WPLG - ABC News - "Hair Loss Myths" Summary:
Hair loss affects millions worldwide, but their are many myths and misconceptions regarding the medical diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of thinning hair and baldness. Consumers and patients should first seek out the advice of a trusted medical professional, certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and experienced in diagnosis and treatment of male and female pattern hair loss. Not all medical professionals have the same level of experience and training. Renowned hair loss expert, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. was asked by ABC News affiliate WPLG in Miami / Ft. Lauderdale to discuss some common hair loss myths...
Brushes, magnets and scalp massages are unlikely to help hair growth.
Powerful, portable devices and consistent use of Laser Therapy can help your scalp produce thicker, healthier looking hair.
Minoxidil will not work on a completely bald area. Also, some people lack an enzyme, called sulfotransferase, which is needed to activate minoxidil, preventing it from being effective.
New Minoxidil Sulfotransferase testing also called "Minoxidil Sensitivity Testing" is now available from Dr. Bauman at Bauman Medical Group if you are not responding to minoxidil/Rogaine.
Bauman patient, Anne Cook, was seen using Pantene AgeDefy Hair Thickening Treatment which visually and measurably improved her hair's thickness and volume.
Major advances in hair transplant like NeoGraft FUE heal faster, more comfortably and leave no linear scar.
However, not everyone is a candidate for a hair transplant.
For more information about hair loss diagnosis, minoxidil sensitivity testing, treatment options, or to see if you are a candidate for a hair transplant, please contact:
Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D.
by visiting http://www.BaumanMedical.com or emailing DoctorB@BaumanMedical.com
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