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Scar Revision for Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN) Surgery

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For years, this man dealt with an aggressive hair condition known as acne keloidalis nuchae, or AKN. The disorder manifests on the back of the scalp just above the nape of the neck. It wreaks havoc on the hair follicles, starting off as something similar to razor bumps on the back of the head. But then it develops into sizeable keloid-like pustules, which lead to permanent hair loss and scarring. The patient decided to pursue treatment to get rid of his AKN. He tried steroid injections, which did not work, and then opted for surgical excision. The surgery also failed, […]

Removal of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN) Transforms Quality of Life

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“It means everything to me. I finally got my life back,” this patient commented. He underwent treatment at DermHair Clinic for the surgical removal of acne keloidalis nuchae, and the results have changed his life. For years he had struggled with the condition, a chronic formation of large, keloid-like pustules on the back of the scalp. They started out as if to be mere razor bumps on the back of his head, but then grew to unsightly proportions and would not go away. He tried everything to get rid of his AKN, which was frequently itchy and leaked puss. First […]

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN) Surgically Corrected

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This patient suffered a condition called acne keloidalis nuchae, which was causing him to have bumps on the back of his head. Acne keloidalis nuchae, or AKN, is a condition that ravages the hair follicle, usually on the back of the head near the nape of the neck. It results in scarring, hair loss, and what appears to be razor bumps on the back of the head; however in many cases these bumps grow to become large puss-filled masses. This patient had been wearing his hair long to cover the bumps, but wanted to pursue treatment before they grew bigger. […]

Dr. Umar Featured on KCAL 9 News To Talk About Hair Loss

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Hair loss is an endemic source of cosmetic discontent—oftentimes it can even lead to depression, mood swings, lowered self-esteem, and social phobia. The millions of people that suffer genetic baldness, or hair loss due to an illness or other trauma, are constantly searching for a viable means of hair restoration, or at least concealment. For men and women alike, the search seems daunting and endless. Unfortunately, there is no “cure.” However, there are things that can be done to mitigate hair loss. And depending on the degree of hair loss, they range from simple home remedies to surgical solutions. KCAL […]

Deciding Between FUE and FUT For Hair Transplant

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Making the leap into hair transplant can be incredibly overwhelming. There is so much research to be done, so many choices to be made, so many goals to be fulfilled. The process involves an exhausting list of variables to be considered, which includes: Your age How bald you are/how many hair grafts you’ll need What surgeon/hair clinic you choose How much you’re willing to pay The technique you choose All of the above take part in the final results—and each one has the potential to make or break your hair transplant. Last, but certainly not least on the list, technique […]

Dr. Umar Talks Eyebrow Transplant with The New York Times

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It seems not long ago that the exceptionally thin eyebrows of celebrities like Gwen Stefani and Pamela Anderson were the guiding force for widespread cosmetic over-plucking. In hindsight, enduring that physical torture was not the only consequence; women are now finding their arches to be permanently emaciated. Their brows won’t grow back. As the full, sculpted brows of Kim Kardashian take the lime light, women are searching for ways to adhere to this new aesthetic standard. The New York Times takes a look at the options, which include eyebrow pencil, eyebrow tattooing, and eyebrow transplant. What is Eyebrow Transplant? This […]

Why Treatments for Hair Loss Are So Important

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We have doctors to treat us for all kinds of ailments. Some of them specialize in the ears, nose, and throat while others specialize in treating kidney problems and yet others target just the heart, brain, eyes, or feet. Problems with hair fall under the care of dermatologists, who are generally considered specialists of the hair, skin, and nails. While thinning hair is mostly disconcerting for cosmetic reasons, it’s time we start thinking of treatments for hair loss as an important part of our overall health. What Your Hair (Loss) Can Tell You Thin, brittle hair is considered unattractive, and […]

Surgical Hair Restoration for Permanent Hair Loss Causes

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Male or female pattern baldness is number one among hair loss causes. By the age of 50, 85% of men will struggle with this unfavorable cosmetic fate, while 50% of women will endure it to some degree by the age of forty. However, pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is not the only permanent cause of hair loss. There are various other disorders and situations that lead to permanently thinning hair. And one of today’s best treatments for such cases is surgical hair restoration. Pattern Baldness and Other Hair Loss Causes Pattern baldness develops as a weakness within the […]

FUE Hair Transplant Costs More Than Rogaine or Propecia, Right?

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The cost of FUE hair transplant, or any surgical hair restoration procedure, is sometimes a deterrent for hair loss sufferers. And the balder you are, the more expensive the surgery, since more grafts are needed. Most clinics charge a per-graft amount, ranging from five dollars per graft to twelve. For someone who requires the median 4,000 grafts, an FUE hair transplant could run anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 dollars. That’s a car! A down payment on a house! Or it could easily be a 20 to 30-year supply of Propecia… A Lifetime of Propecia and Rogaine Propecia (finasteride) is a […]

FUE Hair Transplant – The Ultimate Hair Loss Cure?

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For any man or woman, the odds of enduring thinning hair are high. Eighty-five percent of men will suffer male pattern baldness by the age of 50, while 50% of women will suffer female pattern baldness by the age of forty. And with hair carrying such social and cultural weight with regard to beauty, sexuality, and success, this means that most people are searching for a hair loss cure. In the ongoing search for this Holy Grail of cosmetic refuge, the balding will most assuredly come across various treatment options. From Rogaine to FUE hair transplant, to stem cell hair […]