areas are more visible. Women usually lose hair in a different pattern, known as diffuse hair loss, which is a thinning throughout the head, including the sides and the back. Since these are the areas that serve as the donor sites for a hair transplant, it can be challenging to achieve optimal results among women with this type of hair loss. However, when women have a receding hairline or thinning at the crown, they tend to be just as suitable as men for the transplant.