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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...


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...


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...


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...


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