“Minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE hair transplantation and low level laser devices like LaserCap are the absolute cutting-edge of hair loss treatments and it’s exciting to present those options to the progressive doctors in the field.”
Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
Top international hair restoration expert Alan J. Bauman, M.D. was a featured speaker at the 2012 European Masters in Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine (EMAA) conference in Paris, where he presented to Europe’s best hair restoration physicians on important new treatments like NeoGraft FUE (follicular unit extraction) as well as the LaserCap and Nutreve low level laser therapy devices.
Among Bauman’s several presentations, ‘FUE Mega Sessions: Pearls and Pitfalls in Achieving Maximum Graft Yield Using Minimally Invasive Hair Transplant and Harvesting Methods,’ and ‘FUE Trends: The Minimally Invasive Hair Transplant Revolution,’ were featured as part of the EMAA’s 2nd International Hair Surgery Master Course (IHSMC), hosted by renowned hair transplant surgeon Dr. Pierre Bouhanna. Along with FUE technology, Bauman, who is a board-certified hair restoration surgeon, discussed mechanisms of low-level laser therapy – including the latest at-home breakthrough laser devices. Bauman was one of the first US physicians to use laser therapy as an integral part of a multi-therapy approach to treating hair loss and thinning for both male and female patients. The new LaserCap is a portable, wearable laser unit that contains 224 laser diodes to stimulate weak and thinning follicles at the cellular level and improve blood flow in order to help patients achieve thicker, fuller healthier looking hair. The Nutreve ‘personal laser’ is another new cordless and rechargeable consumer device with 35 true laser diodes.
“Minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE hair transplantation and low level laser devices like LaserCap are the absolute cutting-edge of hair loss treatments and it’s exciting to present those options to the progressive doctors in the field,” said Dr. Bauman, who is founder and medical director of the Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton. “The Paris EMAA conference was a unique opportunity to share these new treatments and successes with a global audience of colleagues. This allows us the chance to both teach and learn from each other to better help our hair loss patients, while at the same time, raise awareness about the advanced new treatments and techniques available.”
FUE is a less-invasive harvesting of hair follicles and “follicular units” individually; eliminating the linear or ‘strip’ harvest approach. The highly delicate and technically challenging FUE procedure has been available for several years, but prior to the advent of mechanical instruments like NeoGraft, it was difficult for hair transplant surgeons to accurately and efficiently perform large minimally-invasive hair transplant sessions.
The FDA-cleared NeoGraft (also known as the S.A.F.E.R. device by Medicamat in Europe and Asia) is a dramatic advancement over previous manual FUE methods which were more time consuming and less accurate. NeoGraft/S.A.F.E.R. allows surgeons to harvest and transplant large numbers of hair follicles in considerably less time for patients and without the ‘tell-tale’ linear scar. Because recovery from NeoGraft FUE is faster, more comfortable and less restrictive, most people are back to their regular routines - including athletic workouts - within just a few days.
“FUE is an extremely effective surgical option for patients that allows for a quicker, more comfortable recovery, less post-op activity restrictions, as well as avoiding the tell-tale linear scar associated with traditional linear strip-harvest hair transplants,” explained Bauman. “As we showed in our lectures, it takes meticulous preparation and teamwork to transplant more than 3,000 follicular units in a “Mega-FUE” transplant session.”
According to ISHRS statistics, FUE surgeries have risen in demand dramatically over the past several years around the world and large “Mega-FUE” sessions will likely be the next trend.
Key benefits of a NeoGraft FUE transplant:
- Least invasive hair transplant available
- No scalpel, no stitches, no staples are used in the donor area
- No ‘tell-tale’ linear scar is left in the back of the scalp
- Shorter, more comfortable recovery
- Less activity restrictions after surgery and quicker return to athletic activity
- Very short haircuts are possible after surgery
- Transplants more than twice as many hair-grafts in a single surgery as the previous manually-performed FUE surgery in the same amount of time
However, Bauman notes that this procedure requires a qualified surgeon and team to care for the fragile grafts and an experienced surgeon to artistically transplant them in a way that the transplanted result looks 100% natural.
“It is important for patients to keep in mind that a natural FUE hair transplant still requires keen artistry and precision and should be performed by a surgeon with extensive specialized hair transplant training, certifications and experience,” explained Bauman. “Surgeons and their teams need to commit to the required training in order to achieve optimal results with the technology.”
Once viewed with skepticism, low-level laser therapy has now become a key tool in the hair restoration specialist’s arsenal. Today’s top practitioners rely on drug-free laser therapy, in combination with other treatments, to provide optimum results for both male and female patients. With the FDA clearance of two laser devices and strong clinical evidence supporting its efficacy in treating hair loss, low level lasers have become an important tool for those seeking to restore their locks.
- Low-level laser therapy helps patients achieve thicker, fuller, healthier-looking hair.
- Laser therapy is a drug-free, chemical-free, side effect-free non-invasive treatment option for hair thinning for both men and women.
- LaserCap, embedded with over 220 laser diodes, provides complete coverage of the scalp and easily fits discreetly under any hat or under a bandana or scarf.
- In addition to LaserCap, there are numerous other products currently out on the market, such as laser combs and brushes, large helmets and clinical laser 'hoods.'
- Available through physicians only, LaserCap is the most powerful, 100% hands free, cordless, rechargeable laser device on the market.
Bauman is a well-known figure in the hair restoration industry and an early pioneer of such treatments as FUE, low level laser therapy, eyelash and eyebrow transplants and multi-therapy regimens. He became the first Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery to routinely use the NeoGraft device for FUE hair transplant surgeries, which today comprise more than 94 percent of all hair transplants he performs.
For more information on Bauman Medical Group, please visit http://www.baumanmedical.com or call 1-877-BAUMAN-9 or (561) 394-0024.
About Dr. Alan J. Bauman
Alan J. Bauman, M.D., founder of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, Florida, is a full-time board-certified and internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon whose pioneering work has been featured extensively in the national and international print and television media, such as Newsweek, The New York Times, Cosmo, Vogue, Allure, Men's Health, Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood and Dateline NBC.
Dr. Bauman is recognized within the medical profession as top U.S. medical expert on the treatment of hair loss in men and women. A board-certified hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Bauman was the first to demonstrate ‘live’ the FUE method of hair transplantation at the 2003 International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Orlando Live Surgery Workshop, started with NeoGraft FUE in 2008 and was the first to demonstrate the NeoGraft FUE device at the ISHRS Orlando Live Surgery Workshop in 2010. His practice is divided equally between male and female patients, and Dr. Bauman provides state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and a multi-therapy approach to the medically treatable condition of hair loss. Dr. Bauman is a member and often a featured speaker at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Scientific Meetings.