VIDEO: PDOgro™ Patient Margie Discusses Hair Growth Results with ABC NEWS Local10 Miami
There is good news for men and women suffering from thinning hair, a promising new procedure just made its way to the U.S. and is being used exclusively by Bauman Medical to stimulate hair regrowth. In addition to the positive results seen in clinical trial patients, PDOgro™ is painless, can be done on your lunch break and requires no recovery time – which will no doubt be a major draw for hair loss sufferers.
What is PDO?
PDO thread insertion procedure is an exciting, new, non-invasive treatment to stimulate hair regrowth. PDO (polydioxanone) is a commonly used slowly absorbing synthetic surgical suture material that stimulates new blood vessel formation, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production, as well as activates fibroblasts while it dissolves. These FDA-cleared PDO sutures have been used safely in surgery for decades and, in recent years, have shown promise in aesthetic medicine for non-surgical skin rejuvenation including tightening, lifting, and wrinkle reduction.
How does PDOgro™ work as a hair loss treatment?
Dr. Bauman’s unique application of the PDO threads, PDOgro™, is performed under painless local anesthesia by aseptically inserting PDO MasterThreads into the scalp in the thinning areas to stimulate hair regrowth by rejuvenating weakened follicles. This proprietary process is currently the only procedure in the U.S. using PDO threads for hair regrowth.
This painless “lunchtime” procedure works to stimulate hair regrowth through the release of growth factors and increased blood flow in the treatment area. The material slowly and safely dissolves over a period of months. The breakthrough outpatient non-surgical treatment requires no recovery, no downtime, no aftercare, and no activity restrictions.
HairCheck hair regrowth measurements are recommended every three months to track improvements in hair growth and to help determine when the next PDOgro™ thread treatment is indicated.
Who can PDOgro™ help?
PDO sutures have been used in various medical and surgical fields for decades, but the hair restoration field is just tapping into its potential as a hair loss treatment. Current research supports its use for stopping, slowing or reversing hair loss and promoting hair regrowth. Research has shown that PDOgro™ can be used as a stand-alone hair growth treatment or in conjunction with FDA-approved medications, low-level laser therapy, as well as other procedures including PRP, other cell therapy treatments and hair transplantation.
Despite cutting-edge breakthroughs in hair transplantation thanks to the advent of sophisticated FUE technology, many patients aren’t ready to take the plunge on a transplant or unable to make the financial investment, which makes therapies like PDOgro™, that can potentially reduce the need for a hair transplant so exciting for patients, physicians, and the entire hair restoration community.
Continued research and studies are being conducted, to help unlock PDOgro’s™ maximum potential for hair loss patients. Clinical trials are now underway at Bauman Medical to determine how long the hair growth improvements with PDO threads will last as a stand-alone treatment, as well as in conjunction with other treatments.
00:00 Speaker 1: Local 10 News starts right now.
00:02 Speaker 2: Well, it’s not just men who suffer hair loss as we grow older, many women also dealing with thinning hair. Coming up in today’s Healthcast, we’ll show you a new way to get your hair back, developed by a specialist right here in South Florida.
00:16 Kristy: In health news, hereditary hair loss affects approximately 55% of men over the age of 50, but more than 40% of women also suffer from thinning hair. And as they age, this happens a lot more often. August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, by the way. So today, our Healthcast focuses on a brand new approach to treatment, developed right here in South Florida. After working for hair transplant surgeons for more than 20 years, one day, Margie Maxwell decided it was time to become a patient.
00:47 Margie: As you come to a point, you’re scared. You get scared sometimes. Am I gonna lose all my hair?
00:53 Kristy: Hair transplant specialist, Dr. Alan Bauman, has come up with a new surgical approach after talking to colleagues who use threads in facial procedures.
01:01 Dr Bauman: It was a casual conversation. Someone told me that they had done some work in Asia doing these lifting and rejuvenating treatments and that when they were anchored into the scalp, like in the hair-bearing areas, they noticed improved hair growth.
01:16 Kristy: After the scalp area is numbed, the doctor begins the process he calls “PDOgro.”
01:22 DB: It’s actually a very delicate procedure. You can imagine the follicles, first of all, are very delicate, very superficial to the skin. So the placement of these threads into the scalp during the PDOgro procedure is very critical.
01:36 Kristy: The mechanism of growth is not exactly clear, but the presence and absorption of the threads seems to be the catalyst to change.
01:43 DB: There’s new collagen formation, there’s new blood vessel formation and there’s a massive release of growth factors.
01:50 Kristy: Dr. Bauman says the earlier the intervention, the better the outcome.
01:54 DB: We’re not making a new hair follicle. What we’re doing is we’re enhancing the follicles that are miniaturized. So the goal is to enhance or rejuvenate the weakened follicles, the follicles that are failing.
02:06 Kristy: After her first treatment, Margie felt her hair had more volume and density and was growing in areas where her hairline was receding.
02:14 Margie: I love my hair more now than before. Before, I used to just put it in a bun or just put it in a ponytail and now I could do more to it.
02:24 Kristy: Pretty cool stuff. The threads do dissolve over time, which means in order to maintain the results, it needs to be repeated. How long it will last varies from person to person. And that’s your Healthcast for today.
*Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary
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