Follicular Unit Extraction – FUE

Strip Surgery Scarring – Can It Be Fixed?

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Strip surgery is one of the most ineffective ways to restore hair loss. It involves strip mining hair from the sides and the back of the head for transplant to the problem area, but it leaves scarring and lasting pain in its wake. Too, it often leaves you in need of more surgery when the strip method fails to provide a satisfactory solution to your hair loss. The patient featured in this video came to Dr. Umar after two different clinics left him with painful strip scars along the side and back of his head. Using the Single Follicle Extraction […]

Hair Loss Studies dealing with Hair Loss in Men

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Several studies on hair loss have shown that the general time between initially noticing hair loss and seeking treatment is about six years. This is definitely more understandable because of the fact that hair loss is on average a gradual process. There is almost always that sad denial stage,and then the phase that patients hope that their hair loss will magically reverse itself and return to it’s natural site. Unfortunately, when looking at the history of hair loss within your family and the hair loss patterns of parents and close relatives, the inevitable is difficult to face. As with any […]

Hair Loss Studies

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Many studies done on hair loss show that the general time between initially noticing losing hair and seeking treatment for hair restoration is about six years. This makes perfect sense considering that most hair loss happens gradually over time. An initial stage of sadness and denial is normal, followed by the hope that the hair will stop falling out and hair restoration will take place on its own. However, as hair loss is usually genetic, the victim can easily observe hair loss patterns within his family history and get ready to face the inevitable. What Are Some Treatments For Hair […]

Hair Transplantation for Life – Is It Possible?

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Yes! Using Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), a minimally invasive procedure that does away with outdated approaches to hair transplant by providing a true solution instead of an illusion of restored hair. No scalpels, strip mining or stitches are used in this approach, which leaves the patient free of scars and on the path back to self-esteem. Through FUE, donor hair is moved in natural follicle groupings one at a time from the donor areas anywhere on the head, face or body to the restoration area, leaving a natural look with full coverage and no scarring. Transplanted hairs begin to take […]

Strip Transplant Hairlines – Can They Be Softened?

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A harsh hairline is common with the older strip method of hair transplantation because it uses hair from the middle and back of your head, which is thickest. This patient has had a good quality hair transplant from a top clinic specializing in the older strip method, but wanted a softer hairline. Dr. Umar used 1,000 grafts from the nape of the patient’s neck and head to create a more natural look through Follicular Unit Extraction. In the video below you can see the results about one year later. Have more questions about reliable hair transplant options? Contact Dr. Umar […]

Advantages of FUE

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One major advantage of the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique of hair transplantation remains that no linear strip scar is left on the back of the patient’s head. Anyone familiar with the traditional “strip harvesting” method of hair restoration knows how devastating a strip scar can be. A strip scar may cause humiliation, which affects your confidence and diminishes happiness. Perhaps worst of all, strip scars can warp and stretch over the years. Strip surgery permanently distorts the direction your hair grows alongside the strip scar itself. FUE hair transplantation provides various advantages over strip procedures. It does not leave a strip […]

Hair Loss – How Much Is Natural?

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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 […]

Black Women and Alopecia

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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 […]

Hair Transplant Fixed Using Body and Beard Hair Follicular Unit Extraction

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This patient came to Dr. Umar in hopes of finding a solution to a failed hair transplant done at another clinic. Using hair from the man’s body and beard and using the Follicular Unit Extraction method of transplantation, Dr. Umar was able to provide a very satisfying result. Curious about options to fix a previous hair transplant? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

Integrity of a Hair Transplant Surgeon and the FUE Procedure

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Should I Choose FUE? Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, is an advanced method of hair transplantation. It has risen to the top amongst competing techniques—such as strip surgery—due in large part to satisfactory outcomes. More specifically, the reasons FUE trumps other types of hair transplantation are: FUE hair transplant leaves no linear scar The microsurgical nature of FUE means any scarring is cosmetically negligible FUE hair transplant produces softer, more natural-looking hairlines FUE allows for the choosing of specific donor follicles, such as finer hairs from the nape of the neck, when needed FUE hair transplant is minimally invasive, thus […]