The patient presented in this photo has a history of prior Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Body Hair Transplantation (BHT) hair restoration procedures performed upon him at another facility. These previous surgeries of his focused mainly on restoring his hairline, frontal scalp and crown. However, the patient was not happy with the esthetic results of the outcome.
Therefore, though intensive research and hearing recommendations, the patient decided that Dr. Umar was the best choice of hair surgeon to perform the repair of his past hair transplants. He wanted his hairline softened and the shape and direction streamlined to his taste. The aim was to achieve a subtle but evident change in the hairline. He also wanted hair density added to his mid scalp area.
Dr. Umar performed 3,000 grafts upon the patient using the FUE-BHT method under the Single Follicle Extraction and Transfer (SFET) hair restoration technique.
The breakdown of the donor sources were as follows:
Head donor: 1293
Lower abdomen and upper pubic areas: 1115
This procedure highlights the importance of the aesthetic and artistic expertise of the hair restoration facility and hair restoration surgeon you choose. Hair transplantation depends heavily on medical science and is its own way is a form of art. The results this patient achieved also highlight the role of nape hair in the refinement of hairlines. The utilization of nape hair as donor hair is something that the hair restoration community has neglected since its inceptions, leading to entrenched paradigms that are not always evidence based. The front of a thinning hairline should be very soft, and this softness is rarely achievable by using traditional head donor hair, which are usually thicker and less ideal for the task even if they are single hair follicles, and thus they tend to create an artificial solid line of hair which could look harsh and artificial in real life. Therefore, the soft texture of nape hair makes it the most effective form of donor hair to create the most natural looking hairline. This makes it ideal for the creation of softer looking hairlines, while avoiding the harsh artificial look that is often the result of hairline transplants done by traditional methods.
Dr. Umar makes it possible for hairlines to be reconstructed with nape hair though his process of SFET-FUE-BHT because FUE Hair Transplant avoids the problem of creating a linear scar, which is the main issue that results from strip surgery. For more information, please contact Dr. Umar at DermHair Clinic in Los Angeles at (310)318-1500, or visit http://www.dermhairclinic.com