Woman posts warning about allergic reaction to henna hair dye

While allergic reactions to hair dye are much less common with henna than other salon-based color treatments or at-home boxed hair color products, they can still occur. This women posted a youtube video about her visit to an Emergency Room after having a hair dye treatment with henna. According to a report from Yahoo, she had had a previous allergic reaction to hair dye, hence the reason for opting for henna (which is believed to cause fewer problems and allergic reactions). After a small "test" area was treated with henna, she proceeded with the full scalp henna color treatment. Unfortunately, she experienced severe burning sensation of the scalp and progressively worse swelling of her face--leading to an ER visit.

Severe reactions to chemicals or other substances on the scalp can lead to hair loss due to hair follicles being "shut down" by the inflammation that is occurring.  Typically, hair loss from this kind of allergic reaction would begin to be noticed about six weeks after the reaction on the scalp.

3-D printed hair helps cancer survivors have realistic hair - TODAY.com

It's yet to be seen exactly how 3-D printing will change the world, but the technology is already proving to be an asset in the prosthetics industry — in this case, hair.

Danielle Grillo of Transitions Hair Solutions in New Jersey has made dozens of 3-D printed hairpieces for people who suffer from hair loss, many of them cancer survivors. She's worked in the industry for more than two decades, and says the 3-D printed hairpieces, while expensive, "are the closest thing to your natural scalp and hair," Grillo told TODAY.









"3D-Printed Hair" is the latest technology for cancer survivors, alopecia sufferers and those who are not candidates hair transplantation. The Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories Italy CNC Hair and Scalp Prosthetic is a medical device handcrafted in Bologna, Italy now available in the U.S. at salonB in Boca Raton, Florida.
20-year Alopecia sufferer, Claudia Cassia [Above, pictured w/ hair loss expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D.] from the Alopecia & Co. support group describes her experience with her new CNC as life-changing and highly emotional--free from the hassle of traditional medical wigs or hairpieces. For more info visit http://www.salonbboca.com or email salonb@baumanmedical.com

Is shedding normal after PRP Hair Regrowth treatment?

Shed_hairIs shedding normal after PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Regrowth treatment using BioD Extracellular Matrix ECM?

In a word, YES.  Because of the natural cycling of hair follicles (on and off, essentially) when you stimulate the hair follicle using a strong hair regrowth treatment like PRP, LaserCap or Capillus laser therapy, compounded minoxidil Formula 82M, etc. it is very common to see a short term shedding phase.  

When does shedding after PRP+BioD ECM typically start? Post-PRP shedding typically starts 6 weeks after treatment.

How long does shedding last after PRP+BioD ECM treatment? Post-PRP shedding could last 8-10 weeks. 

Shedding can often be concerning for those experiencing hair loss and it is common for patients to call or email their hair doctor or HairCoach during this time describing shedding amounts that are more than double their normal rate per day.  

The good news is that when you compare treatment zone HMI (Hair Mass Index) measured with the HairCheck Trichometer at 90 days after the treatment and compare those with the baseline measurements done prior to the treatment, you will nearly ALWAYS see some significant improvement... provided you had PRP with BioD or ACell Extracellular Matrix.

Hair growth improvements as measured with HMI in the treatment area will typically continue to improve for about 9-12 months with PRP+BioD and the plateau may last up to two years. [Bauman AJ - Novel Use of Cryopreserved Amniotic Tissue with PRP for Hair Regrowth - ISHRS Scientific Meeting Chicago Sep 2011]  Visually, the area will begin to improve in about 6 months and full results from the treatment will be seen at around 12 months. 

Here is my old blog post regarding strong hair regrowth treatments and temporary shedding due to stimulated hair follicle cycling:

Shedding on Minoxidil, Propecia/Finasteride or Laser Therapy

Are you seeing excessive shedding after just beginning hair loss treatment with minoxidil (formula 82m or rogaine), laser therapy (lasercap or other)?   You might be having the "Dread Shed!"  But don't worry, keep up with the treatment... here's why:

Keep in mind that any regimen (medication or laser therapy) that stimulates follicles to switch into a growth phase can cause shedding. Because all hair follicles cycle-on and cycle-off over the course of your life, shedding is a VERY poor barometer for the measurement of hair loss or hair growth. Regardless of treatment, the more hair follicles you have, the more shedding you will have. "Resting" follicles may still contain a hair-shaft. When you apply minoxidil, for example, and the follicle "switches on" and the newly growing hair pushes out the old, resting hairshaft. The result: a shed. It is my feeling that any hair that is shed from starting a particular therapy wasn't in an anagen/growth phase anyway.

Remember that minoxidil/rogaine is a proven 'anagen-stimulator' which shifts restingfollicles into growing follicles. Female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is characterized by miniaturizing follicles and a shortening of the natural growth-phases of the follicles.

Shedding when starting minoxidil, laser, or propecia (if it is noticeable) typically occurs within the first two to eight weeks of therapy. Keep in mind that it normally takes 10-20 weeks for microscopic hair density to peak with minoxidil AND six to twelve months to see visible results of the growth with minoxidil.

For questions on best hair regrowth treatments including hair transplants, visit Bauman Medical and Ask Dr. Bauman a Question.

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Brain Cancer Survivor Gets Gift of a New Head of Hair at SalonB Boca Raton


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SalonB Client and Brain Cancer Survivor, Genny Robinson

We are excited to have SalonB client, Genny Robinson, here at Bauman Medical today. Her amazing brain cancer survival story and her participation in Duke University’s highly publicized experimental poliovirus treatment motivated us to “jump into action” to help her hair loss situation. Left with significant permanent hair loss from her aggressive cancer treatments that also included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, Genny was referred to medical hair loss expert Dr. Alan Bauman at Bauman Medical for evaluation by celebrity hair stylist and philanthropist Martino Cartier, founder of the non-profit Friends Are By Your Side charity.  Follow her progress at SalonB's Facebook page. 

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Genny Robinson - "before" CNC hair prosthetic

Dr. Bauman believes that eventually, Genny may be a candidate for hair transplantation; however, her current medical condition and medications preclude her from undergoing a hair transplant at this time. In the interim and as an alternative, Bauman Medical’s non-profit charitable foundation will be underwriting the costs of a state-of-the-art human-hair scalp prosthesis called CNC developed by Cesare Ragazzi in Italy. Since her last visit to SalonB at BaumanMedical just two months ago for her evaluation and measurements, the team at Bologna, Italy-based Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories has been hard at work, meticulously hand-crafting Genny’s custom CNC hair and scalp prosthetic. Today, it will be hand-delivered from Italy by Cesare Ragazzi CEO Stefano Ospitali and applied by the SalonB team at Bauman Medical in Florida.

Considered a medical device by the Italian Ministry of Health, the CNC hair replacement system is more than just a medical wig. CNC is internationally known as the most sophisticated, highest quality, medical-grade non-surgical hair replacement system in the world. Stay tuned for a “behind the scenes” look at the application and styling of Genny’s CNC hair system being performed at SalonB at Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton—the exclusive medical provider of Cesare Ragazzi Trichology evaluations, products and services, including the CNC Hair Replacement System in Florida.


For information on the CNC hair replacement system visit http://www.baumanmedical.com/salonb and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Classified as a medical device by the Italian Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute), each and every unique Cesare Ragazzi CNC hair prosthesis is handmade in Italy with the highest quality unprocessed European hair, stitched strand by strand, in an ultra-thin medical-grade FDA-cleared synthetic base, customized exactly to your scalp for a perfect fit. Because an exact mold is made of the size, shape and contour of the scalp in the affected area, the prosthesis is totally customizable to your individual needs. Once made and applied using a medical-grade FDA-cleared adhesive, the hair is professionally cut and styled for a seamlessly undetectable and beautiful result. Adverse reactions are avoided because all materials used are patch-tested for skin compatibility. With monthly maintenance and proper care, each Cesare Ragazzi CNC hair prosthesis can be expected to last 4-5 years—much longer than traditional hairpieces, wigs or other hair systems.

Theradome Laser Device FDA Cleared For Hair Regrowth on Fox News

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[excerpt from FOX NEWS:]

Both men and women have utilized many resources to combat baldness, but now a former NASA scientist is using lasers to regrow hair. Dr. Tamim Hamid is the CEO and inventor of Theradome, a helmet that he said “uses 80 cold lasers to promote hair growth by stimulating the base of the hair follicle.”

He based his helmet off the findings of Endre Mester, a Hungarian physician who accidentally discovered that lasers can grow hair in mice in 1965.

“This has been sitting dormant for many, many years until about 2009. We discovered that the same wavelength of 678 nanometers was able to stimulate hair on humans as well,” Hamid told FoxNews.com.

To further explain how light grows hair Hamid said, “the laser light stimulates the mitochondria at the base of the hair follicle, which is where the stem cells that grow hair are located. Once the hair follicle is reactivated using light energy, the hair reverses the miniaturization process which was induced by the hormone DHT.”

The challenge that Hamid faced was putting this technology into something that was wearable and easy to use.

Using non-chemical, side-effect free low level laser therapy for hair regrowth is not "new" science at Bauman Medical Group, where board-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman has been using in-office laser devices for his hair loss patients since 1999.  But what has changed are the delivery devices themselves... from large stationary in-office hoods, to portable yet comparatively weak combs and brushes, to the latest in hands-free Laser Therapy helmets, discreet and powerful LaserCaps and other devices yet to be made public, the laser hair growth devices have changed and will continue to change quickly over the years.

What's important for hair loss sufferers to know is that devices vary in cost typically depending on the number of diodes and ease-of-use.  Some devices are used in the office and require multiple visits per week, some devices are hand-held and must be directed over the scalp during each session, other devices are head worn and are hands free. Head worn units vary in power, wavelength, number of true laser diodes, size and power source (corded AC power vs. cordless battery pack). 

The Theradome laser device for hair growth has 80 diodes at 670nm wavelength about four times the number of the iGrow device which has about 20 lasers and an assortment of non-laser diodes. LaserCap has 224 diodes in their cordless device which fits under a standard ballcap.

The requirement for significant improvement in hair regrowth using laser therapy is the presence of a weak follicle. If hair follicles are "dead and gone"--which can easily be determined by a microscopic HairCam evaluation, laser therapy and other non-invasive treatments are not likely to have an effect and NeoGraft FUE hair transplantation will be needed. 

Because hair growth rates are consistently about 0.5 inches per month, it takes 90 days to measure hair regrowth with HairCheck trichometry and 6-12 months to see a difference in standardized photos.

If you are experiencing hair loss, it is important to have a complete medical evaluation and hair loss evaluation by a hair loss specialist.

For more information about low level laser therapy for hair loss or a complete evaluation by full-time board-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan Bauman visit http://www.baumanmedical.com





New York Times reviews #hairloss treatments like PRP, lasers, stem cells and hair transplants

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Nice to see some of the new hair loss treatments for women gain some attention from the New York Times. They covered therapies like stem cells, PRP, minoxidil, laser therapy and hair transplantation.

When it comes to PRP and other hair regrowth treatments, not all physicians are performing the same "recipe" or preparation. Instead of multiple, monthly injections the addition of extracellular matrix products, like ACell or BioD, seems to help results from Platelet Rich Plasma last longer and be stronger.

New pharmacy-compounded minoxidil preparations like Formula 82M reduce side effects of the over-the-counter Rogaine and generic versions. Less greasy and irritating, Formula 82M minoxidil is a strong hair growth treatment which contains ingredients which improve the penetration and efficacy of the minoxidil. 

The number of laser therapy devices available for patients have certainly increased dramatically over the years since we started with in-office laser therapy at Bauman Medical Group in 1999.  FDA-cleared laser hoods, clinical units, combs, hats, helmets and caps vary in cost, power and convenience. Savvy consumers will seek out powerful laser devices that are hands-free which sit underneath standard ball caps, hats, scarves or other headwear.  

Minimally-invasive hair transplant procedures, like NeoGraft FUE, are appropriate for women who want to lower their hairline, add density to their temple areas or frontal zones without the downtime, discomfort and restrictions of old-style linear harvesting requiring a scalpel, stitches or staples. 

For more information about the latest advancements in hair loss diagnosis, hair loss treatments and hair transplants for women, visit www.baumanmedical.com



Female Hair Loss Treatment on TheDoctors TV Show & Dr. Alan Bauman


http://www.844gethair.com - Hair loss suffer, JoAnn, contacted The Doctors TV Show concerned about years of hair loss including shedding, loss of volume and coverage. Stress, heredity, medical conditions, medications, nutrition and many other factors can contribute to hair loss in women.  Today, hair loss specialists use a multitude of effective treatments to slow stop and reverse the hair loss process.  Weak hair, thinning hair, loss of volume or severe shedding are common problems. An abnormal amount of hair in the brush or drain can be signs that hair loss is occurring. Your local dermatologist may not have the time or treatments to offer. Full-time hair loss specialists, like ABHRS-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan Bauman are your best source of diagnosis, treatment and accurate tracking of your hair loss and hair regrowth status. Dr. Alan Bauman was invited on the Emmy Award winning show The Doctors to discuss low level laser therapy, a non-chemical, non-drug treatment for hair loss.

Low Level Laser Therapy is a non-chemical, non-drug, side-effect free way to improve hair growth. Laser therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other therapies such as PRP Platelet Rich Plasma, prescription topical medications (like Formula 82M), oral medications and supplements as well as no linear scar NeoGraft FUE hair transplants.

At Bauman Medical Group, we have successfully treated thousands of men and women with low level laser therapy since 1997.
For men and women suffering from thinning hair and hair loss, a full medical evaluation is recommended to determine genetic risks, medical conditions, nutritional status and other factors that influence hair growth.

Dr. Bauman also recommends obtaining scientific baseline trichometry measurements with the HairCheck cross-sectional hair bundle trichometer and HairCam dermoscopy for tracking purposes BEFORE starting any regimen.
For more information on how you can be a part of a clinical trial and have a chance at receiving a FREE LaserCap,
visit www.844GetHair.com
or call 1-844-GET-HAIR.

Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is a full-time certified Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery who has treated over 15,000 hair loss patients from across the globe since 1997.  He has pioneered hair restoration treatments and procedures such as minimally-invasive FUE NeoGraft hair transplants, low level laser therapy for hair regrowth, compounded hair growth medications, eyelash and eyebrow transplants as well as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments using placental ECM additives.
For more information about medical treatments for hair loss as well as more before and after photos, visit www.baumanmedical.com and request a consultation with ABHRS-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D., from anywhere in the world.

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Prominent Hair Loss Expert Interviewed for New eBook, Rejuvenating Hair as Women Age

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Dr. Alan Bauman discusses issues surrounding aging hair for the third installment of Dr. Barry Lycka’s Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today eBook series.

April 10, 2014

Boca Raton, FL – Forget wrinkles, it could be your hair that betrays your age. While unruly grays are the most known, and most obvious, there are six other signs of aging hair to watch out for—dryness, lackluster color, thinning, breakage, split ends, and frizz. And it doesn’t stop there, more than half of all women over 40 experience age-related hair loss or thinning.

To help women understand how aging effects their hair, Dr. Barry Lycka, author of the eBook series Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today, teamed up with nationally recognized hair loss expert, Dr. Alan Bauman, for his third installment of the series. Rejuvenating Hair as Women Age discusses the struggles women face as their hair ages and offers tips and advice on how to keep your hair healthy and vibrant.

“It is no secret that our bodies change as we age - but many women overlook the impact aging has on their hair,” Bauman explained. “When our skin ages, we develop wrinkles, fine lines, and age-spots. Similarly, when our hair ages, we can see thinning through loss of density, diameter and damage that leads to breakage.”

The eBook isn’t the first collaboration between the two doctors; they frequently discuss new treatments and research on Dr. Lycka’s popular series, Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today on WebTalk Radio. Some popular topics have been Aging Hair, Laser Therapy and PRP, Female Hair Loss & Menopause and minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE hair transplants.

“Today, women with aging hair can expect success with topicals, laser therapy, platelet rich plasma and new minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE hair transplants for scalp, eyelash and eyebrow loss without the need for stitches or linear scars,” explained Dr. Bauman.

Topics discussed in Rejuvenating Hair as Women Age include:

    •    Why female age related hair loss patterns are different from men
    •    Why and how hair ages
    •    How genetics play a role in hair loss as women age
    •    The facts about hormones, menopause and hair loss in women
    •    How stress, inflammation and nutrition affect women’s hair health
    •    How to restore damaged hair – straight or curly
    •    Why hair transplants for women have become a viable option.
    •    How new techniques are restoring thinning eyebrows and eyelashes
    •    What to expect from a physician when seeking hair loss treatment

For more information on V3 of Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today, or to download the eBook, visit Amazon.com.

If you have concerns about your aging hair, or if you are interested in learning how to stimulate healthy hair growth, it is important to consult with an experienced hair restoration physician— who can evaluate, measure and manage your hair’s aging issues. For more information, visit www.baumanmedical.com.

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

About Dr. Barry Lycka:

Dr. Barry Lycka is a recognized North American expert in cosmetic, laser, reconstructive and liposuction surgery. Dr. Lycka is author of the best-selling book – Restoring Youth – that has just completed its fourth edition; other books include Skin Works and How To Choose The Perfect Doctor For Your Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Lycka is recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta as a specialist in Dermatology.

Dr. Lycka frequently shares his knowledge of cosmetic surgery at international symposia such as the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology And Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS), for which he served formerly as vice president in 2004-2006. Dr. Lycka is also the founder of the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation and the Ethical Cosmetic Surgery Association.

The New York Times asks Dr. Alan Bauman about rejuvenating aging and thinning hair

Help for Hair When Aging Leaves it Thinning, Dry or Dull - New York Times 01-23-2014 by Alan J Bauman MD

Even though most women aren’t going bald in the same numbers as men, their tresses can start to thin, dry out and lack general oomph, especially after 40. But this cannot be treated, as complexions can, with moisturizers and trips to the spa. For one thing, there is the problem of styling. “As hair ages, we tend to torture it more, which makes matters worse,” said Dr. Alan J. Bauman, a physician in Boca Raton, Fla., specializing in hair restoration. “It’s not addressing the root of the problem.” The problem is what encases the actual hair root: the follicle. “The follicle function diminishes with age in proportion to hereditary risk,” Dr. Bauman said. He performs hair transplants as a last resort, when follicles, the organs that grow hair, cannot be resuscitated. But he said he was mostly concerned with keeping follicles alive and healthy. To nourish them, he recommends eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and flaxseeds, as well as dark green vegetables, which are strong sources of vitamins A and C, needed by the follicles to produce sebum, hair’s natural conditioner. He also encourages eating eggs, beans and poultry. “You need protein for hair,” Dr. Bauman said. “If you’re starving yourself, your hair will suffer.”

For more information about hereditary hair loss and aging hair, visit http://www.baumanmedical.com and request a private medical consultation with Dr. Alan J. Bauman, hair loss expert and Diplomate of the American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.


Entre bastidores photos de Despierta América - Cejas y Pestañas Presentación

Ver el video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px3Zk50ftpI 


http://www.baumanmedical.com - Dicen que las pestañas y las cejas son unos de los aspectos más importantes de la cara humana. Por lo tanto, cuando una persona sufre de la pérdida de cabello en estas áreas, pueden pasar a ser extremadamente conscientes con su apariencia y su auto estima se les afecta. Este reporte especial de Despierta América / Univision demuenstra como un cirujano, el Doctor Alan Bauman, ofrece una opción permanente para mejorar estas dos condiciónes.  Si usted tiene preguntas y desea recibir mas informacion simplemente mande un email a DoctorB@BaumanMedical.com o llame al 1-561-394-0024. Se habla Espanol.

They say eyelashes and eyebrows are one of the most important aspects of a person's face. Therefore, when someone the loss of hair follicles in these areas, they may become extremely self-conscious and self esteem may also be affected. This special report from Despierta America / Univision shows how one surgeon, Dr. Alan Bauman offers a permanent option to improve and fix these conditions. If you have eyebrow transplant or eyelash transplant questions and wish to receive more information simply send an email to DoctorB@BaumanMedical.com or call 1-561-394-0024. Visit http://www.BaumanMedical.com