Hair Restoration and Disease: What is Trichotillomania?

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  • Hair Loss from Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a psychological illness that compels sufferers to pull their hair out or twist the hair until it breaks off. This results in diffuse or spotted hair loss amid the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes most commonly; however, the afflicted can pull hair from anywhere on the body. The noticeable loss of hair often creates a need for hair restoration following successful therapy treatment. Since trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder, the sufferer cannot resist the urges to pull and/or twist the hair repeatedly, even while knowing the damage it causes. Who Suffers from this Hair Loss Disease? In child-age […]

Hair Transplant Repair: Getting Rid of a Strip Scar After FUT

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  • Patient With Strip Scarring

Hair Transplant Repair: Getting Rid of a Strip Scar After FUT Not all surgical hair restoration techniques were created equal. Different methods have varying benefits and disadvantages. One of the major, well-known disadvantages of the popular technique, follicular unit transplant (FUT) is the strip scar it leaves behind. This method is a common procurer of hair transplant repair because the scar frequently widens over time. Hair restoration surgery patients find, to their horror, that a wound closure touted as “pencil thin” and that even started out as such, has grown to a much larger size. Having long hair doesn’t adequately […]

FUE Hair Transplant: How Long Until…?

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  • FUE-hair-transplant-post-op

After you’ve undergone an FUE hair transplant awaiting the results requires great patience. But it’s not just the outcome you have to wait for. Several other aspects of the surgery have an effect on your life, and you must wait a standard length of time before things go back to normal. Healing, post-op care, survival of the hair grafts, etc all become a concern and spawn the question, “How long until…?” Throughout the process, patients will find themselves repeating those words with frequency. Here is a list of common questions and answers to help alleviate the suspense of your waiting […]

Does One Hair Restoration Surgery Mean I’ll Need a Repair Hair Transplant?

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  • Patient Before and After Advanced FUE

Undergoing hair restoration surgery can be a scary thing, considering the emotional and financial investment that goes with the territory. It’s a turbulent time, with many decisions to be made in order to ensure the optimal outcome. But even in the event of the best possible result, many are still concerned with what this procedure means long-term. Is one FUE or FUT operation a lifelong commitment to adding more grafts over time in order to keep up appearances? Does one surgery guarantee a future repair hair transplant? This is no black and white area. The answer depends on several factors. […]

Why Your Hair Grafts are “Weird” After Hair Transplant

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  • Repair of Weird Growth After Patient's First Hair Transplant

Many cosmetic surgeries provide somewhat instant gratification as to the results of the procedure. After a couple weeks of healing, breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, etc display an immediate improvement or change in the recipient’s appearance. With some other types of surgery, the gratification comes a little later and requires patience. Hair transplant is one of those procedures that are worth the wait. A new, full head of hair or advanced hairline will not spring up instantly. In fact, you won’t even see new growth for about four months post-surgery, and the optimal outcome won’t arrive for about 18 […]

Hair Restoration May Be Possible With the Right Diet

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  • Hair Loss | Hair Follicle Health

Is my hair falling out because of what I eat? Of the millions of American men and women battling hair loss, many will encounter this question in the pursuit of hair restoration. Loss of hair can result from severe stress, thyroid dysfunction , traction alopecia, and much more—to include poor diet. While genetic balding (pattern baldness) is the leading international cause of hair loss, malnourishment is a source of thinning hair particularly prevalent in the United States. Our diets tend to consist largely of high-fat, high-protein foods that are bad for hair health. Furthermore, we skimp on important fruits and […]

KCAL 9 News Talks Hair Loss and Restoration with Dr. Umar

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  • Dr. Umar Explains Ways to Prevent Hair Loss on KCAL9

Dr. Sanusi Umar, a Los Angeles dermatologist and expert in hair restoration joined news team Sandra Mitchell and Dave Gonzalez on a KCAL 9 afternoon segment. He was there to impart his knowledge of what triggers hair loss and the best treatments to reverse thinning. Dr. Umar started by stating that his own experience with baldness was what prompted his calling to hair restoration. Hair loss tends to have a severe emotional affect on the sufferers, and he wanted to help people. Different degrees of hair loss afflict millions of both men and women, Causes can range from hair breakage […]

KCAL 9 News Hosts Dr. Sanusi Umar for a Conversation About Hair Loss

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  • FUE Surgery | Head Hair Only

“I can’t help noticing you’re a hair restoration expert—but you’re bald,” said Sandra Mitchell, a KCAL 9 News anchor. She and her co-host Dave Gonzalez welcomed highly regarded hair restoration expert and dermatologist Dr. Sanusi Umar as a guest on their segment. “That’s what got me interested in the field,” Umar replied, “but I cannot perform [hair transplant] on myself.” Thus, he became motivated to help other people who battle pattern baldness and other causes of hair loss. Losing hair is a prevalent source of emotional, social, and professional tumult. It is normal for this cosmetic adversity to lead to […]

Dr. Umar’s Use of Leg Hair for Hairline Refinement Featured in Dermatology Times

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  • Restoring the Hairline

The majority of men struggling with male pattern baldness take note of hair loss occurring at the hairline and temple points first. Indeed, crown thinning will shortly follow, but hairline recession arguably remains the worst of it all. Suffice it to say, the hairline is the frame of the face—the first thing people gaze upon when looking at you. Hair transplantation, particularly hairline refinement, is available to help. The Dermatology Times features the distinctive practices of widely respected hair transplant expert, Dr. Sanusi Umar. Using his developments in follicular unit extraction (FUE), he can construct a gradual, natural-looking hairline with […]

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN) Scar Revision Post-Surgery

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  • Patient before and after his AKN removal

Acne keloidalis nuchae, also known as AKN, afflicted this patient for several years. As with others, it had begun as small bumps on the back of his head near the nape of the neck. But it grew to the massive puss-filled plaques that the condition is known for. These large pustules caused permanent damage to his scalp tissue, resulting in scarring and hair loss. “I didn’t want anyone to stand behind me,” the patient said of his AKN. He was embarrassed by it, and knew it was time to find treatment. After a series of steroid injections to the area […]