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KCAL 9 News Hosts Dr. Sanusi Umar for a Conversation About Hair Loss

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“I can’t help noticing you’re a hair restoration expert—but you’re bald,” said Sandra Mitchell, a KCAL 9 News anchor. She and her co-host Dave Gonzalez welcomed highly regarded hair restoration expert and dermatologist Dr. Sanusi Umar as a guest on their segment. “That’s what got me interested in the field,” Umar replied, “but I cannot perform [hair transplant] on myself.” Thus, he became motivated to help other people who battle pattern baldness and other causes of hair loss. Losing hair is a prevalent source of emotional, social, and professional tumult. It is normal for this cosmetic adversity to lead to […]

Dr. Umar’s Use of Leg Hair for Hairline Refinement Featured in Dermatology Times

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The majority of men struggling with male pattern baldness take note of hair loss occurring at the hairline and temple points first. Indeed, crown thinning will shortly follow, but hairline recession arguably remains the worst of it all. Suffice it to say, the hairline is the frame of the face—the first thing people gaze upon when looking at you. Hair transplantation, particularly hairline refinement, is available to help. The Dermatology Times features the distinctive practices of widely respected hair transplant expert, Dr. Sanusi Umar. Using his developments in follicular unit extraction (FUE), he can construct a gradual, natural-looking hairline with […]

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN) Scar Revision Post-Surgery

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Acne keloidalis nuchae, also known as AKN, afflicted this patient for several years. As with others, it had begun as small bumps on the back of his head near the nape of the neck. But it grew to the massive puss-filled plaques that the condition is known for. These large pustules caused permanent damage to his scalp tissue, resulting in scarring and hair loss. “I didn’t want anyone to stand behind me,” the patient said of his AKN. He was embarrassed by it, and knew it was time to find treatment. After a series of steroid injections to the area […]

Quality of Life Improves with Excision of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN)

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“It means everything to me. I finally got my life back,” the patient said. Acne keloidalis nuchae had been plaguing him for a long time, commonly itching and leaking puss. But after a successful surgical treatment at DermHair Clinic his life is changed. Acne keloidalis nuchae, also known as AKN, is a chronic condition of the hair that causes tumescent pustules to form on the scalp just above the nape of the neck. They begin as small bumps on the back of the head, but then grow massively, cause scarring, and lead to permanent hair loss in the area. He’d […]

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 […]