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Introducing our new Hair Transplant Expert - Dr. Alan Bauman

Discussion in 'Hair Transplants for Women' started by Guest, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ladies -

    As promised, HerAlopecia continues to grow and expand, and we now have another amazing resource who is making himself available on the forums. Dr. Alan Bauman is a hair restoration surgeon who has been highly published and has made appearances on television and in the New York Times, and "Womans World" for his expertise on Women's hair loss in the surgical realm. But lucky us - Dr. B has personally accepted my offer to be present in the Surgical Alternatives forum here on HerAlopecia to field your questions on the latest technologies in hair transplantation techniques, and surgical alternatives.

    I personally met Dr. Bauman at the 2002 International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery conference in Chicago, and am proud to say he was one of the most personable, approachable surgeons there. Trust me when I say, that is saying quite a lot! More importantly, he seemed genuine, and was able to mix professionalism with a genuine interest in his patients. The success of his practice has reflected that, as I have seen him on television since, and he has been published in the New York Times and several other major publications.

    The topic of hair transplantation has traditionally been considered a "Last Resort" (as with any surgical procedure) in treating the hair loss condition. Coincidentally, it was at that 2002 conference that for the first time, a new type of transplant procedure was introduced. Up until that time, most hair transplants were done by extracting a strip of your scalp from the back of your head, and harvesting those hairs for relocation into balding areas. Needless to say the invasiveness, healing time, and discomfort were huge.

    Since then, new technologies and better instrumentation have enabled surgeons to extract individual follicles from the scalp and relocate them on a one by one basis, allowing for multiple procedures, significantly faster healing time, and much better results. We could (and will) write countless articles on these new technologies, but for now, please welcome Dr. B, and allow him to answer any questions you may have!

    HerAlopecia Forum Administrator
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Dr. Alan J. Bauman is the Founder and Medical Director of the Bauman Medical Group, P.A. located in Wharfside at Boca Pointe in Boca Raton, Florida. His practice is dedicated exclusively to treating hair loss in both men and women. He is focused on using the most state-of-the-art medical and surgical techniques to help his patients maintain and/or restore their scalp hair. Dr. Bauman is an advocate for a holistic, results-oriented, 'multi-therapy' approach to the treatment of hair loss. His international reputation for providing high quality patient care and exceptionally natural results has spread fast and far through the word-of-mouth of satisfied patients.

    Recently, Dr. Bauman's practice was featured on Dateline NBC as the winner of an independent head-to-head comparison of modern hair restoration treatments. [A full transcript and video is available on MSNBC website at http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6590766/ ] He has also been featured in The New York Times, Men's Health Magazine, USA Today, Woman's World, and on CNN, MSNBC and others. A first-hand account of Men's Health editor's (Douglas Dechert) hair transplant procedure is available at http://www.menshealthhairtransplant.com.

    Born in New Jersey, Dr. Bauman received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Riverside where he began to cultivate an interest in medicine and surgery. Dr. Bauman received his M.D. degree with special honors from New York Medical College, during which time he was drawn to the more aesthetic side of surgery. He has had internship and residency training in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City before specializing in hair transplant surgery. During his fellowship in microsurgical hair restoration, Dr. Bauman worked one-on-one with his mentor, an innovator of highly advanced artistic hair transplantation techniques in New York.

    As a child he watched his own father (who had nearly complete hair loss) struggle with the hassle, expense and unnaturalness of a hairpiece for over twenty years. Dr. Bauman has since restored his father's own living and growing hair through transplantation.

    Dr. Bauman is an active member of the esteemed International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (http://www.ishrs.org), where he has sat on the Ethics and Bylaws Committee, as well as the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the American Medical Association, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Florida Medical Association and the Palm Beach County Medical Society.

    Dr. Bauman is a co-author of several textbooks on such topics as "Health Sciences Chemistry" and the medical school admission process, and a contributing author for the text "Cosmetic Dermatology" published by McGraw Hill. He has also published numerous magazine and journal articles on the current treatment of hair loss for the general public and physician readers, and has developed an international reputation for providing state-of-the-art care. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Hair Transplant Forum (the official publication of the ISHRS (http://www.ishrs.org). Dr. Bauman is currently the Medical Editor of the National Hair Journal, the trade journal with the largest circulation in the hair restoration industry.

    Through his Educational Outreach program, Dr. Bauman has spoken to a wide variety of groups about the latest medical and surgical treatment of hair loss, and lectured to the ISHRS at their Annual Meetings and performed surgery as a faculty member at the ISHRS Live Surgery Workshop annually in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Bauman's own website, http://www.baumanmedical.com was designed as a comprehensive resource for patients who are suffering from hair loss and seeking information on available treatments.

    Dr. Bauman was the first hair restoration surgeon in the United States to use the French CapilliCARE® Microscopic Hair Analysis system-a non-invasive digital microscope that can acquire and record accurate hair density and hair caliber measurements in several areas of the scalp for future comparison for his patients. It is extremely useful to detect progressing hair loss in areas that are not yet visible to the naked eye, as well as track the responses to various forms of treatment. Dr. Bauman was also one of the first surgeons to routinely utilize The WAND®--a computerized, painless injection system for local anesthesia for every transplant performed, for maximum patient comfort. Digital 'preview' imaging is a routine part of all of Dr. Bauman's consultations, to ensure that each patient has appropriate expectations of what the procedure can provide. Low Level Laser Therapy is a new, non-chemical, non-invasive technology that holds promise for the treatment of hair loss. Dr. Bauman was one of the first physicians in the world to use laser therapy in a hair restoration practice.

    Dr. Bauman, his wife, Karen, and sons, Ross and Spencer, are permanent residents of Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. and Mrs. Bauman enjoy dedicating their time to local philanthropies such as Colin Powell's America's Promise, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Florida Philharmonic. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the electric bass guitar and spending time with his sons.
  3. devastated

    devastated Guest

    Hi, Are we allowed to ask Dr. Bauman about a specific doctor we are thinking of possibly going to? D
  4. ktr2424

    ktr2424 Guest


    I just recently joined - I actually used to come here 4 years ago but everything on the site got hacked into and got lost a few times unfortunately. Wish I could find what I posted in the past. I'm glad to see the site is still here.

    I was reading some of the threads and I would like to request that Dr. B. give a response to all the questions as I see some that are not getting any comments. I'm sure Dr. B. is extremely busy but people do look forward to getting responses from him.

    Have a great day all.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Request

    Thank you for this request. This has been partially my fault, as we got really bogged down with the site redesign. I have contacted Dr. Bauman and he has expressed that he is still very interested in fielding questions, so I will go through everything and try to find them all. You should see several new responses in the coming days.


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