Medical Management of Hair Loss
For the Integrative Medicine Practice 5/15/14
Alan J. Bauman, M.D. – Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
Hair loss affects roughly 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States. Forty percent of men will have noticeable hair loss by age thirty‐five and sixty‐five percent of women will have noticeable hair loss by the time they are sixty years of age. Hereditary hair loss, or Androgenetic Alopecia, has cosmetic implications often associated with the aging process, can also be an indicator of other imbalances or disease within the human body. Because chronic and progressive hair loss often deeply impacts the quality of life of its sufferers, the negative psychosocial implications for the hair loss sufferer as well as the positive benefits of treatment should be strongly taken into consideration.
In this one-day module, the participants will learn about the etiology, diagnosis, psychosocial impact and non-surgical management of androgenetic alopecia from hair loss expert, Alan J. Bauman, M.D. The anatomy and physiology of hair follicle structure and function and phases of the hair cycle will be explained in detail. Participants will learn about hair loss risk factors such as genetics, the effects of hormones, hair loss associated with the use of specific medications and supplements, in addition to medical conditions that influence hair follicle function and how to identify them. Participants will learn how to consult with the hair loss sufferer, evaluate and scientifically measure hair loss via cross-sectional trichometry, high-powered dermoscopy and global photography. They will learn to diagnose using the standard Norwood-Hamilton and Ludwig-Savin scales as well as identify and rule out non-hereditary hair loss with the purpose of developing a realistic short and long-term treatment plan. Exploration of the various modalities to combat hair loss will be discussed including the importance of hormone balancing, basic knowledge of herbal/natural remedies, mechanism and protocols of laser and light-based devices, pros and cons of traditional and pharmacy-compounded medical therapy, as well as the latest information on the application of cell therapy, growth factors and stem cells will be discussed. Instruction will be given on how to create a customized results-oriented treatment, tracking and follow-up/compliance protocol for patients suffering from common female and male pattern hair loss. Attendees will also leave this session with suggested office space plans, patient flow and staffing recommendations for incorporating the medical management of hair loss into their practice as either a stand-alone service or as an integrated part of their existing treatment offerings.
Join us for the preconference workshop on May 15, 2014 at A4M Conference held at the Orlando Gaylord Palms. Register at hai.rs/a4mhair514