– Dr. Alan Bauman, board-certified hair restoration physician, demonstrates new technology to evaluate, track and treat hair loss. Low Level Laser Therapy at-home device (Erchonia THL-1) and Folliscope scalp microscope are discussed.
While in Chicago attending a medical conference, Dr. Alan Bauman (Board Certified Hair Transplant Surgeon) was invited by ABC-7 News to discuss some of the most advanced diagnostic and treatments for hair growth. While there is no ‘cure for hair loss,’ Dr. Alan Bauman recommends early diagnosis and evaluations to determine one’s risk of developing female pattern hair loss or male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Hereditary hair loss affects tens of millions of Americans who want to keep their hair and avoid hair loss and baldness.
Treatments such as microsurgical hair transplantation which redistributes follicles in their naturally-occurring follicular-unit groupings (one, two, three and sometimes four follicles) can restore man or woman’s living and growing hair permanently.
Today, hair transplantation can be performed with an FUE/NeoGraft approach which avoids the linear scar common with more traditional style transplants. FUE/NeoGraft heals faster and more comfortably than the traditional linear harvest requiring stitches or staples. NeoGraft FUE allows patients to return to physical activity faster with less downtime.
Today’s ‘artistic’ microsurgical techniques allow the recreation of a natural hairline one follicle at at time.
FDA-approved treatments for hair growth include Propecia/Finasteride (a daily pill for men with very rare side effects), Minoxidil/Rogaine (a topical solution applied to the balding scalp twice daily), as well as Low Level Laser Therapy. Since this interview was released, a couple of low level laser therapy devices have received clearance from the FDA for the treatment of hair loss.