Hair loss questions? A new way to get answers: #TeleHAIR

Hair loss questions? A new way to get answers

When you’re struggling with hair loss, you have questions.

You want to know WHY your hair is thinning.

And you want to know HOW you can save your hair, or if that’s even possible.

So you may take to the internet and search for answers on Google, blogs, Facebook groups, forums, Reddit, and more.

But here’s the problem:

The internet is a minefield of misinformation and weak (or worse, ineffective) non-medical treatments for hair loss.

That’s an obvious problem.

Because every day you spend without accurate information means your optimum scalp and hair health is, at best, delayed.

Worse, this misinformation can permanently jeopardize the health of your hair.

And what about the generic meds from online pharmacies and consumer laser devices that have flooded the internet over the past few years?

Do they offer the very best, strongest, safest treatments for your hair?

Sadly, no.

All too often, what’s touted as a “solution” on social media and slick-looking websites is little more than modern-day snake oil.

So what are your options?

When it comes to answers about your hair health you need proven medical advice and guidance from a licensed, experienced expert you can trust.

That’s not easy to find, especially online.

Until now.

This year, my team and I have been hard at work on an exciting solution called TeleHAIR™ by Bauman Medical.

With TeleHAIR™ you’ll have direct access to the answers and medical treatments you need to improve the health of your hair and scalp.

WITHOUT leaving the comfort of your own home.

How?

Because TeleHAIR™ is the only virtual consultation platform that directly connects you privately via video with Bauman Medical, one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art hair loss treatment centers in the world.

You’ll join a qualified credentialed expert for a private one-on-one discussion about your scalp condition, hair loss concerns, and hair restoration goals.

You’ll receive medical advice and specialist-only answers you can trust, as well as safe, customized compounded medications.

You’ll have confidence, peace-of-mind, and results you can see (and others will notice).

I believe TeleHAIR™ by Bauman Medical will be an absolute game-changer for the industry and for YOU, especially if you’re unable to visit us here in Florida.

My team and I are hard at work putting the finishing touches on TeleHAIR™.

I’ll have more details to share with you very soon.

But if you’re looking for answers to and solutions for your hair loss NOW, then I invite you to join me in a Virtual Consultation.

During your Virtual Consultation, you and I will discuss your hair loss challenges.

We’ll look at all the treatment options available to you.

And we’ll create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs and goals.

Remember, the sooner you get started on a treatment regimen, the more likely you’ll be to keep your current hair, and grow new hair, with the minimum amount of treatment.

For details on the treatment options that are right for you, please book your Virtual Hair Restoration Consultation now.

Spots are limited. And with patients still unable to travel right now, they’ve been filling up faster than ever.

Tap or click the “Book Now” button below to claim your spot.

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Sincerely,

Alan J. Bauman, MD
Medical Director of Bauman Medical


What is at-home VirtualPRP with AnteAGE-MD and can it help with hair growth?

VirtualPRP™ and AnteAGE-MD Home Hair System from Bauman Medical

PREMIUM virtualPRP™ kit

What is VirtualPRP™ and can it help with hair regrowth?

VirtualPRP™ is a powerful at-home protocol designed specifically by renowned Hair Restoration Surgeon and hair loss expert, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD. Virtual PRP can be used as an at-home stop-gap alternative to in-office PRP Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment. VirtualPRP is ideal for patients who are unable to visit the office for their scheduled or recommended in-office PRP treatment for regrowth. VirtualPRP and its components can also be used as a non-chemical, drug-free and side-effect-free adjunct to in-office PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Regrowth treatments.

 

What kind of technology is included in the VirtualPRP at-home treatment protocol?

Dr. Bauman’s at-home VirtualPRP protocol includes a combination of breakthrough technologies such as bone marrow stem cell-derived growth factors and cytokines, a powerful polybotanical topical solution, an FDA-cleared low-level laser therapy device for hair regrowth, as well as stem cell support nutraceuticals.

The use of bone marrow stem cell-derived growth factors and cytokines, as well as powerful polybotanicals (AnteAGE-MD Home Hair System), are key components of Dr. Bauman’s VirtualPRP protocol. In 2019, Dr. Bauman initiated an in-house pilot study of the AnteAGE-MD’s technology and its effect on hair regrowth and presented some of his results at international medical conferences, including the South Beach Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology Symposium and the Annual Scientific Congress of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. See some more Before and After Results from Dr. Bauman's AnteAGE-MD Pilot Study.

Where to Buy VirtualPRP? 

Visit the Bauman Medical eStore for pricing on VirtualPRP Home Kits both with and without FDA-cleared Laser Therapy devices (like the Bauman TURBO LaserCap) for hair regrowth. 

 

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What is the Bauman TURBO LaserCap for Hair Regrowth?

The Bauman Turbo LaserCap is a re-engineered, re-imagined FDA-cleared LaserCap for hair growth. Superior power, speed, and portability make the Bauman Turbo LaserCap the ultimate choice for those seeking low-level laser therapy for their scalp and hair. Available ONLY at Bauman Medical!

What is the Bauman TURBO LaserCap?

Ten years after the arrival of the Original LaserCap--the first-ever portable, rechargeable, hands-free laser therapy device for drug-free and side-effect-free hair regrowth, LaserCap inventor, Dr. Michael Rabin, in collaboration with renowned hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, are proud to announce the long-awaited arrival of the next generation of physician-only at-home laser therapy devices for hair regrowth.

Introducing… The Bauman “TURBO” LaserCap!
The “next-gen” Bauman-TURBO-LaserCap thickens your hair while 'flattening' the competition!

The TURBO LaserCap is the only laser therapy device designed in collaboration with ABHRS-Certified Hair Restoration Physicians, renowned research scientists, and skilled engineers, not businessmen and marketers.

Proven.
Researched by the brightest scientific minds in the fields of photomedicine, the mechanism of photobiomodulation and the use of low-level laser therapy for hair regrowth is now well understood. Laser therapy has gained worldwide acceptance by the medical and scientific communities and has been cleared by the FDA for its proven track record of safety and efficacy for more than a decade.

Powerful.
Completely reimagined and redesigned from the ground up, the TURBO LaserCap is the quickest, most powerful device for at-home laser therapy for hair growth on the market, simultaneously delivering the most power over the largest area of any at-home laser using only the highest-quality laser diodes on the planet. TURBO LaserCap has more than 300 diodes which simultaneously cover an area more than 25% larger than the largest and most popular laser cap devices currently on the market.

Portable.
Packs Completely Flat for Optimal Portability and Easy Travel
Travelers… hate to travel with your hard-shell “laser band” or “dome laser” helmet? No worries! Never miss a treatment, never worry about how to pack your dome or helmet laser again! The patented flexible spine construction of the Turbo LaserCap means you can pack it completely flat in your backpack, bag or suitcase, but it can be ready for treatment in less than a minute!

Reliable.
Improved Battery: Longer life, charge level indicator and a spare battery - never get caught without a charge!

Cordless.
Never have to sit with your device plugged into the wall during treatment. Walk, run, jog or simply roam around using the portable battery pack while using the TURBO LaserCap.

Fast.
Fastest Treatment Time: 5-minutes is now possible because of high-quality diodes and technological improvements which maintain the maximum power output of laser diodes delivering more energy in less time.* Research shows that keeping the diodes cool allows for maximum power output, delivering the most hair growth possible from your device.

Adjustable and Comfortable.
Every Bauman TURBO LaserCap comes with three size-adjustment “click-strips" allowing you the perfect customized fit no matter what your head size. Want to share your Bauman TURBO LaserCap with someone who’s scalp is a different size? No problem, you can quickly adjust the size for a perfect fit.

Lifetime Warranty: Should your TURBO LaserCap ever break or malfunction, we will replace the device with a working unit, absolutely NO questions asked.**

Trusted Name, Trusted Scientists, Trusted Doctors, Trusted Engineers
After years of prototypes and testing, in 2009 Dr. Michael Rabin and his team of innovative doctors and engineers revolutionized the at-home low-level laser therapy marketplace with the Original LaserCap—the first-ever 100% hands-free laser therapy device for non-chemical hair regrowth on the planet. Over more than a decade, the FDA-cleared LaserCap has been often imitated and copied, but also successfully used by tens of thousands of hair loss sufferers worldwide for improved hair growth and the treatment of hair loss. Today, Dr. Rabin’s team and laser therapy pioneer and renowned hair restoration physician, Dr. Alan Bauman, are proud to release a new laser therapy device for hair growth that is destined to be truly a game-changer.

Expanded Treatment Area.
300 High-Quality Diodes have been thoughtfully placed and properly oriented for patients healing from their hair transplant or for those seeking hair extension damage protection.

With added scalp coverage, Bauman TURBO LaserCap delivers more energy to more areas of the scalp than any other portable hands-free laser hair regrowth device on the market. Want to treat your hair transplant donor area in the back of the scalp? No problem! Occipital zone lasers deliver healing laser energy into your post-transplant “Donor Area” supporting increased blood flow and a faster, more comfortable, healthier healing process.
Do you wear hair extensions in the back of your scalp? Protect and enhance hair follicle function in the at-risk zones where your extensions are attached with TURBO LaserCap’s enhanced coverage in that area nearly all the way to the nape of your neck.

Award-Winning.
The Bauman TURBO LaserCap has received numerous accolades within the hair restoration industry and beyond and is used by many prominent members of the medical, anti-aging, and beauty industries, such as Shab Reslan and Dave Asprey. We are proud to announce that the Bauman TURBO LaserCap was selected as the "PRO PICK Best Hair Loss Innovation" by AskMen in the AskMen 2019 Grooming Awards.  This prestigious award signifies a dramatic breakthrough in low-level laser therapy for hair loss and further underscores the power, strength, and portability of the TURBO LaserCap vs other options. 

When Will I See Results with TURBO LaserCap?

Like any hair regrowth regimen, results take time because hair grows nearly always grows at a rate of ¼” to ½” per month. HairCheck measurements will typically improve at three months and six months, with visible results noticeable between six and twelve months. Some patients may notice earlier improvement with combination or multi-therapy regimens.

Where to Buy TURBO LaserCap? (Am I a candidate for the TURBO LaserCap)?

The TURBO LaserCap is only available from renowned hair restoration physician Dr. Alan Bauman at Bauman Medical. You can view the TURBO LaserCap for hair growth here.  A comprehensive private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Alan Bauman is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for laser therapy for your hair loss condition. In-person Consultations can be performed in our offices in Boca Raton, FL or Virtual Consultations can be scheduled from anywhere worldwide via video conference or phone.

https://www.baumanmedical.com/schedule-consultation

*engineering research available upon request

**some restrictions apply, please see Turbo LaserCap Warranty Policy.

***results may vary.

VIDEOS:
As seen on FOX Vegas (FOX5 KVVU) [Turbo LaserCap unveiled at ISHRS 2016 Las Vegas],

FOX Los Angeles (FOX11 KTTV) Good Day LA [Best Hair Loss Treatments for Men Women 2019]


Behind The Scenes Hair Loss Awareness Month on Inside South Florida CW

Behind The Scenes - Inside South Florida / CW Network

Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman discusses latest tools, techniques and treatments for hair loss including SmartGraft FUE hair transplants, PRP, Laser Therapy and more!

Tune in Saturday Aug 18th at Noon on CW Network for Inside South Florida w/ Dave Azier and hair restoration physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD of Bauman Medical in Boca Raton, FL.  

View the SLIDESHOW below: 

Inside South Florida - CW - Hair Loss Awareness

 

Above: Slideshow of Behind The Scenes at The CW Network in Ft Lauderdale Florida w/ Dave Azier & Hair Loss Expert, Dr. Alan J. Bauman MD of Bauman Medical Hair Transplant & Hair Loss Treatment Center. www.baumanmedical.com

 

 

View this 360 degree video timelapse of Behind The Scenes!

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Confidence Comes Naturally

APPROXIMATELY 80 MILLION MEN AND WOMEN IN THE U.S. SUFFER FROM SOME DEGREE OF HAIR-LOSS. HOWEVER, THANKS TO YEARS OF RESEARCH AND TRIALS, HAIR LOSS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE INEVITABLE, IT’S OPTIONAL!

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, so let’s shift the focus to what the treatment process looks like:

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DOCTOR – Only a qualified and experienced hair restoration physician can prescribe the most effective multi-therapy treatment options, as well as properly track the regrowth progress. Before choosing a physician/surgeon, do your homework: check the doctor’s medical background and qualifications, visit the clinic, read online patient reviews, ask to see before-and-after photographs, and ask questions. A good surgeon will need both technical skill and artistry in order to achieve the most natural looking results for the patient.

DIAGNOSIS – Once you’ve found a doctor, he or she will help you identify risk factors and assess where you are in the hair loss process. Missing the early warning signs of hair loss is one of the biggest mistakes both men and women make when it comes to protecting the health of their hair. New genetic tests, like HairDX, can accurately determine a person’s risk for losing hair, enabling that person to begin preventative treatments early on, when they will be most effective.

Think Magazine | August | DrAlanBauman - Hair Restoration_articleTREATMENT OPTIONS  In many cases, the best strategy in treating hair loss is to use a multi-therapy approach with routine follow-ups for tracking both hair loss and regrowth. Medical treatments that will help mitigate hair loss include a specially compounded prescription minoxidil solution, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), prostaglandin analogs, low-level laser therapy, and nutritional supplements. In advanced cases, hair transplantation may be the patient’s best strategy for treating hair loss. New microsurgical “no-scalpel/ no-stitch” harvesting techniques like SmartGraft FUE, NeoGraft FUE or ARTAS Robotic System allow for a minimally invasive “follicle-by-follicle” approach, which eliminates the risk of a linear scar.

MAKE THE COMMITMENT – It is important to keep in mind that it may take more than a year before you will see the full benefits of treatment. Unfortunately, this is often longer than many patients are willing to wait; so many end their treatment early, disrupting any progress that had been made. Hair restoration physicians typically schedule follow-up appointments with their patients every 90 days in order to evaluate their progress, adjust the course of treatment, and measure the rate of hair regrowth. These regular check-ups help to ensure that patients are getting the most out of their treatment plans and are on their way to achieving optimal results.

By DR. ALAN J. BAUMAN, MD, ABHRS
Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician
Bauman Medical Group | baumanmedical.com


Formula 82F or 82M Compounded Minoxidil in eye, heres what to do

 

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Did you get Formula 82M/82F in your eye?

Here's what to do!

Compounded Formula 82m prescription topical hair loss medication from Dr. Alan Bauman, MD / Bauman Medical contains minoxidil, tretinoin, fluocinolone, oleanolic acid, antioxidants and other ingredients, without propylene glycol. Compounded 82M is to be applied to the scalp twice a day for powerful hair regrowth in a solution that penetrates the scalp better, is easier to use and less greasy than rogaine. Formula 82F has the same ingredients but also contains finasteride. Formula 82M/82F are packaged with colored caps by the pharmacy to distinguish them from eye drops. Compounded Formula 82M/82F should NOT be stored anywhere near your eye drops to avoid accidental use in the eye.  Of course, these medications like all others should always be kept out of reach of children.

If placed in or around the eye, the ingredients in Formula 82M/82F can be extremely irritating and painful. Avoid rubbing your eyes or eyelids as this may be damaging to the eye. Thankfully, damage or injury from Formula 82M or Formula 82F in the eye has never been reported. 

If you accidentally put Formula 82M or Formula 82F in your eye. Don't panic. Do the following:

  1.  Immediately flush your eye with water or eye-wash, if available, continuously.
  2.  Immediately call and schedule a visit with your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for an evaluation and follow up. 
  3.  If your ophthalmologist is not available, go to immediately to your local urgent care facility or ER. Bring the 82M/82F with you.

If you have a question about Compounded Formula 82M minoxidil or Formula 82F topical finasteride and minoxidil for hair regrowth, please visit https://baumanmedical.com/ask-a-question

 

 


Does Erivedge (visomodegib) Cause Hair Loss?

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What is Erivedge (visomodegib)?

Erivedge or visomodegib capsule is a prescription oral chemotherapy medication for adults with basal cell carcinoma skin cancer that has spread to other parts of the body or that has come back after surgery or cannot be treated with surgery or radiation. At Bauman Medical, chemo hair loss expert Dr. Alan Bauman has examined, evaluated and successfully treated patients who have experienced hair loss, baldness, hair thinning and-or alopecia from Erivedge (vismodegib).

What is the Mechanism of Erivedge – vismodegib?

Vismodegib is a Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor. By disrupting the hedgehog pathway signal which drives cancer cell growth, Erivedge prevents the cancer from growing. Hedgehog pathways may also be responsible for many of the side effects of Erivedge. For example, Sonic Hedgehog signaling is required for hair follicle development in a fetus and for regulating hair follicle growth and cycling in the adult.

What are some known side effects of Erivedge visomodegib?

In addition to loss of taste, muscle pain, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, birth defects, fetal death, diarrhea and fatigue, Hair Loss, alopecia, and-or thinning of scalp and body hair is a known side effect of Erivedge visomodegib. Your hair may become thin, brittle, or may fall out when taking Erivedge. This means that hair breakage, shedding and changes in texture of your hair are possible side effects. In addition to scalp hair loss, Erivedge can cause loss of any body hair, including pubic, underarm, legs/arms, eyelashes, eyebrows and nose hairs. It is assumed that interruption of the Hedgehog pathway is a possible cause of changes in hair follicle function and hair fiber production in those taking the cancer drug Erivedge visomodegib.

Hair Loss and Erivedge Medication for Cancer

Hair Loss is the second side effect listed in the FDA-approved label for Erivedge and seems to be one of the more common side effects of this chemotherapy drug.

Is vismodegib hair loss permanent?

All of the details of hair loss due to Erivedge vismodegib are not known. Hair usually starts to regrow after the treatment is completed, but could take months or longer to fully regrow. Accounts of incomplete or partial hair regrowth have been reported.

Screen Shot 2018-03-19 at 3.34.45 PMWhat can be done about temporary hair loss or alopecia with Erivedge?

If vismodegib is causing temporary alopecia or hair loss, the use of a 3D-Printed Cranial Prosthesis or non-surgical medical-grade hair replacement system may be an excellent option. A CNC hair prosthesis functions beyond a typical medical wig or hair replacement system.

What should I do if I have hair loss related to Erivedge?

First, notify your prescribing doctor immediately of any side effects with Erivedge.
If hair loss side effects occur, seek out a qualified, credentialed (ABHRS, FISHRS, IAHRS) and experienced Hair Restoration Physician. Seek out an MD who has the ability to scientifically evaluate, measure and monitor your hair loss and hair regrowth and has access to the best treatments available. Bottom line, ask an expert. You may ask Dr. Alan Bauman a question about Erivedge hair loss and receive information about what to do if you experience hair loss with Erivedge vismodegib.

What kind of treatments will help hair regrowth after Erivedge vismodegib?

As long as hair follicles remain viable and not permanently damaged, treatments such as laser therapy (LaserCap 224 or CapillusRX), PRP Platelet Rich Plasma, Topical Formula 82M Minoxidil as well as nutritionals/supplements for hair support (Viviscal Pro, Nutrafol) may be good options. If some hair follicles are irreversibly damaged in small areas, FUE hair transplantation with SmartGraft, NeoGraft or ARTAS robotic-system may be required to restore coverage. If large numbers of hair follicles over a large area of scalp are damaged and do not respond to therapy, non-surgical hair replacement with CNC 3D-printed hair prosthesis may be an option.

Learn more about hair loss from Erividge visomodegib at http://www.baumanmedical.com/visomodegib-erivedge-hair-loss/

 

 


What kind of hair growth results can I expect from PRP Platelet Rich Plasma?

Q: What kind of hair growth results can I expect from PRP Platelet Rich Plasma?

A: Thank you for your thoughtful questions regarding my PRP protocols for hair regrowth and the results you can expect.

I am assuming you are asking for yourself as a male patient…?

From my experience, PRP with ECM or Extracellular Matrix in our hands at Bauman Medical appears to stimulate better hair growth from the follicles that are weak/miniaturize, while at the same time protecting those follicles that are at risk for a certain period of time.

When it comes to genetic male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia, there are many stages and speeds of progression in patients. While 90% of patients receive a positive response from our treatment, the “results” of PRP are most visible and measurable in areas when applied into an area where there is a large number of weak follicles. Therefore, it most common that some areas of the scalp may improve more than others.

As an example, areas that are severely depleted of hair, i.e., low density, don’t respond as well because there are fewer follicles in the area that can improve. This is especially true of a receded hairline for example. Areas that have yet to be affected by male pattern hair loss are protected, but they won’t appear much different after the treatment--just the same, which is a good thing!

The most important things to know about all non-invasive treatments (minoxidil, finasteride, laser therapy, PRP, etc.) are that they do NOT create new hair follicles, they need to be continued over time to maintain results, and results should be routinely measured in the office with a scientific device like a HairCheck trichometer to determine how and where you are responding to the treatment.

Whether or not PRP should be used as a stand-alone therapy as an alternative to, or in combination with other treatments would be something we would discuss at the time of the consultation. Through a formal consultation, I would have a better understanding of your hair loss status and goals.

I hope this information helps and I look forward to assisting you with your hair restoration goals. Let me know if you have any additional questions.
Would you be interested in proceeding with an in-person or virtual consultation? If so, start here: http://www.baumanmedical.com/schedule-consultation

Sincerely,
Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, IAHRS, FISHRS

Medical Director & CEO / Bauman Medical Group

www.baumanmedical.com

 

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PRP Results from Dr. Alan Bauman BEFORE and AFTER 12 MONTHS

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Six Minute Hair Growth: Fact or Fiction?

Six Minute Hair Growth: Fact or Fiction?

by Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, IAHRS, FISHRS, ABHRS

For some, the idea of laser beams conjure up images of epic SciFi battle scenes. For others, lasers in medicine mean skin resurfacing or perhaps even hair removal. Today we see “lasers for hair regrowth” advertised in magazines, on TV and in our Facebook newsfeeds. Are these treatments for hair loss for real or is it just a gimmick… another bogus ‘snake oil’ treatment? How can lasers affect hair follicles or other parts of the body? Who is a candidate for laser hair therapy? Are there any side effects? What are the limitations of laser treatments for hair loss? How do I choose the best laser? How can I measure laser therapy results?

Low Level Lasers Explained

Far below the power required to blast away cancer cells, kill hair follicles – or evil aliens, for that matter – “Low Level Laser Therapy” is the use of non-cutting, non-burning or ‘cold’ lasers that impart energy to living cells without damaging them. Since their discovery in the 1960’s, low-level lasers have been proven to be an effective drug-free way to help heal wounds, relieve pain, increase circulation, decrease inflammation and provide a host of benefits to the human body and now we know why.

How Do Lasers Help Prevent Baldness?

First, it’s important to realize that all hair loss is not the same. “Alopecia,” the broad medical term for hair loss, can mean a huge variety of different medical conditions that decrease or eliminate hair follicle function causing everything from increased shedding to extensive baldness. When hair follicles, the mini-organs under the skin that produce your visible hair fibers, “fail,” there could be a wide range of causes which require accurate diagnosis and treatment by a hair loss specialist. If hair follicles are weakening, producing thinner, shorter and wispier hair, laser therapy may be an excellent non-drug, no side-effect option to improve hair growth. When low level laser energy is consistently applied with the correct power and regimen, improvements in hair growth can be easily measured and eventually felt and seen.

What Laser Device is Right for Me?

Today, laser hair therapy devices come in all shapes, sizes and costs. There are large,
in-office devices, at-home portable caps, helmet and dome-shaped devices as well as the consumer laser brushes, combs and “band” lasers. Each device may have different types or a combinations of light sources
(laser and non-laser), numbers of laser diodes, types of laser diodes, areas of coverage, treatment times as well as other factors that impact use such as comfort, size, weight, cord vs. cordless, etc. With so many laser devices FDA-cleared for hair regrowth in men and women, how can patients choose which device will work best? For our patients at Bauman Medical, we recommend exclusively devices that meet the following criteria:

  • “Pure” laser - (no LEDs or non-laser light sources)
  • Over 200 laser diodes for maximum coverage
  • Cordless, rechargeable for portability
    and ease of use
  • FDA-cleared for hair growth
    in men and women
  • Hands-free (no movement or readjustment during treatment required)
  • Discreet (fits under a standard baseball or other cap/hat for easy compliance)

The easiest way to understand the benefit of a “good quality” laser is the difference between watering your front lawn with a watering can versus an automatic sprinkler system… both theoretically can work, but one method requires significantly less time, effort and energy. When searching for laser device, know that like most electronic equipment (TV, stereo, car, etc.) you get what you pay for in terms of power, effectiveness and durability. A quality laser will last you a long time, and because it’s a one-time expense, laser therapy is actually your least costly hair loss treatment over the long-run. Therefore, it’s recommended to “stretch” a little when making this kind of long-term investment in your hair’s health and also make sure you measure and track your results over time with a qualified medical professional.

How Do I Know My Laser Is Working to Help Hair Growth?

Knowing what treatment will work best requires an accurate diagnosis, effective treatment regimen,
compliance with the regimen and routine follow-up tracking measurements. This is most easily accomplished with an in-office visit and consultation with board-certified Hair Restoration Surgeon like Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS. During your initial consultation, scientific HairCheck measurements are obtained from several different areas of the scalp to benchmark your baseline as well as track your progress over time from treatment. At Bauman Medical, after your initial consultation, all follow-up HairCheck measurements are performed as a courtesy to all of our patients at no-charge!  Hair loss question? Get answers from Dr. Alan Bauman.

 

 

 


Taxotere Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

Is Taxotere Linked to Permanent Hair Loss and Baldness?

For more than 20 years, at Bauman Medical we’ve treated men and women who have suffered from hair loss due to hereditary conditions, illness, injury, trauma as well as medications such as chemotherapy. While all these hair loss conditions are different, what they have in common is when someone loses their hair, we know it can have significant effects on their self-esteem, self-confidence and psychological well-being. We all know that hair is important for self-expression. Our hair is a reflection of how we view ourselves and important for how others perceive us. Hair is a sign of beauty, health and youth that is recognizable from across the room. When hair is lost, whether it be a little or a lot, it can have deep and long lasting psychological effects.

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

The psychological effects of hair loss often surprise many people and may even prevent cancer patients from seeking the proper lifesaving treatment. Recently, well-known Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood declined chemotherapy for his lung cancer, not because he didn’t think it wouldn’t work, but because he didn’t want to lose his hair!

Thankfully for most cancer patients who receive chemotherapy, their hair returns to its normal state after the drug has been withdrawn. For others, changes in texture, color, curl and coverage are lingering problems that can be dealt with in terms of styling, hair replacement, and-or doctor-directed hair regrowth treatment options, if desired. However, when hair growth does not return after chemotherapy, especially when this happens unexpectedly, permanent baldness becomes more of a significant, long-term disfiguring burden to bear.

Breast Cancer, Taxotere and Hair Loss

It has been reported that more than 1,600 breast cancer survivors treated with Taoxtere or docataxel (Sanofi-Aventis) have experienced alopecia or permanent baldness with little to no hair regrowth after stopping the drug. From our Taxotere hair loss patients we’ve learned that this unexpected hair loss situation is a continuous and unwelcome reminder of the disease they worked so hard to defeat. The impact of this type of unexpected long-term hair loss cannot be underestimated and our hearts are heavy whenever these brave survivors seek our help.

Years into their remission, and even though they’re feeling physically well, these survivors are still treated as “sick” by those unfamiliar with their condition. They avoid family photos for years and must answer questions from their kids about why their mom didn’t get her hair back and others with a similar condition did. It can affect their personal life as well as their professional one–where in today’s job market, your professional image and first impression matter.

Should You Be Grateful Chemo Saved Your Life?

The now well-known story of Ami Dodson, a frustrated breast cancer survivor who is now living with chemo-induced alopecia said, “I should not be permanently disfigured.” She goes on to describe that she gets told all the time, “‘Well, you’re not dead. Shouldn’t you be grateful the chemo saved your life?’ No, I should be alive and also have hair. Disfigurement is not something we should accept as something that’s part for the course.” It should be noted that Dodson has gone on to file a lawsuit against Sanofi-Aventis regarding her permanent hair loss which she believes is related to her chemotherapy.

And Dodson, now in her 40’s, is not alone in her frustration. Her story is similar to countless others who have turned to Dr. Alan Bauman and Bauman Medical for help. When Dodson was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2010 at age 35, doctors used Taxotere (docataxel) to treat her cancer. Later, when her hair did not return or regrow, she was diagnosed with permanent chemo-induced alopecia for which there is currently no known cure.

Taxotere and Chemo-induced Alopecia

At Bauman Medical, we’ve been seeing a significant increase in chemo-induced alopecia cases over the years. These brave survivors are healthy and certainly happy to be in remission. What they are not so happy about is the permanent hair loss that they deal with daily. The traditional wigs and weaves are uncomfortable, itchy and not particularly suited for an active lifestyle–especially here in Florida and across the United States. They also don’t like the idea of having to shave what little hair they have.

CNC: Breakthrough 3D-Printed Hair Replacement Changes Lives

The good news is that new hair replacement technology recently brought to the United States from Bologna, Italy is an excellent solution. The new “CNC” Hair Prosthesis by Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories is created with a combination of 3D-printing and old-world craftsmanship. Once the scalp mould and template is sent to Cesare Ragazzi in Bologna, the 39-step / 240+ man-hour process is begun. The breathable, dermato-compatible “second skin” is matched with proper texture and complexion color. Then, up to 100,000 unprocessed human hair strands are meticulously blended and matched to the patient’s specifications.  These hair strands are delicately sewn strand-by-strand into the “second skin” of the prosthetic’s medical-grade polymeric base with an incredible attention to artistry and detail–the angle, orientation and position of each hair is designed to be virtually identical to mother nature’s patterns.

When the CNC Hair Prosthesis for chemo is applied to the woman with severe chemotherapy hair loss and styled, the end result is a hair replacement system like no other in terms of naturalness, beauty and durability and unmatched in the freedom of lifestyle provided. Swim, shampoo, shower, dance, curl and style… all as if it was your own natural head of hair.

Learn more about the Cesare Ragazzi CNC hair and scalp prosthetic hair replacement system from Dr. Bauman—the first physician in North America to offer this life-changing solution for permanent chemo-induced alopecia which is helping cancer survivors once again live their lives with a full head of hair. For more information on the CNC Italian Hair System, start here: www.baumanmedical.com/schedule-consultation