Hair Loss

Ringworm and Hair Loss – Is There A Connection?

Contrary to public belief, ringworm has nothing to do with having worms, it’s a fungal infection. Think of it as a bad case of athlete’s foot. It can break out anywhere on your body, and for many people a ringworm outbreak on the scalp contributes to hair loss because the fungus can cause your hair to become brittle and break.

Ringworm is nothing to be afraid of, yet it is important to catch it early in order to avoid hair loss. Your first step should be to consult a medical professional or dermatologist if you think you might have ringworm.

Have more questions about ringworm and hair loss? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

Hair Loss – How Much Is Natural?

We lose hair all the time through everyday, necessary activities such as washing, combing and brushing our hair. Most people have about 100,000 hair follicles, with different levels of density depending on your background. It is normal to lose hair at a rate of about 100 strands a day. If you notice anything more than that – such as large clumps showing up in your hair brush, or increasing patchiness on your scalp? Time to consult a professional.

If a medical professional does confirm you are experiencing significant hair loss, the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure may be able to help restore your hair and confidence. This minimally invasive procedure harvests individual hair follicles from donor areas on your head or body and transplants them via tiny, precise incisions to the scalp at just the right angle where they begin to take root. The best thing about this treatment is that it allows for an even distribution of grafts, giving your restored hair a more realistic and natural appearance.

Have more questions about your hair loss pattern? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

Black Women and Alopecia

Alopecia is a form of baldness that can affect all people, but some forms uniquely impact black women.

Traction Alopecia is caused by continual pulling of the hair from tight braids, ponytails, and weaves. Over the years, bald spots can form along your hairline and above your ears, and your hairline will steadily recede. If not treated, scarring may result. If you find yourself struggling  to move your forehead or experience headaches while you sleep from tight braids, and scalp soreness, these may be signs that your hair is styled unsafely.

Traumatic Alopecia is caused by improper use of products that alter the texture of natural hair, such as relaxers, hot combs, blow drying and gluing extensions onto your natural hair. It begins at the center of the scalp and rapidly advances, leaving patchy areas from damaged follicles which can no longer grow hair. Dermatologists suspect that hot oil during hair pressing escalates the problem.

Even Madam C.J. Walker, the first black female millionaire, suffered from hair loss after straightening her own hair. This experience inspired her to pioneer more gentle and safe products specifically formulated for black hair.

Dr. Umar – board certified and with years of hands-on experience – has restored the hairlines of every ethnic group, and understands the individual needs required. Hair restoration is for everyone, as his track record proves.

Have more questions about the role of ethnicity in hair loss? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

Hair Transplant Success Through Head and Body Hair

Success with Head and Body Hair

This patient’s severe baldness was exacerbated by bad transplants and several failed restoration surgeries done elsewhere. The aftermath:

  • Several large widened strip scars that wrapped around his head.
  • Scars in the crown and front from an attempt to suture a wig permanently to his head.
  • Poorly angled large plugs consisting of five- to six-hairs.
  • Severe pitting.
  • Depleted donor supply from his head.

He was told by several hair transplant doctors and clinics that he was beyond repair, and would have to wait for hair cloning or hair multiplication. By the time he came to Dr. Umar, he was desperate.

Using Follicular Unit Extraction, Dr. Umar transplanted over 16,000 grafts from the man’s chest, stomach area, arms and legs, along with 2,000 grafts from his beard and another 1,500 grafts from the nape of his neck.

By the time he was finished, Dr. Umar restored the patient’s receding hairline from and hid his scars, a hair transplant repair that would be impossible to achieve using outdated methods.

 

Curious about ways to repair failed transplants? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

Hair Transplant Success with Body and Head Hair

Receding Crown Restored Using 1500 Follicular Unit Extraction Grafts

This patient’s crown hair and hairline was restored with 1,500 grafts transplanted from one part of his head to another through the minimally invasive approach of Follicular Unit Extraction.

Crown Restored with FUE Grafts

Among benefits enjoyed, he can now cut his hair as short as he likes because there is little scarring, and he can swim and brave windy conditions without having to worry about exposing a bald crown. These pictures show you the before and one year after the surgery.

Curious about ways to restore your bald crown? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

1500 FUE Graft Restored Receding Crown

Asian Hair Loss: Transplant Success Using Follicular Unit Extraction

Transplant Success Using FUE

Though the technical procedure of Follicular Unit Extraction hair restoration is the same for all, there are some differences between ethnicities only an expert knows to take note of. Generally, Asian people have thicker hair follicles, which can result in the transplanted hairline ending up with a harsh, artificial look. But by using softer hair from the nape of the neck, Dr. Umar is able to consistently create an astonishingly natural look for Asian hair loss.

For this patient, 3,000 grafts were transplanted to create the new hairline. It was such a success that the patient has had a hard time convincing his professional barber that he has indeed had a hair transplant!

Dr. Umar – board certified and with years of hands-on experience – has restored the hairlines of every ethnic group, and understands the individual needs required. Hair restoration is for everyone, as his track record proves.

Have questions about ethnic hair restoration needs? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

Transplant Success and Asian Hair Loss

Baldness Reversed Using Body Hair and Follicular Unit Extraction

The patient in this video did not have enough donor hair on his head to meet the needs of repairing his severe hair loss and balding crown.

Dr. Umar used a combination of hair from the patient’s head, body and beard (called body hair transplant) to transfer over 15,000 grafts to the damaged area. Nine months later the improvement was obvious, with fuller hair along the back and sides of his head, and no scars caused by the outdated method of strip harvesting. There’s even plenty of head and body hair left in donor areas should touch-ups be needed down the road.

The patient was also pleased with the style options available to him due to Follicular Unit Extraction; he was able to sport a crew cut without the fear of exposing a linear scar!


Curious about options to fix your severe baldness? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

The patient presented in this video had severe hair loss, and was not ready to settle for a bald crown and a higher aged hairline that a traditional hair transplantation would have offered. Having estimated that his head donor supply cannot meet his demand for global coverage, he visited Dr. Umar with the hopes of using BHT and the Umar procedure. Using a combination of head, body and beard hair, Dr. Umar was able to transfer over 15,000 grafts to his entire balding area. The result at 9 months (with still more improvement to occur) is fuller hair with the back and sides of the head still looking pristine and not overharvested and devoid of a strip scar that could have limited his hair styling options significantly. After his procedure with Dr. Umar, the patient was able to sport a crew cut without the fear of exposing a linear scar, and even is left with an ample supply of head and body donor hair for any touch ups or to address future progression of baldness.

Severe Baldness and Bad Hair Transplant Repaired by Follicular Unit Extraction and Body Hair Transplant

This patient’s hair loss became catastrophic after a failed transplant procedure at another clinic that used the outdated “strip harvesting” technique. He was left with a huge scar, pluggy implants and an unnaturally straight hairline. He came to us hoping to have his strip scar hidden, his empty crown filled and his hairline made to resemble that of a celebrity.

Dr. Umar used body hair transplant to relocate hair from his beard, leg and nape of neck during the restoration effort. As you can see, the patient was quite pleased with the result of his hair restoration.

Have more questions about your hair loss options? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

Baldness Reversed Using 3,500 FUE Hair Grafts

This patient wanted his hairline, temples, front scalp and crown restored, but in a way that retained as much donor hair as possible as a hedge against potential future hair loss. He came to Dr. Umar specifically in search of a Follicular Unit Extraction using head and nape hair, which is the perfect approach for this type of hair restoration. Curious about your options to fight baldness? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

 

An Interview with Dr. Sanusi Umar

Dr. Sanusi Umar, board certified Dermatologist at DermHair Clinic in Los Angeles, was recently interviewed by Bizymoms.com.

In the interview he described the wide range of services offered at the clinic, including the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure. Dr. Umar also explained how body hair transplant are done, how to determine if someone is a good candidate for that procedure, and answered questions about how long the procedures typically take as well as pain management issues.

It’s a good interview! Take a look.

Curious about your options to fight baldness? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.