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How Dr. Umar Uses Body Hair to Perform Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

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  • Hair Restoration Graft Count

Dr. Umar, whom experienced a failed hair transplant when he was young himself, understood the need for a hair transplant procedure that was both minimally invasive and ideal for men and women with different types of circumstances.  Follicular Unit Extraction – FUE  is a hair transplant method that involves small punches, .8mm to 1 mm in width, to individually extract each follicular unit from the donor hair area and transplant them to balding hair loss areas of the head, including the scalp, hairline, and crown. FUE was developed as a response to avoid linear scarring in the donor area that typically is […]

Strip Surgery Repaired Using Body Hair Transplants

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his patient came to Dr. Umar after having 1,800 grafts transplanted at another clinic using the outdated strip harvesting method, which left his head bald, scarred, and without enough donor hair left on his head for use. To solve the problem, Dr. Umar used the Follicular Unit Extraction technique to transplant hairs from elsewhere on the patient’s body. In all, 10,000 hairs from his beard, chest and stomach were moved to the damage area, and only about 2,000 hairs moved from his head for the restoration. The patient knows there’s more to come, but already he’s very happy with the […]

Hair Loss: Why it happens to us and Why we lose our hair

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  • Facts About Hair Loss|Genetic Pattern Baldness| Androgenic Alopecia

The reason for hair loss resides in the genetic predisposition of the hair follicle itself, rather than that of the scalp. Therefore, transplanted hairs will continue growing because the hair follicle keeps its original genetic coding, and thus these are the follicles that are not affected by Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the hormone that causes male-patterned baldness. In addition, despite being moved into a formerly bald area, it still maintains its donor hair characteristics, which is to not fall out and keep regrowing hair. When DHT resistant hair from the back of the scalp is transplanted to the top, it […]

Follicular Unit Extraction: Natural Hair Restoration, Linear Scar Free FUE

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  • Patient Before and After Advanced FUE

Follicular Unit Extraction is becoming a popular method for hair restoration. If you are experiencing hair loss, during your inquiries via the Internet or library, you have surely come across the term Follicular Unit Extraction or “FUE.” Thus, many people want to know what FUE truly is, and how it works. FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. Follicular unit extraction is a specific technique used in hair transplant surgeries because of the natural looking result and accelerated post-operation healing. Before the invention of FUE, hair transplant procedures required the doctor to remove a strip of flesh from the back and […]

Child Hair Loss – Is It Real?

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  • Hair Loss Conditions | Children

Hair loss for children is a more common than you think. An estimated 3 percent of all pediatric office visits in the United States involve a parent’s concern over a child’s hair loss, and nearly 2 million children suffer from some form hair loss. Children can be affected by different forms of Alopecia , and in many cases at least 60% of children with the condition will outgrow it without the need for long term or serious treatment. However, for children suffering from Cicatrical Alopecia, a form of hair loss marked by the scarring of the scalp when the hair […]

Gray Hair – Can It Be Reversed?

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  • Body Hair Transplant Results|Final Hairline and Temples

Believe it or not, yes! Take a look at the pictures below for proof of graying hair being reversed by transplanting hair from elsewhere on the body with Follicular Unit Extraction. For one patient, Dr. Umar first transplanted 3,000 grafts of gray and dark body hair to the balding areas on the crown of the patient’s scalp. Over the next seven months, he noticed that the transplanted hair was turning darker. For the next step, Dr. Umar transplanted only gray hairs from the patient’s chest to his head, a total of 1,354 of them. At 20 months, he noticed that […]

Los Angeles Hair Restoration: Reversal of Graying Hair After Transplantation

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For the first time in history, a surgery which caused the reversal of graying following transplantation of gray chest hair to the head was performed by Dr. Umar in Los Angeles. Dr. Umar transplanted 3,000 gray and dark body hair to the patient’s head and observed darkening of the transplanted area at 7 months. Next Dr. Umar selected only gray hair from a defined area of the chest and transplanted 1354 of these to the bald crown. At 20 months Dr. Umar observed predominantly dark hair growth in transplanted area of the crown. Changing the milieu of follicles by hair […]

FUE Hair Transplant With Beard Hair Grafts

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  • Hair Transplant Education| Hair Loss Questions and Answers

Harvesting hair from the head donor area and harvesting from the beard have differences that should be considered, specifically the quality and texture of the hair. Beard hair FUE is a scalpel free procedure and leaves minimal scarring, unlike traditional hair transplant procedures. Patients who wish to use beard hair must consult a board certified physician such as Dr. Umar from Finetouch Dermatology to assess their hair texture and declare them a viable candidate.  FUE performed with beard hair is also different from the process of extracting hair from the scalp. Candidates who qualify for a beard hair transplant can […]

Androgenetic Alopecia – Genetic Balding and the Effects of DHT

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  • Male Pattern Baldness | Norwood 7

Androgenetic Alopecia is commonly referred to as genetic balding, and it is the main cause of male and female hair loss. Therefore your fate with regards to balding has been predetermined before you were even born, and the follicles have been genetically programmed to know when, where, and how much baldness you will experience in your lifetime. However, this genetically planned future for your hair can be altered or compensated for with modern hair loss treatments, such as a hair transplants and medications. There are nowadays, genetic test kits for androgenic alopecia. Baldness is largely due to the interaction of […]

New Methods of Head Hair Only Hair Restoration

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  • FUE Surgery | Head Hair Only

Traditional head hair transplant methods involve the removal of strips of flesh from the back and sides of the head, which unfortunately results in linear scars that wrap around the back of the head from ear to ear. 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 […]