Dr. Mark DiStefano, MD


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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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