Hair transplantation relocates small pieces of hair-bearing scalp.
Baldness has been blamed on poor scalp circulation, vitamin deficiencies, and even excessive hat-wearing. All of these theories have been disproved. It’s also been said that if your maternal grandfather was bald you will be, too. And that if a man reaches the age of 40 and hasn’t lost his hair, he never will. Those aren’t true either.
Hair loss is primarily caused by a combination of aging, a change in hormones, and a family history of baldness. Usually, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe it will become.
In hair transplant surgery, small pieces of hair-bearing scalp are grafted from a donor site and relocated to a bald or thinning area. These mini-grafts are harvested from the area that is most dense (usually the back of the head) and replanted in thinning areas to create a fuller look.
Hair loss in women
It has been estimated that one in five women will experience some form of hair loss due to aging, illness, or hormonal changes after menopause. Women tend to experience a subtle thinning all over the scalp rather than losing hair in patches as is common for men. Some women choose to wear a wig or hair extensions. Others have success with topical prescriptive drugs, although they usually prevent further loss without stimulating new growth. For women who are not comfortable with those options, hair replacement surgery may be the option.
Our practice sees patients from across the region, not only in the Lehigh Valley but from Phillipsburg, NJ to Reading, PA. Our physicians have hospital admitting privileges in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Quakertown.