Hair Restoration in Manasquan and Toms River, NJ

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What Causes Hair Loss?

Hair loss may occur for several reasons, including certain hairstyle and styling products. More common reasons for hair loss include:

  • Androgenetic alopecia, also known as hereditary hair loss. Approximately 80 million people in the United States experience this type of hair loss or thinning. Both male and female pattern baldness could be attributed to androgenetic alopecia.
  • Nutritional deficiencies. Hair loss may occur as a result of dramatic weight loss. Iron and protein deficiency may also cause hair to fall out.
  • Stress and hormones. Some women notice substantial hair loss after giving birth or during perimenopause.

Many of the causes of hair loss that do not relate to genetics correct on their own over time. Hair transplant treatment can address situations in which hair loss has occurred, but follicles are still viable.


Am I a Good Candidate For Hair Restoration?

New Jersey man rubs his lush full head of hair months after completing hair restoration surgery at FosterMD.Patients with male pattern baldness, baldness from accidents, operations, burns, radiation treatment, infection, or even those who have lost their eyebrows are good candidates for this procedure. In some cases, insurance carriers may cover the cost. Patients must realize that the full head of thick hair present before the balding process will not reappear as a result of the procedure. They should also realize that transplanted hair frequently falls out initially, and grows back in two to four months. With proper hairstyle and grooming, a patient can achieve an appearance close to that of full hair growth.

The best approach should be conservative, with the goal being a natural-appearing, adult hairline. Hair transplantation should be approached with the patient’s present and future hairline and overall appearance in mind.

We offer two methods of hair restoration: Neograft Hair Transplantation and PRP.


What Is Hair Transplantation?

Many people experience great anxiety and loss of self-esteem when faced with natural, hereditary hair loss and baldness. Virtually all men, as they age, will experience some degree of hair loss. The extent and pattern of loss depends on the genetic predisposition. Many approaches to hair replenishment are available including hair weaves, wigs, hair pieces, surgery, Minoxidil, Propecia®, and others.

Hair transplant surgery has gained wide popularity amongst the 60 to 70 percent of men and small percentage of women who experience alopecia, the medical term for baldness. Beginning hair transplantation before one is completely bald is an excellent idea, allowing some existing hair to be combed over the new grafts while the patient awaits growth of newly transplanted hair. Serving patients from Toms River, Manasquan, Monmouth County, Ocean County and surrounding areas, Dr. Foster can help restore your hair and help you feel like yourself again.


What Is NeoGraft™?

After much research, we have chosen to offer the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method utilizing the NeoGraft Automated Hair Transplantation device, a much more desirable option because of the vast benefits the less invasive technique offers patients. The FUE method of hair transplantation removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs and are then placed in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred.


Why Use NeoGraft™ Hair Transplantation?

  • Least invasive procedure for hair transplantation
  • Patients feel little to no discomfort
  • No stitches or staples
  • Shorter recovery time
  • No numbness where the donor hair is harvested
  • Less activity restrictions after procedure
  • No unsightly linear scar, hair can be worn short
  • Patients can typically go back to work the next day
  • Transplants roughly twice as many hair grafts as manually FUE
  • Cuts  the cost of treatment by as much as half as in most cases
  • it reduces the need for additional procedures

What Is The Success Rate?

There is technical success in hair transplantation, and there is subjective success. Both are important to us. We want every patient to feel good about the results achieved from their customized treatment plan. To accomplish this, we do our best to discuss the predicted outcome and all other details of the hair transplant process during our initial consultation and planning phase of care. Technical success is as straightforward as observing how many transplanted follicles “take.” Overall, the success rate of treatment is anywhere from 95 to 99 percent successful. The specific technique used by the NeoGraft system, called “coring,” along with gentle suction, significantly improves the viability of harvested hairs.


Is A Hair Transplant Painful?

Injections of numbing medication precede the NeoGraft procedure into the scalp. Therefore, patients typically do not feel any sensations during their treatment session. After treatment, subtle discomfort such as tenderness or soreness may occur as a side effect of the minor disruption of the scalp.

What is recovery like after a hair transplant:

One of the valuable aspects of the NeoGraft method is that recovery is quick and comfortable. After treatment, the scalp area may feel swollen and sore. If hair transplant treatment has addressed the front hairline or temple areas, swelling and mild bruising may develop on the face, especially around the eyes. This is a typical effect of scalp manipulation that will gradually subside as the tissue heals.In addition to swelling and mild discomfort, patients will notice tiny scabs where hair follicles have been treated. These will crust and fall away over the course of about a week.


Hair Plugs vs Hair Transplant

man checking hairThe term “hair plug” describes a transplant technique that dates back to the 1950s. A hair plug was a small, round piece of tissue that would be removed from the back of the scalp using a punch method. A hair plug would typically contain approximately 20 strands of hair. This piece of tissue would be inserted into the scalp where balding had occurred. Although a hair plug is fully organic, not fake hair, the results of treatment often looked artificial due to the size of the graft and space in between plugs.The hair transplant procedures performed today are far more meticulous. Instead of harvesting a large number of hairs, transplants now often remove one hair follicle at a time. These are referred to as follicular units. Harvesting individual hairs, we can achieve much more natural-looking results and also better healing of donor sites.


How Much does a hair transplant cost?

Hair transplant treatment is considered a cosmetic procedure so is not covered by insurance. Understandably, patients want to maximize their investment into new hair growth. This is why we have elected to use the NeoGraft system to support optimal patient outcomes. The cost of hair transplant varies based on factors including the cost per graft and the number of grafts needed. Cost may also be influenced by head size, hair density, medical history, and other factors.The best way to know how much hair transplant treatment may cost is to consult with an experienced provider such as FosterMD.

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What is the difference between FUT and FUE?

FUT stands for follicular unit transplantation. This procedure involves the harvesting of strips of tissue from the sides and back of the scalp. Individual follicular units are then extracted from the strips and carefully placed, one by one, into tiny holes the doctor makes in the scalp in the area of thinning or baldness.FUE stands for follicular unit extraction. This technique uses a specialized extraction instrument. In our case, this is connected to the NeoGraft system. After the appropriate number of follicular units have been extracted, they are inserted into the recipient area using a microneedle. The FUE technique is very specific, with follicular units embedded in a particular pattern and angle to achieve the most natural outcome.


What are the Risks of Hair Transplant Surgery?

The NeoGraft technique is one of the most minimally invasive methods of hair restoration. Therefore, the risk of side effects or infection is significantly reduced. In addition to the necessary medication to control comfort, we may also prescribe antibiotics as a preventive strategy.Potential side effects from hair transplant treatment include:

    • Spot bleeding
    • Mild discomfort
    • Redness at donor sites
    • Itching and thinning

Hair Transplant Before & After

NeoGraft before and after hair transplant

Schedule a Consultation

Starting to notice significant hair loss and looking for a solution? Contact our office at (732) 914-2233 for our Toms River location or (732) 449-2099 for our Manasquan location to schedule a hair transplant consultation today. We serve Monmouth County, Ocean County, and surrounding areas in New Jersey.


Hair Restoration FAQs

How successful are hair restoration procedures at FosterMD?

At FosterMD, hair restoration procedures have a high success rate due to the use of advanced technologies like NeoGraft. Although success rates vary by individual, and consultations with our specialists can provide a more personalized expectation.

How does FosterMD minimize discomfort during the hair restoration procedure?

FosterMD prioritizes your comfort by using local anesthesia and minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain and discomfort during hair restoration procedures. Post-operative care instructions further assist in managing any discomfort at home.

Can hair restoration at FosterMD help with complete baldness?

Hair restoration effectiveness depends on the availability of donor hair and the extent of baldness. If donor hair is unavailable to transfer to other parts of the scalp, surgical hair restoration cannot be performed. FosterMD offers consultations to evaluate if hair restoration is a viable solution for individuals with extensive hair loss.

Are there any age restrictions for undergoing hair restoration at FosterMD?

There are no strict age restrictions for hair restoration at FosterMD, but the best candidates are typically those who have established a pattern of hair loss. Our specialists can determine the appropriate timing and approach during a personal consultation.

Can women undergo hair restoration at FosterMD?

Yes, FosterMD offers hair restoration services for both men and women. Female hair loss due to hormonal changes, diet, stress, or pattern baldness can be addressed with the clinic’s various hair restoration options.

How long does a hair restoration session last?

The duration of a hair restoration session at FosterMD can vary depending on the number of grafts being transplanted. Sessions can range from a few hours to a full day. Dr. Foster provides an estimated procedure time during pre-operative consultations.

Can hair restoration be combined with other treatments?

Yes, hair restoration can be combined with other treatments, such as PRP therapy, to enhance results. PRP therapy uses platelet-rich plasma from your own blood, which has regenerative properties that can be beneficial in helping follicles to grow. When appropriate, Dr. Foster can recommend a combination of treatments based on your individual needs and goals.

How should I prepare for a hair restoration procedure?

Preparation for hair restoration includes avoiding certain medications and supplements that can increase bleeding, not smoking, and abstaining from alcohol for a specified period before the procedure. Dr. Foster and his team will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions during your consultation to ensure that your surgery goes as smoothly as possible.

Why should I choose FosterMD for hair restoration?

Choosing FosterMD for hair restoration means opting for expertise and quality care. Dr. Foster's clinic offers the latest technology in hair restoration, including Neograft Hair Transplantation and PRP for Hair, ensuring minimally invasive procedures with natural-looking results. With a high success rate and a focus on patient comfort and satisfaction, FosterMD provides customized treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs. To learn more about this procedure from our experts, please request an appointment today.

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