The decline of razor sales may be an indicator of the rise in popularity of growing a beard. Some raise the question whether "Hipsters" in NY are to blame for this popular trend, but we've seen a wide cross-section of men in South Florida looking to fill in gaps in their goatees, mustaches or beards, covers scars from plastic surgery (facelifts or cleft-palate), acne or facial injuries, Hasidic Jews seeking thicker peyot/sidelocks, and transgender patients completing their masculine transformation through thicker facial hair.
As one of the cosmetic surgery capitals of the world, South Florida and Boca Raton, FL specifically, at Bauman Medical Group we have seen a dramatic increase in requests for information about facial hair transplants over the past year and a spike in beard transplant surgeries from across the U.S.. This trend recently caught the attention of renowned shock-radio host, Howard Stern, who invited ABHRS-certified and IAHRS-accepted hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. to discuss beard transplantation live on the air.
Advances in minimally-invasive hair transplant techinques like NeoGraft FUE, Follicular Unit Extraction, have allowed for the harvesting of hair follicles from the back of the scalp without the traditional--and invasive--scalpel & stitches process. Less downtime, less pain, quicker recovery, fewer activity restrictions, and absolutely NO linear scar are some of the benefits of NeoGraft FUE approach.
Of course, aside from harvesting techniques and skill, Hair Transplantation and Beard Transplantation requires significant artistry on the part of the surgeon, so the end results look natural and not transplanted.
Can Minoxidil be used for weak eyebrows to improve eyebrow follicle growth?
Minoxidil is not currently FDA-approved for enhancing eyebrow growth, but in our experience it certainly can work... with a few caveats. The main issue is that minoxidil, like other hair growth medications and treatments require the hair follicle to be present. If the hair follicles (the mini-organs which produce hair) are dead and gone, like from scarring/injury or overplucking for example, minoxidil is unlikely to have an effect.
Which is better, over-the-counter minoxidil solution or compounded prescription Formula 82M minoxidil?
Over the counter minoxidl solution contains propylene glycol, a common irrritant, and does not have any extra ingredients than can help with hair follicle improvement. Prescription compounded minoxidil, like Formula 82M might be a little bit more expensive to use, but has major benefits like quick absorbtion, non-greasy, extra hair growth ingredients (like retinoic acid), etc.
Therefore, at Bauman Medical Group, we absolutely recommend Formula 82M minoxidil instead of the over-the-counter versions because there are fewer side effects and more powerful effects on hair follicles. By the way, Latisse/bimatoprost can also work too, including PRP!
Will topical Formula 82m minoxidil, Latisse/bimatoprost or PRP eyebrows work for me?
The key for eyebrow enhancement success is determining if you have hair follicles that are still alive. If the brow is low density or sparse, these treatments are not likely to help a patient reach their goal. Keep in mind it takes months of treatment twice a day with a topical medication to judge results.
The best way to determine if you have hair follicles is by having a consultation with a full-time, board-certified Hair Transplant Surgeon or Hair Restoration Physician who is experienced in eyebrow enhancement, including medications, PRP, nutrition, as well as transplants. Remember that eyebrow loss can be a sign of certain medical conditions like thryoid imbalace... so seeking a doctor's advice is always a good idea if you are seeing thinning eyebrows.
Remember, thinning brows get worse with time without treatment, so sometimes in severe cases where eyebrow loss is continuing, the medication simply keeps the brows stable... a very good thing (although not very exciting)!
In cases of severe eyebrow loss, of course, you will need eyebrow transplantation using no-linear-scar NeoGraft FUE to restore a complete and beautiful brow.
Where can I get an online or in-person medical evaluation of my eyebrows?
You can ask an eyebrow (or eyelash) question or request a consultation with Eyebrow Loss Expert, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. at http://hai.rs/BaumanConsult
Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is a full-time, ABHRS-certified Hair Restoration Physician who has extensive experience in treating hair loss medically (topicals, PRP, etc.) and surgically (minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE). He is a renowned pioneer and author in the field of eyelash transplantation and eyebrow transplantation. http://www.baumanmedical.com
Many celebrities like Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry have recently popularlized the use of eyelash extensions. However, last year, Consumer Reports warned of the dangers of eyelash extensions and the glue that are used to attach them to the lids and existing lashes http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/05/eyelash-extensions-pose-health-risk/ Around the same time, actress Kristin Chenoweth appeared with David Letterman on national TV after a severe allergic reaction from the process.
“The hidden dangers with eyelash extensions include infection, allergic reaction, irritation and loss of your natural lashes,” Dr. Orly Avitzur, a Tarrytown, N.Y., neurologist and medical adviser to Consumer Reports told ABC News.
In addition to allergic reactions to the glue, eyelash extensions may make harbor harmful bacteria which can cause bactierial infections in the eye area. Other problems noted by eyelash transplant surgeon, Dr. Alan J. Bauman in Boca Raton is the damage caused by traction alopecia of the natural eyelashes. Traction alopecia is a condition common to the scalp and other areas where consistent and chronic pulling or 'traction' causes the follicles to produce weaker hair over time, and potentially ceaseing hair production completely. This is the same permanent destruction of the hair follicle that occurs when patients with trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) pull consistently at their lashes, brows or scalp hair.
In the cases of eyelash extensions, many women notice that when the extensions are removed, they have fewer and weaker lashes over time. Eventually, in some patients, the damage from the eyelash extensions are permanent and will require eyelash transplantation in order to repair.
There is no bigger "big-wig" than Oprah... and if you doubt that, all you need to do is check the cover of the Sep '13 issue of "O" where you'll find Oprah wearing a 3.5lb wig she calls "Wild Thang." Timed perfectly to appear in Mid-August, which is the AAD's 13th Annual National Hair Loss Awareness Month, Oprah covers everything you need to know about hair... and hair loss. On p152, there's a discussion about the significant psychological impact of hair loss and how it makes one feel, "What we could once bend (or straighten or color) to our will feels suddenly, terrifyingly beyond our control."
During my interview with the folks at "O" a few months back, we discussed medical treatments, surgical options, cosmetic 'quick fixes' as well as the future of hair loss treatments.
In the final article, a comprehensive discussion of the modern medical treatments for the most common type of hair loss: chronic, genetic, hereditary female pattern hair loss was included. "Three Good Bets" recommended are topical minoxidil, anti-androgen pharmaceuticals, and hair transplantation. At Bauman Medical Group, we've been prescribing these therapies and more for many years.
As far as Minoxidil goes, we recommend the prescription "Formula 82M" as an alternative to the more common over-the-counter Rogaine and generic formulations. Formula 82M is more powerful than the OTC minoxidil because is has a synergy of potent hair growth ingredients and penetrating agents in a proprietary formula. It also has far fewer side-effects than the over-the-counter versions resulting in superior hair growth, but also leaving hair manageable and scalp healthy without the gooey, sticky feeling.
Prescription anti-androgens like finasteride (Propecia) and spironolactone (Aldactone) can be prescribed off-label to postmenopausal women who have been tested for "high androgen sensitivity" using a quick, reliable genetic test. Done in minutes with a cheek-swab, the Androgen Sensitivity test can predict whether a woman is likely to respond to anti-androgen treatments, like Propecia, before she starts therapy. We believe that diagnostic and routine measurements with the HairCheck cross-sectional hair bundle trichometer is a critical step in managing the hair loss process and monitoring regrowth--in order to verify how well the treatment is working.
And, of course, hair transplantation is the most permanent solution to replace dead hair follicles with your own living and growing hair from the back of the scalp. Although we were excited to see the first-person account of the female hair transplant patient in Oprah's Magazine (p.153), we were disappointed to learn that she had the old-style linear harvesting (strip removal with stitches or staples in the back of the scalp) as opposed to the newer, less invasive FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or "NeoGraft FUE" style of hair transplantation---which does not leave a linear scar. At Bauman Medical Group, our prominent female patients, like Anushka of Anushka Spa and Salon of Palm Beach, have had great public success with their NeoGraft FUE hair transplants.
"Instant (& Cheap) Gratification"
On p.153, according to Oprah, "instant gratification" can be found by using the Pantene AgeDefy Hair Thickening Treatment which is a styling spray used at the roots. AgeDefy Hair Thickening Treatment thickens existing hair-strand diameters by up to 10%, giving a feeling of up to 6500 more hairs. At Bauman Medical Group, we performed the blinded clinical trial for Pantene's AgeDefy product last year on over 100 women and found that over 90% were extremely satisfied with the results of the product, allowing them to have more styling options and more coverage of the scalp.
"The Future Looks Bright (And Very Full)"
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is already being used to stimulate hair growth using a process which derives the treatment from your own blood. We have many local South Florida patients and others from around the globe coming to Boca Raton for the latest non-invasive hair growth treatment utilizing your own platelet-derived growth factors. A "lunch-time" procedure, PRP takes less than one hour in the office and may be combined with Extracellular Matrix products like ACell/Matristem and followed by the MicroPen microneedling device, similar to a facial-rejuvenation process made famous by Kim Kardashian when she had her "Vampire Facelift." At Bauman Medical Group, we've had some exciting results in both hereditary hair loss and other alopecia patients using "Vampire" PRP, some of whom were featured on a recent news story with NBC WPTV Palm Beach. We are also prescribing Latisse (bimatoprost) off-label for scalp hair regrowth as another topical treatment alternative to minoxidil. As I mentioned on p.153, hopefully by 2025 we will be able to multiply hair from a small biopsy to produce unlimited follicles for transplantation.
On the cover, Oprah wants everyone to "Have a Great Hair Day!" and with all the excellent hair loss information in this month's magazine, I'm sure many more people will do so!
For more information about the latest preventative and restorative treatments for hair loss prescribed by Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D., please visit http://www.baumanmedical.com
Dr. Alan Bauman is well known in the field of hair transplantation, so he wasn't surprised when a Fortune 500 company came to him asking if he would put a soon-to-be-released product to the test.
"They said they had something that could be revolutionary for women with thin or thinning hair. This is not for hair growth, but something that would actually affect existing strands, and that had me intrigued," he said.
Bauman is putting the product to the test on 100 women, ages 35-65.
We are pleased to announce that our independent clinical trial on Pantene's AgeDefy Hair Thickening Treatment was completed in 2012 and the product is now available on store shelves. The results of the clinical trial have been presented at a variety of international events as the product has launched into the global market over the past year. The clinical trial proved the hair thickening effect of the product, improved hairstyling, increases in scalp coverage and excellent user-satisfaction. The improvement in average hair mass in the clinical trial participants was equal to the effect of adding 6500 hair fibers. For information about Pantene's Expert Collection AgeDefy line of hair care products for aging hair problems and the breakthrough cosmetic Hair Thickening Treatment for thinning hair, watch this video...
This is a behind the scenes and screen-grab slideshow of wpbf25 ABC News report on the breakthrough HairCheck device which measures hair breakage and hair loss. Dr. Alan Bauman's certified HairCoach program graduate Lauren Donald of Bond Street Salon in Delray Beach, FL was among the first national graduates of the educational program. She was interviewed by ABC affiliate WPBF25 regarding her motivation for participating in the educational program for cosmetologists.
If you are a hairstylist, licensed cosmetologist, salon or spa owner or other professional and are passionate about helping those with hair loss, visit www.JoinTeamBauman.com.
Hair Loss Expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman Launches
Nation’s First “Certified Hair Coach” Training Program for Hair Stylists and
PR Web Summary: Internationally renowned hair
loss physician Dr. Alan J. Bauman recently launched the first ‘Certified Hair Coach’
program in the U.S. to train hair stylists and salons on how to help men and
women who are concerned about hair loss. The program is unique because it
provides consumers with actionable information by combining scientific hair tracking
measurements with a series of non-invasive, easy-to-follow hair improvement
plans and options. Early intervention is key to fighting hair loss and
thinning, as once it has become apparent to the naked eye, 50 percent of
the hair may already be gone. Delray Beach-based Bond Street Salon and S’Criage
Spa & Salon in Coconut Creek are the first in the nation to attain the
Bauman Certified Hair Coach™ designation and offer this new service to their clients.
The next certification class is December 10th in Boca Raton.
November 20, 2012
Boca Raton, Florida - One of the first conversations
hair loss sufferers have about their concerns isn’t with their doctor,
significant other or friend - more often than not, it’s with their trusted
barber or stylist. With that in mind, internationally renowned hair loss expert
Dr. Alan J. Bauman recently launched the country’s first Bauman Certified Hair Coach™
program to teach hair stylists and salons how to help consumers by catching
hair loss early, tracking it, and understanding what they can do to fight it.
ABC Television News Station WPBF Channel 25 in
West Palm Beach recently reported on Bauman’s new Hair Coach program and its
innovative solutions for salon owners, stylists and consumers. Watch the TV
news report http://youtu.be/E7UIBTszuNg.
“Over the past 15 years, I’ve treated thousands
of men and women suffering from hair loss,” said Dr. Bauman, founder of Bauman
Medical Group in Boca Raton and a board-certified hair restoration physician.
“In many cases, these patients weren’t aware that they had hair loss until it
became very noticeable. By the time hair loss is visible to the untrained eye,
you’ve already lost 50 percent of your hair in that area. Early hair loss intervention
is key, which is why our specially trained, compassionate and caring hair
stylists and salons are so important - they’re the first line of defense to
help men and women catch it early.”
The Bauman Certified Hair Coach™ program is a
day-long interactive, hands-on training class that teaches cosmetologists, salon
owners and other beauty professionals how to identify the early signs of hair
loss and gather scientific and highly accurate hair measurements with the new HairCheck®
device. Hair Coach graduates also have ongoing access through Dr. Bauman and
his program to the latest news and information in hair loss research, medical
treatments, minimally invasive hair transplants and future treatments like stem
cell therapy and hair multiplication, popularly known as “hair cloning.”
“We believe healthy hair makes people look better
and feel happier,” said Andres Gonzalez, VP of Business Development at Bauman
Medical Group. “This program is unique because it measures and tracks hair
loss, and thanks to their Bauman Certified Hair Coach, the client can start
doing something about their situation right away. We empower beauty professionals
with the necessary tools and information that can lead to them having happier
clients who keep coming back again and again.”
Dr. Bauman recently graduated the first class of
certified Hair Coaches and another class is scheduled for December 10th at
Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton.
Bond Street Salon in Delray Beach, Florida is the
first Palm Beach County salon to attain the designation as a Bauman Certified
Hair Coach. “We’re excited to receive this specialized training from Dr. Bauman
as the issues of hair loss and hair breakage is one that comes up frequently
with our clients,” said Lauren Donald, owner of Bond Street Salon. “As an
established treatment-based salon, this program resonates very well with our
Bauman Certified Hair Coaches offer the following
Know how to help men and women suffering from hair thinning and hair loss
Provide HairCheck Consultations to measure the volume and density of the hair
and over time, determine if any problems exist - such as emerging hair loss or
Incorporate Dr. Bauman’s trusted and proven hair-related programs that add
value by helping clients with their hair loss concerns, increasing bookings and
reinforcing client loyalty
What is a HairCheck™?
A key part of the Bauman Certified Hair Coach
program is the ability to offer HairCheck Consultations to customers. HairCheck
represents a non-invasive way to measure and track the amount of hair growing
in a given area of the scalp (called the Hair Mass Index or "Hair
Number"). The HairCheck device is a highly sensitive hand-held ‘trichometer’,
which measures hair caliber and hair density together and expresses them as a
single number. It can also measure the percentage of hair breakage, which
is a common cause of hair loss.
Tracking these numbers can help determine the
extent and rate of the client's hair loss and/or breakage and inform them of any
changes over time.
For salon owners, cosmetologists and other
professionals interested in applying for the certification class to become a
Bauman Certified Hair Coach, visit http://www.JoinTeamBauman.com.
For consumers interested in finding a Bauman Certified
Hair Coach near them, visit http://www.CoachMyHair.com.
This directory is still in the early stages, but over the next few months, and as
more classes are scheduled, new salons will be added. Visitors can also
recommend that a salon or spa near them become certified by entering their information
on the website.
The Bauman Certified Hair Coach program is
rolling out nationally in collaboration with the Global Beauty Institute.
“This new certification represents an amazing opportunity for professionals in
the hair and beauty industry by empowering them with information to help their
existing clients with a much needed service,” explains JoAnn Fass, Global
Beauty Institute Founder and National Educator.
“With the advancement of technology in the beauty industry, and thanks
to Dr. Bauman’s proven program, this new and exciting information about hair
loss and hair breakage will undoubtedly enhance the ability to keep the world
young and beautiful.” For more information about the Global Beauty Institute
A portion of this program’s profits supports “Operation
Restore,” the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s (ISHRS) Pro
Bono Hair Restoration Program through a monetary contribution to their Annual
Giving Fund. Operation Restore provides free hair transplant surgery and
travel expenses to and from the participating surgeon for patients who have
suffered hair loss from trauma or accidents. Patients suffering from hair loss
due to disease or trauma and cannot afford hair restoration surgery are
encouraged to apply to the ISHRS’s Operation Restore program.
Applications are available through Bauman Medical Group or the ISHRS website, http://www.ishrs.org/ishrs-pro-bono.php,
and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Pro Bono Committee of the
About Dr. Alan J. Bauman
Alan J. Bauman, M.D., founder of Bauman Medical
Group in Boca Raton, Florida, is a full-time board-certified and
internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon whose pioneering work has been
featured extensively in the national and international print and television
media, such as Newsweek, The New York Times, Cosmo, Vogue, Allure, Men's
Health, Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access
Hollywood and Dateline NBC.
Dr. Bauman is recognized within the medical
profession as top U.S. medical expert on the treatment of hair loss in men and
women. A board-certified hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Bauman was the first to
demonstrate ‘live’ the FUE method of hair transplantation at the 2003
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Orlando Live Surgery Workshop,
started with NeoGraft FUE in 2008 and was the first to demonstrate the NeoGraft
FUE device at the ISHRS Orlando Live Surgery Workshop in 2010. His practice is
divided equally between male and female patients, and Dr. Bauman provides
state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and a multi-therapy approach to the
medically treatable condition of hair loss. Dr. Bauman is a member and often a
featured speaker at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Scientific Meetings. To learn more about Dr. Bauman, for the
latest hair loss facts and treatments, or to schedule a consultation, visit http://www.BaumanMedical.com.
When Redbook wanted to educate its more than 2,000,000 beauty-conscious readers about the latest cosmetic products for thicker healthier hair, they sought the advice of internationally recognized hair loss expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, FL who has helped thousands of women diagnose, treat, measure and monitor their hair loss and hair growth since 1997.
On October 13, 2012 renowned hair transplant surgeon and
Course Director, Dr. Pierre Bouhanna, hosted the second International Hair
Surgery Master Class (IHSMC) meeting in Paris, France. In attendance were well over 100 physicians
and hair loss experts who listened to a potpourri of lectures on the medical
and surgical treatment of hair loss.
Lectures included the psychological impact of hair loss, basics of
medical treatments, as well as compounded Formula 82M minoxidil, finasteride, PRP, growth factors, laser therapy (Nutreve and LaserCap) and nutritionals,
as well as the latest in hair transplantation techniques and procedures.
Bauman Medical Group is pleased to share with you a truly rare opportunity for our current and prior patients and friends to participate in a first-ever auction being conducted with one of South Florida's leading radio stations. During this internet-based auction, you or someone you know have the opportunity to obtain any one of four major services the Bauman Medical Group provides at an once-in-a-lifetime 75% discounted price. That's not a typo, you read that correctly and that is why we are sending you this email, but most important, you must act quickly.
Working in conjunction with Palm Beach County's Clear Channel Radio, KOOL 105.5, Bauman Medical Group is offering as part of a live on-line auction, its most sought-after cosmetic services at this one-time-only 75% price break. Please be aware though, this auction ends midnight, Friday, March 25th, so if you, or someone you know are interested, you absolutely, positively must act right now. See the links below that takes you right to the radio station's auction page.
These services include the world's most sophisticated, least-invasive hair transplantation procedure, NeoGraft / FUE, ideal for man or woman, the Eyelash Transplant procedure, for permanent, longer thicker lashes, the non invasive fat-melting, inch-reducing Zerona Laser Procedure and finally, the LaserCap, the convenient in-home device that gives you powerful office results for growing thicker, richer, fuller looking hair in the comfort of your home.
If you've looked into having one of these these procedures before, you know just how successful they can be and the life-enhancing results they provide. If you've had one of these procedures before, you can treat yourself to that "other round of the procedure you've been wanting to get" at this incredibly low discounted rate. And finally, if you've been thinking about doing one of these procedures, this is the only opportunity you will ever get to secure one of these procedures at this remarkably low rate.
Below are links that will take you directly to the KOOL / 105.5 FM radio station on-line auction. As you can see, there is the procedure cost noted and right next to it is the 75% discounted rate. Just click on the link, it will take you to the radio station's "bid page" that also includes a full description of the entire procedure.
If you, or someone you know, have ever had an interest in improving their personal appearance, whether it's a hair transplant, a desire for permanent and beautiful long lashes, painlessly and effortlessly reducing, shaping and contouring your body, or growing thicker, richer, fuller hair, these four life-enhancing procedures are available right now for this one-time-only auction cost at a 75% discount.
Final Reminder, the auction is live, on-line and ends at midnight, Friday, March 25th, 2011. Direct bidding links are below. For more info on any treatment or procedure, visit www.baumanmedical.com.
As always, we wish you well and the very best from Bauman Medical Group. Happy Bidding and Good Luck!
Alan J. Bauman, M.D. Certified, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery Medical Director Bauman Medical Group, P.A.
New, less-invasive no-scalpel/no-stitch hair transplant harvest techniques like NeoGraft / FUE allow for a quicker, less restricted, more comfortable recovery and no 'tell-tale' linear scar--without sacrificing the naturalness or growth of the final result. Standard Cost: $10,000 Auction Opening Bid Cost, $2500.
FDA-approved Zerona is a non-invasive body-slimming treatment that helps you lose inches of stubborn fat with no pain, no surgery and no downtime in just two weeks. As seen on 'The Doctors' TV show. Standard Cost: $2,400 Auction Opening Bid Cost $600
A breakthrough in design and manufacturing allows for a new, powerful, portable, hands-free and convenient at-home low level laser therapy device: the LaserCap! Drug-free and side-effect free, you can now easily grow thicker, fuller, healthier-looking hair in the comfort of your home. Standard Cost: $3,000 Auction Opening Bid Cost: $450