Androgenetic alopecia, otherwise known as male pattern baldness, affects both men and women. Some individuals will have a single bald spot at the crown of their heads; whereas, others will notice that their hairline is gradually receding. One of the most common thinning patterns is frequently referred to as the ‘widow’s peak.’ A widow’s peak is a V-shaped hairline that involves a quicker loss of the hair near the temples than at the top of the forehead. However, the amount of hair lost and how quickly the hair thins will vary. Nevertheless, a widow’s peak is not always the result of hair loss, for individuals who inherit the V-shaped hairline trait, this receded location is where their normal hairline begins. At Contemporary Hair Transplant in Paramus, New Jersey hair restoration procedures are performed to address receding hairlines, widow’s peaks and bald spots.
Not all causes of hair loss are created equally. That said, not all hair restoration options in New Jersey are created equally. Some involve surgery, such as follicular unit extraction or strip harvesting. Others involve laser treatments or platelet rich plasma.
Certain causes of hair loss can make you a better candidate for hair restoration surgery than others. Learn more about when it’s worth considering surgery.
People often assume that hair loss only occurs for genetic reasons or as a natural part of the aging process. Although male or female pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting up to 80 million people in the US, according to NYU Langone Medical Center, it’s not the only cause of hair loss. The type of hair restoration that is going to be most effective for you is going to depend largely on the reason for your hair loss.
Hair restoration provides you the opportunity to fill in bald spots and essentially eliminate your male pattern baldness. With any medical procedure, including hair loss surgery, there might be a few terms you aren’t familiar with. When exploring your options for restoring your hair, it helps to learn a little more about those terms so you can research which method is best for you.