Is your hair thinning? There could be several reasons, including medications, age, hormonal changes or androgenic alopecia. Millions of men and women experience hair loss severe enough that they seek permanent, surgical hair transplants in New Jersey. Determining whether this is the right approach to solve your problem means you’ll need to understand your hair thinning a little better.
New Jersey Hair Transplant Candidates
Most people lose between 100-200 hairs per day as part of the natural growth and shedding cycles. Average hairs grow at a rate of 6 inches per year, and roughly 80%-90% of the hairs on your head are in an active growth stage at a given time. This is known as the anagen stage. The next stage is called the catagen phase, and in this transitional period, hairs slow their growth and eventually stop. This period lasts roughly 10 days. In the telogen phase, hairs rest for about 3 months then the root end breaks free, and they fall out. This makes way for new hair to come in.
Factors Affecting Hair Growth
Hair cycles change over time, and many people produce fewer, thinner hairs with shorter growth cycles as they get older. You can lose a significant amount of hair before it becomes apparent to others that you’re thinning or balding. However, if you’re prone to genetic, androgenic alopecia, you can expect hair loss to follow a predictable pattern and progress noticeably over the years.
Other temporary causes of shedding like medications, nutritional deficiencies or traction alopecia should be addressed with your physician or New Jersey hair transplant specialist as restoration may not require surgery.