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Male Hair Loss Treatments and Transplants on NYU Doctor Radio Tonight

Tune in to NYU Doctor Radio, SiriusXM-81 for Hair Loss Q+A


Tonight, Wednesday August 21st, 2013 on NYU’s Doctor Radio/SiriusXM 81 at 7:30pm EDT [2330 GMT] ‘live’ with special medical guest, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD – Medical Director of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, FL.

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month!  What’s new in the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss? Can a hair transplant be truly 100% undetectable?  Does laser therapy really work to improve hair growth?  What is Vampire PRP Platelet Rich Plasma?  How do you find a qualified “Hair Doctor?”  Are your hair growth treatments working? 

Renowned hair loss expert and American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery Diplomate, Dr. Alan J. Bauman MD, will be on hand “live” to give the latest updates on how to prevent baldness by maintaining and restoring your own living and growing hair.  

Topics to include hair loss diagnosis and tracking with HairCheck measurements, ‘better than Rogaine’ topical medications like Formula 82M, portable and powerful non-chemical/non-invasive low level laser therapy using LaserCap, Vampire PRP Platelet Rich Plasma, as well as the latest less-invasive NeoGraft FUE hair transplant which leaves no linear scar.

Tonight, August 21st, 2013 on NYU’s Doctor Radio / SiriusXM 81 at 7:30pm EDT [2330 GMT].

Call in with questions during the show: 877-NYU-DOCS.

Tweet questions in advance to @DrAlanBauman.


Voting now open for "Battle of the Balding" free hair transplant contest from LiveHair.TV

Boca Raton, Florida (August 21, 2013) – Help one man overcome baldness and regain a full head of hair. From now through Labor Day weekend (September 2nd 2013), the public is asked to vote for one lucky winner in Dr. Alan J. Bauman’s “Battle of the Balding” championship at www.LiveHair.TV/contest. The prize, worth $5,000, is a free state-of-the-art NeoGraft FUE hair transplant. 

The two lucky “Battle of the Balding” contest finalists are Cary Roman, 48, an event promoter and Steve Wilson, 49, a facility planner. Both men are from South Florida.

Wilson and Roman entered the contest after hearing about it from Kevin Rolston, the front man on a top rated morning radio program, the “Kevin, Jason, Virginia” Show that currently airs on 97.3 FM The Coast in Miami. In July last year, after complaining publicly about his hair loss for more than 13 years, Rolston became a recent member of Bauman’s “Follicle Fan Club” after receiving a minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE hair transplant procedure from Bauman that was broadcast live via the Internet to a global audience of more than 75,000 viewers from 22 countries. Rolston gained national notoriety throughout the radio broadcast industry as the first disc jockey to undergo a live NeoGraft FUE hair transplant on the air. His surgery was “broadcast” to three different media entities simultaneously, including live streaming audio that could be heard by his South Florida fans and also video that played on the stations’ website real-time.

Bauman’s contest, which coincides with August’s National Hair Loss Awareness Month, is being promoted via all major social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and is using #BattleoftheBalding for trending.  To watch the two contestant videos, learn more about hair loss options, vote for your favorite to win and share this contest with others, go to www.LiveHair.TV/contest

“My goal with this contest is to raise awareness about the causes of and treatments for hair loss,” said Bauman, medical director of the Bauman Medical Group. “More than 80 million men and women suffer from hair loss in this country, but it’s important to remember that baldness and thinning are now treatable conditions. Early intervention is key, as well as utilizing a multi-therapy approach as prescribed by a qualified hair restoration specialist. For patients who need the ultimate weapon in the battle against baldness, artistically performed NeoGraft FUE is the top choice. This minimally invasive, no-stitch/no-scalpel follicular unit extraction transplant creates a full, natural-looking hairline with zero risk of linear scarring and little downtime.”

Bauman has treated more than 15,000 hair loss suffers since 1997 and is considered one of the world’s top medical experts on hair loss, having been regularly featured in the country’s leading print, radio and television media.

According to Bauman, who medically clears all patients prior to their procedures, both men’s hair loss symptoms are classic.  “The combination of Cary’s and Steve’s age, along with possible hereditary, environmental and lifestyle factors, all tend to lead to the extreme hair thinning and areas that are hard to cover. Having been medically cleared, both men are absolutely ideal candidates to get results from the most technologically advanced, minimally invasive and virtually undetectable hair transplant procedure that I personally perform in my clinic on a daily basis.”

The winner will receive a Free NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant – Value - $5,000.

This is the state-of-the-art hair transplant procedure that Bauman has become world-famous for performing. Using the most sophisticated technology, the NeoGraft FUE device allows Bauman to artfully harvest and transplant individual living and growing hair follicles with faster recovery and no tell-tale linear scar.  Value: $5,000

The contestant videos and voting is available at:  

About Dr. Alan J. Bauman

Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is a full time hair transplant surgeon who has treated over 15,000 patients and performed over 6,000 surgical procedures since starting his hair loss practice, Bauman Medical Group, P.A. in 1997 located in Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Bauman received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College and surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.  Dr. Bauman is one of approximately 100 physicians worldwide to achieve certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.  He has been an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery as a participant and lecturer at numerous Annual Scientific Meetings and Live Surgery Workshops.

Dr. Bauman is an author of textbook chapters on the science of hair care and hair transplantation, including eyelash transplant surgery, and has been extensively featured in the world’s leading media as a medical expert and successful early-adopter of some of the most advanced technologies in the treatment of hair loss such as laser therapy and NeoGraft FUE hair transplantation.

Dr. Bauman has been featured extensively in the world’s leading media in print, radio and television as a medical expert and successful early-adopter of the most advanced technologies in the treatment of hair loss. Appearances, interviews and profiles include the Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood and Dateline NBC among other TV appearances. Newspaper and Magazine articles and feature stories include The New York Times, Newsweek, Cosmo, Vogue, Allure, O – The Oprah Magazine and Men’s Health among others.

Oprah Wigs Out About HAIR! - Sep 2013 "O Magazine"

September 2013 - "O - The Oprah Magazine"- Interview w/ renowned hair loss expert, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D.

There is no bigger "big-wig" than Oprah... and if you doubt that, all you need to do is check the cover of the Sep '13 issue of "O" where you'll find Oprah wearing a 3.5lb wig she calls "Wild Thang."   Timed perfectly to appear in Mid-August, which is the AAD's 13th Annual National Hair Loss Awareness Month, Oprah covers everything you need to know about hair... and hair loss.  On p152, there's a discussion about the significant psychological impact of hair loss and how it makes one feel, "What we could once bend (or straighten or color) to our will feels suddenly, terrifyingly beyond our control."

During my interview with the folks at "O" a few months back, we discussed medical treatments, surgical options, cosmetic 'quick fixes' as well as the future of hair loss treatments.

In the final article, a comprehensive discussion of the modern medical treatments for the most common type of hair loss: chronic, genetic, hereditary female pattern hair loss was included.  "Three Good Bets" recommended are topical minoxidil, anti-androgen pharmaceuticals, and hair transplantation. At Bauman Medical Group, we've been prescribing these therapies and more for many years.

As far as Minoxidil goes, we recommend the prescription "Formula 82M" as an alternative to the more common over-the-counter Rogaine and generic formulations. Formula 82M is more powerful than the OTC minoxidil because is has a synergy of potent hair growth ingredients and penetrating agents in a proprietary formula. It also has far fewer side-effects than the over-the-counter versions resulting in superior hair growth, but also leaving hair manageable and scalp healthy without the gooey, sticky feeling.

Prescription anti-androgens like finasteride (Propecia) and spironolactone (Aldactone) can be prescribed off-label to postmenopausal women who have been tested for "high androgen sensitivity" using a quick, reliable genetic test. Done in minutes with a cheek-swab, the Androgen Sensitivity test can predict whether a woman is likely to respond to anti-androgen treatments, like Propecia, before she starts therapy.  We believe that diagnostic and routine measurements with the HairCheck cross-sectional hair bundle trichometer is a critical step in managing the hair loss process and monitoring regrowth--in order to verify how well the treatment is working.

And, of course, hair transplantation is the most permanent solution to replace dead hair follicles with your own living and growing hair from the back of the scalp.  Although we were excited to see the first-person account of the female hair transplant patient in Oprah's Magazine (p.153), we were disappointed to learn that she had the old-style linear harvesting (strip removal with stitches or staples in the back of the scalp) as opposed to the newer, less invasive FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or "NeoGraft FUE" style of hair transplantation---which does not leave a linear scar. At Bauman Medical Group, our prominent female patients, like Anushka of Anushka Spa and Salon of Palm Beach, have had great public success with their NeoGraft FUE hair transplants.


"Instant (& Cheap) Gratification"

On p.153, according to Oprah, "instant gratification" can be found by using the Pantene AgeDefy Hair Thickening Treatment which is a styling spray used at the roots. AgeDefy Hair Thickening Treatment thickens existing hair-strand diameters by up to 10%, giving a feeling of up to 6500 more hairs. At Bauman Medical Group, we performed the blinded clinical trial for Pantene's AgeDefy product last year on over 100 women and found that over 90% were extremely satisfied with the results of the product, allowing them to have more styling options and more coverage of the scalp.


"The Future Looks Bright (And Very Full)"

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is already being used to stimulate hair growth using a process which derives the treatment from your own blood. We have many local South Florida patients and others from around the globe coming to Boca Raton for the latest non-invasive hair growth treatment utilizing your own platelet-derived growth factors. A "lunch-time" procedure, PRP takes less than one hour in the office and may be combined with Extracellular Matrix products like ACell/Matristem and followed by the MicroPen microneedling device, similar to a facial-rejuvenation process made famous by Kim Kardashian when she had her "Vampire Facelift."  At Bauman Medical Group, we've had some exciting results in both hereditary hair loss and other alopecia patients using "Vampire" PRP, some of whom were featured on a recent news story with NBC WPTV Palm Beach.  We are also prescribing Latisse (bimatoprost) off-label for scalp hair regrowth as another topical treatment alternative to minoxidil. As I mentioned on p.153, hopefully by 2025 we will be able to multiply hair from a small biopsy to produce unlimited follicles for transplantation.

On the cover, Oprah wants everyone to "Have a Great Hair Day!" and with all the excellent hair loss information in this month's magazine, I'm sure many more people will do so!

For more information about the latest preventative and restorative treatments for hair loss prescribed by Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D., please visit