This article originally appeared on SFLHealthaandWellness.com.
It’s February, and love is in the air.
But is love in your hair?
If you’re not loving what you see when you look in the mirror, don’t despair. We have an innovative diagnostic tool that finds the perfect match to address any hair concerns you’re dealing with – at any stage.
Our Trichotest™ is an ideal matchmaker for someone with hair loss. It analyzes your unique DNA, employing state-of-the-art DNA microarray technology. It’s designed to identify the exact hair loss treatments that will perform best for you, based on your genetics.
All it requires is a cheek swab and some details about your lifestyle. It’s then sent to a laboratory, which analyzes the characteristics of your specific metabolism contributing to your particular hair loss situation. A report is sent back which identifies the treatment options likely to be the most successful for you.
Trichotest™ can be performed in the office during a consultation or from home, and is for anyone who wants to understand how genetics affects their hair loss and treatment options. It’s useful for men and women with a family history of hair loss and for those who have tried different treatments with minimal or no success.
It’s a one-time test, as your genetics won’t change. And it gives us a deeper understanding of your genetic characteristics and how they relate to your hair loss, so we can guide you effectively to the treatment most suited to you, saving you time and money.
Armed with this information I know where to go, with scientific precision, to put you on the road in 2022 to hair you’ll love.
Below are some of the most popular Hair Restoration treatment options available to you at Bauman Medical:
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma): A comfortable in-office procedure that takes about an hour with no recovery time, downtime, or significant risk. Derived from a small blood sample, platelets are separated from other components of the blood, concentrated, then painlessly applied into the scalp under local anesthesia where weak hair follicles exist. When performed using the appropriate concentration of platelets and proper application techniques, you can expect hair growth improvements that last a year or more from a single treatment.
PDOgro™: Researched and developed right here at Bauman Medical, we were the first hair restoration clinic in the U.S. to use PDO threads to enhance hair growth. PDO, or polydioxanone, is a synthetic absorbable FDA-cleared material. Used for decades in surgery, and more recently in aesthetic procedures to reverse the appearance of skin aging, PDO threads placed into the scalp have been shown to stimulate hair regrowth. Typically performed in combination with PRP in a no-downtime “lunch-break” procedure, the threads are comfortably applied into the scalp. They dissolve and are absorbed over time, safely stimulating collagen production, new blood vessel formation, and a release of powerful rejuvenating growth factors.
The PDOgro™ procedure may help prevent or reduce the need for future hair transplantation by stopping, slowing, or reversing hair loss.
100% non-invasive low-level laser therapy (also known as red light therapy): Proper and consistent use of medical-grade low-level laser therapy has been scientifically proven to improve hair quality, strength, and thickness, as well as promote hair regrowth.
The medical-grade Bauman TURBO LaserCap® is FDA-cleared. It’s portable, hands-free, cordless, rechargeable, and fast, requiring only five minutes of treatment per day for improved hair growth at home. It’s also drug- and chemical-free with no risk of side effects.
Hair transplantation: In some cases, hair loss is so advanced that a hair transplant is the only way to achieve lasting hair regrowth in areas like a receded hairline, thinning crown, or other areas where hair follicles are severely depleted or gone. Luckily, hair transplant procedures have become more effective, more comfortable, and 100% natural-looking due to major innovations in techniques, technology and artistry.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is one of Bauman Medical’s most popular hair restoration technologies. We employ several types of FUEs, depending on your particular need or situation. Using robotics, or with the aid of mechanical instruments, we harvest hair follicles directly from the scalp, replacing the older, invasive method of “strip harvesting.” FUE hair transplantation allows for the harvesting of follicles without leaving behind a telltale linear scar and with the added benefits of a shorter, less restricted, and more comfortable recovery. Results are natural-looking, not like the old-fashioned “plugs” that your father or grandfather may have had decades ago.
If you or someone you know has hair loss, hair thinning, baldness, or eyebrow / eyelash concerns, click to start either a long-distance virtual consultation OR an in-person, in-office consultation with Dr. Bauman. You can also Ask Dr. Bauman a Question or simply call Bauman Medical Group toll-free 844-GET-HAIR or +1-
*Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary