Dr. Mark DiStefano, MD

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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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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