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Anti-Aging Hacks
Jun 20, 2020
How PDO Threads Can Help You Grow Thicker, Stronger, and Longer Hair: Alan Bauman
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On this episode, I interviewed Dr. Alan Bauman on how he is using a facelift technique to help improve the quality of your hair.

Here are the topics we cover:

1. How PDO threads could have a positive benefit for hair (apart from being used in facelifts)

2. How is the procedure done and what results is Dr. Bauman seeing?

3. As a bonus, what is the secret to Dr. Bauman's own hair?

Here are the shownotes:

1:02 - Success And Experience With New PDO Techniques? - It takes PRP to the next level - PDO threads were used for skin - It stimulates hair growth and quality - Very Quick visual responses in 90 days - What is PDO? (Polydioxanone)

5:47 - What threads are doing? - There is no movement of the skin (No tightening effect)

6:14 What is the effect of PDO threads? Weak hair follicle regenerates, so they grow thicker, darker, longer, and stronger hair. PDO process can not make a new follicle to appear if it is dead

6:51 - Combining PDO Growth with PRP? - PDO Process is a lot more reliable in terms of the impact that is having on the hair follicle. - PDO turns weaker in stronger hair follicles. - PDO Growth = PRP + PDO Process

7:48 - Is there a hair loss type where PDO seems more effective? - PDO is also effective on hair follicle miniaturization. - It would work very well on traction alopecia cases.

8:22 Response rate to PDO growth? - Amazing outstanding responses.

9:12 How long do results last from PDO growth procedure? - Polydioxanone is supposed to last in the skin about 6-12 months. - Measuring every 90 days how the patient is responding.

10:01 How long does the procedure take? - PDO takes 90 minutes.

10:12 How much does it hurt? - You're not going to feel it because they use a local anesthetic. - 100% Painless placement of the PDO

10:47 Which clients are not good candidates for PDO procedure? - It depends on your expectations, some areas will respond great, some will not.

12:02 This is the lunchtime procedure. Can patients go back to work after the procedure? - Your scalp is going to be cleaned. - Nothing is going to be visible. - After PRP and PDO, the scalp is going to look a little bit pink. - There are no restrictions in terms of activity. - Don't use a hairdryer, and don't wash your head with hot water.

13:00 How safe is this procedure? Are there any side effects? - It is 100% safe. - Polydioxanone has been used in millions of surgical procedures in the last 40 years. - If you react badly, it is possible to take threads out.

13:55 How to find your PDO provider? - Look for the PDO growth trademark. - If you want to learn how to do PDO, go to

15:03 What are you doing for your hair? - Dr. Bauman was paranoid about his hair when he was growing up - He regularly uses laser light therapy, topical medications and nutritional supplementation

16:06 How do you do consults with people? - All consults are done personally - Patients are going to have 1-1:30 in the office - Medical history - Assesses medical risk factors - Measurements are done every time a patient comes to the office

16:52 Do you do virtual consults with people? - Remote or video consults are available via Skype, Zoom, Facetime... - There is a limit to what they can do online.

17:51 Where people can find you online? - There is a lot of information on that website - Before and after photos are available - More than 9000 procedures since 1997! - One of the first hair surgeons on YouTube

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