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Hair Loss Expert Dr. Bauman To Discuss LaserCap on Lifetime's Suzanne Show

 

Dr. Alan J. Bauman will discuss hair loss and advancements in low-level laser therapy with Suzanne Somers on October 3rd.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) September 26, 2012

On Wednesday, October 3rd, Suzanne Somers, the eponymous host of Lifetime Channel’s, The Suzanne Show will be discussing hair loss and new alternative treatments for patients with nationally prominent hair restoration expert, Dr. Alan. J. Bauman.

The new talk show, featuring Suzanne Somers, who is known in the medical community as a passionate healthcare advocate, will include health tips, wide ranging education segments, and discussions on top critical health issues. Since over 50 million American men and 30 million women suffer from hair loss, and spend over $2 billion each year on treatments, the topic is a natural fit for the show, which focuses on educating viewers on how to live a healthy, full and ageless life.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to discuss hair loss with The Suzanne Show and hope that viewers are empowered by the new drug-free and non-invasive technologies available to treat and prevent hair loss,” said Dr. Bauman, who has treated more than 15,000 hair loss suffers since 1997. “Our goal is to help consumers understand that hair loss is no longer inevitable,” says Dr. Bauman who points out on the show that there exists a wide range of non-invasive treatment options for the millions of men and women who suffer from hair loss.

The Suzanne Show strategically partners with physicians and health experts who share Suzanne’s beliefs in progressive medicine and integrative health therapies. When Dr. Alan Bauman had the opportunity to meet Suzanne Somers at a major international medical conference, they discussed his holistic, multi-therapy approach to the treatment of hair loss that meshed, according to Dr. Bauman, “perfectly with Suzanne’s philosophy and direction of the show.” Says, Dr. Bauman, “Suzanne and I both agreed that her audience would appreciate the benefits of this new advanced technology as a way to treat hair loss.”

As a nationally recognized expert in the field of hair restoration, Dr. Bauman will discuss the drug-free LaserCap, the first device of its kind and the latest breakthrough in laser therapy for the scalp. The "hands-free” device offers the power of a clinical laser therapy unit in a cordless, rechargeable, discreet treatment device that literally 'fits under your hat' for non-chemical, non-invasive, pain-free treatment almost anywhere, anytime.

“The LaserCap is unique among low level laser therapy devices because it doesn't require the patient to stand in front of a mirror for 10-15 minutes, manually 'combing' the area, as with hand-held comb lasers,” commented Bauman. “This is an exciting new tool for hair loss sufferers as it allows them a discreet treatment option that can easily be combined with exercise, work or even grocery shopping. And it works.”

In recent years, low-level laser therapy has become more accepted in the treatment of hair loss, evidenced by FDA clearances of one specific brand of comb-laser, an in-office clinical device and a dramatic increase in prescriptions by hair restoration physicians.

“Laser therapy has become a valuable tool for patients with hair loss, and allows patients a drug-free and side effect-free option,” explained Bauman, who has treated thousands of patients with laser therapy in his Boca Raton, FL offices for more than ten years.

About LaserCap and Low Level Laser Therapy:

  • Laser therapy is a non-chemical, non-invasive way to help men and women grow thicker and healthier looking hair.
  • LaserCap fits into and under any hat, which when put on, gives patients complete coverage of their scalp.
  • LaserCap has over 220 diodes, making it the most powerful portable laser therapy device for the scalp.
  • In addition to LaserCap, there are numerous other products currently out on the market, such as laser combs and brushes, helmets and in-office clinical laser 'hoods.'

Laser therapy, like other non-invasive hair growth treatments, is no ‘miracle cure,’ but it is an important tool in the treatment of damaged hair, thinning hair and hair loss. For more information on what kind of results you might achieve with laser therapy or how laser therapy can be added to your 'multi-therapy' hair restoration regimen, please visit http://www.baumanmedical.com or call 1-877-BAUMAN-9 or +1 561-394-0024.

To learn more about the LaserCap and to watch a live demonstration, tune in on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7 a.m. on the Lifetime Channel. For more information on The Suzanne Show, or to enter the show’s ultimate health giveaway, visit the show’s website at http://www.thesuzanneshow.tv.

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’s Radio Show: “Live Hair on the Air” – http://www.LiveHair.TV
Dr. Bauman has recently launched his own half-hour radio show, “Live Hair on the Air, (http://www.LiveHair.TV) that currently airs on multiple Clear Channel radio stations in Florida. Co-hosted by one of South Florida’s top radio personalities, Kevin Rolston, the front man of WILD 95.5 FM’s the “Kevin, Virginia, Jason” morning show, who recently underwent a live on air hair transplant from Dr. Bauman that was streamed to a global audience of nearly 75,000 viewers from 22 countries. The high production value radio show, complete with song parodies and assorted comedy elements about hair loss from around the web, popular culture and television, is not just informative and educational but fun and entertaining. As reported in the nation’s leading radio industry trade magazine, “Jockline,” Rolston is the first disc jockey/radio announcer in the country to undergo a live on air hair transplant. (http://www.LiveHair.tv)

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.


"Stealth Shave" Hides Hair Transplant Donor Area After NeoGraft FUE

image from farm3.staticflickr.com

Photo:  An FUE NeoGraft donor area using a “Stealth-Shave” approach by Dr. Alan J. Bauman.  The donor area photos seen here after 24 hours after NeoGraft FUE harvesting/transplantation of approximately 1000 grafts. [Left Photo: His hair is combed up to reveal the healing donor area. Look closely above the top stealth-shave area. In the unshaven donor zone, you can see a linear scar from a strip-harvest that remains hidden. Right Photo: This photo was taken a moment later, after the hair was combed down to cover the harvested donor area.]  

Many patients incorrectly assume that in order to have a NeoGraft FUE hair transplant procedure, they need to shave their head.  This is NOT the case.  For procedures of less than 1600 follicular unit grafts, it is very common for patients to have what we call a ‘stealth shave’ of the donor area.  A “stealth-shave” for extraction allows the surrounding donor hair to hide the location where the harvesting of hair follicles is performed so that it remains hidden while healing.

Patients who opt for the stealth-shave option typically do so because they do not want to (or cannot) undergo a total shave of the donor area.   If you are a professional with limited downtime, a stealth-shave can keep your FUE hair transplant a secret. 

What is an FUE ‘stealth-shave?’

A stealth-shave is a small horizontal shaved area where FUE NeoGraft harvesting can be performed.  It is usually a long, thin area that is no taller than a fingers-breadth (about ¾” or 1.5cm).   Usually, at least two small shaves are performed in order to allow access to enough harvestable hair follicles for transplantation. 

What NeoGraft FUE patients typically request a ‘stealth-shave?’

Do I have enough hair length to cover a ‘stealth-shave?’

As long as you have approximately one and a half inches (4cm) of hair length, you should be able to cover a standard stealth-shave.  A good rule is if you can easily hide your finger held horizontally against the back of your scalp and cover your finger with the hair above it, you can hide the stealth-shave.

Do you harvest all of the hair follicles located within the stealth-shaved area?

No.  Only a small percentage of hair follicles are taken from the shaved donor area, so when the area is healed and the surrounding hair grows to a normal length, the area will be completely indistinguishable from other areas.

What are the drawbacks of a stealth-shave approach?

If a stealth-shave is used instead of a ‘total-shave’ of the donor area, the main impact is the total amount of hair follicles that can be harvested.  Typically, less than 1600 grafts can be harvested from an average ‘stealth-shave’ area.  Contrast this with a ‘total-shave’ of the donor area, which can normally yield over 3,000 follicular unit grafts over the course of two days.

Is some sort of donor area shave always required for FUE NeoGraft harvesting?

Yes.  Due to the process of FUE, some area of the donor zone must be shaved in order to harvest hair follicles.

 

For more information on NeoGraft FUE “no scalpel, no stitch” donor area harvesting, which leaves no linear scar, please visit http://www.baumanmedical.com. Dr. Alan Bauman was the first board-certified Hair Restoration Physician in North America to routinely transplant his patients with the NeoGraft FUE device.

Dr. Bauman and his team have performed over 6,000 hair transplant procedures since 1997, and he has performed FUE procedures for over ten years. Today, over 95% of all hair transplants performed at Bauman Medical Group are done using the FUE NeoGraft method.


"Stealth Shave" Hides Hair Transplant Donor Area After NeoGraft FUE

image from farm3.staticflickr.com

Photo:  An FUE NeoGraft donor area using a “Stealth-Shave” approach by Dr. Alan J. Bauman.  The donor area photos seen here after 24 hours after NeoGraft FUE harvesting/transplantation of approximately 1000 grafts. [Left Photo: His hair is combed up to reveal the healing donor area. Look closely above the top stealth-shave area. In the unshaven donor zone, you can see a linear scar from a strip-harvest that remains hidden. Right Photo: This photo was taken a moment later, after the hair was combed down to cover the harvested donor area.]  

Many patients incorrectly assume that in order to have a NeoGraft FUE hair transplant procedure, they need to shave their head.  This is NOT the case.  For procedures of less than 1600 follicular unit grafts, it is very common for patients to have what we call a ‘stealth shave’ of the donor area.  A “stealth-shave” for extraction allows the surrounding donor hair to hide the location where the harvesting of hair follicles is performed so that it remains hidden while healing.

Patients who opt for the stealth-shave option typically do so because they do not want to (or cannot) undergo a total shave of the donor area.   If you are a professional with limited downtime, a stealth-shave can keep your FUE hair transplant a secret. 

What is an FUE ‘stealth-shave?’

A stealth-shave is a small horizontal shaved area where FUE NeoGraft harvesting can be performed.  It is usually a long, thin area that is no taller than a fingers-breadth (about ¾” or 1.5cm).   Usually, at least two small shaves are performed in order to allow access to enough harvestable hair follicles for transplantation. 

What NeoGraft FUE patients typically request a ‘stealth-shave?’

Do I have enough hair length to cover a ‘stealth-shave?’

As long as you have approximately one and a half inches (4cm) of hair length, you should be able to cover a standard stealth-shave.  A good rule is if you can easily hide your finger held horizontally against the back of your scalp and cover your finger with the hair above it, you can hide the stealth-shave.

Do you harvest all of the hair follicles located within the stealth-shaved area?

No.  Only a small percentage of hair follicles are taken from the shaved donor area, so when the area is healed and the surrounding hair grows to a normal length, the area will be completely indistinguishable from other areas.

What are the drawbacks of a stealth-shave approach?

If a stealth-shave is used instead of a ‘total-shave’ of the donor area, the main impact is the total amount of hair follicles that can be harvested.  Typically, less than 1600 grafts can be harvested from an average ‘stealth-shave’ area.  Contrast this with a ‘total-shave’ of the donor area, which can normally yield over 3,000 follicular unit grafts over the course of two days.

Is some sort of donor area shave always required for FUE NeoGraft harvesting?

Yes.  Due to the process of FUE, some area of the donor zone must be shaved in order to harvest hair follicles.

 

For more information on NeoGraft FUE “no scalpel, no stitch” donor area harvesting, which leaves no linear scar, please visit http://www.baumanmedical.com. Dr. Alan Bauman was the first board-certified Hair Restoration Physician in North America to routinely transplant his patients with the NeoGraft FUE device.

Dr. Bauman and his team have performed over 6,000 hair transplant procedures since 1997, and he has performed FUE procedures for over ten years. Today, over 95% of all hair transplants performed at Bauman Medical Group are done using the FUE NeoGraft method.


Eyebrow transplant patients request celebrity eyebrows - NY POST article

Eyebrow-Transplant NYPost DrBauman The trend in eyebrows is for a fuller, thicker brow for the framing of the eye. For those that have overplucked or have thinned out over time, eyebrow transplantation is a permanent way to restore living and growing eyebrows, beyond the two-dimensional pencil or tattoo. At Bauman Medical Group, Dr. Alan Bauman often uses the less invasive NeoGraft FUE technique for hair follicle harvesting which requires no scalpel and no stitches in the donor area and leaves no linear scar. Artistic eyebrow design and meticulous hair follicle placement allows for the permanent restoration of eyebrows weakened or damaged by overplucking or age-related thinning. Want a new shape, but not sure what eyebrow 'look' would work for you? A simple consultation with Dr. Bauman can help determine which eyebrow design would enhance your eye-area. Eyebrow Transplantation is a relatively short, comfortable, outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia using the FDA-approved "Ouchless Needle." Most patients do not require pain medication after one day and cosmetic recovery of the skin takes about a week. Trimming, once the follicles are growing, is mandatory. For more information on Dr. Alan Bauman's eyebrow or eyelash transplants, please contact Bauman Medical Group at http://www.baumanmedical.com or doctorb@baumanmedical.com

Skinny is out. Fuller thicker eyebrows are trending.

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Excerpt from Thursday, Sept 20th 2012, New York Post (jridley@nypost.com):

[hair transplant specialist...] Dr. Alan Bauman, believes the trend for fuller brows began with haute couture models on the runways about four years ago. It reached the mainstream more recently when A-list stars like Angelina Jolie and Fox started embracing the look.

“It’s definitely become more desirable,” says Bauman, who performs between three and five such procedures per month, about double the number he did in 2008.

Homemaker Kelly Krauss, 44, of Tewksbury, NJ — a reformed overplucker — cherishes her new, fuller eyebrows and follows a strict maintenance regime of combing and trimming in front of the mirror.

Before her transplants, she used to wear a baseball cap because she was so self-conscious about people seeing her face. “I had bald spots all across my brows and scar tissue from picking at the skin,” says Krauss, who longed to have distinctive eyebrows like actress Brooke Shields.

Krauss’ husband, Charlie, an attorney, worried how much it was affecting her confidence and, after searching on the Internet, encouraged her to go ahead with the transplant.

“Fixing my eyebrows was the best decision I ever made,” says Krauss, who paid about $5,000 for the procedure. “I love the fuller look, and people say it looks very natural.”

Similarly Vinny Sarro, a 41-year-old mom of four, is getting used to her brows being praised after having the treatment in March.

“My eyebrows started thinning when I was about 27, just like my mom and my sister,” she says. “I penciled them in and colored them and did permanent makeup, but I wanted to experiment with something new.”

She calls the $5,500 cost of the surgery “money well spent.”

“It took about an hour and an half per eyebrow, and didn’t hurt at all,” says Sarro, of New Fairfield, Conn. “Now you can’t tell the difference between the natural hairs in my eyebrows and the ones which were transplanted.”

Bauman also believes more women are being drawn to the procedure because the technology has advanced so much.

“We use a minimally invasive technique known as Neograft, where the follicles can be taken out and re-implanted in the skin without the need for stitches,” he explains. “It just feels like you got a sunburn for the day.

“The recovery period is much shorter and, though there is a period of six to 12 weeks where the hairs fall out and reappear as stubble, [as the follicles regenerate] well over 90 percent of the transplanted follicles will grow new hair within six to nine months of the surgery.”

But he offers a word of caution. “People might ask to look like certain celebrities, but we have to work with their hair type and face shape to make sure they get the best possible eyebrow design for each patient,” he says. “A lot of artistry goes into it, and it is very individual.”

There’s also the issue of plastic surgery begetting more plastic surgery.

“I am really happy with my brows right now,” says Jordan. “My boyfriend doesn’t understand, of course, but I can see myself going back to have more hairs transplanted in the future.”

jridley@nypost.com

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WSJ reports Vitamin D key for baldness cure and hair growth

Source: online.wsj.com via Alan on Pinterest

 

Shirley S. Wang (WSJ) reports:

"Much of the research in the field is focused on vitamin D. The receptor—the lock to which the vitamin D key binds—activates hair growth, rather than the vitamin itself, says Marie Demay, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who pioneered much of this work.
Biochemist Yuko Oda and a team at the VA Medical Center San Francisco and the University of California, San Francisco, recently found a molecule, called MED, that appears to suppress the actions of the receptor. In a study published in December in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, they found that mice generated more hair after the gene that codes for MED in their skin was knocked out, suggesting a target for gene therapy.
Dr. Demay and colleagues last year found another molecule called LEF1 that also activates the vitamin D receptor, and can do so without the presence of vitamin D. The next step will be to demonstrate that activating the receptor in this way would actually produce hair, says Dr. Demay. If these molecules activate the vitamin D receptor, they change the "fate" of the cells into hair cells, Dr. Oda says. The work was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo recently added vitamin D supplements to the medium in which they were growing dermal papilla cells, hoping to spur more uncommitted stem cells to become active follicles.
In rats, the scientists found more stem cells were coaxed into becoming follicles when vitamin D was used in the final phase of growing the cells than those not treated, says Kotaro Yoshimura, a professor in the department of plastic surgery who was the senior author on the paper. In addition, more of those follicles matured to produce hair, raising the hope that this might lead to improved hair transplants in the future. The study appeared in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
Currently, hair transplants can only get single hair from one follicle "but we want to make 1,000 hairs from one follicle," one after the next, says Dr. Yoshimura. They are now teaming up with two other sets of researchers and planning a clinical trial.
A challenge for researchers is that vitamin D has many functions in the body, such as improving bone growth. Taking too much vitamin D can have negative side effects such as calcium accumulation in the blood causing weakness or kidney problems, according to the Mayo Clinic. So it is important that any potential treatment be finely targeted. "We're really aiming to manipulate vitamin D or vitamin D receptors only in the skin," Dr. Oda says."

Read the complete article at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443921504577643442954317340.html

--Results of this reasearch on vitamin D receptors in the skin and what it can actually do for patients with hair loss is, of course, many years off.  For today, those with male or female pattern baldness can seek the advice of a hair restoration physician who can provide medical treatments (like Minoxidil 82M, finasteride, bimatoprost/latisse) as well as minimally-invasive hair transplant surgery (NeoGraft FUE).  Seek treatments from doctors who routinely perform the procedures and evaluations on a regular basis... not a part-time or newbie physician. Congratulations to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) for the mention in the article. --Dr. Alan Bauman,  Bauman Medical Group Hair Transplants and Hair Loss Treatments in Florida