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Mideast men go under knife for manly mustaches -

(CNN) -- Thick, handsome mustaches have long been prized by men throughout the Middle East as symbols of masculine virility, wisdom and maturity.

But not all mustaches are created equal, and in recent years, increasing numbers of Middle Eastern men have been going under the knife to attain the perfect specimen.

Turkish plastic surgeon Selahattin Tulunay says the number of mustache implants he performs has boomed in the last few years. He now performs 50-60 of the procedures a month, on patients who hail mostly from the Middle East and travel to Turkey as medical tourists.

Although less popular here in the U.S., I have performed quite a few beard, goatee and mustache hair transplants over the years. Congrats to my friend and hair transplant surgeon Dr. Pierre Bouhanna (Paris) who was an expert contributor to this story on CNN. The hair transplant technique (FUE NeoGraft) for mustache restoration or enhancement is the same used for sideburns, beards and eyebrows...    Keep in mind we can also use the beard hair as a source for restoring scalp coverage. So I guess it can go either way!

--Dr. Alan Bauman

Real Patient Ratings and Reviews for Dr. Alan Bauman Hair Transplant Surgeon

Real Patient Ratings for Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman

If you're thinking about having hair transplant surgery, you want to make the best choice possible. Ratings and reviews can help you. The hair transplant surgeons who participate in Real Patient Ratings (RPR) are committed to helping you get an "insider" view of their patient care and communication. They are committed to transparency and actively seek patient feedback. They engage to independently survey all of their patients.

To read real reviews of Dr. Alan Bauman, hair transplant procedures, PRP and more, visit

Behind the Scenes WPBF25 ABC News features HairCheck + HairCoach

This is a behind the scenes and screen-grab slideshow of wpbf25 ABC News report on the breakthrough HairCheck device which measures hair breakage and hair loss. Dr. Alan Bauman's certified HairCoach program graduate Lauren Donald of Bond Street Salon in Delray Beach, FL was among the first national graduates of the educational program. She was interviewed by ABC affiliate WPBF25 regarding her motivation for participating in the educational program for cosmetologists. If you are a hairstylist, licensed cosmetologist, salon or spa owner or other professional and are passionate about helping those with hair loss, visit

Hair Coach Certification Featured on WPBF25 ABC News Palm Beach

Hair Loss Expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman Launches Nation’s First “Certified Hair Coach” Training Program for Hair Stylists and Salons

PR Web Summary: Internationally renowned hair loss physician Dr. Alan J. Bauman recently launched the first ‘Certified Hair Coach’ program in the U.S. to train hair stylists and salons on how to help men and women who are concerned about hair loss. The program is unique because it provides consumers with actionable information by combining scientific hair tracking measurements with a series of non-invasive, easy-to-follow hair improvement plans and options. Early intervention is key to fighting hair loss and thinning, as once it has become apparent to the naked eye, 50 percent of the hair may already be gone. Delray Beach-based Bond Street Salon and S’Criage Spa & Salon in Coconut Creek are the first in the nation to attain the Bauman Certified Hair Coach™ designation and offer this new service to their clients. The next certification class is December 10th in Boca Raton.


November 20, 2012

Boca Raton, Florida - One of the first conversations hair loss sufferers have about their concerns isn’t with their doctor, significant other or friend - more often than not, it’s with their trusted barber or stylist. With that in mind, internationally renowned hair loss expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman recently launched the country’s first Bauman Certified Hair Coach™ program to teach hair stylists and salons how to help consumers by catching hair loss early, tracking it, and understanding what they can do to fight it.

ABC Television News Station WPBF Channel 25 in West Palm Beach recently reported on Bauman’s new Hair Coach program and its innovative solutions for salon owners, stylists and consumers. Watch the TV news report

“Over the past 15 years, I’ve treated thousands of men and women suffering from hair loss,” said Dr. Bauman, founder of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton and a board-certified hair restoration physician. “In many cases, these patients weren’t aware that they had hair loss until it became very noticeable. By the time hair loss is visible to the untrained eye, you’ve already lost 50 percent of your hair in that area. Early hair loss intervention is key, which is why our specially trained, compassionate and caring hair stylists and salons are so important - they’re the first line of defense to help men and women catch it early.”

The Bauman Certified Hair Coach™ program is a day-long interactive, hands-on training class that teaches cosmetologists, salon owners and other beauty professionals how to identify the early signs of hair loss and gather scientific and highly accurate hair measurements with the new HairCheck® device. Hair Coach graduates also have ongoing access through Dr. Bauman and his program to the latest news and information in hair loss research, medical treatments, minimally invasive hair transplants and future treatments like stem cell therapy and hair multiplication, popularly known as “hair cloning.”

“We believe healthy hair makes people look better and feel happier,” said Andres Gonzalez, VP of Business Development at Bauman Medical Group.  “This program is unique because it measures and tracks hair loss, and thanks to their Bauman Certified Hair Coach, the client can start doing something about their situation right away. We empower beauty professionals with the necessary tools and information that can lead to them having happier clients who keep coming back again and again.”

Dr. Bauman recently graduated the first class of certified Hair Coaches and another class is scheduled for December 10th at Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton.

Bond Street Salon in Delray Beach, Florida is the first Palm Beach County salon to attain the designation as a Bauman Certified Hair Coach. “We’re excited to receive this specialized training from Dr. Bauman as the issues of hair loss and hair breakage is one that comes up frequently with our clients,” said Lauren Donald, owner of Bond Street Salon. “As an established treatment-based salon, this program resonates very well with our existing philosophy.” 

Bauman Certified Hair Coaches offer the following advantages:

•          Know how to help men and women suffering from hair thinning and hair loss

•          Provide HairCheck Consultations to measure the volume and density of the hair and over time, determine if any problems exist - such as emerging hair loss or hair breakage

•          Incorporate Dr. Bauman’s trusted and proven hair-related programs that add value by helping clients with their hair loss concerns, increasing bookings and reinforcing client loyalty


What is a HairCheck™?

A key part of the Bauman Certified Hair Coach program is the ability to offer HairCheck Consultations to customers. HairCheck represents a non-invasive way to measure and track the amount of hair growing in a given area of the scalp (called the Hair Mass Index or "Hair Number").  The HairCheck device is a highly sensitive hand-held ‘trichometer’, which measures hair caliber and hair density together and expresses them as a single number.  It can also measure the percentage of hair breakage, which is a common cause of hair loss.

Tracking these numbers can help determine the extent and rate of the client's hair loss and/or breakage and inform them of any changes over time. 

For salon owners, cosmetologists and other professionals interested in applying for the certification class to become a Bauman Certified Hair Coach, visit


For consumers interested in finding a Bauman Certified Hair Coach near them, visit This directory is still in the early stages, but over the next few months, and as more classes are scheduled, new salons will be added. Visitors can also recommend that a salon or spa near them become certified by entering their information on the website. 


The Bauman Certified Hair Coach program is rolling out nationally in collaboration with the Global Beauty Institute.  “This new certification represents an amazing opportunity for professionals in the hair and beauty industry by empowering them with information to help their existing clients with a much needed service,” explains JoAnn Fass, Global Beauty Institute Founder and National Educator.  “With the advancement of technology in the beauty industry, and thanks to Dr. Bauman’s proven program, this new and exciting information about hair loss and hair breakage will undoubtedly enhance the ability to keep the world young and beautiful.” For more information about the Global Beauty Institute visit


A portion of this program’s profits supports “Operation Restore,” the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s (ISHRS) Pro Bono Hair Restoration Program through a monetary contribution to their Annual Giving Fund.  Operation Restore provides free hair transplant surgery and travel expenses to and from the participating surgeon for patients who have suffered hair loss from trauma or accidents. Patients suffering from hair loss due to disease or trauma and cannot afford hair restoration surgery are encouraged to apply to the ISHRS’s Operation Restore program.  Applications are available through Bauman Medical Group or the ISHRS website,, and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Pro Bono Committee of the ISHRS.


About Dr. Alan J. 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, started with NeoGraft FUE in 2008 and was 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.  To learn more about Dr. Bauman, for the latest hair loss facts and treatments, or to schedule a consultation, visit


Breakthrough Cosmetic Products Secret to Thicker Healthier Hair - Redbook Article

When Redbook wanted to educate its more than 2,000,000 beauty-conscious readers about the latest cosmetic products for thicker healthier hair, they sought the advice of internationally recognized hair loss expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, FL who has helped thousands of women diagnose, treat, measure and monitor their hair loss and hair growth since 1997.


Audio Podcast Interview on Eyebrow and Eyelash Transplants w Dr Barry Lyka

Eyebrow restoration and eyelash transplant are the focus of this weeks expert interview. Why? Well thicker fuller eyebrows are making a comeback, a trend fueled by celebrities and fashion shows. So if you have been guilty of over-plucking and over-tweezing your eyebrows, or have a trauma to the area which prevents eyebrows from growing as you want – listen here. Join Dr Lycka and guest Dr Alan Bauman from Boca Raton, Florida, a world renowned hair transplantation surgeon, as the two doctors discuss eyebrow restoration and eyelash transplants. Dr Bauman explains all aspects of the two procedures from initial contact thru to finished result, including details on how the eyebrow restoration and eyelash transplant processes are designed, how they are performed, and all aspects of recovery, after-care and when to expect the final results. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a world-recognized authority on these two delicate but effective procedures.

Listen to Dr. Bauman's Interview with Dr. Barr Lycka Download Inside Cosmetic Surgery - EyelashTransplant

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.

Courtney Cox - New Pantene Expert Collection Combats Signs of Hair Aging

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As a pioneer of hair health research, Pantene continues to break ground with the introduction of the new Pantene Expert Collection, a premium offering of products that helps meet the needs of women’s most demanding hair issues. Addressing the needs of both aging hair and extreme hair damage, the Expert Collection brings two new premium hair care lines to Pantene: AgeDefy and Advanced+ Keratin Repair. Designed for women who prefer an elevated level of care, the products utilize Pantene’s most advanced technologies and help women experience healthy hair with luster, bounce, and damage repair.

Beginning in October 2012, raven-haired beauty Courteney Cox will appear in elements of the brand’s holistic marketing campaign, including TV and print advertising, in-store displays, digital, public relations and iMedia.

“The new Expert Collection marks an important milestone for Pantene, presenting 10 years of cutting-edge research with expert results,” says Kevin Crociata, Marketing Director of North American Hair Care at Procter & Gamble. “With our most advanced technologies and ingredients, the Expert Collection will give women whose hair has seen it all, done it all and tried it all, a newfound love for their hair.”

Courtney Cox (and her beautiful hair) will have great appeal for women who are looking to slow, stop and reverse the effects of age on their hair. Courtney Cox truly epitomizes Pantene's "AgeDefy" marquee!

Defy Your Age: shopping:; New AgeDefy Hair Thickener


AgeDefy Hair Thickening product is a new cosmetic offering from Pantene's Expert Collection. Innovative technology including caffeine and panthenol helps hair look and feel younger.

Hair thinning is a prevalent problem among women and one of the signs of aging hair. Therefore, Pantene’s new AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment was the catalyst for the creation of the full AgeDefy line. In collaboration with Olay Scientists, Pantene Scientists discovered that a unique and precise combination of trusted anti-aging skin ingredients - caffeine niacinamide and panthenol can impact hair. This discovery led to the development of the Thickening Treatment, which thickens existing fibers, so it’s as if up to 6,500 hair strands have been added. Courtney Cox will be the Pantene Ambassador for the AgeDefy and Advanced+ Keratin Repair product line for P&G. I noticed that Allure magazine had this special offer for their readers. -Dr Alan Bauman

AutoloGel PRP enhances healing after hair transplantation

AutoloGel™ PRP Enhances Healing After Hair Transplantation

Today, more and more doctors performing hair transplantation are using AutoloGel PRP to help wounds heal faster and reduce the cosmetic downtime from a hair transplant procedure. AutoloGel is used to accelerate the body’s recovery mechanisms and create an optimal environment for wound healing to occur comfortably and quickly.

Studies show that a wound needs three elements to heal naturally and quickly:

  • Moisture
  • Nutrients
  • Cellular growth factors and proteins

Once you hair transplant procedure has been completed, Dr. Alan Bauman and his surgical team will apply AutoloGel PRP immediately after transplantation to stimulate the natural healing process. AutoloGel PRP contains an ingredient obtained directly from your blood, called “platelets.”

PRP – platelet rich plasma – helps keep the wound moist like a biologic bandage and delivers the body’s own growth factors and nutrients.  AutoloGel PRP contains activated platelets and promotes natural healing without side effects or risks.

Platelets are crucial to the healing of wounds.  In order for a wound to heal naturally, it must have the growth factors provided by platelets.  PRP harnesses each person’s own natural healing processes, delivering the growth factors and nutrients that help cells grow and new tissue to form.  PRP can restore the balance in the wound environment to help hair transplants heal naturally with less redness, less crusting and less swelling.

Dr. Alan J. Bauman and every member of his hair transplant team have successfully completed the Cytomedix™ AutoloGel System Certification Training on the AutoloGel System for Surgical Hair Restoration as of August 24, 2011.  Dr. Bauman was one of the first hair transplant surgeons in the world to have his entire surgical team certified to offer AutoloGel PRP wound healing.

AutoloGel PRP reduces scalp scabbing, swelling and redness

A study by RJ Reese, shows that patients receiving AutoloGel PRP after hair transplant had improved healing compared to those who did not receive AutoloGel.

All PRP’s are not alike.  Only one is FDA-cleared for wound care: AutoloGel PRP. Because the term PRP can be applied to any platelet rich plasma product, it may be misleading.  PRP products can vary according to their production process and the end results can be vastly different.   There is only one PRP available that is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for wound care: AutoloGel PRP.  Dr. Alan J. Bauman and the surgical team at Bauman Medical Group is proud to offer the only FDA-approved PRP regimen with every single hair transplant procedure performed. 


Reese RJ, A single-blinded, randomized controlled study of the use of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) as a medium to reduce scalp hair transplant adverse events. Hair Transplant Forum Int’l, March/April 2008:pp 51-52.