Numerous prior hair restoration procedures—involving both FUE and strip harvesting—left this patient with disappointing results. He still had major thinning across the top third of his scalp, now with unnatural graft placement and linear scars to conceal. He sought out Dr. Umar for his expertise in body hair transplant and hair transplant repair.
Dr. Umar extracted 9,000 FUE grafts over the course of two surgeries to restore this patient’s density and hairline. His signature tool, uGraft, was used to harvest hairs mainly from the beard and body, and a small number from the head as well. The patient now has a youthful head of hair, a natural-looking hairline, and feels confident enough in the concealment of his scars to wear a short haircut.
“If you’re unhappy with losing hair, then definitely come to Dr. Umar,” the patient advises all hair loss sufferers.
The patient in this video wanted to correct the following issues
1) Hair loss in the crown area
2) Hairline recession
3) Hair thinning in the top part of the head
Dr. Umar used his uGraft FUE Hair Transplant technique to extract a combination of nape, beard and head hair. A total of 10,000 grafts were needed to achieve these objectives. The follicles from the nape area were primarily used to give the new hairline a more natural quality.
The hairline was created to suit this particular patient’s facial structure. Dr. Umar blocked the temple points and the transitional contour from the temples to the frontal hairline.
During the FUE hair transplant procedure, the donor follicles in the crown region were reinserted at the proper angles.
The patient was very happy with the results, which are shown in the video nine months after the treatment. Before and after pictures clearly reflect a much younger appearance following the procedure. The patient noted that his appearance looks very close to what he looked like as a teenager.
This patient flew in from Miami to Los Angeles to see Dr. Umar. He had previously undergone several strip surgeries. Because he is a “diffuse thinner,” the shock from these procedures caused trauma to the hair follicles on the sides of his head. And to his dismay, this led to the further loss of hair. There were two main objectives for the treatment featured in this video:
1) Cover up the strip scars
2) Replenish hair in the thinning regions on the sides of the patient’s head.
To expand the donor supply, Dr. Umar used his uGraft Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique to harvest follicles from both the head and the beard region for a total of 600 grafts.
The results of integrating the beard hair with head hair in the body hair transplant were quite inconspicuous. The beard hair blended in quite well with its surroundings on the sides of the head.
Furthermore the donor regions healed, leaving no traces of scarring. The patient was very pleased with the quality of results he received as well as the improvement in his confidence level.
This patient had a very sharp widow’s peak down the center of his hairline which had become more pronounced over the years due to recession. His friends nicknamed him Mickey Mouse and Dracula due to the shape of his hairline.
Using his uGraft Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique, Dr. Umar harvested 600 individual grafts from the patient’s nape and head. The thinner quality of the nape hairs helped to give the hairline a more natural quality. The donor follicles were reinserted in the temples and hairline region to lower the border and to reduce the sharpness of the widow’s peak.
The new hairline gave the patient a younger looking appearance, which is evident in the before and after results. In the video, he remarks that he now looks younger by about ten years.
Scalp reduction, punch grafting, and strip harvesting all amounted to subpar hair restoration surgeries for this patient. They left him with a receded and pluggy-looking hairline, multiple scars on the back of his head, an oddly shaped vertex, and a nearly depleted scalp donor source. It would be beard hair transplant—which employs advanced follicular unit extraction—to save him.
Dr. Umar’s expertise in extreme cases was a perfect match for this patient’s hair transplant repair. Using his signature uGraft tool, he extracted 6500 FUE grafts from the head, nape, and beard to construct a soft hairline and fill in the sparse crown. The purpose was to add global density and conceal the scarring while maintaining a natural overall look.
At one year post-procedure, the patient is happy that his yield has finally manifested into what he always wanted. He rates his outcome a ten out of ten and comments, “Absolutely, I would do it all over again.”
This patient had a previous hair restoration surgery done elsewhere, but it yielded subpar results. Afterward, he had an ever-present hairline recession and thinning at the crown. Desiring an FUE hair transplant to fill these areas once and for all, he came to DermHair Clinic.
Dr. Umar constructed a new hairline and filled the patients crown with a total of 2300 grafts. The hairline and temple points were built of 1800 FUE grafts harvested from the head and nape. It only took 500 FUE grafts from the rear scalp to add density to the crown. The results are an advanced hairline and a denser crown, just as the patient wanted. Eleven months post-operation, the patient is smiling and satisfied.
Along with the restoration of hair, the patient’s hope in the capacity of FUE hair transplant was also restored. “This place is going to make you a believer again,” he says, followed by the advice that Dr. Umar’s advanced FUE is the best in hair transplant.
This patient presented to Dr. Umar concerned about a receded hairline and a strip scar on the back of his head. He’d had a prior strip harvesting surgery that provided inadequate long-term growth and gave him the infamous linear scar. Clearly, he wanted a more youthful hairline and the strip scar filled in.
After extracting 1500 grafts from the patient’s head and nape, Dr. Umar’s advanced FUE hair transplant using uGraft proved successful yet again. The outcome of this second procedure is far superior to the first, and has provided the patient with exactly what he wanted: a youthful hairline and no linear scar in sight.
The FUE hair transplant also prevailed over the strip harvesting technique in regard to healing time. The patient told Dr. Umar that his advanced uGraft procedure simply gave him “two weeks of redness [and] a couple ingrown hairs,” while the strip procedure proffered a “long” healing time, and a scar to boot.
In regard to his results at only 7 months, the patient said, “I couldn’t be happier, honestly.”
This patient developed acne keloidalis nuchae, a condition affecting of the hair follicles at the back of the head and/or nape of the neck. Though a rare ailment with an unknown pathology, it is most commonly seen in African American males. Physicians believe it may be caused by recurrent friction (frequent among those with extremely short haircuts) and consider it the leading cause of cicatricial alopecia—also known as scarring alopecia.
AKN starts out appearing as small razor bumps and grows into keloid-like plaques. These masses cause permanent scarring and hair loss in the area affected. Surgical excision is the only cure for acne keloidalis nuchae.
After having the condition surgically removed once before, this patient’s AKN returned, in addition to surgical scars. He consulted Dr. Umar for a second surgery, hoping to get rid of the lumps and the scarring permanently. Five months after this second procedure, the excision is proving successful, with minimized scarring. The patient says that his wound has mended quickly and keeps improving.
A strip harvesting hair transplant didn’t get this patient the results he desired. And one year post-follicular unit extraction surgery of several thousand grafts, the patient still didn’t have the yield he wanted. His hairline, temple points, and frontal scalp were sparse, clearly having receded. What’s more, he also had to deal with the strip scar on the back of his head.
The patient decided to trust Dr. Umar’s expertise in advanced follicular unit extraction hair transplant. He made it clear to Dr. Umar that he wanted to add density to the front of his scalp, he wanted his hairline refined, and he wanted the strip scar covered up. Using his signature FUE SFET technique with 2500 head hair grafts and 350 beard hair grafts, Dr. Umar successfully completed the procedure. The 2500 grafts were implanted at the frontal scalp for density, with a concentration of nape hair used to create a soft, gradual hairline. The 350 grafts were used strictly to conceal the patient’s strip scar.
Four years after his second follicular unit extraction hair transplant, the patient is finally satisfied. The long-term graft survival of Dr. Umar’s FUE SFET surpassed his expectations.
This DermHair Clinic patient wanted an FUE hair restoration to correct the thinning hair over his vertex, frontal scalp, and hairline. Knowing he would keep his hair in a short buzz cut, he only wanted to add moderate density.
Dr. Umar grafted 3,000 follicular units from the patient’s head and nape in order to complete the restoration. He successfully covered a large recipient area using a low number of grafts. Nape hairs were mostly used to bring the hairline forward and add a soft, natural-looking density. This patient is better able to keep his hair short following FUE hair transplant, which avoids the linear scar. Because he keeps his hair short, he is able to get a fuller look with even less graft usage. With a short hair cut, even less densely packed hair transplant contributes to a shadow effect that gives the illusion of fullness. This, coupled with a more define hairline, portrays him as someone who cuts his hair short because he can rather than because he wants to conceal evidence of thinning. The video was taken at 10 months post-operation, at which time the patient says he is happy with his results.