About Bauman Medical
Bauman Medical was founded in 1997 with a single mission… to improve the physical appearance and in doing so the mental health of its patients through optimum hair health and hair restoration. Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, is among a very selected group of physicians worldwide to earn Board Certification from the prestigious American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and accepted by the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS). He has achieved Fellow status with the esteemed International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS). Under the doctor’s leadership, Bauman Medical delivers exceptional and consistent results. In total, Bauman Medical has treated over 20,000 hair loss patients while conducting more than 8,000 surgical procedures since its inception. Through his 501(c)(3) non-profit Bauman Philanthropic Foundation, Dr. Bauman and his team provide pro-bono hair restoration, surgical hair transplant and medical treatment to patients in need. Dr. Bauman was recently voted North America’s #1 Top Hair Restoration Surgeon by Aesthetic Everything. Dr. Bauman is a frequent guest expert and faculty member at many major international medical conferences. In addition to teaching and consulting worldwide, he personally sees patients and performs procedures at Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Treatment Center — an 11,000 sq. ft. stand-alone medical facility located in downtown Boca Raton, one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country.
Male pattern hair loss, or balding, in layman’s terms, is something that some 50 percent of men and a quarter of women will experience to vary degrees by the age of 50. It is also, in my experience, the most traumatic minor trauma that a dude is likely to endure in his lifetime (and I imagine it’s even worse for women). It’s funny: I used to shave my head on a weekly basis for almost the entirety of my teenage years but when I began noticeably receding aged 22 it filled me with terror.
Let me first clarify: I had a buzzcut. There is a big difference between cropping your hair and shaving it down to the skin with a razor. And there’s also a big difference between doing so willfully and being assaulted by faulty genetics, especially at such a young age. Not only was it a vulgar, quantifiable reminder of my passing youth and inherent mortality, but from an aesthetic perspective it was just downright ugly. There is the odd human being that can successfully style out a hairless head, but most people look like they’re suffering from a degenerative disease. There’s something both tragic and pathetic about the sight of a shedding scalp. There’s a stench of death about it; it’s an undeniable sign of this human shell slowly wasting away like expired fruit.
My own balding, it should be noted, was a fairly mild case: there was a bit of thinning at the front of my hairline, the corners gradually rose into a widow’s peak but I was hardly a Jude Law case. Not that this consoled me at all: nothing can console the balding apart from a reversal of their degeneration. Reflexively I grew my hair longer and longer in an attempt to disguise my shameful decline but then, at the age of 26, I decided to stop kidding myself and go get a hair transplant.