Dr. DiBernardo is the Medical Director of New Jersey Plastic Surgery® in Montclair, NJ, past
President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (2005-2006), an Associate Clinical Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at UMDNJ, and is currently is on the board of directors of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation. He also serves on the Advisory Board to many of the leading skincare and injectable technology companies worldwide.
“My job is to keep our practice at the forefront as one of the leading aesthetic plastic surgery practices in this country — striving for excellence in cosmetic procedures and in patient care.”
The first step is an initial consultation with a trained hair restoration physician. The physician will ask about your medical history and perform a scalp evaluation before outlining a recommended strategic plan. He or she will explain the procedure in detail and determine the number of grafts needed for an effective and natural-looking result specific to your goals.
It is normal to shed about 50 to 100 hairs a day, but since we have about a million strands of hair on our scalps, this amount of hair loss does not cause noticeable thinning. Also, gradual thinning is a normal part of aging. As we become old, our hair naturally starts to thin out. most common cause is called male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss accounts for about 95% of cases and is usually caused by a combination of hormonal activity and heredity. Hair follicles in the scalp get smaller and over time develop a shortened hair growth cycle. Men typically notice hair loss around their hairline and/or top of their scalp.
Hair loss in women can be triggered by numerous medical conditions as well as various lifestyle factors such as extreme stress, diets, and childbirth. Common medical causes of hair loss in women include:
- Thyroid problems (producing too much or too little thyroid hormone)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a chronic hormonal imbalance with numerous side effects including hair loss.
- Alopecia areata, in which the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks healthy hair follicles and causes hair to fall out in patches.
As a starting point, hair loss experts recommend testing for thyroid problems and hormone imbalances. In many cases, hair will grow back once the cause is addressed.
Emotional impact of hair loss can affect the way both men and women look or think about themselves and can have a huge effect on self-confidence.
SmartGraft offers you a minimally invasive office procedure to replace or restore your lost hair and hairline.