1. Get to Know Our Team – Dr. Mark DiStefano

    We are starting a new blog series called "Get to Know Our Team" where we are highlighting members of our team.  The first team member we are highlighting is Dr. Mark DiStefano who recently took on a larger role at our practice when he was named Chief of Surgery of Medi Tresse. What is your role at Medi Tresse? I am the Medical Director of Medi Tresse Westchester, which is a role I have held since…Read More

  2. Can Melatonin Help with Hair Loss?

    When people think of melatonin, they often think of it as a sleep aid, but some studies have shown that it could potentially be beneficial for the treatment of hair loss.  So what is melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the body and regulates the sleep cycle.  Melatonin levels typically increase at night, which is why some patients that suffer from insomnia take melato…Read More

  3. Postpartum Hair Loss

    In our October newsletter I had mentioned how my daughter-law was experiencing hair loss after the birth of her daughter in August.  Afterwards, we received a number of emails from patients asking for more information on postpartum hair loss.  It is important to remember that postpartum hair loss is extremely common.  Most women that have a baby experience some amount of shedding postpartum.  …Read More

  4. The Importance of a Multi-Therapy Approach

    We live in a time of instant gratification.  The answer to any question is at our fingertips as we all have our trusty smartphones or you can now even get same day shipping for many products.  Due to this increased instant gratification, our expectations have changed and this can be difficult when it comes to medicine.  For example, when treating hair loss the results can take upwards of 6 mont…Read More

  5. Ways to Camouflage Hair Loss this Holiday Season

    While we are always looking for instant gratification, with medical treatments for hair loss the results can take time.  As hairs only grow around a centimeter per month, it takes at least a few months for new hairs to grow in and be visible.  With the holidays just around the corner, patients often ask if there is anything they can do today to provide immediate results.  While there are no med…Read More

  6. The Keto Diet and Your Hair

    One of the most popular diets in recent years is the ketogenic diet, or keto diet for short.  The keto diet is a low carbohydrate and high fat diet where the typical macro breakdown is 70% fats, 5% carbohydrates, and 25% protein.  The basis of the keto diet is that you are forcing your body to enter a state called ketosis, where the body burns stored fats instead of glucose for energy.  Now the…Read More

  7. Latest Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Study Confirms Medi Tresse Protocols

    If you have read our blogs before you have probably read one of our posts about how there is no standard protocol for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, which makes it difficult for patients as they determine the best treatment option for them.  Not only are there multiple Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) kits used, with varying amounts of blood drawn and number of spins, but the protocol that practic…Read More

  8. Wellesley Office – 2019 Female Hair Loss Seminar & Open House

    We are excited to announce that our Wellesley, MA office is hosting a Female Hair Loss Seminar and Open House on Thursday November 14th from 6PM to 8PM.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the treatment of female hair loss and meet our staff after normal hours. Topics to Be Covered: Optimal Platelet Concentration™ Therapy vs Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy …Read More

  9. LaserCap® Continues to Lead the Way in Low Level Laser Therapy

    It has been over 50 years since it was discovered that Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) could be effective in the treatment of hair loss.  We have come a long way from those initial findings on laboratory mice in Hungary.  In 2009 one of the first randomized, double blind, and multicentered studies, which is considered the gold standard for studies, was completed and proved that LLLT was effective…Read More

  10. Update – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy A Treatment Option for Alopecia Areata

    Back in 2016 we wrote a blog post about how new research has shown Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to be an effective treatment for Alopecia Areata.  It has now been three years since then and we wanted to provide an update on where we stand with utilizing PRP Therapy as a treatment for Alopecia Areata.  Before we get into the update, it is important to understand Alopecia Areata and how it i…Read More