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 …