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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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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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