Dr. Mark DiStefano, MD

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