We usually associate hair loss with older adults because for many people, it is a part of getting older. However, teenage hair loss is a common problem that many teens aren’t prepared for. This is because many teens just aren’t aware that it could happen to them at such a young age. For teens, it can affect their self-esteem, confidence and social life.

If you are a teenager, this may be a question you are asking yourself.  Why is my hair falling out? Don’t worry, you are not alone! This happens to a lot of teens and we are here to help. Here are some of the most common causes of hair loss in teens.

Alopecia Areata – This is a type of baldness that comes in round patches.  It can affect any hair on your body and usually occurs in more than one place.  For example, the top of your head, the sides of your head or your arms and legs. It is estimated that 1-2% of Americans suffer from this, including teenagers.

Male Pattern Baldness – Unfortunately, teenage baldness may run in the family. This is the most common type of hair loss that affects two thirds of all Americans.

Female Pattern Baldness – Yes, teenage girls can experience hair loss as well. This typically happens to females during their final teenage years to their early 20’s. Practicing stress management and a nutritious diet are important steps in dealing with female pattern baldness.

Traction Alopecia – This is a type of hair loss that occurs when hair is tied too tight for long periods of time.

Excessive Styling – Some may use a lot of hair products or constantly run a comb or brush through their hair to keep it looking perfect.  This will sometimes cause hair thinning. Fortunately, this is an easy problem to correct.

Prescription Medication –  Some prescription medications that treat Thyroid disorders, acne and contraceptives can cause hair loss. Check with our doctor if you think your prescription medication is causing an issue.

Poor Diet – Your skin and your hair are a reflection of what you eat. Eating healthy will promote strong hair follicles and provide your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain a healthy head of hair.

Learn more about hair loss and restoration by contacting us for a free consultation. DiStefano Hair Restoration Centers have five locations across New England. We have clinics in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut!

In a study published by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state can restore hair growth. The researched conducted experiments on mice using drugs that inhibit the Janus kinase, or JAK, family of enzymes which resulted in rapid hair growth. JAK inhibitors trigger the follicles’ normal reawakening process, the researchers found. Mice treated for five days with one of two JAK inhibitors sprouted new hair within 10 days, greatly accelerating the hair follicle growth phase. No hair grew on untreated control mice in the same time period.

The two FDA approved drugs are ruxolitinib and tofacitinib. Ruxolitinib is an approved treatment for blood diseases and tofacitinib is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Scientist have said that while what they have found is promising, a lot more work needs to be done to test JAK inhibitors specifically for hair regrowth in humans.

Boston, December 22, 2015Dr. DiStefano’s Hair Loss Restoration Centers (www.hairman.com) make New Year’s Resolutions come to life.

With each New Year comes thousands of new resolutions. The most common type of resolutions involve working to create a new and better self. And new and better self usually involves exercising more, eating healthier, and taking actions to improve bad habits. Ironically, hair loss restoration is not typically thought of in regards to resolutions…but maybe it should be.

On average, only 8% of individuals keep their New Year’s Resolutions, but hair loss restoration is easy to stick to when you enlist the help of the best hair transplant surgeon! Benefits of getting a hair transplant or treatment include a more youthful appearance, increased confidence, and a more positive outlook on life.

Hair loss restoration could be one of the most impactful steps to creating a “new you” in 2016. The experts at the Dr. DiStefano’s centers will consult with you to develop the perfect custom plan. No gimmicks, no pushing, just experienced hair surgeons exploring all of your options with you in an affordable way. If you’ve been dreaming of getting a great hair transplant for years, make it happen in 2016!

For more information or to make hair loss restoration your New Year’s resolution, visit (www.hairman.com).

About DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers
For more than 20 years, DiStefano Hair Restoration Center has helped men and women regain a more youthful appearance through hair restoration using the latest surgical techniques. With locations in Worcester, MA; Warwick, RI; Bedford, NH; Wellesley, MA; and Rocky Hill, CT, DiStefano Restoration Centers offers excellent results to patients throughout New England. For more information, visit www.hairman.com.

Boston, October 12, 2015 — DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers (www.hairman.com) give you the opportunity to get perfectly sculpted brows.

A bold pair of perfectly sculpted eyebrows can make your eyes pop and give you a major confidence boost – not to mention bold brows protect your eyes better than thin, frail ones (you know, the whole purpose of eyebrows). Eyebrow restoration, or an eyebrow transplant, was originally intended for those who had completely lost their brows due to illness or injury. Now, many people with thinning or peaky eyebrows are utilizing this procedure to get the full brows that they’ve always wanted.

An eyebrow transplant, just like a great hair transplant, uses your own hair, creating an incredibly natural look. Fill in those gaps and regain your confidence in just one simple, single day procedure. Brow restoration utilizes follicular unit extraction and is almost painless. Head in to a DiStefano Center and consult with top hair transplant surgeons to find out if eyebrow restoration is the right choice for you. The bold eyebrow look is in, and it has never been easier to achieve.

For more information on eyebrow restoration, or to ask questions about your particular hair loss concerns, visit (www.hairman.com).

About DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers
For more than 20 years, DiStefano Hair Restoration Center has helped men and women regain a more youthful appearance through hair restoration using the latest surgical techniques. With locations in Worcester, MA; Warwick, RI; Bedford, NH; Wellesley, MA; and Rocky Hill, CT, DiStefano Restoration Centers offers excellent results to patients throughout New England. For more information, visit www.hairman.com.

Boston, September 16 — DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers (www.hairman.com) urges patients to look at three major considerations when selecting a hair transplant surgeon. This includes financing, surgical options and customized approach to each individual situation.

Getting a hair loss restoration procedure can require extensive time and research so we did the work for you! You can go anywhere to get an average hair transplant, but at DiStefano Hair Restoration Centers, you’ll get the best hair transplant. There are many unique things that set DiStefano apart from other hair loss restoration centers.

1. Financing plans
Hair restoration surgery cost is sometimes a bit out of reach for some transplant candidates. DiStefano offers convenient financing options for those looking for alternative ways to pay for the best hair transplant possible. These financing options are even applicable to non-surgical treatments, like laser therapy devices or platelet rich plasma treatments.

2. Options

While nothing compares to getting the best hair transplant, our top hair loss restoration doctors won’t push you into it if you don’t need one yet. DiStefano offers non-surgical treatment options and devices like low level laser therapy caps and platelet rich plasma therapy sessions.

3. Customized approaches
Our top hair transplant surgeons understand that everyone is an individual with their own unique scalp and hair situation. At DiStefano, you won’t be forced into anything that you’re not ready for. The first step is to have a professional assess what type of hair restoration you qualify for. Our doctors will explore all your options in depth with you and you’ll work together to develop the best hair loss restoration plan for you.

No gimmicks, no pushing, just experienced hair surgeons exploring all of your options with you in an affordable way.

For more information or to ask questions about your particular hair loss concerns, visit (www.hairman.com).

About DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers

For more than 20 years, DiStefano Hair Restoration Center has helped men and women regain a more youthful appearance through hair restoration using the latest surgical techniques. With locations in Worcester, MA; Warwick, RI; Bedford, NH; Wellesley, MA; and Rocky Hill, CT, DiStefano Restoration Centers offers excellent results to patients throughout New England. For more information, visit www.hairman.com.

Boston, May 26 — DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers (www.hairman.com) encourages you to make that step and contact us for consultation.

You have been thinking about this for a while. You know you have seen hair transplants – on others – and you do not want to join that crowd. Well, you don’t have to.

Come meet our top hair transplant surgeons. Not just administrator, not just the technician, but the actual doctor who will work with you. You will see as many before and after images as you need to convince you that Great Hair Transplants should simply look like just great hair and not be noticeable at all. Talk to our satisfied customers.

You are about to make an important decision and you want to find the best hair transplant surgeon. Seek out surgeons who are members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and those that are board certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), the only medical organization in America that certifies hair surgeons.

Ask about the most advanced options available. Top hair transplant surgeons will explain that there are advanced surgical options available for hair loss restoration: follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). The decision between the two will depend on the extent and pattern of your hair loss.

The best hair transplant surgeon will also give you many additional options, including non-surgical hair loss restoration options, such as platelet-rich plasma therapy.

For more information or to ask questions about your particular hair loss concerns, visit (www.hairman.com).

About DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers

For more than 18 years, DiStefano Hair Restoration Center has helped men and women regain a more youthful appearance through hair restoration using the latest surgical techniques. With locations in Worcester, MA; Warwick, RI; Bedford, NH; Wellesley, MA; and Rocky Hill, CT, DiStefano Restoration Centers offers excellent results to patients throughout New England. For more information, visit www.hairman.com.

Boston, April 16 — DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers (www.hairman.com) reminds everyone that the only permanent cure for hair loss is hair loss restoration surgery. And while there are also topical and oral medications that can slow hair loss and even cause some re-growth, the gold standard treatment remains surgery from top hair transplant surgeons.

“We see the online ads touting everything from vinegar based treatments to hormone ‘imbalance’ treatments,” said Mark DiStefano, Founder and medical director of the DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers. “The truth is, they simply don’t work.”

All tophair transplant surgeons closely follow scientific research in peer-reviewed journals, magazine, newspaper and digital coverage of these research programs often falsely raise hopes that the cure for hair loss might be just around the corner.

Top hair transplant surgeons know that, while hundreds of researchers are conducting promising research when it comes to hair loss, actual hair loss cures that don’t involve surgery are many years away. Fortunately, hair loss restoration surgery in the form of follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) are excellent long-term treatments for hair loss.

For more information or to ask questions about your particular hair loss concerns, visit (www.hairman.com).

About DiStefanoHair Loss Restoration Centers

For more than 18 years, DiStefano Hair Restoration Center has helped men and women regain a more youthful appearance through hair restoration using the latest surgical techniques. With locations in Worcester, MA; Warwick, RI; Bedford, NH; Wellesley, MA; and Rocky Hill, CT, DiStefano Restoration Centers offers excellent results to patients throughout New England. For more information, visit www.hairman.com.

Boston, November 14– DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers (www.hairman.com) notes that, with improvements in technology and revolutionary discoveries the best hair transplant doctor today, might not recommend a hair transplant at all.

“The best hair transplant doctor has a number of new tools to help patients, said Steve Matteo, a hair loss restoration consultant at DiStefano. “Hair restoration surgery is still the gold standard and the only permanent cure for hair loss,” he explained. “But, there are many things we can do today, including ways to slow hair loss, improve the hair you have and even restore some growth in specific areas,” he said. We can even disguise hair loss without the need for wigs or hair pieces.”

The best hair transplant doctor can also offer low level laser light therapy, which consists of multiple red lasers that have been shown to help hair grow.

“At DiStefano, we also have a process called medical micro pigmentation,” Matteo said. “For people who wear their hair extremely short, micro pigmentation actually replicates closely cropped hair follicles to restore hair lines and bald areas.”

For more information, about DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers, visit www.hairman.com.

About DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers

For more than 18 years, DiStefano Hair Restoration Center has helped men and women regain a more youthful appearance through hair restoration using the latest surgical techniques. With locations in Worcester, MA; Warwick, RI; Bedford, NH; Wellesley, MA; and Rocky Hill, CT, DiStefano Restoration Centers offers excellent results to patients throughout New England. For more information, visit www.hairman.com.

Boston, October 10- DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers (www.hairman.com) offers hair transplant Providence procedures at it s office in Warwick Rhode Island. Like all DiStefano hair loss restoration offices, the hair transplant Providence office offers Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair loss restoration procedures.

With the Follicular Unit Transplant, the surgeon removes a small strip of hair from the back of the scalp. Technicians then divide the hairs from the strip into follicles containing from one to four hairs. The surgeon makes microscopic slits in the area needing hair and transplants the follicles into the small slits.

With Follicular Unit Extraction, (what we call the Individual Graft Technique IGT™), the hair follicles are extracted from the back of the scalp one at a time for transplantation into the donor area. Since there is no need to divide the hairs, the surgeon places them directly into the transplant area. The IGT™ method is used for patients who wearß their hair very short and don’t want a small scar to appear on the back of their head.

For more information about our hair transplant Providence location located in Warwick, visit www.hairman.com.

About DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers

For more than 18 years, DiStefano Hair Restoration Center has helped men and women regain a more youthful appearance through hair restoration using the latest surgical techniques. With locations in Worcester, MA; Warwick, RI; Bedford, NH; Wellesley, MA; and Rocky Hill, CT, DiStefano Restoration Centers offer excellent results to patients throughout New England.
For more information, visit www.hairman.com.

Boston, August 18- DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers (www.hairman.com) is now performing medical micro pigmentation. While the vast majority of DiStefano patients are good candidates for hair transplant surgery, there are those where surgery is not an option. This might be due to alopecia or other medical conditions where most or even all hair has been lost so there is no viable area where hair can be harvested for replacement. In these cases, patients can opt for the micro pigmentation process, where microscopic “dots” of pigmentation are injected just under the scalp. Done in a natural pattern, with up to five different pigments, micro pigmentation can be used to create the appearance of a natural, closely cropped scalp.

To a person with a full head of hair, this may not seem like a great alternative, but for someone who has absolutely no hair, it helps to restore confidence as well as improved self-esteem because micro pigmentation makes the scalp appear normal, although closely shaved.

For patient’s experiencing male pattern baldness and who already wear their hair close cropped, medical micro pigmentation can be used to fill in the balding areas. This gives a more youthful appearance because the hairline is completely restored. The cost of micro pigmentation is also much lower than traditional surgery.

Medical micro pigmentation is also used to cover scarring that may be present from previous hair transplant surgery. Medical micro pigmentation is also widely used to hide burn scars, birthmarks and general scarring where hair would normally grow. For men and women who have diffuse hair loss or have a thinning scalp, micro pigmentation can be used to darken the scalp, making the area look fuller and thicker.

For more information about medical micro pigmentation and its many uses, visit www.hairman.com.

About DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers

For more than 18 years, DiStefano Hair Restoration Center has helped men and women regain a more youthful appearance through hair restoration using the latest surgical techniques. With locations in Worcester, MA; Warwick, RI; Bedford, NH; Wellesley, MA; and Rocky Hill, CT, DiStefano Restoration Centers offers excellent results to patients throughout New England. For more information, visit www.hairman.com.