May 2014 – The ever increasing prevalence of eyelash extensions have prompted ophthalmologists to issue warning about their use. Eyelash Transplant pioneer, Dr. Alan Bauman of Boca Raton, FL has noted a increase in the number of patients with eyelash damage from glued-on false eyelashes and eyelash extensions.
When eyelash damage occurs, you will see missing, short, sparse or broken lashes in the eyelid area. Over time, this is the result of false lashes and eyelash extensions being attached to the existing lashes. This kind of “Traction Alopecia,” normally seen due to hair extensions, weaves or tight braids in the scalp as well as in trichotillomania (hair pulling) patients, can also occur in the eyelashes.
When eyelash damage occurs, eyelash growth medications like Latisse (bimatoprost) will not work because the follicle is missing or severely damaged.
Eyelash Transplantation is the only option for patients with missing or damaged eyelash follicles. Eyelash transplant is a delicate microsurgical procedure which takes about an hour per eye. Hair follicles are harvested from the back of the scalp and implanted comfortably into the eyelid under local anesthesia. It takes about a week for the residual bruising and swelling to resolve and the new lashes grow starting in about six to twelve weeks. Eyelash transplants grow long so routine trimming is necessary. Unlike eyelash extensions, eyelash transplants last longer so there is less costs in the long run.
Dr. Alan Bauman’s eyelash transplant procedures have been featured on CNN, NBC Today, ABC Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Newsweek, Access Hollywood, EXTRA, Vogue and others.
Dr. Alan J. Bauman has authored numerous textbook chapters on his technique of Eyelash Transplantation in the field of Hair Transplantation and has lectured and taught his technique internationally to his surgeon colleagues and others.
About Dr. Alan J. Bauman
Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, IAHRS, FISHRS is a full-time hair transplant surgeon who founded his medical practice in 1997 and has treated nearly 20,000 patients and performed over 8,000 hair transplant surgeries and nearly 3,000 PRP for hair regrowth procedures to date. His compassionate, patient-centered philosophy and individualized artistic approach to protecting, enhancing and restoring the appearance and health of the hair and scalp is what sets him apart from non-specialists and other practitioners. Currently located in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Bauman received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College and surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Bauman is one of only approximately 200 physicians worldwide to achieve certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), be an accepted member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS) and also recommended by the American Hair Loss Association. Dr. Bauman has achieved the coveted Fellow status within the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS) and is a frequently invited faculty member at numerous international scientific meetings, live surgery workshops and major beauty industry events. Dr. Bauman is the first-ever hair transplant surgeon to be formally accepted as an Intercoiffure Industry Partner. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the World Trichology Society and an active Trustee of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; he credits part of his early and ongoing success thanks to his involvement in local and national professional networks. He is also the author of numerous articles and textbook chapters on the science of hair care and hair transplantation, including eyelash transplant surgery, and has been extensively featured in the world’s leading mass media as a medical expert and successful early-adopter and pioneer of some of the most advanced technologies in the effective treatment of hair loss. Dr. Bauman's international reputation and his exceptional team at Bauman Medical attracts patients from all corners of the globe for hair loss diagnosis and the latest and most effective hair restoration treatments and procedures. Dr. Bauman was voted “North America’s #1 Top Hair Restoration Physician” by Aesthetic Everything and was recently named a Top 5 Transformative CEO in Forbes. His accessible and interactive presence on social media has garnered millions of video views on YouTube and thousands of subscribers, connections and followers on the most popular platforms. A recent Live Hair Transplant Surgery broadcast directly from the procedure room in his Boca Raton office gained over 100,000 simultaneous views from more than 20 countries. Dr. Bauman also has been a member of the highly respected Pantene Hair Research Institute, a global network of leading hair experts focused on the advancement of hair science, technologies and products. Personal appearances, interviews and profiles include the Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors and Dateline NBC among other TV appearances. Newspaper and Magazine articles and feature stories include The New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, Cosmo, Elle, Vogue, Allure, O – The Oprah Magazine and Men’s Health among others. In addition to serving as the CEO of Bauman Medical and teaching and consulting internationally, Dr. Bauman personally treats patients at his Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Treatment Center in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. For complete details visit https://www.baumanmedical.com
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