Can you use Minoxidil for weak eyebrows to improve eyebrow growth?

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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

 


Can eyelash extensions cause eyelash damage?

 

 

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.

For more information on the dangers of eyelash extensions or what treatments are available visit http://www.eyelash-transplant.com

 

 


What are the risks of eyelash extensions? Tune in to NBC WPTV Palm Beach 5/5

 

image from farm1.staticflickr.com(above) Eyelash Damage From Eyelash Extensions

To what lengths will you go if you want to improve your weak, thin eyelashes?  False lashes, extensions and mascara certainly have their pros and cons. Do false lashes, eyelash extensions damage your eyelashes?  What is the cost of FDA-approved eyelash medication, Latisse?  Why do eyelash transplants 'come with scissors?'  What are the risks and benefits of these options?

Choices for better lashes include mascara, artificial lashes, medication (like Latisse) and eyelash transplantation.  Tune in Monday May 5th 2014 on NBC Palm Beach WPTV to find out which option may be right for you (airtime to be announced). Dr. Bauman offers his expert opinion on surgical and non-surgical eyelash improvement options.

Dr. Alan Bauman is an eyelash transplant pioneer who has authored several textbook chapters on eyelash transplant pocedures. His eyelash transplant procedures have been featured on ABC Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, NBC Today Show, Newsweek, Access Hollywood, Extra and more.

For more information on eyelash transplantation, visit www.eyelash-transplant.com

 

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Entre bastidores photos de Despierta América - Cejas y Pestañas Presentación

Ver el video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px3Zk50ftpI 

 

http://www.baumanmedical.com - Dicen que las pestañas y las cejas son unos de los aspectos más importantes de la cara humana. Por lo tanto, cuando una persona sufre de la pérdida de cabello en estas áreas, pueden pasar a ser extremadamente conscientes con su apariencia y su auto estima se les afecta. Este reporte especial de Despierta América / Univision demuenstra como un cirujano, el Doctor Alan Bauman, ofrece una opción permanente para mejorar estas dos condiciónes.  Si usted tiene preguntas y desea recibir mas informacion simplemente mande un email a DoctorB@BaumanMedical.com o llame al 1-561-394-0024. Se habla Espanol.


They say eyelashes and eyebrows are one of the most important aspects of a person's face. Therefore, when someone the loss of hair follicles in these areas, they may become extremely self-conscious and self esteem may also be affected. This special report from Despierta America / Univision shows how one surgeon, Dr. Alan Bauman offers a permanent option to improve and fix these conditions. If you have eyebrow transplant or eyelash transplant questions and wish to receive more information simply send an email to DoctorB@BaumanMedical.com or call 1-561-394-0024. Visit http://www.BaumanMedical.com


Pestañas y Cejas on Despierta América Univision con Dr. Alan Bauman

 

Dicen que las pestañas y las cejas son unos de los aspectos más importantes de la cara humana. Por lo tanto, cuando una persona sufre de la pérdida de cabello en estas áreas, pueden pasar a ser extremadamente conscientes con su apariencia y su auto estima se les afecta. Este reporte especial de Despierta América / Univision demuenstra como un cirujano, el Doctor Alan Bauman, ofrece una opción permanente para mejorar estas dos condiciónes.  Si usted tiene preguntas y desea recibir mas informacion simplemente mande un email a DoctorB@BaumanMedical.com o llame al 1-561-394-0024. Se habla Espanol.


They say eyelashes and eyebrows are one of the most important aspects of a person's face. Therefore, when someone the loss of hair follicles in these areas, they may become extremely self-conscious and self esteem may also be affected. This special report from Despierta America / Univision shows how one surgeon, Dr. Alan Bauman offers a permanent option to improve and fix these conditions. If you have eyebrow transplant or eyelash transplant questions and wish to receive more information simply send an email to DoctorB@BaumanMedical.com or call 1-561-394-0024. Start a consultation: http://bit.ly/BaumanConsult  or visit http://www.BaumanMedical.com


Meetup and Chat With Hair Loss Expert Dr. Alan Bauman in San Fran

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http://www.BaumanMeetupSF.com - Meetup and chat with renowned hair loss expert, Dr. Alan Bauman in San Francisco while enjoying delicious appetizers and complimentary drinks.  You'll get the opportunity to meet patients and hear about the latest technologies for maintaining and restoring your own living and growing hair.

Topics include no-scalpel/no-stitch NeoGraft FUE hair transplantation, Eyelash, Eyebrow and Body Hair Transplants, "Vampire" PRP Platelet Rich Plasma hair regrowth, Formula 82M compounded minoxidil, compounded finasteride, laser therapy, hair cloning update, growth factor update and the latest news in the medical treatment of hair loss.

The event will be held at Le Meridien Hotel on 333 Battery Street in San Francisco on Oct 22nd 5:30pm-8:00pm

Enter to win valuable gifts like LaserCap ($3,000 value), NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant ($5,000 value) and more.  Dr. Bauman will be in San Fran attending and lecturing at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting so this is a rare occassion to get your hair loss and hair restoration questions answered in-person.  A limited number of private consultations are available on a first-come, first-served basis upon special request.

Visit http://www.BaumanMeetupSF.com to RSVP soon because space is limited for this special event.

Dr. Alan Bauman is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, recommended by the American Hair Loss Association and has treated 15,000 hair loss patients since 1997. Visit www.baumanmedical.com for more info on hair loss and it's treatment.

 


Audio Podcast Interview on Eyebrow and Eyelash Transplants w Dr Barry Lyka

Eyebrow restoration and eyelash transplant are the focus of this weeks expert interview. Why? Well thicker fuller eyebrows are making a comeback, a trend fueled by celebrities and fashion shows. So if you have been guilty of over-plucking and over-tweezing your eyebrows, or have a trauma to the area which prevents eyebrows from growing as you want – listen here. Join Dr Lycka and guest Dr Alan Bauman from Boca Raton, Florida, a world renowned hair transplantation surgeon, as the two doctors discuss eyebrow restoration and eyelash transplants. Dr Bauman explains all aspects of the two procedures from initial contact thru to finished result, including details on how the eyebrow restoration and eyelash transplant processes are designed, how they are performed, and all aspects of recovery, after-care and when to expect the final results. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a world-recognized authority on these two delicate but effective procedures.

Listen to Dr. Bauman's Interview with Dr. Barr Lycka Download Inside Cosmetic Surgery - EyelashTransplant


IHSMC - 2nd Annual International Hair Surgery Masters Class - Paris, Oct 2012

 

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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. 

Some of the highlights of the IHSMC program included:

  • Guidelines for ageing male and female hair loss and alopecia (Ralph Trueeb, Switzerland)
  • Digital Measurements and Phototrichograms (Gilbert Amgar, France)
  • Guidelines for diagnostic evaluation in AGA in men, women, adolescents (Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Germany)
  • PRP and growth factors in hair treatment 3 years experience (Fabrio Rinaldi, Italy)
  • Alopecia and women hair transplantation (Pierre Bouhanna, France)
  • Eyelash Transplant Techniques (Eric Bouhanna, France)
  • Combining FUE and strip harvesting (Marcio Crisostomo, Brazil)
  • New Devices in Laser Therapy and Hair Growth (Alan J. Bauman, USA)
  • FUE Mega-Sessions and Big FUE cases (Alan J. Bauman, USA)
  • FUE Trends: the minimally-invasive hair transplant revolution (Alan J. Bauman, USA)
  • Evolution of automation in hair transplants and latest FUE developments (Marc Divaris, France)

 

The 2nd Annual IHSMC was held in conjunction with the 8th European Masters of Anti-Aging Medicine Congress (EMAA) at the Palais des Congrès de Paris, 2 place Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris, France

Dr. Alan J. Bauman (USA) lectured on FUE hair transplants with Neograft/SAFER system, low level laser therapy and FUE hair transplant trends.

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Eyebrow transplant patients request celebrity eyebrows - NY POST article

Eyebrow-Transplant NYPost DrBauman The trend in eyebrows is for a fuller, thicker brow for the framing of the eye. For those that have overplucked or have thinned out over time, eyebrow transplantation is a permanent way to restore living and growing eyebrows, beyond the two-dimensional pencil or tattoo. At Bauman Medical Group, Dr. Alan Bauman often uses the less invasive NeoGraft FUE technique for hair follicle harvesting which requires no scalpel and no stitches in the donor area and leaves no linear scar. Artistic eyebrow design and meticulous hair follicle placement allows for the permanent restoration of eyebrows weakened or damaged by overplucking or age-related thinning. Want a new shape, but not sure what eyebrow 'look' would work for you? A simple consultation with Dr. Bauman can help determine which eyebrow design would enhance your eye-area. Eyebrow Transplantation is a relatively short, comfortable, outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia using the FDA-approved "Ouchless Needle." Most patients do not require pain medication after one day and cosmetic recovery of the skin takes about a week. Trimming, once the follicles are growing, is mandatory. For more information on Dr. Alan Bauman's eyebrow or eyelash transplants, please contact Bauman Medical Group at http://www.baumanmedical.com or doctorb@baumanmedical.com

Skinny is out. Fuller thicker eyebrows are trending.

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Excerpt from Thursday, Sept 20th 2012, New York Post (jridley@nypost.com):

[hair transplant specialist...] Dr. Alan Bauman, believes the trend for fuller brows began with haute couture models on the runways about four years ago. It reached the mainstream more recently when A-list stars like Angelina Jolie and Fox started embracing the look.

“It’s definitely become more desirable,” says Bauman, who performs between three and five such procedures per month, about double the number he did in 2008.

Homemaker Kelly Krauss, 44, of Tewksbury, NJ — a reformed overplucker — cherishes her new, fuller eyebrows and follows a strict maintenance regime of combing and trimming in front of the mirror.

Before her transplants, she used to wear a baseball cap because she was so self-conscious about people seeing her face. “I had bald spots all across my brows and scar tissue from picking at the skin,” says Krauss, who longed to have distinctive eyebrows like actress Brooke Shields.

Krauss’ husband, Charlie, an attorney, worried how much it was affecting her confidence and, after searching on the Internet, encouraged her to go ahead with the transplant.

“Fixing my eyebrows was the best decision I ever made,” says Krauss, who paid about $5,000 for the procedure. “I love the fuller look, and people say it looks very natural.”

Similarly Vinny Sarro, a 41-year-old mom of four, is getting used to her brows being praised after having the treatment in March.

“My eyebrows started thinning when I was about 27, just like my mom and my sister,” she says. “I penciled them in and colored them and did permanent makeup, but I wanted to experiment with something new.”

She calls the $5,500 cost of the surgery “money well spent.”

“It took about an hour and an half per eyebrow, and didn’t hurt at all,” says Sarro, of New Fairfield, Conn. “Now you can’t tell the difference between the natural hairs in my eyebrows and the ones which were transplanted.”

Bauman also believes more women are being drawn to the procedure because the technology has advanced so much.

“We use a minimally invasive technique known as Neograft, where the follicles can be taken out and re-implanted in the skin without the need for stitches,” he explains. “It just feels like you got a sunburn for the day.

“The recovery period is much shorter and, though there is a period of six to 12 weeks where the hairs fall out and reappear as stubble, [as the follicles regenerate] well over 90 percent of the transplanted follicles will grow new hair within six to nine months of the surgery.”

But he offers a word of caution. “People might ask to look like certain celebrities, but we have to work with their hair type and face shape to make sure they get the best possible eyebrow design for each patient,” he says. “A lot of artistry goes into it, and it is very individual.”

There’s also the issue of plastic surgery begetting more plastic surgery.

“I am really happy with my brows right now,” says Jordan. “My boyfriend doesn’t understand, of course, but I can see myself going back to have more hairs transplanted in the future.”

jridley@nypost.com

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