What is the Bauman Certified HairCoach Program?

What is the Bauman Certified HairCoach Program?

The Bauman Certified HairCoach Program is the brainchild of board-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. of Boca Raton, Florida.  For over two decades, he’s dedicated his entire professional career to helping those with hair loss. In addition, he’s been a champion of educating professionals and the general public interested in learning more about the causes of hair loss, effective treatments as well as the latest medical and surgical procedures in the fast changing and often confusing field of Hair Restoration.

Hair loss is a common concern for millions of men and women, but yet there are limited resources available to patients and professionals alike when it comes to effective treatments and procedures and a multitude of myths, misconceptions and misinformation. The HairCoach program was “born” out of Dr. Bauman’s well-wrought results-oriented "Bauman Protocols" which include scientifically rigorous hair loss evaluations, diagnosis, advanced treatments, obsessive follow-ups/results tracking and more.

What kind of topics are covered in HairCoach certification?

HairCoach offers information on male and female pattern hereditary hair loss and other alopecias such as traction alopecia, scarring types of alopecia, baldness prevention and more, common scalp problems like dandruff, itching, flaking, oily or dry scalp, PRP Platelet Rich Plasma hair regrowth preparation and application protocols, hair growth diagnosis and tracking with HairCheck trichometry and HairCam dermoscopy, hair restoration basics, FDA-approved and compounded medical therapies, non-chemical treatments like Low Level Laser Therapy, nutrition and nutraceuticals, proper hair care and scalp care and trichology principles, diagnostic tools and therapeutic regimens included in Scientific Scalp Makeovers™, cranial prosthetic devices, hair transplantation using NeoGraft FUE and the ARTAS robotic-assisted FUE system and much more.  Future therapies such as stem cell treatments, Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection (ALMI Hair Regrowth), growth factors, cell therapy, hair follicle cloning or rejuvenation will be discussed.

No one in the world expects that you can become fully versed in the evaluation and treatment of hair loss in one simple workshop or seminar. However, whether you are just starting your journey towards helping those struggling with hair loss, or you want to refine your skills in the latest techniques and technology, Dr. Bauman’s HairCoach Program has proven again and again to be a valuable investment. As a Certified HairCoach (or C.H.C.), a multitude of personnel, resources and training opportunities will be available for you over the long-run to ensure your success, including additional training, online resources, priority access to Dr. Bauman and his knowledgeable staff, published research, webinars and much more.

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Who should consider HairCoach training and certification? 

Professionals in the beauty, aesthetic, cosmetic and anti-aging industry looking for the latest information on hair loss in men and women, diagnosis and evaluation methods, effective treatment protocols, the latest most advanced procedures, common “pearls and pitfalls,” etc., can all benefit from HairCoach program. HairCoach attendees have included physicians, surgeons, aestheticians, hairdressers, cosmetologists, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, medical assistants, physician assistants, clinic managers and many others in the health and beauty industries.

What educational resources are available through HairCoach?

While there is a robust self-study online component to HairCoach, the distillation of key points, tips, techniques and more come together in the hands-on experience at Dr. Bauman’s more than 11,000 square foot “Hair Hospital” facility in Boca Raton, FL. The jewel of the hair restoration industry, Dr. Bauman’s comprehensive and state-of-the-art facility is unmatched in its ability to help those with hair loss.  Taught by renowned hair transplant surgeon and board certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman himself, the HairCoach program “comes alive” for those limited number of participants who can attend the small programs, presentations and hands-on training.

What do past participants say about HairCoach?

Listen to what some HairCoach attendees have to say about the program:

 More HairCoach program reviews, ratings, feedback and testimonials are available!

For more information on upcoming HairCoach class dates and registration, please visit http://www.HairCoach.net

 


Dr. Alan J. Bauman Hair Loss Expert Interview w/ Dr. Barry Lycka - Inside Cosmetic Surgery 03-13-2017

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13 March 2017 Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today on WebTalkRadio.net Interview with Dr Barry Lycka & Dr Alan Bauman

Dr Barry Lycka Cosmetic Dermatologist from Edmonton, Alberta is talking today with

Dr Alan J Bauman, ABHRS, FISHRS Board-Certified hair transplant surgeon from Boca Raton, Florida.

This is your number one internet radio show on cosmetic surgery, in the world! We get over 8000 downloads per week, because this show is designed for those who want the newest and best information about cosmetic surgery, and of course we have the best expert doctors as our guests. Thank you to all our listeners who have made that growth possible. If you have any topics you would like us to feature, please email Dr Lycka directly on info@barrylyckamd.com.

Today Dr Lycka is talking with very popular repeat guest, Dr Alan Bauman, from his practice in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr Bauman always shares with us the very latest and best techniques & technologies for looking after our hair and dealing with the devastating problem of hair loss. He is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world when it comes to hair loss treatment. Both men AND women suffer hair loss for a variety of reasons. It is such a common problem and yet it is such a debilitating problem too. People hate to have thinning hair and a bald head.

Welcome, Dr Bauman!

Thank you, Barry it’s great to be back with you.

What percentage of men get hair loss, Alan?

It can start any time after puberty so 20% of men in their 20s, 30% of men in their 30s, 40% of men in their 40s and it just keeps going upwards from there. So over half the men over the age of 50 are going to have some visible signs of hair loss. And of course, many don’t want to lose their hair! They want to keep looking young and feeling great!

If a man has hair loss, is it always due to their genes & hereditary factors or are there different reasons for hair loss as well?

There are lots of types of hair loss. 98% of men who come into the clinic have hereditary male pattern hair loss. There are sometimes exceptions. Dr Bauman had an interesting case today, an unusual medical condition that obliterates the hair follicles and sometimes mimics what male pattern hair loss looks like. But the majority will have the tendency to weak, miniaturized hair, and eventually some degree of baldness and hair loss.

Let’s start at the beginning. A man is starting to lose his hair what are the signs that he has male pattern alopecia?

Typically, it starts with a recession of the frontal hairline. The forehead starts getting bigger as the hair recedes at the front and sides. Also, there can be loss of density and fullness and coverage in the crown area too. These are the 2 places that we typically see male pattern hair loss start. It can progress onwards from there. As the hair follicles miniaturize, and weaken over time, then there is the loss of more and more density, more loss of caliber of hair, and loss of coverage even over the entire top of the scalp. And of course, it spares the hair follicles around the sides and back so you typically see that ‘monks ring’ of hair around the sides and the back.

Of course, some people consider hair loss as sexy – not everyone agrees with that! But the good news is that the hair follicles are being miniaturized – they are NOT going away. That is good news, isn’t it?

Yes, it is. If action is taken early enough then you have time. You can interrupt the miniaturization process and regrow those hairs, thicker, fuller and healthier. Once a follicle is dead and gone then you must do something more aggressive to restore hair growth.

Let’s start with a man starting to lose hair. What can they do themselves without visiting a doctor – are there any over the counter products that can help?

There certainly some over the counter treatments that are FDA approved, such as minoxidil products. There are also over the counter, consumer, low level laser devices available. BUT, even though they are FDA approved proven to grow hair sometimes patients can have problems because they don’t know exactly how to use the treatments or even what to expect. Even if they are doing the treatments 100% correctly they don’t know what to expect in terms of a result.

The most important thing for listeners to understand is that if they are experiencing some hair loss they should seek expert advice, find a hair restoration physician. They have to find someone who can measure and monitor their hair situation and really diagnose exactly what is happening. Male pattern hair loss may be visible from across the room but there may be areas of weak or miniaturized hair that are not yet dead and gone, or areas where too much density has already been lost and applying a topical treatment from over the counter is just not going to get the job done.

That is such an important point. The first thing that anyone who is suffering a dermatological problem, and that includes hair loss, needs to do is get a proper diagnosis. Without a diagnosis, nothing can be treated properly. So back to the example quoted earlier, that person had a rare scarring process going on, causing the hair loss. That person had already been to a dermatologist who said it was just male pattern baldness, and that was that. But on closer inspection it was a totally different problem of scarring alopecia, that was mimicking male pattern baldness.

What tests can be done to help diagnose what the hair loss is and what type it is.

The first thing that happens at Dr Bauman’s clinic is a detailed evaluation. What is happening, how quickly, are there risk factors, medical factors, diet, illness, things that affect the body’s metabolism, medication. All these contribute to the whole picture of the hair loss situation.

Then what does it look like, is it receding, balding at the crown? Measurements are taken with a Hair Check Trichometer. It is a tool which measures the numbers of hairs and how thick they are in different areas of the scalp. The permanent zone (that are where your head hits the pillow first) is compared against the crown, the frontal, temples. These measurements are very important over time. They have established a base line against which it is possible to track the response to different treatments.

Then the second thing will be to look at the scalp under a microscope. And amazingly we have something we can add to an iPhone to do this, and look directly at the scalp with high powered magnification. This helps determine the density. How any hairs are there, are they good, thick and healthy? Is it a forest of oak or a few blades of grass!

These tests help us determine how the hair loss has progressed and predict the expected response to various treatments.

Age also affects the different risks for patients. For example, an older man sitting at home on a diet of tea and toast might wonder why his hair is falling out. Younger men using supplements to help improve physique and sports performance that can also cause hair loss. Creatine pills for example have been shown to cause hair loss, with aggressively miniaturized hair follicles.

There is a huge movement in regenerative medicine and anti-aging to do hormone replacement therapy and men and women can be on testosterone which can be converted in the body into dihydrotestosterone which we know, for men, is the trigger for male pattern hair loss. That is therefore a big risk factor. So, steroids, and hormone replacement therapy under the care of a general practitioner, can affect the hair follicle cycling.

Even poor sleep habits can cause excessive hair shedding.

So, moving on to hair loss in women.

What percentage of women have hair loss?

This also varies by age, and around 50% of women aged 50 and older will have some visible signs of hair loss. The feel decreased volume, maybe less coverage on their scalp. In women, hair loss can happen any time after puberty, just like in men. It is typically subtler, and is not usually easily recognized from across the room as in men.

Female pattern hair loss looks different.

Is there always a strong family link with this?

Yes, just as with men, there is a strong genetic link, but women’s hair is more sensitive to other things such as illness, hormone imbalance, disrupted sleep/wake cycles, stress – even than men.

There are also plenty of non-genetic hair loss such as auto-immune conditions, so once again we need to get the ladies in for a diagnosis and look for the risk factors and issues than can be contributing to the hair loss situation. Problems could be in the form of excessive shedding, receding hair line, and usually a loss of volume. They notice that they can’t do the same hairstyles they could when they were younger.

Again, what are some of the simple tests that you do, and what patterns do you see in female hair loss situations.

Once again, we will be looking at the scalp and going through the timescale of how and when the hair loss has occurred. Female hair loss usually does not recede the hairline but will be a loss of density and caliber. It usually spares the hair around the back of the scalp and around the sides -they remain unaffected. There will be the detailed medical history, blood tests, and if it is unclear what is going on at the scalp then maybe a biopsy will be suggested. But, most of the time, the diagnosis in the clinic will be made by the medical history and the physical examination.

When patients visit Dr Bauman’s practice, it is not an automatic biopsy procedure which is often offered in a dermatology office, there will be an hour-long investigation to see exactly what is happening with their health and to try and get to the bottom of the situation. The risks are identified – medications can be a very strong trigger for female pattern hair loss.

OK. So, we have got to the point where, for both men & women, we know they have hair loss, male pattern hair loss or female pattern hair loss and what is causing it.

What are the first steps in treating it?

First steps are to go through the different options available to treat the hair loss.

For men, the oral therapies are the first line approach – Finasteride, is the first line of approach. For women, it might be a topical medication, or a laser light device. These are the basics. Even at this point many men, even though they understand that Finasteride has a strong influence in preserving, protecting, and enhancing their own hair, they may want to try something that is non-pharmaceutical, and shy away from the typical FDA approved oral treatments. This means Dr Bauman goes through the whole gamut of therapies across the board that are available. Many people want to avoid the pharmaceutical treatments these days.

Typically, if we know it is androgenetic alopecia, then Finasteride (Propecia) is the medication which reduces the DHT and that works ‘pretty darn good’ in 90% of the time, and patients look the same or better in the long run, for men. In women if a topical medication is going to be used, then Dr Bauman will typically prescribe a compounded version of Minoxidil, like Formula 82M as opposed to the Rogaine that is available over the counter. Rogaine tends to be more greasy and gooey and not all that strong. The compounded medications, like 82M, are stronger, give a little bit more ‘oomph’ to the treatment, and are a lot easier to use. Unlike the oral medications which is taken once a day, topical medications must be used twice a day to be truly effective. Both men and women can use the topical medications.

Laser light therapy devices can be used for both men and women. There are devices to take home – patients don’t have to go to the clinic 3 times a week for clinic treatments. They take the Laser Cap device home and use it 30 minutes every other day, to get the best results.

If you want to stay away from chemical therapies then you are looking at laser light devices, and maybe even PRP treatments.

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma - is a new modality that is used in regenerative medicine. We harvest and exploit the platelets that regenerate tissue.

When you are talking about laser therapy, are you talking about the red lasers that are found in some of these cap devices?

Yes. Laser therapy for hair regrowth is in the red wavelength, it is visible red light but it is the laser diodes that give the best results, NOT LED’s. There are laser caps – you wear them on your head, they are hands free, cordless and rechargeable, and they are powerful. They are more effective and easier to use than the devices we used to have in the clinic!

Are there any better devices? It’s easy to get lost when searching for ‘laser for hair loss’ everybody seems to be trying to sell one!

Yes, there is a huge variety of different lasers ‘out there’ and many are FDA cleared for hair regrowth, so they have been proven to the FDA that they are effective but you need to look for the laser with the highest number of LASER diodes – not LED’s. They must be laser light – those are the diodes that are the most effective in re-growing hair. Importantly, to get some regeneration, the hair follicles must not be dead and gone. They can be weak but not dead. But that is true of just about any other therapy as well. There must be a hair follicle there for it to grow hair.

For a laser cap device, you should get one with about 220 diodes. There are some coming out with 300 diodes which are the latest and greatest ones. They must cover the whole scalp and deliver enough energy to get some good results. And we must measure to check the progress of results!

Back to oral medications – do you use oral medications in women too?

Post menopause we can use the hormone modulating treatments because there is no risk to a pregnant woman or developing fetus. But to determine if a woman should take Finasteride, given that she is post-menopausal, a genetic test called “HairDX” is taken first to determine if she is androgen sensitive. Not all women are androgen sensitive. We can determine who is most likely to respond to the Finasteride / androgen modulating treatments. If a woman is androgen sensitive, then it is possible to prescribe the Finasteride for post-menopausal women. Dr Bauman sees some great results with it.

As we come towards the end of our time today, please can you summarize for us what we have talked about today?

The most important thing for any man or woman who is experiencing hair loss and doesn’t like it, Dr Bauman’s advice is to get a medical evaluation by a board-certified hair restoration physician. The ABHRS is the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. It is also an international board and there are only a small number of physicians in the world who have achieved that board certification. When you have the evaluation, make sure you get a complete medical history, and do have evaluations such as the HairCheck measurements, and the HairCam microscope photos of the scalp and that they are recorded in your medical records. Ask for a copy of those.

Then get started on some effective treatments. Oral therapies – primarily for men;
Topical therapies – for men and women;
Laser Light devices- physician prescribed like LaserCap

PRP Platelet Rich Plasma – we didn’t talk too much about that but it’s an autologous injectable no-downtime hair re-growth treatment done over a lunch-hour that stimulates hair growth. It can work for both men and women in the early stages for up to two years.

You really need to try and keep your existing hair. If you don’t keep what you have then you are going to need some degree of FUE transplantation to fill in those gaps.

The simple advice is ‘the earlier the better’. Anyone listening who is suffering from hair loss, and not currently considering any form of treatment, then the time really is now to get the best results.

The earlier treatment is started, then the better the results are over the long run. If you wait until too many hair follicles are damaged or dead, then the treatments become more aggressive and more invasive as you go. We have great minimally invasive technology and techniques these days, to restore your own living and growing hair. In the early stage of the game patients need to take some positive action, and seek out therapy from well-trained and experienced hair restoration physicians who are trained in the medical management of hair loss.

Sadly, in the USA, most dermatologists don’t have time to do a hair loss consultation so there is a complete new sub-specialty (only about 15 to 20 years old) board certified hair restoration physician. Those physicians exclusively dedicate their practice to the treatment of hair loss and hair re-growth.

How can listeners access Dr Bauman’s specialist service?

Thanks to the power of the internet, via Dr Bauman’s website, patients can initiate a long-distance consultation, upload photos, schedule a phone call – or do it through Skype, or Facetime - and it’s almost as good as being at the office. Obviously Dr Bauman can’t do the measurements or look with the microscope, (although he is working on that!) He however can at least make a start on understanding exactly what is going on. Dr Bauman also certifies HairCoaches, so there may be someone local to them who the patient can be referred to at a hair center who can take the measurements – HairCheck and HairCam evaluation with the microscope. There are over 150 Certified HairCoaches ‘out there’, many of them international, who have been trained by Dr Bauman to help him diagnose and treat hair loss. Simply click Start Consultation.

Or of course, you can visit Dr Bauman’s facility in South Florida, Boca Raton. He has a new building completely dedicated to the treatment of hair loss and hair transplant procedures.

Thank you once again Alan for spending time educating our listeners about hair loss. Dr Lycka loves to do this show and provide real information to the listeners.

Thank you, Barry, for being such a gracious host. Dr Bauman knows that many people listen to this podcast from around the world, and say to him ‘I heard you on Dr Lycka’s show, and the information really helped me get started dealing with my hair loss.’

 

Contact details for Dr Alan Bauman:

Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. – ABHRS Board Certified Hair Restoration Physician

Telephone: Boca Raton: (561) 394 0024

https://www.baumanmedical.com/

 


How to Identify, Diagnose and Treat Your Hair Loss

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How to Spot, Diagnose and Treat Hair Loss

 

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman

Roughly 80 million men and women in the U.S. suffer from hair loss. This may sound like a daunting figure, but in reality most hair loss cases today are treatable - thanks to several decades of advanced medical research and high-tech treatment development.

However, the most important weapon in the battle against baldness is a relatively simple one - early detection.

By the time hair loss becomes noticeable to the naked eye, science tells us that about 50% of the hair follicles responsible for producing hair have already shut down. The earlier patients can get started on preventive or restorative therapies, the better their odds are for retaining a full and healthy-looking head of hair.

Since August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, it’s a good opportunity for all of us - men and women, old and young - to learn more about the early signs of hair loss and the treatment options available.

 

Detecting Hair Loss

A common mistake with detecting hair loss is to rely on the “mirror test” before taking action. That is, most people wait until their hair loss becomes readily noticeable - perhaps it’s diffuse thinning up top for men and women, or a receding hairline.

However, relying on this type of visual cue puts you at a disadvantage because as noted above, by the time hair loss is visible half of your hair in that area may be already gone.

 Some people think that a better way to check for early signs of hair loss is to examine how much hair is being shed each day. This also can by tricky because a typical healthy head of hair will lose approximately 100 hair strands per day due to natural hair follicle cycling. If you’re noticing an excessive number of hairs on the pillow in the morning, at the bottom of the shower or in the comb, you may be in the active stages of hereditary hair loss.  What’s tricky about that?  Well, excessive shedding doesn’t always mean you have male or female pattern hair loss--it could be a sign of an underlying health problem or even a scalp issue, which results in temporary shedding of hair called telogen effluvium.

Further, patients put themselves at another disadvantage when they tell themselves that their hair loss has stopped.  Studies show us that left untreated, hair loss will always get worse over time even though visually it appears to have stopped.

For these reasons, it is important to schedule a visit with an experienced, board-certified hair restoration physician when these symptoms are observed. He or she will be able to run the proper tests to determine the true cause of your hair loss, and what types of treatments might be needed. A hair restoration physician can also run tests that will help predict the likelihood of future hair loss.

Diagnosing the Problem

Aside from blood work and other traditional tests, Hair restoration physicians have several tools at their disposal to gauge a person’s risk of hair loss, and the rate at which active hair loss is progressing.

These include:

  • Genetic tests - While the results are a little more complicated than a “yes” or “no”, a new genetic test by HairDX can accurately determine a man’s (and woman’s) risk for losing their hair, so they can begin preventive treatments early. The test uses a simple cheek swab and can determine the genetic risk of developing male and female pattern hair loss. There are also genetic tests that can determine how well you are likely to respond to certain medical treatments. For example, the HairDX Genetic Test for androgen sensitivity can help predict your response to certain types of medical treatment (such as finasteride or Propecia). This information helps the physician tailor a treatment regimen specific to the patient’s genetics and therefore patients avoid spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a treatment that may not be effective for them.
  • Hair density measurements - 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 known as the Hair Mass Index (HMI), or "Hair Number.”  Doctors can use this number to accurately assess hair loss, growth and breakage on any area of the scalp. By tracking these numbers, a physician can determine the extent and rate of the patient's hair loss and/or breakage, and inform them of any changes over time. This information also helps monitor and track the efficacy of their treatment regimen in case modifications are needed. This type of testing  works for both men and women. 
  • Scalp exams - Newly developed “Trico-Tests” are highly effective at determining if an underlying problem with the scalp is the root cause of a hair disorder. Patients are evaluated with non-invasive, pain-free skin diagnostic tests that check the scalp’s pH, sebum and hydration levels to determine if there are any abnormalities. A magnified videoscopic examination of the scalp is also performed to examine any signs of scalp flaking or dandruff, excess sebum production, identify bacterial or fungal colonies and assess overall hair follicle health and function. Depending on the patient’s symptoms, hair strand cortisol level testing may also be administered (for example: Bauman Medical’s “sTRESS Test”). Scalp testing is available for both men and women.

 

Effective Treatment Options

Once the cause of the hair loss has been determined, an effective treatment program can be developed. This is likely to include a multi-therapy approach, and certain lifestyle changes may also be recommended.

Today, there are a variety of effective treatment options available for both men and women:

Topical and Oral Treatments: In addition to the over-the-counter minoxidil-containing Rogaine, and Rogaine for Women, topical treatments include compounded topical minoxidil Formula 82M and Latisse/Bimatoprost or other prostaglandin analogs. Currently, there is only one FDA-approved oral medication, (finasteride, brand name Propecia).

Low Level Laser Therapy: In recent years, low-level laser therapy has become a key element of the multi-therapy hair restoration regimen. Thanks to continued device approvals from the FDA specifically for hair regrowth, and a wide array of devices, including in-office laser ‘hoods’, at-home handheld units, hats, and brushes, more patients and doctors are utilizing phototherapy as an effective treatment option.

Nutritionals: Many hair loss patients benefit from the addition of nutritional supplementation in their treatment regimen. Hair vitamins and supplements, like Viviscal Pro and “SuperBiotin” are specially-formulated to nourish thinning hair, while also creating a healthy environment for existing hair and hair follicles.

Scalp Makeover: During a scalp makeover, the patient undergoes a simple skin diagnostic test to see if their sebum, pH, hydration, toxin and cortisol levels are imbalanced, and then depending on the results, a variety of scalp therapies are provided. Treatments for the scalp range from sebum-regulating topical serums (as well as hydration, anti-DHT and blood microcirculation stimulants) to scalp steaming, scalp massage, electrotherapy stimulation, hair boosting dermal patches and laser therapy. A scalp makeover can help overcome common hair problems, including hair thinning, excessive shedding and breakage.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP: The use of autologous PRP (platelet rich plasma) for wound healing after hair transplants and as a stand-alone treatment for enhancing hair growth has become a promising new treatment for both men and women. The application of PRP to the scalp requires short outpatient visits which can normally be done over a lunch hour.

Hair Transplant Robotics: The first robot designed to perform part of the hair transplant recently became available. Called the ARTAS System, it’s an image-guided robot that harvests up to 1,000 hair grafts in a single hour – which has made hair transplant surgery even more accurate and efficient and leaves no linear scar.

NeoGraft FUE: Less invasive hair transplants allow for the transplantation of hair without the ‘telltale’ signs of old-style hair transplantation such as the linear scar on the back of the head. The NeoGraft device helps the surgeon extracts hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp individually without the need for scalpel or stitches, leaving no linear scar. Recovery is faster, more comfortable and less restrictive. Artistic hairline design and single-follicle transplantation techniques create hair transplant results that truly defy detection.

3D Printed Hair: For male or female hair loss patients suffering from severe or extensive hair loss, or those looking for an alternative to hair transplantation, “3D-Printed Hair” is the latest breakthrough in hair replacement. New non-surgical medical-grade hair and scalp prosthesis, like the CNC Hair Replacement System, offers a customized, natural hair replacement option for a complete return to an active lifestyle, without compromise! The 3D printed hair system can be shampooed, dried and styled as your own hair. With monthly maintenance and proper care, the prosthesis can last up to 4-5 years - much longer than traditional wigs or hairpieces.

Visit http://www.baumanmedical.com for an overview of these treatment options. 

Seeing It Through

 Treatment programs should be customized for the individual patient, and based on a full examination of the person’s genetic factors, health history, hair loss progression and lifestyle issues. Routine follow-ups are also important in order to determine how well the follicles are responding to the treatments, and to see if changes should be made in the therapy regimen.

 

One of the hardest parts of treating hair loss is helping the patient understand that it is a long-term investment and process. Just like hair loss, initial changes in hair regrowth take time and can be subtle before they are noticeable to the naked eye.

When one starts to actually treat their hair loss, it is important to keep in mind that it can take more than a year to see the full, final results from treatment. This is longer than many other treatments or procedures that patients have experience with so many patients are tempted to end their hair treatments too soon.  Ending treatment prematurely disrupts any progress that had been made. Regular follow-ups should be performed every 90 days as this helps to reconfirm to the patient that they are responding to their treatment regimen and getting the best results possible. If they are not responding, adjustments to treatments can be made expeditiously.

Hair loss is a treatable condition, but the earlier the problem is detected and treatment started, the better your chances are of keeping your hair and re-growing what has been diminished.

Tips on Finding a Hair Restoration Physician

  • A hair restoration physician is someone who specializes exclusively in the medical diagnosis, treatment and tracking of hair loss and its treatment.
  • Look for physicians who are board-certified in hair restoration by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, accepted members of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons and recommended by the American Hair Loss Association.
  • Due to the limited number of board-certified hair restoration physicians worldwide, prospective patients should be prepared to travel and consult long-distance.
  • Before choosing your doctor, visit the clinic, read reviews, ask for before-and-after pictures and, most importantly, ask questions.
  • Medical doctors who do not specialize in hair restoration (general practitioners, dermatologists, etc.) may not be up to date on the latest treatment methods and technologies. This can lead to subpar results and, in some cases, treatment complications.

Visit http://www.baumanmedical.com to start a consultation with hair loss expert and board-certified hair restoration physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman. 

 

 

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Is shedding normal after PRP Hair Regrowth treatment?

Shed_hairIs shedding normal after PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Regrowth treatment using Bio-D?

In a word, YES.  Because of the natural cycling of hair follicles (on and off, essentially) when you stimulate the hair follicle using a strong hair regrowth treatment like PRP, LaserCap laser therapy, compounded minoxidil 82M, etc. it is common to see a short term shedding phase.  

How long does shedding last after PRP+BioD treatment? This shedding should last 8-10 weeks on average. 

Shedding can often be concerning for those experiencing hair loss and it is common for patients to call or email their hair doctor or HairCoach during this time describing shedding amounts that are more than double their normal rate per day.  

The good news is that when you compare treatment zone HMI (Hair Mass Index) measured with the HairCheck Trichometer at 90 days after the treatment and compare those with the baseline measurements done prior to the treatment, you will nearly ALWAYS see some significant improvement... provided you had PRP with BioD or ACell.

Hair growth improvements as measured with HMI in the treatment area will typically continue to improve for about 9-12 months with PRP+BioD and the plateau may last up to two years. [Bauman AJ - Novel Use of Cryopreserved Amniotic Tissue with PRP for Hair Regrowth - ISHRS Scientific Meeting Chicago Sep 201]  Visually, the area will begin to improve in about 6 months and full results from the treatment will be seen at around 12 months. 

Here is my old blog post regarding strong hair regrowth treatments and temporary shedding due to stimulated hair follicle cycling:

Shedding on Minoxidil, Propecia/Finasteride or Laser Therapy

Are you seeing excessive shedding after just beginning hair loss treatment with minoxidil (formula 82m or rogaine), laser therapy (lasercap or other)?   You might be having the "Dread Shed!"  But don't worry, keep up with the treatment... here's why:

Keep in mind that any regimen (medication or laser therapy) that stimulates follicles to switch into a growth phase can cause shedding. Because all hair follicles cycle-on and cycle-off over the course of your life, shedding is a VERY poor barometer for the measurement of hair loss or hair growth. Regardless of treatment, the more hair follicles you have, the more shedding you will have. "Resting" follicles may still contain a hair-shaft. When you apply minoxidil, for example, and the follicle "switches on" and the newly growing hair pushes out the old, resting hairshaft. The result: a shed. It is my feeling that any hair that is shed from starting a particular therapy wasn't in an anagen/growth phase anyway.

Remember that minoxidil/rogaine is a proven 'anagen-stimulator' which shifts restingfollicles into growing follicles. Female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is characterized by miniaturizing follicles and a shortening of the natural growth-phases of the follicles.

Shedding when starting minoxidil, laser, or propecia (if it is noticeable) typically occurs within the first two to eight weeks of therapy. Keep in mind that it normally takes 10-20 weeks for microscopic hair density to peak with minoxidil AND six to twelve months to see visible results of the growth with minoxidil.

For questions on best hair regrowth treatments including hair transplants, visit Bauman Medical and Ask Dr. Bauman a Question.

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Theradome Laser Device FDA Cleared For Hair Regrowth on Fox News

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[excerpt from FOX NEWS:]

Both men and women have utilized many resources to combat baldness, but now a former NASA scientist is using lasers to regrow hair. Dr. Tamim Hamid is the CEO and inventor of Theradome, a helmet that he said “uses 80 cold lasers to promote hair growth by stimulating the base of the hair follicle.”

He based his helmet off the findings of Endre Mester, a Hungarian physician who accidentally discovered that lasers can grow hair in mice in 1965.

“This has been sitting dormant for many, many years until about 2009. We discovered that the same wavelength of 678 nanometers was able to stimulate hair on humans as well,” Hamid told FoxNews.com.

To further explain how light grows hair Hamid said, “the laser light stimulates the mitochondria at the base of the hair follicle, which is where the stem cells that grow hair are located. Once the hair follicle is reactivated using light energy, the hair reverses the miniaturization process which was induced by the hormone DHT.”

The challenge that Hamid faced was putting this technology into something that was wearable and easy to use.

Using non-chemical, side-effect free low level laser therapy for hair regrowth is not "new" science at Bauman Medical Group, where board-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman has been using in-office laser devices for his hair loss patients since 1999.  But what has changed are the delivery devices themselves... from large stationary in-office hoods, to portable yet comparatively weak combs and brushes, to the latest in hands-free Laser Therapy helmets, discreet and powerful LaserCaps and other devices yet to be made public, the laser hair growth devices have changed and will continue to change quickly over the years.

What's important for hair loss sufferers to know is that devices vary in cost typically depending on the number of diodes and ease-of-use.  Some devices are used in the office and require multiple visits per week, some devices are hand-held and must be directed over the scalp during each session, other devices are head worn and are hands free. Head worn units vary in power, wavelength, number of true laser diodes, size and power source (corded AC power vs. cordless battery pack). 

The Theradome laser device for hair growth has 80 diodes at 670nm wavelength about four times the number of the iGrow device which has about 20 lasers and an assortment of non-laser diodes. LaserCap has 224 diodes in their cordless device which fits under a standard ballcap.

The requirement for significant improvement in hair regrowth using laser therapy is the presence of a weak follicle. If hair follicles are "dead and gone"--which can easily be determined by a microscopic HairCam evaluation, laser therapy and other non-invasive treatments are not likely to have an effect and NeoGraft FUE hair transplantation will be needed. 

Because hair growth rates are consistently about 0.5 inches per month, it takes 90 days to measure hair regrowth with HairCheck trichometry and 6-12 months to see a difference in standardized photos.

If you are experiencing hair loss, it is important to have a complete medical evaluation and hair loss evaluation by a hair loss specialist.

For more information about low level laser therapy for hair loss or a complete evaluation by full-time board-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan Bauman visit http://www.baumanmedical.com

 

 

 

 


New York Times reviews #hairloss treatments like PRP, lasers, stem cells and hair transplants

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/fashion/new-hair-thinning-treatments-for-women.html

Nice to see some of the new hair loss treatments for women gain some attention from the New York Times. They covered therapies like stem cells, PRP, minoxidil, laser therapy and hair transplantation.

When it comes to PRP and other hair regrowth treatments, not all physicians are performing the same "recipe" or preparation. Instead of multiple, monthly injections the addition of extracellular matrix products, like ACell or BioD, seems to help results from Platelet Rich Plasma last longer and be stronger.

New pharmacy-compounded minoxidil preparations like Formula 82M reduce side effects of the over-the-counter Rogaine and generic versions. Less greasy and irritating, Formula 82M minoxidil is a strong hair growth treatment which contains ingredients which improve the penetration and efficacy of the minoxidil. 

The number of laser therapy devices available for patients have certainly increased dramatically over the years since we started with in-office laser therapy at Bauman Medical Group in 1999.  FDA-cleared laser hoods, clinical units, combs, hats, helmets and caps vary in cost, power and convenience. Savvy consumers will seek out powerful laser devices that are hands-free which sit underneath standard ball caps, hats, scarves or other headwear.  

Minimally-invasive hair transplant procedures, like NeoGraft FUE, are appropriate for women who want to lower their hairline, add density to their temple areas or frontal zones without the downtime, discomfort and restrictions of old-style linear harvesting requiring a scalpel, stitches or staples. 

For more information about the latest advancements in hair loss diagnosis, hair loss treatments and hair transplants for women, visit www.baumanmedical.com

 

 


Female Hair Loss Treatment on TheDoctors TV Show & Dr. Alan Bauman

 

http://www.844gethair.com - Hair loss suffer, JoAnn, contacted The Doctors TV Show concerned about years of hair loss including shedding, loss of volume and coverage. Stress, heredity, medical conditions, medications, nutrition and many other factors can contribute to hair loss in women.  Today, hair loss specialists use a multitude of effective treatments to slow stop and reverse the hair loss process.  Weak hair, thinning hair, loss of volume or severe shedding are common problems. An abnormal amount of hair in the brush or drain can be signs that hair loss is occurring. Your local dermatologist may not have the time or treatments to offer. Full-time hair loss specialists, like ABHRS-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan Bauman are your best source of diagnosis, treatment and accurate tracking of your hair loss and hair regrowth status. Dr. Alan Bauman was invited on the Emmy Award winning show The Doctors to discuss low level laser therapy, a non-chemical, non-drug treatment for hair loss.

Low Level Laser Therapy is a non-chemical, non-drug, side-effect free way to improve hair growth. Laser therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other therapies such as PRP Platelet Rich Plasma, prescription topical medications (like Formula 82M), oral medications and supplements as well as no linear scar NeoGraft FUE hair transplants.

At Bauman Medical Group, we have successfully treated thousands of men and women with low level laser therapy since 1997.
For men and women suffering from thinning hair and hair loss, a full medical evaluation is recommended to determine genetic risks, medical conditions, nutritional status and other factors that influence hair growth.

Dr. Bauman also recommends obtaining scientific baseline trichometry measurements with the HairCheck cross-sectional hair bundle trichometer and HairCam dermoscopy for tracking purposes BEFORE starting any regimen.
 
For more information on how you can be a part of a clinical trial and have a chance at receiving a FREE LaserCap,
 
visit www.844GetHair.com
or call 1-844-GET-HAIR.

Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is a full-time certified Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery who has treated over 15,000 hair loss patients from across the globe since 1997.  He has pioneered hair restoration treatments and procedures such as minimally-invasive FUE NeoGraft hair transplants, low level laser therapy for hair regrowth, compounded hair growth medications, eyelash and eyebrow transplants as well as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments using placental ECM additives.
 
For more information about medical treatments for hair loss as well as more before and after photos, visit www.baumanmedical.com and request a consultation with ABHRS-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D., from anywhere in the world.

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Prominent Hair Loss Expert Interviewed for New eBook, Rejuvenating Hair as Women Age

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Dr. Alan Bauman discusses issues surrounding aging hair for the third installment of Dr. Barry Lycka’s Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today eBook series.

April 10, 2014

Boca Raton, FL – Forget wrinkles, it could be your hair that betrays your age. While unruly grays are the most known, and most obvious, there are six other signs of aging hair to watch out for—dryness, lackluster color, thinning, breakage, split ends, and frizz. And it doesn’t stop there, more than half of all women over 40 experience age-related hair loss or thinning.

To help women understand how aging effects their hair, Dr. Barry Lycka, author of the eBook series Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today, teamed up with nationally recognized hair loss expert, Dr. Alan Bauman, for his third installment of the series. Rejuvenating Hair as Women Age discusses the struggles women face as their hair ages and offers tips and advice on how to keep your hair healthy and vibrant.

“It is no secret that our bodies change as we age - but many women overlook the impact aging has on their hair,” Bauman explained. “When our skin ages, we develop wrinkles, fine lines, and age-spots. Similarly, when our hair ages, we can see thinning through loss of density, diameter and damage that leads to breakage.”

The eBook isn’t the first collaboration between the two doctors; they frequently discuss new treatments and research on Dr. Lycka’s popular series, Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today on WebTalk Radio. Some popular topics have been Aging Hair, Laser Therapy and PRP, Female Hair Loss & Menopause and minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE hair transplants.

“Today, women with aging hair can expect success with topicals, laser therapy, platelet rich plasma and new minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE hair transplants for scalp, eyelash and eyebrow loss without the need for stitches or linear scars,” explained Dr. Bauman.

Topics discussed in Rejuvenating Hair as Women Age include:

    •    Why female age related hair loss patterns are different from men
    •    Why and how hair ages
    •    How genetics play a role in hair loss as women age
    •    The facts about hormones, menopause and hair loss in women
    •    How stress, inflammation and nutrition affect women’s hair health
    •    How to restore damaged hair – straight or curly
    •    Why hair transplants for women have become a viable option.
    •    How new techniques are restoring thinning eyebrows and eyelashes
    •    What to expect from a physician when seeking hair loss treatment

For more information on V3 of Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today, or to download the eBook, visit Amazon.com.

If you have concerns about your aging hair, or if you are interested in learning how to stimulate healthy hair growth, it is important to consult with an experienced hair restoration physician— who can evaluate, measure and manage your hair’s aging issues. For more information, visit www.baumanmedical.com.

About Dr. Alan J. Bauman:

Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is a full-time hair transplant surgeon who has treated over 15,000 patients and performed over 6,000 surgical procedures since starting his hair loss practice, Bauman Medical Group, P.A. in 1997 located in Boca Raton, FL.
Dr. Bauman received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College and surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Bauman is one of approximately 100 physicians worldwide to achieve certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He has been an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery as a participant and lecturer at numerous Annual Scientific Meetings and Live Surgery Workshops.

Dr. Bauman is an author of textbook chapters on the science of hair care and hair transplantation, including eyelash transplant surgery, and has been extensively featured in the world’s leading media as a medical expert and successful early-adopter of some of the most advanced technologies in the treatment of hair loss such as laser therapy and NeoGraft FUE hair transplantation. Dr. Bauman has been featured extensively in the world’s leading media in print, radio and television as a medical expert and successful early-adopter of the most advanced technologies in the treatment of hair loss

About Dr. Barry Lycka:

Dr. Barry Lycka is a recognized North American expert in cosmetic, laser, reconstructive and liposuction surgery. Dr. Lycka is author of the best-selling book – Restoring Youth – that has just completed its fourth edition; other books include Skin Works and How To Choose The Perfect Doctor For Your Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Lycka is recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta as a specialist in Dermatology.

Dr. Lycka frequently shares his knowledge of cosmetic surgery at international symposia such as the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology And Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS), for which he served formerly as vice president in 2004-2006. Dr. Lycka is also the founder of the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation and the Ethical Cosmetic Surgery Association.


The New York Times asks Dr. Alan Bauman about rejuvenating aging and thinning hair

Help for Hair When Aging Leaves it Thinning, Dry or Dull - New York Times 01-23-2014 by Alan J Bauman MD

Even though most women aren’t going bald in the same numbers as men, their tresses can start to thin, dry out and lack general oomph, especially after 40. But this cannot be treated, as complexions can, with moisturizers and trips to the spa. For one thing, there is the problem of styling. “As hair ages, we tend to torture it more, which makes matters worse,” said Dr. Alan J. Bauman, a physician in Boca Raton, Fla., specializing in hair restoration. “It’s not addressing the root of the problem.” The problem is what encases the actual hair root: the follicle. “The follicle function diminishes with age in proportion to hereditary risk,” Dr. Bauman said. He performs hair transplants as a last resort, when follicles, the organs that grow hair, cannot be resuscitated. But he said he was mostly concerned with keeping follicles alive and healthy. To nourish them, he recommends eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and flaxseeds, as well as dark green vegetables, which are strong sources of vitamins A and C, needed by the follicles to produce sebum, hair’s natural conditioner. He also encourages eating eggs, beans and poultry. “You need protein for hair,” Dr. Bauman said. “If you’re starving yourself, your hair will suffer.”

For more information about hereditary hair loss and aging hair, visit http://www.baumanmedical.com and request a private medical consultation with Dr. Alan J. Bauman, hair loss expert and Diplomate of the American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

 


Hair Loss Q+A on NYU Doctor Radio Wed Nov 6th 6pmEST w/ Dr Alan Bauman

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LIVE: "HAIR LOSS Q+A”

Tune in tonight, November 6, 2013 on NYU’s Doctor Radio/SiriusXM 81 at 6pm EST (2300 GMT) to listen ‘live’ with special medical guest and renowned Hair Loss Expert, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD – Medical Director of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, FL discuss the latest advances in the medical and surgical treatment of hair loss.

What’s new in the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss? How close are we to hair cloning?  What can 'Vampire PRP' Hair Regrowth Treatments do?  Can a hair transplant be truly 100% undetectable?  Does laser therapy really work to improve hair growth?  What's better than over-the-counter Rogaine?  How do you find a qualified “Hair Doctor?”  Are your hair growth treatments working? 

Renowned hair loss expert and American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery Diplomate, Dr. Alan J. Bauman MD, will be on hand to give the latest updates on how to prevent baldness by effectively intaining and restoring your own living and growing hair using the latest medical treatments.

Topics to include hair loss diagnosis and tracking using HairDX™ genetic testing and HairCheck trichometer measurements, Vampire PRP Hair Regrowth treatments with stem cells, ‘better than Rogaine®’ topical medications like Formula 82M™, portable and powerful non-chemical/non-invasive low level laser therapy using LaserCap™, as well as the latest less-invasive NeoGraft™ FUE hair transplant which leaves no linear scar and more...

Tune in LIVE tonight, November 6, 2013 on NYU’s Doctor Radio / SiriusXM 81 at 6pm EST (2300 GMT).

Call in with questions during the show: 877-NYU-DOCS or tweet questions now to @DrAlanBauman.

 

About Dr. Alan J. Bauman - Hair Restoration Physician:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/33172299/Who-is-Dr-Alan-Bauman-Hair-Transplant-Surgeon

http://www.baumanmedical.com

Treat your hair loss today: http://bit.ly/BaumanConsult