Conventional head and nape hair transplant methods involve the removal of strips of flesh from the back and sides of the head, and the process of removing this strip leaves a large wound in the back of the head. This wound is sutured up to result in a linear scar. Even a strip-surgery performed to perfection will leave a linear scar and patients may suffer from numbness, pain and problems of forever trying to hide the scar and being conscious of it. Additionally, strip surgery will destroy the natural geometry of the donor region by obliterating the natural linear arrangement of follicular groups along the consecutive spirals. Fortunately, a new procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) offers a new, knife free, linear scar free, and minimally invasive way to transplant hair. Compared to strip surgery, FUE generally leads to higher patient satisfaction, quicker recovery, and less scarring of the donor area. Therefore, more and more patients are now choosing FUE as their answer for hair restoration because of the numerous advantages it provides.
The process by which Dr. Umar performs head hair transplantation is linear scar free and uses his signature uGraft tool, also called the “Umar Procedure,” which is a more advanced version of the procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). With FUE uGraft, hairs are removed from the back and sides of the head one at a time, leaving very tiny punch wounds that heal to leave no cosmetically significant signs of scarring within a few days of the surgery. Therefore, the results that FUE uGraft produces will enable the patient to be able to sport a crew cut since no scar will be present.
In conclusion, “The Umar Procedure” is a state-of-the-art hair restoration procedure performed by Dr. Sanusi Umar in Los Angeles, and results are superior, especially with its rapid healing rates and better overall yield and growth of transplanted hair follicles on the scalp. The Umar Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that requires no scalpels, strip surgery or stitches. Scarring and downtime are minimized. Best of all, because the procedure allows for the use of body hair (body hair transplantation, or BHT), the number of transplantable hair is greatly increased. The newly transplanted hair follicles grow in a natural pattern from the first treatment. Typically, patients’ returns to a normal life immediately and many have no need to cover their head with a hat ever again.