SmartGraft FUE Hair Transplant w/ Dr Alan Bauman on Fox5 News Las Vegas Mike Doria Reporting
00:00 Live from Las Vegas, Fox5 News This Morning starts now.
00:04 Jason: Some stories are just gift-wrapped in a nice bow and handed to us, and this is one of them.
00:11 Monica: Yeah. A hair loss convention being covered by Mike Doria. [chuckle]
00:17 Monica: He and his chrome dome are doing some investigating this morning over at CosmoProf. It’s the convention designed for all things in the beauty industry. So, Mike, there’s some new techniques out there for you?
00:30 Mike Doria: You got a lot of nerve, Monica. [laughter]
00:33 MD: Your hair comes in a bag from overseas. At least you have hair coming in. [laughter]
00:38 MD: I’d have to watch mine grow in one of these three tubes with this new SmartGraft. It’s like the, what’d you call it, the iPhone of hair grafting?
00:45 Dr Alan Bauman: SmartGraft is the iPhone of hair transplant surgery devices.
00:48 Monica: Wow!
00:49 MD: So how does it work? [chuckle]
00:50 DB: This is a device that allows us to take the individual follicles, one at a time, from the back of the scalp, without leaving any linear scarring behind.
00:58 MD: And that’s important. I guess I would never know, I haven’t had this done, but pain and scarring is kind of a big deal?
01:05 DB: Correct. So old styles procedures left a linear scar, had a long downtime, stitches or staples. This procedure has a much less downtime, much less discomfort, much quicker recovery, and absolutely no linear scar left behind.
01:17 MD: And so I’m gonna do my best to try and explain. This is Dr. Alan Bauman. He’s awesome. He’s like the guru of hair transplant. But he said it sucks up the hair follicle through that, goes through the tube, and into this dishes or cups where it keeps them moist and…
01:30 DB: Absolutely. So that’s… The greatest innovation with this device is that when the follicle is harvested, it’s gonna then be transferred and stored right into this container, where it’s gonna be kept moist and cool while it’s awaiting transplantation. And the reason why we want that is because it’s gonna improve the growth rate and then the quality of hair on the backend when it grows.
01:48 MD: Well, you know what they say, “Hair today, gone tomorrow.” [laughter]
01:51 MD: By the way, that’s what it would look like afterwards. I have an idea. What if we got… You know how at the zoo they had a live cam with that giraffe waiting to have the baby? What if we’ve got a live cam, Monica and Jason, and we just watched my hair follicles grow in that dish? I don’t know if that would… I’m hopeless. [laughter]
02:09 Monica: But, Mike, this is really interesting stuff. I mean, imagine folks who have lupus or other diseases. I know folks who have and they’ve lost their hair. Is this for women as well?
02:20 MD: Well, so Monica’s asking, people with lupus who have lost their hair, for women, could this help women as well?
02:26 DB: So if you have a scarring type of alopecia, a hair transplant is probably not gonna work for you. But it’s really important to go see a board certified hair restoration physician to really get the proper diagnosis so you know what’s right for you, whether it’s a medication, a laser light device, PRP, platelet-rich plasma treatment, or hair transplant surgery.
02:47 MD: Gotcha.
02:47 DB: The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery is the place to go to find the board certified doctors. There’s only about 200 of us, and we’re board certified in hair restoration surgery.
02:56 MD: Alright. Well, I hope that answers that. By the way, 130,000 hair follicles on an healthy head of hair. I have probably less than 30,000.
03:02 Monica: Oh, boy. That’s good information, Mike. Thank you. [laughter]
03:05 Monica: Alright. right now.
03:06 MD: Yeah, for somebody who can get hair transplants. [laughter]
03:08 Jason: I knew that would be a great, great report.
03:10 Monica: I knew it was. Yeah, of course.
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