Hair Loss

Ringworm and Hair Loss – Is There A Connection?

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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. […]

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 Success Through Head and Body Hair

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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 […]

Crown Restoration With 1500 Follicular Unit Grafts

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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. Among benefits enjoyed after Fixing Hair Loss with FUE Hair Transplant Method, 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 […]

Asian Hair Loss: Transplant Success Using Follicular Unit Extraction

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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 […]

Baldness Reversed Using Body Hair and Follicular Unit Extraction

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Baldness Reversed Using 3,500 FUE Hair Grafts

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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

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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.