http://www.baumanmedical.com – NBC TODAY SHOW investigates the new genetic test for hair loss. Men and women can now assess their risk for hair loss at an early stage. More info on treatements and diagnostic procedures on South Florida Today (NBC), live in the studio. To get the genetic test for hair loss and androgen sensitivity, contact Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, FL

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  1. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Genetic testing for hair loss and a baseline assessment of your hair situation can be easily scheduled at baumanmedical.com

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  2. lee parker

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Hi im from the uk…..I really would appriciate your advice .. i have never touched steroids but i got on finasteride as a prevantative measure as i turned 30 and for some stupid reason decided to prevent hairloss even though i didnt need to.. 3 month later i quit finasteride and to my shock 1 month later my whole front thinned so i got back on and it returned to normal. ive read once you take this drug it upregulates receptors?

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  3. Kathy Smith

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Rogaine + Propecia combined is what, like $800/year. Do the math. Surgery results in permanent hair transplanted. Taking Rogaine and Propecia is not just a money issue, it's a dedication everyday you have to make for any non-transplanted hairs. Spend 32k roughly over 40 years and R&P OR spend $32k roughly on 1-5 procedures over 40 years as needed with no pills/foam to mess with. I would confirm if your donor area is enough to cover entire crown/frontal area and provide density as well first.

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  4. adonis de jesus

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    how do i get the test

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  5. torso99

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    i am 19 and ive lost like 25% off my hair and the hair lose is agressive

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  6. thanos asfdvs

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    @alanbauman hi dr bauman, you have a great head of hair.Have you taken a genetic test?What about your son that he is diagnosed as a g?Is he taking propecia?I still have a full head of hair but i'm worried that someday i will loose it.

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  7. 3rd8th1965

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Well, I believe they already have a cure, but they wont share it. That is why I wrote there'll never be a cure. Just think of how much money they would lose on this, if everyone could be cured in a quick efficient manner. Thats not how business works. What they are investigating right now is not how to make hair regrow, but how to make it fall out again so that you have to take their pill on and on …

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  8. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    @3rd8th1965 There may be no miracle cure for hair loss, but I'm more optimistic than you perhaps… just look at the recent strides medicine has made in terms of hair loss treatments and diagnostics! Genetic testing, medical therapy w/ >90% long-term success, no linear scar hair transplants with NeoGraft/FUE, powerful/portable hands-free laser therapy (LaserCap) etc. –Dr. Alan Bauman

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  9. 3rd8th1965

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    There will never be a cure.

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  10. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    @eminence18 The key to successful hair loss treatment is EARLY treatment. Preventative medical therapy will reduce your chances of needing extensive hair transplantation. –Dr. Alan Bauman

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  11. eminence18

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    I started going bald about a year or more ago and I'm almost 23. it's noticiable when my hair is down, but when the front is up I just have a regular big forhead. Still I see surgery in my near future especially being younger than 25. fack that this is 2012

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  12. tHeJaMeZsH0w

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    I got thin hair my mom n my grandma has thin hair I hear a faster way to grow hair is when u diet eat alot of protien and. Take vitamis . I remember when I used to work out I grew my hair 3 inches in two months now I feel stressed out n haven't been working out n now I'm starting to get thin hair n that's cuz I'm 19

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  13. guitar20063

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Doctor Alan Bauman. How many more years do you think it will take before we find a cure for male pattern baldness? Are we close?

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  14. Danalker

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Is it still possible to go bald if you have a receding hair line even if you have had it since you were born?

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  15. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    @Novemberrain81 No need to loose sleep! For our patients, taking the test actually alleviates the 'worry' because there are FDA-approved, effective preventative treatments for hair loss that can be started before the hair loss is noticeable. If you are 'high risk," you can also choose to "watch and wait" because there are ways to carefully monitor for the very early signs of hair loss–holding off on treatment until it becomes a concern. –Dr. B.

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  16. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Genetic hair loss testing, if indicated, is performed as part of your medical evaluation–which includes a detailed medical history and examination. The test is non-invasive and the results come back within just a few weeks. When you visit baumanmedical-dot-com and request a consultation, be sure to ask about the genetic test to assess hair loss risk.

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  17. azaproc

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    hey so where can i order one of these tests? or is there like an specific place i can get a diagnose??

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  18. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Jerry, Side effects can occur even at 2%, but honestly, it's VERY rare. I think people are more likely to run into 'issues' if they try to self-treat. When you are under the care of a physician, he can monitor for the effects–good and bad, and make changes accordingly. What works for one person, may not work for another—that's the art of medicine!

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  19. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Actually, we know that male pattern hair loss is directly related to genetics, which determines how sensitive your hair follicles will be to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Other factors like protein-poor diets, 'crash'-diets, smoking, steroid use and stress can contribute, but it's primarily genetic in men. Effective medical treatment is available. The earlier you start treatment, the better your chance of saving your hair.

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  20. Jhon Smiht

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    im 15 and i lost my hair when i was like 4… it was my dad's genes. althought, im getting some hair above my mouth etc.

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  21. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Hot water does not cause hair loss. Hair loss is a medically-treatable condition, so you need an evaluation by a physician who specializes in hair loss.

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  22. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Hair loss from styling (pulling), called traction alopecia, can be permanent. However, minoxidil/rogaine can help stimulate those follicles to 'wake up' and produce stronger hair. Unfortunately, if you continue to do damage to your thin hair by braiding, pulling, hair extensions, etc. you might need hair transplantation in the future to restore hair to the damaged areas.

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  23. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    If you are measuring the wattage, that's only half the story. You need to think about the pulse (Hz). Erchonia has the pulsed lasers: pain, hair, adipose tissue, etc. Studies are showing that it is the pulse that makes it effective. High-powered lasers are more likely to do damage. You need to recheck the Arndt-Shultz Law–too much stimulation, and you're going to get the opposite effect of what you want–not good!

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  24. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Incorrect. That's not what we are seeing.

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  25. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    That is not accurate. Whenever patients increase their regimen–going from once a day minox to twice or increase the strength of the treatment, they nearly always see 'some' improvement.

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  26. Dr Alan Bauman

    January 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Actually, I use the Erchonia THL-1 hand-held laser and the Bauman-MD haircare products I formulated.

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