When most people hear the phrase “hair loss” their mind goes straight to the top of the head and hair loss associated with balding or thinning. Some people don’t realize that the hair on a person’s eyebrows can be just as vulnerable to the effects of stress, and a loss of eyebrow hair can be even more distressing than thinning hair on the top of the head.

How Does Stress Cause Eyebrow Hair Loss?

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From a scientific standpoint, eyebrow hair is no different than hair located elsewhere on the body. It’s not entirely clear how increased stress causes hair loss. Dermatologists believe that telogen effluvium, a condition where the body tells hair follicles to stop growing hair, is caused by hormones that the body produces in increased amounts as a reaction to anxiety. Further, ‘knitting the eyebrows’—prolonged and persistent rubbing of the eyebrow hair—is a common reaction to stress that can cause patchy growth. Because eyebrow hair takes longer to grow back, these patches can remain noticeable for longer.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Eyebrow Hair Loss?

The easiest way to reduce stress-related eyebrow hair loss is to reduce stress. Of course, that’s easier said than done with all the pressure of the modern world. For people who are noticing their eyebrows aren’t as thick as they used to be, the Brow Regenesis™ eyebrow restoration procedure may be just what the doctor ordered. This safe and effective restoration procedure is a reliable, low-risk option for individuals dealing with thinning eyebrows.

Schedule a Consultation With DiStefano Hair Restoration Center

The experts at DiStefano Hair Restoration Center have performed over 10,000 surgeries. Read testimonials from our patients. If you live in New England and are experiencing thinning eyebrows, we can help. Contact us today by calling (508) 756-4247 or filling out our contact form.

Hair transplant surgery has gained attention in recent years. Many folks like the idea of surgery that lasts but are unsure of the results associated with it. If you are experiencing hair loss and would like a permanent solution, here are three benefits to having hair transplant surgery.
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Your Hair Will Look Natural

Among the benefits of having a hair transplant procedure is the ability to mimic hair naturally. Over 1,000 follicular units are transplanted in a single session, and sometimes up to 4,000 units. The hair loss restoration surgeon will then place hair follicles to match the surrounding hair, taking into consideration the angle at which the follicle should be placed for the most natural results.

Surgery Is Minimally Invasive

For a follicular unit transplant (FUT), a local anesthetic is used to numb the area of the scalp where donor hairs will be removed. While lying down on a surface much like a massage table, the initial removal and suturing should only take around an hour. During this time, you can even watch a movie and relax. Learn more about what to expect on the day of surgery.

The Only Permanent Solution

Compared to over the counter products or prescription applications, a hair transplant is the only hair loss treatment that is permanent. Every other medical treatment needs to be continued or you can lose the benefit. For instance, If you stop taking Propecia or minoxidil (commonly known as Rogaine), you will continue to lose the hair that regrows. The transplanted follicles, on the other hand, should be permanent.

Our Staff Cares About Your Needs

Here at DiStefano Hair Restoration Center, our staff cares about your comfort and results. You can feel confident in our knowledge of up-to-date procedures while helping you choose a solution that will yield the best results. We’re available to answer any questions you may have to ensure you feel confident before your surgery. In fact, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about hair loss and our procedures.

When you are ready to schedule your surgery, choose DiStefano Hair Restoration Center. At DiStefano Hair Restoration Center, we guarantee patient satisfaction with all of our hair transplants because we’re confident in our advanced transplant procedures. Contact us today to set up an appointment, and see how easy it is to look your best.

Image of handsome man with head full of hairWhile the recovery time after a hair transplant procedure varies from patient to patient, there may be visible evidence that a transplant has taken place. However, this depends on the type of hair transplant that you have. For example, after the follicular unit transplantations (FUTs), patients will leave the office with only small staples at the donor area, which should not be visible under the hair.

So when is the best time to return to work following a hair transplant procedure? The answer is largely personal, but it may also depend on what type of job you have and how well you follow post-op recovery instructions.

Who Knows About the Transplant?

For patients who have been open with coworkers, friends, and family about their search for the right hair restoration procedure, returning to work after a transplant could be an exciting experience. It’s a chance to show off the results, to teach others who might be interested in the procedure, and to return as quickly as possible to everyday life. Recovery for these patients can be a visible, open process.

Conversely, some patients may not want their hair restoration to be so public. In this case, a longer, out-of-work recovery period may be needed, to allow the small scabs on the top of the scalp to heal more thoroughly. This could take anywhere from two to seven days or longer. However, we find that when the post-operative instructions are followed, 95% of our patients have the small scabs washed off by the end of seven days.

Can You Get Away With Hiding It?

Patients that are unable to wear a hat to work, and that are hoping to keep their hair transplant a secret, may find it a challenge to return to work before one week. However, if wearing a hat is permitted and safe on the job, the patient could return as early as two days after the procedure while still concealing any evidence of a hair transplant.

To help speed up recovery time and return to work more quickly, it’s important to know what to expect following a transplant and how to promote fast, healthy healing. Again, if all instructions are followed properly, 95 percent of patients at DiStefano Hair Restoration Center have the small scabs washed off their head by the end of seven days.

Be sure to discuss what recovery steps are right for you with your doctor. To get more information about different transplantation options in the New England area, give DiStefano Hair Restoration Center a call at (401) 736-8989 or fill out our contact form.

When it comes to hair loss, Rogaine (minoxidil) is one of the most commonly mentioned options for male pattern baldness and other thinning hair issues. If you’re considering hair restoration, here are four facts behind oft-repeated myths about this medication.

1. Myth: Rogaine doesn’t actually work.

It’s smart to be skeptical about products that promise hair regrowth; there are so many ineffective solutions on the market. However, Rogaine isn’t one of them. When used correctly, up to 50 percent of men who opt for this method of hair restoration have reported satisfaction with their level of regrowth. In fact, it’s the only topical hair growth solution approved by the FDA. Man checking his hair

2. Myth: Rogaine is only for men.

Because 90 percent of men are affected by hereditary baldness, they are the biggest consumers of hair restoration products like Rogaine. But what’s often unmentioned is that after age 40, about 40 percent of women notice thinning hair as well. Women’s Rogaine is a specialized solution for female clients who are concerned about hair loss.

3. Myth: Rogaine should only be used alone.

In fact, clinical trials reported by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery show that this topical medication is most effective at stimulating hair growth when combined with other hair restoration solutions and techniques, such as retinoids. A qualified physician can create a customized solution that best fits your hair loss needs.

4. Myth: Shampoos with minoxidil are the best baldness solution.

While expensive salons often add minoxidil to shampoos and charge higher prices for this hair loss solution, the fact is that pure minoxidil, in both 2 percent and 5 percent solutions, is usually a more effective and much less expensive option.

If you live in the Worcester area and are bothered by the appearance of thinning hair, talk to the expert staff at DiStefano Hair Restoration Center by calling (401) 736-8989. We can help you learn more about the cause of your hair loss and explore potential solutions that fit your lifestyle.