“Hair Restoration Vacation”
*Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary
July 12, 2002
by Kitty Bean Yancy
How’s this for a hair-raising getaway? Alan Bauman, a doctor in Boca Raton, FL, has begun offering “Hair Restoration Vacations,” for those who want to go home with a less shiny pate.
Packages starting at $4500 include lodging and hair transplant techniques such as “micrografting” single, living hair follicles from the sides and back of the scalp to balding areas. Bauman’s staff will arrange a stay at luxe hotels, even transportation via limo and private jet.
Bauman got the idea of packaging when “patients started coming down and asking about accommodations. They are busy people–self-made, professionals, CEO’s,” he says. Other hair-restoring physicians also have begun to help patients with travel arrangements.
The key to offering quick service to time-pressed people is via pretreatment “virtual consultations,” says Bauman, whose website is www.hairrestorationvacation.com. “They e-mail me photos of themselves, and I give them a rough idea of what can be done. I make ‘mouse calls.’
[photo: Bauman patient before and after two sessions of 1700 micrografts each]
Hair Restoration Vacation as seen on CNN
Note: today, we perform 99% of all procedures using minimally-invasive Follicular-Unit Extraction with NeoGraft or ARTAS system.