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New eyelash treatments / LaserCap help boost self-confidence

I used to think that fluttering your eyelashes was a flirtation that went out with corsets and smelling salts.

It looks like I’m wrong. The industry that has developed around lengthening and coloring women’s eyelashes has dug in, and the products it is offering are apparently going to stay on the menu at area beauty salons and dermatology offices.

To heck, it seems, with buying mascara and applying it daily. Formulations such as Latisse, which was developed from a pharmaceutical compound to regulate pressure in the eye but found to also lengthen eyelashes, have had a huge effect in the beauty market.

Latisse and LaserCap make for strange bedfellows until you realize that their respective hair growth properties give those with thinning eyelashes or thinning hair a boost! --Dr. B.


Spencer Kobren's The Bald Truth - Kevin Nalts Hair Transplant 11-18-11 | GFQ Network

Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth – Kevin Nalts Hair Transplant 11-18-11

Saturday, November 19, 2011

On this special episode of The Bald Truth, IAHRS accepted member Dr. Alan Bauman, and YouTube sensation Kevin Nalts, allow us to view a live hair transplant. Spencer discusses the procedure with both Dr. Bauman and Kevin Nalts. We also take questions from callers about hair loss and the procedure.

Thank you to all who viewed the Live Hair Transplant on YouTube on November 18th 2011 with YouTube celebrity and patient Kevin 'Nalts' Nalty as he continues his journey to restore the "Hair of Nalts!" Kudos to our medical, surgical and administrative staff in addition to our camera crew David Waters and Dylan Yonts for an amazing job and high tech gear. More info coming soon, so follow http://www.twitter.com/DrAlanBauman for updates.


First Live Hair Transplant on YouTube this Friday Nov-18 at 10amEST

First Live Hair Transplant on YouTube

An Unlikely Form of Entertainment Joins YouTube’s New Lineup:

Internationally Renowned Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Alan J. Bauman and YouTube Celebrity Kevin “Nalts” Nalty to Broadcast the First YouTube LIVE Hair Transplant on November 18

  

Boca Raton, Florida - Dr. Alan Bauman, a leading hair transplant surgeon and founder of Bauman Medical Group, will perform the first-ever hair transplant broadcast live on YouTube on Friday, November 18. YouTube “Weblebrity” Kevin “Nalts” Nalty, whose videos have been viewed more than 240 million times, will be documented as he receives his second hair transplant with Dr. Bauman on YouTube’s new, highly-anticipated interactive live webcast platform.  The surgery makes for compelling yet unlikely entertainment for the online video giant that is also debuting new live channels from celebrities like Tony Hawk, Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Shaq and Rainn Wilson.

The event kicks off at approximately 10:00am EST when Dr. Bauman will harvest individual hair follicles from the back of Nalty’s scalp using the Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, method.  A second broadcast will take place at approximately 1:00pm EST, where he will show how those follicles are carefully implanted into Nalty’s scalp to produce a permanent, natural hairline. The 1:00pm webcast will also include a live ‘call-in’ Q&A segment hosted by best-selling author and The Bald Truth’s radio talk show host, Spencer Kobren.

Bauman and Nalty already proved the appeal of “behind the scenes” video of a transplant procedure, Dr. Bauman transplanted 1958 follicular units totaling nearly 5,000 hair follicles on Nalty in 2009, and their videos documenting the event have been viewed more than 250,000 times. The same year, Dr. 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.’

Bauman and Nalty are anticipating even more response to Friday’s event as consumer interest in hair restoration is higher than ever, and new techniques like NeoGraft FUE, which will be used again for Nalty’s procedure, have made hair transplantation a less invasive and less detectable option for the estimated 100 million American men and women with thinning hair.

 

What is NeoGraft/FUE?

FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is an advanced minimally-invasive hair transplant technique which, according to ISHRS statistics, has experienced an exponential increase in volume worldwide over the past several years. FUE eliminates the need for doctors to remove a large strip of skin from the back of the scalp—a procedure known as a linear or strip-harvest—and therefore leaves no linear scar.

The FDA-cleared NeoGraft is a dramatic advancement over previous manual FUE methods which were more time consuming and less accurate.  Years ago, Dr. Bauman became the first Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery to routinely use NeoGraft device for mechanical FUE which comprises 90% of all transplants he performs today.

"FUE is an extremely effective surgical option for patients that allows for a quicker, more comfortable recovery, less post-op activity restrictions, as well as avoiding the tell-tale linear scar associated with traditional hair transplants," says Dr. Bauman.  However, patients should keep in mind that a natural FUE hair transplant still requires keen artistry and precision and should be performed by a surgeon with extensive specialized hair transplant training, certifications and experience.

Key Benefits of NeoGraft FUE:

  • Least invasive hair transplant available
  • No 'tell-tale' linear scar where the donor hair is harvested
  • Shorter, more comfortable recovery
  • No stitches or staples to be removed
  • Less activity restrictions after surgery
  • Very short haircuts are possible after surgery
  • Transplants more than twice as many hair grafts in a single surgery as the previous manually-performed FUE surgery in the same amount of time

 

While the benefits of FUE hair transplantation are undeniable, celebrity endorsements help build consumer confidence and awareness.

“My celebrity patients are usually reluctant to reveal their hair restoration work,” says Bauman. “However Nalty and Benson are part of a more open generation of celebrities… or weblebrities. Like ABC ‘Anchorman’ Jim Abath and NBC Dateline’s ‘Follicle Five,’ they’re helping de-stigmatize hair transplants as a viable hair loss treatment, and help people understand that so much has changed with hair transplantation since the days of old ‘hair plugs’ or ‘strip’ scars.”

“The procedure was pretty much pain free, and it’s actually an engaging process that’s more art than science,” says Nalty. “I love sharing it with my viewers because I feel like Fred Rogers doing a tour of a candy shop.”

 “Hair loss can be a painful experience for both men and women, but today, scientific advances have made hair loss a treatable condition and hair transplants can now be performed 100% undetectably without the pain, scars and long recovery times that used to be associated with the procedure,” explains Bauman. “I hope viewers can learn from Nalty’s public journey and discover the abundance of resources available from the relatively small number of qualified doctors who specialize in hair loss.”

To see the historic YouTube LIVE broadcast, please visit http://www.youtube.com/nalts at 10am EST and 1pm EST, and watch for updates on http://www.twitter.com/nalts and http://www.twitter.com/dralanbauman. For more information on the Bauman Medical Group, please visit www.baumanmedical.com or call 1-877-BAUMAN-9 or (561) 394-0024.

 

ABOUT DR. ALAN BAUMAN:

Alan J. Bauman, M.D., founder of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, Florida, is a full-time board-certified and internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon whose pioneering work has been featured extensively in the national and international print and television media, such as Newsweek, The New York Times, Cosmo, Vogue, Allure, Men's Health, Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood and Dateline NBC.

 

Dr. Bauman is recognized within the medical profession as top U.S. medical expert on the treatment of hair loss in men and women. A board-certified hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Bauman was the first to demonstrate ‘live’ the FUE method of hair transplantation at the 2003 International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Orlando Live Surgery Workshop and the first to demonstrate the NeoGraft FUE device at the ISHRS Orlando Live Surgery Workshop in 2010. His practice is divided equally between male and female patients, and Dr. Bauman provides state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and a multi-therapy approach to the medically treatable condition of hair loss. Dr. Bauman is a member and often a featured speaker at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Scientific Meetings. 

 


Use of FDA-Approved PRP Autologel for Hair Transplant Healing

image from farm7.static.flickr.comThe AutoloGel™ System harnesses the patient’s natural healing processes with the delivery of a platelet rich plasma gel containing growth factors, cytokines and chemokines for cell growth and formation of new tissue. By delivering both fibrin matrix and platelet releasate to the wound bed, the AutoloGel System re-establishes the natural balance the body needs to escape the inflammatory phase so restoring the natural healing process. [info and images from http://www.cytomedix.com and http://www.prphairrestoration.com]

At Bauman Medical Group, we are proud to provide FDA-approved Autologel(TM) PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) as an advanced wound healing treatment for accelerating and improving hair transplant recovery.  --Dr. Alan Bauman


Latisse for your dome? Drug thickens thin hair - TODAY Health - TODAY.com

The drug, which in its earliest, unsexiest incarnation existed solely as a glaucoma treatment, is best known as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved wonder drug that can grow and darken your poor listless lashes . Now, it's being tested for a new use: growing hair on your dome.

via today.msnbc.msn.com

See Bauman patient, Rhoda Kelly, and her results from Latisse/bimatoprost on her scalp on NBC TODAY... she has had a improvement in the crown area as well as in the frontal zone. -Dr Bauman


Slideshow of Female NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant Results

As seen in New You Magazine, prominent West Palm Beach Salon/Medical-Spa owner Anushka Blau was concerned about her thinning hair and had tried many non-invasive treatments to reach her goal.

After a complete evaluation by Hair Restoration Physician and hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D., she elected to undergo the latest in minimally-invasive hair transplant surgery "NeoGraft FUE"--a no-scalpel/no-stitch permanent redistribution of living and growing hair follicles.

 

Anushka Blau - "Hair...A Big Beauty Message"

Age 66 Occupation: Owner of Anushka Spa, Salon and Cosmedic Center

Home: Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Procedure: NeoGraft FUE hair transplant

Doctor: Alan J. Bauman, M.D.

With her hair thinning due to age and hormonal changes, Anushka Blau saw a pattern she didn't like. So she decided to undergo hair transplant surgery. Anushka had known Dr. Alan Bauman for many years as a healthcare colleague, and after reading up on the procedure and being convinced about the results, she decided to do the surgery with the Boca Raton doctor. The procedure Dr. Bauman uses is called a Neograft FUE hair transplant, and consists of harvesting individual hair units from the back of the head (aka the donor area) and placing them in the thinning or balding areas on the top of the head. The procedure took a full day and was not painful, says Anushka, who used only Motrin for discomfort. "I had the procedure done on a Tuesday and I was out to a tradeshow on a Sunday," she says. Dr. Bauman explained what to expect, from the first month to the first year, since the hair returns gradually. As predicted, after the third or fourth month Anushka could see hair growing in areas where it had disappeared. "PeopIe who haven't seen me for a while say I look younger," she says. Friends say, "Oh my gosh, your hair is really growing!'" Anushka says that full, healthy hair sends a big beauty message, "When you're hair looks good, you look good."

New You Magazine Fall/Winter 2011

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Watch the slideshow or visit Dr. Bauman's Female NeoGraft FUE Results on Flickr.com

Learn more about NeoGraft FUE hair transplants at Bauman Medical Group.


New Male Pattern Hair Loss Susceptibility variants on chromosome 7p21.1 [Br J Dermatol. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI

Susceptibility variants on chromosome 7p21.1 s... [Br J Dermatol. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI

Abstract

Background:  Male-pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia, AGA) is the most common form of hair loss among humans. Research has shown that it is caused by genetic factors. Numerous studies have unequivocally identified two major genetic risk loci for AGA: the X-chromosomal AR/EDA2R-locus; and the PAX1/FOXA2-locus on chromosome 20. Objectives:  To identify further candidate genes for AGA, and thus gain further insights into this phenotype. Methods:  A German sample of 581 severely affected cases and 617 controls was used to perform a genome-wide association study. The identified associated locus was further analyzed by fine-mapping, and then independently replicated in an Australian sample. Expression and pathway analyses were performed to characterize the identified susceptibility gene. Results:  The most significant association signal was obtained for rs756853 (P=1.64x10(-7) ), which is located intronically in the histone deacetylase 9 (HDAC9) gene. Fine-mapping and a family-based analysis revealed that rs756853 and the 6kb distal rs2249817 were the most highly associated SNPs. The association finding was replicated in an independent Australian sample, when the analysis was restricted to severely affected cases and unaffected controls (P=0.026). Analysis of rs2249817 in a combined sample of severely affected German and Australian cases and unaffected controls revealed a strong association signal with P=9.09x10(-8) . Tissue expression studies demonstrated HDAC9 expression in various tissues, including tissues of relevance to AGA. No strong genotypic effects were observed in genotype-specific expression or splice studies. Pathway analyses supported the hypothesis that HDAC9 plays a functional role in AGA via interaction with the AR gene. Conclusions:  The present study suggests that HDAC9 is the third AGA susceptibility gene.

Copyright © 2011 British Association of Dermatologists.

PMID:
22032556
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Divorce and Hair Loss in Women... tonight on NYU Doctor Radio SiriusXM81 at 6ET

Tonight on Doctor Radio (SiriusXM-81) Thursday November 3rd, 2011 at 6:00pm ET, hair loss expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. will discuss newly presented research that corelates social risk factors like divorce, smoking, alcohol abuse, etc. with hair loss in women. Dr. Alan J. Bauman will also discuss the latest information on the diagnosis and medical management of hereditary hair loss and hair transplant surgery. Topics will also include non-chemcial/non-invasive side-effect free treatments like the new at-home low level laser therapy device, LaserCap as well as the lastest breakthrough in hair transplant comfort: the Ouchless Hair Transplant using the Ouchless Needle (BellaNovus).  Other hair loss treatment options, such as minimally-invasive FUE/NeoGraft hair transplantation, compounded minoxidil (82M), and other hair loss topics will be covered.  South Florida women 35-75 years old may register for FREE 12-week hair thickening clinical trial. More info at http://trial.baumanmedical.com.   Feel free to 'tweet' questions in advance @DrAlanBauman.

Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is a diplomate of the American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and a well-recognized expert in hair transplantation and the medical treatment of hair loss in men and women.  He is the Founder and Medical Director of Bauman Medical Group located in Boca Raton, Florida.


Marital Status, Smoking, Heavy Drinking Increase Risk of Hair Loss for Women | Cision Wire

DENVER – Age and genetics have traditionally been considered the most reliable predictors of both female and male hair loss. However, two new studies involving identical twins, being presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual conference, Plastic Surgery 11 THE Meeting, September 23-27, in Denver, reveal new contributors to hair loss in both women and men. In fact, being a divorcee, widow, heavy smoker or drinker can wreak havoc on one’s hairline, especially if you’re a woman, the studies find.

via www.cisionwire.com

As a hair loss physician, I can say with certainty that social (lifestyle) factors factors play an important role in the progression of thinning hair. It seems like this preliminary study on twins confirms this clinical observation. Dr. Guyuron has recently presented a study that reports a connection between certain social factors (smoking, drinking and divorce) and the development and severity of hair loss in women. --Dr. B.


Marital Status, Smoking, Heavy Drinking Increase Risk of Hair Loss for Women | Cision Wire

DENVER – Age and genetics have traditionally been considered the most reliable predictors of both female and male hair loss. However, two new studies involving identical twins, being presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual conference, Plastic Surgery 11 THE Meeting, September 23-27, in Denver, reveal new contributors to hair loss in both women and men. In fact, being a divorcee, widow, heavy smoker or drinker can wreak havoc on one’s hairline, especially if you’re a woman, the studies find.

via www.cisionwire.com

As a hair loss physician, I can say with certainty that social (lifestyle) factors factors play an important role in the progression of thinning hair. It seems like this preliminary study on twins confirms this clinical observation. Dr. Guyuron has recently presented a study that reports a connection between certain social factors (smoking, drinking and divorce) and the development and severity of hair loss in women. --Dr. B.