Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
7418 North La Cholla Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85741
Phone: (520) 731-1110
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
At Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jerold Olson and Dr. Katherine Orlick have carefully selected the most promising options for hair restoration. Tucson-area men and women can confidently undergo follicular unit extraction (FUE) with NeoGraft®, platelet-rich plasma therapy, or a combination of both. During your consultation, you and your provider work together closely, evaluating the pattern of your hair loss and your lifestyle considerations to create a treatment regimen that is likely to give you the best possible results.
The Basics of Hair Loss
Although hair loss and baldness are more associated with men, they affect both men and women. Men typically experience what’s called “male-pattern baldness.” In these cases, hair thins in a very predictable pattern, beginning with a receding hairline and typically continuing until the entire crown of the head is hairless. Male-pattern baldness typically has a genetic component, although the idea that it comes from the mother’s side of the family is a myth.
Women who experience hair loss typically see it begin on the crown of the head. Although female hair loss rarely progresses to complete baldness, it can be quite distressing. In women, hair loss often has a hormonal component. Thinning hair may occur as a result of pregnancy, menopause, stress, or simply life’s normal hormonal cycles. Both men and women can benefit from the hair restoration options we offer at Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery.
Meet Our Doctors
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katherine Orlick blend their skills for your optimal well-being and comfort.
Quickly becoming a favorite in the world of hair restoration, NeoGraft uses innovative technology called follicular unit extraction, or FUE, that removes donor hair follicles via pneumatic suction. The donor hair follicles (often taken from the back of the head, where hair loss is rare) are then transplanted to areas of thinness or baldness. During a procedure, your provider carefully transplants each follicle one at a time, ensuring it’s positioned in such a way to ensure a natural-looking result.
PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma,” and PRP injections have been in use in the medical community for years. Blood platelets play an integral role in clotting, but they’re also loaded with growth factors. The therapy uses your own blood platelets (taken from a standard blood draw) to rejuvenate cells and promote healing and growth. In other areas of medicine, PRP therapy is used for wound healing and skin rejuvenation. For hair restoration, it makes a great option to help encourage underperforming hair follicles to begin producing hair again.