Hair Transplantation

Hair Graft Advantages with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

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  • Hair Restoration Videos| Patient Results

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant method that involves donor harvesting where the doctor uses a small punch, .8mm to 1 mm in width, to individually extract each follicular unit from the donor area and transplant them to balding areas of the head. FUE was developed as a response to avoid scarring in the donor area that typically is always a result with strip surgery. Therefore, with the advent of Follicular Unit Extraction, the extraction of individual grafts with a small micro punch leads to the avoidance of a linear scar on the back of the head. FUE […]

Hair Loss Can Affect Children

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  • Hair Loss | Children

Hair loss for children is a more prevalent occurrence than many would have thought it to be. Currently children’s hair loss is the reason fora approximately 3% of all pediatric office visits in the United States, and nearly 2 million children suffer from at least one form of hair loss or another. The good news is that at least 60% of children with the alopecia condition will outgrow the condition without the need for long term or serious treatment. Cicatrical Alopecia is a form of hair loss that is marked by the scarring of the scalp where the hair follicle […]

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 […]

The Problems with Receiving Hair Transplant At Early Age

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  • Hair Restoration Videos| Patient Results

Hair Loss at an Early Age The occurrence and beginning of hair loss for men usually occurs at an older age. However, it happens in younger men, too, even for those who are under 21 years old. Because hair loss is generally unexpected before age 21, it can be shocking for someone that young to discover that he is losing his hair. The first sign of hair loss is likely to be the thinning of the temporal area of the frontal hairline, and this can result in the appearance of a high forehead. Hair loss before age 21 can be […]

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 […]

Natural Hairline with No Linear Scarring

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  • Norwood 2 Hair Loss | FUE Hairline Restoration Results

The patient presented in this video had level 3 hair loss including hairline recession. He came to Dr. Umar in Los Angeles looking for a conservative hair restoration, a natural looking soft hairline, and no linear scarring. Dr. Umar used 1450 grafts derived from the patient’s nape and head to achieve these goals. After 8 months, it can be seen from the video that the hairline is already very soft and natural. The patient states that no one can detect that he has had a hair transplant, and he would have to tell others on order for them to know. […]

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 […]

The Vicious Cycle of Post Strip Surgery Corrected by FUE – SFET

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  • Strip Scar Repair| More Donor Hair Grafts| Body Hair Transplant

Traditional hair transplants tend to create an illusion of coverage. An illusion of coverage can only be achieved if the hair is kept long, and therefore full hair restoration has yet to be achieved. Cutting the hair on the sides and back reduces the contrast in density between the back-sides and the thinning top. With shorter haircuts, the need for more grafts on the top of the head is minimized. In contrast, keeping a long and dense hair on the side and back maximizes the appearance of baldness on the top and the patient is thus forced to require even […]

Leg Hair Restoration – First Documented Success

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Here you can see the results of the first documented successful case of using transplanted body hair to restore the hair of this patient’s legs. The patient had lost hair on his shins due to a previous trauma, had had undergone failed restoration attempts at another clinic before turning to Dr. Umar for help. Using Follicular Unit Extraction, Dr. Umar transplanted 600 grafts from the patient’s chest to the balding areas of his shins. The patient was pleased to have his balding areas finally hidden, and relieved that his new look meant he no longer had to worry about people […]

Los Angeles Hair Restoration: Follicular Unit Extraction- Solution for Shortage of Donor Hair Supply

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  • Best Hair Transplant in the World|Patient Education

      This video shows the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplantation procedure performed by Dr. Umar, a leading body hair transplant and FUE surgeon in his Redondo Beach hair clinic in Los Angeles, CA. Sometime patients cannot afford large numbers of grafts or repeated hair transplantation surgeries in order to restore their hair loss or to repair a hair transplant that had poor results. It may also be that the patient lacked an abundant amount of donor hair supply due to its depletion from previous hair surgeries. However, a low number of follicles can still be used to […]