Hair Transplant & Restoration
Hair loss can begin at any age for men and women alike. From a receding hairline to full baldness, the loss of hair is often a disheartening experience. After all, hair is a crucial part of your overall appearance; thinning, patchy, or missing hair can be a real obstacle to looking your best.
Many different options exist today to combat hair loss. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo has performed extensive research on emerging technology, and New Jersey Plastic Surgery has adopted some of the most advanced solutions for hair restoration.
Please call 973-509-2000 to schedule your initial consultation at New Jersey Plastic Surgery. Dr. DiBernardo and our team serve patients in and around Montclair, Clifton, Newark, and other local areas, as well as out-of-state visitors and international guests.
Read about hair loss issues and our state-of-the-art treatment options for restoration and hair transplant below:
- What Causes Hair Loss?
- Evaluating Hair Loss
- Hair Transplant Surgery
- PRP Therapy
- Laser Hair Regrowth
- Vitamins & Serums for Hair Growth
- Why Choose New Jersey Plastic Surgery
- Schedule Your Hair Restoration Consultation Today
What Causes Hair Loss?
The strongest indicator that you are at risk of losing your hair is genetics. If you have a family history of thinning hair or baldness, you are more likely to develop the condition, too.
Other possible causes of hair loss include:
- Changes in hormones (for example, women may be more likely to experience hair loss when they are pregnant or going through menopause)
- Infections, autoimmune or thyroid disorders, and other medical conditions
- As a side effect of select pharmaceuticals and medical treatments
- Consistently wearing your hair pulled back tight, which can damage the hair over time
Most types of hair loss progress gradually. The hair may recede from the forehead in a horseshoe pattern among men, for example, whereas women tend to develop patches of baldness on the scalp.
No matter how gradual, these changes in appearance are often upsetting. Women and men invest significant thought into how their hair should look, not to mention the money spent on hair care products, salon appointments, and more.
Fortunately, hair restoration is often a possibility with one or more treatment options. New Jersey Plastic Surgery has invested in state-of-the-art technology to help patients re-grow and/or transplant hair to reclaim their hairline and fill in empty spaces on the scalp.
Evaluating Hair Loss
Determining the best treatment option to restore or replace hair is the degree of hair loss. During your consultation, our team may use a state-of-the-art Canfield HairMetrix device to analyze your hair, follicles, and scalp.
Analysis with HairMetrix requires no preparation of your scalp. Afterward, Dr. DiBernardo and our team can begin planning treatments with you during your visit; we won’t have to wait for results from an outside lab to get started.
As your hair restoration treatment progress, the HairMetrix device will also enable us to track the results. Depending on the outcome, our team can easily adjust your treatment plan to pursue better results.
Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair transplant surgery has a long track record of success as an effective hair replacement option. During the procedure, our surgeons remove hair follicles from a healthy donor site on the back and sides of the head. Then, we carefully place the transplanted hairs in areas of thinning, receding, or baldness on your scalp.
You may be a candidate for a hair transplant if:
- You have moderate to severe thinning hair at the front of your scalp (i.e., at the hairline)
- You have sufficient hair on the back and sides to serve as donor sites
- Your scalp is healthy
Because of its effectiveness in relieving a receding hairline, men typically undergo hair transplant more often than women. However, the procedure is not gender-exclusive; our surgeons can examine your hair loss and discuss your options for transplant.
Traditional hair transplant surgery requires manual extraction of individual hairs. This is a time-consuming process that sometimes takes an entire working day to perform. SmartGraft technology is an excellent alternative.
Instead of removing hairs one-by-one, the SmartGraft device extracts several follicles at once from the donor site. Our surgeons can then place the hair grafts in less time than with traditional extraction.
Some of the benefits of SmartGraft hair restoration include:
- The procedure is suitable for treating hair loss issues experienced by women and men
- Hair extraction with SmartGraft is shorter than traditional transplant
- Reduced scarring
- Shorter recovery period
- Natural looking results
Growth of new hairs may begin as soon as three months after the SmartGraft transplant. It will take several cycles of hair growth before you see final results, which can take up to a year.
At New Jersey Plastic Surgery, we also perform hair restoration using the NeoGraft system. Dr. DiBernardo and our staff are happy to meet with you at the initial consultation to start discussing SmartGraft, NeoGraft, and your best options for taking back your hair.
PRP Therapy for Hair Restoration
Platelet-rich plasma has a variety of clinical and cosmetic uses. Many practices perform PRP injections in areas like the face and hands to rejuvenate the skin, enhancing texture, tone, volume, and elasticity.
Another application for PRP treatment at New Jersey Plastic Surgery is therapy for hair loss. The procedure involves the following steps:
- A member of our staff draws a small amount of blood from your arm
- We place the blood sample in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other components
- A member of our team will apply topical anesthetic to your scalp and stimulate the skin with a microneedling device
- Injections are administered at strategic points in the scalp
- Our team will perform light therapy treatment to aid in healing the skin
The injection of platelet-rich plasma into the scalps helps to preserve healthy hair follicles. It also encourages new hair to grow.
Should you undergo a hair transplant, PRP therapy will augment the results. You may be able to enjoy a full head of thick hair in less time through this combination.
Laser Hair Regrowth
Innovations in non-surgical hair restoration have resulted in wearable technology designed to stimulate hair growth. One of these treatment options, iGrow, delivers low-level light energy that stimulates new growth of hair. Treatment can be performed simply by wearing the helmet-like device in the comfort of your own home.
Similar to iGrow but even more discreet in its appearance, the LaserCap by Capillus activates the follicles through low-level laser therapy. The outside of the LaserCap device looks just like your favorite baseball cap. The inside, however, is outfitted with one of three different sets of laser diodes based on the treatment area.
The LaserCap is light-weight and battery-operated. The diodes are precisely angled to focus the lasers on areas where your hair is thin, which means you don’t have to worry about handling and adjusting the device.
Because of these benefits, you can choose to wear LaserCap at home or outside. As long as the cap is on your head, nobody will be the wiser!
The lasers in wearable tech for hair regrowth vary in intensity. Our doctors and staff will evaluate your hair loss and provide recommendations for the optimal treatment or combination of treatments.
Vitamins & Serums for Hair Growth
Not all patients have to experience hair loss to feel self-conscious about the appearance and texture of their hair. If your hair is chronically dry and brittle, our team may recommend vitamin and mineral supplements that are specially designed to strengthen your hair.
Supplements by Nutrafol® contain natural ingredients including hyaluronic acid, marine collagen, and saw palmetto. In addition, the supplements contain key vitamins and minerals for healthy hair like:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B3 (niacin)
- Vitamin B7 (biotin)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
Nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle factors can cause hair to dry out and lose its sheen. Restoring crucial nutrients with an oral supplement is an easy way to help offset hair thinning. It may also prevent hair loss.
However, patients who already suffer from significant hair loss or lose hair as a result of issues unrelated to nutrition are unlikely to see sufficient benefit from Nutrafol. If this is the case, the team at New Jersey Plastic Surgery is here for you to discuss alternative treatment options.
Another oral supplement that may assist with hair loss is HealthyCell Pro. This nutrition system contains nearly 100 different vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that support fuller, healthier hair, in addition to other anti-aging benefits.
Another option, Lutronic Kerafactor serum, is applied topically to the scalp. This serum is rich in growth factors that improve blood flow to the follicles and encourage hair growth. The Kerafactor serum is generally activated by laser or light treatment.
Why Choose New Jersey Plastic Surgery
As you can see, hair restoration is a dynamic and growing field. When determining who should perform your hair transplant or other procedure, you need a doctor or practice that is dedicated to staying current on the latest research and adopting advanced technology and products to provide superior treatment.
Dr. Barry DiBernardo invests significant time in researching the latest and greatest laser technology and other state-of-the-art options. Major vendors often rely upon Dr. DiBernardo to evaluate their products and solutions and provide his expert opinion.
He has adopted proven, versatile options for hair restoration, transplant, and replacement at New Jersey Plastic Surgery. This wide range of services makes it possible for us to treat women and men, and customize treatment to the areas, extent, and causes of your hair loss.
Schedule Your Hair Restoration Consultation Today
The first step to reverse hair loss is to meet with our doctors and clinical staff. We will review your options and personalize the treatment plan in pursuit of your goals. You may benefit from oral supplements, laser hair regrowth, transplant surgery, or a combination of different options.
Please call 973-509-2000 to schedule your initial consultation at New Jersey Plastic Surgery today. Our practice is a destination throughout the United States and around the world for people seeking hair restoration and other advanced cosmetic solutions. We also welcome patients in the immediate area from Montclair, Clifton, Newark, and nearby communities in New Jersey.