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Liz's Update One Week After Hair Transplant + Eyebrow Transplant Surgery

It is one week post hairline lowering (hair transplant) and eyebrow transplant and my experience has been a great one!
Having been through other cosmetic procedures before, I am happy to say that what Dr. Alan Bauman and the staff told me about the hair transplant surgery experience was exactly what is was: virtually pain-free. So, for those of you out there contemplating hair transplant surgery, please know that.

After the surgery, as instructed, I kept the area very clean and moisturized so seven days later, I don't have any of those little scabs left on my forehead or eyebrows.The area just looks pink.  Admittedly, my incision in the back of my head is a little tender but getting better everyday.

What has been so much fun is showing clients and friends my emerging hairline and teaching people about all the different areas that hair can be transplanted to and the newest techniques available today. People are truly amazed! 

In closing, just let me say, "These aren't your father's hair plugs!  Today, it's a whole new world!"


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NEW Laser Hair Growth Stimulation System Receives FDA Clearance for Hair Loss in Women

As posted on the FDA website, the "MEP-90 Hair Growth Stimulation System" manufactured by Midwest RF LLC Hartland, WI received 510(k) clearance.  The device is indicated for "The treatment of androgenetic alopecia in females by promoting hair growth of females with androgenetic alopecia who have Ludwig and Savin Hair Loss Scale classifications of I to II and who have been determined to have a Fizpatrick Skin Typing of I to IV."

The MEP-90 is the second FDA-cleared medical device indicated for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.  It is the only FDA-cleared device specifically for female hair loss patients.

Clinical Data:

- An IRB pre-approved clinical trial with oversight was performed.

- Each subject rec'd a total of 36 20-minute treatments over 18 wks

- Results were reviewed at 10-wk (20 tx's) and 18-wk (36 tx's) levels

- After 20 tx's (10 wks) 92% of subjects had increased hair counts of ³10% with 57% demonstrating >+ increase of 30%.  98% of subjects indicated a medically-significant stabilization of rate of hair loss.

- After 36th tx's, 97% of subjects had an increased hair count of ³20%.  A total of 89% of all subjects demonstrated an increased hair count of ³30%, with 57% demonstrating an increased hair count of ³50%.

Read the full FDA 510(k) clearance on the FDA website:

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf9/K091496.pdf

The MEP-90 has approximately 90 diodes which rotates around the scalp delivering the low level laser therapy.

For more information on Low Level Laser Therapy and Hair Loss/Hair Growth for women, please visit our Female Hair Loss information section at http://www.baumanmedical.com.  Bauman Medical Group has the only in-office laser therapy 'spa' in Florida specifically designed for hair loss patients.


Suddenly, More Bald Scalps Appear... for a good cause

Last year on March 17, over 33,000 new bald scalps suddenly appeared, and this St. Baldrick's Day may exceed those numbers.   To date, over 106,000 volunteers have shaved their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer at more than 2,400 events in 50 states and 24 countries.

Each year, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide and cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. 

The St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. gov't, more than $16 Million in 2009 alone. 

To learn more about St. Baldricks, spread the word or get involved...

St. Baldrick's on Facebook
Become a Fan of St. Baldrick’s on Facebook. In fact, while you’re at it, bring all your friends along with you! Share the latest posts, photos, notes and more.

@StBaldricks
You + @StBaldricks = a front row seat to the latest St. Baldrick’s buzz!

Flickr
Bald heads, smiles, laughter and tears – words simply can’t describe the Serious Fun that's had at a St. Baldrick’s event. Sneak a peek (or two, or three) at the latest St. Baldrick’s pics from events across the nation.

image from www.stbaldricks.org

 


Ever wonder what it’s like to experience a St. Baldrick’s event? Subscribe to St. Baldrick’s Nonprofit Channel on YouTube and catch all the action. Learn more about St. Baldrick’s, our participants and the children and families of the cause.

MySpace
Meet Lucky the Leprechaun, our mascot and frontrunner for all the fun at St. Baldrick’s events. Become Lucky’s friend to learn more about him and the Foundation.

LinkedIn
St. Baldrick’s was founded by three well-connected business people. Join the St. Baldrick’s Group on LinkedIn and share the cause with colleagues and other business networks, spreading the word one connection at a time.

 


My hairline lowering and eyebrow transplant

My hairline lowering transplant and eyebrow transplant

Why would someone want a hair transplant? Afterall we don't need it, but why not?  I've always been bothered by my vast expanse of forehead and when the wind blew, I felt so self-conscious.  Not only does Dr. Bauman fix bald spots but he also lowers female hairlines! 

I'm so excited about having my surgery and about no longer being the gal with the high forehead (hidden behind bangs all my life...) I can hardly stand it.  Today, Dr. Bauman reviewed the hairline 'plan' for me so I'm set and ready to go to surgery on Monday. With 12+ years working with hair transplant patients, they all say it's not painful, so we'll see... Stay posted. PS: Also, getting my brows done, too! I killed my eyebrows with over tweezing so I know I'm going to love that too!