Category: Hair Restoration

How Does Hair Restoration Work?

For both men and women, thinning hair can be absolutely devastating. It’s often embarrassing and can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. If you’ve started to notice patches of your scalp showing through when you part your hair or pull it back, one of the latest treatments is called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) hair restoration. Phoenix & Scottsdale patients that want to restore their thick, gorgeous hair can often get outstanding, natural-looking results with this treatment. Plus, there are massive benefits to going this route as opposed to other more invasive procedures and we’ll dive into those below. If you’re ready to finally get back the youthful and full head of hair that you desperately miss, make sure you call Dr. Meger today at (602) 957-6000.

How It Works: PRP Hair Restoration

Phoenix & Scottsdale patients have a few different options when it comes to filling in their thinning hair. While many patients get breathtaking results with more invasive surgical procedures like a hair transplant, for others a less invasive approach can restore their hair. One of the newest treatment options for thinning hair uses something called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

In this procedure, Dr. Meger first draws some blood from the patient. The blood sample is placed in a test tube and put into a centrifuge where it is spun at high speeds to separate the different parts of the blood.

When the test tube is taken out of the centrifuge the blood is separated into several “layers”:

  • The red blood cells at the bottom.
  • The next layer is an additive that helps separate the blood.
  • On top of that is the platelet rich plasma.
  • Finally, at the very top of the test tube, is the platelet poor

PRP contains certain protein and growth factors that jumpstart your hair follicle growth. Next, Dr. Meger collects the PRP into several syringes that will be used to inject the PRP into the scalp to promote hair restoration. Phoenix & Scottsdale patients will often have scalp numbed before the injections. Dr. Meger numbs the areas of the scalp to be treated with a specialized cooling system that does not use any needles. This allows our patients to be much more comfortable during the procedure without having to get local anesthesia injected into their scalp as well.

The step is for Dr. Meger to inject the PRP into the problem areas on the scalp. The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes. There is usually no recovery time, and the only post-treatment care is to take a warm shower and gently massage the treated areas on the scalp.

Why Our Patients Love Working With Dr. Meger for Hair Restoration

Phoenix & Scottsdale men and women that are struggling with thinning hair absolutely love their experience with Dr. Meger. Just take a look at all of the incredible reviews from our patients who have had their lives changed by Dr. Meger’s brilliant and unparalleled work. Not only is Dr. Meger a board certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, but he is also one of the most patient, efficient, and compassionate surgeons in the entire state. Our patients also appreciate how transparent Dr. Meger is when it comes to keeping them informed throughout the entire process.

Call our Phoenix & Scottsdale area office at (602) 957-6000 to get started.