Hair Transplantation

The Effects of Propecia and the FUE Hair Transplant

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  • Hair Loss Drugs|Propecia|Finasteride

Propecia (finasteride) is a medication that is used to help prevent male pattern baldness or hair loss (androgenic alopecia) that affects the vertex and the mid-scalp area of the head. Male pattern hair loss is a widespread condition that affects the head hair by causing the hair to thin and eventually leave a bald spot. Male pattern hair loss typically induces the problem of a receding hairline also which then leads to more balding to the top of the head. Without hair restoration methods like Propecia, hair loss is eminent as it is a progressive occurrence. Finasteride  works to prevent further hair loss by hindering the […]

The Experience and Testimonial of a BHT Hair Transplant Patient

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This patient had three hair transplant surgeries using the strip method at a (in the patient’s words) “well known clinic in Beverly Hills starting in 2000″ prior to seeing Dr. Umar. At that time he was told that a single strip surgery would give him the results of full coverage of hair, and the scar would not even be detectable by a hairstylist. However, after the grafts from his initial surgery grew in, it was apparent that he would need more procedures in order to get decent density since the promise of strip surgery was false. His desire to also […]

Follicular Unit Extraction: Aesthetic Value of A Hair Transplant Using Head and Body Donor Hair

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The patient presented in this photo has a history of prior Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Body Hair Transplantation (BHT) hair restoration procedures performed upon him at another facility. These previous surgeries of his focused mainly on restoring his hairline, frontal scalp and crown. However, the patient was not happy with the esthetic results of the outcome. Therefore, though intensive research and hearing recommendations, the patient decided that Dr. Umar was the best choice of hair surgeon to perform the repair of his past hair transplants. He wanted his hairline softened and the shape and direction streamlined to his taste. […]

Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation- Scalpel Free, Linear Scar Free

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  • Restoring the Hairline

The most common type of hair graft used in hair transplantation today is known as a “follicular unit.” The follicular unit is the most popular graft used because of its natural appearance in recreating normal hair growth appearance in “follicular units.” Hairs on your scalp naturally grow groups of 1 to 3 hairs in a single unit, and these follicular units are intact when they get transplanted to a recipient area. Thus since this type of graft leaves hair in their natural state of 1 to 3 hairs, the transplant will look more natural and undetectable. The follicular unit hair […]

Repair by FUE – SFET Using Head, Nape and Beard Hair

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The patient shown in this photo had undergone strip surgeries at another clinic years prior to seeing Dr. Umar in Los Angeles. The outcomes of the strip surgeries created problems for the patient with the most severe ridging, a hairline packed densely with large plugs, and strip scars. The patient hid his disfiguring hairline by shaving the plugs and combing the hair of the frontal scalp forward. He was left with his original hair loss problem unsolved and ended up with the state of his baldness even worse than before he had his strip surgery transplant. Fortunately, he found Dr. […]

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 […]

FUE Hair Restoration: Hair Loss at a Young Age

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  • New and Improved Hairline | FUE Restoration

Hair loss is a gradual process that takes most people a while to accept. There is always a period of denial stage, where the victim hopes for the reversal of hair loss and for the miraculous regrowth of their hair. If hair loss is a prevalent issue within your family, then losing hair will be inevitable for you as well. Therefore, as with any condition, the sooner hair restoration treatment is initiated, then the better the outcome in the future. However, it is important to discuss your hair loss situation with a specialized hair surgeon first before undergoing a transplant, […]