#IfIHadGoogleGlass by Dr. Alan J. Bauman - Hair Transplant Surgery

If I Had Google Glass - by Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery)

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#ifihadgoogleglass, all could see what I see... that thinning hair and loss can be treated easily! 

At Bauman Medical, reviving follicles is what we do... and if you're receding, we’ve got some re-seeding to do!

See live follicles moving from here to there, now producing living, growing hair. “No scalpel, no stitches” we always rant, because Dr. Bauman’s NeoGraft’s not your father's hair transplant!  While comfortable and relaxing like on a long airplane ride, FUE patients are psyched because there’s no linear scar to hide.
 
Our Circles of patients would have more hope and less misery, because with google glass they'd see much more clearly. Hair follicles are transplanted without pain or plugs, eliminating the need for powders, toupees or rugs. Toss out the hairpiece and you’ll be certainly be glad, to get back a real head of hair... just ask my Dad!  The transplant is a symphony of art and surgical detail... and it takes a skilled team or it’s doomed to fail.  Done right, the resulting hair? So natural, not pluggy... like it was before it was bare.

In the early stages, time is of the essence... time to fight the hair loss fight and raise the defenses. Knowledge helps those those whose hairlines are receding, in order to avoid the lotions/potions that are misleading.  Your teenager hair may no longer be there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t anti-age your hair. Thicker, fuller, healthier than it’s been, just add LaserCap, Viviscal and Formula 82M.

Male or female hair loss may be mostly genetic, but you can verify your hair growth with a routine HairCheck. Scientific evaluations and tracking help Hair Coaches and doctors recommend solutions for those with hair lacking.  Shave or ‘wig out’ if you want, if you don’t really care--but don’t most scalps look better when they’re growing hair?

Like Nalts and Benson and Ralston and Greek who tweeted, texted, posted and reshared, for all those follically-challenged followers and YouTube’rs who cared. The first YouTube/Live transplant webcast was good no doubt, but wouldn’t it be cool to have a GoogleGlass Hair Transplant Hangout? Glass can help me help those discouraged by their thinning pate, to show them that hope's not lost... it's not too late! 

Maybe soon we’ll have cloning, I’m not really sure, but eventually they’ll find it... the ultimate hair loss cure.  ‘Til then we’ll use with the medical treatments we have, safe and effective... lightyears beyond Hippocrates’ gooey salve! 

See the future: with Google Glass it's almost here... Click ‘+1’ and ‘Share’ if you'd 'like' to enjoy it with a little more hair!  ;-)


Watch Tonight @WPBF25News New Device Helps Measure Hair Quality and Quantity

Tune in to watch Dr. Alan Bauman of Bauman Medical Group and Certified HairCoach Lauren Donald, owner of Bond Street Salon in Delray Beach, discuss this latest breakthrough device and the collaboration between hair stylists and doctors to help those with hair loss.

Kevin Rolston's Live celebrity hair transplant draws global audience via social media

Radio Personality Kevin Rolston’s Live Web Broadcast Hair Transplant Procedure by Dr. Alan J. Bauman Draws Global Audience and is Digital Multi-Media Platform and Social Media Sensation

Over 74,000 viewers tune-in for Live Hair Transplant Surgery in High-Definition.

Boca Raton, Florida July 23, 2012 -- He’d been going bald for 13 years and finally decided to do something about it, but not before talking about it for years on his radio show. And, being the completely transparent radio host regarding his personal life for one of Clear Channel’s leading radio station’s, WILD 95.5, West Palm Beach, Kevin Rolston, the upfront, out-front ring leader of the “Kevin, Virginia & Jason,” a top rated drive-time morning show, not only had his hair transplant procedure, but he did it live, and not just for his listening audience, but to a global viewership via the internet.

Performing his fourth internet web broadcast of a medical procedure, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, one of the nation’s leading hair transplant surgeons performed Rolston’s hair transplant procedure that was broadcast via Livestream’s high-definition webcast platform. Promoted heavily on air and via social media four weeks in advance of the procedure to the station’s listeners, the feed was streamed direct to the radio station’s website where listeners were able to watch their engaging, fun-loving, balding, morning show hero get, as Rolston said on the show, his “follicle intervention.”

Says Rolston, “it was great fun not just for me, but this was a first in the radio industry with the live video simulcast of a procedure of this kind, it was a tremendous success on many levels, and a great opportunity to educate our audience about the incredible breakthroughs in technology in performing this remarkable medical procedure.” According to Wild 95.5 officials, the station’s website received an “impressive amount of traffic” throughout the live hair transplant event.

“As far as listener engagement,” says Rolston, “this event and the model we created to truly involve our listeners for this project was the first of its kind and extraordinarily successful using all digital and media assets, it’s the wave of the future.”

Direct from Dr. Bauman’s web-enabled operating room in Boca Raton, Florida, cameras were set up, a live switcher and director were on hand and in place in the operatory (similar to a CNN broadcast), even a monitor was manned by a Social Media Moderator who was fielding questions from Twitter and chat room audience comprised of more than 23 countries who tuned into Dr. Bauman’s high-definition channel on www.livestream.com/hairtransplantnow.

At noon, a second feed went to The Bald Truth, a Los Angeles based web-radio show hosted by best-selling author Spencer Kobren, dedicated to “the medical community, hair transplants and people interested in hair transplant procedures.” Exponentially reaching the live Internet audience, Kobren and his co-host, Andrew Zarian of Guys From Queens network in New York, hosted a live one-hour call-in Question and Answer Segment. “At one time,” says Dr. Bauman, “the show was being seen and streamed live by multiple entities to a global audience – Clear Channel’s listeners tuned in to the radio station’s website to see Kevin’s hair transplant, our patients and colleagues watched and interacted on our Livestream channel, and others watched it on Spencer Kobren’s widely syndicated “The Bald Truth” via Andrew Zarain’s “Guys From Queens” network, both of whom were talking about it live and split screen while we were all streaming it to our viewing audiences.” In case you missed it, you can watch the replay or download the itunes podcast of The Bald Truth Q&A segment. Dr. Bauman adds, it was the quintessential digital multi-media event.

 

Huge Social Media Involvement: Twitter, Facebook Live All Day

But wait, there’s more. “Social media played a huge role in the event,” adds Dr. Bauman. During the entire hair transplant process, using two different social media handles, Kevin was tweeting every step of the way. Using the twitter handles @KevinRolston or @DrAlanBauman and the #livehairtransplant hashtag, viewers were chatting live, interacting with each other and asking questions all day long. “This not only increased our consumer interest and engagement,” says Dr. Bauman, “but it also shows exactly how easy the procedure is, that Kevin was up, aware, cognizant and funny as always all while undergoing his hair transplant procedure.”

“By inviting hair loss sufferers into the operating room, and showing them exactly what happens during a modern hair transplant procedure, they can not only see first-hand how sophisticated the minimally-invasive microsurgical FUE/NeoGraft hair transplant harvesting process has become, but also how easy it is for patients,” said Dr. Bauman, a board-certified hair restoration physician. “Our main goal with these live media events is to show people that hair transplantation can be safe, virtually pain-free and completely undetectable. The days of painful ‘hair plugs’ are long gone and ‘strip-scar’ surgery is fading fast. Those who watched were able to see that Kevin and I were talking all day, he was tweeting all day long, and we were both answering questions to a live, real-time global audience all while my staff and I performed the procedure, it was amazing.”

 

Dr. Bauman, A Leader in Medical Procedure Webcasts

Dr. Bauman’s previous webcasts attracted larger than expected crowds, proving the appeal of “behind the scenes” medical videos. Bauman streamed YouTube “Weblebrity” Kevin “Nalts” Nalty’s transplant in 2009, and their videos documenting the event have been viewed more than 250,000 times. The same year, Bauman also participated in a live broadcast with Greg Benson, actor and director with MediocreFilms, which became the most-watched live hair transplant procedure in history, amid a flurry of emails, blog-posts and ‘tweets.’ And most recently, he performed a second live hair transplant with Nalts, which attracted a record-breaking 70,000 viewers in November of 2011 in the first ever live hair transplant broadcast on YouTube/Live the web giant’s live streaming video platform.

 

See Still Images and Video of Kevin’s Hair Transplant on his Blog Page

A host of images, before-and-after pictures, Kevin’s late night confessions about his hair loss and his conflicted drama about the procedure, along with incredible still photos of the actual hair transplant, and even video can be seen on the radio station’s website. Kevin’s personal blog page set up on WILD 95.5 is devoted exclusively to Kevin’s hair transplant procedure: http://www.wild955.com/pages/bmg.html or http://hai.rs/kevinshairblog

 

About Kevin Rolston & Clear Channel Radio

Kevin is the main host of the KVJ Show, which has been entertaining listeners on their drive to work for over 11 years. Kevin tried out radio in his early 20s saying that he would "stay in the biz until he got fired" never dreaming that one day he would be the No. 1 morning show in the West Palm Beach Market. Affectionately known as "the diet pansy" Kevin is seen as the more mature, health conscious, responsible one of the trio. Originally from Ohio, Kevin has found a home in South Florida where he lives with his wife Kim and their three children. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, with its 237 million monthly U.S. listeners, is the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any radio, digital or television outlet.

 

About Dr. Alan J. Bauman (http//:www.BaumanMedical.com)

Dr. Alan J. Bauman is a surgically trained M.D. and one of only approximately 100 board-certified hair restoration physicians in the world. He is a Diplomate of the esteemed American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is one of only 50 doctors worldwide who is recommended by the American Hair Loss Association. He has built an international practice, treated nearly 15,000 hair loss patients since 1997, and has been extensively featured 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. Appearances, interviews and profiles include the Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood and Dateline NBC among other TV appearances. Newspaper and Magazine articles and feature stories include The New York Times, Newsweek, Cosmo, Vogue, Allure, and Men’s Health among others.

No stranger to live hair transplant surgery webcasts, in 2009 Dr. Alan J. Bauman performed the first Live Hair Transplant using the NeoGraft/FUE device and also the first Live Hair Transplant on YouTube/Live, the online on-demand video giant’s live web-streaming platform which drew over 70,000 viewers.

 


HairCam iPhone Microscope for Hair Loss Diagnosis and Tracking

"iPhone-ography" or perhaps "iPhone-oscopy...?" It seems like everyone these days is talking about what their iPhone can do and "hair doctors" are no different...

HairCam as seen on ABC Good Morning America _2011Video scalp microscopy just got easier with Dr. Alan Bauman's HairCam™. At the time of your in-office consultation or follow-up appointment, Dr. Bauman may use the HairCam™ to look at your hair and scalp using 30-80x magnification combined with a dual-polarized light source. The quality and quantity of hair growing from a given area of scalp can easily be evaluated within minutes. Using the iPhone's on-board eight megapixel camera, high-resolution images can be obtained and transferred to your electronic medical record. At a future date, repeat high-resolution photos can be obtained from the same area of the scalp using a stereotactic scalp-mapping tool.

ABC-GMA_HairCam_Dr. Alan BaumanCan HairCam™ predict hair loss?
No doctor or machine can predict hair loss with absolute certainty. However, in a person who has not begun any hair growth treatment, a high degree of miniaturized hairs in a given area of scalp could mean that hair density is at risk and the progression of hair loss is highly likely.

Can HairCam™ tell if my hair growth treatment is working?
By comparing images taken in the same area of scalp over time, density and hair caliber can be evaluated. When this information is correlated with other information such as Global Photography and HairCheck™ measurements, scientific conclusions can be drawn.

Can I order my own HairCam™?
Actually, yes! Several versions of the HairCam™ are now available from Bauman Medical Group, ranging in price from $49 to $1299. Please contact doctorb@baumanmedical.com for more information on the HairCam™.

See HairCam™ in action in the following videos:
HairCam on FOX Miami
HairCam on ABC Good Morning America
Loop Video of HairCam in action


Hair Transplant Robot Receives FDA Approval

According to their own press release...

 hair transplant robotApril 14, 2011 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
ARTAS System Receives FDA Clearance for Ground-Breaking Technology Treating Hair Loss
  Restoration Robotics, Inc., a medical device company that pioneered the first robotic follicular unit harvesting system, today announced that it has received FDA 510K clearance for its revolutionary ARTAS System


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Restoration Robotics, Inc. a privately-held medical device company, today announced that its revolutionary technology, the ARTAS™ System, has received 510K clearance from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for harvesting hair follicles from the scalp in men diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) with black or brown straight hair. The ARTAS™ System was developed in close collaboration with several leading hair restoration physicians to enhance the quality of follicular unit harvesting for the benefit of physicians and their patients.
“Hair loss is a very real issue for millions of men in the United States. We’re pleased to offer a powerful new technology for patients who are interested in a safe new way to enhance their quality of life.”
“We are thrilled to receive FDA clearance, and look forward to rolling out the ARTAS™ System to leading hair restoration physicians,” said Jim McCollum, Chief Executive Officer, Restoration Robotics. “Hair loss is a very real issue for millions of men in the United States. We’re pleased to offer a powerful new technology for patients who are interested in a safe new way to enhance their quality of life.”
ARTAS™ is a physician-controlled, state-of-the-art, interactive, computer-assisted system that enables harvesting of hair follicles during hair restoration procedures. It combines several features including an image-guided robotic arm, special imaging technologies, small dermal punches, and a computer interface. The ARTAS™ System is capable of identifying and harvesting individual follicular units to implement the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique.
The Benefits
“Many patients are seeking less invasive alternatives to the current hair restoration techniques,” said Miguel Canales, MD, Medical Director, Restoration Robotics. “There is growing interest in FUE because of its many patient benefits, such as less discomfort and a quicker return to normal activities. The ARTAS™ System solves many of the technical challenges experienced by physicians currently attempting the FUE procedure which gives physicians and patients an exciting new choice.”
Hair restoration is performed as an office-based procedure. Implanted hairs develop their own blood supply, begin to grow and new hairs are seen a few months after the procedure. New hair continues to grow over the course of a full year, making the change in the patient’s appearance gradually noticeable to others.
“I believe the ARTAS™ system will make hair restoration more attractive to a broader group of patients,” said James Harris, MD, of the Hair Sciences Center in Denver, CO. “In my practice, I have seen a significant increase in patients asking for FUE because of its minimally invasive approach. They really liked the rapid healing and lack of a linear scar, which makes this procedure different from the strip method.”
Hair Loss By The Numbers
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)1, at least 35 million men in the United States are affected by male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. By age 50, approximately 50% of men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss. Approximately one in four men suffer from male pattern baldness (MPB), which has psychological, professional and social consequences for these patients, such as:
    •    68% of men feel helpless about their hair loss
    •    73% of balding men feel they are less attractive than they were when they had hair2
    •    77% of balding men would feel very or somewhat concerned if they were in their 20s, just starting their career and experiencing hair loss3
While prescription remedies, such as Propecia® and Rogaine®, offer some benefits to existing hair, hair restoration moves healthy, functioning follicles to the areas of the patient’s scalp most impacted by baldness for more dramatic results. Hair restoration is a popular cosmetic procedure, with an estimated number of procedures exceeding 100,000 in the U.S. in 2009. Hair restoration is the only permanent solution for hair loss and can result in a natural, undetectable outcome.
About Restoration Robotics
Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately held medical device company, is dedicated to revolutionizing the field of hair transplantation by developing and commercializing its state-of-the-art image-guided ARTAS™ System. This interactive, computer assisted system uses image-guided robotics to enhance the quality of hair follicle harvesting for the benefit of physicians and their patients. To learn more about Restoration Robotics and its unique technology, visit www.restorationrobotics.com. To learn more about hair loss and restoration, please visit the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) at www.ishrs.org.
1 International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) website. http://www.ishrs.org/hair-loss/hair-loss-male.htm. Accessed April 11, 2011.
2 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
3 ISHRS 2006 Consumer Hair Loss Survey
Contacts
Pascale Communications, LLC
Rosemary Valenta, 917-701-3246
rosemary@pascalecommunications.com

It will be interesting to see if patients want their hair transplant performed by a Robot... --Dr. Bauman.

ARTAS is based on the FUE technique, although most of the press coverage compares it to the traditional linear harvesting.  Basically, it's an FUE Harvesting Robot.  Still need an artistic person (surgeon) to design the hairline and make the incisions where the hair follicles are going to be implanted and a team for implanting them (for now)... although they're working on that part too.  What most of the press has failed to realize is that the FUE alternative to linear/strip harvesting as a no-scalpel/no-stitch/no-linear scar option has been available for years already.  It's just that very few doctors specialize in the FUE technique and have mastered it.  NeoGraft is actually the missing link between linear and robotic hair transplants.  If the robot uses NeoGraft harvesting techniques... wow!   The robot won't hold your hand during the surgery, like my surgical technician do though! LOL  --Dr. B. 4/27/2011


Hope for thinning hair and hair loss with LaserCap - new video

 

While it's common knowledge that there is no miracle cure for male or female pattern hair loss, experts are calling the LaserCap the ultimate 'gadget' for your hair.  Cordless, rechargeable, portable, discreet and hands-free, the LaserCap is the most convenient way to apply laser therapy to the scalp and hair.

Thank you to WPLG for making the correction in my name when they re-ran this news story!  This video has information about LaserCap portable low level laser therapy device for hair and scalp.  Bauman patients, Marsha and Billy, were interviewed about their use of laser therapy and LaserCap. Marsha's before and after photos from her laser therapy treatments with LaserCap were featured and high-resolution versions were added to the end of the clip.  

The video compares the purchase price of LaserCap with the cost of other low level laser therapy treatments (in office and hand-held).

Bauman Medical Group is proud to be able to offer this breakthrough technology to its patients. Already own a comb or brush laser?  Ask about our 'upgrade' program which enables you to turn in your old, outdated laser for a portable LaserCap with 224 laser diodes.  For more info on LaserCap, visit www.lasercap.info

For technical questions about the LaserCap or distributor inquiries, please contact doctorb@baumanmedical.com