Hair Restoration

Hair Restoration Overview

So hair restoration really encompasses the attempt to either regrow hair, and you can use medical agents to do that as well as procedural agents to do that. The medical agents that we use to treat hair loss involve making sure that the patient doesn’t have a nutritional abnormality that we could correct, doesn’t have a thyroid problem that we need to correct. But also, there are certain supplements that we use to help encourage hair growth.The most important thing about hair loss is that you want to diagnose it, and evaluate it, and start treating it quickly. So if it’s caused by genetics, you’re fighting up a very steep hill. But there are lots of things that we can do to slow the process, lots of things we can do to reverse the process, to get somebody’s hair to grow back, if we’re talking about medical treatments, we’re talking about surgical treatments, or procedural treatments. There are lots of ways to combat that. So it’s certainly important to get the diagnosis early, so that you can get started on treatment early.

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Alopecia is a condition that causes hair loss. Many varying factors contribute to hair loss, and you might be affected by one or more of these common factors:

  • Heredity or Genetic Factors
  • Stress
  • Poor Diet & Nutrition
  • Hormonal Imbalance or Menopausal Changes
  • Lack of Sleep
  • Medications

Now more than ever, men and women have more options for hair restoration procedures. When you want to regrow your own hair to wash, cut, and style, Arizona Dermatology can provide a surgical solution for you. You can reverse the signs of aging and regrow your own natural locks.

The board-certified physicians at Arizona Dermatology have over 25 years of hair anatomy training and hair loss treatment experience, helping both men and women restore their hairlines and their self-confidence with the medical and cosmetic treatment of all phases of hair loss. We ensure that your treatment is customized to your unique hair loss situation.

We use the most revolutionary types of hair restoration to effectively reverse the symptoms of the condition through follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). With these very precise techniques, we use the follicular units for transplanting from the permanent zone in the back of the scalp into balding areas.

Dr. Neil P. Superfon is a hair restoration specialist and is one of many distinguished doctors that sit on the Board of Hair Restoration. He has also instructed and taught the art of hair transplant surgery to many doctors in this field nationwide. Having been a hair loss sufferer himself, this topic remains of vital interest to him.

We understand that the decision to restore your sense of youth and vitality is a personal one. We make every effort to provide a comfortable and personalized experience with each patient, as each person’s condition will always be unique and different. This effort is supported by a highly-trained staff of licensed medical professionals, a state-of-the-art facility, and board-certified doctors.

Your initial consultation and examination are complimentary, and you’re under no obligation to us. Just complete and submit the form on this page and we’ll be in touch with the information you need, and can help you schedule your free consultation.
When you meet with us, we discuss in detail your history and what you’re looking for in a solution. Since everyone’s needs are different and results vary, we encourage you to have realistic expectations in mind during your private complimentary consultation and exam. A customized program that fits your individual needs and addresses your personal hair loss concerns will be designed for you. Below are some of the hair restoration treatments that we offer at Arizona Dermatology. Call our direct cosmetic services line at (480) 818-3314.

Hair Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy or Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a painless medical treatment that uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes (LED) to alter cellular function. Cold laser maximizes hair growth by increasing blood flow, nutrient delivery and energy to the cells to promote hair growth. Scientific research indicates that low level light energy stimulates cellular activity at the mitochondrial level and accelerates cell turnover which promotes growth of thicker, stronger, healthier looking hair that you can call your own.

Hair Transplantation

Hair restoration surgery really takes advantage of a very neat genetic difference between the hairs on your hair. So it’s well known that the hairs on the top of the scalp are under more genetic control and effect by testosterone. The hairs on the back and the sides of the scalp are much less effected and actually resistant to the effects of testosterone. And so when a man starts to bald we notice that he starts to lose his hair on the top of his scalp and on the crown of his scalp but he always seems to keep hair on the back of his scalp as well as the lower sides.

And so in hair restoration surgery, we take advantage of that knowledge and we can actually take those hairs form the back of the scalp and transplant them to up to the top of the scalp. Those hairs will still retain their genetic resistance to the effects of dihydrotestosterone so when you put them on the top of they continue to grow and they’re not effected.
So how the surgery works is the patient comes in and we actually harvest a strip of hair that’s anywhere from four to 6 inches long and maybe half an inch wide. We take that strip of hair and we start to divide it and divide it out. And what we’re eventually doing is we’re extracting each follicular unit. And a follicular unit can have one hair, two hairs, three hairs, or four hairs. So we further divide those follicular units into the ones, twos, and the threes, and fours and what we do at that point is that we actually create a pattern on the scalp that gives a very natural hair line.

The actual technology has evolved a lot in terms of how we place these grafts. We place them at an angel. An angel that matches the other hairs in that region and so that hair grows out, it takes on a very natural appearance. Patients have really enjoyed it and it’s very, very effective. The success rate of those transplanted follicular units or those grafts is very, very high; about 99%.

The day of the procedure involves giving the patient a very light sedative so that they’re comfortable, that they’re relaxed, so that they are less nervous about the procedure. They’re in the same transplant room the whole time. We have plenty of things to distract them, keep them occupied, whether we’re listening to music or watching movies. We have a transplantation staff that’s been doing this for decades that’s happy, and cheerful, and joyful, and talkative, so if the patient wants to be talkative they’re there to converse with them and help them feel at ease, just sort of helps the time to go by very quickly. There’s a big crew in there so there are lots of activities so it’s never quiet or boring and the patients tend to see that time kind of flow by. So it’s very relaxing and comforting even though patients are there for many, many hours, they feel very comfortable.

Modern technology provides a rich variety of hair replacement options. No one option is right for everyone. If you want to have a full head of hair, hair you can wash, cut, style and enjoy for the rest of your life… there is only one solution: Hair Transplantation Surgery. You will find that it is a highly sophisticated yet simple surgical procedure that guarantees the patient will have their own hair growing once again in an otherwise bald or thinning scalp area.

Generally when someone is affected with male pattern baldness, it is progressive and causes gradual hair loss over the top and front of the head. Due to heredity, the hair on the sides and back of the head (the donor area) are not affected. This is what makes hair transplantation possible.

At Arizona Dermatology, we use the most revolutionary type of hair transplantation called Follicular Unit Transplantation. With this very precise technique, we use the follicular units for transplanting from the permanent zone in the back of the scalp into balding areas.

Dr. Neil P. Superfon, D.O., Dr. William Ko, M.D., John A Ebner, D.O., and Edward M. Galiczynski, D.O. are successful surgeons with experience and aesthetic sense to know where to place each transplanted hair, and at which angle and direction to place them to ensure they grow naturally. This will guarantee a natural and virtually undetectable hairline!

The beauty of a hair transplant is that it will last the rest of your lifetime! Everyone ages, but sometimes that aging occurs to us long before we are ready. With the latest hair transplant technology, hair loss does not have to continue its course into baldness. Once your session(s) are completed, you will never lose your transplanted hair again in that area.

Plasma Rich Protein (PRP)

We at Arizona Dermatology have been specializing in the treatment of hair loss for 45 years and have gone through all the different processes that have evolved and disappeared over these 45 years.

Plasma rich protein. People ask me all the time what is plasma rich protein? What is it? Where does it come from? And what does it do? Well, it comes from your blood. It’s plasma, which is part of your blood, and it’s rich with protein.
But the plasma protein is different. It has a lot of little teeny cells. And within these cells there are certain types of cells called stem cells. And these stem cells have different stages of life. But the early stem cells or what we call precursor stem cells, are very plentiful. Maybe there’s a million in a small amount of your plasma or blood.

You draw blood just like going and getting a blood test and take out all of the material except the serum with the plasma cells and the stem cells. So these stem cells are taken and out of 40 or 50 ccs of blood drawn you’ll get 10 cc of healthy, precursor stem cells. So these stem cells can be injected in different areas of the body for different purposes. Our subject is really for hair loss. So to describe 10 cc it is like one shot. In multiple areas maybe an inch apart a little shot will be put in with a drop of this material across the scalp where the hair loss is noticed. This treatment of PRP for hair loss is done approximately three times the first year and then annually.

PRP injection therapy is a versatile tool in the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss! Whether your hair loss is due to heredity or metabolic deficiencies, PRP is a solution to get your hair growing again. PRP is all-natural and packed with growth factors that boost rapid angiogenesis and cell regeneration. This stimulates miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. If you are not interested in a surgical solution, but are currently experiencing thinning hair and want to prevent future hair loss, you are a great candidate for PRP injections!