Follicular Unit Extraction – FUE

F.U.E Hair Transplant Procedures For African American Patients

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  • Follicular Unit Extraction for Black Male Patient

Techniques in Follicular Unit Extraction can be specialized for specific groups like African Americans. There are physiological distinctions that pertain not only to the hair shaft, but also the hair follicle  itself and its relationship with surrounding tissue. To create the best results, the hair doctor must be able to work effectively within the construct of these characteristics during the actual procedure. Prior to performing an F.U.E. transplant on African American patients, the doctor must determine the transection rates in potential candidates. This is done through a preliminary F.U.E. test procedure to help decide whether or not the patient can […]

Surgical Solutions For Ethnic Hair Loss

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  • FUE hairline results for Asian Patient

While hair loss happens across different ethnic groups, transplant procedures need to be very specialized to accommodate specific characteristics such as the nature of surrounding tissue, hair follicles, hair shafts and growth patterns. The two ethnicities that require this level of discernment includes Asians and individuals of African descent. Surgical Hair Loss Interventions for Ethnic Groups Strip hair transplant methods have been the traditional form of surgical intervention since about the early 2000s. It involves removing a horizontal strip of hair bearing skin from the back of the head. This strip is then cut into individual grafts to be transplanted […]

The Evolution of Surgical Hair Replacement Techniques

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  • FUE Surgery | Head Hair Only

The best way to achieve hair replacement is undoubtedly through surgery. While this is a more costly option, the results are permanent. And depending on the skill and technique used, the outcome more or less approximates a natural state of having a full head of hair. Surgical techniques for hair transplantation  can be grouped as older techniques versus more modern techniques, such as F.U.E. Older Surgical Hair Replacement Methods Punch grafting is a hair replacement  technique which emerged around 1955. It uses a specialized instrument to punch out cylindrical shaped grafts of skin, “plugs” from the donor area. This not […]

FUE Hair Transplant: Will Nape Hair Survive Long-term?

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  • Nape Hair For the Final Detail of Hairline Restoration

For the past several years, the trusted donor source for hair transplant has been confined to a linear strip at the mid-rear scalp. This donor area falls within the safe donor area (SDA), also known as the “safe zone.” When follicular unit extraction (FUE) came along, things started to change. Surgeons could use this advanced micro-surgical technique to harvest the donor hair in individual follicular units rather than excising a whole strip of flesh. As FUE has proven its value and continued to develop, it is has become the norm for surgeons to select specific hair (from anywhere on the […]

Follicular Unit Extraction: A Multi-Faceted Method

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  • Hair Restoration Graft Count

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a method of hair transplantation that was first invented in the 1980’s and blossomed into global use in the 1990’s. With this sophisticated technique, surgeons harvest hair by grafting follicular units one by one from the donor pool. This means: A minimally invasive surgery Donor hair is not confined to the mid-back portion of the head No staples, stitches, or sutures of any kind No more linear scarring (as with strip harvesting) A quicker healing time than other methods FUE Branches Out With the advent of follicular unit extraction, another major advantage followed suit: the […]

What Is Follicular Unit Extraction?

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  • Satisfied Follicular Unit Extraction Patient

The Origin Of Follicular Unit Extraction In the early 1900s hair loss became a prominent enough problem for someone to develop a technology to combat the condition. The dawn of hair restoration developed in Japan during this time, and has continued to evolve ever since. We have seen scalp reduction, flap surgery, and in the 1950s we saw the first of hair transplantation with punch grafting. Hair transplantation itself has come a long way; from the punch graft, to strip surgery, and now, to follicular unit extraction (FUE). The follicular unit extraction technique first came about in the 1980s, also […]

Dr. Umar Discusses Hair Restoration with American Health & Beauty

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  • Unwanted Strip Scar| Hair Transplant Repair Surgery| Patient Photos| Before and After

As part of their article exploring hair transplant technologies, American Health & Beauty conducted a short video interview with Dr. Umar discussing the basics of hair restoration through Follicular Unit Extraction. Enjoy!

Follicular Unit Extraction v. Strip Harvesting: The Winner Is….

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“Strip harvesting” usually requires cutting strips of flesh from the back and side of the head, resulting in a linear scar that can widen overtime, and forcing you to continually find ways to hide it. The older method also limits the donor supply to 5,000-7,000 hair follicles, a huge waste. Scarring is a huge issue with the strip approach, but not with FUE and the advanced uGraft method taken by Dr. Umar. Follicular Unit Extraction is a minimally invasive procedure that leaves no linear scarring, as can be seen in this video featuring a patient who was so desperate to […]

Eyebrow Restoration – How Does It Work?

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  • Fuller, Thicker Eyebrows Through Transplant Surgery

Eyebrow restoration used to be limited to helping burn victims, but time and advances in technology has seen it evolve into a cosmetic option popular with both men and women looking to reshape and rejuvenate their eyebrows. Your eyebrow hairs grow from the follicle at a sharp angle, so unlike the hairs on your head, your eyebrow hair is growing flat against the surface of your skin. The growth cycle of your eyebrow hair is also far shorter than that of the hairs of your scalp – about four months, as compared to three to seven years. Unlike your scalp […]

Strip Surgery Scarring – Can It Be Fixed?

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  • Incredible Results Through Follicular Unit Extraction

Strip surgery is one of the most ineffective ways to restore hair loss. It involves strip mining hair from the sides and the back of the head for transplant to the problem area, but it leaves scarring and lasting pain in its wake. Too, it often leaves you in need of more surgery when the strip method fails to provide a satisfactory solution to your hair loss. The patient featured in this video came to Dr. Umar after two different clinics left him with painful strip scars along the side and back of his head. Using the Single Follicle Extraction […]