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Hair Loss

Hair Loss Statistics

4 in 7 men have the “baldness gene”. 40 million men in the United States experience the hereditary condition of male-pattern baldness. 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by age 35 and 60% of men experience hair loss by age 60.

1 in 4 women will suffer thinning hair in their lives. 25 million women in the United States experience hair loss. 4 out of 10 women suffer from hair loss during menopause, with 50% of woman experiencing hair loss by 65.

Causes of Hair Loss

The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition call male or female-pattern baldness. This type of hair loss occurs gradually over time as the patient ages. Hereditary hair loss causes a receding hairline and bald patches in men, while for women it causes a thinning all over the scalp. Other health factors that can lead to permanent hair loss include hormonal changes, medical conditions, and extreme stress. These can cause patchiness, bald spots, and overall thinning. When developing a hair restoration strategy, we evaluate the unique cause of your hair loss.

Signs of hair loss

  • Thinning hair
  • A horseshoe shaped pattern on the top of the scalp
  • Receding hairline
  • Excessive hair shedding
  • Patches of broken hairr

Treatments

FUE Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair transplantation treatment that uses individual hairs extracted from regions around the scalp. The hairs are extracted with a tool that makes a small incision around the follicle than place into another small incision the balding area. This procedure is minimally invasive and does not leave any scarring behind. It is recommend for minimal hair loss and individuals who prefer to wear their hair short.

FUT Transplant

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is a hair transportation method that takes a small strip of hair from another region of the scalp. The hair follicles are extracted from the strip and then transplanted using small incisions along the balding areas. FUT can leave a thin one-millimeter scar in some patients and is recommended for people with more advanced hair loss and like to wear their hair a little longer.

Why Choose Us

The Youth Fountain is the premiere hair replacement facility in Freehold, NJ. Dr. Emil Shakov, MD, PACS, is a board-certified aesthetic surgeon who specializes in FUE and FUT. FUE and FUT don’t just require the skills and training, they require artistry to ensure the procedure looks and feels like your natural hair. Dr. Shakov has both. With years of experience working with patients from all over Freehold, NJ, he has helped hundreds of patients achieve their dream head of hair. We work one-on-one with all of our patients to help develop a treatment strategy that achieves their timeline, goals, and budget.  

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