Why Getting Older Isn't Slowing Down Music's AARP Set

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Remie Geoffroi

If years of thrashing and failed Rogaine attempts have you singing the blues, these alternative healing approaches might do the trick.

Hair Loss
For rockers looking to thicken their locks, platelet-rich plasma injections, which involve centrifuging the client’s blood and turning it into an injectable serum, “help stimulate growth on its own or with transplants,” says Dr. Brian Bonanni of Gotham Skincare. Just be prepared to shell out $600 to $1,000 per injection.

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Vocal Cord-Injuries
Though surgery is sometimes the only option, vocal-cord injuries can also be treated with acupuncture. “Even something like a sprained ankle can affect the voice,” says acupuncturist Shellie Goldstein, whose sessions cost between $100 and $240. “We look at the big picture.”

Back and Neck Pain
Specializing in kinesiology (the study of human movement), Dr. Ilan Bohm -- who has worked with David Geffen and Patti LaBelle -- subdivides the body into 12 muscle systems to  reveal the “chemical and emotional toxins that can overwhelm the body.” His magic hands cost $255 to $500 per session.

This story originally appeared in the May 30 issue of Billboard.


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