VIDEO: Brian’s SmartGraft FUE Hair Transplant w/ Dr. Alan Bauman on NBC6 Miami
Watch Brian’s SmartGraft FUE Hair Transplant story as seen on NBC6 6-In-The-Mix in Miami Florida.
Brian received his no-linear-scar minimally-invasive hair transplant from hair loss expert and full-time ABHRS certified surgeon, Dr. Alan Bauman in Boca Raton, FL. How did Brian’s hair transplant transform him? How did it feel to undergo the procedure? Was it painful or pluggy? How natural does the result look? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this video about Brian’s hair transplant using SmartGraft device.
00:05 Female Announcer: While losing your hair can greatly affect your confidence and self-esteem, thankfully, advances in hair transplant technology is giving new hope for both men and women suffering from hair loss. Here’s one man’s story.
00:22 Brian: My father and his whole side of his family, they were all bald, and I knew one day that that was gonna be my fate. So in my mid-20s, I started seeing my hair basically receding further and further back, and I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. I knew one day I would either have to have hair restoration or had to figure something out to keep my hair.
00:47 Dr. B.: We’re looking right at the swirl pattern where you’ve got some miniaturized hairs from male pattern hair loss, that weaker, thinner, wispier hairs. Healthy scalp, but male pattern baldness is going on. In Brian’s case, he experienced male pattern hair loss, so he had obvious receding hairline, a typical male pattern hair loss process, and he came to us concerned about it.
01:12 Brian: Once I came in for the consultation and they were going over all the different things that I could do in order to restore my hair, and that’s when he explained to me the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure.
01:26 Dr. B.: Follicular Unit Extraction has been around and a part of my practice for well over 10 years, and that’s exclusively what we do. No scalpel incisions, no linear scarring. This is a method where we can transplant individual follicular units, literally, as small as a single hair follicle. So we can take those individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp and implant them into the thinning or the balding area and leave no tell-tale linear scarring behind.
01:50 Brian: Up until this point, I was ready to accept a linear scar. I was ready to accept getting cut open and just to restore my hair. When he explained the procedure, by using the technology called the SmartGraft, I was blown away. I was like, “How is there something out there that can even do this, that can perform this task?”
02:13 Dr. B.: SmartGraft is a game changer for us because it’s a dramatic improvement in the handheld devices that we use. It helps out with efficiency, with accuracy and the end result in terms of the way that those grafts are stored within the device, enables us to get better results on the backend for our patients. During this part of the procedure, we’re extracting the individual grafts one at a time, and they’re being transported into the inside of the machine where they’re going be kept moist and cold until we’re ready to implant. We have beautiful-looking grafts that come directly from the machine. And so grafts are going to grow sooner because they’re healthier, and the follicle’s going to produce a better-looking hair fiber, which in the end, gives you a better-looking head of hair. This is a viable procedure for both men with typical male pattern hair loss, but also for women too, with female pattern hair loss.
03:06 Brian: Now that my hair has grown in, I feel absolutely amazing. I can go to the ocean. I can go into the pool. I can go to the gym and not feel like I’m washed out anymore. I look in the mirror every time and I see hair again. I feel like I’m 25 again.
03:25 Female Announcer: Go to baumanmedical.com for more info. You can also go to nbc.com/6inthemix.
Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, IAHRS, FISHRS is a full time hair transplant surgeon certified by ABHRS, Fellow of ISHRS (FISHRS) and accepted member of IAHRS located in Boca Raton, Florida.
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