Hair Transplantation

Strip Surgery Repaired Using Body Hair Transplants

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his patient came to Dr. Umar after having 1,800 grafts transplanted at another clinic using the outdated strip harvesting method, which left his head bald, scarred, and without enough donor hair left on his head for use. To solve the problem, Dr. Umar used the Follicular Unit Extraction technique to transplant hairs from elsewhere on the patient’s body. In all, 10,000 hairs from his beard, chest and stomach were moved to the damage area, and only about 2,000 hairs moved from his head for the restoration. The patient knows there’s more to come, but already he’s very happy with the […]

Hair Loss: Why it happens to us and Why we lose our hair

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The reason for hair loss resides in the genetic predisposition of the hair follicle itself, rather than that of the scalp. Therefore, transplanted hairs will continue growing because the hair follicle keeps its original genetic coding, and thus these are the follicles that are not affected by Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the hormone that causes male-patterned baldness. In addition, despite being moved into a formerly bald area, it still maintains its donor hair characteristics, which is to not fall out and keep regrowing hair. When DHT resistant hair from the back of the scalp is transplanted to the top, it […]

Follicular Unit Extraction: Natural Hair Restoration, Linear Scar Free FUE

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Follicular Unit Extraction is becoming a popular method for hair restoration. If you are experiencing hair loss, during your inquiries via the Internet or library, you have surely come across the term Follicular Unit Extraction or “FUE.” Thus, many people want to know what FUE truly is, and how it works. FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. Follicular unit extraction is a specific technique used in hair transplant surgeries because of the natural looking result and accelerated post-operation healing. Before the invention of FUE, hair transplant procedures required the doctor to remove a strip of flesh from the back and […]

FUE Hair Restoration: Hair Loss at a Young Age

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Hair loss is a gradual process that takes most people a while to accept. There is always a period of denial stage, where the victim hopes for the reversal of hair loss and for the miraculous regrowth of their hair. If hair loss is a prevalent issue within your family, then losing hair will be inevitable for you as well. Therefore, as with any condition, the sooner hair restoration treatment is initiated, then the better the outcome in the future. However, it is important to discuss your hair loss situation with a specialized hair surgeon first before undergoing a transplant, […]

Hair Graft Advantages with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

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Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant method that involves donor harvesting where the doctor uses a small punch, .8mm to 1 mm in width, to individually extract each follicular unit from the donor area and transplant them to balding areas of the head. FUE was developed as a response to avoid scarring in the donor area that typically is always a result with strip surgery. Therefore, with the advent of Follicular Unit Extraction, the extraction of individual grafts with a small micro punch leads to the avoidance of a linear scar on the back of the head. FUE […]

California follicular unit extraction, hair grafts, Hair Loss, Hair Restoration , FUE Advantages

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Hair loss for children is a more prevalent occurrence than many would have thought it to be. Currently children’s hair loss is the reason fora approximately 3% of all pediatric office visits in the United States, and nearly 2 million children suffer from at least one form of hair loss or another. The good news is that at least 60% of children with the alopecia condition will outgrow the condition without the need for long term or serious treatment. Cicatrical Alopecia is a form of hair loss that is marked by the scarring of the scalp where the hair follicle […]

San Francisco FUE Hair Restoration with Dr. Umar

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San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, popular for its chilly winds, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown. The recent wealth garnered from  the IT and dot-com booms from the nearby Silicon Valley has created a high standard of living in San Francisco, attracting workers from white-collar to University graduate level young adults from all over the world. The property values and household incomes have risen to among the highest in the nation, and upscale scene for restaurant, retail, and entertainment. Therefore, […]

Gray Hair – Can It Be Reversed?

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Believe it or not, yes! Take a look at the pictures below for proof of graying hair being reversed by transplanting hair from elsewhere on the body with Follicular Unit Extraction. For one patient, Dr. Umar first transplanted 3,000 grafts of gray and dark body hair to the balding areas on the crown of the patient’s scalp. Over the next seven months, he noticed that the transplanted hair was turning darker. For the next step, Dr. Umar transplanted only gray hairs from the patient’s chest to his head, a total of 1,354 of them. At 20 months, he noticed that […]

Los Angeles Hair Restoration: The Problems with Receiving Hair Transplant At Early Age

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Hair Loss at an Early Age The occurrence and beginning of hair loss for men usually occurs at an older age. However, it happens in younger men, too, even for those who are under 21 years old. Because hair loss is generally unexpected before age 21, it can be shocking for someone that young to discover that he is losing his hair. The first sign of hair loss is likely to be the thinning of the temporal area of the frontal hairline, and this can result in the appearance of a high forehead. Hair loss before age 21 can be […]

Los Angeles Hair Restoration: Reversal of Graying Hair After Transplantation

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For the first time in history, a surgery which caused the reversal of graying following transplantation of gray chest hair to the head was performed by Dr. Umar in Los Angeles. Dr. Umar transplanted 3,000 gray and dark body hair to the patient’s head and observed darkening of the transplanted area at 7 months. Next Dr. Umar selected only gray hair from a defined area of the chest and transplanted 1354 of these to the bald crown. At 20 months Dr. Umar observed predominantly dark hair growth in transplanted area of the crown. Changing the milieu of follicles by hair […]