How Diet Affects Hair Health

While using the right hair care products can improve hair health, diet also makes a big difference. Find out how to keep hair stronger and healthier with nutritious food. Start Strong With the B Vitamins Vitamins B6, B9, and B12 are integral to the creation of red blood cells, which transport nutrients and oxygen throughout …

Facts About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP Therapy) is a non-surgical hair restoration procedure that has been shown to be effective in restoring quantity and volume of thinning hair. Male pattern baldness can successfully be treated with this therapy, but it is also suitable for both men and women who are experiencing thinning hair. Here are some …

How Often Should I Wash My Hair? Hygiene Tips for Preventing Hair Loss

According to statistics from the American Hair Loss Association, nearly two-thirds of all men will experience some noticeable hair loss by the time they reach the age of 35. Baldness or thinning hair is primarily caused by genetics, but hygiene can also play a role in hair loss. While specially-formulated hair care products can provide …

Am I Stuck With My Genetics? Breaking Down the Causes for MPB

There are many elements of human anatomy that are unchangeable. From face shape to eye color, many traits are coded into DNA from birth. Does male pattern baldness fit into this category? It’s time to weed the myths out from the facts. Old Wives Tales Many people believe that male pattern baldness is the mother’s …

How Well Do Hair Transplants Match Original Hair Color?

Hair transplant recipients often wonder if their new transplanted hair will match the hair naturally growing immediately around it. The truth is, it varies from patient to patient. For example, someone who has experienced little to no graying should experience one consistent color, while someone whose donor area had previously turned gray may notice two …

The Mane Issue: Common Causes of Female Hair Loss

Losing hair can be scary, especially when it happens suddenly and unexpectedly. While we typically hear more about hair loss in men, it happens almost as often in women. It’s important not to panic when a few extra strands fall out in the shower, as there are numerous causes for female hair loss. Natural Causes …

How Can Stress Cause Eyebrow Hair Loss?

When most people hear the phrase “hair loss” their mind goes straight to the top of the head and hair loss associated with balding or thinning. Some people don’t realize that the hair on a person’s eyebrows can be just as vulnerable to the effects of stress, and a loss of eyebrow hair can be …

Three Benefits of Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair transplant surgery has gained attention in recent years. Many folks like the idea of surgery that lasts but are unsure of the results associated with it. If you are experiencing hair loss and would like a permanent solution, here are three benefits to having hair transplant surgery. Your Hair Will Look Natural Among the …

When to Return to Work Following a Hair Transplant

While the recovery time after a hair transplant procedure varies from patient to patient, there may be visible evidence that a transplant has taken place. However, this depends on the type of hair transplant that you have. For example, after the follicular unit transplantations (FUTs), patients will leave the office with only small staples at …

4 Myths About Rogaine Debunked

When it comes to hair loss, Rogaine (minoxidil) is one of the most commonly mentioned options for male pattern baldness and other thinning hair issues. If you’re considering hair restoration, here are four facts behind oft-repeated myths about this medication. 1. Myth: Rogaine doesn’t actually work. It’s smart to be skeptical about products that promise …

Will My Hair Transplant Results Look Completely Natural?

When a hair transplant is done right, the results can look completely natural. You’ll be able to wash it, style it, cut it and run your fingers through it just like real hair! Skill and technique has a lot of effect on how a hair transplant turns out. Dr. DiStefano has over 20 years of …

5 Common Hair Loss Causes in Teenage Girls

While uncommon, hair loss in teenage girls does happen. This can be emotionally traumatizing for a teenage girl. During this time of her life, teens are just discovering who they are so it can be difficult to deal with something that makes them stand out from their peers. Especially when it’s something they have no …

Is There Any Scarring from a Hair Transplant?

Fibrosis (scarring) is the process of healing when human skin is cut. With Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), a small incision is made in the back of the head and is then sutured. This leaves behind a small linear scar when healed. When performing an Individual Graft Technique (IGT) transplant, also known as follicular unit extraction …

Hair Transplants in Hartford Connecticut

DiStefano Hair Restoration Centers offer hair transplants and hair loss restoration procedures in Hartford. Connecticut’s Capital City and birthplace of the first FM Radio station, the Boys & Girls Club and Teddy Roosevelt’s first car ride. Harford is the home to 125,000 residents that boast a diverse offering of cultural attractions, entertainment, restaurants and some …

Scientist Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald in Mice

Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have stumbled upon the gene that causes graying hairs and baldness in mice! They were studying a rare genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on nerves and happened to find a protein called KROX20.  This protein turns skin cells into hair shaft cells which leads …

Dr. Mark DiStefano & Dr. Christian G. Heinis Offer Hair Transplant Surgery to Connecticut Patients

ROCKY HILL, CT, April 6th, 2017 (Press Release) DiStefano Hair Restoration Center’s location in Rocky Hill, CT is accepting patients from all over Connecticut for hair loss restoration procedures and hair transplant surgery. DiStefano Hair Restoration Centers offer the most modern hair transplant techniques including Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Individual Graft Technique (IGT), also …

Tips for Hair Transplant Recovery

So, you just got a hair transplant! How exciting! Soon, you won’t have to wear a hat all the time to hide your receding hairline or bald spot. It is important to remember that a hair transplant is still a medical procedure, so there are some things you need to do to make sure recovery …

Geneticists Find Genes linked to Baldness

Researchers at the University of Endinburgh said that they identified close to 300 genetic regions tied to baldness. Before this latest study, only a handful of genes have been identified. The research team looked at more than 52,000 men and were able to pinpoint the genetic regions that were linked to severe hair loss. The …

Common Myths About Hair Growth and Hair Loss

We are going to cover the most common hair growth and hair loss myths and find out the truth about each one. Cutting hair promotes hair growth – You may have already heard but this is in fact a myth. Hair is a non-viable tissue so cutting it does not affect hair growth at all. …

Study Shows Stem Cells Could Treat Hair Loss

Hair loss affects nearly 56 million people in the United States. Four surgeons are trying to change that. Currently, a new clinical study is testing stem cell treatments in a non-surgical procedure. Overseas trials in Japan and Egypt are already showing signs of success. With current hair loss procedures, hair transplants only move hair around …

Men Putting Themselves At-Risk at Unlicensed Clinics Abroad

Earlier last month, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) released a consumer alert warning of the increasing numbers of unlicensed individuals performing hair restoration surgery worldwide. Patients that are desperate for cheap hair transplants are travelling to Turkey and India to have procedures done. Many men often return to the US requiring further …

Hair Transplant Guide for Balding Men in Connecticut

In recent years, because of technology enhancement, better precision and safety, results for hair transplants have gotten significantly better. It used to be something that no one ever talked about but after gaining attention and acceptance, patients are proud to show off their results. Some men embrace the baldness but for others, thinning hair can …

Women’s Hair Loss – The Truth About Tight Pony Tails

Ultra tight and slick pony tails have become a staple for fashionistas and has become a go to for many women looking for a chic and simple hair style. Women not only like it for its sophisticated look, but for its Croydon facelift effect, pulling the skin back to make their cheekbones look more enhanced. …

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Warns of Potential Serious Risk When Unlicensed Personnel Perform Hair Transplantation Surgery

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery issues a consumer alert today warning that increasing numbers of unlicensed people performing hair restoration surgery worldwide. Patient safety and treatment outcomes are being jeopardized. We want everyone to be aware of the following: Even minimally invasive hair restoration procedures are, in fact, surgery requiring medical expertise. Important …

Foods for Healthy Hair Growth

Eating right is often over looked when talking about hair loss. The link between diet and thinning hair is a well-known fact. Your body needs the nutrients to be able to grow strong healthy hair.  If you have a poor diet, it can lead to thinning hair and hair loss. Hair loss can be a …

Winter Hair Care Tips

Winter hair shedding happens to most people in the North East. Most don’t notice but the cooler and drier weather can affect your hair. Here are some tips to stop hair loss in the winter by looking at the most common causes of winter hair loss. A big cause during the winter is stress. The …

Arthritis Drug Surprisingly Helped People Regrow Hair

Two patients who suffered from alopecia universalis, a condition that causes hair loss on the entire body because their immune system attacks hair follicles, took the arthritis drug, tofacitinib, every day for two months and saw that some hair regrew on their scalp, eyebrows and underarms. The researchers at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, …

Does Dry Shampoo Make Your Hair Fall Out?

Dry shampoos have exploded in popularity recently. Many women are using dry shampoo instead of washing their hair and it has raised questions on whether it can damage your hair or even make it fall out! Let’s go over some facts about dry shampoo. First, it’s not really shampoo. Shampoo is used on wet hair …

Hair Transplant Procedures Jump over 15% in One Year According to ISAPS Global Survey Results

There is a growing trend in hair transplants according to the ISAPS Global Survey. Thinning hair and baldness are now a thing of the past as more and more people are opting for hair restoration procedures to regain their confidence. Hair Transplant Surgeries Increase Dramatically in 2015: Procedure 2015 2014 Percentage Hair Transplant 134,019 115,946 …

L’Oreal Working on 3D Printed Hair Follicles

The large cosmetics firm has partnered with Poietis, a French bioprinting company, to research and develop a new technology for 3D printed hair follicles that grow hair! Currently, tissue engineering techniques are limited but the two companies believe they can come up with a process to bioprint a hair follicle. The new technology uses laser …

Why Is My Hair Falling Out? Teenage Hair Loss

We usually associate hair loss with older adults because for many people, it is a part of getting older. However, teenage hair loss is a common problem that many teens aren’t prepared for. This is because many teens just aren’t aware that it could happen to them at such a young age. For teens, it …

New Study Identifies JAK Enzyme Inhibitor as Possible Hair Loss Cure

In a study published by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state can restore hair growth. The researched conducted experiments on mice using drugs that inhibit the Janus kinase, or JAK, family of enzymes which resulted in rapid hair growth. JAK …

Is Seasonal Hair Loss a Myth?

A common issue that most aren’t aware of is seasonal hair loss. During the summer, we all love to lie in the sun and swim in chlorinated pools. This causes hair to become damaged, discolored, dry and brittle and many people shed hair in July and August because of this. There is no need to worry though! …

Beware of Wen Hair Care!

The FDA is currently investigating complaints against Wen Hair Care, a product line sold by a Hollywood hairstylist. In the past few months, there have been over 21,000 complaints against them. Thousands of customers have reported hair loss after using the product. Wen Hair Care is advertised as a hair-cleansing product. The cosmetic industry goes largely unregulated …

Review On Hair Loss Treatments Products

You might want to blame your kids, spouse, or that noisy neighbor for your hair loss, but the issue could just be hereditary. No one wants to deal with hair loss, yet about 2/3 of American males are going to experience some type of hair loss by the age of 35. According to the Reviews.com …

How Many Hairs Should I Shed a Day?

The average person has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on their head. Shedding 30-50 hairs a day is completely normal. When you start seeing 100-150 strands of hair a day, that is when you should think about seeing a doctor or specialist. The most common causes of hair shedding include heat damage and diet. Heat …

Can Too Much Exercise Lead to Hair Loss?

This is a very common question that we get from our patients about hair loss. Does working out too much lead to hair loss? The simple answer is no. The amount of exercise you do neither helps nor encourages thinning hair. If you do a search on the internet, you will find a lot of …

Does Rogaine Work for Receding Hairlines?

Rogaine, also known as Minoxidil, is an FDA approved topical hair loss treatment that works by increasing blood flow to the scalp. This extra blood flow can cause hair follicles to be revitalized and slow down or prevent hair loss. The best way to get the results you want is to be consistent with use.  …

What is the Best Hair Loss Treatment for Men?

This is a tough question because there are so many variables that go into deciding what procedure to use.  Before you decide on what kind of treatment to use, you must determine the cause of the hair loss.  Hair loss can be temporary or progressive. Temporary hair loss will usually fix itself. Things like stress, …

What Are the Only Things that Can Prevent Hair Loss?

According to the American Hair Loss Association, common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. Whether your hair loss is due to genetics or age, it can be frustrating and many cosmetic companies claim to have a product or solution that prevents further hair loss. But when it …

Popular Hair Loss Myths – What Really Causes Baldness?

In this week’s blog, we debunk popular hair loss myths and tell you what really causes baldness! There are many myths out there that may scare you but here’s the truth: Wearing a Hat Too Often Will Cause Baldness – This is untrue. This myth was designed to stop teenagers from wearing their favorite hats …

Does Stress Cause Hair Loss? And What is Telogen Effluvium?

Telogen Effluvium is a reversible condition in which a person loses or sheds hair more quickly than normal. This is due to extreme stressful experiences or hormonal changes. As a normal person will lose on average of 100 hairs a day, someone with telogen effluvium may lose an average of 300 hairs per day. Hairs …

What you need to know about Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

Don’t let the name intimidate you; Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a simple and effective hair loss restoration treatment. You may have heard some buzz about this procedure in the past few years – it is a therapy that is used in different capacities within the medical and cosmetic fields. Professional athletes like Tiger …

Scalp Micropigmentation: A Modern Procedure to Restore Your Style

Dr. DiStefano offers a cutting-edge procedure in the hair loss restoration field that can help you camouflage hair loss without surgery: Scalp Micropigmentation. The process involves repeatedly mimicking the natural hair follicle on the scalp to create the appearance of a more dense and full head of hair. Scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive and can eliminate …

Healthy Hair Habits

Dr. DiStefano’s team offers the best hair restoration solutions in New England. The practice prides itself on restoring your confidence by offering great hair transplants and hair loss restoration techniques to transform your hair. Along with the various procedures that Dr. DiStefano offers, are simple steps you can take on your own to improve the …

Restoration Resolutions

After celebrating the holidays and ringing in the New Year, it’s time to establish and work towards your new year’s resolutions. Most commonly, people strive to improve their lifestyle, work on their appearance, or accomplish new personal and professional objectives – it’s time to make the one simple change that can achieve all of these …

Myth – Busters: Hair Loss Restoration Edition

Over the years, so many different hair loss misconceptions have been passed around, that some people began to take them as fact. The hair loss restoration experts at Distefano Centers for hair loss restoration decided to put an end to these myths. Did any of these fool you? High Levels of Testosterone Can Cause Hair …

Hair Loss Restoration Maintenance

Congratulations on your completed, or soon to be, hair loss restoration! You are one step closer to full, beautiful hair. Now that you have invested in having a hair loss restoration procedure, you’ll want to help move that growth along (or maintain what you have in the meantime). While there are many treatments available that …

Hair DensityWhat is it and Why is it Important for Hair Loss Restoration?

Hair density is the ratio of follicular units on your head per square centimeter. This density can vary among different races and individuals (For example, members of the African race typically have the lowest density, while Caucasians tend to have the highest hair density). So, why should you care? The key to great hair transplants …

DiStefano vs. OthersChoosing a Hair Loss Restoration Doctor Should be Simple.

Getting a great hair transplant is a big decision, which makes choosing the right surgeon a daunting task. Many top hair transplant surgeons offer similar procedures and technologies, with similar accreditations and testimonials. So how do you set them apart? It’s the little things that matter. Here are three, seemingly small, yet powerful practices that …

Cold Weather Causes Hair Loss?

Fact or Fiction? Top hair transplant surgeons explore the seasonal hair loss myth. Perhaps you’ve heard that we lose between 50 and 100 hairs each day, or that hair loss increases in the winter months. While the former fact is true, the latter is indeed a myth. Dry air and winter hats may contribute to …

Ditch the Hat

With autumn upon us, the holidays are just around the corner. It’s time to prepare for delicious meals, family time, gift giving, and…great hair transplants? There’s no better time to get or give a hair loss restoration treatment or procedure than in the fall! If you act soon, you may even have growth in time …

All Your Eyebrow Restoration Concerns Resolved

Many popular trends come and go, but the bold eyebrow look appears to have staying power. Since the fad of razor thin brow lines faded out in the early 2000’s, bolder and fuller eyebrows have been on the rise. Many people even fill in their brows with pencil to create a more dramatic look. So …

The Quiz

If you’ve been on the fence about getting hair loss restoration…it’s time to climb over it. Take our quiz to see where you stand. 1. Are you insecure about your current hair appearance? A great hair transplant can restore your luscious locks and youthful appearance. If you want to feel confident when you look in …

Not All Scalps Are Created Equal

If you suffer from early or premature male pattern baldness, perhaps you’ve spent some time doing your homework. You might have seen conflicting views surrounding hair transplants for young people and whether or not they’re a safe idea. While both sides argue valid points, our top hair transplant surgeons at DiStefano Hair Restoration Centers understand …

The Perks of Looking & Feeling Younger

Some experts claim that a great hair transplant can take 10+ years off of your appearance. While that number differs for everyone, it’s undeniable that hair loss restoration gives you a more youthful appearance. Below is a list of the age related advantages that a great hair transplant could yield for you. 1. A great …

Follicular Unit Extraction – Use IGT™Instead of NeoGraft™

Everyone knows that follicular unit transplant is the best hair transplant method in the modern hair loss restoration community, but not everybody knows that the actual follicular unit extraction method matters. When you get a follicular unit transplant, follicles are harvested from a piece of the scalp that is taken from the back of the …

Hassle Free Hair Loss Restoration

Getting a great hair transplant can change your life! Increased confidence and a more youthful appearance are only two of the many perks that come along with getting hair loss restoration…but what about all the questions that come with it too? Our top hair transplant surgeons have answered all of your most popular questions about …

Start Your Hair Loss Restoration Early

If hair loss runs in your family, chances are that you’ve been dreading the day that it becomes noticeable. Perhaps your hair has already begun to thin and fall out. Maybe you’ve started the process of exploring your hair loss restoration options? At DiStefano Hair Restoration Centers, we offer many opportunities including surgical and non-surgical …

More Common and Less Noticeable: a Trend on the Rise

Everyone has seen those terrible hair loss restoration fixes – hideous hair pieces on night time sitcom stars and obvious plugs on the weatherman. Think Donald Trump. For a long time, people experiencing hair loss problems were hesitant to engage in any hair restoration processes, and rightfully so. Dated, indiscreet fixes resulted in painfully obvious …

If Not Now, When?

If you’ve been going back and forth for the last few months trying to decide if hair loss restoration is right for you…stop. There’s no time better than the present! Summer is the perfect time to make a change that will leave you feeling fresh and confident. Our top hair transplant surgeons have been working …

For Beauty and for….Protection?

As you watch your thinning hair spiral down the shower drain, do you ever wonder why it is there in the first place? Why do we grow long hair on our heads, and shorter hair above our eyes? It’s all about protecting the body. Ask any top hair transplant surgeon and they can tell you …

Hair Loss Remedies of the Past

While many reliable hair loss restoration techniques have only been discovered in the last century, the issue of hair loss itself has been plaguing our heads for thousands of years. Before follicular unit transplants, grafting, and platelet rich plasma therapy, some rather interesting hair loss restoration procedures and ointments existed. Ancient Egyptian concoctions included crocodile …

The Ins and Outs of Hair Loss

Balding and thinning hair is a common occurrence, but it doesn’t always happen the same way for everyone. The first step to determining the right hair loss restoration plan is recognizing and understanding what type of hair loss you have. The top hair transplant surgeons can assist you in this process, but if you want …

All About The Brows

Eyebrows are unique to each face and we all know that they can come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are super bushy, some are perfectly arched, and some blend into the dreaded unibrow. After staying out of the spotlight for many years, brows are suddenly receiving a lot of attention as well …

A New Kind of Hair Accessory

You just got the absolute best hair transplant …now what? Perhaps consider investing in some bold new accessories? Scrunchies, headbands, bobby pins – no, we’re not talking about that kind of accessory. We’re talking about eyebrow restoration. With a thick head of hair, you’ll need full defined brows to match. When hair loss begins to …

Don’t Let Your Confidence Get Washed Down the Drain

It’s no secret that our outward appearance can really dictate how we feel inside. Our self-esteem is directly correlated to many things, one of which is our outer image. As humans, we are designed to observe certain physical traits of others that tell us whether they’re healthy, youthful, and essentially, if they would create strong …

The difference between good hair transplants and great hair transplants

The deciding factor in the quality of your hair transplant is, without a doubt, the quality of your hair transplant surgeon. Often times, the first step of your hair loss restoration journey will be finding the best hair transplant surgeon. How do you know if they’re the best? They should have several key qualities. Experience …

The Perks of Platelet Rich Plasma

The best hair transplant surgeon understands that for some people, a non-surgical hair loss innovation such as platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is the best option. What is platelet-rich plasma? Essentially, the platelets and plasma from a patient’s blood are separated and can then be injected just under the patient’s scalp. This therapeutic approach can stimulate …

Top Hair Transplant Surgeons are Always Innovating

Like other industries, hair transplant technology is changing at a record pace. New innovations in robotics, platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, NeoGrafting and other technologies have increased hair follicle survivability during the transplant procedure. All of these technologies have helped eliminate the tell-tale signs of the old hair transplant procedure. The best hair transplant surgeons spend …

Determining the best hair transplant surgeon from all the rest

There are many top hair transplant surgeons out there. Sadly, there are also a large number who might be called less than the best hair transplant surgeon. So, how do you find the best hair transplant surgeon? Is there anything that the top hair transplant surgeons have in common? First, any hair transplant surgeon you …

Could it be that someday the best hair restoration may not involve surgery at all?

Right now, the only known permanent cure for male pattern baldness is hair restoration surgery. Turns out that in the distant future the best hair restoration may not be in how you transplant new hairs into a balding area, but how you pluck hairs out of the area. According to scientists, in a recently published …

Summer special: Get this hair transplant offer from DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers!

This doesn’t happen often at DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers. But, for a limited time, this summer, DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers are offering an incredible deal to 25 patients. If you book your hair transplant procedure by June 1st, 2015 and have the surgery completed by August 31st, 2015, you will qualify for this …

Hair restoration at the cellular level. Is it possible?

Some day the best hair transplant, may not come from finding the best hair transplant surgeon. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may have come a small step closer. But first, a little hair biology is in order: It takes two kinds of cells to make hair grow. Epithelial cells which make up the actual …

Mentoring to help make the best hair transplant surgeons around the globe.

Many know that Dr. Mark DiStefano is one of the best hair transplant surgeons in New England. What you might not know is that many of the best hair transplant surgeons around the globe are coming to Dr. DiStefano to learn his techniques and procedures. To date, he has mentored physicians from Dubai and Italy, …

The day of your hair loss restoration surgery: What to expect

You’ve decided to go through with hair loss restoration surgery. You’ve consulted with the doctor, you’ve determined what you want and talked about what the expected outcome should be. Now that the day of surgery is at hand, what will that day be like? When you arrive at the DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Center, you …

Hair loss in women: what the best hair transplant doctors know

By the time they reach 50 about a third of all women experience hair loss. The percentage rises dramatically as women age. The best hair transplant doctors approach hair loss differently in women than men. Women don’t suffer from the tell tail signs of male pattern baldness, which is largely due to genetic factors. Women …

Distefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers has top hair transplant surgeons.

How can, at DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers make the claim that we have the top hair transplant surgeons? First, we are dedicated to hair loss restoration and only hair loss restoration. There has been an increasing tendency for regular doctors and plastic surgeons to buy an expensive machine and then a traveling hair loss …

Financing options for hair loss restoration.

With any type of surgical procedure there are usually significant costs involved. This is also true of hair loss restoration surgery and other cosmetic procedures relating to hair. Of course, traditional healthcare insurance doesn’t cover these kinds of cosmetic procedures. However, there are ways to ease the cost burdens of hair loss restoration. At DiStefano …

Is a AMAP mega hair loss restoration session right for you?

When Dr. Mark DiStefano first started doing hair loss restoration one follicular unit transplant at a time about 20 years ago, 120 total grafts was considered typical. Now, Dr. DiStefano regularly does AMAP sessions (it means “as many as possible”). How many is that? In these mega sessions, it is routine to do 4,500 follicular …

Best Hair Transplant: NeoGraft™ versus IGT™

At DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers we perform two types of hair transplant techniques, Follicular Unit Transplant, wherein a strip of donor hair is removed from the back of the scalp and divided into individual follicles which are then transplanted to areas needing hair. The other method is follicular unit extraction, wherein follicles are extracted …

Best hair transplant. Worst hair transplant. What to avoid.

Micrograft hair transplants—the careful transplanting of hair follicles containing from one to three hair shafts—revolutionized the way hair transplants were performed. In a very short period, men and women who had significant hair loss could have a normal looking head of hair. Today the micrograft procedure is the gold standard and simply the best hair …

Women and hair loss restoration.

It’s not news that women don’t experience hair loss in the same way as men. Still, it’s estimated that about 35 percent of women will experience mild to moderate hair loss by the age of 50. Unlike male pattern baldness, which is the major cause of hair loss in men, women experience hair thinning and …

Platelet Rich Plasma and stem cell hair transplant therapy with BioD.

DiStefano Hair Restoration is now offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy with BioD. This is commonly referred to as a stem cell hair transplant. This innovative new therapy is based on research that has determined that platelets and plasma contain a number of hormones and growth factors that can stimulate hair follicles to grow. BioD …

Where do you get the best hair transplant? From the best hair transplant surgeon.

Ok…that may seem obvious. But what is less obvious is how to tell who the best hair transplant surgeon is. Medicine being what it is, the best hair transplant surgeon would be board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Or, perhaps the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It might also be the American Board …

PRP+BioD

There is a new tool in the toolbox of the hair restoration surgeon and it’s not surgery. The new tool is called Plasma Rich Platelet therapy (PRP) with BioD. In this procedure, the hair restoration surgeon takes platelet rich plasma from the patient’s own blood, mixes it with an extracellular matrix allograft called BioD. The …

Sometimes hair loss restoration doesn’t require surgery.

There are many things that can cause temporary hair loss that you might not know about. Before you call in the hair restoration surgeon and get a transplant to achieve hair loss restoration here are some things to look at. Certain medications and vitamins can cause hair loss. These include vitamin A, blood thinners, drugs for …

Robotic hair loss restoration surgery. The good. The bad. The ugly.

In recent years, robotics has come to the fore as an indispensible device for certain kinds of surgery. You’ll find robotics used in heart surgery, knee surgery and many other kinds of orthoscopic surgeries. In 2005, robotics entered into hair loss restoration surgeries. The NeoGraft device is basically a motorized punch that removes follicular units …

Fixing bad hair transplants. The key lies in finding the best hair transplant surgeon.

Once burned, twice shy. That ubiquitous rule is especially true when, what was supposed to be the best hair transplant, didn’t exactly work out as planned. At DiStefano, we see a number of patients who have received poor transplants. There are a number of reasons these hair transplants went badly. Chief among these are a …

Beware the plastic surgeon that does hair loss restoration, too.

You’ve heard the term “Jack of all trades, master of none.” This ubiquitous phrase is especially apt when applied to plastic surgeons who, in addition to doing face lifts, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, liposuction and a dozen other procedures, are now buying Neograft machines and other robotic hair loss restoration systems so they can add …

Hair Loss Restoration-After Care

So, your hair loss restoration surgery is complete. The hair restoration surgeon said “everything went very well” and you now have a few thousand (or even more) newly transplanted hair follicles in the areas that needed new hair. Now, caring for those tender follicles is up to you. Fortunately, not much is needed. But it …

Understanding hair growth (and loss).

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re primarily concerned with hair loss restoration. But, a good working knowledge of how hair grows can help you understand how and why hair loss occurs. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. It’s typical for most people to lose about 100 hairs a day. You …

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for hair loss restoration

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) has long been used in sports medicine to treat damaged tendons as well as osteoarthritis. For the past several years, many a hair restoration surgeon has been using PRP for hair loss restoration in men and women. The procedure works best on patients that have miniaturized hair follicles, which leaves …

Hair Density…why it matters.

How much hair you have on your head in a given square inch, and how thick it is, has a large effect on how your hair looks. A hair restoration surgeon knows this and will spend a lot of time determining your hair density. The average hair density of the human scalp is about 2,200 …

When it comes to hair loss, women are different than men.

The DiStefano Women’s Hair Loss Restoration Center New England’s first and only medical practice dedicated to the unique medical, emotional and cosmetic needs when it comes to hair loss restoration in women. Women don’t get “male pattern baldness.” Women, it turns out, can lose hair just as much (though not as often) as men but …

What’s telogen effluvium? Your hair restoration surgeon knows.

There’s more to hair loss than male pattern baldness. One cause is a problem called telogen effluvium. Put in simple terms it is hair falling out after pregnancy, high stress, dramatic weight loss or major surgery. Certain medications can also cause the problem. Hair loss is usually noticed about three to six weeks after one …

Low Level Laser Therapy The happy accident in hair loss restoration.

Penicillin was discovered when Alexander Fleming left some bread out and mold grew on it. Likewise, the discovery that low level lasers can restore hair and stimulate growth was discovered quite by accident when a cancer researcher was trying to determine a laser’s effect on the back of a shaved mouse. What he found was …

Follicular unit transplant (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE). Which kind of hair transplant is right for you?

If you’ve been considering getting a hair transplant it’s important to note that there are two basic procedure. In one, called follicular unit extraction (FUE), hair follicles are removed one at a time from the back of the scalp and transplanted one at a time to the recipient area. In the other procedure, called follicular …

Don’t fall victim to hair loss restoration scams.

Hair loss restoration researchers are pretty sure that when there is too much DHT hormone in the scalp, hair follicles shrink and hair falls out. They think it’s the cause of most baldness. The only way to restore or prevent hair loss is to block the effects of DHT, or get a hair transplant from …

A weekend’s worth of training. Is it enough to learn to do hair transplants?

Consider the plastic surgeon who recently bought a brand new NeoGraft automated hair transplant system that does follicular unit extraction. The surgeon took a weekend seminar and before you new it, he was doing hair transplants. Does NeoGraft work, yes? Is a weekend long enough to become proficient and highly competent? At DiStefano Hair Loss …

A short story on long hair loss restoration.

With traditional hair loss restoration, the hair is cropped close; both at the donor site as well as the area to receive the hair. This give the hair restoration surgeon a clear view, lessens the chance of infection and allows the procedure to go more quickly. But recently, a few hair restoration surgeon offices have …

Non-surgical hair loss restoration? Maybe…someday.

There’s more good news in the world of research when it comes to non-surgical hair loss restoration. For a few years now, scientists have know that dermal papilla cells on mice could be used to create new hair follicles on the rodents. When the same procedure was tried on humans, however the papilla cells refused …

Could medical micro pigmentation be right for you?

Medical micro pigmentation is a new procedure being offered by DiStefano Hair Loss Treatment Centers. Medical micro pigmentation is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes microscopic pigment injections just under the skin surface of the scalp to closely replicate hair follicles at the skin’s surface. One of the great things about medical micro pigmentation is its flexibility. It …

Five questions to ask your hair restoration surgeon.

When you commit to getting a hair transplant, you are putting one of your most prominent features—your scalp—in the hands of a hair restoration surgeon. It pays to do your homework, be thorough and ask the right questions. Any competent hair restoration surgeon will be happy to answer these questions. 1.  What is your background? The …

Years from now, will the best hair restoration come from a drug?

Right now, getting the best hair restoration from a can, or bottle, or pill is not possible. And while, Finasteride (Propecia) and Minoxidil (Rogaine) offer some hair loss restoration in lotion and pill form, respectively, their success varies among patients. And, neither can offer complete hair loss restoration. Still, there are more potential new hair loss …

Fact vs. fiction and five myths regarding hair loss.

Hair loss has many causes. Unfortunately, there are also many myths about hair loss, hair loss restoration and other misinformation. To help uncover truths and partial truth and dispel inaccuracies, here is what we know about hair loss and hair loss restoration. Myth #1: Trauma and stress can cause hair loss. Trauma and stress can …

Getting the best hair transplant means understanding your hair loss.

Just how far has your hair loss progressed? For each individual it is a very subjective question. What you may not know is that there is actually a very objective approach to assessing hair loss progression. It’s called the Norwood Scale. Graded one through seven, the Norwood Scale allows doctors and patients alike to talk …

Robots and great hair transplants. Do they go together?

Robots are used for doing everything from painting cars on a manufacturing line to performing delicate arthroscopic surgeries. So why not use robots to get the best hair restoration? You can certainly get great hair transplants from a physician who uses robotic assistance. But the bottom line is that the best hair restoration depends on the …

After hair restoration surgery. What the best hair transplant doctor will tell you.

Hair restoration surgery is considered a minor procedure. But even if you get the best hair transplant, keep in mind that it is still surgery. It therefore requires a period of healing after the procedure. As even the best hair transplant doctor will tell you, it takes time for the hair to begin to grow in …

Ultra-refined hair transplants.

When it comes to getting the best hair restoration, good things definitely come in small packages. Microsurgical procedures have made for hair restorations that are fuller, more natural and better looking. For the most natural look, a hair restoration surgeon typically grafts donor hair in the scalp in one session. Then, after the first graft …

Hair facts that even the best hair transplant doctors probably don’t know.

Amidst all the searching and research about finding the best hair transplant it’s nice to lighten up once in awhile. To that end. here are some incredible facts that even the best hair transplant doctors are probably not aware of. For example, did you know that hair stretches by more than 30% when wet? Hair …

Finding the best hair transplant doctor.

If you needed, highly advanced surgery, you would probably get a recommendation from your regular physician. Or, maybe you would consult with a surgeon at a major teaching hospital like Dartmouth, or Beth Israel in Boston. That’s just not possible when it comes to finding the best hair transplant doctor. One reason is because the …

Some facts about hairpieces and temporary hair loss restoration.

Call them hairpieces, wigs or toupees they’re all the same thing; human or animal hair carefully placed into a polyester or mesh base that is then temporarily fastened to the scalp. The only permanent hair loss restoration technique is through surgery. Depending on the base type, the maker’s skill, your hair type and the hair …

Eyebrow restoration all the rage as fashions shift to thicker brows.

Can full eyebrows spark a fashion trend? Supermodel Cara Delevingne has done just that with her thick, bushy brows. Studies show that the fashion trend has caused eyebrow transplant inquires to go up by 45%. Of those doing the inquiring about an eyebrow restoration, 70% have admitted to over plucking and over tweezing. Much of …

Want the best hair transplant? Here’s what to look for.

The best hair transplant surgeons have several traits in common. The most telling is that they’re all absolute sticklers for detail. Getting the best hair restoration surgery is meticulous work and much of it is done under a microscope. You want the best hair transplant doctor you can find to be really good at the …

Eyebrow restoration facts

Eyebrow restorations were originally done for burn victims and those with illnesses that prevented hair growth in the eyebrow area. Today, eyebrow restorations are routinely done as a cosmetic process for people who have thin, missing or misshaped eyebrows. At DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers, we perform a procedure called Brow Regenesis™ eyebrow restoration on …

Can lasers promote hair loss restoration?

Top hair transplant surgeons say the simple answer is yes. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been shown in studies to have a positive effect on hair growth. The laser light that is used is in a specific red spectrum wavelength. No one knows precisely knows why or how LLLT works in hair loss restoration. The …

Will stem cell treatments replace hair loss restoration surgery?

Scientists have grown liver, brain and other organ stills using stem cells. Might they use stem cells to regenerate hair growth on the scalp? Right now the only effective way to treat significant hair loss is through hair loss restoration surgery. Currently, there are two methods. With follicular unit transplant, a thin strip of scalp …

Winner announced in first DiStefano laser cap giveaway!

Sometimes the best hair restoration doesn’t involve surgery. As part of a special promotion, DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers has given away a Laser Cap that uses Low Level Laser Therapy to treat hair loss in men and women. Crystal Dow, from New Hampshire, was selected as the lucky winner of the Laser Cap. For …

DiStefano hair loss restoration centers presents the cycles of hair growth.

There is  a proper time for everything. This includes hair growth. You may not realize it but hair grows at different times. In fact, there are three phases: Anagen, Catagen and Telogen phases. After a hair loss restoration procedure, the transplanted hair begins to grow normally and the three cycles of hair growth return. Anagen …

Anatomy of a hair follicle. What the best hair restoration surgeon will tell you.

There are some who surmise that transplanting hair micro-surgicallly is simply a matter of removing hairs at the back of the head and installing them in small slits in the scalp as one would do with transplanting, say, a flower. It’s much more complicated than that. The best way to explain it is to start …

Hair loss restoration surgery is very safe. But it is high stakes since the whole world sees it.

What’s the difference between a great orthopedic surgeon who, say, does joint replacements and the best hair transplant surgeon who does hair loss restoration? An orthopedic surgeon’s joint replacement work doesn’t show. Get a bad hair loss restoration and it’s there, right on top of your head for the whole world to see, day in and …

DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Center’s Top ten reasons for hair loss.

We all lose hair. Lots of it. But hair grows back. When it doesn’t, baldness is the result. At DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers we know that there are many reasons for hair loss. Among males, male pattern baldness is the primary cause. But there are dozens of other reasons that men as well as …

Hair Loss? Much has been gained in the last 30 years.

If you look at innovative, life changing medical treatments in the past few decades, you have to include knee and hip replacements, organ transplants, laparoscopic surgery and mapping of the human genome at the very top. And let’s not forget stem cells. At DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers, we realize that the maturation and success …

The secret to great hair transplants? Hiring top hair transplant surgeons

Great hair transplants don’t just happen by accident. They are performed by top hair transplant surgeons. To find a good hair transplant surgeon, it pays to know what to ask. It also pays to know what you’re looking for when it comes to surgical hair transplantation. But before you start your great hair transplants search, start …

Introducing the celebrity hair loss restoration procedure

For decades, microsurgical hair transplants have been performed by either removing a small strip of hair from the back of the scalp, removing the follicles from the strip and transplanting them into the recipient area (called a follicular unit transplant). Or, by removing each hair follicle at the back of the scalp individually and then …

Laser devices and hair loss restoration. Do they work? Yes. but consult with the best hair transplant doctor to find out more.

There is clinical evidence that, when used properly, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) can help limit hair loss. The FDA cleared LLLT as a treatment for hair loss several years ago.  Today, LLLT can be done in a doctor’s office or with the use of portable devices in the form of a handheld comb, a …

How to get the best hair restoration possible.

Great hair transplants don’t just happen. It helps to do a little homework. And while there are plenty of highly competent, carefully trained hair transplant doctors out there, you want the best hair restoration result possible. So how do you get the best hair restoration? Start by finding the best hair restoration doctor in your …

Two ways to get a great hair transplant.

Most who are looking for a great hair transplant know that the modern microsurgical procedure that transplants one hair follicle at a time replaced the “hair plug” method decades ago. What you may not know is that there are basically two different microsurgical procedures that result in hair loss restoration. The first is called FUT …

Hair Transplant Massachusetts? — DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers has you covered.

For those looking for hair transplant Massachusetts center, DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers is pleased to be able to offer two hair transplant MA locations. One is located at 10 Winthrop St. in Worcester. In Wellesley, there is a brand new state- of-the-art DiStefano hair transplant MA center located at 40 Walnut St. These two …

Great hair transplants? They don’t start with synthetic fibers.

Women get silicon breast implants. There are artificial knees, artificial hips, even artificial finger joints. Why not implant synthetic fibers to restore hair? Believe it or not, it was tried in the early 80s. But the results were very poor. In addition to repeated infections, fibers falling out and other medical complications, there were repeated …

DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers opens new treatment center in Wellesley MA.

Beginning January 1st you’ll be able to get great hair transplants in Wellesley MA. That’s because DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers is opening a new treatment facility there. Located at 40 Walnut St, Suite 202, the new, state-of-the-art surgical facility will offer the exclusive Individual Graft Technique (IGT™). The IGT method results in great hair …

Whether your looking for Hair Transplant MA, Hair Transplant CT, Hair Transplant RI, or Hair Transplant NH, Distefano has you covered.

DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration centers operates differently than the chain Hair Loss Restoration Centers. With chain operations, surgeons, technicians and staff are assigned to specific locations in a region or around the country. At DiStefano, chances are, we have the Hair Loss Restoration Center you’re looking for located in New England, but our doctors, who …

Getting to great hair transplants

The hair transplants of yesterday that made todays’ transplants possible. Today, thousands and thousands of people get great hair transplants every year. But it wasn’t always so. The very first transplants were done in the late 19th century by removing balding areas and drawing areas with hair together and stitching it closed. Results were poor, …

Five bad reasons for not choosing hair loss restoration

Reason 1: It costs too much. The cost for a hair transplant is probably less than you think. Even so, hair transplants can be done in stages. There are also finance plans available that make getting great hair transplants more affordable. Reason 2: It won’t look realistic. It’s extremely difficult to tell the difference between …

When is it time to look at hair loss restoration? Only you can decide

Getting a great hair transplant is the goal for many suffering from hair loss. Others decide to wait before getting hair loss restoration. How do you decide that getting a great hair transplant is right for you? And, when is it the right time to get that great hair transplant? Male pattern baldness is the …

DiStefano has many hair loss restoration centers throughout New England

You don’t have to live in the Boston area to get a great hair transplant. DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers has several offices located in New England. That means, whether your looking for a hair transplant RI or hair transplant CT, you can visit a DiStefano location. Right now, DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers can …

Getting the best hair transplant possible is still the only cure for male pattern baldness

The actual science behind the cause of hair loss is not well understood. While it is known that male pattern baldness (also called androgenic alopecia) is caused by the hormone DHT, it is not know specifically what DHT does to cause hair loss in genetically predisposed males. Not knowing the precise cause of male pattern …

A cure for baldness? Maybe… some day.

Will great hair transplants one day come from a prescription bottle? Researchers in Great Britain and the U.S. have taken a major step forward. According to lead researcher and associate professor of Molecular Dermatology at Columbia University, her team and researchers at the University of Durham have generated hair follicles that grow human hair. The …

Women and hair loss. The facts.

Mild to moderate hair loss occurs in about 30% of all women. Unlike men, the causes of hair loss in women are often due to factors other than male pattern baldness. In women, hair loss can be caused by a number of factors, including poor nutrition, emotional or physical stress, different types of medications, hormonal …

What the Best Hair Restoration Doctors do

Everyone wants the best hair restoration possible. To get that “best hair restoration,” people look for the best hair transplant doctor. So, what do you look for in a good hair transplant surgeon? Unlike other surgical specialties, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) doesn’t certify hair transplant surgeons. However, a qualified, well-trained hair transplant …

DiStefano Hair transplant Connecticut office offers the Individual Graft Technique (IGT™)

Not all hair transplant Connecticut offices are alike. Nor do all hair transplant Connecticut centers use identical techniques. Most hair transplant centers do follicular unit transplants, wherein a strip of scalp is removed from the back of the head and the follicular units are excised under a microscope for transplantation to the recipient site. To …

Timeline to the best hair restoration result.

I don’t think anyone expects to see hair immediately start popping out of their scalp the day after surgery—even if they did find the best hair transplant doctor. Nevertheless, people are anxious and excited to get the best hair restoration result, so they want to know exactly what their hair transplant will look like when …

DiStefano Hair Transplant Boston patients have two great choices when it comes to hair transplants.

If you’re in New England and thinking about getting a hair transplant Boston is a great place to start looking for a surgeon. The DiStefano hair transplant Boston office is conveniently located in Newton, MA, making it convenient to all hair transplant Boston patients. Hair replacement procedures can differ between doctors. At DiStefano hair replacement …

The best hair transplant is a safe hair transplant

During the search for the best hair transplant possible, patients tend to become highly focused on how the transplant will look after the healing has ended and the hair has grown back (in 9 moths to a year). That is certainly understandable. But, the most important thing to consider is your safety and health. After …

Follicle facts…what even the best hair transplant doctor may not know.

The average person has about 100,000 hairs on their head. That’s about equal to the number of interesting (and even odd) facts about human hair. Here are some of our favorites: It’s impossible to tell whether someone is male or female by looking at strands of hair. Only bone marrow grows faster than hair. Hair …

The best hair transplant doctor needs the best hair restoration technicians

The search for the best hair restoration for most people is spent looking for the best hair transplant doctor. But even the best hair transplant doctor doesn’t go it alone. In fact, he or she relies heavily on a team of highly trained, dedicated technicians who carefully divide up hair follicles from the donor scalp …

The best hair transplant? It may not be a hair transplant at all.

You may be looking for the best hair transplant, but you might also benefit from low-level laser therapy (LLLT). It was an accidental discovery by a Hungarian scientist in 1967 that showed that visible red laser light in the 630 to 670 nanometer spectrum stimulated hair growth in mice. It has long been known that …

Hair Follicle Science and finding the best hair transplant doctor

The best hair transplant doctor knows that all hair follicles are not alike. If you think about it, that makes sense. Not all hair is alike. Curly hair, wavy hair and straight hair have follicles that work to create these kinds of hair. The best hair transplant doctor will always take these differences into account. …

Hair Facts

People with hair loss often tend to focus on getting the best hair transplant or finding the best hair transplant doctor. But it also pays to learn the facts and separate truth from fiction. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have identified a growth factor called Fgf9. When damaged, hairless skin on mice was treated …

Hair Transplant Connecticut—Making the right choice.

When it comes to getting a hair transplant Connecticut has many different choices. But you have to be careful. It pays to do your homework and ask the right questions. Does the hair transplant Connecticut surgeon have a long track record of experience doing hair transplants? Is the hair transplant CT surgeon a member in …

A great hair transplant doesn’t happen by accident.

Who is the best hair transplant doctor? That’s a personal decision that only you and your doctor can answer. Still, there are some objective considerations that can help you get to the best hair transplant doctor for you. A great place to start is with your family doctor. He or she will likely have heard …

Dr. DiStefano elected to the board of the prestigious ABHRS and the ISHRS. Continues as clinical instructor with UMASS School of Medicine.

As mentioned in an earlier blog, most surgical specialists are board certified in their particular area of expertise. But, that isn’t the case with hair transplant surgery because there is no certification board. Nevertheless, the best hair transplant surgeons are normally members in good standing with the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) as …

If you’re looking for a hair transplant Connecticut is a great place to start.

Great hair transplants don’t just happen by accident. It takes a great hair transplant doctor to get great results. So what happens if you don’t have a great hair transplant surgeon in your area? “That’s one reason we have several offices throughout New England,” says Steve Matteo, a hair loss restoration consultant at Distefano Hair …

How safe is hair loss restoration surgery?

By far, the most important factor when it comes to getting great hair transplants is the skill of the hair restoration surgeon. Another factor to receiving great hair transplants is the methods and procedures used by the hair restoration surgeon. It is important to determine the best method for your particular hair loss restoration. For …

Getting the best hair transplant means qualifying your hair restoration surgeon.

Any time you are having surgery it is very important to determine the credentials, skills and abilities of the surgeon. Normally, you would only consider having surgery from a board certified surgeon in his or her specialty. Unfortunately, there is no board that certifies a hair restoration surgeon. This makes it especially important that you …

Best hair transplant secrets to a natural hairline

Everyone is different. This is especially true when it comes to hairlines. Some are high, some are low. Some peak in the front while others recede near the temples. Because everyone’s hairline is different, how do you get a hair transplant with a hairline that looks natural for you? The best hair loss restoration surgeons …

An eyebrow transplant? A hair restoration surgeon can help you decide.

Constant plucking, tweezing and plain old genetics can make eyebrows stop growing. Some people lose their eyebrows entirely. Others only lose their eyebrows partially. The good news is that, just like hair on your head, eyebrows can be treated with drugs. They can also be transplanted to look just like they did before they stopped …

Hair loss restoration without surgery?

The best hair transplants look great. But whether you’re getting a hair transplant or not, you should keep as much of your original hair as possible. It’s possible using prescription and non prescription hair maintenance products. Drugs Hair maintenance drugs such as Minoxidil and Propecia (Finasteride) reduce the effects of DHT a hormone that causes …

Women and hair loss restoration. It’s more common than you think.

Men’s hair replacement surgery is common. But, the truth is 40% of women are apt to lose or have thinning. Men normally experience the classic male pattern baldness, wherein the hairline recedes from the forehead—often until the hair is missing from the front, top and crown of the head. In women, thinning usually occurs in …

The day of hair loss restoration surgery: What to expect.

You’ve made the commitment to get hair loss restoration surgery. But what can you expect on the day of surgery? While hair restoration surgery is considered a minor, one-day outpatient process. But, it is often a lengthy procedure that often takes up to eight hours. For this reason it pays to wear comfortable clothes. When …

Hair loss restoration takes science. Making it look good takes artistry

The science of surgery is a wondrous thing. When it comes to great hair transplants, science and incredible skill are responsible for allowing hair follicles to be removed from the donor area, divided into follicular units and then transplanted into the recipient area. But, achieving the best hair transplant requires an artist’s touch. Hairline, hair …

New hair loss restoration surgeon joins DiStefano

Christian G. Heinis, MD has joined the staff at DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers and is working closely with Mark DiStefano, MD, founder of the DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers. Dr. Heinis graduated from the Chicago Medical School in 2000 and did his residency in emergency medicine at Suny Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital. …

The best hair restoration requires the best hair transplant surgeon.

You’ve heard the phrase “results my vary.” It’s especially true when it comes to finding the best hair transplant surgeon. That’s because great hair transplants come from surgeons who have spent years perfecting their craft and honing their skills. The science of extracting a follicular unit (1-4 hairs) from a small strip of donor hair …

Hair Restoration Surgery with Minimal Cost: What’s Your Best Option?

How do you get a hair restoration surgery for minimal cost? Well, if you have already done some preliminary research, you probably know that hair restoration surgery can be fairly expensive. So, while there can be no standard answer as to how much the procedure will cost you, you can be sure that it will …

Follicular Unit Extraction vs. Follicular Unit Transplantation.

A follicular unit is the natural make up—one to four hairs — that grow on your head. When a hair transplant surgeon grafts hair into place he takes these follicular units and transplants them into the balding area of the head to achieve the most natural look possible. There are two ways to get the …

Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning to Have a Hair Transplant in Massachusetts

Are you planning to have a hair transplant surgery in Massachusetts? If you are, then you should choose an extremely competent hair restoration surgeon who will put your interest on top of anything else. Keep in mind that a lot of things can and may go wrong if you don’t choose the most qualified surgeon …

FUE Hair Transplant in CT: A Viable Solution for Female Hair Loss Problems

Women who are looking for a more permanent solution for female pattern baldness should consider undergoing hair transplant surgery in CT. While there are several medications available to treat serious female hair loss, a lot of women are now going for follicular unit extraction (FUE) to take care of their hair problems. In fact, about …

Great hair transplants don’t just happen. They’re crafted by a skilled surgeon.

You can get a knee replaced, a hip replaced, even a shoulder replaced. But hair replacement or restoration is the one procedure that gives people pause. After all, no surgical replacement is more visible. But, done correctly, no surgical procedure leaves more lasting positive benefits when it comes to restoring a youthful, more vital appearance. …

Painless Hair Transplant Techniques: Solve Your Hair Problems without the Pain

Are you an ideal candidate for hair replacement but are still hesitant to go under the knife for fear that your chosen option will bring you excruciating pain? Well, you don’t have to be afraid any longer. Most hair transplant techniques are now virtually painless – especially if you choose the right hair restoration surgeon …

Going Bald? Choose the Best Hair Restoration Center in Boston to Solve Your Problems

So, you and your hair loss doctor decided that you need to undergo a follicular unit transplant procedure to keep you from going completely bald. Well, since this can be one of the most important decisions you have to make for yourself, you need to take the time to choose your hair restoration surgeon very …

4 Questions to Ask Before Undergoing Follicular Unit Transplant Surgery

So, you and your hair loss doctor decided that you need to undergo a follicular unit transplant procedure to keep you from going completely bald. Well, since this can be one of the most important decisions you have to make for yourself, you need to take the time to choose your hair restoration surgeon very …

Men’s Hair Replacement Treatments: Know Your Options

While some men are unaffected by the fact that they are starting to lose their hair, a great majority find this to be a cause for alarm. For most men, a receding hairline brings about diminishing self-confidence which may eventually lead to emotional distress and depression. Considering its serious implications, it is so easy to …

Eyebrow Restoration Options for People with Hair Defects

Some people may think that eyebrow loss is a trivial issue. After all, don’t you usually take them for granted? Well, that may be the case until they start thinning out. So, what causes eyebrow loss and how can you stop it in its tracks before it becomes too late? When should you consider eyebrow …

FUT Hair Transplant in Massachusetts: Why Should You Consider It?

Should you consider an FUT hair transplant? How does it differ from the FUE technique and what are the major advantages of choosing this option? To learn more about FUT hair transplant and to determine if it will best serve your needs, here are some things you definitely need to know. FUT Hair Transplant 101 …

Get to Know the Best Doctor for Hair Transplant in Boston

Are you looking for a qualified surgeon for hair transplant in Boston who can give you the most natural-looking results ever? Well, look no further. Dr. Mark DiStefano is all you need! Why Dr. DiStefano? Experience Dr. Mark DiStefano has been at the forefront of the hair transplant industry for more than 18 years and …

Why Finding the Right Hair Restoration Surgeon is a Good Investment

Finding the right hair restoration surgeon can actually be the best investment you can ever make. Considering the severe emotional impact that comes hand in hand with losing one’s hair, the cost of having the procedure is definitely a small price to pay – especially if you can get back what you have once lost. …

All About Scars: Follicular Unit Extraction and Getting Rid of Scars

How long does it take to get rid of the scars resulting from follicular unit extraction? While Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) simply leaves small white dots where the follicular units have been harvested, some people are still concerned about the appearance of these small, hypo-pigmented areas. So, how bad can it be? Will these scars …

4 Simple Tips in Selecting the Best Hair Restoration Doctor

What makes the best hair restoration doctor? How can you be sure that you have chosen the best hair loss doctor to take care of your hair problems? Well, while most specialists working in this field are honest professionals who put their patients’ interest before anything else, there are also some who are not as …

Low Level Laser Technology: One of the Best Hair Restoration Options

Did you know that Low Level Laser Technology (LLLT) can help you solve your hair problems? You may not believe it but this breakthrough technology is considered to be one of the best hair restoration treatments available for people who are experiencing hair loss. So, how can this revolutionary treatment help in treating your hair …

Know More about the Best Hair Transplant Options for Women in MA

What are the best hair transplant options available for women in Massachusetts? Well, if you are among the rare breed of women who qualifies for a hair transplant procedure, both FUT (follicular unit transplantation) and FUE (follicular unit extraction) can give you the result you need. So, how do you know which option will work …

Hair Loss Restoration: Some Do’s and Don’ts before Surgery

So, you have finally decided to go through a much needed hair loss restoration surgery after giving it a lot of thought. You did your research, took the time to understand the scope and possible risks involved in the procedure and found the best hair transplant surgeon available. Now, all you need to do is …

Hair Transplant in MA: A Guide on Choosing the Best Service

Are you looking for a highly qualified hair transplant surgeon in Massachusetts? If you are, then you need to make sure that you find someone who can get you results that you can be happy with. How exactly do you do this? Here are some tips that can help you get the best hair transplant …

Follicular Unit Extraction Vs. Strip Surgery: Which One Is Right for You?

What is the difference between follicular unit extraction (FUE) and strip surgery? What are the pros and cons of these techniques and how do you know which one to choose? To help you make a more informed decision regarding the matter, here are some things you need to know. FUE and Strip Surgery 101 – …

Men’s Hair Replacement: Options Available in CT, United States

Are you getting more than a little concerned about your thinning hair? Are you starting to feel the emotional impact of losing your hair? Is the condition getting in the way of your social and professional life? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it is high time for you to find the …

Hair Loss Restoration and Your Age: Why Does It Matter?

Should you consider undergoing a hair loss restoration procedure as soon as you notice that your hair is thinning out? Well, if you are still under 25, it will be a lot better if you will wait a few more years before getting a hair transplant. Here’s why. Hair Loss Restoration – Why Wait? Most …

Stop Hair Loss with the Appropriate Hair Regrowth Therapy

For most people, hair loss is more than a mere physical change. The condition entails significant psychological and psychosocial effects that may severely diminish a person’s self-esteem. Thankfully, however, such effects can be negated by growing the hair back by means of hair regrowth therapy. Understanding the Effects of Hair Loss Hair loss can be …

Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments for Hair Loss: Beating the Odds

How do you fight back against hair loss? How do you win a seemingly losing battle? It is alarming to note that about 30 million men and 20 million women in the US are battling with hair loss. Thankfully, however, there are now a number of surgical and non-surgical methods that can help you grow …

Female Hair Loss and Chemotherapy: How Can You Prevent It?

Why do cancer patients sometimes suffer from hair loss when undergoing chemotherapy? Well, as you all know, chemotherapy is widely recognized as the most common and most effective treatment for cancer. However, the powerful medications used in fighting cancer cells cannot distinguish the difference between the target cells and normal healthy cells. As a result, …

Hair Re-growth in Donor Area after Hair Transplant Surgery

A lot of people are interested to know whether or not hair will grow back naturally at the donor site after undergoing hair transplant surgery. Well, the short answer would be ‘no’. Since entire hair follicles and the surrounding cells are completely removed from beneath the scalp surface, hair re-growth in the donor site is …

Why You Shouldn’t Leave a Hair Restoration Surgery Incomplete

Are there any problems that may arise from leaving a hair restoration surgery incomplete? Well, unfortunately, there is a major issue that may present itself under such situations. Leaving a hair restoration surgery incomplete may result in unnatural hair appearance, a condition which may only be corrected by undergoing another surgical procedure. Why Does This …

Hair Loss: Know When to Be Really Concerned About It

While losing some of your hair on a daily basis is no cause for concern, excessive hair loss may be enough to send some shivers through your spine. So, how do you know when the amount of hair you are shedding is well within the normal range and how do you know when it’s time …

Interested in Taking Propecia? Ask Your Doctor for Hair Loss about It

While Propecia has been proven to be quite effective in treating male pattern baldness, it is strongly advised that you consult your doctor for hair loss before taking this prescription medicine. Why can’t you just take it without asking your doctor about it? There are several reasons. Why You Shouldn’t Take Propecia without a Prescription …

Total Crown Renewal: A Revolutionary Hair Transplant Technology

Living with hair loss and a receding hair line can be quite a challenge. It can invoke feelings of depression, embarrassment and jealousy, as well as severely affect a person’s social life. Thankfully, however, there is a revolutionary hair transplant technology that can help you get your hair back in no time – the Total …

Advanced Hair Restoration Techniques for Natural Looking Hair

When you decide to take action against hair loss, you have two options at your disposal: 1) You can hide the problem, or 2) you can reverse it, erase the damage, and put the issue behind you forever. Hiding from hair loss means living the rest of your life under hats, scarves and wigs, or …

Minoxidil: An Effective FDA-Approved Hair Loss Treatment

If your hair is becoming thin and brittle, or you’re finding an excessive amount of hair in your comb or on your pillow in the morning when you wake up, it may be time to talk to a specialist to find out why. If your hair loss is simply due to stress or medication side …

Hair Regrowth Therapy: an Effective Solution to Stop Hair Loss

Men and women who are suffering from receding hairlines or brittle, thinning hair on the top of the head have access to more hair regrowth therapy options than they did a few years ago. And while some hair loss solutions are either unsafe, unreliable, or both, there are several that are approved by the FDA …