BOCA RATON, Fla. (KFSN) --Skeptical about all of those hair regrowth products and treatments? You're not alone. One women was about to give up and buy a wig. Then, she met a doctor who turned everything around with a novel treatment.
For years, Joan Chabrowe's thinning hair made her self-conscious. She visited many offices and tried lots of things.
"I was trying orally, topically, electronically, all the methods that I could," Chabrowe told Ivanhoe.
Chabrowe almost gave up, even after hearing about the LaserCap at Bauman Medical Group. Like others, she thought it was a gimmick.
The LaserCap was the real deal. Like its name, it's a hat with lasers, worn for 30 minutes, every other day. It carries a hefty price tag of $3,000, but Chabrowe said it's worth it.
"It increases energy production, it increases blood flow, and you're going to get thicker, stronger, healthier hair over time," explained Alan J. Bauman, M.D., a hair transplant surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. (Read Full Interview)
Dr. Bauman said before trying anything, it's important to really look into who is treating you and what their experience in hair restoration is.
"Find someone who does this every single day of the week," said Dr. Bauman.
Today, looking at before and after pictures, Chabrowe is resting easy on a full head of hair.
"I am not embarrassed about bald patches or terribly thinning hair and if it's for a special occasion, I'm able to get it blown out in a salon and it looks terrific," detailed Chabrowe.
Dr. Bauman said it's important to make sure your doctor is a member of a credentialed organization, like the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.