Hair Loss

Hair Loss – How Much Is Natural?

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  • Hair Loss in Women| Hair Transplant Procedures

We lose hair all the time through everyday, necessary activities such as washing, combing and brushing our hair. Most people have about 100,000 hair follicles, with different levels of density depending on your background. It is normal to lose hair at a rate of about 100 strands a day. If you notice anything more than that – such as large clumps showing up in your hair brush, or increasing patchiness on your scalp? Time to consult a professional. If a medical professional does confirm you are experiencing significant hair loss, the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure may be able to help […]

Black Women and Alopecia

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  • Hair Styling Caution for Black Women

Alopecia is a form of baldness that can affect all people, but some forms uniquely impact black women. Traction Alopecia is caused by continual pulling of the hair from tight braids, ponytails, and weaves. Over the years, bald spots can form along your hairline and above your ears, and your hairline will steadily recede. If not treated, scarring may result. If you find yourself struggling  to move your forehead or experience headaches while you sleep from tight braids, and scalp soreness, these may be signs that your hair is styled unsafely. Traumatic Alopecia is caused by improper use of products […]

Hair Transplant Success Through Head and Body Hair

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  • Body Hair Transplant Photos|Before & After Images

This patient’s severe baldness was exacerbated by bad transplants and several failed restoration surgeries done elsewhere. The aftermath: Several large widened strip scars that wrapped around his head. Scars in the crown and front from an attempt to suture a wig permanently to his head. Poorly angled large plugs consisting of five- to six-hairs. Severe pitting. Depleted donor supply from his head. He was told by several hair transplant doctors and clinics that he was beyond repair, and would have to wait for hair cloning or hair multiplication. By the time he came to Dr. Umar, he was desperate. Using […]

Crown Restoration With 1500 Follicular Unit Grafts

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  • 1500 FUE Grafts Restores Crown Hair

This patient’s crown hair and hairline was restored with 1,500 grafts transplanted from one part of his head to another through the minimally invasive approach of Follicular Unit Extraction. Among benefits enjoyed after Fixing Hair Loss with FUE Hair Transplant Method, he can now cut his hair as short as he likes because there is little scarring, and he can swim and brave windy conditions without having to worry about exposing a bald crown. These pictures show you the before and one year after the surgery. Curious about ways to restore your bald crown? Contact Dr. Umar for a free […]

Asian Hair Loss: Transplant Success Using Follicular Unit Extraction

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  • FUE Transplant on Asian Patient

Though the technical procedure of Follicular Unit Extraction hair restoration is the same for all, there are some differences between ethnicities only an expert knows to take note of. Generally, Asian people have thicker hair follicles, which can result in the transplanted hairline ending up with a harsh, artificial look. But by using softer hair from the nape of the neck, Dr. Umar is able to consistently create an astonishingly natural look for Asian hair loss. For this patient, 3,000 grafts were transplanted to create the new hairline. It was such a success that the patient has had a hard […]

Severe Baldness and Bad Hair Transplant Repaired by Follicular Unit Extraction and Body Hair Transplant

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  • BHT Hair Transplant Repair For Strip Surgery Patient

This patient’s hair loss became catastrophic after a failed transplant procedure at another clinic that used the outdated “strip harvesting” technique. He was left with a huge scar, pluggy implants and an unnaturally straight hairline. He came to us hoping to have his strip scar hidden, his empty crown filled and his hairline made to resemble that of a celebrity. Dr. Umar used body hair transplant to relocate hair from his beard, leg and nape of neck during the restoration effort. As you can see, the patient was quite pleased with the result of his hair restoration. Have more questions […]

An Interview with Dr. Sanusi Umar

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  • Office of Dr. U| Featured Articles Index

Dr. Sanusi Umar, board certified Dermatologist at DermHair Clinic in Los Angeles, was recently interviewed by Bizymoms.com. In the interview he described the wide range of services offered at the clinic, including the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure. Dr. Umar also explained how body hair transplant are done, how to determine if someone is a good candidate for that procedure, and answered questions about how long the procedures typically take as well as pain management issues. It’s a good interview! Take a look. Curious about your options to fight baldness? Contact Dr. Umar for a free online consultation today.

Is Propecia For Me?

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  • Hair Loss Drugs|Propecia|Finasteride

Propecia is another popular medication some men turn to in search of a solution to male pattern baldness, but as with all things, it’s important to know the full story. While Propecia can slow down hair loss, it cannot cure baldness and is not an effective approach if you are in search of a permanent solution. The best way to restore hair loss is through Follicular Unit Extraction, a minimally invasive method that brings your head back to life through precise transplantation of hair from a part of your body to the balding areas of your head. If you undergo […]

Be Proactive About Your Follicle Unit Extraction

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  • Beard & Head Hair grafts| Patient Before & After Surgery

Be Proactive About Your Follicle Unit Extraction As the benefits for Follicle Unit Extraction is increasing, more and more people are beginning to resort to the Body Hair Transplantation to cure their hair loss. As patients research, they find that Body Hair Transplantation is linear scar-free and scalpel-free. Apart from graft placement, no technicians should be performing the fue hair transplant except for the dermatologist; there are not stitches after the hair restoration; and there is no use of mass production graft-damaging machines. In addition, your body and head hairs are used to treat the needed hair loss area and […]

Los Angeles Hair Restoration: Slow Down Hair Loss with Vitamins and a Healthy Lifestyle

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  • hair loss nutrition

At any given time 10-15% of the hair in our head is in what is called a “resting phase” and after 2-3 months resting, hair falls out and new hair grows in its place. Some people, however, experience more hair loss than is normal. Many people with thinning hair wonder if taking vitamins will stop or slow down hair loss. Poor diets, combined with too much stress, can certainly affect how well your hair grows. Hair loss can occur when the diet is inadequate in the B vitamins – especially B6, biotin, inositol and folic acid; and the minerals magnesium, […]