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Low Level Laser Therapy Continues to Win Support from FDA as a Hair Loss Treatment – Dr. Alan Bauman

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PRESS RELEASE – January 16, 2014 – Boca Raton, Florida – National Hair Loss Expert Dr. Alan Bauman offers low-level laser therapy to men and women as part of multi-therapy approach to hair loss.

For the fifth time in three years, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded clearance to another low level laser therapy (LLLT) device for the treatment of hair loss – this time with Sunetics’ Model “G” Clinical Laser System. Nationally renowned hair loss expert Alan J. Bauman, M.D., who’s been a strong advocate of LLLT as a hair loss treatment since 1999, the most recent FDA clearance is further proof of the efficacy of low-level lasers as a hair regrowth treatment for male and female pattern hair loss.

Dr. Bauman is currently recruiting male and female hair loss patients to participate in a new laser therapy clinical trial.

“Once viewed with skepticism by some in the medical community, low-level laser therapy has since proven itself to be a safe and highly effective treatment for a wide range of health concerns, and is particularly well-suited as a treatment for male and female pattern hair loss,” Bauman said. “We’ve been incorporating LLLT into our multi-therapy regimens for the past 15 years, and I’ve seen first-hand how effective this side effect-free treatment can be for reviving dying hair follicles and stimulating hair growth in both men and women. That said, patients shouldn’t expect LLLT to regrow hair that’s dead and gone. It tends to work on weakened follicles that are still in the process of miniaturizing – so it’s critical for patients who suspect they may have hair loss to get started on this treatment as soon as possible and stick with it.”

The Sunetics Model “G” is a clinical-grade, in-office low-level laser therapy treatment armed with an array of 107 laser diodes. Unlike other hand-held or wearable laser devices, the Model “G” is a large, free-standing laser “hood” delivering powerful, continuous full coverage of the scalp in healthy laser light. Treatment sessions are 30 minutes long and patients are encouraged to undergo these treatments three times per week.

Low level laser therapy is the medical use of non-heating, low energy laser diodes to stimulate the body’s cells by increasing mitochondrial membrane potential through a process called photobiomodulation. Clinical studies have found it to have a number of medical applications – including faster wound healing, pain abatement, brain injury, lipolysis (fat loss) and stimulating regrowth in hair follicles.

Bauman was one of the first U.S. physicians to use laser therapy as an integral part of a multi-therapy approach to treat thinning hair beginning as early as 1999 and has treated thousands of patients with laser therapy since. In Puerta Vallarta in 2001, Dr. Bauman’s results from in-office laser therapy were the first laser therapy-treated patients ever presented at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Bauman currently owns four Sunetics laser hoods located within his Laser Hair Therapy “Spa” and perioperative area of his hair transplant clinic in Boca Raton, FL. He has been a ‘beta-tester,’ medical consultant and early adopter of several low-level laser devices currently on the market. Bauman’s medical practice currently provides patients with a wide range of laser therapy options, ranging from the in-office laser “hoods” developed by Sunetics to a variety of at-home hand-held laser units and at-home wearable devices.

While Bauman is a supporter of laser therapy, he cautions consumers and patients to understand its limitations. Laser therapy is primarily effective at restarting “thinning,” or dying, hair follicles and accelerating post-op healing after a hair transplant. Laser therapy can be used in combination with other proven medical treatments like compounded minoxidil and/or finasteride, platelet-rich plasma therapy, prostaglandin analogs, nutritional supplements and NeoGraft FUE hair transplants.

About Sunetics Low Level Laser Therapy:

  • Sunetics low-level laser therapy hoods help patients improve hair growth and regrow thicker, healthier hair through photobiomodulation.
  • Laser therapy is a drug-free, chemical-free, side effect-free non-invasive treatment option for hair loss and hair thinning for both men and women.
  • Sunetics low level laser therapy patients can expect to see hair regrowth within a few months of use but it does not reverse baldness where severe depletion of hair follicle density has already occurred.

Recently, a number of portable laser devices have been cleared by the FDA for hair growth making at-home treatments more accessible to patients.

Scientific Cross-sectional Hair Bundle Trichometry or HairCheck™ measurements by a certified Hair Restoration Physician should be performed before treatment and at appropriate intervals to track results.

Improvements in hair growth from laser therapy can usually be measured in three months, with visible changes seen in six months*.

Laser therapy, like other non-invasive hair growth treatments, is no ‘miracle cure,’ but it is an important tool in the treatment of damaged hair, thinning hair and hair loss. For more information on what kind of results you might achieve with laser therapy or how laser therapy can be added to your ‘multi-therapy’ hair restoration regimen, please contact a board-certified hair restoration physician.

*Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary

About Dr. Alan J. Bauman
Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, IAHRS, FISHRS is a full-time hair transplant surgeon who founded his medical practice in 1997 and has treated nearly 20,000 patients and performed over 8,000 hair transplant surgeries and nearly 3,000 PRP for hair regrowth procedures to date. His compassionate, patient-centered philosophy and individualized artistic approach to protecting, enhancing and restoring the appearance and health of the hair and scalp is what sets him apart from non-specialists and other practitioners. Currently located in Boca Raton, Florida, 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 only approximately 200 physicians worldwide to achieve certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), be an accepted member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS) and also recommended by the American Hair Loss Association. Dr. Bauman has achieved the coveted Fellow status within the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS) and is a frequently invited faculty member at numerous international scientific meetings, live surgery workshops and major beauty industry events. Dr. Bauman is the first-ever hair transplant surgeon to be formally accepted as an Intercoiffure Industry Partner. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the World Trichology Society and an active Trustee of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; he credits part of his early and ongoing success thanks to his involvement in local and national professional networks. He is also the author of numerous articles and 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 mass media as a medical expert and successful early-adopter and pioneer of some of the most advanced technologies in the effective treatment of hair loss. Dr. Bauman's international reputation and his exceptional team at Bauman Medical attracts patients from all corners of the globe for hair loss diagnosis and the latest and most effective hair restoration treatments and procedures. Dr. Bauman was voted “North America’s #1 Top Hair Restoration Physician” by Aesthetic Everything and was recently named a Top 5 Transformative CEO in Forbes. His accessible and interactive presence on social media has garnered millions of video views on YouTube and thousands of subscribers, connections and followers on the most popular platforms. A recent Live Hair Transplant Surgery broadcast directly from the procedure room in his Boca Raton office gained over 100,000 simultaneous views from more than 20 countries. Dr. Bauman also has been a member of the highly respected Pantene Hair Research Institute, a global network of leading hair experts focused on the advancement of hair science, technologies and products. Personal appearances, interviews and profiles include the Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors and Dateline NBC among other TV appearances. Newspaper and Magazine articles and feature stories include The New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, Cosmo, Elle, Vogue, Allure, O – The Oprah Magazine and Men’s Health among others. In addition to serving as the CEO of Bauman Medical and teaching and consulting internationally, Dr. Bauman personally treats patients at his Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Treatment Center in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. For complete details visit http://www.baumanmedical.com

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