Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness – What Is It?

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Hair loss can occur for various reasons. Stress, diet, health, sleep, drug use, etc. But male pattern baldness, scientifically termed androgenic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss. Male pattern baldness technically starts in the womb. Your predetermined genetics will manifest in male pattern baldness 20 to 40 years later depending on whether your mother passed it down to you through her X chromosome. Men whose mothers’ fathers suffer male pattern baldness have a much higher chance of experiencing the condition. And men whose fathers suffer male pattern baldness are also more likely. This is due to the […]

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This patient’s hair loss became catastrophic after a failed transplant procedure at another clinic that used the outdated “strip harvesting” technique.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 […]

Follicular Unit Extraction: Aesthetic Value of A Hair Transplant Using Head and Body Donor Hair

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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. […]

Pattern Baldness: Hair loss in men versus Hair Loss in women

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The characteristics of female pattern baldness hair loss differ from typical male pattern hair loss due to the pattern in which hair is lost. The most recognized hair loss pattern is the common type seen in men, where the hair loss occurs on the temples and crown. Female pattern hair loss however diffuses across the top of the head, and eventually become invisible peach fuzz. This is because instead of having the hair follicle completely stopped in its hair cycle, the hair loss seen in females happens when the affected hair is loss, and the root still grows but instead is replaced by a […]

First Documented Success Case of Body Hair to Leg Hair Transplantation

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Leg hair Restoration This picture presents a special case of the first documented success case of using body hair to restore the hair of the legs. The patient had the hair on his shins lost due to friction. He went through a failed attempt of restoring his leg hairs with thigh hairs at another hair restoration clinic prior to seeing Dr. Umar in Los Angeles for the body hair transplantation. Dr. Umar performed a body hair transplantation surgery using 600 FUE-BHT grafts derived from the chest area and transplanted these donor hairs to the balding areas of the shins. From these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Follicular Unit Hair Graft and FUE Hair

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Almost everyone suffering from inherited pattern baldness can be successfully treated with hair transplantation. Results of hair transplantation are usually most dramatic when the procedure is performed on individuals with advanced degrees of hair loss. Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin. The follicular unit is the most popular because it offers a natural appearance and recreation of normal hair growth. Hairs on your scalp naturally grow in one to three hair groups […]

Why Hair Transplants Work

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Men can be assured — hair transplants work. However, the success of the procedure depends on the overall density of his hair. The hair that is transplanted is usually removed from an area where the patient has more hair (the donor site) to the place where the patient has less hair (the recipient site). It is the ideal solution to baldness because it uses a person’s own hair. Hair transplants work because hair removed from the permanent zone in the back and sides of the scalp continues to grow when transplanted to the balding area in the front or top […]