Welcome to Dr. Alan Bauman's Blog, aka BaumanBlog.com

DrAlanBauman Headshot_scrubsHi there, I'm Dr. Alan Bauman, full-time board-certified hair restoration physician. Let me welcome you to BaumanBlog.com, a place for personal notes, thoughts and updates about my hair loss and hair transplant practice, Bauman Medical, located in Boca Raton, Florida and on the web at www.baumanmedical.com. Depending on the day, you'll likely find announcements, news, cutting-edge research, out-of-the-box ideas, or perhaps even controversial theories in the field of hair restoration appearing here first. I look forward to your feedback and comments as the journey toward providing the best medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments for our hair loss patients continues, so feel free to interact and respond in the comments section. If you think I might be able to help you in any way, just reach out and let me know. 
Ask me a question directly here.  :-)

Sincerely,

Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, FISHRS, IAHRS
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
Fellow, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

 


VIDEO: What is a COVID Protected Hair Transplant Facility?

What is a COVID-Protected Hair Transplant Facility?

ABOVE: New VIDEO Message from Dr. Alan Bauman, Medical Director of Bauman Medical regarding reopening as a “COVID-Protected Hair Transplant Facility”

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Hi, Dr. Bauman here. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during these challenging, and often stressful, times that have affected every single one of us. For most of us, it’s meant putting a lot of things on hold: regular life activities, family get-togethers, and many things like sports, going to the gym, shopping, eating at your favorite restaurants, getting a haircut, have all been put on hold. For our patients at Bauman Medical, it’s meant delaying hair and scalp health evaluations, follow-ups as well as hair restoration treatments and procedures. It’s been a tough time, no doubt, we have all been affected, and having spoken to so many of you over these weeks, I know that it has not been easy.

The good news is that Florida is beginning to restart slowly, carefully reopening, and this includes medical procedures state-wide.

Of course, this “restart” is being done safely, in phases, including right here at Bauman Medical. As we have done before and during this crisis, we have gone above and beyond to keep our patients and our Bauman Team safe. For those of you who have been waiting for us to restart our treatments and procedures, I’m proud to announce that Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Treatment Center is safely and slowly re-opening and functioning as a “COVID-Protected Facility.”

What is a “COVID-Protected” Hair Transplant Facility?

This means:

We will continue to vigilantly screen our staff for ANY health issues. In addition,

For those patients who are visiting us:

  • We’re screening patients well in advance of their arrival to the office.
  • We’re screening patients when they arrive: taking their temperature, conducting COVID testing if necessary.
  • We’re limiting the number of patients in our facility, especially in waiting areas to maintain social distancing.
  • All visits will be by appointment only, so no walk-ins, please.
  • All patients will be required to wear a mask and all of our staff will be fully equipped with the appropriate protective gear.
  • and more... 

As we have done since the beginning of this situation, we will continue to meticulously sanitize our facility frequently throughout the day, including disinfecting all surfaces, equipment, and seating areas before and after each patient, and performing our Deep Cleaning Protocol on a nightly basis.

As we slowly phase-in our reopening, for those who are not ready to see us in person, we’ll continue to provide Virtual Consultations for new patients and Virtual follow-ups for our existing patients when possible. If you haven’t connected with us yet “virtually,” it’s simple and easy!

The exciting news is that if you’ve been waiting for our office to reopen to have your hair transplant procedures, PRP, or PDOgro treatments, or if you’ve been putting off your hair loss consultation, or want to resume your at-home hair regrowth therapies, it’s time for us to connect at https://www.BaumanMedical.com/schedule-consultation.

My team and I look forward to seeing you soon.  Until then, take care and stay safe!

To Your Hair’s Health,

Alan J Bauman MD ABHRS IAHRS – Bauman Medical Hair Transplant & Hair Loss Treatment Center

www.baumanmedical.com

#COVIDprotected #hairtransplant


What is at-home VirtualPRP with AnteAGE-MD and can it help with hair growth?

VirtualPRP™ and AnteAGE-MD Home Hair System from Bauman Medical

PREMIUM virtualPRP™ kit

What is VirtualPRP™ and can it help with hair regrowth?

VirtualPRP™ is a powerful at-home protocol designed specifically by renowned Hair Restoration Surgeon and hair loss expert, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD. Virtual PRP can be used as an at-home stop-gap alternative to in-office PRP Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment. VirtualPRP is ideal for patients who are unable to visit the office for their scheduled or recommended in-office PRP treatment for regrowth. VirtualPRP and its components can also be used as a non-chemical, drug-free and side-effect-free adjunct to in-office PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Regrowth treatments.

 

What kind of technology is included in the VirtualPRP at-home treatment protocol?

Dr. Bauman’s at-home VirtualPRP protocol includes a combination of breakthrough technologies such as bone marrow stem cell-derived growth factors and cytokines, a powerful polybotanical topical solution, an FDA-cleared low-level laser therapy device for hair regrowth, as well as stem cell support nutraceuticals.

The use of bone marrow stem cell-derived growth factors and cytokines, as well as powerful polybotanicals (AnteAGE-MD Home Hair System), are key components of Dr. Bauman’s VirtualPRP protocol. In 2019, Dr. Bauman initiated an in-house pilot study of the AnteAGE-MD’s technology and its effect on hair regrowth and presented some of his results at international medical conferences, including the South Beach Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology Symposium and the Annual Scientific Congress of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. See some more Before and After Results from Dr. Bauman's AnteAGE-MD Pilot Study.

Where to Buy VirtualPRP? 

Visit the Bauman Medical eStore for pricing on VirtualPRP Home Kits both with and without FDA-cleared Laser Therapy devices (like the Bauman TURBO LaserCap) for hair regrowth. 

 

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Procrinix hair growth ingredients?

Is Procrinix Modern Day Snake Oil?

One of my recent hair loss patients said he was recommended a "hair growth treatment," shampoo and conditioner by a dermatologist called Procrinix. Unfortunately, despite being available since 2010, the list of Procrinix ingredients is simply not available, so there's no way to know if this product actually includes ANY proven hair growth ingredients at all (like minoxidil). Instead, we find non-specific and non-scientific terms like "biomimetic protein.." certainly NOT encouraging. After a complete evaluation at Bauman Medical, we promptly put this particular patient on a strong tried-and-true regimen of 82M Compounded Topical Minoxidil, Turbo LaserCap and recommended PRP w/ ECM to help preserve his hair. Every 90 days, he'll be visiting for HairCheck measurements so we'll know how well his regimen is working. 


What is the Bauman TURBO LaserCap for Hair Regrowth?

The Bauman Turbo LaserCap is a re-engineered, re-imagined FDA-cleared LaserCap for hair growth. Superior power, speed, and portability make the Bauman Turbo LaserCap the ultimate choice for those seeking low-level laser therapy for their scalp and hair. Available ONLY at Bauman Medical!

What is the Bauman TURBO LaserCap?

Ten years after the arrival of the Original LaserCap--the first-ever portable, rechargeable, hands-free laser therapy device for drug-free and side-effect-free hair regrowth, LaserCap inventor, Dr. Michael Rabin, in collaboration with renowned hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, are proud to announce the long-awaited arrival of the next generation of physician-only at-home laser therapy devices for hair regrowth.

Introducing… The Bauman “TURBO” LaserCap!
The “next-gen” Bauman-TURBO-LaserCap thickens your hair while 'flattening' the competition!

The TURBO LaserCap is the only laser therapy device designed in collaboration with ABHRS-Certified Hair Restoration Physicians, renowned research scientists, and skilled engineers, not businessmen and marketers.

Proven.
Researched by the brightest scientific minds in the fields of photomedicine, the mechanism of photobiomodulation and the use of low-level laser therapy for hair regrowth is now well understood. Laser therapy has gained worldwide acceptance by the medical and scientific communities and has been cleared by the FDA for its proven track record of safety and efficacy for more than a decade.

Powerful.
Completely reimagined and redesigned from the ground up, the TURBO LaserCap is the quickest, most powerful device for at-home laser therapy for hair growth on the market, simultaneously delivering the most power over the largest area of any at-home laser using only the highest-quality laser diodes on the planet. TURBO LaserCap has more than 300 diodes which simultaneously cover an area more than 25% larger than the largest and most popular laser cap devices currently on the market.

Portable.
Packs Completely Flat for Optimal Portability and Easy Travel
Travelers… hate to travel with your hard-shell “laser band” or “dome laser” helmet? No worries! Never miss a treatment, never worry about how to pack your dome or helmet laser again! The patented flexible spine construction of the Turbo LaserCap means you can pack it completely flat in your backpack, bag or suitcase, but it can be ready for treatment in less than a minute!

Reliable.
Improved Battery: Longer life, charge level indicator and a spare battery - never get caught without a charge!

Cordless.
Never have to sit with your device plugged into the wall during treatment. Walk, run, jog or simply roam around using the portable battery pack while using the TURBO LaserCap.

Fast.
Fastest Treatment Time: 5-minutes is now possible because of high-quality diodes and technological improvements which maintain the maximum power output of laser diodes delivering more energy in less time.* Research shows that keeping the diodes cool allows for maximum power output, delivering the most hair growth possible from your device.

Adjustable and Comfortable.
Every Bauman TURBO LaserCap comes with three size-adjustment “click-strips" allowing you the perfect customized fit no matter what your head size. Want to share your Bauman TURBO LaserCap with someone who’s scalp is a different size? No problem, you can quickly adjust the size for a perfect fit.

Lifetime Warranty: Should your TURBO LaserCap ever break or malfunction, we will replace the device with a working unit, absolutely NO questions asked.**

Trusted Name, Trusted Scientists, Trusted Doctors, Trusted Engineers
After years of prototypes and testing, in 2009 Dr. Michael Rabin and his team of innovative doctors and engineers revolutionized the at-home low-level laser therapy marketplace with the Original LaserCap—the first-ever 100% hands-free laser therapy device for non-chemical hair regrowth on the planet. Over more than a decade, the FDA-cleared LaserCap has been often imitated and copied, but also successfully used by tens of thousands of hair loss sufferers worldwide for improved hair growth and the treatment of hair loss. Today, Dr. Rabin’s team and laser therapy pioneer and renowned hair restoration physician, Dr. Alan Bauman, are proud to release a new laser therapy device for hair growth that is destined to be truly a game-changer.

Expanded Treatment Area.
300 High-Quality Diodes have been thoughtfully placed and properly oriented for patients healing from their hair transplant or for those seeking hair extension damage protection.

With added scalp coverage, Bauman TURBO LaserCap delivers more energy to more areas of the scalp than any other portable hands-free laser hair regrowth device on the market. Want to treat your hair transplant donor area in the back of the scalp? No problem! Occipital zone lasers deliver healing laser energy into your post-transplant “Donor Area” supporting increased blood flow and a faster, more comfortable, healthier healing process.
Do you wear hair extensions in the back of your scalp? Protect and enhance hair follicle function in the at-risk zones where your extensions are attached with TURBO LaserCap’s enhanced coverage in that area nearly all the way to the nape of your neck.

Award-Winning.
The Bauman TURBO LaserCap has received numerous accolades within the hair restoration industry and beyond and is used by many prominent members of the medical, anti-aging, and beauty industries, such as Shab Reslan and Dave Asprey. We are proud to announce that the Bauman TURBO LaserCap was selected as the "PRO PICK Best Hair Loss Innovation" by AskMen in the AskMen 2019 Grooming Awards.  This prestigious award signifies a dramatic breakthrough in low-level laser therapy for hair loss and further underscores the power, strength, and portability of the TURBO LaserCap vs other options. 

When Will I See Results with TURBO LaserCap?

Like any hair regrowth regimen, results take time because hair grows nearly always grows at a rate of ¼” to ½” per month. HairCheck measurements will typically improve at three months and six months, with visible results noticeable between six and twelve months. Some patients may notice earlier improvement with combination or multi-therapy regimens.

Where to Buy TURBO LaserCap? (Am I a candidate for the TURBO LaserCap)?

The TURBO LaserCap is only available from renowned hair restoration physician Dr. Alan Bauman at Bauman Medical. You can view the TURBO LaserCap for hair growth here.  A comprehensive private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Alan Bauman is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for laser therapy for your hair loss condition. In-person Consultations can be performed in our offices in Boca Raton, FL or Virtual Consultations can be scheduled from anywhere worldwide via video conference or phone.

https://www.baumanmedical.com/schedule-consultation

*engineering research available upon request

**some restrictions apply, please see Turbo LaserCap Warranty Policy.

***results may vary.

VIDEOS:
As seen on FOX Vegas (FOX5 KVVU) [Turbo LaserCap unveiled at ISHRS 2016 Las Vegas],

FOX Los Angeles (FOX11 KTTV) Good Day LA [Best Hair Loss Treatments for Men Women 2019]


PODCAST: Hair Loss Expert Dr. Alan Bauman Chats Hair Transplant w/ Dr. Peter Attia

PODCAST: Hair Loss Expert Dr. Alan Bauman Chats Hair Transplant w/ Dr. Peter Attia

Renowned longevity physician, Peter Attia MD, a Stanford, Johns Hopkins and NIH-trained physician, interviews top hair restoration physician, Alan J Bauman MD, in his popular weekly podcast, “The Drive,” which focuses on maximizing lifespan, healthspan, and well-being, optimizing cognitive, physical and emotional health. 

Listen to the Hair Loss Hair Transplant Podcast Here

 

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#43 – Alan Bauman, M.D.: The science of male and female hair restoration – how to protect, enhance, and restore the appearance and health of the hair and scalp

“When [a patient] looks in the mirror and sees that hairline growing back in and says, ‘I would never have thought I would see my hairline again. I never thought I’d cover that bald spot.’ I mean, that’s the exciting thing that keeps me going every day.” —Alan Bauman MD

In this episode, Alan Bauman, MD, ABHRS-certified hair transplantation surgeon, and hair restoration expert, discusses both male and female pattern hair loss, the science behind what drives it, and what that tells us about prevention and restoration. Having treated over 20,000 patients, Alan shares his invaluable insights into what works and what doesn’t in terms of the non-surgical treatment options from compounded prescriptions like 82M minoxidil, FinPlus finasteride, laser therapy, cell therapy, etc. We also go into great detail about the more invasive approaches like PRP, and of course, hair transplantation, a procedure which Alan has refined over the years into a proprietary method that seems to produce unbelievable results. Additionally, Alan provides tips for maintaining scalp health, which is vital for hair growth, as well as the importance of choosing a hair specialist who has the tools, expertise, and patience to develop a compassionate and encompassing approach to hair restoration.

 

We discuss:

  • Alan’s unique path, and how he became interested in hair transplantation [7:15];
  • The prevalence of hair loss, types of hair loss, and the different patterns in men vs. women [15:45];
  • The role of genetics in hair loss, and when does it start [19:00];
  • Female hair loss: the role of hormones, pregnancy-related hair loss, and what it means to have thinning and shedding [22:30];
  • Primary drivers of male hair loss, finasteride as a treatment, and the potential side effects [26:15];
  • Common treatments – Proscar, Propecia, Rogaine, and more – how they all came about and what you need to know [29:45];
  • Primary drivers of female hair loss, potential treatments, and the different types of hair follicles [33:15];
  • What are some of the unproven/snake oil methods of hair treatments being pushed to the public? [37:15];
  • Preventative steps to take if you’re worried about future hair loss [42:00];
  • Medications that may negatively affect hair quality [45:30];
  • The importance of seeing a hair specialist [47:15];
  • Impact of scalp health and inflammation on hair growth, how to pick and apply shampoo and conditioner, and how to avoid and treat hair breakage [50:15];
  • Treatment options – finasteride, minoxidil, laser caps – how they work and what you need to know [57:15];
  • PRP treatment: How it works, details of the procedure, and Alan’s proprietary protocol [1:11:45];
  • The hair transplant procedure [1:29:30];
  • Risks involved with a hair transplant procedure [1:44:00];
  • Is a donor hair susceptible to the forces of the implant site that caused the hair loss? Can a hair follicle grow anywhere on the body? [1:47:45];
  • Age appropriate procedures, how far the field has come, and why Alan loves his work [1:51:45]; and
  • More.

 

Who is Peter Attia, MD?

[From PetterAttiaMD.com]

Peter is the founder of Attia Medical, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City, focusing on the applied science of longevity. The practice applies nutritional biochemistry, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, techniques to increase distress tolerance, lipidology, pharmacology, and four-system endocrinology to increase lifespan (delaying the onset of chronic disease), while simultaneously improving healthspan (quality of life).

 

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Peter trained for five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in general surgery, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including resident of the year, and the author of a comprehensive review of general surgery. He also spent two years at NIH as a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute where his research focused on immune-based therapies for melanoma. He has since been mentored by some of the most experienced and innovative lipidologists, endocrinologists, gynecologists, sleep physiologists, and longevity scientists in the United States and Canada.

Peter earned his M.D. from Stanford University and holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. He is licensed in California (A96452) and New York (281406-1).

Listen to the Hair Loss Hair Transplant Podcast Here

 


Dr Alan Bauman Named #1 Top Hair Restoration Surgeon Second Year in a Row

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Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, FISHRS, IAHRS was named “#1 Top Hair Restoration Surgeon” for the second year in a row in the annual Aesthetic Everything® Awards

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, FISHRS was named “#1 Top Hair Restoration Surgeon” for the second year in a row in the annual Aesthetic Everything® Awards. The 2018 Aesthetic Everything® Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards tapped winners from over 30,000 votes cast. Voting was held online between September 1st and October 1st, 2018. All votes were counted to obtain the list of winners. The Award winners for excellence in the field of Aesthetics span the categories of Companies, CEOs, Presidents, Executives, Doctors, Med Spas, Aestheticians, Nurses, Staff, Products, Services, Training, Publications, Meetings, Charities, Videos, and more.

“Being voted ‘#1 Top Hair Restoration Surgeon’ for the second-straight year in the Aesthetic Everything® Awards is truly gratifying. To me, each and every vote is an acknowledgment that my efforts to provide the most effective treatments in a caring environment are truly valued by both patients and by my colleagues in the aesthetic industry,” said Dr. Bauman.

His win in the Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards is the most recent prestige earned by Dr. Bauman, but it is one of many that preceded it. He is also one of only some 200 physicians worldwide to achieve certification from the American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is the first-ever hair transplant surgeon to be formally accepted as an Intercoiffure America/Canada Industry Partner.

Dr. Bauman received his medical degree at New York Medical College. He did his surgical residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, where he also completed his hair transplant Fellowship. He became a full-time hair transplant surgeon and founded his medical practice in Boca Raton, Florida in 1997. He is the author of numerous articles and textbook chapters on the science of hair care and hair transplantation, including eyelash transplant surgery. He is a pioneer of some of the most advanced technologies in the effective treatment of hair loss, like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) hair regrowth treatments, robotic hair transplants, and medical-grade 3D-printed custom hair and scalp cranial prostheses.

Dr. Bauman’s compassionate, patient-oriented philosophy and individualized artistic approach to protecting, enhancing, and restoring the health and appearance of the hair and scalp has provided life-changing solutions for thousands of patients. To date, he has treated nearly 20,000 patients and performed more than 8000 hair transplant surgeries.

About Bauman Medical:

Dr. Bauman and the medical team at Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Treatment Center, located in Boca Raton, Florida, take great pride in providing advanced procedures and treatments, accurate information and, most importantly, a professional yet personalized approach.

Bauman Medical specializes in treating men and women for many types of hair loss, including male pattern hair loss, sideburn and beard transplantation, female pattern hair loss, traumatic scars from burns or injury, eyebrow loss, eyelash loss, alopecia, and chemotherapy hair loss.

Bauman Medical offers in-office and virtual consultations with Dr. Bauman from anywhere in the world. In addition to this, through the Bauman Philanthropic Foundation, the clinic is able to provide pro-bono hair restoration, surgical hair transplantation, and medical treatments to patients in need.

To learn more about Dr. Bauman and Bauman Medical, visit them online at https://www.baumanmedical.com

About Aesthetic Everything®:

With almost 10 years in business, Aesthetic Everything® is the largest network of aesthetic and beauty professionals in the world. This is the seventh year that Aesthetic Everything® has presented hundreds of awards to deserving and hard-working professionals and companies within the aesthetic industry. The company’s success is rooted in their over 200,000 aesthetic industry subscribers and over one million engaged social media connections.

Aesthetic Everything® has been featured in numerous publications including ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, WSJ, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, Radar Online, Haute Living, Life and Style, E! Online, Reality Tea, OK! Magazine, US Weekly, AOL, Naluda Magazine, Inform New York, Getty Images, Yahoo, Scottsdale Health, Modern Luxury Magazine, and Pop Sugar, and has also been mentioned on millions of websites and in publications worldwide.

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Behind The Scenes Hair Loss Awareness Month on Inside South Florida CW

Behind The Scenes - Inside South Florida / CW Network

Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman discusses latest tools, techniques and treatments for hair loss including SmartGraft FUE hair transplants, PRP, Laser Therapy and more!

Tune in Saturday Aug 18th at Noon on CW Network for Inside South Florida w/ Dave Azier and hair restoration physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD of Bauman Medical in Boca Raton, FL.  

View the SLIDESHOW below: 

Inside South Florida - CW - Hair Loss Awareness

 

Above: Slideshow of Behind The Scenes at The CW Network in Ft Lauderdale Florida w/ Dave Azier & Hair Loss Expert, Dr. Alan J. Bauman MD of Bauman Medical Hair Transplant & Hair Loss Treatment Center. www.baumanmedical.com

 

 

View this 360 degree video timelapse of Behind The Scenes!

Does Birth Control Cause Hair Loss

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Does Birth Control Cause Hair Loss?

by Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, IAHRS, FISHRS

According to the CDC, more than 99% of sexually active women between the ages of 15 and 44 have used at least one form of birth control. For a little more than 25% of these women, oral contraceptive pill is their method of choice, with 10% using an IUD.

Similar to any medication, birth control can cause unwanted side effects. Many women complain that hair thinning, shedding, receding, as well as other hair loss symptoms and changes in hair quality occur while taking the pill. Others may notice increased hair loss when stopping the pill. For some, hair loss from birth control is a temporary side effect that is not concerning, for others it becomes the “trigger” that reveals an underlying, unwanted, distressing tendency toward thinning/shedding hair, receding hairlines/temples, and-or other hair loss issues that is known to run in the family.

More hair shed in the shower, brush or bedding, loss of hair volume, widening part-lines, receding hairlines, hair breakage, oily/dull/dry/limp/frizzy hair, and-or more scalp shining through the frontal or crown areas are all common hair loss symptoms that can be caused or exacerbated by changes in hormones related to birth control.

At Bauman Medical, each year we see a large number of women seeking evaluation and treatment who are concerned about birth control related hair loss.

If you think your hair loss symptoms might a side effect related to starting or stopping birth control, learn more about your hair loss risks and what can be done about birth control-related hair loss. Birth control pills alter your body’s natural hormone levels and this can become a problem for hair growth in patients who are sensitive to changes in hormones. The use of birth control, stopping birth control, giving birth, peri-menopause, menopause and having a hysterectomy are all associated with changes in hormone levels that may trigger or exacerbate hair loss, shedding and hair thinning in women as well as other hair quality changes.

Learn More About Birth Control & Hair Loss at BaumanMedical.com and what evaluations and treatments are recommended. 


Restore Hair, Restore Confidence | THINK Magazines

 

Confidence Comes Naturally

APPROXIMATELY 80 MILLION MEN AND WOMEN IN THE U.S. SUFFER FROM SOME DEGREE OF HAIR-LOSS. HOWEVER, THANKS TO YEARS OF RESEARCH AND TRIALS, HAIR LOSS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE INEVITABLE, IT’S OPTIONAL!

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, so let’s shift the focus to what the treatment process looks like:

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DOCTOR – Only a qualified and experienced hair restoration physician can prescribe the most effective multi-therapy treatment options, as well as properly track the regrowth progress. Before choosing a physician/surgeon, do your homework: check the doctor’s medical background and qualifications, visit the clinic, read online patient reviews, ask to see before-and-after photographs, and ask questions. A good surgeon will need both technical skill and artistry in order to achieve the most natural looking results for the patient.

DIAGNOSIS – Once you’ve found a doctor, he or she will help you identify risk factors and assess where you are in the hair loss process. Missing the early warning signs of hair loss is one of the biggest mistakes both men and women make when it comes to protecting the health of their hair. New genetic tests, like HairDX, can accurately determine a person’s risk for losing hair, enabling that person to begin preventative treatments early on, when they will be most effective.

Think Magazine | August | DrAlanBauman - Hair Restoration_articleTREATMENT OPTIONS  In many cases, the best strategy in treating hair loss is to use a multi-therapy approach with routine follow-ups for tracking both hair loss and regrowth. Medical treatments that will help mitigate hair loss include a specially compounded prescription minoxidil solution, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), prostaglandin analogs, low-level laser therapy, and nutritional supplements. In advanced cases, hair transplantation may be the patient’s best strategy for treating hair loss. New microsurgical “no-scalpel/ no-stitch” harvesting techniques like SmartGraft FUE, NeoGraft FUE or ARTAS Robotic System allow for a minimally invasive “follicle-by-follicle” approach, which eliminates the risk of a linear scar.

MAKE THE COMMITMENT – It is important to keep in mind that it may take more than a year before you will see the full benefits of treatment. Unfortunately, this is often longer than many patients are willing to wait; so many end their treatment early, disrupting any progress that had been made. Hair restoration physicians typically schedule follow-up appointments with their patients every 90 days in order to evaluate their progress, adjust the course of treatment, and measure the rate of hair regrowth. These regular check-ups help to ensure that patients are getting the most out of their treatment plans and are on their way to achieving optimal results.

By DR. ALAN J. BAUMAN, MD, ABHRS
Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician
Bauman Medical Group | baumanmedical.com