Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2024?
(I did. Read to the end to find out what it was.)
We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions at some point in our lives, but have you ever asked yourself where the word “resolution” comes from? It’s a word that has particular meaning for us at Bauman Medical. Here’s why:
“Resolution” is derived from Latin. It’s a combination of “re” meaning “intensive force,” and “solvere,” which means to loosen, untie, or “solve.” Boy, does that ever sum up our practice’s recurring New Year’s resolution, and it’s one we keep all year long!
We see lots of patients after the first of the year who finally resolved to do something nice for themselves by partnering with us. We help them solve their hair loss problems, and we doggedly tackle those problems with an intensive force we maintain all year because of our passion for what we do. You’ll find us perpetually on the cutting edge of new techniques and technologies; in fact, we’re often part of developing new ones.
If you’re experiencing hair loss, you may think that a hair transplant* is your only option, but we offer a dizzying array of alternative solutions to help you ring in the new year with hair growth you didn’t think possible. Here are just a few I think you’ll like.
Prescription medications Fin.481
This customized oral medication contains 25% more finasteride than Propecia®, which lowers DHT, a primary trigger for male pattern baldness. It also includes a unique blend of 481 milligrams of supplemental nutrients to optimize healthy hair regrowth by improving blood circulation, converting the food you eat into energy for the high energy demands of hair follicles, and decreasing inflammation in the body.
Taken once a day, it works for most people within 90 days to slow, stop, and reverse miniaturization of hair follicles.
This highly effective alternative to topical over-the-counter minoxidil (generic Rogaine) consists of a non-greasy, quick-absorbing compounded minoxidil formula available only by prescription. Its specially designed packaging allows direct application to the scalp, so the active ingredients get directly to the follicles, not on your hair—which can cause hairstyling problems. It also contains a number of other ingredients that promote hair growth, including tretinoin. Studies show that minoxidil with tretinoin works more powerfully than minoxidil alone due to enhanced penetration and activation of the minoxidil at the hair follicle.
This topical formula contains finasteride (generic Propecia®), minoxidil, and other beneficial ingredients in a powerful, synergistic mixture for the scalp that improves hair growth. This treatment gives the benefit of addressing hair-miniaturizing DHT at the level of the scalp with fewer risks than oral finasteride. Used twice daily, this pairing has been shown to regrow hair in up to 85% of men and 60% of women (safe for most postmenopausal women).
Low-level laser therapy (also known as red light therapy or photobiomodulation)
The medical grade Bauman TURBO LaserCap® is FDA-cleared for hair regrowth. This low-level laser device is portable, hands-free, cordless, rechargeable, and fast, requiring only five minutes of treatment per day for improved hair growth at home. It’s drug- and chemical-free with no risk of side.
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. (Hint: Avoid clunky helmets and weak consumer versions seen online, as they are almost certainly underpowered, and many aren’t very portable.)
TED (TransEpidermal Delivery)
This popular non-invasive hair growth treatment doesn’t use needles or anesthesia of any kind. Because it’s needle-free, it is ideal for people who’ve avoided getting medical treatment for their thinning hair because they’re averse to surgery or needles.
This powerful treatment involves a high-tech device that looks like a small massage tool. The TED handpiece is moved slowly over the scalp, emitting safe ultrasonic sound waves and air pressure.
We then apply a specialized topical hair growth serum of growth factors and peptides onto the treatment zones and use the device to push it through the skin. (This process is known as sonophoresis.)
The 20-25-minute process gently enhances the penetration of the serum into the scalp by temporarily increasing scalp permeability. At the same time, increased blood flow optimizes scalp health and stimulates hair follicles to produce thicker, stronger, healthier hair. This FDA-cleared Class 1 medical device is clinically proven to address shedding and improve hair growth and scalp health within minutes. Many patients have also noticed improvements in pigmentation.
TED is ideal for patients who want to improve the overall thickness and appearance of their hair.
*When surgery is the best solution
There are some hair loss situations that are simply too advanced for non-surgical solutions. We’ll let you know if that’s the case once we’ve had a consultation with you. If we go that direction, you can feel confident we’ll offer you indisputable state-of-the art options. Those include:
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
FUE is minimally invasive, uses no staples or stitches, and requires little downtime. This technique replaces the older, invasive method of cutting out a strip of skin known as “strip harvesting.”
With the aid of robotics and other microsurgical instruments, hair follicles are harvested directly from the scalp without leaving behind a telltale linear scar.
VIP|FUE™ offers patients all the advantages of traditional FUE, as described above.
What makes it different? It’s the only transplant procedure not requiring any trimming or shaving of the donor area. That means no dramatic change in your hairstyle after the procedure (such as looking like you had a buzzcut), making it totally discreet. It often includes the unique benefit of the “long hair preview,” which allows you to see the results of your transplant immediately after your procedure. In short, No-Shave VIP|FUE™ is the most discreet hair transplant available today.
Ready to make that New Year’s resolution to do something good for yourself by partnering with us to tackle your hair loss?
Call 561-220-3480 or point your camera at the QR code below to schedule your private one-on-one in-person or virtual consultation at www.baumanmedical.com.
P.S. – Here are my personal New Year’s resolutions: I’m looking forward to further optimizing my health and longevity through biohacking, spending more quality time with friends and family, and devoting more time to Grey Team and other non-profit organizations.
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